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KENT COUNTY SHORT MAT BOWLING ASSOCIATION

Affiliated to English Short Mat Bowling Association

 

Date of last Update: 9 September 13

Short Mat Bowls within Kent

Click on the links below for details of leagues and clubs within Kent.

Malling League

Maidstone & District League

South East Kent League

Swale League

West Kent League

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Kent Bowls Development Alliance

Further Information

To obtain contact details of any of the clubs listed below, or any other information regarding short mat bowls in Kent, please contact the County Secretary by clicking here.

DemelzaMay08.jpg9 September 13. Kent Leagues end of season tables. Click on League links above for details.

13 May 09. Demelza House charity events. For May 08 event. Click here for report.

6 March 08. Boughton Monchelsea BC celebrates it’s 20th anniversary in March 2008. Click here for details.

5 Oct 07. Snodland SMBC host the Kent County team during the villages Festivities Fortnight during July 2007. Click here for details.

MALLING LEAGUE

The Malling League was started in 1995 and is based at Ditton Community Hall. Clubs are drawn from the Malling area, which covers an area from Snodland and Burham in the north to Ryarsh in the south and Aylesford in the east to St Mary's Platt in the west. The league currently consists of 18 teams making up 1 division and plays all its games on a Tuesday afternoon during the winter season. The format of the league is Triples over 21 ends.

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MAIDSTONE & DISTRICT TRIPLES LEAGUE

The Maidstone and District Short Mat Triples League was founded in 1987 and is drawn from clubs in the Maidstone and Medway area. By 1999 the league had expanded to five divisions and encompassed clubs from Grain, in the north, New Ash Green, in the west, Marden, in the south to Lenham in the east. A total of 23 clubs then entered teams into the league with a number of clubs entering more than one team. By 2005 the league had contracted to four divisions of six teams, made up of 18 different clubs. The league format is three teams of triples playing over 11 ends on a home and away basis. The scoring system is 2 points a mat win, 1 point for a mat draw and 4 points for aggregate shots. Promotion and relegation of one team between divisions occurs at the end of each season. A knockout cup competition, consisting of two triples, is also competed for. The cup scoring format differs from the league in that the winning team is decided on aggregate shots scored.

The six clubs that initially formed the Maidstone & District league were heavily involved in discussions that resulted in the Kent County Short Mat Bowling Association being formed. These clubs were: Detling, Langley, Rochester, Sutton Valence, Tovil and YMCA.

The League has a website at www.maidstoneshortmatbowls.co.uk

To view the final league tables for 2012/13 season click here.

To view the Ted Messer Cup Final result for 2012/13 season click here.

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SOUTH EAST KENT LEAGUE

The South East Kent league covers an area from Ashford to Folkestone and Romney Marsh and includes clubs from Wye in the north of the area to Dymchurch in the south. The league also has clubs from Hawkinge in the east to Bethersden and Rye in the west of the area. Formed in 1993 the league was three divisions strong in 2005 with 14 clubs supplying a total of 25 teams into the competition. The league format is one two wood triple played over 12 ends on a home and away basis. The scoring system is 2 points a mat win, 1 point for a mat draw. Promotion and relegation of two teams between divisions occurs at the end of each season.

To view the final league tables for 2007/08 season click here.

To view the final 2008 summer league tables click here.

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SWALE LEAGUE

The Swale league was founded in 1992 and consisted of five clubs providing eight teams to form one division. By 2004 the league had expanded to three divisions with 14 clubs entering 21 teams. League membership is restricted to clubs that are within the Swale geographical area of Isle of Sheppey, Sittingbourne and Faversham.

The league season runs from mid October to mid April and is made up of games played on a home and away basis. The format of each match is 1 four wood Singles and 3 two wood Pairs played in the first half with 1 two wood Triple and 1 two wood Fours played in the second half. No player may play more than one game in each half, therefore a minimum of 7 players are required for a team. The scoring system is 2 points a mat win, 1 point for a mat draw and 2 points for aggregate shots, giving a total of 14 points being available for each match. Relegation and promotion occurs between divisions at the end of each season.

The league also arranges singles, pairs and triples tournaments which are played to a finish on their separate competition days.

The League has a website at www.swaleshortmatbowls.yolasite.com

To view the final league tables for 2010/11 season click here

To view the Swale League honours board click here.

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WEST KENT LEAGUE

The West Kent League was formed in 1990 and has a catchment area based on Sevenoaks, which covers an area from Joydens Wood in the north to Pembury in the south and Chiddingstone Causeway in the west to St Mary's Platt in the east. Initially the league began with one division of nine teams. In 1993 a second division was formed and then in 1995 and 1999 the league enlarged again to form a third and fourth division. The league also runs a knockout cup competition and a mid week afternoon competition of one division. The mid week afternoon league is designed to be more sociable, consisting mostly of slightly older, less competitive people who would rather not drive after dark. The league currently has a membership of 20 clubs with 40 teams entered into the league and cup competitions. The league retains its original format of each team consisting of 4 players, must not be all of the same sex, playing home and away over 15 ends. Each of the four divisions consists of 8 teams with two teams promoted and relegated from the divisions at the end of the season. In addition the league holds an annual one-day fours tournament at various venues throughout its area.

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Affiliated Clubs

The following is a list of all affiliated clubs within Kent.

To obtain contact details of any of the clubs listed below, or any other information regarding short mat bowls in Kent, please contact the County Secretary by clicking here.

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E - K

L - R

S - W

 

Aylesford

Apples

ARCA

Balfour

Bapchild

Bethersden

Bluett Street

Bobbing

Borden

Boughton Monchelsea

Burham

Capel

Cavalier

Chalk Village

Chiddingstone Causeway

Cowden

Culverstone

Downswood

Detling

Ditton

Dymchurch

Eastling

East Farleigh

Four Elms

Hadlow

Hamstreet

Harrietsham

Hawkinge

Heather House

Headcorn

Hempstead Valley

Hildenborough

Hollingbourne

Hornhill

Hothfield

Hythe

Joydens Wood

Kemsing

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Langley

Larkfield Active Retirement Association

Leysdown

Lyminge

Lympne

Malling

Marden

Mersham

New Ash Green

Newington

New Romney

Park Farm

Pembury

Phoenix Nomads

Pratts Bottom

 

Queenborough

Rochester

Royal British Legion Village

Ryarsh

Rye

Saintara

Smarden

Snodland

Stone

South Darenth

Shorne

Shadoxhurst

St Mary's Platt

St Mary Bay

St Michaels

Tatsfield

Tenterden

Teynham

Tovil

Tunbury

Tunstall

Upchurch

Warden Bay

West Kingsdown & Fawkham

Whiteoak

Wingham

Wootton

Wye

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                   Maidstone & District Short Mat Triples League

Season 2012/13 Final Tables

DIVISION 1

P

W

L

D

SF

SA

Pts

TOVIL

12

9

3

0

386

315

77

BOUGHTON MONCHELSEA

12

8

4

0

360

349

73

LANGLEY "A"

12

7

5

0

357

325

66

BURHAM "A"

12

5

7

0

362

374

59

RYARSH "A"

12

5

7

0

358

346

52

TUNBURY "A"

12

5

7

0

328

382

52

CULVERSTONE "B"

12

3

9

0

304

364

41

DIVISION 2

P

W

L

D

SF

SA

Pts

DETLING

10

7

3

0

362

236

68

TUNBURY "B"

10

6

4

0

303

287

54

SHORNE

10

5

5

0

275

341

47

CULVERSTONE "A"

10

4

6

0

291

315

45

BURHAM "B"

10

4

6

0

295

309

44

CHALK VILLAGE "A"

10

4

6

0

268

306

42

DIVISION 3

P

W

L

D

SF

SA

Pts

RYARSH "B"

10

7

3

0

352

259

66

BALFOUR

10

5

5

0

276

294

53

SNODLAND "B"

10

6

4

0

302

268

52

MARDEN

10

5

5

0

299

317

47

DITTON "B"

10

4

6

0

267

323

44

HOLLINGBOURNE

10

3

7

0

263

298

38

DIVISION 4

P

W

L

D

SF

SA

Pts

LANGLEY "B"

12

7

5

0

385

317

72

SNODLAND "A"

12

7

5

0

391

342

65

NEW ASH GREEN

12

7

5

0

374

331

64

DITTON "A"

12

6

6

0

339

387

56

CHALK VILLAGE "B"

12

3

9

0

294

406

43

 

2012/13 Ted Messer Cup Final result:

Burham “A” beat Tovil in the Messer Cup Final.

The Messer Cup Finals Day was held at Culverstone Community Hall on Sunday 28 April 2013 and the results were as follows:

                        Semi-finals:

                        Ryarsh “A” 16 – Burham “A” 19

                        Mat scores:    Mat 1: Ryarsh “A” (skipped by D Ford) 8 shots – Burham “A” (skipped by R Southby) 10 shots.

                                       Mat 2: Ryarsh “A” (skipped by J Smith) 8 shots - Burham “A” (skipped by P Boozer) 9 shots.

                    Tovil 24 – Culverstone “B” 12

                    Mat scores:    Mat 3: Tovil (skipped by G Best) 11 shots – Culverstone “B” (skipped by T Horn) 8 shots.

                                       Mat 4: Tovil (skipped by G Allard) 13 shots - Culverstone “B” (skipped by R Parker) 4 shots.

                    Final:

                        Burham “A” 18 – Tovil 17

                        Mat scores:    Mat 2: Burham “A” (skipped by P Boozer) 5 shots - Tovil (skipped by G Best) 13 shots.

                                       Mat 3: Burham “A” (skipped by R Southby) 13 shots - Tovil (skipped by G Allard) 4 shots.

 

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Burham “A” and Tovil line up before the final.

                        The teams were:

                        Burham “A”: Steve May, Pat Boozer, Ben Harris, Richard Southby, Sonia Watson and Irene Benton.

           

                        Tovil: Patrick Finnis, Nicky Bartlett, Gary Best, Gary Allard, Debbie Tomlinson and Matt Dillon.

 

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                        Swale League

FINAL LEAGUE TABLES 2010-11

DIVISION ONE

PLAYED

WON

DRAWN

LOST

SHOTS FOR

SHOTS AGAINST

SHOT DIFF.

POINTS

BORDEN EAGLES

12

7

1

4

609

509

100

105

TUNSTALL KINGFISHERS

12

7

0

5

634

509

125

98

HORNHILL BEECHES

12

6

1

5

592

540

52

95

TEYNHAM

12

5

0

7

599

557

42

85

NEWINGTON BLUES

12

7

0

5

574

570

4

84

BORDEN KESTRELS

12

4

1

7

534

645

-111

68

BREDGAR DRAKES

12

4

1

7

471

683

-212

53

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DIVISION TWO

PLAYED

WON

DRAWN

LOST

SHOTS FOR

SHOTS AGAINST

SHOT DIFF.

POINTS

EASTLING CHERRIES

12

8

0

4

704

451

253

113

QUEENBOROUGH KNIGHTS

12

7

1

4

581

537

44

93

LEYSDOWN

12

6

0

6

553

564

-11

83

BOUGHTON WHEELERS

12

5

0

7

537

606

-69

77

BYSING WOOD

12

6

0

6

520

611

-91

77

MACKNADE

12

4

1

7

520

571

-51

73

NEWINGTON REDS

12

6

0

6

520

595

-75

72

DIVISION THREE

PLAYED

WON

DRAWN

LOST

SHOTS FOR

SHOTS AGAINST

SHOT DIFF.

POINTS

HORNHILL OAKS

8

7

0

1

425

328

97

75

LOWER HALSTOW MALLARDS

8

5

0

3

434

336

98

69

STOCKBURY HURRICANES

8

4

0

4

360

407

-47

53

QUEENBOROUGH CASTLES

8

2

0

6

345

417

-72

42

STOCKBURY SPITFIRES

8

2

0

6

358

434

-76

41

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