Norfolk Bowling Club

Norfolk Bowling Club
Norfolk Bowling Club
Norfolk BC
01603 455165
Norfolk Bowling Club
01603 455165
Norfolk Bowling Club
Norfolk BC
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Norfolk Bowling Club
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The Norfolk Bowling Club, is located in the Cathedral City of Norwich in the East Anglian county of Norfolk. We have two outdoor greens (one not currently in use) and seven indoor rinks. We are affiliated to Bowls England, English Indoor Bowling Association Ltd and both the Men's and Ladies Indoor and Outdoor County Associations and offer competitive bowls, to those who want it, at National, County and club level in both team and individual formats.

We welcome new members from 8 to 80 and beyond, whether an experienced player or new to our wonderful game, please use our website to gain more information on the history of our club, which celebrated its centenary in 2022, and what we can offer. For more details on the history of our club over the past 100+ years, please click here.

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1st March - Mason Trophy - our Ladies Mason A team secured another win today beating Colchester B in the last 16 fixture. Both home and away teams recorded good wins with an overall score of 44-23.

Great team performance and we look forward to the quarter final against St Neots on Friday 8th March which will also be played one rink at home and one rink away again, start time to be confirmed 10am or 11am, further details will be shared on website - Report from Jackie Devitt.

1st March National Area 7 O60s Fours Final - Congratulations to Phil Long, John Colcombe, Ian Wones & Bernie Perrett for progressing to the National Championship Finals at Nottingham with a 18-10 win against Martin Rumball’s team (Risbygate) at Diss last evening.

This rounds off an excellent week in the senior competitions and huge congratulations to those who have qualified in the following events :

  • Over 60s Singles - Ian Wones
  • Over 60s Pairs - Ian Wones & Bernie Perrett
  • Over 50s Triples - Adrian Field, Ian Wones & Bernie Perrett.
  • Over 60s Fours - Phil Long, John Colcombe, Ian Wones & Bernie Perrett

1st March National Area 7 Singles Final - Congratulations to Aaron Johnson for progressing to the National Championship Finals at Nottingham with a 21-19 win against Mark Royal (Risbygate), at Diss last evening.

29th February - Live Streaming - tonight's live stream Mens Singles Area Final : Aaron Johnson v Mark Royal (Risbygate) to be played at Diss, please click here for more details and links

29th February - Triples - congratulations to Tom Cooper, Aaron Stimson & Ric Summers for progressing through to the last 16 in the National Triples, to be played at Nottingham, with a 20-14 win in the area final against Roger Barnbrook, Rob Parker & Tim Stone (Acle) at County Arts yesterday evening.

29th February - O60s Pairs - congratulations to Ian Wones & Bernie Perrett for progressing through to the last 16 in the National O60s Pairs, to be played at Nottingham, with a 16-14 win in the area final against John Catchpole & Mark Todd (Beccles) at County Arts yesterday evening.

28th February - O50s Triples - congratulations to Adrian Field, Ian Wones & Bernie Perrett for progressing through to the last 16 in the National O50s Triples, to be played at Nottingham in March, with a 22-12 win in the area final over Clive Derrys' team from County Arts yesterday evening.

27th February - New Open Sets Pairs League 2024/25 - it has become apparent that there have been concerns/comments, from some members, that the rules are such that sets could be completed before 7 ends have been played and as a result matches would not last a full 2hrs.

It has been agreed therefore to amend Rule 1.2 so that all games will be played to 14 ends (two sets of 7 ends), which equates to a 2 hour game.

If after both sets have been completed the sets are tied either by both teams having won one set, or both sets having been tied on shots, a one end tie break will then be played regardless of the time.

26th February - Outdoor Hoodies - the club is hoping to purchase some "club hoodies" for use outdoors. The cost is £39 provided that we can secure a minimum order of 50 items therefore if you are interested details can be left at the bar, together with your payment of £39. Please get your order in by Friday 8th March so we can get them in time for the start of the outdoor season.

26th February - Mason Trophy - our Ladies Mason team will play their national last 16 match against Colchester this Friday, 1st March commencing at 11am. There will be one rink at home and one away, supporters at either venue would be most welcome.

26th February - Summer Indoor Leagues 2024 - entries are now open for the 2024 Summer Indoor leagues, details are available in the hallway of the indoor clubhouse.

26th February - Indoor Leagues 2024/25 - entries are now open for the 2024/25 Indoor season club leagues which includes the new Open Sets Pairs League, please click here for further details, and click here for details and entry forms for the other indoor leagues.

<<<<< Closing date for entries to all leagues - Friday 12th April >>>>>

24th February - Ladies Singles & Men's O60 Singles - congratulations to Katherine Rednall and Ian Wones in progressing through to the last 16 in the National Ladies Singles and Men's O60 Singles, respectively, to be played at Nottingham in March/April with wins in the area finals at Diss yesterday evening..

20th February - Open Pairs - congratulations to Wayne Willgress & James Segolo for progressing through to the last 16 in the National Open Pairs, to be played at Nottingham in March, with a win in the area final over Martin Rumball & Dan Poole (Risbygate) at Diss yesterday evening.

19th February - Club Competitions - members are reminded to check the updates to the various competitions via Bowlr, as some play by dates for games are close and games have not been booked, please click here for more details

17th February - Yetton Trophy semi final : Norfolk BC 77 - St Neots 81 - unfortunately there will be no opportunity for a third win in three years, and there was always going to be a point where the run came to an end. Congratulations ladies on a great performance, and congratulations to St Neots ladies and best of luck in the final at Nottingham.

16th February - Family Pairs - congratulations to Adrian Field & Wayne Willgress for progressing through to the last 16 in the National Family Pairs, to be played at Nottingham in April, with a win in the area final over Matthew Whyers & Ian Catchpole at County Arts yesterday evening.

13th February - National Pairs - congratulations to Aaron Johnson & James Segolo for progressing through to the last 16 in the National Pairs, to be played at Nottingham in April, with a win in the area final over Mark Royal & Stuart Fuller (Risbygate) at Diss yesterday evening.

Website / Facebook Updates - whilst the editors of the website and our Facebook page endeavour to keep up with results and news, please let Chris Taylor and/or Helen Jamieson know of any news you feel should be shared. This is especially important as we reach the final stages of club and individual national/county competitions.

Rink Bookings - members are asked to ensure that where a rink is no longer required, especially for National bookings, that the booking is removed from the diary. This will ensure that we can make the best use of spare rinks for rearranged leagues or to allow members to book roll-ups.

Members are also reminded that rinks must be booked for all games, even for a roll-up on an empty rink. Please ensure that rinks are booked via the Bowlr system in advance of your game or on arrival at the club via the monitor by the office.

Note: Norwich City Home league fixtures for information only and subject to change.
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Norfolk & Norwich Indoor Bowling Club Limited trading as Norfolk Bowling Club.
Registered in England, Company Number. 00884365
Registered Office - Norfolk Bowling Club, 444a Unthank Road, Norwich, NR4 7QH. VAT Reg. 105544300
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