Norfolk’s Leading Indoor Bowls Club
11th July 2022
1 COVID – with the sudden increase in cases in Broadland we ‘fogged’ the club and corridor again last week.
2 FUTURE – the Centre will be providing 4 charging points on the car park later in the year.
3 CLUB AND COUNTY COMPETITIONS–There will be No County Comps for the ladies again as no-one came forward to run the comps. The men are undecided on their format and will call an EGM soon to decide how to go forward.
4 LAST CALL TO CAPTAINS - The Winter League entries will be closing at the end of this week, so Captains,please let me have your entries in by Friday 15th July.
6th July 2022
1 Mens County League teams –the 3 captains have met a couple of times and have almost decided on their squads for the coming season. If you are new to the club then the Captains are as follows –
Mens A team – Barney Wymer –07847732964
Mens B team – Matty Sparow – 07500866679
Mens C team – Ken Scott Greenard – 07544563871
If you think you are good enough to represent the club in the county league then give one of the captains a ring for a chat.
1 Ladies County League teams –the ladies have also met and been chatting with their respective team members but if you are knew to the club or have reached a stage in your development that you wish to test yourselves against better opposition then give one of the captains a ring for a chat.
Ladies A team – Barbara Meeks – 07799518576
Ladies B team –Elaine Donovan – 07790825943
Ladies C team – Dawn Heatley – 07570805395
1 All the above teams will have pre-season get togethers in mid September. Read the Noticeboards for exact times and dates.
2 All 6 teams now have sponsors
Mens A – Coretech –Conservatory roofs
Mens B – Rhino –Builders merchants
Mens C – UK Holidays
Ladies A – Coretech
Ladies B –Clarity Partnerships –Wills and Probate
Ladies C – UK Holidays
Town and Country EstateAgents will be sponsoring the Over 60s teams.
5th July 2022
1 Blackpool Illuminations – anyone interested in a 5 day break to include a drive along the prom to see the Illuminations.
◦ Luxury Coach travel
◦ Imperial Hotel
◦ Great food and service
◦ Welcome bag
◦ Special Hotel Reception
◦ Coach has reclining seats , climate control, library, driver-eye camera ,free wi-fi and USB ports.
◦ NO SINGLE ROOM SUPPLEMENT.
◦ Breakfast and Evening Meal.
◦ Hotel has Indoor swimming pool, sauna, steam room, en-suite of course, within easy reach of town andpromenade.
◦ No children
Anyone interested in joining an Acle group to depart from Acle on Sept 12th, please contact Ron Ingrey ( Sat morning steward) – 01493 369642
Oh! the price, only £549 pp (see page 55 of the Grand UK Holidays brochure)
1st August 2022
1 Winter leagues – entries now closed and will soon be ready for collection and of course will be posted on the web.
2 Soon be Christmas, so – Grand UK Holidays Christmas and New Year Holiday booklets are ready for your collection at the club. When booking remember to quote Acle IBC – it helps when negotiating new deals and extra income for the club charities.
3 Sets of Bowls – any outdoor club who would like some spare bowls for their club please help yourselves to any, or all, of the bowls on the table near the window.
4 Federation Indoor County Comps – will also soon be on display in the club and it will be an open draw this season, so you will have to arrange yourselves. Finals will be at Gallow on Sunday 8th January and/or Sunday 15th January. You must be a member of an outdoor Federation Club to enter.
5 It makes life easier for Denis, if members make contact with the Companies who have kindly sponsored our teams for the coming season so –
i Contact Coretech – for conservatory roof replacements -10%discount
ii Clarity Partnership – for wills, probate, powers of attorney etc.,
iii UK Holidays – for special value coach holidays with lots of single rooms and no supplement to pay, local pick-ups, Abta bonded.
iv Rhino Building Supplies of Acle for all your DIY supplies and again quote Acle IBC for your 10% discount.
v Town and Country Estate Agents – for buying or selling your property.
1 Music – I see (or hear) Acle are again setting the trend with the Commonwealth Games, Bowls, also having background music.
20th June 2022
1 NEW COMPS FOR NEXT SEASON –
1 1 Club ‘Open ‘Singles – open to everyone EXCEPT A Team Players
2 2 100 Up Singles –this time , open to everyone and with a new format, where all 4 bowls count. So if you hold all 4 bowls nearest the jack you score 4+3+2+1 = 10,or if you have the nearest and the 4th bowl, you score 4 plus 1 = 5 and your opponent with 2nd and 3rd, scores 3 plus 2 and he also scores 5. So the first to score 100 points wins.
3 3 Tuesday Evening Sets Play –a league played once a month on Tuesday Evening in Sets Format. Entries and more info will be ready for club winter opening.
2 Mens County Indoor Association – following adverse comments on a social media site , the County Secretary, Treasurer and Competition Secretary all resigned. All the posts have since been advertised , but as expected no-one has come forward to fill these important and time consuming roles.
3 Presentation Evening – a reminder that this has been booked for Sunday 9th October at 7-30pm. Tickets will be for sale at the beginning of the new season for only £5 and the evening will consist of presentation, buffet and entertainment. We will even sell you 2 tickets for 9-99 with a 1p entry charge as a special.
4 Mens and Ladies County Leagues – all fixtures are now on our website. Thanks Lilian for all your hard work.
5 Partnership Working – please have a look at the amazing offers available from UK Holidays. Brochures in club and NO extra charge for Singles ,which is a fantastic offer . WE welcome them as new sponsors for 2022/23.
27th June 2022
Often during conversations it is apparent that a number of members do not know of the structure and management of the Acle Recreation Centre, so what follows is a brief outline -
1 Charity – The Centre is a Registered Charity administered by elected Trustees half of whom are Acle Parish Council appointees and half are nominated by users of the Centre. So we have Parish Councillors, and Reps from football, cricket, tennis, indoor and outdoor bowls clubs., on the Committee.
The Committee are required to meet every month and do so usually on the 3rd Tuesday of the month.
The Chairman is Barry Brooks ,who is also the indoor bowls rep, the Treasurer is Shane Tovell appointed by the PC and the Secretary is Diane Fisher also appointed by the PC. Our Club Manager , Denis, is also a Trustee., appointed by the PC.
2. Social Club –because in the old days a Charity was not allowed to also be a licensed premise ,they had to set up a separate Committee to administer the Social Club and the Social Club had to pay a rent to the Rec Centre. ( This rule has changed but the 2 Committees still remain). The Social Club Committee is elected annually and all members of the indoor bowls club become automatic members of the Social Club and are thus eligible to become Committee Members. At the moment we have Dave Crosby serving but there are vacancies should any of you wish to serve.
3. Indoor Bowls – this is administered by a Manager( Denis) appointed by the Rec Centre and the club itself is run by bowls club members consisting of Chairman, Men's and Ladies Secretaries, Assistant Sec, Treasurer, Competition Secs, and Club County League Captains.
4. Centre Staff –the Recreation Committee employ a Secretary (Debbie) who works most mornings in the office in the entrance corridor, Rick as Caretaker, and Beany as Groundsman.
5. Social Club staff consist of Bradley, as Manager, assisted by excellent bar staff and it is hoped that more catering will be on offer soon.
ACLE RETAIN COUNTY TITLE
Acle Indoor Bowls Club retained the County O60s double rink league for the second season and have en undefeated at home and away for the past 2 years.
In the County Final at Dereham IBC they again met Woodlands IBC from Sheringham with the rink of Brian Kirby Ian Anderson, Ivan Borrett and skip Denis Goodley winning 22 - 18 and the other rink of Richard Pope, Bernard Wymer, Paul Webb and skip Roger Barnbrook winning 27 – 14.