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1 - NEWS HEADLINES & NOTICE BOARD - 2017/18          

(Created 27/8/17)

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Organised by Selwyn & Teresa Goldsmith (Norfolk SMBA)

See Holidays for further info


Nov 1 - Notes for all competitors and Mixed Fours draw now uploaded - see page 6

Nov 13 -  Over 55 Pairs draw now uploaded - see page 6

Nov 22 - Pairs & Triples draws (+ additional Notes) now uploaded - see page 6



4 mats + all accessories + storage trolley

Contact Richard Good on 01653 607921

A Christmas message to all NYSMBA members

This may seem early to some, late to others and possibly the right time to some. Please may I take this opportunity on behalf of the NYSMBA and myself, to wish you, your members and their families all the very best for Christmas and the New Year - 2019.


Short mat bowls within North Yorkshire continues to be going from strength to strength. I wish to thank the present and previous committee for all the work they have done on behalf of the NYSMBA throughout 2018. These people are volunteers who work around the clock, sometimes unsociable hours to deliver a great service to the clubs and the members of the NYSMBA. Thank you also to you and the officers of your club and local leagues for all the fantastic work that you do.


I continue to be proud and passionate to serve as the chairman of the NYSMBA. I am still meeting people and making new friends throughout the county, something which gives me great delight and really is the best part of the job.


During this year I also began my second year in office with the ESMBA as their Umpire Director. This role continues to bring its problems and challenges. Solving these problems I feel has helped me become the chairman I am and has developed my knowledge and skills to work within the NYSMBA.


Throughout the world we are seeing poverty on the increase and loneliness on the rise. In my employment I have the unenviable sight of this on a daily basis. Being part of the NYSMBA helps me to switch off from these and other world dilemmas. Short mat bowls is the link that joins us all, despite the problems that we may be facing. Playing bowls once a week, sharing a joke, a smile or a chat with other players or team mates could be the highlight of someoneís week. This should be embraced and built upon, something which is a great foundation in the NYSMBA. Itís this ethic that makes North Yorkshire SMBA such a fantastic association to be a part of, and an extreme pleasure to manage.


Across the world people are being persecuted for their race, belief, gender, sexuality, disability and social status. Short mat bowls continues to be an encompassing activity welcoming everyone regardless of who they are. Equality and diversity is a strong quality within the NYSMBA, one of which I am exceptionally proud. This sport is a rare one that offers mixed leagues for anyone from 8 to 108 years old, sometimes younger, sometimes older.

May this holiday season be all that you and yours want it to be and need it to be. May the New Year ahead bring you all health and happiness in everything you do. Hereís to future seasons ahead.


Happy Christmas and all the very best to you all, from and on behalf of the NYSMBA ---


NYSMBA Chairman, Joseph Newsome.


NEWS HEADLINES for 2017/18/19

DEC 16th  
9th Premier team qualify for the ESMBA Rinks Finals
2nd NYSMBA Triples - Last years champions go down to the Church Fenton trio
1st NYSMBA Pairs - Bronagh wins her 4th and Danny his 3rd county Pairs title
NOV 25th West Midlands sets the record straight against the Premier team & B team draw against Stockport
24th In the NYSMBA 55+Pairs Geoff & Anne do not quite make it two in a row.
16th Registered membership reduces to the lowest for 20 years
11th County team results: Premier and A  both lose but B  team wins.
10th Last years Champions retain their title in the NYSMBA Mixed Fours
4th A team suffer again - this time at home to Staffordshire
3rd 23rd Kirbymisperton Triples - results
OCT 26th Minutes of ManCom meeting (Oct20) available to view
21st B team open their campaign with a good result away to Derbyshire
21st Premier team give West Midlands their first defeat for 3 years!
7th A team improve but lose against W Yorkshire A (home)
6th A team suffer at the hands of Stockport A (away)
SEP 1st Congratulations to Lee Toleman and Lawrence Moffat in winning the 2018 ESMBA Open Pairs
MAY 26th Minutes of ManCom meeting (May 22) available to view
1st Minutes of the 27th AGM (Apr 27) available to view
APR 15th Bronagh, Lee and Lawrence just eased out after reaching the semi finals in the National Triples
14th Danny's Four reach QFinals in National Fours
13th Disappointment in the National Pairs

Stop Press (7.25pm) - Danny Langdon reaches National Singles Final but loses to James Trott by 12-07

7th/8th National Finals -  Mixed Fours, U18 Singles and Over55 Pairs. Newsomes and Lynda win the Fours plate Final J
MAR 25th England U21s have a substantial victory over Wales helped by 3 of our own Juniors
  25th Branton Phil Elgie Triples - results
16/17/18 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS 2018 (Sweden) -  DANNY LANGDON is the WORLD TRIPLES CHAMPION  and Lee & Lawrence were 3rd in the FOURS - Brilliant guys!!
17th/18th NESMBA Championships - full results now available. James, Steve and David are the Triples Champions
FEB 28th NYSMBA provisional diary for 2018/19 published (Draft)
25th County A team win Division 1 by 1 point after exciting final game against Durham JJ
25th County B team narrowly lose final match of the season - Bryan gets his 100th game award
24th G.O. regain the KVL Challenge Cup after 4 years
11th Dennis and team retain the Richard Lund triples title
10th County B team head Division 2 after defeating Humberside B at home
4th County Premier team bow out of ICC after a narrow defeat by Dorset
  3rd County B team lose to Humberside B away
JAN 31st Minutes of ManCom meeting (Jan 26) available to view
28th County A team clock up their 3rd win of the season - home to W est Yorkshire
27th Easingwold Triples - It's those pesky Newsome's again!!
20th BSA High Fives results
14th Scarborough Pairs
14th England foursome win the County Fours
13th David wins his first County Singles title and goes to the top of the Order of Merit
6th County A team win away to Humberside B
DEC 24th Kirbymisperton Triples (Nov 4) just notified
17th Junior Championship goes ahead in spite of reduced numbers
17th County B team clock up 3rd win of the season
16th ND Triples - result
3rd England trio win County Triples title
2nd Lee retains County Pairs title
NOV 26th

County B team win at home to W Yorkshire

County A team - lose away to Durham

County Premier team win final group game away to Northants

  25th  County Mixed Fours results
18th Geoff & Anne win the first Over 55 County Championship
12th 3rd win for the Premier team - Cheshire at home (team photo)
5th Premier team captain leads the way but few follow - a bad day at the office in Solihull!
OCT 30th County A team clock up first win of season
22nd Premier team have good victory over Northamptonshire
21st VOY Pairs day results
8th All 3 county teams in action and Pat clocks up her 100th county game (photo)
7th County A team v County B team - the return match and a fair result
1st Minutes of ManCom meeting (Sep 23) available to view
SEP 24th All 3 county teams play their first fixture and Rose clocks up her 100th county game (photos)
23rd County teams practice day
JUL 23rd Minutes of the ManCom meeting (Jul 13) available to view
JUN 7th WRSL visit Cambridgeshire + results of David Moore trophy
MAY 7th Minutes of 26th AGM (Apr28) available to view
1st POTTERS East Coast Triples
APR 16th Minutes of the ManCom meeting (Apr 4) available to read
11th 2017/18 diary now available (but no A or B team dates yet)
6th9th The National Finals - how our qualifiers fared
MAR 25th/26th No joy for our Mixed Four but Daniel reaches semi-finals in U18 Singles at the Nationals
26th Phil Elgie triples results
25th Who will top this years Order of Merit after the National Championships?
19th North Yorkshire players reach Final in Northern England Pairs and Triples championships
18th Danny is Northern England Singles Champion
11th Kirbymispertion Pairs - not held
5th Another convincing victory (over Bucks) take the County Premier team into first ever national final
FEB 26th County B team finish their season with a close game at home against Humberside B
15th Minutes of the ManCom meeting (Feb 8) available to read


County Premier team now through to Semi-Finals after convincing defeat of Kent in Quarters
County B team improve against 2nd division leaders - Humberside A
County A team conclude their season with a creditable result against league leaders, Staffordshire
11th Swinton "Richard Lund" Triples results
5th County Premier team breeze through first KO round (Prelim v Cornwall)
JAN 29th County B team win their first match of the season
County A team suffer at the hands of Staffordshire (and their mats!)
28th The 22nd Easingwold Triples ends with 10 teams tied for first place!!
The County Premier team win the National ICC A Rinks Championship
21st Simon wins the BSA High Fives for the 3rd time
8th Cyril and Dennis win Scarborough Pairs for the 5th time
A 4th County Fours title for Rose and Simon as Great Ousburn win again
7th Danny retains County Singles title for 3rd year.......but only just