Dorset SMBA (Short Mat Bowls Association) have made the Dorset Bowls Resort their home venue for all inter county games since 2008/9

Dorset have two sides in the inter county competition one in the Premier section and another in the A Team section, each team consisting of 20 bowlers per match and the format covers each discipline 2 Singles, 2 Pairs, 2 Triples and 2 Fours each playing two games, points are awarded per mat with two for each win, and then bonus points are added for the overall shot difference in each discipline this relates to 40 points being contested in each match.

Competing initially in the group stages against Cornwall, Devon and Somerset before progressing to either the Main Cup or the Consolation Cup competitions. The County Premier team seems to alternate between the Main Cup and the Consolation Cup, winning the latter in 2014/15 and 2016/17. The A Team has regularly competed in the Plate competition during this time.

Dorset SMBA are active in encouraging bowlers of all ages to take up the sport and currently have, 3 players in the England Team and 9 representing England Under 21’s with a further 2 playing with the England Ladies team.

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Dorset County Short Mat Fixtures

2017 - 2018

17.09.17 (Sunday) Members Singles Nationals/Members Home
24.09.17 (Sunday) Devon ICC Home
08.10.17 (Sunday) Somerset ICC Donyatt
14.10.17 (Saturday) Members Pairs Nationals/Members Home
22.10.17 (Sunday) Devon ICC ISCA
05.11.17 (Sunday) Mixed Fours Nationals/Members Home
12.11.17 (Sunday) Cornwall ICC Carnmoggas
25.11.17 (Saturday) Members Triples Nationals/Members Home
26.11.17 (Sunday) Somerset ICC Home
09/10.11.17 (Sat or Sun) County Rinks ICC TBC
16.12.17 (Saturday) U18’s & Over 55 Pairs Nationals/Members Home
06.01.18 (Saturday) Members Fours Nationals/Members Home
07.01.18 (Sunday) Cornwall County Home
13/14.01.18 (Sat or Sun) Top Club Qualifying Competition TBC
28.01.18 (Sunday) Rinks Final ICC TBC
03/04.02.18 (Sat or Sun) A Team Prelims ICC TBC
10/11.02.18 (Sat or Sun) A Team Qtr/Final ICC TBC
17/18.02.18 (Sat or Sun) Premier Team Qtr/Final ICC TBC
03/04.03.18 (Sat or Sun) A/Prem Team Semi Finals ICC TBC
11.03.18 (Sunday) A/Prem Team Finals ICC TBC
07.04.18 (Saturday) Mixed Fours Finals Nationals Tamworth
08.04.18 (Sunday) U18’s Finals/Over 55’s Pairs Nationals Tamworth
12.04.18 (Thursday) Singles Finals Nationals Melton Mowbray
13.04.18 (Friday) Pairs Finals Nationals Melton Mowbray
14.04.18 (Saturday) Fours Finals Nationals Melton Mowbray
15.04.18 (Sunday) Triples Finals Nationals Melton Mowbray
12.05.18 (Saturday) Dorset Open Australians Pairs Competition Home
13.05.18 (Sunday) Dorset Open Fours Competition Home