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23rd February 2020 The Outdoor Club has selected a new club shirt - that differs from the new Indoor club shirt.
The new Outdoor shirt will be available to order soon and orders will be taken at the pre-season meeting on 5th April.
The sizes available are the same as those for the Indoor club shirt. Your name can be printed on the shirt at no extra charge.
21st February 2020 Congratulations to Riverain's ladies who have reached the Final of the Vivienne Trophy.
After beating Ipswich & District they now neet Whitenights in the final to be played on 3rd April in Nottingham
12th February 2020 Congratulations to several Riverain members who have reached the Area Finals
  • Ladies Singles - Heather Stapleford
  • Ladies Triples - Debbie Roe, Megan Mackinnon, Heather Stapleford
  • Ladies Fours - Joan Welch, Dawn Grisley, Jackie Bryant, Jenny Ralph
  • Over 50 Triples - Sharon Allen, Joan Welch, Jenny Ralph
  • Over 60 National Fours - Mick Allen, Mike Bertrand, Terry Godden, Roger Manning
  • Over 60 Pairs - Muriel Saunders, Gill Walker
  • Over 60 Singles - Peter Ellis
  • Over 60 Singles - Sharon Allen
  • Two Wood Singles - Heather Stapleford
8th February 2020 Congratulations to Riverain's mixed rink of Joan Welch, Jenny Ralph, Glenn Williams and Tony Webbk.
They have reached the National Mixed Fours finals to be held at Hartlepool Bowls Club in 21st - 22nd February.
2nd February 2020 Further congratulations to Riverain members who have progressed in National competitions.

Joan Welch and Jenny Ralph have reached the Area Finals of the National Pairs where they will play a pairing from Tye Green.
This match will be played at Lawns Bowls Club.

Joan Welch, Jenny Ralph, Glenn Williams and Tony Webb have reached the Area Finals of the Mixed Fours.

8th January 2020 Congratulations to Riverain members who have progressed in National competitions.

Joan Welch has reached the last 16 of the Champion of Champions. This event will take place at Warners Lakeside.
Her first match will be against A.Jacobs from North Wiltshire on 31st January.

Glenn Williams has reached the last 16 of the U25 Singles. This event will be held at Spalding B Club on the weekend of 25th to 26thJanuary.
His first match will be agains J.Sanford from Crystal Palace.

Riverain Ladies and Men will take part in the Quarter Final of the Egham Trophy on 12th January.
They will play Swale.

We wish them all the best.

Unfortunately Riverain men went out of the Denny Cup to Clarrie Dunbar from Somerset.
They have had an excellent run in this year's competition with some amazing results, so well done for an excellent effort.

8th December 2019 Congratulations to the Riverain Juniors who represented the club in the Potters under-17 Triples. An event consisting of 24 teams from across the country.
All three Riverain teams got through to the quarter finals. An excellent achievement. Unfortunately, two of the teams were then drawn to play each other.
heldheld its Annual General Meeting.
Sam, Toby and Dylan are through to the Final, which will be at Potters on Sunday 26th January. We wish them well.
24th November 2019 The Riverain Outdoor Club held its Annual General Meeting.
The meeting was attended by about 40 members.
The club finances are in good shape and match fees for next year will remain unchanged.
9th November 2019 Congratulations to Riverain member Glenn Williams.
He will be taking part in the England Under-25 Trial at Rugby Thornfield on Sunday 1st December.
3rd November 2019 A gala day was held in the Indoor Club to raise money for the Keech Hospice.
64 Members and their guests played through the day.
A total of £500 was raised.
19th October 2019 Trophy Display The Riverain Outdoor Club held its annual Presentation Evening.
A large turnout enjoyed a meal as the trophies were handed out.
18th October 2019 Congratulations to Riverain's Tony Webb, who has been selected for the BIIBC Over 50's International Series.
The event will be played at the Lakeside Coastal Village between 24 and 27 January 2020.
8th September 2019 The Riverain Outdoor Club completed its season with its Finals Weekend.
There was an exciting finish in each of the club internal competitions with most of the titles being decided by just one or two shots. (We won't mention the pairs!)
Congratulations to all the finalists.
Thanks to the large number of members who turned up to umpire, mark, make tea and support the games.
The winners are...
  • Club Championship - Joan Welch
  • Mens Singles - Brian Mills
  • Mens Handicap - Colin Trussell
  • Ladies Singles - Ashley Tresise
  • Ladies Handicap - Ashley Tresise
  • Two-Wood Singles - Gordon Chaplin
  • Mixed Singles Plate - Kim Dear
  • Graded Pairs - David Wells, Gordon Chaplin
  • Triples - Terry Boon, Martin Gray, Di Pearce
  • Jess Parsons - Brian Mills
  • Roll-up League - Bill Vandyke
25th August 2019 The Riverain Outdoor Club completed its 2019 league season by finishing top of Division 3 of the East Bedfordshire League.
Finishing with 9 wins from the 13 games, Riverain advances to Division 2 next season.
3rd August 2019 Triples in progress The Riverain Outdoor Club held its Triples Day.
This annual tournament was closely fought by 24 members drawn into 8 triples. All games being won by narrow margins.
The winning semi-finalists (Terry Boon, Martin Gray, Di Pearce and Steve Phillips, Chris Bramwell, Geoff Brown) will compete in the final on the clubs finals weekend in September.
26th May 2019 Jess Parsons in progress The Riverain Outdoor Club held the Jess Parsons Trophy competition.
This annual fixed jack tournament was closely fought.
Brian Mills successfully defended his title, winning by just one point.
26th April 2019 The Riverain Indoor Club held its Annual General Meeting.
The meeting was attended by about 30 members.
19th April 2019 A gala day was held on Good Friday in the Indoor Club to raise money for charity.
64 Members and their guests played through the day.
10th April 2019 Hot news from the Nationals being held at Nottingham:
The Riverain Trio of Sharon Allen, Joan Welch and Jenny Ralph have just won the NAT 0ver 50 Triples with a score of Riverain 17 Shots - Madeira (Devon) 16 Shots.
8th April 2019 The Indoor Club's finals weekend has just taken place, with some excellent bowling played in great spirit.
Congratulations to the winners of the internal competitions.

  • Ladies Singles - Joan Welch
  • Mens Singles – Jamie Claydon
  • Junior Singles – Sam 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
21st March 2019 Congratulations to Riverain members who have triumphed in various county competitions.
The finals were played at Herts BC, Watford over the weekend of 16-17th March.
The list of winners is as follows:

  • Ladies Fours - Joan Welch, Dawn Grisley, Jackie Bryant, Jenny Ralph
  • Mens Fours – Bradley Prowle, Jamie Claydon, Phil Russell, Tony Webb
  • Mixed Fours – Joan Welch, Debbie Claydon, Richard Knight, Tony Webb
  • Mens Triples – Phil Russel, Bradley Prowle, Tony Webb
  • Mixed Triples – Joan Welch, Richard Knight, Jamie Claydon
  • Ladies Pairs – Joan Welch, Jenny Ralph
  • Mens Pairs – Sam Andrews, Paul Andrews
  • Ladies Singles – Devon Cooper
  • U25 Singles – Matt Hayzelden
  • U18 Singles – Rhianna Russell
  • Officers Singles – Andrew Greenall
14th March 2019 Congratulations to Riverain member Devon Cooper.
She has won the British Isles Junior Singles Championship.
14th March 2019 A number of Riverain members have reached the final stages of various competitions. The finals will be played at Herts BC, Watford over the weekend of 16-17th March.
The list of those who have achieved this so far is as follows:
Congratulations to all.

  • Ladies Rinks - Joan Welch, Dawn Grisley, Jackie Bryant, Jenny Ralph
  • Mens Rinks – Bradley Prowle, Jamie Claydon, Phil Russell, Tony Webb to play Mick Allen, Paul Haskings, Matt Hayzelden, Paul Andrews
  • Mixed Rinks – Muriel Saunders, Gill Walker, Matt Hayzelden, Paul Haskings to play Joan Welch, Debbie Claydon, Richard Knight, Jamie Claydon
  • Ladies Triples - Dawn Grisley, Jackie Bryant, Jenny Ralph
  • Mens Triples – Phil Russel, Bradley Prowle, Tony Webb
  • Mixed Triples – Joan Welch, Richard Knight, Jamie Claydon to play Megan Mackinnon, Jackie Bryand, Max Mackinnon
  • 2 Wood Triple – Debbie Roe, Joan Welch, Jenny Ralph
  • Singles – Tony Webb
  • Mens Pairs – Aaron Prowle, Matt Coppen to play Sam Andrews, Paul Andrews
  • Ladies Pairs – Joan Welch, Jenny Ralph
  • Mixed Pairs – Jenny Ralph, Mike Bertrand
  • Officers Singles – Andrew Greenall
  • U18 Singles – Rhianna Russell to play Rebecca Turner
  • U25 Singles – Devon Cooper to play Matt Hayzelden
  • Ladies Singles – Devon Cooper to play Joan Welch

Riverain members are also through to various National Finals to be played at Nottingham:
  • Ladies Triples - Megan Mackinnon, Devon Cooper, Heather Stapleford to play 09:30 24th
  • Ladies Two-wood Singles - Devon Cooper to play 18:30 25th March
  • Ladies Singles - Devon Cooper to play 09:30 29th March
  • Mens Singles - Glen Williams to play 12:00 29th March
  • Ladies Pairs - Devon Cooper, Heather Stapleford to play 09:30 27th
  • Mens Over 50 Triples - Andy Joliffe, Mark Amos, Peter Elliss
  • Over 60 Singles - Mick Allen to play 13:30 12thApril
16th February 2019 Scoreboard On Saturday, it was a full house in the club as the Indoors and Outdoors clubs worked out their friendly rivalry with a match against each other.
The indoor club sneaked a victory.
30th January 2019 On Wednesday evening at Herts Watford, the Mixed Fours of Joan Welch, Jenny Ralph, Richard Knight and Glenn Williams reached the National Finals.
These will be held at Hartlepool on 23rd - 24thFebruary.
28th January 2019 Congratulations to Devon Cooper for winning the Under 25 Singles championship at Ely Bowls Club.
27th January 2019 Unfortunately the Yetton Team went out in the quarter Final Stages of the Yetton Trophy to Dolphin.
Well done for getting this far and we would like to thank the supporters that travelled with the team to give their support.

The Ladies took part in the Vivienne trophy on Thursday against Huntingdon and won after a very tense close game.
The final score was 69/64, this takes the ladies into the quarter finals on February 7th where they will play Colchester.

Devon Cooper is taking part in the Semi-Finals of the Under 25 Singles at Ely Bowls Club this morning.
If successful she will play later this morning in the Final.
20th January 2019 24 Members enjoyed a game of target bowls to hone their skills.
Congratulations to John Collins, Doreen Collins and Mary McGill for winning the day.
18th January 2019 There are vacancies at the indoor club for next season.
We are looking for a Ladies Captain and Ladies Vice-Captain.
If you are interested in taking on one of these committee positions, please contact one of the committee members.
17th January 2019 The Riverain Ladies won their 3rd round match in the Vivienne Trophy.
They will now advance to play Huntingdon on the 24th January.
13th January 2019 Jamie H and his father The annual Riverain Juniors Generation Game took place on the 12th January 2019 with 12 of our juniors pairing up with a parent to play in a round robin against each other.
After some very good play from all, the last four included our youngest player LillieMay and three of our more experienced ones - Rhianna, Adam and Jamie H.
The eventual winner, with the best shot difference after a brilliant run in all of his games was Jamie who skipped for his Dad.
Well done Jamie – 2019 Generation Game Champion!
5th January 2019 On the 5th January the Riverain Ladies won a momentous victory in the Yetton Trophy, beating the holders, Swale Ladies.
They now play the quarter finals on a neutral green at West Berks (Newbury) against Dolphin.
18th December 2018 Congratulations to two of our young members who have achieved international recognition

Congratulations to Devon Cooper in making travelling reserve in the Ladies Senior International Team playing at Falcon IBC from Friday 8th March to Sunday 10th March 2019.
Congratulations to Devon Cooper in making the U25 International Team for the B.I.W.B.C Series at Belfast IBC on Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th February 2019.
Congratulations to Glenn Williams in making the U25 Mens International Team to be held on Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th February 2019 at Aberdeen IBC Scotland.
25th November 2018 The Riverain Outdoor Club held its Annual General Meeting.
The meeting was well attended. All the current club officers were unanimously re-elected for another year.
It was announced that next season's match fees would be £3 per player for both mid-week and weekend fixtures.
16th November 2018 The Riverain Outdoor Club held one of its periodic quiz nights in the outdoor pavilion.
Team Who Us? emerged victorious with the Canterbury Belles runners up.
4th November 2018 A gala day was held in the Indoor Club to raise money for the Keech Hospice.
64 Members and their guests played through the day.
A total of £520 was raised.
12th October 2018 News Picture The Riverain Outdoor Club held its annual presentation evening.
Members enjoyed a fine meal and the club's trophies were presented to the winners.
25th September 2018 News Picture Congratulations to Letchworth Garden City for topping the 2018 table in the Stevenage Mixed League.
Riverain Outdoors Club finishing just one point behind in second place.
24th September 2018 Rule Change For the Evening Leagues during the 2018/1019 indoor season.
If an end is killed, the jack will be respotted on the appropriate respot point.
This will prevent the situations seen in the past whereby a game can run late at night to complete 21 ends.

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