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Dates for Norfolk County Championships/Norfolk County matches are listed below.

September 11-9-16 County Triples/National Qualifier
September 18-9-16 Home double header v Surrey Prem/Suffolk
October 8-10-16 County Fours/National Qualifier
October 9-10-16 Home double header v Essex Prem/Essex "A"
October 15-10-16 County Singles/National Qualifier Day One
October 16-10-16 County Singles/National Qualifier Day Two
October 22-10-16 Away to Surrey Prem
October 23-10-16 Away to Suffolk
November 12-11-16 Away to Cambs
November 13-11-16 Away to Northants Prem
November 20-11-16 Norfolk Memorial Pairs at Hingham
December 3-12-16 & 4-12-16 Top Team Event in Wales
December 10-12-16 County Mixed Fours/National Qualifier
December 11-12-16 Home double header v Northants Prem/Cambs
December 18-12-16 Away to Essex Premier & "A"
January 8-1-17 County Pairs/National Qualifier

 County Championship/National Dates

Above County Championship events at Hingham are 9am book-on for 9-30am start

Please note: Due to all Norfolk County Championships now being played at Hingham, which is a 10 mat venue, an extra day (Saturday) has been provisionally booked for the Singles & Pairs events. 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 30 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 will be open at lunch time.   

National Championship Finals 2017
Mixed 4's  Sat 25th March 2017

Tamworth IBC (8.30am for 9am start)

Under 18's  Sun 26th March 2017

Tamworth IBC (9.30 for 10am start)

Singles Thur 6th April 2017

Melton Mowbray IBC (9.30am for 10am start)

Pairs Fri 7th April 2017

Melton Mowbray IBC (9.30am for 10am start)

Fours Sat 8th April 2017

Melton Mowbray IBC (8.30am for 9am start)

Triples Sun 9th April 2017

Melton Mowbray IBC (8.30am for 9am start)


In 2017 the main four days of the ESMBA National Championships will be held at Melton and District Indoor Bowls Club, Bowling Green, Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire, LE13 0FA for the first time. 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

Langholm B & B, 111A Sandy Lane, Melton Mowbray, LE13 0AW – about 1.3 miles from venue.


In 2017 the ESMBA Mixed Fours & Under 18’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.

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.