Cardiganshire Short Mat Bowling Association

Cymdeithas Bowlio Mat Byr Ceredigion



County Committee contacts

Chairman Darren Davies 01239 710345
Vice-chair Osian Elias 07896 429205
Competitions Secretary Richard Prowse 07870 436437
Treasurer Jennifer Robins 01570 470047
Secretary Bob Tomkins 07811 155156
County team captain Pete Fleming 01559 395380
League organiser, Publicity & Webmaster (Ex-officio) Paul Edwards


County Committee meetings for 2016-2017

All meetings start at 7.30pm.

15.03.2017 Abercych Village Hall (Manordeifi) Map

Meetings for the rest of the season to be arranged in due course.

If any of the details for your club representatives or team captains listed below are inaccurate, either following your club's AGM, because someone resigns or retires, or simply because someone's contact details have changed, please let us know using the club and team information update form. As the form's name suggests, this form can be used to provide updates at any time.

Club representatives

Aberporth & Dolphins Gethin Davies
& Phil Ladd
01239 811244
07772 873741
Caerwedros Pat Immins
Moira Harries
01545 560917
01545 560166
Capel Dewi Janet Fleming
& John Evans
01559 395380
01559 362295
Llandygwydd & Tygwydd John Davies
& David Farmer
01239 710473
01239 682471
Llechryd Robert Owen
& Pauline Palmer
01239 683174
01239 682301
Manordeifi Alan Ford
& Paul Edwards
01239 710005
01239 811777
Mydroilyn Barbara Atkinson
& Jennifer Robins
01545 580773
01570 470047
Penrhiwllan & Orllwyn Mal Hill
& Carol Tabbiner
01545 560489
01559 371438
Rhydlewis Robert Evans
Medwyn Jones
01239 851940
01239 851538

Team Captains

Aberporth Phil Ladd 07976 548803
Caerwedros Gavin Jones 01545 581064
Capel Dewi Robert Davies 01559 384831
Dolphins Jean Bond 01239 814590
Llandygwydd Goronwy Evans 01239 851271
Llechryd Robert Owen 01239 683174
Manordeifi Steve Reynolds 01239 811965
Mydroilyn Jennifer Robins 01570 470047
Orllwyn Carol Tabbiner 01559 371438
Penrhiwllan Mal Hill 01545 560489
Rhydlewis Medwyn Jones 01239 851538
Tygwydd David Farmer 01239 682471



Cardiganshire Short Mat Bowls Association has one of the lowest number of active Umpires in Wales and have received special dispensation from the WSMBA to 'self-umpire' when an Umpire is not available at a league game. This is not an ideal situation but with so few Umpires available as most of them play for their clubs too, there is little choice.

Most players will agree that having an Umpire present encourages a better standard of etiquette and provides guidance on any decisions that may have to be made during an evening.

If you are interested in becoming an Umpire you do not need to be a player but, obviously, an interest in the game is advisable. The examination is divided into two parts; theory and practical.

The theory paper consists of 40 questions which need to be answered fully but the WSMBA rule book may be used so it's not as bad as it seems! Providing that over 80% of the questions are answered correctly, the successful applicant will then encouraged to accompany existing umpires to observe them in their duties, gradually taking more responsibility themselves as they grow in confidence. Once experience has been gained, you would be asked to take the practical part of the examination showing an understanding of the equipment used and demonstrating your ability to judge and advise on pre-set examples of more unusual situations. This is usually carried out within the participant's own club.

If you successfully complete both the theory and practical assessments you become a WSMBA umpire - as easy as that!

A copy of the questions is available on request by email from Paul Edwards: Please talk to one of the existing umpires if you would like more information about becoming an Umpire.

The English Bowls Umpires website has further information on the subject


List of Umpires available this season

Gerald Hands (Penrhiwllan) 07971 524544
Paul Edwards (Manordeifi) 01239 811777
Richard Prowse (Aberporth) 07870 436437
Robert Evans (Rhydlewis) 01239 851940
Robert Tomkins (Llechryd) 07811 155156



Do you enjoy bowls but would like to learn more about the game and learn how to help others? Then maybe coaching is for you.

Ceredigion County Council recently ran a Coaching Course in association with the WSMBA at Llandysul Leisure Centre and provided an excellent way of learning how to break down the game into stages so that the different shots can be taught to beginners. To qualify as a coach, an individual would need to attend one of these coaching courses and then be recommended to take the further examination. This would consist of taking the theory examination required by Umpires and, if over 80% is achieved, a practical examination held at the club to ensure that the person has remembered how to teach the various shots!

Cardigan currently has four qualified club coaches at three clubs: Aberporth, Manordeifi and Rhydlewis. Please check the individual club pages if you would like to find out more or maybe receive some help with your game.

Being a coach doesn't necessarily mean that they are the best player - merely that they are someone who can teach the theory of the game to players and hopefully help with teaching particular shots or advising on where someone is going wrong.