About Ryedale I.B.C.

Ryedale Indoor Bowls Club is a triumph for community effort. Previously the site in Norton-on-Derwent, Malton was owned and operated by Ryedale District Council. However, in 2013 the council decided that because the facility was uneconomic it should be closed and the site sold. A determined effort by members of the club and local community resulted in the site being purchased for the community and re-opened as the Ryedale Community and Leisure Centre. After extensive refurbishment in autumn 2014, during which the number of rinks was reduced to five, the club re-opened.

It steadily built up membership – with the social sessions proving particularly popular
until the spring of 2020 when, like many facilities it was hit hard by the restrictions imposed to stop the spread of Covid-19. However, the club has proved resilient and no only did it survive the enforced break but took the opportunity to make improvements. The club can boast a new bowling mat, new surrounds, improved lighting and scoreboards. Now, during the 2021/22 season the club looks confidently towards the future.

Scene from a league match

League competitions start again on Monday 19th September . The seven leagues which will run until April with a break for Christmas are:

Monday morning                   Triples
Monday evening                    Triples
Tuesday morning                  Triples
Wednesday morning            Triples
Wednesday evening              Triples
Thursday evening                  Pairs
Friday morning                      Pairs

Provisional Bowling Diary: Winter 2022-23

The Weekly schedule below is our standard bowling schedule

10.30 – 12.30 12.30 – 14.30 14.30 – 16.30 19.00 – 21.00
Monday Triples (3)
Short Mat (1) Available (2)
Private (1)
Available (4)
to Groups
Triples (4)
Available (1)
Tuesday Triples (5) Driffield (5) 14.00-16.00
Social (4)
Short-mat (1)
to Groups
Wednesday Triples (4)
Available (1)
to Groups
to Groups
Triples (3)
Available (2)
Thursday Social (4) Available
to Groups
to Groups
Pairs (3)
Available (2)
Friday Pairs (5) Sleights (5) Available
to Groups
to Groups
Saturday Available
to Groups
to Groups
to Groups
to Groups
Sunday Social (5) Available
to Groups
to Groups
to Groups

Rinks that are “Available” can be booked at minimum 4 players per rink rates
Rinks that are “Available” can also be booked for “Catchup” games at the usual league fee
Sessions that are “Available to Groups” can be booked at a minimum charge of £50

Social sessions on Thursday and Sunday at 10.30am and Tuesday at 2.00pm are open to all on a turn up and play format.

The Driffield and Sleights private sessions often welcome guest bowlers

Social Bowling
A quick, easy and fun way to learn bowls and meet other people is to join one of the Social Bowling sessions. These provide a friendly and relaxing introduction to indoor bowls. Through the winter there are social sessions:

Tuesday 2.00 – 4.00pm, Thursday 10.30 – 2.30pm, Sunday 10.30 – 12.30pm

The sessions accommodate all levels of skill. New bowlers can take part in two free ‘taster’ sessions and may use club bowls and shoes if desired.

In the summer season when most ‘serious’ bowlers play outdoors, there are no league competitions but there are social sessions on

      Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 10.30 until 12.30pm.

Private Sessions
When not used for reserved sessions the rinks are available for use by both members and non-members.

The club’s constitution and rules of play can be downloaded here RIBCconstitution.

Delivery with determination at Ryedale IBC

Visible in the top picture are Oscar’s restaurant, lounge bar and function suite that share the premises with the bowls club. Though no longer officially tied to the bowls club, they make a very handy refreshment stop after (or even during) a game of bowls.

Fees for 2021/22 Season

These are unchanged from the 2020/21 season.
Membership (including locker)

Full Year                                                   £40
Half Year (until or from 1/01/22)         £25
Young Adult                                             £20
Junior                                                        £10

Social Membership
Full year                                                   £5

Playing (per game)
Members                                                  £4
Junior                                                        £1
Non-members/ Social members          £3 (1hour) or £6 (2 hours)

Taster Course (4 sessions)                       £10 (Bowls and footwear provided)

Rink Hire per 2 hour session)
3 rinks (up to 18 players)                         £75
3 rinks (up to 24 players)                         £96
4 rinks (up to 32 players)                       £120
5 rinks (up to 40 players)                       £140


Ryedale Indoor Bowls Club (RIBC) is located just off the Scarborough Road in Norton on Derwent, Malton in North Yorkshire. The club has five rinks and members participate in various league and club competitions in addition to social bowling. Use of the rinks is available to non-members by arrangement – some clubs have already combined bowling with a meal at the on-site Oscar’s restaurant. Groups from Driffield, Pickering and Sleights have private sessions.




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