(17/10/19 This years "Public Liability Insurance Certificate" is now available to download.
(15/10/19) Congratulations to Rob Watson, David Coghlin, Andrew Coghlin and Anthony Poole,
for winning the fours tournament.
(11/10/19) The draw for the fours tournament is now available to download. Sharyn will not be supplying refreshments at the fours tournament, so players need to bring their own food etc.
(9/10/19) If anybody would like to be considered as a county selector, please ask your club rep to put forward you name for consideration in the November meeting.
(8/10/19) Will all teams taking part in the fours competition please be at Cefn Hengoed leisure centre by 9am on Sunday.
Steve is hoping to do the draw at Cefn Hengoed's club venue on Thursday 10th October at approximately 7.30pm.If anyone wishes to attend they're welcome.
(26/9/19) Year book updated (Cefn Hengoed Details)
(18/9/19) This years "Year Book" is now available to download.
(12/9/19) This months minutes and tournament entry forms are now available to download.
Next meeting will be held at Gendros Comunity Centre on Wednesday 13th November at 7pm.
Fours tournament - Sunday 13th October.
If anyone is interested please forward names (teams) to Stephen Williams by the 6th October.
Singles tournament - Sunday 3rd November.
Pairs tournament - Sunday 8th December.
Triples tournament - Sunday 2nd February.
(1/9/19) The dates for this years tournaments are :- October 13th (small hall), November 3rd (large hall), December 8th (large hall), and February 2nd (small hall).
(18/8/19) The minutes for the August meeting are now available to download.
Next meeting will be on 11th September 7pm, at Gengros community centre.
(15/8/19) This years fixtures are now available to download.
(11/8/19) Will all club please download and return this years membership form
(4/8/20) The next meeting will be at Gendros Community Centre on Wednesday 14th August at 7pm. Pease will all club do their best ta attend.
(30/7/19) To download this Years welsh calender Click Here
(30/6/19) If any members are interested in entering an open fours tournament. Click Here For Details
(2/6/19) If any members are interested in entering a pairs tournament. Click Here For Details
(15/4/19) The minutes for this years AGM and April meetings are now available to download.
(29/3/19) Presentation will be held in the upstairs room of Morriston Working Mens Club on Friday 17th of May, Bar opens at 6.30pm. Presentations to commence at 7.15pm. The buffet following the presentation will consist of, Chicken drumsticks, variety of sandwiches, pizza,savouries and salad followed by a selection of cakes The cost of the evening including a D.J is £12.00 per person. Can I please ask all members to donate a raffle prize for the evening. The evening finishes at Midnight Can I also ask everyone to pay their club reps as soon as possible so that they can bring the money to the A.G.M as I don't want to take money on the actual evening.
Thank you all and I look forward to seeing you there.
(27/3/19) As announced in the recent meeting, Tom Davies from Gendros Short Mat Bowls Club recently passed away. The funeral is to be held at the new section of Morriston cemetry on Friday 29th March at 11:15am.
(17/3/19) Proposals for the AGM have been received, please CLICK HERE
(14/3/2019) March minutes now available to download. Next meeting will be the AGM on Thursday 11th April 2019 at 7pm, at Gendros Community Centre.
(4/3/19) Congratulations to Stephen Williams & Andrew Coghlin who won the Welsh national pairs in Llandrindod wells. They will now go on to represent Wales in Aberdeen in November in the British Isles championships.
(22/2/19) February minutes added to the downloads. Next meeting will be Wednesday 13th March at Gendros community centre, at 7pm.
The AGM will be held on Thursday 11th April 2019. All proposals will need to be with the secretary by the 14th March.
(31/1/19) Triples draw is now available to download.
Membership list updated. November EGM minutes added.
(27/01/19) Sharyn will be providing the usual catering service at the triples tournament, on Sunday 3rd February. So there will be no need to bring your own food.
(14/1/19) The date for the next meeting has been changed to Wednesday February 20th at 7:00pm.
Any members interested in taking part in the Pembrokeshire Open Triples Tournament. click here
(10/1/2019) January minutes added to the downloads. Next meeting will be at Gendros Community Centre on Wednesday 13th February at 7:00pm.
(27/12/18) The entry form for the triples tournament is now available to download.
(8/12/18) Dave Rees from Morriston Short Mat Bowls Club has recently passed away. He has played short mat bowls for many years, and has been a valued player for Morriston in recent years. See the local press for funeral arrangements.
The next SSMBA meting will be at Gendros comunity centre on Wednesday January 9th at 7pm.
(6/12/18) Pairs draw added to downloads.
(21/11/2018) Singles Draw added to the downloads.
(8/11/2018) The enty form for the forthcoming pairs tournament is now available to download.
(7/11/2018) I any clubs have players interested in participating in a county trial, please send player details (Name, playing position and contact details) To Tom Harris 81 Tyn y Cae Road SA7 9UN by the 24th of November.
(31/10/18) On Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th November 2018, there will be five players from Swansea short mat bowls association representing Wales at the British Isle championships, which are being held at Carmarthen Indoor Bowls stadium.
Rob Evans (Gendros) who will be playing with Liz Jones and Nick Evans (ex Llansamlet) in the Triples.
Also four players from Cefn Hengoed will be playing in the A series, they are
Andrew Evans, Allan Slattery, Tom Harris and Osian Elias.
Spectators are welcome,
And on behalf of the Swansea league we would like to wish the players from Swansea All the best in the British isle championships , and good luck to the Welsh team.
(30/10/18) This years insurance certificate is now available to download.
There will be no refreshments available in the bowls hall at the singles tournament. However service will be resumed in the following tournaments.
(22/10/18) The minutes for the October meeting are now available to download. The next meeting will be an EGM and will take place at Gendros Community Centre on Wednesday 14th November at 7pm.
(19/10/19) Singles entry form added to the downloads page.
(5/19/18) The meeting for arranged for Wednesday 10th October has been moved to the following Wednesday, 17th October at Gendros Community Centre at 7pm.
(29/9/18) I have been contacted by a member of Pembrokeshire Short Mat Bowls Association, they are holding a series of open bowls competitions. The first competition is the Joan Proctor Memorial Shield. This is an Open Pairs competition for Over 60's and is taking place on Saturday 3rd November 2018. If any SSMBA would like to take part CLICK HERE
to download an entry form. The form can be returned by post or e-mail. The entry cost is £10 per pair.
The two other competitions are the Gerry Laugharne Triples on Sunday 3rd February 2019 and the Bill Jenkins Trophy on Sunday 10th March 2019. Entry forms will be available for download at a later date.
(26/9/18) Fours Draw and SSMBA 2018 members list added to the downloads.
(20/9/18) Year Book updated to include the amended constitution.
(15/9/18) The minutes from this months meeting are now available to download.
The date for the next meeting will be Wednesday 10th October
at Gendros Community Centre at 7:30pm, along with an Extra Ordinary General Meeting.
(13/9/18) There was an error in the cost per player on the fours entry form, please download a new form or deduct £1 per player from your payment.
(2/9/18) The dates for this years tournaments have been added to the tournaments page. The application form for the first tournament in on the downloads page.
(31/8/18) August minutes added to downloads.
(28/8/2018) The next management will be held on Wednesday 12th September at Gendros Community Centre, at 7pm.
(1/8/2018) Will all clubs please complete this years SSMBA Membership Form
and return as soon as possible.
(29/7/18) The fixtures for the coming year are now in the downloads.
(28/6/18) Will all clubs please fill in and return the Club Info Sheet
to Andrew, by the August meeting at the latest.
(22/5/18) Hi guys... the food menu & table places have all been given in to the treetops ready for us this Saturday....
A few of you have msgd to say you have raffle prizes so please remember to bring them along.....
Doors open at 7pm and food will be served at 7.30pm prompt......
Look forward to seeing you all for this, our 31st Annual SMBA Presentation Evening
Sharyn Slattery x
(22/4/18) AGM Minutes added to the downloads.
Next meeting will be at Gendros community Centre on Wednesday 8th August 7pm.
Below is the menu for the presentation evening on Sat 26th May.
Will all members that are attending, please select their choices from the options below.
Please contact Sharyn with your choices (email@example.com) 07966636321.
Raffle prizes for the evening would be much appreciated, please contact Sharyn.
Chocolate Fudge Cake
Black Forest Gateau
(18/3/18) March minutes added to the downloads along with proposals for this years AGM, which will take place at Gendros Community Centre on Wed 11th April at 7pm. All SSMBA members are requested to attend and each member will have a vote.
(11/2/18) Feb minutes added to the downloads.
This years presentation Evening is booked for the 26th May 2018 at the Tree Tops Clase. Cost of the evening is £20.00 - for a three course meal. All names TO BE GIVEN AS SOON AS POSSIBLE TO SHARYN OR MIKE. Payment to be collected in full by the March meeting
(25/1/18) Pairs draw added to the downloads.
(10/12/2017) The meeting due to be held on Wednesday 13th December has been canceled. The next meeting will be on Wednesday 10th January 2018.
(1/12/17) Llangenith short mat bowls club chairman Peter Green has passed away this week, he was a valued member of our club and will be missed by all. His funeral will be held at Llangennith church on Friday 8th of December at 12pm.
(26/11/17) Single draw added to the downloads.
(31/10/17) This year county team has now been selected. Please Click Here for more info.
(20/10/17) Fours draw and 2017 SMBA membership list added to downloads.
(19/10/17) Year Book updated (Pengry Road league rep e-mail address.)
(15/10/17) October minutes added to the downloads. Next meeting will be held at Gendros Community Centre on Wednesday 13th December 2017.
(8/10/17) Will all members that have put their names forward for the county, please CLICK HERE
to download county informaion.
(4/10/17) Will all players taking part in the triples tournament, please be at Cefn Hengoed Leisure Centre by 9am. Play will start 9.30am.
(30/9/17) Triples Draw
added to the downloads.
(21/9/17) Filled rolls, crisps, cans of pop & bottles of water will be available to purchase at the triples tournament.... So no need to bring you own.
(17/9/17) September minutes added to downloads.
(11/9/17) There was an error on the fixtures list, showing Brynmill as playing matches on a Thursday. This has now been corrected to a Tuesday. Please download again.
(10/9/17) If anybody is interested in taking part in the Pembrokeshire Short Mat Bowls Association annual open triples competition you can download the application form HERE.
(2/9/17) This years public liability certificate is now available to download.
Casllwchwr contact info updated in the year book.
(25/8/17) Year Book updated. Grendros match time / Brynmill details added.
(20/8/17) This years year book is now available to download. (The constitution is subject to aproval)
(14/8/17) Any player wishing to be considered for a trial to represent SWANSEA COUNTY in the Inter County
Championships please CLICK HERE
to download the form.
(13/8/17) The minutes for the August meeting are now available to download.
Next meeting will be held at Gendros Community Centre on Wednesday 13th September 2017.
(11/8/17) This years membership form is now available from the downloads page, please will all clubs complete and return at your earliest convenience.
It was passed in a previous meeting that our constitution be brought up to date, this has now been completed by Steve and is available HERE
This will need a vote of acceptance in the next meeting to become valid.
(8/6/17) Minutes added to the downloads. Next meeting will be held on Wednesday 9th August at 7:00pm at Gendros Community Centre.
(25/5/17) Llansamlet Short Mat Bowls Club are holding a tournament weekend on the 29th and 30th July Click Here
(30/4/17) I have one copy of all the photo files from the presentation evening for each club that attended. Please contact Andrew. Extra copies will be available for a cost of £5.
(29/4/17) I think all that attended the 30th Anniversary Presentation Evening would agree that it was a very successful evening. The photos are now live CLICK HERE
(5/4/17) The Swansea Short Mat Bowls Association AGM will be held at Gendros Community Centre on Wednesday 12th April at 7pm.
Will all members please make an effort to attend.
(19/3/17) Congratulations to Cefn Hengoed on winning the league.
(12/1/17) The public liability insurance certificate for 2016 / 2017 is now available to download.
(7/1/17) Click Here
to download the pairs draw, to be held at Cefn Hengoed School on Sunday 15th January. Please all arrive at 9am for a 9:30am start.
(20/12/16) Click Here
to download the county draw and rules for the match in January.
I have noticed an error on the pairs application form, the tournament will be on Sunday 15th not Saturday 15th.
(15/12/16) Click Here
for this this years county squad. We will be meeting at Gendros on Saturday 14th Jan, and leaving for Carmarthen at 8.15am.
(4/12/16) Congratulations to Robert Evans (Gendros)
for winning the singles competition, and also to Steve Willimas
who finnished as runner up.
Just a quick reminder that deposits (or full payment) for the Presentation/30th Anniversary Dinner/evening will be due in December's League Meeting at
The cost is £20 per head - £5.00 deposit is required, so David Gibbs and myself can book the appropriate room in January.
We are hoping the evening is going to be bigger & better than before as it is our 30th Anniversary but, this can only be achieved if our members attend.
It is being held at "The Treetops" Pengwern Rd, Clase, Morriston, Swansea SA6 7LW.
£20.00 is for a "Three Course Meal", Raffles, Live entertainment and of course our Annual presentation. When members pay, can I please have names of
whom is attending....The evening is open to everyone.
We aim to start at 7pm till late and dress code is Smart Dress
Men to wear trousers, shirt, ties etc and Ladies smart dresses please. NO JEANS OR TRAINERS.
If have any dietary needs can you please inform
myself or David in the Dec meeting when you pay your deposit or full payment.
Any further information you require please do not hesitate to contact myself.
Yours In Sport
Cefn Hengoed SMBC
to download the singles tournament draw.
(24/11/16) Swansea short mat bowls anniversary key rings
for sale Silver or black £2 each. Contact Allan
Allan Will have key rings with him in league games, Tournaments and in league meeting in December.
(14/11/16) Please Click Here
for the fours tournament draw. Don't forget the tournament will be held at Cefn Hengoed School.
(9/11/16) All tournaments will be held at Cefn Hengoed School.
(19/10/16) Upper Killay contact details updated in the year book.
(16/10/16) Congratulations to Anthony Poole, Robert Watson and David Coghlin
for winning the triples tournament today, and also the runners-up Mike Russell, Robert Evans and Andrew Evans
Also please Click Here
for a list of players who have put their names forward for county selection this year. The first round draw is between Swansea, West Glam, Pembrokeshire and Carmarthen.
(10/10/16) For all the Swansea bowler taking part in the triples tournament next Sunday, there will be food items available for sale as reasonable prices. So no need to bring your own.
(9/10/16) Click Here
to download the draw for the Triples Tournament. 9:30 am Start.
(5/10/16) Will all players that would like to be considered for the county team this year, please Click Here
download application form.
(22/9/16) Swansea Anniversary event on the 2nd Oct 2016. Will players please be at the Swansea Bowls Stadium at 9:30am, to help lay out the equipment, play to start at 10:00am. Click Here
Download Swansea player list.
(21/9/16) Montana Park Short Mat Bowls Club will not be taking part in the SSMBA league this coming season.
(19/9/16) Year Book updated (Pengry Road Fixtures Secretary)
(18/9/16) September minutes added for download.
Year book updated (Morriston match time)
Entries for the Welsh anniversary event has been extended for another week.
Raffle prize donations for the Welsh anniversary event would much appreciated.
(8/9/16) Will all clubs please return your membership forms to Stephen Williams ASAP, if you have not already done so.
Sketty Park Short Mat Bowls Club will not be taking part in the SSMBA league this coming season.
(28/8/16) Fixture list updated (Corrected playing day for Morriston and Upper Killay)
(25/8/16) Year Book for the current season has been uploaded.
If you have downloaded the fixtures, please download again (South Penlan Removed / Date correction for wk 26 )
(15/8/16) An error was made for the return date for the anniversary event, please download again.
(14/8/16) Swansea Short Mat Bowls Association are holding a special event to celebrate 30 years of Swansea Short Mat Bowls. Click Here
for more info.
We are also holding a 30th anniversary presentation event on Friday 28th April 2017. The Event will be held at the Treetops Country Club, we will have a three course meal the cost will be £20 per person. Smart dress only. All are welcome members and guests. We will need numbers and payment in soon. Let all help to make this the best presentation night ever.
August Minutes now available to download.
(1/8/16) Tournament dates added to the tournaments page, application forms are available to download now.
This seasons fixtures available to download.
(28/7/16) There will be a SSMBA meeting at Dyfatty on Wed 10th August. Will all club reps please try to attend.
All SSMBA members that received trophies at the presentation evening that were not engraved please bring them to the meeting, so that the engraving can be done. Thanks.
(18/6/16) Will all clubs please complete the "club information sheet", so that the year book can be updated for the coming year. Please return to Andrew ASAP, by post or email. You can download the form by clicking here
(18/5/16) The minutes for the "Extra AGM" have been added to the downloads page.
(17/5/2016) Will clubs please provide numbers for those attending the presentation evening. The cost will be £9 per person.
(27/4/16) Llansamlet Short Mat Bowls Club are hosting a tournament weekend, click here
to download an entry form.
(19/4/16) Important information for all Swansea bowlers.
The minutes for the AGM have been added to the downloads. Included is a letter from our Chairman. Please make sure that all SSMBA members receive a copy.
(7/4/16) The confirmed night of the presentation event is Friday 3rd of June. The ticket price will be either £8 or £9 pounds, this will be confirmed at the April Management Committee Meeting. Will all club reps please provide the number of tickets required ASAP.
(24/3/2016) Congratulations to the five members of Swansea Short Mat Bowls Association who played in the welsh team, in the world championships.
Stephen Williams finished 2nd in his group, to qualify to the semi final stage. He lost his semi final game but went on to win 3rd place in the singles event.
Rob Evans came 3rd in his group and missed out on qualifying for a semi final spot by 1 point.
Tom Harris, Andrew Coghlin and Allan Slattery won their group to qualify for the semi final stage, and then played the other Welsh team in the semi final
they beat them by one shot to qualify for the world triples final, where they played Ireland.
Unfortunately Ireland were too strong for the Welsh triples, winning 15 shots to 9 and they had finished with the runners up spot.
Photo's can be viewed here.
(21/3/2016) March minutets added to the downloads.
If anybody is selling, or knows of anyone selling two tickets for the Euro 2016 game between
Wales v Slovakia on June 11th please contact (Allan Slattery)
(22/2/16) Due to Topic House leaving the league, all Topic House results have been removed and league tables updated.
(21/2/16) County semi final result
We lost to Pembroke by 19 points to 13 points with a minus 14 shot difference
We lost to west glam by 18 points to 14 points with a plus 16 shot difference
The selectors and team manager would like to thank all the players for their efforts today,
Unfortunately we didn't quite make it to the final this season. On behalf of Swansea County team
we wish Pembroke all the best in the final when they play Carmarthen.
Good luck to both Carmarthen and Pembroke.
Thanks Allan Slattery
County Team Manager
Download score sheet.
(20/2/16) Congratulations to Andrew Evans and Natalie Evans
(cefn Hengoed) for winning the mixed pairs tournament.
Runners-up Andrew Davies and Margaret Davies
(19/2/16) Mixed Pairs draw added to downloads.
(10/2/16) Will the county squad please visit county page
(25/1/16) Congratulations to Anthony Poole and Robert Watson
(Gendros Dragons) on winning the 2015/2016 SSMBA Pairs.
Runners-up Stephen Williams and Andrew Evans (Cefn Hengoed).
Third Place Chris Hillier (llansamlet) and Richard Rhodes (Montana Park).
(23/1/16) January minutes added to the downloads.
(14/1/16) Pairs Draw added to the downloads.
County score sheet against Montgomery click here.
(12/1/2016) Click here
to see a photo of the team when they heard the result!
(10/1/16) Congratulations to the County team
for their win against Montgomershire in LLandrindod today.
(29/12/15) More Important Information for the county squad
, please visit the County page.
(19/12/15) Important Information for the county squad
, please visit the County page.
(18/12/15) Year book has been updated. (Stephen Williams new tel no. / New chaiman).
Please make sure all entries for the Pairs Tournament are with Steve by the 3rd Jan 2016.
(13/112/15) Congratulation to Jonathan Bale, Andrew Davies, Philip James and Margaret Davies
(Llangennith), for winning the Swansea Short Mat Bowls Association fours tournament.
Runners-up Anthony Poole, Roberts Davies, David Harris and Robert Watson
Third place Robert Evans, Andrew Coghlin, David Coghlin and James Hyatt
Our congratulations also go out the Casllwchwr B
and Casllwchwr A
for their achievements in the tournament today. Well done ladies.
(12/12/15) Billy Hartnoll the Chairman of SSMBA has this week announced his resignation. (click here to download)
Chris Hillier will be filling the vacant post. Thank you Billy for your hard work.
(11/12/15) Fours draw is now available to download.
(9/12/15) County squad announced. See county page.
Former Swansea member David Jones who used to play for Birchgrove, passed away this week. The funeral will be on Wednesday 9th December at 2.30pm at Morriston Crematorium.
(22/11/2015) Congratulations to Stephen Williams on winning the singles competition.
Runner up Robert Davies. Third Andrew Coghlin.
Year Book updated. (topic House Data)
(14/11/2015) Good luck to the "Swansea Welsh Bowlers"
this weekend in Scotland.
(11/11/2015) Singles Draw added to the downloads. Membership list updated.
(8/11/2015) Congratulations to Allan Slattery, Stephen williams and Tom Harris for winning the triples competition.
Runners-up Antony Poole, Bob Watson and David Harris.
(30/10/15) Public liability insurance certificate for the current year added to the downloads.
(15/10/15) Triples draw added to the downloads.
(14/10/15) County page update.
(26/9/15) Upper Killay SMC are having a new Mat and the old one can be purchased for £50 by any club able to take it away. If you are interested please contact Beryl Talbot on 01792 206788.
Membership list updated for the current year.
(16/9/15) September minutes added to the downloads.
Year book updated. (Contact details for Llansamlet and Brynmill)
(9/9/15) County page
updated with info regarding the county trial.
(28/8/15) Tournament entry forms amended please download again.
(27/8/15) Updated the fixtures list to show Cefn Hengoed playing day as Friday.
(23/8/15) The 2015 - 2016 Year Book has been uploaded. However as some clubs have non sent notification of any changes to officers. In these cases the book contains last years information.
August minutes now available to download.
The date of the next meeting is Wednesday 9th September.
(20/08/15) I have corrected errors on the Triples and Fours entry forms. The last return date has been changed. Please download again if you have already done so.
Updated tournaments page with this years dates. Application forms for the tournaments are now available.
I need all updated club information so that the year book for 2015 - 2016 can be completed, please send to Andrew ASAP.
The fixtures for division one have been updated to allow for Waunarwydd leaving the league.
Please will the winners of each division please provide a club photograph to put on the website.
(22/7/15) More sad news for Swansea Short Mat Bowls. I have been informed today that Waunarwydd Short Mat Bowls Club will be rolling up their mats for the last time. Due to a shortage of players they are no longer able to carry on running the club.
I will update the fixtures in time for the start of the new season.
Swansea / Welsh membership form updated for the coming season.
May minutes addes to the downloads.
Penlan social Short Mat Bowls Club are looking for new members, if you you are interested call Jan Thornhill on 01792 578641.
(9/5/2015) Minutes from the extraordinary meeting, now available to download.
(6/5/2015) Many thanks to Andrew Evans (Cefn Hengoed) for taking up the role of treasurer.
(30/4/2015) AGM Minutes added to the downloads.
If anybody requires tickets for the presentation night, or for any further information regarding the presentation night. Please email Jemma.
Fixtures for the 2015 - 2016 season added to the downloads page.
The previous Treasurer (Jemma Davies) is requesting two volunteers to audit the S.S.M.B.A accounts. They can be from any club who are members of S.S.M.B.A. Failure to get any volunteers will result in a charge to S.S.M.B.A for an audit to be completed. Jemma would really appreciate your co-operation, and due to the events at the A.G.M, is hoping for a quick reply to get this completed as soon as possible.
Waunarlwydd Short Mat Bowls Club
are looking for new members to join them for the September 2015 season. If you are interested in joining Waunarlwydd, please contact Ann Davies on 01792 875145.
to Cefn Hengoed for winning the first division, and Casllwchwr for winning the second division.
(7/4/2015) March Minutes added to downloads.
Presentation Night tickets
are now available now, it will be held at the Penlan Social Club on Thursday May 28th at 7pm, the cost is £10 per person. The admission price includes, buffet, raffle and entertainment. Tickets will be available at the AGM or ask your club rep.
Payment must be received before tickets issued.
League Cup table is available for download.
Llansamlet Short Mat Bowls Club are running an open pairs tournament in July click here for more details.
County squad members.
There will be no practice before the final on April 11th 2015.
Coach pick up times 7:30 Penlan, 7:35 Morriston cross, 7:40 Bowens arms.
to all those who came to the horse racing evening. For those who didn't you missed out on a great evening.
Thanks to Jemma and Rob.
Also to the bookmakers Tara, James, Jemma and Natalie.
(21/3/2015) Sad news from Dylan Thomas Short Mat Bowls Club.
If your club needs new members get in touch with Colin, details below.
Sadly the time has come when Dylan Thomas SMBC ceases playing altogether. We have been spending one evening a week playing together with numbers ranging from 6 to 8 occasionally 10 but that arrangement has to stop as funding in the education system prohibits us from practising at the time we have enjoyed previously at Dylan Thomas, as they are faced with cuts in their budget reflecting in their ability to provide us with the facilities we require.
I feel our players are now faced with no opportunity to play other than with another club and I would be grateful if you could announce this so that interested clubs could offer any opportunity with them and accommodate players that wish to continue.
Again, we will undoubtedly have the problem of disposing of equipment that we have. We will ask Dylan Thomas if they are able to store our equipment i,e 2 mats and roller assembly for a limited period until we are able to offer our equipment to interested clubs or unless we are able to find accommodation that would enable us to play together the way we have been this past year which probably is very unlikely.
We have had the odd tentative contact from other clubs proposing our members joining them but I feel it would be more fruitful if it were generally known that we have good players keen to continue playing.
Interested secretaries could contact me either on this email address
or ring me on 01792 515640.
Many thanks and regards
(10/3/2015) February minutes added to downloads.
(9/3/2015) A notice of the SSMBA AGM has been issued by the chairman, it is available to download
(7/3/15) Membership list updated.
(22/2/2014) Congratulations to Robert Evans and Jemma Davies (Waunarwydd) for winning the mixed pairs.
Runners-up Andrew Davies and Margaret Davies (Llangennith)
(20/2/2015) Mixed Pairs draw added to the downloads.
(15/02/2015) Congratulations to Tom Harris, Allan Slattery and Steve Williams
on winning the welsh Triples final.
(7/2/2015) Congratulations to Robert Evans (Waunarlwydd) for finishing runner-up in the Welsh singles final in Llandrindod Wells.
(26/1/15) January minutes added to the downloads. Next Meeting Wed 11th Feb 2015.
(23/1/15) Membership list updated with new members.
(19/1/15) SSMBA County Fundraising Evening.
On Friday 27th March we are holding a county fundraising "Horse Race" event. It will take place a Morriston Working Man's Club starting at 6.45pm. click here to download event info.
(11/1/2015) Congratulations to the SSMBA County Team for beating Montgomery, 20 points to 12 (scoresheet available in the downloads).
The County selectors would like to thank the team for their efforts today after beating a good montgomery side. We are now looking forward to the final, playing pembroke, who beat Carmarthenshire and west Glamorgan, and the winners of Clwyd /Cardigan/Brecon. We would also like to thank the umpires from Brecon who officiated today.
(10/1/15) Bowls Centre booking form added to the downloads page.
(23/12/2014) Agenda for the next WSMBA meeting and letters regarding the performance and selection of the welsh team added to the downloads.
(22/12/2014) Due to SSMBA being unable supply umpires for the county match in January, we have asked Mike and Mark Evans from Carmarthen.
(21/12/2014)The County game has been changed to Sunday 11th January. Pick up arrangements the same place and time but on the Sunday.
We still require two umpires for the match, if anybody is available.
A message for all county squad members.
Will all county players please return their county tops to Allan Slattery after the match on Saturday 10th January.
The shirts need to have our sponsors logo added, so please make an effort to return all shirts on the journey home.
Supporters are welcome
to travel on the coach to Llandindod to support our county team, call Allan
to reserve your seat on the coach. The cost is only £5 Per person for the return journey.
of SSMBA may travel free of charge
if accompanied parent /guardian (reservation required).
We require two umpires, to umpire in this county game
umpires will travel free of charge on the coach and will receive £10 food allowance for the day, please contact Allan
if you are able to attend.
There will be a county squad session for those players who are not playing a scheduled league game on Thursday 8th January at St Thomas, starts 7:00pm to finish approx 9:30pm.
(11/12/1014) December minutes and County squad info added to the downloads.
Next management meeting on Jan 14th 2015.
(6/12/2014) Membership list updated.
Congratulations to Anthony Poole
(Gendros) for winning the singles tournament.
Runner-up Robert Evans (Waunarlwydd).
Plate winner David Coghlin
Runner-up James Hyatt
(29/11/2014) Many thanks to the tournament organisers for their hard work arranging the singles tournament this weekend.
Its a shame that so many registered players did not turn up. Very disappointing for the organisers and other players that were expecting a full days bowling :-(
(15/11/2014) November minutes added to the downloads. Next meeting: Wed 10th December 2014.
(13/11/2014) Singles Tournament Draw Added to the Downloads.
(12/11/2014) It was passed in tonights SSMBA management meeting that a updated league match score sheet be used in all league matches. All player names will now be entered onto the score sheet. As the score sheet will now contain player information, a username and password will be required to download the completed score sheets. If you do not have your user info contact Andrew.
The new score sheet can be downloaded from the download page.
Congratulations to Robert Evans, Steve Williams, Allan Slattery and Andrew Evans.
for winning the fours tournament.
Runners-up David Coghlin, Billy Hartnoll, Andrew Coghlin and Billy Pritchard.
3rd Peter Gordon, Kirsty Hatch, Andrew Jones and Chris Hillier.
Plate Winners Madeleine Devonshire, Mike Russell, Mark Clement and Eleanor Hughes.
Plate Runners-up Kay Davies, Ann Barker, Gerwyn Jones and Peter Green.
(8/11/2014) SSMBA membership list updated.
Swansea have been drawn to play Montgomery in the county competition to be played at Llandridnod wells.
(31/10/14) If you have not entered the fours tournament, and would like to take part. Please contact Billy Hartnoll
as Nathan is unable to participate they are looking for a player to join Billy, Andrew and David.
(23/10/2014) South Penlan contact info added to the year book.
(17/10/2014) Tables - Score Sheets - Results - All updated.
(16/10/2014) October Minutes amended to correct the error notified by the treasurer (section 8 - Treasurers report)
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to download Adobe Reader for free.
(14/10/2014) October minutes added to the downloads.
Next meeting is on Wed 12th November.
For all your bowling needs, visit Absolute Bowls.
(10/10/2014) Tables - Results - All updated.
(9/10/2014) Membership list updated (Llansamlet player added).
Draw for the fours tournament added to the downloads.
(8/10/2014) Added a triples plate winners table here.
Does anybody know who won the triples plate last year?
(7/10/2014) Membership list updated (Sketty Park player added).
(6/10/2014) Congratulations to Tom Harris, Allan Slattery and Stephen Williams
(cefn Hengoed), for winning this years triples tournament.
Runners-up Sharyn Slattery, Billy Hartnoll and Nathan Hartnoll
3rd Clive Thomas, Andrew Coghlin and David Coghlin (Gendros).
All 3 teams qualify for nationals in Llandrindod Wells.
The Plate was won by Brian Morgan (Skip) Peter Gordon (2nd) Amanda Burrows (Lead)
Plate runners-up Andrew Jones (Skip) Mark Sheldon (2nd) Gareth Morgan (Lead)
(4/10/2014) Membership list updated (Llansamlet player added).
Any members taking part in the triples tournament this weekend, please don't forget to order your food for lunch as soon as possible on arrival.
(3/10/2014) Will clubs please check the telephone numbers on the contact page.
If you would like it changed or deleted please let me know.
Year Book Updated (Brynmill contact details).
Tables - Score Sheets - Results - All updated.
(1/10/2014) Tables - Score Sheets - Results - All updated.
(29/9/2014) September minutes added to downloads / Membership list updated.
(26/9/2014) Tables - Score Sheets - Results - All updated.
(24/9/2014) Please remember that all results must be returned to the results secretary within 5 working days, failure to do so will result in 4 points being awarded to each team.
You are able to sent them online from here.
League Tables updated.
(23/9/2014) League cup draw added to downloads.
SSMBA Members list added to downloads.
(22/9/2014) I have been in contact with Wyn Jones, regarding the use of "rubber coated non-chip jacks". He has informed me that until testing of the jacks has taken place, their use in Wales is not permitted.
(21/9/2014) League tables updated.
Division 1 results updated in the downloads.
Match Score Sheets added to the downloads.
(19/9/2014) County trial information added to the downloads.
Info updated on the county website.
(17/9/2014) Public liability insurance certificate added to the downloads.
(11/9/14) Any players wanting to attend a county trial, must contact Allan Slattery
before Wednesday 17th September. Please supply your name and address, club that you are registered to and telephone no.
It was announced in the monthly management meeting last night that Dylan Thomas Bowls Club will not be playing in the league this coming season. The fixtures have been amended and can be download from the download page.
The draw for the triples tournament is now available to download.
Short mat bowls mat Click here for info.
(4/9/14) Updated the "Year Book" (Llansamlet contact details).
(26/8/2014) Updated "Division 2 result / re-arranged matches"
in the downloads. (Match re-arranged)
(25/8/2014) August minutes and League / Welsh membership form added to the downloads.
Next SSMBA meeting is on 10/9/2014 at Dafatty & Greenhill community centre.
*** Triples entry forms must be returned by 6th September. ***
(18/8/14) Swansea association members named to represent Wales.
British Isles Team, Alan Slattery, Stephen Williams.
Welsh A Team, Andrew Evans, Andrew Coghlin, Leighton Voyle, Mike Russell. Reserves Nathan Hartnoll & David Coghlin.
(16/08/2014) WSBA June Minutes added to the downloads.
Updated the year book (new treasurer details).
If you would like to be notified when there is new news from swansea bowls, visit here,
enter your email address, you will then have an email notifying you of changes.
(13/8/2014) At the management meeting this evening it was confirmed that Jemma Davies will be our new treasurer, however she will be standing down as minutes secretary.
This means that we now require a new minutes secretary. Is there anybody that is prepared to give up a couple of hours each month, to fill this vacancy?
Many thanks to to Jemma for taking on the treasurer position.
(9/8/2014) Changed the menu bar to allow for more items. Click on the more button.
Added a page displaying the rules for short mat bowls. It can be found Here.
(1/8/2014) Added some Swansea Short mat Bowls History here.
(24/07/2014) Updated the "Year Book" Contact details for Gendros Dragons updated.
(22/7/2014) Added letter from our Chairman regarding our search for a treasurer. Can be found in the downloads.
(17/7/2014) Added more historical league tables.
(15/07/2014) July minutes added to the downloads.
The County link has now been directed to the Swansea County website.
(14/7/2014) Application form for the triples added to the downloads.
(13/7/2014) Year Book for the coming year added to downloads. Please check your club info is correct.
Your club username and password will be required to download the file.
(12/7/2014) Added a page to send match results directly to the results secretary, the link is located on the league tables page.
Your club username and password will be required to access the page. If you have not requested yours email Andrew
(10/07/2014) A letter from our Chairman has been added to the downloads.
If you have not yet received your username and password, contact Andrew from the contact page.
(10/07/2014) League fixtures document updated to include the clubs playing day. (As requested my Mike Russell)
(9/7/2014) Historical league tables added to the league tables page.
(4/7/14) The vacancy for treasurer is still available, details of the job are in the downloads
(27/6/14) Changes made to the history (links added). Help needed (click here) to fill in the gaps in triples and fours.
If you can help e-mail Andrew from here
Next SSMBA meeting is on 9/7/2014 at Dafatty & Greenhill community centre.
June minutes added to the downloads
Due to concerns over personal info on the website, I have made changes to the downloads.
Click here to find out more.
added to replace the discussions on Flickr. Please have a look and post a message.
22nd June - More items to download.
2014 / 2015 League Fixtures added to the downloads
Dates to add to your diary……..
Sun 5th Oct. Triples Tournament 10 - 6pm
Sun 9th Nov. Fours Tournament 10 - 6pm
Sat 22nd Nov. County Trial 10 - 1pm
Sat 29th Nov. Singles Tournament 10 - 6pm
Sun 30th Nov. Singles Tournament 10 - 6pm
Sun 18th Jan. Pairs Tournament 10 - 6pm
Sun 22nd Feb. Mix-Pairs Tournament 10 - 6pm
More pictures added to the Flickr group, have a look here
Next SSMBA meeting is on 11/6/2014 at Dafatty & Greenhill community centre.
May minutes added to the downloads
June 2014 new Swansea Short Mat Bowls website launched.