Cymdeithas Bowlio Mat Byr Sir Gaerfyrddin

Carmarthenshire Short Mat Bowls Association

This website has been set up by the CSMBA not only to promote and encourage the game of Short Mat Bowls within the county, but to provide information to existing clubs and players, with news of county, national and international competitions.

© Carmarthenshire SMBA 2012

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The game of Short Mat Bowls is growing in popularity, with an ever increasing number of people of all ages playing the game.


One of the biggest benefits of short mat bowling is its flexibility. The equipment is portable and only needs an area large enough to take a mat 6 foot wide and 45 foot long. It is played in village halls, community centres, social clubs and leisure centres. The game is played by all ages, sexes and abilities who can all compete together – a real family sport You can find out more about the history of short mat bowls here.

Site designed by Richard Palmer on behalf of the CSMBA.