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March 2017

The tournament division men and ladies have completed their final tournaments.

Congratulations are going out to Jennifer Smith who won the 5th and 6th tournaments with a score of 2190 and 2034. This is an amazing feat as Jennifer has now won 26 tournaments!! We are truly awed by her performance!

In the 5th tournament on the men’s side, Adam Weber won his 4th tournament with a score of 2352.

Scott Hauca won his first tournament with a score of 2170.

Great bowling everyone!

Congratulations to the following Tournament Division bowlers who have now qualified for Nationals:

Ladies singles representative is Jennifer Smith of Calgary.

The men’s singles representative is Gary Baird of Blackfalds.

The ladies team is made up of Halea Pederson, Bonnie McDonald, Shauna Pirie-Laisnez, Tracy Smith and Danielle Peters. Coaching the ladies will be Geoff Wilson.

The tournament men’s team consists of Dexter Wiseman, Freddie Tofflemire, Brad Wilton, Matt Schultz and Brad Glynn. The men’s coach will be Cassey Campbell.

Congratulations to everyone and best of luck to all of you heading to the Nationals in Regina, Sakatchewan from June 29-July 4, 2017!!

Teaching and Senior Division Results – 4th Tournament

Amber Kidd of St. Albert won the 4th North Division Ladies tournament with a +146. This is her first year as a Master Bowler. In the South, Melissa Olson of Calgary won with a +137.

On the men’s side Andrew Gayleard from Edmonton won the North with a +217. This was Andrew’s first year as a Master Bowler as well. Zack Doyle from Calgary was the South winner with a +385!!!.

In the Senior POA Division, Gwen Bonik of Edmonton won with a +125.

In the Senior Scratch Division, Ken Malcomson won with a score of 1932.

Congratulations to all of the Teaching and Senior Division winners! Best of luck to everyone at the upcoming Provincials.
Remember, if your name appears above the black line on the results sheet, you have qualified for Provincials.

Make sure that you have sent in your averages as of March 3. Dorry or Rhod require this by March 8.

If you cannot attend, please let your Tournament Director know before March 8. This makes it much easier for setting up the tournament.

Teaching Division contacts are Rhod Hubbard at hubardr@shaw.ca and Dorry Mielke milkydm@hotmail.com .

Your Senior Division Director is Joe Wood. Joe’s e-mail is joeandmaria@shaw.ca .

Upcoming Teaching and Senior Division Provincials

With the Teaching and Senior Division Provincials just around the corner, here are a few of reminders.
* Dorry and Rhod have asked that you please check in for the Teaching Division by 12:45.
* Seniors, check the end of the newsletter for possible hotels that you could stay in at the
provincials in St. Paul.**
* The cost for both Teaching and Senior Divisions will be $90.00 for the weekend, regardless of
your age.
* Please remember that if you qualify for the National Team, you will be required to
purchase 2 elimination draw tickets so bring a bit of extra cash to take care of this. Thank you.

Coaching Resumes

The deadline for resumes for Teaching and Senior divisions is before the first ball is thrown on the last day of the Provincial tournament.

Please forward your resumes to your Provincial Teaching Division or Provincial Senior Division Director, or to the MBA of A office.

Your Teaching Division Director contact is Rhod Hubbard and Dorry Mielke. Rhod’s e-mail is hubardr@shaw.ca or phone at 403-279-5310. Dorry’s email is milkydm@hotmail.com or phone at 780-472-9075.
Your Senior Division Director is Joe Wood. Joe’s-mail is joeandmaria@shaw.ca or phone at 403-285-4575.

Assessment Fee for Non-Participating Masters

Please note that any non-participating Master who wishes to coach at the National level will be required to pay a $300.00 assessment fee.

Adult All Events Tournament and Annual Youth Scholarship Tournament

Bowl Alberta is hosting their annual All Events tournament on the weekend of April 1 & 2, 2017 at Bonnie Doon Lanes, Edmonton. This is a scratch/handicap tournament including singles, doubles, and 4 player teams. This tournament is for adults and is much the same format as the Youth Scholarship Tournament.

Bowl Alberta is also holding their annual Youth Scholarship Tournament. This is to be held May 19-21, 2016 at Chinook Bowladrome, Calgary. This tournament is a scratch/handicap event, including singles, doubles, and 3 player teams.

For more information on either of these tournaments, please contact your local proprietor or the Bowl Alberta office at (780) 422-8251.

The Youth Scholarship Entry Forms are available at your local bowling centre and also on the Bowl Alberta website at bowlab.ca . Click on the FORMS tab to download forms for both the All Events & YBC Scholarship Tournaments.

Youth Camp Notice

The Alberta Youth Bowling Camp will be held from August 10-13, 2016 at Mount Royal University and Chinook Bowladrome Lanes in Calgary. If you are interested in coaching or assisting with the Youth Camp, please contact Grady Long in Edmonton at 780-422-8251 or download the coach’s application form at bowlab.ca and click on the FORMS tab.

Registration forms for the bowlers and coaches are available at your local bowling center, as well as posted on the BPA website at bowlab.ca

Tournament Dates – 2017-2018

The following are tentative tournament dates for next season.

More information will follow in the August newsletter regarding tournament sites and times.

Teaching & Senior Divisions:

Tournament #1 – October 1, 2017
Tournament #2 – November 5, 2017
Tournament #3 – January 14, 2018
Tournament #4 – February 25, 2018
Teaching Prov. – March 17 & 18, 2018 – Calgary
Senior Prov. – March 17 & 18, 2018 – TBA

Tournament Division:

Tournament #1 & 2 – Oct. 14 & 15, 2017 – Calgary
Tournament #3 & 4 – January 13 & 14, 2018 – Central
Tournament #5 & 6 – March 3 & 4, 2018 – Edmonton

Master/Youth Tournament:

November 26, 2018 – Paradise Lanes – Calgary

Master/YBC:

March 11, 2018 – Heritage Lanes – Red Deer

Annual General Meeting

The Annual General Meeting will be held Sunday, May 28, 2017 at 12:00 p.m. at the Kerry
Wood Nature Centre in Red Deer. (6300 45 Avenue, Red Deer – 403-346-2010)

If you are planning on attending the AGM and are using your GPS to find it, it will not likely recognize Kerry Wood Nature Centre. Please use Waskasoo Park as your destination for GPS purposes.

Casino Volunteers

The following people volunteered for the casino this year that was held in January. Thank you to all of those who did volunteer. We rely on the funds from the casino. When you see these people please say thank you to them.

Russ Anderson (2 shifts)
Rita Poruchny
Gizelle L’Abbee (2 shifts)
Brian Rossetti
Rhod Hubbard (2 shifts)
Linda McIntosh (2 shifts)
Dale Lukens (2 shifts) **non-Master*
Diane Dillon (2 shifts) ** Jamey’s mom**
Greg Gigliuk
Bev Gigliuk
Kimberly Streit
Dennis Arndt (2 shifts) Rhonda Bowden
Catherine Jarosz (2 shifts) **non-Master**
Deb Boswell (2 shifts)
Brent Olsen (2 shifts)
Glen Christensen
Brian Sudbury
Geoff Wilson
Aaron Kapty
Don Sim
Ann Lynch **non-Master**
Jamey Frank (all 4 GM shifts)

**Hotels in St. Paul for Senior Provincials

Canalta Hotel (used to be Super 8) Pool and continental breakfast
5008 – 43 ST. St. Paul
780-645-5581
Price with taxes is $128.24 per night & tax, ask for Cindy

St. Paul Lodge
5214 – 50 St., St. Paul
780-645-2202
Price with taxes is $107.91 per night

Galaxy Motel
5110 – 50 Ave., St. Paul
780-645-4441
Price with taxes is $98.10 per night

Upcoming Clinics

Community Sport – Initiation Clinic
Sherwood Bowling Centre, Sherwood Park
Sunday, April 23, 2017 – 8:45 – 5:00 pm

Community Sport – Initiation Clinic
Christmas Bureau in Red Deer
Sunday, April 23, 2017 – 9:00 – 5:00 pm

5 Pin Bowling Competitive Coach
The Glencoe Club, Calgary
Friday – Sunday, May 12 – 14, 2017


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January 2017

Teaching Division – 3rd tournament results

North Division Teaching Ladies- Donna Ginther +369
South Division Teaching Ladies- Rachel Demmon +197 (Second win this year!)
North Division Teaching Men- Evan Kane +303 (Second win this year as well!)
South Division Teaching Men- Dan Price +204

Senior Division

Marc Tremblay won with a +304.

In the Seniors Scratch Division Wally Bridgett won with 2030.

The final tournament this year for teaching and seniors will be held on February 26, 2017. Check with your zone director to be sure of your location and time.

Tournament Division

The tournament division has now completed their 3rd and 4th tournaments.

The ladies third tournament winner was Jennifer Smith of Calgary with a 2224. This is Jennifer’s 24rd tournament victory. Congratulations!

The winner of the fourth ladies tournament was Bonnie McDonald of Hylo with a 2105. This is Bonnie’s 5th tournament win.

In the men’s division, Mark Johnstone of Edmonton won his 6th Master’s tournament with a score of 2301.

Garry Baird took the fourth tournament in the men’s division also with a score of 2529. This is Garry’s 9th tournament victory.

Tournament 5 and 6 will be held in Calgary on March 4 and 5. Check with your zone directors as to the exact location and times.

Congratulations to all of the winners!

 

Master/YBC Tournament

The annual Master/YBC Provincial tournament is being held on March 12, 2017 at Heritage Lanes in Red Deer. This is a great event that gives our youth bowlers a glimpse at what being a Master is all about.

Teams are made up of a bantam, junior and senior YBC bowler as well as a Master bowler. We need Masters from all divisions to support this tournament!!

Entry information has been sent to the bowling centers and your proprietors should be running house rounds in the near future. Please take the time to check it out and join in. It really is a lot of fun for those who get involved!!

 

Senior Division Provincials

The dates for the Senior Division Provincials are Saturday, March 18, 2017, and Sunday,
March 19, 2016, at Parellel Lanes in St Paul. The start times will be Saturday @ 1:00 p.m. and Sunday @ 9:00 a.m.

The address is Parellel Lanes – St. Paul – 4906 – 49 Ave. Phone: 780-645-6002
Participants will be bowling 8 games each day. Alberta’s National Team will be finalized on Sunday and the winners will be asked to stay a little later to pick a coach, sign papers, and get sized up for shirts.

Also; don’t forget to bring extra Cash ! This is to take care of elimination draw tickets.

Teaching Division Provincial Information

The Teaching Division Provincials are being held at Bonnie Doon in Edmonton on Saturday, March 18, 2017 @ 1:00 p.m. and Sunday, March 19, 2017 @ 9:00 a.m. Bonnie Doon is located at 82 Avenue and 85 Street in Edmonton. Phone: 780-466-9047.

Alberta’s National Team will be finalized on Sunday and the winners will be asked to stay a little later to pick a coach, sign papers, and get sized up for shirts.

Remember to bring extra Cash ! This is to take care of elimination draw tickets.

Rhod Hubbard is your Provincial Teaching Division Director and he has asked that any new bowlers who are still required to bring average verification for the Provincials have that
information sent to him at hubardr@shaw.ca. The average date to be used is February 25, 2017, and must be sent to Rhod by March 3, 2017.

 

Coaching Resumes

The deadline for resumes for Teaching and Senior divisions is before the first ball is thrown on the last day of the Provincial tournament. The deadline for the Tournament division is before the first ball is thrown on the morning of the final tournament.

Please forward your resumes to your Provincial Teaching Division or Provincial Senior Division Director, or to the MBA of A office.

Your Teaching Division Director contacts are Rhod Hubbard and Dorry Mielke. Rhod’s e-mail is hubardr@shaw.ca and Dorry’s e-mail is milkydm@hotmail.com .
Your Senior Division Director is Joe Wood. Joe’s e-mail is joeandmaria@shaw.ca

 

Assessment Fee for Non-Participating Masters

Please note that any non-participating Master who wishes to coach at the National level will be required to pay a $300.00 assessment fee.

 

National Dates

The dates for the 2016 Master’s Nationals are from June 29-July 4, 2017 in Regina, Saskatchewan.
June 29 & July 4 are travel days, with the opening ceremony on June 29 and the bowling starting on June 30.

 

AGM Date

The date for this year’s AGM is Sunday, May 28, 2017 at 12:00 p.m. at the Kerry Wood Nature Centre in Red Deer (6300 45 Avenue, Red Deer – 403-346-2010). Please mark this in your calendar and plan to attend.

 

Golf Shirts

With the increase in the cost of supplying golf shirts, we have increased the price of a shirt to $70.00.


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Casino Volunteers Needed

The Master Bowlers Association of Alberta are hosting a fundraiser Casino and need volunteers.

The casino is being held January 9 and 10, 2017 at the Deerfoot Inn & Casino. Anyone interested in helping can contact Jamey Frank at saskberryjam@gmail.com or 403-650-9185 with their availability. We are in need of volunteers for both daytime and evening/night shift in all positions at this point so any help you can give is appreciated!


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October 2016

Tournament Division Results – Tournament #1 & 2

The results of the first two tournaments in the tournament division for the 2016-2017 season are as follows:

Congratulations to Halea Pederson of Edmonton on winning the first Tournament!! Halea bowled a 2340 at Bonnie Doon Lanes. This is Halea’s second tournament win.

The men’s tournament #1 winner was Brad Wilton of Calgary with an unreal 2562 at Bonnie Doon Lanes. This is Brad’s 3rd win.

Annette Campbell of Edmonton rolled a score of 2160 to take tournament #2. Congratulations Annette.

The 2nd men’s tournament was won by Dexter Wiseman. Dexter bowled a 2383 and collected his 5th set of stars. Dexter also has 2378 in the first tournament. Nice average for the weekend.

Congratulations to all. Great bowling!

Teaching Division Results – Tournament #1

The first teaching division tournament is complete.

Congratulations go out to Courtney Rowlett from Edmonton on winning in the North Teaching Ladies division with a +353.

Rachel Demmon of Airdrie won the South Teaching Ladies tournament with an outstanding +640.

On the men’s side, Evan Kane of Edmonton won the Teaching Men’s North division with a +326.

Rhod Hubbard of Calgary edged out Mike Petrucha in the South with a +296 to plus 282. Congratulations!

Senior Division Results – Tournament #1

The Senior’s POA Division was won by Cisco Beyersbergen of Edmonton. Cisco rolled a +165.

Lynn Howell of Edmonton won the Senior’s Scratch division with a 2168 at Bonnie Doon Lanes edging out Greg Gigliuk (2107). This is Lynn’s 3rd win in the Senior Division.

New Life Time Members

We would like to congratulate the following bowlers on reaching 25 years of membership with the Master Bowlers’ Association of Alberta:
Ralph Galenza of Calgary, Andre Vaillancourt of Edmonton and Shirly Kultgen of Medicine Hat.

These bowlers/coaches will be receiving their recognition award throughout the current season! Please take the time to congratulate them on their accomplishment.

Coaching Upgrade Information

To be eligible to be a National Coach, you must be certified Level II with Competition
Coach upgrade or Competition Coach certified by December 31, 2016.

Please check the website for further information regarding the upgrade process and what is required. http://www.mbaofa.ca/coaching

Thank you to our “Website Keeper”

We would like to take this opportunity to thank Mark Polivchuk for continuing to look after our website, not only throughout our bowling season, but throughout the rest of the year as well. Mark recently updated our “look”. Check it out at mbaofa.ca.

Mark is always very prompt in posting information when asked and keeps our website up to date with what’s going on in the bowling world. Thank you Mark for the great job that you do for the Master Bowlers’ Association of Alberta!!

Master/Youth Tournament Reminder

Just a reminder of the Master/Youth Tournament. These entry forms are to be forwarded to Paradise Lanes. Mark Miller’s information is included on the entry form.

The Master/Youth Tournament will be held on Saturday, November 26, 2016, at Paradise Lanes in Calgary, with a shift at 3:00 p.m. and also a 7:00 p.m. shift, if necessary. Entry fee is $50.00 per bowler!

Please be sure to include your phone number on the entry form. This is in the event that you need to be contacted in the case of a time change or cancellation. Neither are likely but having your phone number makes this much easier! Thank you.

Casino January 9 and 10, 2017

We are scheduled to have our fundraising Casino January 9th and 10th at the Deerfoot Inn and Casino in Calgary. Please contact Jamey Frank to volunteer at 403-650-9185 or at saskberryjam@gmail.com

A Reminder to all to New Bowlers

To be eligible to participate on a National team, you must have taken a Community Sport Initiation Clinic prior to December 31st of the current bowling season.

The 2017 Nationals will be held in Regina, Sask. from June 29, 2017 – July 3, 2017. Travel dates June 29 Opening Ceremonies and July 4


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Clinic Cancellation

Unfortunately the Community Sport Initiation clinic # 5142434 scheduled for next Sunday Oct 23 in Medicine Hat has been canceled due to lack of registrations. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Any centre with volunteers looking to become coaches please contact me at mbaofa.techdir@yahoo.ca.

Regards,
Brian Sudbury
Vice President and Technical Director, Master Bowlers’ Association of Alberta


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Clinic Cancellation

Regrettably the Introduction to Competition clinic # 5138422 scheduled for Red Deer this coming weekend Oct 14-16 has been cancelled due to lack of registrations.

We apologize for any inconvenience.

There are still seats available in the Edmonton clinic the following weekend. Contact Ernie McLellan to register.

Regards,

Brian Sudbury

Vice President and Technical Director, Master Bowlers’ Association of Alberta


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August 2016

Welcome back for the 50th season of the Master Bowlers Association of Alberta.

New Rookie Tournament Rate

We are introducing a new Rookie Rate to welcome new bowlers into our Tournaments. First year members of the Master Bowlers Association of Alberta over the age of 25 and who has never been a member of any Master Bowlers Association in Canada will be charged the same tournament rate currently charged to our members under the age of 25 during their first season of tournaments.

New Welcome Back Tournament Rate

We are also pleased to announce the new Welcome Back Rate. Members of the Master Bowlers Association over the age of 25 and who have not competed in any Master Bowlers Association tournament in Canada in the past 3 consecutive seasons will have the opportunity to apply to be charged the same tournament rate currently charged to our members under the age of 25 during the current season of tournaments. The application must be received prior to participation during the members lifetime.

Alberta Wins Aggregate at Nationals in Surrey

We had a very good showing in Surrey as we won the aggregate for the fourth time in five years.

Congratulations to Jennifer Baker who won the Tournament Ladies Singles Gold Medal. Jennifer finished first in the match play with a great 17 win 4 loss record. Jennifer then won the Gold Medal step ladder with two straight wins over Meagan Gallicano of Newfoundland.

Tim Wiseman won silver in the Tournament Mens Singles. Tim defeated defending champion Geoff Stevens of Southern Ontario in the bronze/silver medal match before falling to Kevin Clark of Regina in the final.

Tournament Ladies came from behind the final day to win Gold. Congratulations to Jennifer Smith, Halea DeSutter, Heidi Mapstone, Shauna Pirie-Laisnez, Bonnie McDonald and coach Geoff Wilson.

Tournament Men brought home Silver led by Karie Kreutz who set a new MBA of Canada record for average at a Masters Nationals with 281.5 average. Derek Home, Gary Baird, Matt Schultz, Gene Ziebarth and coach Harvie Pocza comprised the team.

Rob Carbrey won Gold with a 16-5 match play record amongst the Teaching Division. Kathy Mockerman won Silver, narrowly missing Gold in a tie breaker with Quebec. Teaching Ladies finished fourth while the Teaching Men finished fifth.

Georgette Lafreniere won the Bronze Medal for Seniors Singles. The Seniors team finished 7th.

Teaching Division Survey Results

The Teaching Division voted to remain with the current Pins Over Average format. There will not be a scratch division within the Teaching Division.

MBA Office Has Moved

The mailing address for the MBA of Alberta is Box 577, Bragg Creek. T0L 0K0. New phone number is 403-949-2706. We thank Bev for 16 years of excellent service. Rita is our new office manager. We want to thank Brad Wilton of A and B Transport for moving our office for us in July.

Alberta 5 Pin Cards

This will be the first reminder of the season regarding Alberta 5 Pin Cards. All Master Bowlers’ Association of Alberta participants are required to have an Alberta 5 Pin card by November 30th of the current bowling season. Should you happen to make a National team without a card, you will be disqualified and not allowed to go to the National event. The 5 pin cards must be purchased thru a local proprietor or directly thru the Alberta 5 pin office.

Tournament Schedule

Enclosed you will find the schedule for the season’s upcoming tournaments. Please remember to check future newsletters for notices of change of dates or times. Sometimes changes do have to be made and we do not want anyone missing out or arriving for a tournament on the wrong day.

Master/Youth Tournament

Included with this newsletter you will find an entry form for the Master/Youth Tournament. These entry forms are to be forwarded to Paradise Lanes. Mark Miller’s information is included on the entry form.

The Master/Youth Tournament will be held on Saturday, November 26, 2016, at Paradise Lanes in Calgary, with a shift at 3:00 p.m. and also a 7:00 p.m. shift, if necessary. Entry fee is $50.00 per bowler!

Please be sure to include your phone number on the entry form. This is in the event that you need to be contacted in the case of a time change or cancellation. Neither are likely but having your phone number makes this much easier! Thank you.

Late Renewal Fee

Please note the late fee of $10.00 if renewal fees are not paid by September 23rd of the current bowling season.

Casino January 9 and 10, 2017

We are scheduled to have our fundraising Casino January 9th and 10th at the Deerfoot Inn and Casino in Calgary. Please contact Jamey Frank to volunteer at 403-650-9185 or at saskberryjam@gmail.com

Upcoming Coaching Clinics

Community Sport – Initiation – Sunday September 18, Sherwood Bowling Centre 8:45 a.m. – 5:00 P.M.

Community Sport – Initiation – Sunday September 25, Chinook Bowladrome 8:30- 5:00 P.M.

Competitive Coach – Oct. 21-23 Sherwood Bowling Centre. Friday 6 pm – 10 pm Saturday and Sunday 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

The 2017 Nationals will be held in Regina, Sask. from
June 29, 2017 – July 3, 2017. Travel dates June 29 Opening Ceremonies and July 4