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Title Short Mat Bowls
Featuring N/A
Produced by Goldenhand Productions for Dales Sports Surfaces
First produced 2008
Approximate running time 10 minutes
Recommended retail price N/A
Region 2*
Special features None
Availability This DVD is available directly from Dales Sports Surfaces who provide it free of charge, but you are requested to return it to them after viewing.
Synopsis In addition to supplying full size artificial indoor and outdoor bowls surfaces in the UK and internationally, Dales Sports Surfaces offer a comprehensive range of rink mats and equipment for short mat bowls.

The DVD opens with passages of play from the 2006 World Short Mat Championships held at Potters Leisure Resort, Hopton-on-Sea, England and is followed by short sequences of play at a village hall. Both provide a backdrop to a brief history of the game in the form of overlaid text.

There then follows a section filmed at Dales premises near Boston in Lincolnshire that focuses on the preparation, marking out and packaging of short mat carpets.

Most of the remainder of the DVD is recorded in a village hall and opens with a demonstration of a mat being laid by two men with the aid of a (two mat) handling unit. Other essential equipment (fenders, block, delivery mats, etc) is shown prior to a sequence that illustrates the basic laws of the game and principles of scoring. Fittingly, the sequence ends with a mat being rolled back on to the handling unit and covered with fire-wraps.

Those who would benefit from seeing this DVD include anyone involved in purchasing new short mat equipment or considering starting a new club, beginners to the game and those just thinking about taking it up.

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