SHORT MAT BOWLING ASSOCIATION
Any Club Players interested in becoming a qualified Umpire should firstly contact Darren Stanford South Central Area Manager for Umpires who will pass your detail on to the ESMBA Umpires Director. He will send you a set of questions which you need to answer using the new ESMBA rulebook (2014). Once these has been returned and marked you will be informed whether you have passed. The pass mark for the written paper is 95%.
On passing the first part of the exam, you will then be invited to attend a mock umpires examination were you will be taken through the practical and oral test required to become a qualified Umpire. After completing the mock exam a date will be fixed for your exam this is normally no more than two weeks later.