The air conditioned Washington Ballroom is an excellent venue for Short mat bowls with space for up to 5 mats.
Short Mat Bowls is a scaled down version of the indoor bowling that is seen on television, except that it is played on portable lightweight bowling carpets, which measure 45 feet by 6 feet (13.75 x 1.85 metres). The game is played like other forms of the sport, with full sized bowls being used to bowl up and down the carpet.
Thus, any suitably sized room can be turned into a temporary bowling green that is completely unaffected by the weather. This is why the sport has grown to over 100,000 players in just a few short years. The game has become so popular that it is now being taken up in many other parts of the world.
Short Mat bowls is a completely mixed sport in which men and women compete equally together. Indeed, it has become a great family sport involving both sexes and all ages from under 9 to over 90. The mixed nature of the sport has also created a great social atmosphere and offers plenty of occasions for single players to play the game in a social and friendly atmosphere .
Short Mat Bowls holidays are available at the Langstone Cliff Hotel with competitions being held here in the washington Suite during the following dates:
- November 2012
- March 2013