Welcome to the official website for the Gloucestershire Short Mat Bowling Association
This website has been created to provide information on the Association - it's Committee, Affiliated Clubs, League Matches/Tables, the Rules of the game, Events, News as well as links to other sites of interest to Short Mat Bowlers. There's even a page where members can advertise bowls items that are Wanted (or not!).
The site has been developed to make maximum use of the latest technologies, especially in the location of the clubs and other venues. For example, the address of the usual home venue for Inter-County matches is Churchdown Community Centre, Parton Road, Churchdown, GL3 2JH. The postcode is a link to another website that will show the location of the building on a detailed OS Map. This is fairly normal these days but please note that the arrow has been moved to point to the correct building rather than the general area normally associated with a postcode (which can cover up to 17 properties).
A major part of the site relates to our leagues giving fixtures and results/tables and the related rules, forms and results returns are also available on the League+ page.
County competitions, fixtures and honours are also shown on the Diary, County and About Us pages.
The link to Weather will allow you to see the 5 day or 24 hour weather forecasts or the rainfall pattern over the region during the last two hours - useful when about to travel (or start an outdoor activity).
Please use the Feedback page to pass on any suggestions or problems you have to the site administrator. All such communications will be considered seriously and are much appreciated. If you do encounter a problem then please view Known problems to see if a work around has already been found.
Hopefully you find the site easy to use and informative