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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Acle’s County Federation Champions 2018/19 

Ladies County  Leagues in progress

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.

Club Fees

  

    •    Annual Membership  -  £40

(includes social club membership)

Juniors  -  £10

    •    2 hour rink fees  -       £2.50     (£4 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

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.

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)

Marjorie Ward

(Social Liaison Officer)

Bill Downie

(Webmaster & Denis’s I.T. Apprentice)

Brian Grint

(Publicity Officer)

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          

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 Section       

Men’s ‘A’ Team       

Away to  top of the table  bowling club  was  a challenge  and the Mens A  were  ready.  Paul Nicholls, Barny Wymer, Jamie Howlett  and Ian Wones  raced to a 15-0 lead after just 5  ends, by 12 it was 16-10 and by 15 it was 24-10 and won 26-19. John Colcombe,  Ryan  Garman, Ivan Borrett,  and Daniel Noble  were 8-10  at 10, 12-17 at 15 , a 5 on the 17th helped them to draw 20  each.  Dan Ramsbottom rink were 10-8 up at 8 ends, 19-17 at 18  but lost 19-23  and George Tubby’s rink despite winning 11 ends  lost 15-20.

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Result 80-82 and  1 ½  -  5 ½  pts.

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Ladies Section       

Ladies ‘A’ Team       

 Playing away at North Walsham the Ladies A Team were Aware they were in Contention   9 ends and  won 11-8. Lynne Cannell, Sheila Stacey and Jenny Kirby in a tight game were  5-2 up at 7 ends , 6 each at 11  and drew 8 each. Mel Hayletts block scored a 6 on the 7th to go 11-6 up but dropped a 5 on the penultimate end and lost 14-16. Geraldine  Reeve’s block  Struggled to find form  and lost 5-15.

Result  38 – 47 and 1 ½  - 6 ½ pts  A result that means they miss being County Champions by one Point and have to settle for the runners up slot.

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Men’s ‘B’ Team       

Playing  away to Roundwood, who had only lost one game all season, was going to be a challenge for the Mens B .  Malcolm French,  Aaron Linford, Vic Moore   and Scott Turner moved from 6 each at 5 ends then a 4  made it 16-7 at 10, by 15 it was 22-11 and only losing 6 ends went on to win 32-14.  Jim Malcolm, David Brawn, Alan Benson-Nutt  and  John Sparrow  were 9-14  at 11 ends , 9 shots in  4  ends made it  18-14 , now in the ascendency  only losing one more end  went on to win  27-16.  Ken Squire, Will Jeffries, Chris Brister and Brian Grint  were 7-1 at 5,  13-7 at 10, 14-12 at 15 and 16 each playing the final end, a horrendous wick looked as it had won the game for Roundwood but the final  bowl   fireing the jack   into the ditch won it   for Acle18-16.  Wyn Willimott’s rink had an off colour day losing  two 4’s on the first 2 ends  and finished losing  8-32.

Result  85-78 and 6- 1 pts

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Men’s ‘C’ Team       

At  home to Bowling Club the Mens C Team  were  looking for points to get away from the bottom two in the table. Peter Evans, Barry  Mc.Grath, Gordon Ives and Mick Askham  went 14-4 up at 10 ends and 21-4 at 14   but dropping 12 shots in 3 ends changed the complex of the game as they still won 27-17. Richard Hayton, David Airey, David Crosby  and John Lettice  were 12-5 up at 10 ends and  15 -10  at 15  and went on to a comfortable win 21-13. Alan Jones rink were 8-3 up at 7  ends  then went 8 ends without scoring and were  8- 18 at 15, and lost  14-20. Colin Starkings rink  dropped a 6 on the 2nd and a 5 on the 6th to be 4-15  by 7 ends,  fought back to 14-18 at 13 ends but by 18 it was 14-27 and lost 16-30.  Dropping 10 shots on the penultimate end changed the game.

Result 78-80 and 2 – 5  pts

                                                             

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Ladies ‘B’ Team       

The  Final game of the season  for Acle Ladies B  was away to Lowestoft Railway and a win Should assure them  as  Southern  league Champions.  Caroline Hines, Sandra Faircloth and captain Julia Crosby Cruised into a 10-0 lead  after 5 ends, by 15 it was 17-5, a 6 on the 11th  helped them to a resounding 23-7 win. Pam Spooner, Barbara Stanton and Jackie Smith were 4-3 at 5, 12-4 at 10 and won 15-11. Sandra Edmonds, Zoe Roberts  and Judith Ward  went 3-8 down at 5, a 6 on the 10th made it 11 each and fished 13 each. Elaine Donovan ‘s block  lost 6-15.

Result   57-46  and 6 ½  - 1 ½  pts

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This result  should  make them League champions  and will head to the Premier next season.

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Ladies ‘C’ Team       

The Ladies C played Shotford B and it was Caroline Goodhand,  Jenny Woollaston  and Madge Wise who lead the way  going 11-0 up at 5 , 18-2 at 10 and  won 23-3. Ann Burnay,  Jean Naylor  and Pauline Lewis were 5 each at 5 , 9 each at  11  but a 5 on the final end gave them a 15-9 win. Leslie Hall, Wendy Woollaston  and Hazel  Jarvis dropped a 5 on the 7th but fought back and finished drawing 11 each. Val  Giles block  lost  5-12.

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Result  54- 35  and  6 ½  -  1 ½  pts

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Website designed and maintained

 by Bill Downie

Acle Recreation Centre

Bridewell Lane

Acle,   Norwich

Norfolk.   NR13 3RA

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