Short Mat Online

Short Mat Online
Updated 2018-12-31 with updates for the Winter 2019 session.   

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This page contains all the information that you need to know about the Winter 2019 Session  Click on the “hyperlinks” (the underlined words in blue text) to view documents.

Some information about the Fall 2018 Session  will be retained until the end of December. 



Short Mat Rules

We play the game according to the CSMBA Rules supplemented by our own Local Short Mat Rules.

Organization of the Winter 2019 Session

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Changes introduced for the Winter 2019 Session

Details of the January to March 2019 session can be seen on the  Winter 2019 Session Poster    

In the Winter 2019 Session, the short mat managers have decided to:

  1. Resume the four-league program or more than 200 games, with two pairs leagues and two singles leagues. Registration for these leagues closed December 9.  The full league schedule is now available. This resumption of full operation will require reduction in the number of Daily Draws per week and the amount of drop-in hours that we enjoyed in the shortened Fall 2018 session.
  2. Continue with the online RSVP personal reservation system for Daily Draws. The error where the system was not properly recognizing cancellations has now been corrected.
  3. Stage eight Daily Draw games per week, one every day at 11:00 a.m. and an eighth draw on Wednesday evenings at 7:00 p.m. This is a slight change in the timing of Daily Draws.
  4. Continue the Women’s Drop-in game at 9:00 a.m. on Wednesdays and Men’s Drop-in at 9:00 a.m. on Thursdays, but cut back to the original two hours and discontinue the two-hour games on Mondays and Fridays that were introduced in the Fall 2018 session. 
  5. Hold a two-and-half-day inter-club tournament Friday- Sunday January 25-27. As of December 18 this tournament was fully subscribed.
  6. Hold two one-day club tournaments  on Saturday February 16 and Saturday March 9. 

Player Codes and Personal Schedules for the Winter 2019 Session

Tournaments for Winter 2019

Tournaments for Winter 2019

There will be one inter-club tournament and two members-only tournaments in Winter 2019. When you register for any of these tournament, your name will appear immediately on the current List of Tournament Entries. If not, you have not successfully registered and should re-submit your entry.

The inter-club tournament will last for two-and-a-half days. It  will be held Friday-Sunday January 25-27, 2019. Format for the tournaments is likely to be two-bowl triples, on three mats. The tournament poster, registration form and current list of tournament entries  are available online. Registration, which opens November 19, is online only for this tournament. 

The one-day club tournaments will be held February 16 and March 9. Details will be published when available. You will be given advance notice of the opening date for registration for these tournaments via a message on the Welcome Banner on the home page of this website.

Shortmat Scorecards

Here are various short mat scorecards in the form of an Excel workbook. Each tab shows a different format, with three scorecards per page. You can choose whichever format you like and print off the page. (You need to download this workbook to your own computer, if you wish to make any changes.)

This is the scorecard, in PDF format, that we are currently using for short mat tournaments. 

Bookings and Schedule Changes Winter 2019

The Winter 2019 short mat session starts Monday December 31, 2018 and officially finishes March 31, 2019. All league games should be completed by March 31. Daily Draw bookings, on two mats, will continue until the winter short mat session ends, usually some time in mid-April. The Fall 2019 session will begin at the end of the outdoor season c. September 30.

We use the Short Mat Schedule and the RSVP reservation system to organize short mat play.

    • League Games: The online Short Mat Schedule for Winter 2019  shows the times and dates of all events taking place on our two short mats — league games, social games, tournaments, player development and personal bookings.  The Schedule is updated throughout the session with the latest information. Please e-mail Andrew Harley with any changes to the times of your Tuesday League games. He will move your game to its new time on the Short Mat Schedule.


  • Daily Draws: We will continue to use the RSVP reservation system for Daily Draws. You enter the system by clicking on the date of your Daily Draw on the online short mat calendar and follow the instruction for registration. You will see the names of all players who have previously registered for that session. As soon as you register, your name is added to the list of players. Up to 12 players can join one of the daily social games on the two mats. After 12 reservations have been made, RSVP refuses further entries. Note that there is always a way to divide into two games no matter how many players there are. 

Results from Previous Short Mat Seasons

League results 2018 - 2019

2018 Fall “Tuesday League” only which resulted in a three-way tie.

Results 2017 Winter tournaments

March 12 All-members Triples Tournament

  1. Svend Klausen, Marcia Thorneycroft, Kay Alexander/Pat Thomas
  2. Brent Jansen, David Sinclair, Tanis Ranger
  3. Harnam Grewal, Steve Dix, Anne Payne
  4. June Klausen, Sylvia Sinclair, Mary McCutcheon

February 18 All-members Triples Tournament

  1. Chris Slade, JoAnn Edquist, Eric Payne
  2. Brent Jansen, Georgia Thorneycroft, Anne Payne
  3. June Klausen, Norma Alison, Steve Rikley
  4. Svend Klausen, Joan Roberts, Tanis Ranger

January 28 All-members Pairs Tournament

  1. Brent Jansen and Marcia Thorneycroft
  2. June Klausen and David Anderson
  3. Louise Mason and Pat Thomas
  4. Andrew Harley and Garry Anderson

January 15 All-members Triples Tournament

  1. Svend Klausen, Andrew Harley, Pat Thomas
  2. Brent Jansen, Linda Cowie, Garry Anderson
  3. Harnam Grewal, Karen Evans Kay Alexander

This tournament finished as a three-way tie on points, which was resolved by dividing “shots for” by “shots against.”

January 14 Novices Pairs Tournament

  1. Steve Rikley and Anne Payne
  2. Marcia Thorneycroft  and Georgia Thorneycroft 
  3. Robbie Bagot and Ronnie Stinson/Joan Roberts