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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 19 October HarpendenYetton Trophy Away
Saturday 19 October14:00Essex CountyFriendly8 RinksHomeWhites
Sunday 20 October10:00Bounds GreenMixed Top Club AwayBlacks
Sunday 20 October14:00Luton IBCFriendly4 RinksHomeWhites
Saturday 26 October14:00Howard Garden & PottonFriendly8 RinksHomeWhites
Sunday 27 October14:30FoxhillFriendly6 RinksHomeWhites
Friday 1 November Harpenden & Luton IBCMason Trophy2 RinksSplit
Saturday 2 November StotfoldFriendly6 RinksHomeWhites
Sunday 3 November10:00GalaInternal8 RinksHome
Wednesday 6 November14:00HIBA v Norfolk BA6 RinksHome
Saturday 9 November14:00BuntingfordFriendly6 RinksHomeWhites
Sunday 10 November10:00HatfieldMen's County League4 RinksAway
Sunday 10 November14:30North West Essex BAFriendly6 RinksAwayWhites
Saturday 16 November14:00Bedford BoroughFriendly6 RinksHomeWhites
Sunday 17 November14:00HatfieldFriendly4 RinksAwayWhites
Sunday 17 November14:00StewartbyFriendly6 RinksHomeWhites
Saturday 23 November10:00HarpendenLadies County League2 RinksAway
Saturday 23 November14:00Kempston ParkFriendly6 RinksHomeWhites
Sunday 24 November14:00Letchworth & DistrictFriendly8 RinksHomeWhites
Saturday 30 November10:00HarpendenLadies County League2 RinksHome
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Further Fixtures
Saturday 30 November10:00Herts IBCLadies County League2 RinksHome
Saturday 30 November14:00Thameside WanderersFriendly8 RinksHomeWhites
Sunday 1 December14:00Northaw & CuffleyFriendly8 RinksHomeWhites
Saturday 7 December14:00LadygateFriendly6 RinksHomeWhites
Sunday 8 December10:00HarpendenMen's County League4 RinksHome
Sunday 8 December14:00Letchworth & District v Bedfordshire VPs8 RinksHosting
Sunday 15 December14:00Ladies v GentlemenInternal8 RinksHomeFancy
Sunday 15 December14:30HERGAFriendly6 RinksAwayWhites
Wednesday 1 January09:30GalaInternal8 RinksHome
Saturday 4 January14:00WareFriendly8 RinksHomeWhites
Sunday 5 January10:00Watford IBCMen's County League4 RinksAway
Sunday 5 January14:00Whit HernFriendly6 RinksHomeWhites
Thursday 9 January Tye GreenVivienne Trophy4 TriplesSplit
Saturday 11 January10:00Watford IBCLadies County League2 RinksHome
Saturday 11 January14:00Southend & DistrictFriendly8 RinksHomeWhites
Sunday 12 January14:00North West Essex BAFriendly8 RinksHomeWhites
Saturday 18 January14:00Letchworth & DistrictFriendly8 RinksHomeWhites
Sunday 19 January14:30HERGAFriendly6 RinksHomeWhites
Saturday 25 January14:00East Beds LeagueFriendly8 RinksHomeWhites
Sunday 26 January14:00BaldockFriendly6 RinksHomeWhites
Saturday 1 February10:00Herts IBCLadies County League2 RinksAway
Saturday 1 February14:00WhitethornFriendly8 RinksHomeWhites
Sunday 2 February14:00Welwyn & DistrictFriendly6 RinksHomeWhites
Saturday 8 February10:00HatfieldLadies County League2 RinksHome
Saturday 8 February14:00Kempston ParkFriendly6 RinksAwayWhites
Sunday 9 February10:00CheshuntMen's County League4 RinksHome
Sunday 9 February14:00Bedfordshire VPsFriendly7 RinksHomeWhites
Saturday 15 February14:00Riverain OutdoorsFriendly8 RinksHomeWhites
Sunday 16 February14:00London Irish BAFriendly5 RinksHomeWhites
Wednesday 19 February14:00ChigwellFriendly6 RinksAway
Saturday 22 February14:00HenlowFriendly8 RinksHomeWhites
Sunday 23 February14:00Steeple MordenFriendly6 RinksHomeWhites
Saturday 29 February14:00DatchworthFriendly4 RinksHomeWhites
Saturday 29 February14:30FoxhillFriendly6 RinksAwayWhites
Sunday 1 March10:00Herts IBCMen's County League4 RinksHome
Sunday 1 March14:00London Civil Service BAFriendly5 RinksHomeWhites
Saturday 7 March14:00Thameside WanderersFriendly8 RinksHomeWhites
Sunday 8 March14:00Biggleswade & Howard GardenFriendly8 RinksHomeWhites
Thursday 12 March14:00HLIBA v Bedfordshire6 RinksHosting
Saturday 14 March10:00HatfieldLadies County League2 RinksAway
Saturday 14 March14:00WareFriendly8 RinksHomeWhites
Sunday 15 March14:00StotfoldFriendly6 RinksHomeWhites
Saturday 21 March14:00HatfieldFriendly4 RinksHomeWhites
Thursday 26 March14:00Bedfordshire VPs v Cambridge6 RinksHosting
Saturday 28 March14:00Gloucester ParkFriendly6 RinksHomeWhites
Sunday 29 March14:30Essex CountyFriendly6 RinksAwayWhites
Thursday 2 April14:00Norfolk EBA Past PresidentsFriendly6 RinksHomeWhites
Saturday 4 April09:30Club FinalsInternalHomeWhites
Saturday 4 April14:00Bedford BoroughFriendly6 RinksHomeWhites
Sunday 5 April09:30Club FinalsInternalHomeWhites
Friday 10 April09:30GalaInternal8 RinksHome
Saturday 11 April14:00RoystonFriendly6 RinksHomeWhites
Saturday 18 April EIBA Mixed Top Club FinalsHosting
Sunday 19 April10:00Guinness Mini International8 RinksHosting
Saturday 2 May14:00HarpendenSummer Indoor LeagueRinksAwayGreys
Saturday 30 May14:00HarpendenSummer Indoor LeagueRinksHomeGreys
Saturday 25 July14:00HarpendenSummer Indoor LeagueRinksAwayGreys
Saturday 22 August14:00HarpendenSummer Indoor LeagueRinksHomeGreys

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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Outdoor club Presentation Evening

The Riverain Outdoor Club will hold its annual Presentation Evening and Dinner tonight.
Congratulations to all the competition winners.

Gala Day

The indoor club is holding a gala day to raise funds for the Keech Hospice.
Games start at 10am. Please arrive in good time.

Outdoor Club AGM

The Outdoor club will be holding its AGM today.
Commencing at 09:30 in the indoor club.

Latest News

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