Minster Bowls Club - Short MatThe Green, Molineux Road, Minster-in-Thanet, Ramsgate, CT12 4DW 01843 824082
Hon. Secretary : Maureen Hedges : Email:
The SM Club was formed in 1985, playing in the Village Hall with 2 mats and equipment that the village hall committee financed, on the understanding that the SM bowls club would re-imburse them, which they did much sooner than expected.
Originally members were charged 1p for hitting the block and a tidy sum was raised by this means, but after a few years the novelty wore off and the practice ceased.
Minster, in the guise of Eric Harber who made the initial suggestion, were instrumental in the setting up of the East Kent Short Mat Bowls League, later to change their title from League to Association when membership had grown to 12 clubs.
The club was affiliated to the London & South Eastern SMBA, but later dropped this affiliation in favour of joining the newly ressurected Kent SMBA. Minster had many successes in both LS&E and Kent competitions and have also held the EKSMBA Division One winners title.
Competitions and Matches throughout the season.
Friendlies on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons from April to September. New players and beginners welcome.
Help and advice will be given.
For further information on summer short mat bowling please contact Colin Rolfe.
Outdoor Honours can be found here: Outdoor
|Short Mat Honours|
|Mens Champion||Ladies Champion|
|Mens Pairs||Ladies Pairs|
|Mixed Pairs||Single Gender Pairs|
|Mixed 4's League||Pairs League|
|Alf Wood Trophy||Triples|