Norfolk’s Leading Indoor Bowls Club

Acle’s County Federation Champions 2018/19 

Welcome to Acle ibc

      Where we breed Success


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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Club Fees


    •    Annual Membership  -  £40

(includes social club membership)

Juniors  -  £10

    •    2 hour rink fees  -   £3.00   (£4.50 for guests)

             Juniors  -  £1

    •    Coaching  -                Free

    •    Equipment hire  -        Free

    •    Lockers for season  -   £5


      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.


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:


At Acle Indoor Bowls, its members always come first.

Ladies County  Leagues in progress

Membership Fees for the 2019-20 season 

Click here to pay online

Pictures from our Presentation Evening 2019

Committee Members

(Rogues Gallery)

Denis Goodley

(Manager)

Lilian Barber

(Secretary & Ladies Secretary)

John Baldry

(Men’s President)

Wendy Woollaston

(Ladies President)

Barbara Meeks

(Ladies Competition Secretary)

Barney Wymer

(Men’s Competition Secretary)

Ken Scott-Greenard

(Recreation Centre Representative)

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

Marjorie Ward

(Social Liaison Officer)

Peter Church

(Chairman)

The Club’s Spacious Bar Area

Bill Downie

(Webmaster & Denis’s I.T. Apprentice)

Brian Grint

(Publicity Officer)

Sponsors

Internal Leagues      Click on a day

Monday   Tuesday       Wednesday   Thursday

Friday     Weekend        Summer Leagues          

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 

Match Reports       

Men’s ‘A’ Team       

At  home to  Diss  the Mens A Team needed  to  win and win well. Paul Nicholls, Robert Brooks, Paul Webb  and George Tubby scored two 6’s in the first 5  ends to go 18-0 up,  by 15 it was  29-9 and went on to win 41-13.  Richard Pope, Chris Ramsbottom, Barney Wymer  and Simon Elliott  were 12-4  at 10, 18-7 at 15  and won 28-9. Brian Kirby, Ian Anderson , Josh Baxter  and Rob Parker were  8 each at 10 ends then hit a winning streak to go  20-9 at 15  and went on to win 27-13. Geoff  Ramsbottom, Jim Fruin,Denis Goodley  and Roger Barnbrook scored a 6 on the 5th to be 11-2 up,  by 15  it was 22-7  and only losing 6  ends  won 28-11.

Result  124 – 46  and all  7 pts.


Away to Lynnsport  the Mens A had  a tough start  to the season and  found the long journey a disadvantage. Paul Nicholls, Jim Fruin, Paul Webb  and George Tubby were the exception as they went 8-6 at 10 , 15-9 at 15 and went on to win 25-13. Roger Barnbrook’s rink were 8-10 at 10 , 12-15 at 18 but lost 12-19 and  Simon Elliotts rink were 8-15 at 10, 10-20 at 15 and dropped a 3 on the final end losing 20-24.Ivan Borretts rink were 15-16 with 5 to play but lost 17-23.

Result 74- 79  and   1 – 6 pts











Men’s Section       

 At home  to Bowling Club  A the Ladies A  were  intent  on starting the season at  home  well and in a  close encounter the  Acle Girls finished  with a smile. Joy  Pearson, Sue Moore  and captain Barbara Meeks went 6 – 2 up at 5  ends and  went on to,  only lose 4 ends and won 13-6. Sheila Stacey, Lillian Barber  and Jenny Kirby went from 5 each at 5 to 12-8 at 10, then 12 each playing the final end, Jenny  drew shot bowl to win 13-12. Gwen Fletton, Edna Land and Mel Haylett were  7-6 up then 10 each  playing the final end  and  2 shots gave them a 12-10 win. Geraldine Reeve’s block fought back  from 1-10 to finish  8-14.

Result  46-42  and  7-1  pts.


At home  to Gallows the Ladies A  Team  were  intent on starting the season with a win and it turned out to be an emphatic  victory .Lynne Cannell, Jess Ward and Barbara Meeks went from 3-6 down to 12-6 up and won 20-7.Sandra Faircloth, Brenda Cole and Mel Haylett  started  well  going 9-0 up and went on to win 16-7. Joy Pearson, Gwyn Xuereb  and Jenny Kirby were 9-7  at 8  ends then stormed home finishing with a 5 to win 22-7. Jenny Ramsbottom, Andrea  Morton, and Elaine Cole were 9 each at 9  ends but here also a 5 changed the game as they won 19-11.

Result  79- 34  and 8-0 pts



Ladies Section       

Ladies ‘A’ Team       

Top  Ten

In the county Top Ten League Acle A  played Acle B  and  it went with the form book. In the Singles Brian Kirby beat Eddie  Mc Donald 21-7  and Sid Siely with Alan Jones  won 26-14 playing John Spooner and John Stanton in the Pairs. Ken Squires, Ian Anderson, Bill Downie  and  Matty Sparrow  won 22-16  playing Terry Batchelor, Geoff Webb, David Airey  and Colin Starkings. The Triples  was however  a victory  for the B Team as Peter Evans, David Crosby and Colin Minns  won 18-16  playing Kenny Taylor, Alan Benson-Nutt   and Wyn Willimott.









Men’s ‘B’ Team       

In  their  first game back in the top  flight  the Ladies  B realised they needed to  raise their game to keep  up.     Playing N.Walsham  was not the ideal start  and on a weekday . Julia Crosby came back from 3-7 down to 10-7 up and in a traumatic final 4 ends  eventually lost 10-12.  Rose Yaxley’s block  were 5-14  down but  fought back well   but lost 14-16. Carol King ‘s block were 1-10  down  came back to 9-11  but lost 10-15  and  Jackie Smith’s block were 7-5 up then had a lean spell going 7-20  down and lost 12-21.

Result  46- 64  and  0-8 pts 







Ladies ‘B’ Team       

Men’s ‘C’ Team       

Top  Ten

In the county Top Ten League Acle A  played Acle B  and  it went with the form book. In the Singles Brian Kirby beat Eddie  Mc Donald 21-7  and Sid Siely with Alan Jones  won 26-14 playing John Spooner and John Stanton in the Pairs. Ken Squires, Ian Anderson, Bill Downie  and  Matty Sparrow  won 22-16  playing Terry Batchelor, Geoff Webb, David Airey  and Colin Starkings. The Triples  was however  a victory  for the B Team as Peter Evans, David Crosby and Colin Minns  won 18-16  playing Kenny Taylor, Alan Benson-Nutt   and Wyn Willimott.




Away  to Lowestoft Railway the Ladies C realised it would be difficult  but  good experience  for some new players. Ann  Sanderson, Dawn Heatley  and Lesley Hall started well  going 8-3 up after 5 ends  and then 16-6 after  10  and  won 18-15. Daphne Harris Wendy Woolaston and Dahlia McDonald were  6 each at 5 ends and winning 6 consecutive ends went 13-8 up , stuck on 13 but  held on to win 13-12. Jenny Woolaston’s block kept close going 8 each  with 2  to play  but lost 8-13.  Jayne Greenacre’s block  lost 3-24. With 2 ends to play the game was close  but  dropped 18 shots in the final 2  ends.

Result  42 – 64   and 2-6 pts


The New  season  got  underway on  Friday  with the Ladies C Team playing at Home against Diss B and  a new look  Acle  Ladies  C Team  started  well.  Linda O-Farrell, Leslie Hall  and Jenny Woollaston sailed into a 10-0  lead after 5 ends and were 15-1 after 10 and only losing 2  ends won 18-5. Molly Newman , Jean Naylor and Ruth Kay went 6-4 up at 5 ends then  had a golden moment scoring a 7  followed by a 5 to go 18-4 up and went on to win 20-10. Ann Sanderson, Eileen Airey  and Jayne Greenacre went from 3-8 down to 13 each and  finished in style  winning 16-13. Dahlia Macdonald’s block recovering from a Thomas Cook holiday  delay lost 5-23.

Result  59-51  and 7-1 pts






Ladies ‘C’ Team       

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