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Newsletter – November 2021

Tournament Division Results – Tournament #1 & 2

The results of the first two tournaments in the tournament division for the 2021-2022 season are as follows:

Heidi Mapstone won the first tournament with a total of 2174.  This is her fourth win.  Jennifer Baker won the second tournament on October 17 with a total of 2118.  This is Jennifer’s 12 win.

Bobby Kyte won the first tournament with a total of 2362.  This was his first win.

Tyler Tytgat won the second tournament.  He rolled a total of 2410. This was also his first win as a Master Bowler.

Congratulations to all.  Great bowling!

Teaching Division Results – Tournament #1 & #2

The first and second teaching division tournaments are complete.

Tournament #1- September 26, 2021

Congratulations go out to Jamie McAra from Edmonton on winning in the North Teaching Ladies division with a +271.  This is Jamie’s fifth year as a Master.

Shaylene Smith of Calgary won the South Teaching Ladies tournament with a +233. Shaylene has been a member for six years.

On the men’s side, Yvon Hachey of St. Albert won the Teaching Men’s North division with a +366.   Yvon, after this season, will become a lifetime member. Congratulations on two accounts.

Matt Johnson of Calgary was a winner in the South division with +275.   This is Matt’s ninth year as a Master.

Tournament #2 – November 7, 2021

Elly Van Dyk from Clairmont bowled a +97 to win the North Teaching Ladies division. 

Chelsi Paxton from Calgary won the South Teaching Ladies tournament with a +158. 

Corey Papp from St. Albert had +231 and won the Teaching Men’s North division. 

Ray G. Clark rolled a +166 in the Teaching Men’s South division. Ray is from Leduc.

Senior Division Results – Tournament #1 & #2

Tournament #1 – September 26, 2021

The Senior’s POA Division was won by Bob Guthrie of Leduc.  Bob rolled a +210. Bob has been a Master for fifty-one years. Wow!

Barry Urquhart has won the Senior Scratch Division with 2119.  Barry has been a member of the association for sixteen years.

Tournament #2 – November 7, 2021

The Senior’s POA Division was won by Debbie Boswell of Calgary.  Debbie rolled a +142.

Barry Urquhart won this tournament as well.  He bowled a 1889 in the Senior Scratch division. 

Congratulations to all the winners!

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:

Mike Steele of Calgary, Bob Mallard of Edmonton, Bob Stirling of Strathmore and Leonard Poirier of Edmonton.

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

Coaching Information

To be eligible to be a National Coach, you must be a certified Level II coach with Competition Coach Upgrade or be a certified Introduction to Competition Coach; by the start of the 5th Tournament Division tournament or by the time the Teaching and Senior Division Provincial Tournament begins, whichever comes first.

Please check the website for further information regarding the upgrade process and what is required.

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.   Many clinics will be taking place in November.  Let Brian Sudbury ( ) know if you would like to take a clinic so that you could qualify.

The clinics planned in the near future are:

November 21, 2021 – Bonnie Doon Lanes – Edmonton

November 27, 2021 – The Glencoe Club – Calgary

Teaching Masters’ Provincial Final

Please note that the finals for the teaching masters will be bowled at Bronx Bowl on March 19, 2022 and at St. Albert Bowl on March 20, 2022.  Each of these lanes are in Edmonton.  Each of the tournaments will start at 9:00 am.

Seniors’ Provincial Final

The provincial finals for seniors will be bowled at Holiday Bowl in Lethbridge on March 19 &20, 2022. The starting times for the seniors are 12:00 pm om March 19 and 9:00 am on March 20.

Master Youth Tournament Results

Our Master Youth Tournament was held on October 23 and 24.  For the results please click on the following link:

Congratulations to all the winners!

The 2022 Nationals will be held in Edmonton, Alberta from June 28, 2022 – July 2, 2021.

 Good Luck in your pursuit to represent Alberta!

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Master/Youth Tournament Update

Dear Participant of the Master/Youth Tournament,

If you are planning to attend the Master/Youth Tournament on October 23 and 24 and you are over 12 years old, please be advised that you must bring proof of vaccination.  You must have had at least one shot before the tournament.  This complies with the AHS requirements.

Also, please make sure you have your masks.  They must be worn as directed by the proprietor.

If you are not able to meet the requirements please notify Mark at Paradise Lanes as soon as possible to let him know that you cannot attend the tournament.

Rita Poruchny, Office ManagerMaster Bowlers’ Association of Alberta

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Tournament Participation Requirements

To all Master Bowlers who are competing in the tournaments,

In order to comply with current  AHS requirements we ask the following of you:

1.  Please bring proof that you have received two doses of a World Health Organization Covid-19 vaccination or a single vaccination on or before September 12, 2021 with a second dose before October 24, 2021 to bowl the remaining tournaments. 

2. Or provide proof that you have received a negative Covid-19test in the last 72 hours prior to the tournament date from a Health Canada approved provider. 

3. Or provide an original vaccine medical exception letter.

4. Bring the attached forms, completed, to the tournament. Please note that the declaration form must be brought to every tournament.

5. Masks may be required to be worn at all times.

6. Please come early so that the paperwork can be collected and the tournament can start on time.

7. The following website can help you access your proof of vaccination.

Let’s keep our tournaments as safe as possible.  I am sure that many of you are excited to get back to bowling, no matter what it looks like.

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Newsletter – August 2021

Hello Fellow Master Bowlers,

We welcome you to another season. Your membership dues helped us remain a viable
association during the 2019-2020 season and we thank you very much for your support. We are
hopeful that we will be able to get a full season in this year, culminating in the National
Championships in Edmonton.

We all know by now that our Covid 19 situation can change very quickly. We want everyone to
stay safe and follow provincial Alberta Health Services guidelines as we progress through the
year. Please work closely with your local proprietors who are working hard to ensure our Y.B.C.
bowlers and coaches are both safe yet still have fun in our sport.

We are working with Bowl Alberta and Alberta 5 Pin Bowlers Association closely to safely run our
tournaments. We will run our tournaments as we are permitted with AHS. We may once again
have to change tournament dates and times as we try to get a full season in to create an Alberta
contingent for this year’s Nationals in Edmonton. We will try to stick to our schedule the best we
can throughout the year. Please understand that we will be doing the best we can under the

We continue to plan to host this year’s Nationals at Bonnie Doon Lanes June 27 (early arrivals)
June 28th (opening ceremonies) until July 3, 2022 (departures). Our host hotel is the Fantasyland
Hotel. Please contact Mark Johnstone 780-452-3228 as we will need many volunteers to help
make this a smooth Championship.

Brian Rossetti – President – Master Bowlers Association of Alberta

Calling for 2022 National Logo Pin Submissions

We are looking for a logo/pin design for when we host the nationals in Edmonton. Please submit
your pin design idea to , Mark Johnstone at 780-452-3228 (Chair of the
Nationals) or any board of director before October 16, 2021. The Board of Directors will be
choosing the winning design at their meeting on October 30, 2021.

Rookie Tournament Rate

We continue to offer the 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.

Welcome Back Tournament Rate

We also have our 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. The rate can be
used once during the member’s lifetime.

Alberta 5 Pin Cards

MBA of A members competing in qualifying tournaments must be a member in good standing
with the Alberta 5-Pin Bowlers’ Association and the Master Bowlers’ Association of Alberta. The 5
pin card must be purchased through a local proprietor or directly through 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

The tournament will be held October 23 and 24 at Paradise Lanes in Calgary. The entry form
for the tournament is attached to this email.

Late Renewal Fee

Please note the late fee of $20.00 if renewal fees are not paid by September 22nd of

the current bowling season.

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Masters AGM Announced

Hello Master Bowler,

With restrictions lifting, we would like to announce the Master Bowlers’ Association of Alberta’s Annual General Meeting will be held on July 11, 2021 in Red Deer at Heritage Lanes (#8 6200 67a Street) at 11:00 am.  Of course, this is contingent on the regulations allowing this on this date.  We hope that you are able to attend.

We will be following the AHS health regulations.  Please come with masks and remember to keep socially distanced.  

Rita Poruchny, Office Manager

Master Bowlers’ Association of Alberta

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Teaching and Senior Division Tournament Update

Hello Master Bowlers,

We hope that you are doing well and had a happy holiday season.

Due to the current AHS restrictions, we are postponing the January 10, 2021 tournament. When we are able, we will continue to host tournaments this season. Please watch for future notifications.

Thank you for your patience and stay safe.

Rita Poruchny, Office Manager
Master Bowlers’ Association of Alberta