picture on front cover/dust jacket
Title English Short Mat Bowling Association Laws of the Game (Amended 2014)
Compiling body English Short Mat Bowling Association (ESMBA)
Publisher English Short Mat Bowling Association
First published 1991
ISBN None
Edition reviewed 2014
Hardback/softback Softback
List price The prices (carriage paid) of the booklets are 2.50 for registered members of the ESMBA and 7.50 for unregistered members.
Cover size (cm)
(height x width)
14.8 x 10.5
Number of pages 48 (includes seven pages of advertisements)
Number of pages with Coloured photos Black & white photos Line drawings
  None None Two
Availability Copies may be obtained from
Synopsis This booklet was produced to reflect changes approved at the 2014 Rules Revision Meeting and its table of contents lists the following headings:
  • Foreword
  • Table of Contents
  • The Equipment
  • The Bowls
  • The Jack
  • Playing the Game
  • The Players and Their Duties
  • Play Infringements
  • Results of an End
  • Dress Code
  • Duties of Officials
Ten appendices then follow which include subjects such as 'Glossary of terms', 'Equipment and line marking specifications' and 'ESMBA approved measuring equipment'.

The booklet is an indispensable reference; all short mat clubs should have a copy and it deserves a wide readership among their members, whatever their experience.