The owner of the
Mimosa Beach Hotel, Protaras, Mr Eugen Leontiades, first saw Short
Mat bowls being played in Paphos, Cyprus. After seeing how successful
and popular the game was at the western end of the island, and falling
in love with the game himself, he decided to investigate the possibility
of starting a similar club in the Famagusta area.
Through his association with Jim Allison from Paphos, and Kevin Males
from Paralimni, they formulated a plan to initially form a Short Mat
Bowls club, and hopefully in the future, a club with an outdoor Lawn
In June 2007 Kevin phoned contacted everyone he knew in the area who had
ever professed an interest in bowls, and from those positive contacts
formed a committee to progress the venture. At that first meeting of the
committee in August 2007, Eugen said he would finance the purchase of
the equipment necessary which would also compliment his hotels
The club, Famagusta & Paralimni Short Mat, based at the
Mimosa Hotel, bowled it's first woods in November 2007.
We have 2 types of membership: Full and Associate. Full membership is
open to Cyprus residents and Associate membership is open to
non-residents. Full Membership costs 50 euros per year and Associate
membership is 30 euros per year. In addition all members pay 1 euro on
each day they play. We currently have over 80 members. Non - members or
visitors are welcome on payment of the daily fee of 3 euros.
We are an outdoor facility and have 6 mats. Our Summer opening hours are
on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday from 3 pm till 7 pm
comprising up to 4 games. Our Winter opening hours are the same days but
from 11 am till 3 pm.
We also have the use of a club tea room in the winter months.
The club has gone from strength to strength participating in many inter
club competitions throughout the island. We also host some Open
Tournaments throughout the year: the Mimosa Cup in early May, the Fraser
Mackinley cup in June/July and the Paralimni Charity Cup at the end of
October. For these competitions we normally have between 72 - 90 entries
from all over Cyprus.
Kevin Males, Tel: 23744339
If you need any further information about the club
check out the club website. If you are interested in
arranging a fixture with the club, contact the above.