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Riverain Indoor Bowls Club

Indoor Rinks

Riverain Bowls Club is a centre for the sport of Bowls in Hitchin, Hertfordshire

Indoor Rinks

The facilities at Riverain are centred upon our a fully air-conditioned, international standard 8-rink bowling arena.
Our rinks often host competitions at the highest levels.
We provide spacious changing rooms, with lockers for members and have a comfortable lounge area in which players and spectators may relax.

The club has a number of qualified bowls coaches and coaching sessions are regularly run throughout the year.
We actively encourage bowlers of all ages and abilities, indeed we have a thriving youth section.

Indoor Dining

We have a fully licenced bar and catering service that can provide light meals and sandwiches throughout the day. After a match, we regularly provide larger meals at which we can cater for a maximum of 80 persons.

Indoor Bar and Snacks
Upcoming Fixtures
Saturday 7 September 14:00Bedford Borough Away
Saturday 14 September14:00Kempston Park Home
Saturday 28 September14:00Stevenage Town Home
Saturday 5 October 10:00Watford Ladies County LeagueAway
Saturday 5 October 14:00Meldreth FriendlyHome
Sunday 6 October 14:00East Herts Bowls LeagueFriendlyHome
Saturday 12 October 14:00Stevenage Nomads FriendlyHome
Sunday 13 October 14:00Beds. VPs v East Herts Hosting Home
Saturday 19 October 14:00Essex County FriendlyHome
Sunday 20 October 14:00Bletchley FriendlyHome
Saturday 26 October 10:00Atherley Trophy Hosting Home
Saturday 26 October 14:00Howard Garden FriendlyHome
Saturday 26 October 14:00Potton FriendlyHome
Sunday 27 October 14:30Foxhills FriendlyHome
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Further Fixtures
Saturday 2 November14:00StotfoldFriendlyHome
Sunday 3 November10:00GalaInternalHome
Wednesday 6 November14:00HIBA v Norfolk BAHosting
Saturday 9 November14:00BuntingfordFriendlyHome
Sunday 10 November10:00HatfieldMen's County LeagueAway
Sunday 10 November14:00North West Essex BAFriendlyAway
Saturday 16 November14:00Bedford BoroughFriendlyHome
Sunday 17 November14:00HatfieldFriendlyAway
Sunday 17 November14:00StewartbyFriendlyHome
Saturday 23 November10:00HarpendenLadies County LeagueAway
Saturday 23 November14:00Kempston ParkFriendlyHome
Sunday 24 November14:00Letchworth & DistrictFriendlyHome
Saturday 30 November10:00Herts IBCLadies County LeagueHome
Saturday 30 November14:00Thameside WanderersFriendlyHome
Sunday 1 December14:00Northaw & CuffleyFriendlyHome
Saturday 7 December10:00HarpendenLadies County LeagueHome
Saturday 7 December14:00LadygateFriendlyHome
Sunday 8 December10:00HarpendenMen's County LeagueHome
Sunday 8 December14:00Letchworth & District v Bedfordshire VPsHosting
Sunday 15 December14:30HERGAFriendlyAway
Saturday 21 December14:00Ladies v GentlemenFriendlyHome
Wednesday 1 January09:30GalaInternalHome
Saturday 4 January14:00WareFriendlyHome
Sunday 5 January10:00Watford IBCMen's County LeagueAway
Sunday 5 January14:00Whit HernFriendlyHome
Saturday 11 January10:00Watford IBCLadies County LeagueHome
Saturday 11 January14:00Southend & DistrictFriendlyHome
Sunday 12 January14:00North West Essex BAFriendlyHome
Saturday 18 January14:00Letchworth & DistrictFriendlyHome
Sunday 19 January14:30HERGAFriendlyHome
Saturday 25 January14:00East Beds LeagueFriendlyHome
Sunday 26 January14:00BaldockFriendlyHome
Saturday 1 February10:00Herts IBCLadies County LeagueAway
Saturday 1 February14:00WhitethornFriendlyHome
Sunday 2 February14:00Welwyn & DistrictFriendlyHome
Saturday 8 February10:00HatfieldLadies County LeagueHome
Saturday 8 February14:00Kempston ParkFriendlyAway
Sunday 9 February10:00CheshuntMen's County LeagueHome
Sunday 9 February14:00Bedfordshire VPsFriendlyHome
Saturday 15 February14:00Riverain OutdoorsFriendlyHome
Sunday 16 February14:00London Irish BAFriendlyHome
Wednesday 19 February14:00ChigwellFriendlyAway
Saturday 22 February14:00HenlowFriendlyHome
Sunday 23 February14:00Steeple MordenFriendlyHome
Saturday 29 February14:00DatchworthFriendlyHome
Saturday 29 February14:30FoxhillFriendlyAway
Sunday 1 March10:00Herts IBCMen's County LeagueAway
Sunday 1 March14:00London Civil Service BAFriendlyHome
Saturday 7 March14:00Thameside WanderersFriendlyHome
Sunday 8 March14:00BiggleswadeFriendlyHome
Sunday 8 March14:00Howard GardenFriendlyHome
Thursday 12 March14:00HLIBA v BedfordshireHosting
Saturday 14 March10:00HatfieldLadies County LeagueAway
Saturday 14 March14:00WareFriendlyHome
Sunday 15 March14:00StotfoldFriendlyHome
Saturday 21 March14:00HatfieldFriendlyHome
Thursday 26 March14:00Bedfordshire VPs v CambridgeHosting
Saturday 28 March14:00Gloucester ParkFriendlyHome
Sunday 29 March14:30Essex CountyFriendlyAway
Thursday 2 April14:00Norfolk EBA Past PresidentsFriendlyHome
Saturday 4 April Club FinalsInternalHome
Saturday 4 April14:00Bedford BoroughFriendlyAway
Sunday 5 April Club FinalsInternalHome
Friday 10 April09:30GalaInternalHome
Saturday 11 April14:00RoystonFriendlyHome
Saturday 18 April EIBA Mixed Top Club FinalsHosting
Sunday 19 April10:00Guinness Mini InternationalHosting

We have a number of internal leagues and the Cygnets friendly turn up and play rollup sessions. These occupy the rinks at the times below.
At other times, members may book the rinks for their own games or roll-ups.

Regular Winter Season Leagues
09:30 11:45 14:00 16:1519:00
Monday Mixed TriplesLadies Triples Mixed Rinks
Tuesday Mens Triples Cygnets Mens Rinks Mixed Rinks
Wednesday Mixed TriplesMixed Rinks Mixed Triples
Thursday Mixed TriplesCygnets Mixed Rinks Mixed Rinks
Friday Mixed TriplesMens Triples Mixed Rinks
Saturday Inter-club FriendliesInter-club Friendlies
Sunday Inter-club FriendliesInter-club FriendliesTurn up & play

Regular Summer Season Indoor Leagues
09:30 11:45 14:00
Monday Mixed Triples
Tuesday Mixed Triples
Wednesday Mixed Triples
Thursday Mixed Triples
Friday Mixed Triples
Sunday Closed

The latest honours board for our internal competitions:-

2018-2019 Internal Competitions Winners
Ladies SinglesJoan Welch
Mens Singles Jamie Claydon
Junior SinglesSam Andrews
Ladies Pairs Debbie Roe, Sharon Allen
Mens Pairs Matt Hayzelden, Glenn Williams
Mixed Pairs Heather Stapleford, Paul Andrews
Mens Triples Mick Allen, Matt Hayzelden, Paul Haskings
Mixed Triples Joan Welch, Rob Claydon, Jamie Claydon
Mixed Fours Shirley Page, Rose Castle, Matt Hayzelden, Paul Andrews

The winners table from the 2018-2019 Leagues is as follows:
Please note that all unclaimed prizes are available in the club office.

2018-2019 Internal League Winners
LeagueDivisionWinnersRunners Up
Monday 11:451Trinity Mohegans
Monday 11:452The Partners Knebworth
Monday 14:001Swallows Bridgers
Monday 14:002Crystals Small Slam
Monday 19:001Friends United Lovely Lines
Monday 19:002The Rockies Hackers
Tuesday 09:301The Lads Chindits
Tuesday 14:001Kestrels Bluebells
Tuesday 19:001Sheralees Oddballs
Wednesday 11:451Chestnuts Mountbury
Wednesday 11:452Haymakers T Rex
Wednesday 14:001Buntingford Bee's Knees
Wednesday 14:002The Harps All Stars
Wednesday 19:001Sleepless KnightsChippers
Wednesday 19:002The Vikings Sherbert
Thursday 09:301Daises Snowdrops
Thursday 09:302Camelias Crocus's
Thursday 14:001Fab 4 Datches
Thursday 14:002The Foxes Grange
Thursday 19:001Jokers Unflappabowls
Thursday 19:002Fliers The Settlers
Friday 11:451Kingfishers What-Nots
Friday 11:452Drifters Beechwood Pals
Friday 14:001Mohegans Oddbods
Friday 14:002Falcons Ospreys
Friday 19:001Pot Noodles B/Enders
Sunday 19:001Labrador Samoyed


Riverain has a vacancy for a part-time bar person. The successful candidate will look after the bar of the indoor club during the forthcoming winter season.
For further information or to apply, please contact the club or call 01462 420617 and ask for Lesley.

Upcoming Events

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Beginners Coaching Sessions

For four consecutive Saturdays, commencing on 7th September, there will be coaching sessions for beginners at the indoor club.
Each session runs from 09:30 to 11:45.

Outdoor season comes to an end

The outdoor season comes to an end this weekend
The candlelight bowls evening is on Friday, starting at 18:00, with a fish&chip supper.
Book now at the outdoor clubhouse. Then volunteers are requested to come on Saturday 21st and help put the green to bed for the winter.
Starting at 9:30, any time you can spare will help.

Stevenage Male Voice Choir performs

The Stevenage Male Voice Choir will be returning to Riverain on 22nd September for another of their popular concerts. Starting at 19:30
Tickets £8 from the office, includes tea and biscuits.

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