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At the AGM of the Scarborough League on 13th April the promotion of the B team to the First Division was confirmed. Congratulations to them. The League accepted the Club’s application for a third team to join the As in Division Two. The new season begins in September. The Club continues to bowl all summer and new players will be made most welcome.



Bempton and Buckton Short Mat Bowling Club is affiliated to NYSMBA and ESMBA the regional and national bodies. We made our debut in the local Scarborough League in September 2015, had two teams in 2016/7 and are hoping to run three teams next year. Club Nights are Tuesday and Wednesday which are also our nights for home league fixtures.

Alan McLean is the Secretary and can be reached on 07803246554.


The Annual General Meeting of the Bempton and Buckton Short Mat Bowling Club was held on Wednesday 7th September at 6.30pm in the Community Village Hall. All officers were re-elected without a vote.

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Bowling in the Village Hall

From March 2017

An open session is held in the Hall every Friday throughout the year from 10.30am to 1.00pm at £2.00 per person. All are welcome and all equipment is provided. You will also be made very welcome if you come for a free taster session at one of our Club nights. These are every Tuesday evening from 6.30pm – 8.30pm throughout the year except certain nights September to April when there is a League match.

Please bring flat soled shoes/slippers or make sure your socks don’t have holes in!

Wednesday is our main Club practice/match night. If you can’t make a Tuesday or Friday but are keen to play come and see us on a Wednesday or give us a call and we’ll get you started.


Further information from Alan on 07803246554.



The Friday Group paid fines for bowling errors and ensuing “inappropriate”language and then joined with the U3A group for a bring and buy lunch and raffle. Special thanks go to Robert and Elizabeth for having the idea and for kindly providing the raffle prizes and to Ann and Sue for organising the lunch. Thanks to all who came. You raised the great sum of £140.00 for comic relief.






Village Bowling celebrated its first birthday last Friday 27th February. Cakes were enjoyed and the usual Friday fun was had.



A close measure

A close measure

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Bridlington U3A

The Short Mat Bowls Group is on Friday afternoons at 2:00pm following one of the village bowling groups who play on Friday morning, thus splitting the workload of getting the mats out and putting them away! Some members of the U3A group have also joined the village’s Wednesday night bowls group and the Bempton and Buckton Short Mat Bowling Club.  G:\SMB_007.jpg

Membership of the bowls group is restricted to U3A members. For those who have no idea what the U3A is- it’s a non-political, non-religious organisation which first began in Toulouse in 1972 to promote well-being amongst older people, no longer in full time employment. It moved to Britain in 1982 with the creation of the Third Age Trust, which set up regional bodies. The Bridlington group started in 2007 and grew from an initial 300 members to 800 members and more than 90 interest groups by November 2014, making it the largest organisation in the Bridlington Area. Although aimed at retirees, recent age discrimination legislation has opened membership to any age, but most of its activities do tend to take place during the day, making the activities a little inaccessible for full time workers. Anyone interested in joining can visit the Drop-in Session, every Tuesday, midday to 2:00 in the Victoria Rd Resource Centre or go to: for more information.