Greater Manchester Short Mat Bowling Association held their annual Singles and Pairs Championships this weekend at Etherow Indoor Bowling Centre. The events saw 54 bowlers battle it out over the weekend in a bid to win trophies and places at the ESMBA National Short Mat Finals, held at Melton Mowbray in April. This is the first time such a high level short mat competition has been held at Etherow IBC, but given the unanimously positive feedback from GMSMBA and all the participants and spectators, there will surely be many more to follow.

We’re very grateful to GMSMBA for choosing to host their event at our venue and to our sponsors, Techniheat Plant Services.

If you are registered with a Greater Manchester SMBA club and would like to participate in similar events, the next one to take place is the Triples on 11th November, full details can be found on the GMSMBA website: