"I am a Norfolk man and Glory in being so." Horatio Nelson


Dates for Norfolk County Championships/National Qualifiers events are listed below.

18-03-18 NCSMBA Charity Memorial Pairs

11-11-18 County Fours/National Qualifier

08-12-18 Over 55's Pairs National Qualifier

09-12-18 County Pairs/National Qualifier

15-12-18 County Singles/National Qualifier Day One

16-12-18 County Singles/National Qualifier Day Two

06-01-19 County Triples/National Qualifier Day Two

13-01-19 County Mixed Fours/National Qualifier

07-04-19 NCSMBA Charity Memorial Pairs                                                                                                                                                           

All the above County Championship/National Qualifier events at Hingham are 9am book-on for 9-30am start

Please note: All Norfolk County Championships are played at Hingham Sports & Social Club which is a 10 mat venue. An extra day (Saturday) has been provisionally booked for the Singles event. Players entering County Championships are awarded points that will appear on the County Team Points Table. The latest table can be found by clicking on the County Team tab. These points are accrued over a two year basis and the Top 15 earn an invite into the Norfolk County Squad. The table is updated once all County Championships have been completed.

Venue: Hingham Sports & Social Club, Watton Road, Hingham, Norfolk, NR9 4HB

Please note: Packed lunches & drinks can be brought into the venue.  Teas & coffees will be available at the venue. No alcohol can be consumed in the Sports Hall. The Social Club Bar normally opens at 2pm.   

National Championship Finals 2018
Mixed 4's  Sat 7th April 2018
Tamworth IBC (8.15am for 8.30am start)
Norfolk qualifiers

Laura Hawksworth,Debbie Sparham, Chris Mann, Jon Sparham N1

Kerry Greenacre, Mike Greenacre, Lesley Crowe, John Jarvis N2

Under 18's  Sun 8th April 2018 
Tamworth IBC (9.15 for 9.30am start)
Norfolk qualifier

Ryan Fox 

Over 55's Pairs Sun 8th April 2018 
Tamworth IBC (9.15 for 9.30am start)
Norfolk qualifier

Jenny Walker, John Jarvis N1

Teresa & Selwyn Goldsmith N2

Singles Thur 12th April 2018
Melton Mowbray IBC (9.15am for 9.30am start)
Norfolk qualifiers
Norfolk 1 Gary Best
Norfolk 2 Simon Willies
Norfolk 3 Neil Davidson
Norfolk 4 John Jeffery

Pairs Fri 13th April 2018
Melton Mowbray IBC (9.15am for 9.30am start)
Norfolk qualifiers
Norfolk 1 Owen Cranston, Chris Mann
Norfolk 2 Neil Davidson, Jack Pye
Norfolk 3 Nigel Willard, Melvin Woods
Norfolk 4 Mike Smail, Tony Ottewell

Fours Sat 14th April 2018
Melton Mowbray IBC (8.15am for 8.30am start)
Norfolk qualifiers
Norfolk 1 Lesley Crowe, David Sharpe, John Jeffery, Steve Hall
Norfolk 2 Roger Steele, Billie Barker, Steve Easter, Melvyn Barker
Norfolk 3 Debbie Sparham, Simon Warnes, Chris Mann, Jon Sparham
Norfolk 4 Gillian Amos, Rosemary Hall, Laura Hawksworth, Robin Amos

Triples Sun 15th April 2018 
Melton Mowbray IBC (8.15am for 8.30am start)
Norfolk qualifiers
Norfolk 1 Jamie Forster, David Lamb, Gary Best
Norfolk 2 Jack Marshall, Morgan Warnes, Jack Pye
Norfolk 3 Nigel Willard, John Turner, Melvin Woods
Norfolk 4 Jenny Walker, Peter Walker, John Jarvis


In 2018 the main four days of the ESMBA National Championships will again be held at Melton and District Indoor Bowls Club, Bowling Green, Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire, LE13 0FA. The distance from Norwich is just over 111 miles if you use the A47 route towards Kings Lynn – Peterborough – Stamford and the journey time is about 2 hours and 34 minutes. The distance from Great Yarmouth is just over 133 miles, with a journey time of 2 hours 49 minutes, if the A47 route is used.


Premier Inn, Melton Mowbray, 5 Norman Way, Melton Mowbray, LE13 1JE – about 1.1 miles from venue.
Quorn Lodge Hotel, 46 Asfordby Road, Melton Mowbray, LE13 0HR – about 1.11 miles from venue.
Best Western Hotel, Sysonby Knoll Hotel, Asfordby Road, Melton Mowbray, LE13 0HP – about 1.6 miles from venue.
Scalford Hall Hotel, Scalford Road, Melton Mowbray, LE14 4UB – about 3.5 miles from venue.

B & B’s
Stonepits Farm B & B, Stonepits Farm, Pickards Lane, Main Street, Wycomb, Melton Mowbray, LE14 4QH – about 5.4 miles from venue
Langholme B & B, 111A Sandy Lane, Melton Mowbray, LE13 0AW – about 1.3 miles from venue.

In 2018 the ESMBA Mixed Fours, the Under 18’s  and the Over 55's National Championship Finals of the ESMBA National Championships will be held at Tamworth Indoor Bowls Club, Eagle Drive, Amington, Tamworth, Staffordshire, B77 4EG


Premier Inn, Bonehill Road,  Bitterscote, , Tamworth, B78 3HQ – about 3.8 miles from venue.
Travelodge, Bolebridge Street, Tamworth, B79 7PB – about 2.6 miles from venue.
Holiday Inn Express, Leisure Island, Riverdrive, Tamworth, B79 7ND – about 2.8 miles from venue.
The Peel Aldergate,  13-14 Aldergate, Tamworth, B79 7DL – about 3.2 miles from venue.
The Belfry, Lichfield Road, Wishaw, Sutton Coldfield, B76 9PR – about 6.79 miles from venue.

B & B’s
Oak Tree Farm, (ADULTS ONLY) 68 Hints Road, Tamworth, B78 3AA – about 6 miles from venue
The Gungate, 62 Upper Gungate, Tamworth, B79 8AA – 3.7 miles from venue
The Chestnuts Guest House, Watling Street, Grendon, Atherstone CV9 2PZ – 4.5 miles from venue

Pub Rooms
The Globe Inn, Lower Gungate, Tamworth, B79 7AT – 3.2 miles from venue
Tamworth Arms, Lichfield Street, Tamworth, B79 7QL – 4.1 miles from venue

This listing is purely an indication of what is available in the area and should not be taken as a recommendation by the NCSMBA who will not take responsibility for any issues relating to members who book with these hotels or bed & breakfast establishments.