BOWLS THE SPORT FOR ALL

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"The sport of Bowls is suitable for all ages and is ideal for meeting new friends"

About Our Club

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RECRUITMENT CAMPAIGN
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INDOOR SHORT MAT BOWLS
Physically & Mentally good for you!

So far 2017 has been a good year for recruitment and our novice bowlers continue to improve and are showing a lot of potential.

Help get yourself active and meet new friends by taking up the indoor sport of Short Mat Bowls that will give you gentle exercise of the body and mind.

Please go to our Contact_Us section of this page for eMail/Telephone information to ask for more details or to book a trail session.

Verwood Short Mat Bowling Club, formed in 2002, can be found at the Youth Centre on the Emmanuel School Campus in Howe Lane, Verwood, Dorset BH31 6JF.

Find Emmanuel School on Google Maps by clicking on the button below:-


When connected click on "Get Directions" then enter your start from Post Code in box A.

Short Mat bowls is a scaled down version of the indoor bowling that is seen on television and is played like other forms of the sport with full sized bowls. They are used in this case to bowl on a specially designed short mat for bowls, which is convenient for use in sports halls or other multi-function buildings. The sport appears to be slow but actually involves a lot of exercise. It is great for forgetting all your worries while your brain is busy working out the delivery angles and the probable outcome or changes to the head of the mat with each bowl sent down to the jack.

It is a completely mixed sport, in which men, women and youngsters compete equally together and it offers plenty of opportunities for single players to play the game in a social and friendly atmosphere. Some play for the social side of the game, others enter competitions and maybe go onto playing league and representing their county.

Verwood Short Mat Bowling Club meets on a Thursday afternoon and Friday evening. The Club also has a Junior Section for 10 - 18 year olds that meet on Saturday mornings.

Both the Adult and Junior section meetings are held through out the year, to enquire about membership to Verwood Short Mat Bowling Club or if you would like to watch and maybe try your hand at the game, then please go to the Contact_Us section of this page to complete an enquiry form or to eMail/Telephone one of our representatives directly.

League Fixtures

"There's nothing wrong with saying hard luck! Just learn to do it without the smile."

Dorset League Divsion 3 & 4

16/17 Div 3 & 4
Final Tables           Fixtures/Results 16/17

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To monitor VSMBC's performance in the Dorset League view the Div 3/4 League Tables, Results or Fixtures by clicking on the appropriate Adobe icon, this will be updated throughout the season.

The Club has two teams in the Dorset League again for the 2017/2018 season. League games are played from September to April depending on dates and the number of teams competing in the League.

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New Sposored League Shirt Design for 2017/18

Forthcoming fixtures will be displayed here on a monthly basis throughout the active season. Only Dorset Short Mat Bowling Association (DSMBA) affiliated members can be selected to participate in Dorset League games for their Club.

To monitor VSMBC's performance in the Dorset League view the League Tables, Results or Fixtures by clicking on the appropriate Adobe icon, this will be updated throughout the season.

If you wish to contact our club regarding league matches go to the Contact_Us section of this page for eMail/Telephone information.

Verwood Potters Fixtures
DSMBA League Division 3
Date Time Versus Venue
Awaiting fixtures for 2017/2018.
Team Captain: Mike Poulter
 
Verwood Foresters Fixtures
DSMBA League Division 4
Date Time Versus Venue
Awaiting fixtures for 2017/2018.
Team Captain: David O'Toole

Once again the League team shirts for Verwood Shortmat Bowling Club are sponsored by A1-AUTOCENRE, the Club thanks them for their continued support. The shirts have been given a brand new design for the 2017/18 season.

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Click on A1-AUTOCENTRE's logo above to view their website

Junior Section
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Ben Weeks entered the National under 18’s Woodbridge Trophy and won the final 11-6.

All four of our Juniors took part in the annual International against a Wales side and helped in a win for the first time in seven years 42-22.

Two of them took part in a triples match as an under 21 side in the Yeovil league triples competition. They won all their matches to reach the final but were beaten in the final by host side Milborne Port.

Sam Everett and Ben Weeks have been playing in the County Premier side for several County games.

Towards the end of the Dorset league season three of them played for the Verwood Potters on the triples mat and won on every occasion.

Sam Buckley is in the County squad for the coming season

WE ARE LOOKING FOR MORE UNDER 18'S TO JOIN THE CLUB - WHY NOT COME AND GIVE IT A TRY?

 

Photo Gallery

To get a better look at what Short Mat Bowls is all about, visit our "Photo Gallery" by clicking on the headed FLICKR icons below. This will open up a new page or tab, to return to our home page just close the photo web page when you have finished looking.

The FLICKR page opens up in what is called a set. There are a number of photos you can scroll the page to see or click on a photo and it will open up a slide show that you can browse through by clicking the right or left arrow.

Club
Competition

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DSMBA
Div4 Champions

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Dorset
Junior Open

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England
Under 18s

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2016 Pairs +
U18s Singles

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