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16th February, 2013 at Coral Star


Coral Star 2 (72 shots) Shogun 2 (63 shots), 2 games drawn


5th February, 2013 at Shogun


Shogun 4 (77 shots) Coral Star 2 (52 shots)


November 2012

On Saturday 17th November, the short mat clubs from Kama, F&P (Mimosa), and Kiti  sent 36 players to join the Shogun group in a competition sponsored by Chris Parry of 3D Global Wealth Management. The charity competition involved a triples round robin with the teams made up of members from the different organisations. There were some very close matches in all three sections and despite a power-cut during the day, which lasted for several hours, all section matches were completed and these were followed by the semi finals.

After two tight semis, we reached the business end of the day and the Final was contested between Anne Males, Jim Allison and Colin Merry versus Pam Wilson, Jean Couch and Paul Jordan. The Final proved an equally close competition however in the end Anne, Jim and Colin won by 12-7. Well done and congratulations to them!

Chris Parry (left) presenting the trophy and prizes to the winning team: Jim Allison, Anne Males and Colin Merry

On the Saturday evening many of those who took part in the competition enjoyed a meze meal at the Melitzia Taverna, Tala, and this was followed with entertainment provided by the Marios Mavromatis Dancing Group.

A total of €600 was raised and was presented to The Friends of Paphos Hospice  at the Evangelismos Hospital.

Jim Allison, Catherine Allison and Dave Richards, from the Shogun club handing over the cheque to Jacky Cotterill (2nd left), from the Friends Hospice.

September 2012


Both the Shogun group Triples and Rinks finals took place on Sunday 23rd September, 2012. The Triples final was a very close affair with a score of 6-6 after 9 ends, however a score of 4 on the tenth end for the team of Carol Halkett, Maria and Peter Milligan was the decisive move that really decided the match. They managed to maintain that differential over of last year’s winners, Dave Richards, Jenny and Graham Mattox, through the remaining two ends.


In comparison the Rinks final was a one horse affair with the rink of Carol Halkett, Pat & Ronnie Strachan, and Jim Allison, cantering forward into the Island finals as representatives of the Shogun group. They overwhelmed the opposition, Anne & Paul Jordan, and Maria & Peter Milligan, so much so, that the final two ends were unnecessary. Not quite a whitewash, but perilously close to it!


That completes the Shogun group competitions for this year and all that remains is to wish the very best of luck to the following who will represent the Shogun at the Island National Championships at Kiti in October, 2012:


Open 2 Wood Singles: Dave Richards

Ladies 4 Wood Singles: Maria Milligan

Gents 4 Wood Singles: Ronnie Strachan

Mixed Pairs: Jenny & Graham Mattox

Mixed Triples: Carol Halkett, Maria & Peter Milligan

Mixed Rinks: Carol Halkett, Pat & Ronnie Strachan, Jim Allison 

August 2012

The Gents Singles and Mixed Pairs Final were both held this month. In the singles, after a very poor start, Ronnie Strachan had a wake up call just in time. He regained his normal steady form and managed to overcome a substantial lead that had been built up by Derek Lemon, thereby assuming the mantle of this year’s Gents Champion.


The Mixed Pairs competition final was held on Sunday 19th August and the experienced duo of Jenny and Graham Mattox overcame the pairing of Linda Maidment and Stuart Harrison, who seemed to have exhausted all their best bowls en route to the final. Their progress to the final was admirable and they overcame a number of more experienced pairings to get there, however on the day, Jenny and Graham were too strong and will go forward to represent Shogun at the Cyprus National finals.


13th – 15th July, 2012

Fraser McKinley Competition

Sixteen Shogun members travelled to Ayia Napa to take part in the annual Fraser McKinley Cup competition at the Mimosa Beach Hotel. A total of 60 entrants from four of the island’s clubs took part in soaring temperatures.

Shogun players reached the Finals as part of their respective triples teams. Sue Lemon. and her team were runners-up, whereas Pat Strachan, and her team were the victors. This is the fifth consecutive year that Shogun players have reached the Final stages of this tournament. Well done to all who took part!

8th July, 2012 – Shogun Ladies Singles

The final of the Ladies 4 bowl singles 2012 took place on Sunday 8th July, 2012, at the Shogun centre in Emba, between Jenny Mattox and Maria Milligan. (Both Jenny and Maria, along with Pat Strachan, recently won the Bowls Cyprus National Ladies Triples competition.)

The final was an excellent game as you would expect from two of the most consistent members of the Shogun club. It was very close for the first 8 ends with very little in it, however this was the point where Maria started to take command of the proceedings and opened up a lead of 7 shots. At last Jenny responded and gradually whittled away the deficit and closed the gap to 2 shots after 26 ends. However end 27 proved decisive and Maria got the single point she required to win, winning 21-18. Maria will go forward to represent the Shogun at the National Short Mat Finals played in October, 2012, at Kiti.

3rd March 2012 – Coral Star 3 – Shogun 3

21st January 2012 – Coral Star 2 Shogun 4

10th January 2012 – Shogun 5 Coral Star 1


Competition Programme for 2011/12

(see the Notice Board for full information, format and rules)

March 1st – Ladies and Gents 2 bowl singles (new trophy donated by Tom Hudson)

April to June – Ladies and Gents 4 bowl Championships

June to August – Mixed Pairs 4 bowl Championships

July to September – Mixed Triples 2 bowl Championships

August & September – Mixed Rinks

All competitions to be completed by the weekend of 6/7th October, 2012, as the winners of each discipline shall be expected to represent the Shogun in the National Short Mat Finals at Kiti, Larnaca. Dates for the finals TBA.

10th December, 2011 – Coral Star 2 – Shogun 4

This most recent match was played at the revamped Coral Star venue, in a room that can now accommodate three mats. These regular matches with Coral Star are proving very useful for our newer bowlers who are learning quickly and improving with each game.


24th November 2011 –

Shogun vs Famagusta & Paralimni

Famagusta & Paralimni (F&P) came to Paphos for a couple of days and the Shogun were invited to join them in a friendly roll up. A very enjoyable game was experienced by both groups of players with four mats of full rinks being played with the visitors being the victors over two sessions.


Shogun 2 wins, 2 draws, 80shots.

Famagusta & Paralimni, 4 wins, 2 draws, 99 shots.

After the match the Shogun group joined the Famagusta and Paralimni group for a very enjoyable lunch at their holiday apartments.

22nd November, 2011 – Shogun 4 – Coral Star 2

5th November 2011 – Coral Star 5.5 – Shogun 0.5

18th October 2011 – Shogun 4 – Coral Star 2

9th July 2011

Fourteen Shogun players made the trip to Mimosa to take part in a Fraser McKinlay sponsored Round Robin tournament, and again the Shogun representatives put up a good show, with Paul Jordan just pipped for a place in the final. However Jenny Mattox made it through to the final with her team but they were narrowly defeated by a strong team from Famagusta. Prizes and trophies were presented to the winners and runners up by Mr Chris Parry from Fraser McKinlay.

The tournament was followed by an evening meal and thereafter by a disco with singing and dancing till the wee sma’ hours.

Sunday morning the Shogun caravan upped sticks and moved on to Kama where they took part in two bowling sessions at the new facility at the invitation of Captain Roy Staples and V/Captain Ken Kennard. Bowling was followed by lunch and the use of their lovely outdoor pool before the trip home to Paphos and the memory of a weekend that was thoroughly enjoyed by all.

May, 2011


Twenty five Paphos short mat bowlers made the trek up to Protaras again this year to take part in the Mimosa Cup competition hosted by the Famagusta & Paralimni Short Mat Club.

The format of the competition is that teams of three players are drawn from all entrants irrespective of what club they are members of. There are four sections and each team within the section will play 4 games of 40min.each, with the top team in each of the four sections going through to semi – final. The winners of the two semis meet in the Final.

Both semi-finals were very closely contested with one match requiring an extra end to decide which team progressed to the Final. Paphos bowlers were represented in both the semis. Tony Hull and Bryan Ratcliffe from the Latin Parish club were beaten in the first semi, however Jenny Mattox, from the Shogun, partnered by two players from Famagusta, made it through to the Final.

However, Jenny, representing the bowlers from Paphos, failed to overcome her opponents and was narrowly defeated in the Final. The winning a team consisted of two players from Famagusta and one from Kiti. Well done to them!

But we’ll be back next year!!

February 21st, 2011


Forty two of the Shogun members and friends attended at Costas Taverna, Koloni, for the annual presentation night. The short presentation ceremony was followed  by an enjoyable never-ending meze and a Dominoes tournament. The trophies and prizes were presented by Albert Smith, the most senior member of the group.

Football Competition

Ladies: First place – Jenny Mattox

Gents: First place – Richard Walden

Pairs Competition

First place – Maria & Peter Milligan

Runners up – Catherine Allison & Glen Smith

Ladies Championship

First place – Maria Milligan

Runner up – Catherine Allison

Gents Championship

First place – Bob Sim

Runner up – Jimmy Allison

There was also a special presentation to Peter Milligan in appreciation of his time and effort in the development and maintenance of the Short Mat website.

After the dominoes were concluded the raffle, in aid of the Kidney Association, was drawn. Proceeds of the raffle, and those from the Shogun book exchange facility, amounted to 200 euros, which will be presented to the Kidney Association in the near future. Many thanks to all who donated prizes and gave so willingly on the night!

December, 2010


All three competitions are nearing the pointy end of the tournaments. In the Ladies singles, Catherine Allison awaits her opponent in the Final. The other finalist is a couple of games away however as Sue Lemon is to play Carol Hackett in the 1/4 final, with the winner to play Maria Milligan in the semi for the honour to play Catherine in the Final.

Jimmy Allison is already through to the final of the Gents singles, awaiting the winner from the semi-final to be played between George Gray and Bob Sim.

In the Pairs competition, Catherine Allison, and her partner, Glen Smith, have already qualified for the Final. After a very close 1/4 final, Maria & Peter Milligan edged out Sue and Derek Lemon by one shot, to gain a place in the semi-final where they will play Pat and Ronnie Strachan, with the winners playing Catherine and Glen in the Final.

Friday 12th November, 2010.


The competition consisted of a round-robin with 20 triples teams taking part, each team playing 3 games in total. The Final was played over 11 ends with a comfortable win for Shogun Short Mat represented by Danny, Mo and Dave Heseltine. Snack’s were supplied during game and at the conclusion of the game there was a presentation of prizes in a local taverna. Another day to remember.

Saturday 30th, October, 2010.


Sixteen Shogun players travelled to Ayia Napa and stayed overnight at the Mimosa Hotel. The Shogun players took part in the Open Mimosa Charity Cup competition, which is sponsored by the local Municipality.
Dave Holt, from the Shogun, won the overall competition and Jim Elmes, also from the Shogun, was runner-up. Both were presented with their trophies by the mayor of the Municipality at an evening function after the competition. All competitors were presented with a commemorative medal and ribbon.

Saturday 30th October, 2010.


This match was played at the Latin Parish Hall, and the result was a win for the Shogun 3-1.

Tuesday  12th October, 2010


First session: comprised mixed teams made up from 12 Latin Parish members and 19 Shogun members.  After the coffee break competition ensued with 3 rinks from the Latin Parish playing 3 rinks from Shogun, with the Shogun winning by the margin of 2 rinks to 1.

Saturday 2nd October, 2010



The latest of the regularly organised matches took place at the Latin Parish Hall on Saturday 2nd October. In the first session, the home team took an early lead on both mats but by the 6th end the teams were level. On the penultimate end there was only one shot difference on both mats. However, Shogun eventually managed to win by one shot on both mats. 

In the second session, Shogun team took an early lead, which they maintained throughout both games to finish five shots up on mat 1 and one shot up on mat 2. Final result:- Latin Parish 0, Shogun 4. 

The majority of the Shogun team were new members with very limited match experience, so WELL DONE to you all.

Monday 27th September, 2010 


David Ettritch of Coral Bay Lawn Green Bowling Club and a regular player at Shogun Short Mat invited as many Short Mat bowlers as possible to a challenge game at their new full size lawn green in Peyia. On Monday 27th September 2010, 28 players from Shogun Short Mat took up the challenge, with many never having previously played on a full size green.  

The game of 18 ends was thoroughly enjoyed by all in very hot weather on a very good green. Shogun players, experienced and novices, put up a strong challenge winning three out of the seven rinks played. The Shogun team lost overall 133 points to 89, which seems a large deficit but the selection of Shogun teams by Jenny Mattox and Danny McLaren proved positive.

This was followed by a buffet meal in the new Club House served by Stavros the owner of the Club, making it a day to remember. A return game of Short Mat at the Shogun is yet to be arranged.

Sunday 26th September 2010

A Round-Robin competition took place at the Shogun in the Karate Club, Emba on Sunday 26th September 2010. 

There were two sections of eight (8) triples, four teams from Shogun and four  teams from Kiti in each section. Each team played three games of 45 minutes duration with a 50 minute interval between games. By the time the final was due to be played between the top team from Shogun and the top team from Kiti, 40 minutes had been gained overall. 

This was a sign of a well organised event and credit must go to the players for getting on with the job. WELL DONE!! 

Dave Griffiths, Derek Smith and Jenny Mattox (Shogun) pipped the rival Shogun team led by George Gray on shot difference, earning the right to represent the Shogun in the final. 

Frank Grundy, Sheila Smith and June Clarke (Kiti) edged out Lorraine Grundy’s team on shot difference, to represent Kiti in the final. 

Following two trial ends, Jenny’s team took an early lead and maintained that lead to finish winners by 15 shots to 7. 

After the final, 47 people made their way to Melitza Tavern in Tala where a meze had been arranged and was thoroughly enjoyed by all, along with a few drinks. Dave Richards then fronted the formalities with Pat Strachan presenting the prizes to the winners and runners up. Frank from Kiti responded and his invitation for a return game was accepted. 

Then the best kept secret, a group of dancers from the Shogun Dance School, led by their instructor Marios, appeared to entertain us with a fantastic display of Greek dances to the delight of all present. Special thanks to Val and Richard Walden for arranging and financing the evening’s first class entertainment.