What we do

When we play

We play friendly games twice a week. On Mondays at 5pm to 7pm and Thursdays at 5pm to 7pm.

In addition, we have the facility to schedule other events (e.g. beginners practice sessions etc.) at other times during the day on most days of the week.

Once a month, normally early in the month, we play a round of the multi-part, annual club championship competition. This is to identify club player of the year.

In addition we run a number of major events throughout the year. These major events are normally followed by a prize giving dinner in a local restaurant in Almerimar.

We also enter teams in various international competitions organised by the Short Mat Players Tour (SMPT).

Competition schedule

Exact dates of competitions are confirmed close to the time of the event. Dates for 2018 and provisional dates for 2019 are available below.

2018

1st October - Club Championship
16th October – Visit to Bodega with FGS
25th October – Mixed Pairs Shield
Ist November – Club Championship
29th November – St Andrews Day Gala
6th December – Club Championship (final leg)
20th December – Christmas celebration

2019

Rounds of annual competition (normally first Monday/Tuesday or Thursday of each month)

Mixed Pairs Competition – February 2019 (Provisional)

Saint Patrick’s Competition – Thursday 14 March or Monday 18 March (Provisional)

Saint George’s Competition – Monday 22 April or Thursday 25 April (Provisional)

Who can play and what it costs

The annual membership fee is 30 euros a year. The membership period starts on 1 January and finishes on 31 December each year.

Members can enter all events. The entry fee for members is 5 euros for most events. With a 7 euros entry fee for major competitions.

All events except major competitions and rounds of the annual competition are open to guest players. At an entry fee of 7 euros a person. This price includes the hire of bowls and shoes for the event.