Short Mat at Oak Bay

Short Mat Bowling at Oak Bay

Updated 7 January, 2018, referencing the CSMBA rules, rather than the ESMBA  rules. Links updated to refer to the current Winter 2018 session.

Play buttonThis video clip shows 11 thrilling seconds of short mat play at our club! 🙂

For those who are familiar with the game at Oak Bay LBC, the usual links to calendar, bookings, etc., can be found at Short Mat Online

For those new to the game at our club, read on below . . .

A general description of the game can be found on the main Short Mat page of this website. That page also has a link to a video where you can see how a (singles) short mat game is played. You may also find it helpful to talk to one of the current players and ask them how you get to play in one of our daily casual Daily Draw games in Anderson House.

We play the short mat game throughout the fall and winter months.

The annual short mat season is comprised of two sessions: the fall session lasts about 11 weeks from October to December; the 13-week winter session runs from January to April. A typical session consists of about 300 scheduled games.

All members of the club, including social members, are entitled to play.

If you wish to play in one of the four competitive leagues, you need to complete the Short Mat League Entry form  at the start of each session.

If you intend to play in daily draw games ONLY, there is no need to complete an entry form; you just book yourself into the daily draw game(s) of your choice. See “Booking Daily Draw Games” below.

We have two short mat rinks that can accommodate no more than twelve players at one time, so all games during the session have to be scheduled. The mat is open for play 24 hours a day, but the 12-hour booking period starts at 9:00 a.m. and is divided into six two-hour time slots for each rink, finishing at 9:00 p.m. If you wish to play outside those times, you can, but there is no reservation system for that.

More information about how we organize short mat games appears below.

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Games Format
Short Mat Registration
Personal Schedules
Short Mat Schedule
Player Codes
Daily Draw Schedule
Booking Daily Draw Games
Short Mat Tournaments

Now that you have discovered how the short mat game operates at our club, you can find all the information that you need to be a short mat player summarized on the Short Mat Online page.