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Devon County Short Mat Bowls Association

Welcome to the Devon County Short Mat Bowls Association website where you can keep up to date with all the news from around the county. The website will be continually updated and expanded over the coming weeks and months so be sure to come back. Also be sure to send in any news you may have and it will be uploaded onto the website. You can also follow the county on Facebook and Twitter.

The DCSMBA is the governing body of short mat bowls in Devon. The DCSMBA is the largest association in England having in excess of 100 clubs and over 1,900 members. The Association was formed in 1990 and is affiliated with the English Short Mat Bowls Association, the governing body of the sport in England. Clubs can be affiliated to Devon County and for more infomation please click here.

Club, County, National Competitions and Leagues

Bowls is a very social activity and many of our members are quite happy to attend their local club for just a quiet roll-up and a get together. However, for the more competitive member, many of the clubs organise their own competitions and may also participate in a local league. This can be an ideal way to improve your skills and to meet other members who share your enthusiasm for the game. The County Association organises a variety of events for all our registered members. These include: -

These competitions are held at the ISCA Centre in Exeter. More details can be found here.


In addition to the county competitions, the E.S.M.B.A organises a range of national competitions, these include: -

These competitions are open to any registered member and will be held at the ISCA Centre.

For more information, please visit the competitions page.

Devon County Teams

Devon also has two County teams entered into the inter-county Competition. Both the Premier and A teams compete in a league consisting of, Somerset, Cornwall and Dorset in order to qualify for the knock-out stage. More information can be found on the County Team page.