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AGM 2020 – **Important Update**

The AGM will be held at the Heritage Lanes in Red Deer at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday June 27.  The address is Bay #8, 6200 – 67A Street, Red Deer.  Because of Covid-19 we would like to follow the following procedures:
1.  Please ensure you pre-register with Rita Poruchny via email at mbaofalberta@gmail.com if you are attending.
2.  It has been advised that when attending an indoor function that you wear a mask, don’t come if you are showing any signs of being sick and please keep the six foot social distance.
3.  Rita has emailed the paperwork you will need for the meeting.  Please print it for your use or have a device where you can pull it up at the meeting.  As there should be 48 hours before you handle any surface like paper, we will not be photocopying it for you.
4.  Please bring your own pen.
We know that these are strange times and we need to follow the advice of experts.  We look forward to seeing you on Saturday.


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2020 AGM Update

Hello Master Bowler,

 

Our AGM will be held on June 27, 2020 at 11:00 am.  We are still determining the medium that will be used to have the meeting.  If meeting in person, it is possible it will be limited to the first 50 registrants.  Please keep this day open.

The meeting could possibly be held in Red Deer.  If you intend on attending, please RSVP to Rita Poruchny at mbaofalberta@gmail.com as we are limited to 50 people at this stage.

Please watch your emails or monitor our site http://www.mbaofa.ca.  We will let you know as we watch the progress of the Covid-19 situation.  Keep well.

Rita Poruchny, Office Manager

Master Bowlers’ Association of Alberta


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Newsletter March 2020 – Part 2

Tournament Division

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

Congratulations are going out to Halea Kohel who won the 5th tournament with a score of 2241. This is her third win overall. Also Heidi Mapstone won the 6th tournament with a score of 2259, her third win as well.

On the men’s side Tim Wiseman won the 5th tournament with a score of 2531, his sixth win. Adam Weber was the winner of the 6th with a score of 2358, this fifth win.

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 Tim Wiseman of Sherwood Park.

The ladies team is made up of Heidi Mapstone, Larissa Long, Kelsey Wilton, Jennifer Baker and Bonnie McDonald. Coaching the ladies will be Harvey Pocza.

The tournament men’s team consists of Adam Weber, Erik Kjos, Dexter Wiseman, Robert Wolfson and Bobby Kyte. The men’s coach will be Mike Lacoursiere.

Congratulations to everyone and best of luck to all of you heading to the St. John’s, Newfoundland.

Teaching and Senior Division Results – Provincial Tournament

The Teaching and Senior Division completed their provincial tournaments. The teams have been chosen to attend Nationals. Congratulations to all bowlers!

The Teaching Division had 46 men and 45 ladies at Holiday Lanes on March 14 and 15. Here are the winners who will represent Alberta in St. John’s, Newfoundland.

Ladies:

Davina Cassie (Single) +454
Pam Foley +447
Verna Erickson +422
Remie Spencer +410
Torrie Hinzman +363
(Alternate) Michelle Beattie +297

Coach: Gail Versteegt

 

Men:

David Johnson (Single) +387
Gerald Hafner +274
David Cervo +255
Rob Miklos +156
Gary Klein +146
(Alternate) Chris Johnston/Gary Bushnell +143

Coach: Bob Stirling

Twenty-eight seniors bowled in the Senior Division. They bowled in Edmonton at Bronx Bowl. The following will represent Alberta in St. John’s.

Senior Team:

Gwen Bonik (Single) +754
Dan Lee +318
Debbie Boswell +275
(Alternate) Leo Lafreniere +251
Greg Gigliuk 4242
Shawn MacKinnon 3912
(Alternate) Brian Rossetti 3843

Coach: Tom Stevenson

Tournament Dates – 2020 – 2021

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 – September 27, 2020

Tournament #2 – November 8, 2020

Tournament #3 – January 10, 2021

Tournament #4 – February 21, 2021

Teaching Prov. – March 20 & 21, 2021 – Edmonton

Senior Prov.     – March 20 & 21, 2021 – Location TBA

Tournament Division:

Tournament #1 & 2 – Oct. 17 & 18, 2020 – Edmonton

Tournament #3 & 4 – January 2 & 3, 2021 – Central

Tournament #5 & 6 – March 20 & 21, 2021 – Calgary

Master/Youth Tournament: October 17 & 18, 2020 – Paradise Lanes – Calgary

Master/YBC: March 7, 2021 – Heritage Lanes – Red Deer

 

Annual General Meeting

The Annual General Meeting will be held Sunday, May 24, 2020 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.

Please note that this may need to be postponed due to Covid-19. You will be advised.


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Provincials – Update

Hello All Master Bowlers,
Please be advised that the tournaments will go ahead as planned.  We ask that you assess your own risk.  Do not drive if you feel it is dangerous.  Do not come if you have a cough or feel ill in any way.
At the tournament keep a social distance. Follow all the recommendations of the Alberta government.
We trust that you will good judgement.  For those of you that do not feel comfortable please let your tournament director know as soon as possible so they can make the changes necessary.
Strange times
Rita Poruchny, Office Manager
Master Bowlers’ Association of Alberta


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IMPORTANT – Nationals Information

A message from Kelly Cornelius:

As we approach the final tournaments of the year, as the Alberta Travel Coordinator i want to give you the heads up that due to the costs to go to Newfoundland this year and that Alberta is hosting nationals next year, any one making the national contingent this year will be responsible to pay half of the cost of their first shirt which will amount to $40. If you want a second shirt, the cost is $80. Both of these amounts are payable before you leave this Sunday. Payment is by cash or cheque only and your shirts will not be ordered without payment up front. There will be no per diems this year. You also will need to pay for your elimination draw tickets that are $20 each. Bowlers will be given 2 each and coaches will be given 3. Thank you for your understanding.


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Newsletter March 2020

Teaching and Senior Division Results – 4th Tournament

Joleen Dalby of Edmonton won the 4th North Division Ladies tournament with a +275. In the South, Rhonda Bowden of Calgary won with a +318.

On the men’s side William Jubinville of Edmonton won the North with a +214. Paul St. Yves from Drumheller was the South winner with a +358.

In the Senior POA Division, Peggy Indoe of Edmonton won with a +261.

In the Senior Scratch Division, Tim Smith of Cold Lake won with a score of 2104.

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 (please see results page).

Make sure that you have sent in your averages as of February 23, 2020. Dorry or Rhod require them for teaching and Bev requires them for the seniors by March 6, 2020.

If you have qualified to bowl and you do not plan to attend, please let your Tournament Director know no later than March 8. This makes it much easier for setting up the tournament

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

Your Senior Division Director is Bev Gigliuk. Bev’s e-mail is bgigliuk@gmail.com .

 

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 8:30.

* The cost for both Teaching and Senior Divisions will be $100.00 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 ($20 each) and $40.00 for the shirt, so bring a bit of extra cash to take care of this.

Teaching and Senior Division Provincials

Teaching Division will bowl at Holiday Bowl in Lethbridge on March 14 and 15. The tournament begins at 9:00 am. on Saturday and 9:00 am on Sunday.

Senior Division will bowl at Bronx Bowl in Edmonton on March 14 and 15. The tournament begins at 10:00 am on Saturday and 9:00 am on Sunday.

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 Bev Gigliuk. Bev’s e-mail is bgigliuk@gmail.com or phone at 403-340-8961.

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 $500.00 assessment fee.

Annual YBC Scholarship Tournament

Bowl Alberta is also holding their annual Youth Scholarship Tournament.  This is to be held May 16 & 17, 2020 at Chinook Bowladrome in 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.

Tournament Dates – 2020 – 2021

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 – September 27, 2020

Tournament #2 – November 8, 2020

Tournament #3 – January 10, 2021

Tournament #4 – February 21, 2021

Teaching Prov. – March 20 & 21, 2021 – Edmonton

Senior Prov.     – March 20 & 21, 2021 – Location TBA

 

Tournament Division:

Tournament #1 & 2 – Oct. 17 & 18, 2020 – Edmonton

Tournament #3 & 4 – January 2 & 3, 2021 – Central

Tournament #5 & 6 – March 20 & 21, 2021 – Calgary

Master/Youth Tournament: October 17 & 18, 2020 – Paradise Lanes – Calgary

Master/YBC: March 7, 2021 – Heritage Lanes – Red Deer

Annual General Meeting

The Annual General Meeting will be held Sunday, May 24, 2020 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.

 

 

 

Senior Provincial Information

These are the names of a few hotels in the area of Bronx Bowl.  These are not recommendations, strictly hotels nearby.

We recommend checking on-line as well as there are often discounts on-line that you don’t necessarily receive when you call.

Chateau Nova Yellowhead – 13920 Yellowhead Trail – 1-888-734-9421

Ramada Edmonton Yellowhead – 15004 Yellowhead Trail – 1-888-965-8297

Super 8 by Wyndham Edmonton West – 16818 188 Avenue – 1-888-965-1860

Doubletree by Hilton Hotel West Edmonton – 16615 109 Avenue – 1-800-716-8490

Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites West Edmonton – 11330 170 Street – 1-888-906-6358

Please note that there will not be any lunches provided this year at the Provincial tournament.  Bronx Bowl has a kitchen that offers pizza by the slice or whole pizzas, as well as other deep fried items.  If you wish to bring a lunch for yourself we have been told that will be fine.