Norfolk’s Leading Indoor Bowls Club

Welcome to Acle ibc

      Where we breed Success

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What we can offer you:

Acle Indoor Bowls Club offers its members a large array of internal leagues at all times of the day and evening as well as plenty of ‘Roll up’ sessions.  We also offer the opportunity to enter Club, County or National competitions.

 We can offer something for everyone at any level.

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Below is a  Presentation that can be seen on the 2 TV screens at the Club at the moment.     It includes a video taken by Bob Oakley on our Opening Day in 1993.   

Ladies County  Leagues in progress

Club Fees

  

    •    Annual Membership  -  £40

(includes social club membership)

Juniors  -  £10

    •    2 hour rink fees  -       £2.50     (£5 for guests)

             Juniors  -  £1

    •    Coaching  -                Free

    •    Equipment hire  -        Free

    •    Lockers for season  -   £5

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      Juniors must be under 18 and in full time education

What we can offer you

 

Acle Indoor Bowls Club offers its members a large array of internal leagues at all times of the day and evening as well as plenty of ‘Roll up’ sessions.  We also offer the opportunity to enter club, County or National competitions.

 We can offer something for everyone at any level.

Where we are

New Members

At Acle Indoor Bowls Club, we always welcome new members. Beginners can take advantage of free hire of equipment and coaching by our fully qualified coaches. This service is also free of charge.  We also have a special wheelchair for use on the rinks, for the disabled.

Of course, experienced bowlers of any level are also made more than welcome at Acle.

Acle IBC  has 2 hour sessions on every day of the week during the main season ( September - April ). During these sessions, various events take place:

       •    Internal leagues (Pairs, Triples & Fours, all in Mens, Ladies and Mixed formats).

    •    A friendly ‘Drive’ session where you may be drawn to play against (and with) anyone. All very light hearted and a half time cup of something refreshing goes down very nicely.  You may even be in the money at the end of it all.

    •    For those more competitive, there are inter-club matches in the County Leagues as well as Club & County or even national competitions.

    •    We also welcome visiting executive and county teams in friendly games

Acle Indoor Bowls facility was built in 1993 as part of the

 Acle Recreation Centre complex.

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At Acle Indoor Bowls, our goal is to provide you with a courteous & professional service of the highest calibre. For those who require help,

our coaches are adaptable and find ways to help you enjoy the sport of Bowls.

Meet friends, have a game and then a drink either in the Bowls Lounge or the Recreation Centre Bar, and on occasions why not a enjoy a meal.

A club steward is always on call in the Bowls Lounge to assist, making your game and visit an enjoyable social occasion. Sport is all about enjoyment and competing, there are many internal club leagues and for those a bit more adventurous Acle Indoor Bowls are represented in County Leagues.

If you have any questions or would like to speak with an Acle IBC representative regarding our club please don’t hesitate to contact us:

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At Acle Indoor Bowls, its members always come first.

The Club’s Spacious Bar Area

Live Webcams

The club was the first in the country to have live streaming of the games in progress.   It currently boasts 4 HD Cameras covering all 6 rinks at both ends.   These are live 24/7 for all to see Free of charge.       

Click on the Camera you wish to view below:

Rinks 1, 2 & 3

Scoreboard end

Rinks 1, 2 & 3

Lounge end

Rinks 4, 5 & 6

Lounge end

Rinks 4, 5 & 6

Scoreboard end

Sponsors

Internal Leagues      Click on a day

Monday   Tuesday       Wednesday   Thursday

Friday     Weekend        Summer Leagues          

Competitions       

EIBA   Nationals

Click on Badge for a full list of Men’s, Ladies & Team Competition Links

Men’s Singles

Men’s Pairs

Men’s Triples

Mixed Pairs

Mixed Triples

Under 25 Singles

Senior Singles

Ladies Competitions

EIBA   Club & County

EBF  Federation

Club Competitions

Men’s Singles

Men’s Pairs

Men’s Triples

Men’s Fours

Ladies Singles

Ladies Pairs

Ladies Triples

Ladies Fours

Men’s Over 60’s Pairs

Mixed Pairs

Junior Competitions

Handicap Singles

Click on Badge to view all the Men’s County League Fixtures, Tables & Results 

County Leagues       

Click on Badge to view all the  Ladies County League Fixtures, Tables & Results 

Men’s ‘A’ Team       

At  Home to  the Dell  the Men’s A needed  a win to get their season started.  Richard  Pope, Robert Brooks, Simon Elliott  and George  Tubby  were close at 7-5 on 10 ends but after  dropping  a 5 on the 14th were 9-12,  they then won 5 ends on the trot  to go 17-13 and won 20-13.  Paul Nichols,   Barney Wymer, Josh Baxter  and Jamie Howlett  were 9-8  at 10 ends, 14-12 at 15,  and went on to win 19-16. Mark Elliott, Geoff Ramsbottom,  Darren Rowsell  and  Dan Ramsbottom   were 5-4 at 5, and 14-6  at 10 but then the tide turned and at 19 ends were 16  each, won the last 2 ends and won 19-16. Daniel Noble’s rink were 13-6 up at 10  ends but after dropping a 5 on the 15th went 15-17  down and finished losing 18-23. At 15 ends the game was level at 54  shots each but Acle  finished winning 

Result 76 - 68   and 6-1  pts.

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Men’s Section       

Match Reports       

Match Reports       

Ladies ‘A’ Team       

At home to County Arts A the Ladies A  were looking for a good result against a good team and it was Captain Geraldine Reeve’s block that  set the standard. Edna  Land  finding the jack well  and well supported by Marie Morton went 10-0 up at 5 ends, 16-2 at 10 and only losing two singles won 24-2. Jenny Ramsbottom , Amy Barker  and Jenny Kirby  were  8-1 up at 5 then 9-8  at 10  but determination  gave them a 14-9 win. Sheila Stacey,  Gwyn Xuereb  and   Barbara  Meeks went 2-5  down but bounced back scoring 11 shots in 3  ends and went on to win 15-8.  Mel Haylett’s  block  found  the opposition on top  form  and  finished losing 2-17.

Result  an Exceptional win 55-36  and 7-1 pts

Ladies Section       

Men’s ‘B’ Team       

On Sunday  the Men’s B were up against the Men’s C and  a win by the B  put them second in the table.  Brian Kirby,  Ian Anderson, John Harris  and Wyn Willimott   playing Mick Askham’s rink went  15-5  up  at  10  ends, and by 15  were  25-5, only losing on 6  ends  won  29 – 11.  Ken Squire, Chris Brister, Paul Webb  and Brian Grint   up against  Gordon Ives  rink  started with a 6 and by 10 ends were 16-8, by 15 it was 20-11  and went on to win 29-14.  John Sparrows rink playing the C Teams Jeff Chegwidden, Peter Clayton, David Crosby  and John Lettice were 5-9  at 10  ends, then a 5 on the 14th  made it 11 each , it  moved to  16  each playing the final  end  and the C Team won 17-16.  Terry Bachelor, Colin Starkings, Alan Jones  and Alan Kendall  for the C Team played   Vic Moore’s rink  and by 10  ends it was 4-14, at 16 it was 7-22, the B team fought back, and it finished in the C Teams Favour 22-17.

Result  Men’s B  91 and 5 pts  Men’s C  64 and 2  pts.

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Men’s ‘C’ Team       

On Sunday  the Men’s B were up against the Men’s C and  a win by the B  put them second in the table.  Brian Kirby,  Ian Anderson, John Harris  and Wyn Willimott   playing Mick Askham’s rink went  15-5  up  at  10  ends, and by 15  were  25-5, only losing on 6  ends  won  29 – 11.  Ken Squire, Chris Brister, Paul Webb  and Brian Grint   up against  Gordon Ives  rink  started with a 6 and by 10 ends were 16-8, by 15 it was 20-11  and went on to win 29-14.  John Sparrows rink playing the C Teams Jeff Chegwidden, Peter Clayton, David Crosby  and John Lettice were 5-9  at 10  ends, then a 5 on the 14th  made it 11 each , it  moved to  16  each playing the final  end  and the C Team won 17-16.  Terry Bachelor, Colin Starkings, Alan Jones  and Alan Kendall  for the C Team played   Vic Moore’s rink  and by 10  ends it was 4-14, at 16 it was 7-22, the B team fought back, and it finished in the C Teams Favour 22-17.

Result  Men’s B  91 and 5 pts  Men’s C  64 and 2  pts.      

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Ladies ‘B’ Team       

Away  to Yarmouth B  the Ladies B Team were on good form as they   won on all rinks.

Jean Claxton, Sandra Faircloth  and June Thomas  were 4-7 down after 6 ends  but then settled to the conditions as they won the next 9 ends including a 5 and  a 6  and won 24-7. Caroline Hines, Ann Drury  and Julia Crosby were 7 each at 6  ends and went on to  win   16-8. Anita Nelson, Sue Moore  and Jude Ward  went 2-8  down at 5  ends and here too the worm turned  scoring a 5 and a 6  and went on to win 28-9. Fran Pope, Barbara Stanton and Rose Yaxley were  5  each at 6  ends  but yet again they  adjusted as they went on to win  13-8.

Result  81-32  and all 8  pts.

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Ladies ‘C’ Team       

At home to Lowestoft Railway the  Ladies C Team had Ann Sanderson, Wendy Woolaston  and Pauline Lewis  went  7-3 up , 9-8  at 10 and in a grand finale scored 2 on the final end to win 11-10. Jayne Greenacre’s block went 5-3 up then 8  each at  9, lost the last 4 ends  to finish 8-14. Madge Wise block was 11-12 at 10 but finished 12-18, and Jenny Woolaston  block  were 5 each at 8  ends  but lost 6-14.

Result  37-56 and  1 – 7 pts. 

    

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