Want to play international Short Mat Bowls? You are invited to do just that by the SMPT who organise professionally run Short Mat events all over Europe. Their events are open to anyone to enter from any club/county/nation. They have had over 14 different nations represented in their 4 year history, and hope to improve on this and get more nations playing our great sport. They have matches arranged in various locations this year and entry is now open for some of them including the UK Open. Even if you are not up for participating yourself, it is great to know that our sport is helping forge friendships and rivalries across borders.