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

COUNTY/NATIONAL DATES

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

14-10-17 County Singles/National Qualifier Day One
15-10-17 County Singles/National Qualifier Day Two
11-11-17 Over 55's  Pairs National Qualifier   
12-11-17 County Pairs/National Qualifier
10-12-17 County Triples/National Qualifier
17-12-17 County Fours/National Qualifier
07-01-18 County Mixed Fours/National Qualifier
18-03-18 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 (8.30am for 9am start)
Norfolk qualifiers
T.B.A

Under 18's  Sun 8th April 2018 
Tamworth IBC (9.30 for 10am start)
Norfolk qualifier
T.B.A

Over 55's Pairs Sun 8th April 2018 
Tamworth IBC (9.30 for 10am start)
Norfolk qualifier
T.B.A

Singles Thur 12th April 2018
Melton Mowbray IBC (9.30am for 10am start)
Norfolk qualifiers
Norfolk 1 T.B.A
Norfolk 2 T.B.A
Norfolk 3 T.B.A
Norfolk 4 T.B.A

Pairs Fri 13th April 2018
Melton Mowbray IBC (9.30am for 10am start)
Norfolk qualifiers
Norfolk 1 T.B.A
Norfolk 2 T.B.A
Norfolk 3 T.B.A
Norfolk 4 T.B.A

Fours Sat 14th April 2018
Melton Mowbray IBC (8.30am for 9am start)
Norfolk qualifiers
Norfolk 1 T.B.A
Norfolk 2 T.B.A
Norfolk 3 T.B.A
Norfolk 4 T.B.A


Triples Sun 15th April 2018 
Melton Mowbray IBC (8.30am for 9am start)
Norfolk qualifiers
Norfolk 1 T.B.A
Norfolk 2 T.B.A
Norfolk 3 T.B.A
Norfolk 4 T.B.A

  
NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS – Where to stay?

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.

HOTELS and B & B’s IN MELTON MOWBRAY

Hotels
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
Langholm 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

HOTELS and B & B’s IN TAMWORTH

Hotels
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.
Brook Marston Farm Hotel, Dog Lane, Bodymoor Heath, Kingsbury, B76 9JD – about 8.7 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.