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Writing this on the eve of the New Year for the February newsletter isn't easy !I should by  rites be wishing all readers a Happy healthy New Year but a month of 2018 will have passed before you see the good wishes! Equally talk of the success of the Christmas dinner with top class entertainment provided by soprano Hayley Moss and Scot C Mitchell will be a fading memory.
So, January and the trip to the World Bowls championship at Potters will have happened and bowlers who attended will have been putting any tips learnt into practice! That takes us into February and how could I not mention Roger's Valentines quiz  due to be held on Friday 9th at 7 pm??! Friday the 28th will see a 'random triples' competition.
In the County Leagues the Ladies B team had a heavy fixture list of 5 matches listed for January. February will see them compete against Nth Walsham at home on the 3rd and Wodlands on the 10th, with an away fixture on the 15th at Shotford before finishing the month with a home game on 24th against Diss. By contrast the Ladies A team only had 2 matches in January whilst February sees them at home v.Woodlands on the 3rd and then two away games against Lynnsport and Gallow B.
The Mens A team had two away matches in January followed by a home match on the 10th v.Woodlands and two away matches on the following two Saturday's. Finally the mens B Team having completed 3 matches in January  will play away at the Brecks on the 3rd February and home against Dereham on the 24th.
 Pam Bassham
01603 744786

In the event of bad weather, pease ring the club noumber
01603 865045, or please look at the website to check whether the Club is open or closed.

The Scottish International Open starts tomorrow (Saturday 4th) at 10am. You can watch it all on Youtube at -




As at 28.10.2017 the newly promoted  Roundwood 'A' Team have played and lost 2 games in Division 2 of the Men's County League whilst Martin Livie's top rink (28-13) helped Roundwood B to 2nd place ( on shot difference only ) in Division 5.

Roundwood Ladies B team have played 4 matches,won 1 and lost 3 in the Premier League whilst the Ladies A team have played 2 won 1 and lost 1 in the North League.
In the Egham competition the Roundwood mixed Team beat Woodlands by 3 blocks to 1 and now face Norfolk Bowls Club in the next round.
The Bonus Ball competition has been re- introduced to raise funds to purchase a wheelchair for the use of any members currently restricted from playing bowls by physical difficulties.Ably administered by Sue Hunter the first winner was Maggie Hoffman who very kindly donated her winnings back to the fund. Thanks Maggie !
Meanwhile the Christmas Squares Raffle will be in full swing by the time this goes to print and hopefully some quality prizes will tempt members and casual visitors to part with their (new) £1 coins to help boost the contribution promised by the Social Club towards the new underlay and carpet turning scheduled for the spring.
Tickets for the Christmas Dinner are now on sale to members and their guests.The entertainment this year will be the  singer Hayley Moss with music for dancing provided by Aces High.
By popular request Roger will be doing a Christmas Quiz on Friday 8th December. Christmas jumpers will be encouraged !!
Finally £78 was raised for Wear it Pink cancer charity from a raffle and more of Wendy's delicious cakes for which many thanks .
Pam Bassham
01603 744786

Unfortunately, due to lack of interest The Roundwood Online Shop has been removed from the website.


The summer is finally over for the indoor bowlers at Roundwood and the league championships decided! Alan Jay's triples team won the Monday evening contest by two points from runners- up Val Tilbury and team, whilst Double Us came out on top in the Tuesday morning pairs, with Irene Jay only two points behind. Finally Paul Dixon convincingly clinched the Thursday evening champions mantle, with the Gerrards as runners up. Congratulations to all. Both the Wednesday evening and Thursday afternoon roll-ups have been well attended and enjoyed as were the extra Monday 'tournaments' organised by Roger Bassham and Bob Daykin.
Battle now commences for honours in the Winter Leagues with the evening triples starting on September 4th whilst most of the other leagues will be under way by the time this newsletter reaches the printers.
241 existing members have renewed their subscriptions by the due date of Sept.1st and hopefully the remaining 150 or so will flood in as members return from the outside rinks. We welcome all the new bowlers who have joined the club and remind anyone else looking for a winter sport that coaching continues to be available to teach the rudiments of the game.
The Social Committee has finalised its events calendar and will keep members updated by use of the new whiteboard at the end of the rinks as well as the usual notice board.The October Quiz on the 20th has however already sold out but make a note of Bingo on the 17 h Nov. On the rinks there will be a Rotating Triples competition on the 11th Oct followed by Rotating Rinks on 1st Nov.
Pam Bassham. 01603 744786

The Club's recent AGM and Presentation Night saw the retirement from the Management Committee of Chairman David Henry and Jan Henry, the couple who together with the rest of the committee have seen the club rise from its transition under new owners to the stable and successful position it now holds in the community. They were presented with a voucher for Taverham Garden Centre by Chris Binns on behalf of the members.
Trophies and vouchers were then presented by Ladies B team Captain Liz Warren to members of winning league teams and various competitions, as well as individuals who had assisted the club in various ways. A light  buffet was provided by the Social Committee and an end of season raffle concluded the evening.
Photos are in Photo Albums.
Members then disappeared for participating in summer outdoor bowls ( note the cold weather appearance) or holidays to sunnier climes but those remaining to participate in the summer indoor leagues should not suffer with the heat this year with the new heating system appearing to be very efficient at temperature control.
The Social Committee are already planning the new seasons events.....more details next month.!







                           Division 1                                    Division 2
                          Acle 'A'                                       Browston 'A'
                          Acle 'B'                                       Diss 'A'
                          Beccles                                      Hunstanton
                          County Arts 'A'                            Lowestoft Rail
                          Gallow 'A'                                   Roundwood 'A'
                          Lynnsport 'A'                               Pentney 'A'
                          Norfolk BC 'A'                             Woodlands 'A'         
                          Shotford 'A'                                Wymondham 'A'
              Division 3                   Division 4                     Division 5
             Acle 'C'                      Browston 'B'                County Arts 'C'
             County Arts 'B'           Diss 'B'                        Dereham 'B' 
             Dereham 'A'               Gallow 'B'                   Norfolk BC 'C'
             Norfolk BC 'B'             Great Yarmouth         Roundwood 'B'  
             North Walsham          Lynnsport 'B'              Shotford 'B'  
             Old Hall                     Pentney 'B'                The Brecks   
             Wymondham 'B'          Woodlands 'B'            Wymondham 'C'                      
                                  Promotion & Relegation 2017/2018
                       Bottom 2 teams in Division 1 relegated to Division  2 
                       Top 2 teams in Division 2 promoted to Division 1
                       Bottom 2 teams in Division 2 relegated to Division 3
                       Top 2 teams in Division 3 promoted to Division 2
                       Bottom 2 teams in Division 3 relegated to Division 4
                       Top 2 teams in Division 4 promoted to Division 3
                      Bottom 2 teams in Division 4 relegated to Division 5
                       Top 2 teams in Division 5 promoted to Division 4

As many of you may know, improvements having been taking place at Roundwood, indeed are ongoing at present. The rink and bar lighting have been upgraded with LED lighting installed and the environment has been improved with the installation of a constant temperature system being installed.
The work is ongoing as other areas, such as the Function Room, are still to be completed. This does not however prevent the rinks from being used. Below are a few photos of the work and results.

The work on the Norwich NDR is getting underway now. Keep up to date with updates on our Twitter page - @roundwoodibc or Facebook page -

Good news for the women's game. The Norfolk County Women's Indoor Bowls Association have launched a website recently. It will include Competition and League results, News and a Photo Gallery. Just visit




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