Welcome to wscsmba.co.uk


13-Jan-2022: FRED HARRISON a member of Cowfold SMBC passed away after a long battle  with Parkinson disease. Fred had been a long serving member with the club and was always fun to be around. Fred was an illustrious cricketer, a great sportsman. Despite his ailments Fred regularly attended roll-ups and could send a good wood.
Great personality who will be missed by all who knew him. Condolences to Jenny and Family. 


KEN CLARK (Funeral Details)

Dear Members,

I would like to let you all know that Ken Clark's funeral will take place on 21st January at 11:30 at Worthing Crematorium, Muntham Chapel.

It will be family flowers only, but donations can be made in Ken's name to St Cathrine's Hospice through Freeman Brothers website (freemanbrothers.co.uk). Cheques to St Catherine's Hospice can also be sent to Freeman Brothers who will forward them accordingly.

If you are planning to attend there are no limitations on numbers under the current COVID regulations.

Best wishes

Steve Williams

Chairman Mannings Heath SMBC

County Pairs & (Nat Prelims)

WSX Pairs Gold Winners

Gold Winners

WSX Pairs Silver Winners

Silver Winners

WSX Pairs Bronze Winners

Bronze Winners

WSX Pairs Plate Winners

Plate Winners

WSX Pairs Gold Winners WSX Pairs Silver Winners WSX Pairs Bronze Winners WSX Pairs Plate Winners

Congratulations to our Pairs Winners!

Gold Winners: Robin Armstrong & Peter Whale
Silver Winners: Charlotte Rollings & Chris Page
Bronze Winners: Richard Jeffery & Dan Butler
Plate Winners: Dave Walter & Audrey Bull

2021-22 County Pairs Results

2021-22 ESMBA Q-F Pairs

We encourage all West Sussex players who have played the current ICC Competition, take the ESMBA ICC Survey:               

ICC survey covering letter


Safeguarding: Club bowls and Competitions -- Face masks

Face masks must be worn in communal areas and in the bowling hall when seated apart, except when players are eating and drinking. Seating and communal areas are in what is described as the red area.

The playing area is now the amber area where social distancing, walking one way round mats are required. Face masks can be removed when bowling. Some may opt to wear masks when bowling but this could lead to health problems (breathing, feeling faint etc)

Sanitising hands before and after each game is strongly advised. Wash hands at regular intervals.

Thank you,

Jean Armour-Milne (Safeguarding Officer)


West Sussex achieve “Safe Bowls Status” at Westergate!
Westergate Venue has Safe Bowls Status

New Laws Of The Game book can be purchased from: 

Bond Bowls             Tel 01363777795

The Bowls Shop       Tel 01159292233 

Shot Bowl               Tel 01778348788

ESMBA Laws of the Game (Draft) 09.03.20

 Up and Coming Dates for your Diary:

  • Management Committee Meeting – 24th Jan, 2022, ZOOM Meet, 7:30 pm
  • Delegates Meeting – 23rd February, 2022, Upper Beeding, 2:30 pm

Author: SirRog!

I was introduced to Short Mat Bowls in 2005, and have been "hooked" ever since! I have played for my local club (Cowfold) ever since. I have represented my County West Sussex at all levels. I have been my club secretary since 2006 and in 2016 I became County Secretary & Membership Secretary. I recently took on the task of building this website with no previous experience, although my background included working with computers!

31 thoughts on “Welcome to wscsmba.co.uk”

  1. Congrats to all behind the making of the Web Site.

    It looks good and off to a smart start.

    If it means that my Inbox remains half full when I go on holiday and am away from my desktop where I
    keep the info. I keep the info just in case a knowledgeable member asks about the West Sussex County

    So far the members have not asked but you never know. ….


    Ashurst Wood SMBC

  2. Website is looking good but I can only access it through Jim’s facebook page. Like the fact you can now get the entry forms. Well done ! This has been a long time waiting for but well worth it.

    Jean Amour-Milne

  3. Message from Anthony (The Sussex Blood Runners):

    Hi Jean,

    Harry and I were pleased to be able to represent SERV at the short mat bowling competition. It is the first time we had ever seen this version of bowls and found it very interesting (might have a try at it one of these days!) The incredible amount you raised for SERV will go a long way in helping keep us on the road for which we are very grateful .

    Many thanks for your hospitality and for an enjoyable day.

    I look forward to meeting you all again at your AGM in June.

    Kind regards,

  4. Robin or Roger could you email me a copy of that Chobham competition flyer, I tried to copy it but it wont copy . Regards Ron

  5. Hi Roger,
    Could you put on the web site with regard to rule E6 (a forcing shot ) what force a forcing shot is.
    Is it a shot that just hits the fender or one that moves a few woods about as there is a lot of conjecture over the strength of a forcing shot and some clarity would be appreciated.
    Ron Booty

  6. Well done against Somerset and tank you Sir Rog for keeping us up to date with the score.
    Keith P

  7. Hi Roger,
    There appears to be an “A” team result missing for the 16th February 2019.
    Could you please update .
    Ron Booty

  8. Hi Roger
    This is Mick george from wivelsfield shortmat
    Looking for E mail address for upper bleeding short mat for a
    Friendly game

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