Archive for the 'General' Category



Covid-19 Re-Starting Bowls September 2020

Published on September 23, 2020

Dear Club Officers  At this time and because the Government announced change on the Rule of 6, we are unable to have a meeting due to the Covid 19 situation but the officers would just like to keep you updated.  For those that haven’t heard or seen today’s announcement (22/9/2020), the exception for indoor sports […]


Association Chairman Resigns

Published on September 9, 2020

A meeting of the EKSMBA committee was held on Friday 28th of August to discuss how to go forward to play short mat bowls this season. Chairman Paul Brown MBE had been in contact with the English SMBA and was of the opinion that we should affiliate to their association to get their licence and […]


Covid-19 Moving Forward to Play Roll-Up Games

Published on September 1, 2020

Officers met on the 28th August to consider the way forward. Although no league or association activity can be entertained at this time, they have suggested some safeguarding measures that clubs might want to adopt should they consider playing roll-up games. These suggestions are in addition to any Covid-19 safeguards required by their club premises […]


Committee Update August 2020

Published on August 7, 2020

Dear Officers I should just like to clarify that the current committee will continue to run until such a time as we can safely have an AGM Details from the British Short Mat Bowling Association, The Kent County Short Mat Bowling Association and the English Short Mat Bowling Association (see attachment). Do not support indoor […]


Committee July 2020

Published on August 2, 2020

July 2020 The EKSMBA committee have at last managed to have a meeting to discuss both the finalising of the 2019-20 season and to look forward, in these uncertain times, to how we are going to proceed for the 2020-21 short mat season With no presentation evening it was decided that for this year only […]


All League and Association Activity Suspended

Published on March 17, 2020

Dear member on 16th March 2020 In consultation with the League Secretary and the Committee it has been decided that as from today all outstanding league matches should be cancelled and classed as a draw, giving each team 3 points in each game not played. In addition, in light of Government advice today, we will […]


Hugh Bradbury Triples Postponed

Published on March 14, 2020

To all members It is with regret that your Committee, in conjunction with the Competition Secretary, will be postponing the Hugh Bradbury Triples on Saturday March 21st as we have a duty of care to all members in light of the current health situation. One team player from each team entered will still be contacted […]


Short Mat Bowls Breaks at Potters 2020

Published on October 16, 2019

The Norfolk Short Mat Bowls Club are organising two short mat bowls competitions at Potters in May and September 2020. Full details and booking forms can be found on their website. Use our links page to access their website and then the details can be found using the Information tab and then by selecting Open […]


EKSMBA Presentation Evening 2020

Published on July 5, 2019

Our presentation evening next year will be on Saturday 16th May 2020 at Aylesham Welfare Bowls Club CT3 3AF


Committee Dates 2019-20

Published on June 18, 2019

Meetings next season at Canterbury Bowls Club Pre-Season 16th September 2019 Pre-AGM 9th March 2020 AGM 27th April 2020


Competition Dates 2019-20

Published on June 7, 2019

Oyster Cup Saturday 23rd November 2019 Singles Saturday 25th January 2020 Dusty Miller Pairs Saturday 22nd February 2020 Hugh Bradbury Triples Saturday 21st March 2020 All to be held at Hawkinge Community Centre using Hawkinge Bowls Club mats as normal


Constitution and Rule Changes 2019-20 Season

Published on May 29, 2019

Four changes to the Associations constitution and rules were proposed and agreed at the 2019 AGM. In essence these changes are intended to achieve the following. 1. To allow a Skip to allocate responsibility for completing his sides scorecard, to himself or any member of his team. This is intended to allow any member of […]


Scorecards Another Reminder

Published on January 31, 2019

Our League Secretary continues to have problems with the late arrival of cards and their accuracy. The aim is to publish accurate weekly Tables and Results and for this to be achieved Scorecards should sent to arrive, either by email or post within 5 days of the match and special attention should be paid to […]


How To Complete A Scorecard

Published on March 21, 2018

Our League Secretary is having problems with the way some score cards are being completed. In order to provide guidance and help, we repeat here his advice first published in this years Address and Fixtures Booklet. Unable to see the PDF click on this link How To Complete A Score Card


Presentation Evening 2019 – Pictures

Published on June 8, 2017

Click on the sidebar link Association Events/Pictures to view and print pictures from this years Presentation Evening


EKSMBA Picture Galleries

Published on May 9, 2016

New picture galleries are available to view on the Competition pages and all Competition Galleries can now be viewed on most computers, including iPads.Use the Firefox browser.


Archive Photos

Published on June 24, 2015

You will now find some old EKSMBA photos displaying in the small 4 picture gallery on the Noticeboard page. This gallery changes each time the page is opened, just hover your mouse pointer over a picture to see its file name and click to see a larger image. There are 55 Archive photos numbered 1-55 available for this random […]


Website Changes 2014

Published on November 2, 2014

As our League Secretary reported at our last Committee Meeting in September the purchase and setup of the new Association Computer has enabled us to review and change our Website over the Summer months. Most changes are to the structure of the site, made to simplify the annual update of the League part of the […]


Use of New Non-Chip Jacks

Published on October 9, 2014

New Non-Chip Jacks At our Committee Meeting held on 29th September 2014 it was brought to our attention that some clubs had recently purchased the new non-chip jacks. The clubs concerned asked for verification of use during the 2014/2015 season as they had heard English Short Mat Bowling Association had banned them. At our meeting […]


Rules-Gentle Reminder Poster

Published on January 11, 2011

Following discusion at Committee on the 10th January 2011 it was agreed that a poster would be created and sent to all clubs.  Click to view and print a PDF version of the poster  Gentle Reminder Poster It is taken as read that all league games are played in good spirit and fairness: however, sometimes we […]