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Newsletter November 2019

This year in Gatineau – 2019 we had a silver experience at our MBAC Championships.  Tournament Ladies, Tournament Men, Tim Wiseman, the Tournament Single, and Davina Cassie, the Teaching Ladies Single all won silver medals.

Congratulations to all the bowlers!

Tournament Division Results – Tournament #1 & 2

The results of the first two tournaments in the tournament division for the 2019-2020 season are as follows:

Dianne Violini continues to win.  She won her 54th tournament with a total 2121 at our first tournament of the year on October 19.  Kelsy Wilton won the second tournament on October 20 with a total of 2249.  This is her fifth tournament win.

Mike Lacoursiere won the first tournament with a total of 2382.  This was his sixth win.

Tim Wiseman won the second tournament making this his fifth win.  He rolled a total of 2410.

Congratulations to all.  Great bowling!

Teaching Division Results – Tournament #1 & #2

The first and second teaching division tournaments are complete.

Tournament #1- September 29, 2019

Congratulations go out to Adrienne Marquardt from Edmonton on winning in the North Teaching Ladies division with a +347.  She is a new master member, she joined this year.

Natasha Tanke of Leduc won the South Teaching Ladies tournament with a +266.

On the men’s side, Martinho Marciano  of Edmonton won the Teaching Men’s North division with a +436.

Nick Thomson of Airdrie was a winner in the South division with +356.

Tournament #2 – November 3, 2019

Remie Spencer from Lloydminister bowled a +252 to win the North Teaching Ladies division.

Bonnie Malmas from Rocky Mountain House won the South Teaching Ladies tournament with a +366.

Aaro Roeske from Edmonton had +250 and won the Teaching Men’s North division.

Daniel Price rolled a +316 in the Teaching Men’s South division.

Senior Division Results – Tournament #1 & #2

Tournament #1 – September 29, 2019

The Senior’s POA Division was won by Gerry Anderson of Edmonton.  Gerry rolled a +444.

Tom Stevenson had his 10th win as a Master with 2082 in the Senior Scratch Division.

Tournament #2 – November 3, 2019

The Senior’s POA Division was won by Monique Mallard of Edmonton.  Monique rolled a +155.

Tom Stevenson won again this tournament.  His eleventh win.  He bowled a 2035 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:

Albert Fisher of Marshal, Saskatchewan, Jim Earl of St Albert, and Pamela Wilson of Calgary.

These bowlers/coaches will be receiving their recognition award this  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, 2019. It is recommended that you complete the ‘Respect in Sport’ module.

Please check the website for further information regarding the upgrade process and what is required (www.mbaofa.ca)

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 have taken place in September and October.  Let Brian Sudbury know if you would like to take a clinic so that you could qualify.

Teaching Masters’ Provincial Final

Please note that the finals for the teaching masters will be bowled at Holiday Bowl in Lethbridge, March 14 & 15, 2020.  Each of the tournaments will start at 9:00 am.

Seniors’ Provincial Final

The provincial finals for seniors will be bowled at Bronx Bowl in Edmonton on March 14 & 15, 2020. The starting times for the seniors are 10:00 am om March 14 and 9:00 am on March 15.

Testimonials Wanted

We are working on making a poster to promote the benefits of the Master Bowling Association of Alberta.  We would like testimonials from members who enjoy our organization and/or who have gone to nationals to advertise on our poster or on our website.

Casino Volunteers Required

The time has come again to ask for volunteers for our next casino being held June 25 & 26, 2020 at The Deerfoot Inn and Casino in Calgary.  We have various positions available from Banker, Count Room Supervisor, Cashier, Chip Runner and Count Room Staff.  For the details of the times and dates that are available please contact Jamey Sudbury at saskberryjam@gmail.com

Working at our casino is vitally important to the sustainability of our organization.  This is a major source of funds that enables us to support YBC programs and assist us with travel to National events.

The 2019 Nationals will be held in St. John, Newfoundland from June 29, 2019 – July 4, 2019.  The participants will be flying out on June 27 and returning July 4, 2019.


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URGENT – Time Sensitive Information

Respect in Sport

Attention all Master Bowlers, we have been notified by the C5 that that for a limited time, the Respect in Sport module is being offered to you free of charge.  There are only 960 coaches who qualify for this.

Completing this module is required for “trained” competitive coaches prior to their on lane evaluation.  Current “certified” competitive coaches will require this at some events.

Please see the attached PDF for details on how to access this free training.  If you have any issues or questions regarding the module, please contact Brian Sudbury, Technical Director, directly at mbaofa.techdir@yahoo.ca

*Please note that there will be no reimbursement to anyone who has already paid, but not completed the training.

Repect in Sport


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Newsletter March 2019 – Part 2

Tournament Division

The tournament division men and ladies have completed their final tournaments.
Congratulations are going out to Bonnie McDonald who won the 5th tournament with a score of 2179. This is her eighth win overall. Also Kelsy-Lyn Wilton won the 6th tournament with a score of 2242.  On the men’s side Bradley Tytgat won the 5th tournament with a score of 2537. Dexoer Wiseman was the winner of the 6th with a score of 2263.

Great bowling everyone!

Congratulations to the following Tournament Division bowlers who have now qualified for Nationals:
Ladies singles representative is Jennifer Baker of Edmonton.
The Men’s singles representative is after extra bowling, Tim Wiseman of Sherwood.

The ladies team is made up of Kelsy-Lyn Wilton, Bonnie McDonald, Shauna Pirie-Laisnez, Jennifer Smith and Tracy Smith. Coaching the ladies will be Geoff Wilson.
The tournament men’s team consists of Dexter Wiseman, Bradly Tytgat, Adam Weber, Mike Lacoursiere, and Victor Fobert. The men’s coach will be Harvey Pocza.

Congratulations to everyone and best of luck to all of you heading to the Nationals in Gatineau, Quebec.

Teaching and Senior Division Results – Provincial Tournament

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

The Teaching Division had 46 men at Riverside Bowl and ?? ladies at Leisure Lanes on March 16 and 17.  Here are the winners who will represent Alberta in Gatineau, Quebec:

Ladies:

Davina Cassie (Single) +298
Donna Stration +297
Patrricza Rempel +137
Karen Tanke +130
Michelle Adams +74
(Alternate) Sam Leavitt +59

Coach: Martinho Marciano

Men:

Jason Smith +646
Bryan Beattie +488
Donald Spencer +447
Rob Price +412
Todd Holt +329
(Alternate) Marcel Lucier +300

Coach: Scott Wiseman

Nineteen seniors bowled in the Senior Division. They bowled in Calgary at Paradise Lanes and the competition was fierce. The senior scratch division was so close, coming down to the last frame. The following will represent Albertain Gatineau, Quebec:

Senior Team:

Garth Knight (Single) +575
Leigh Young +303
Arnold Baron +234
(Alternate) Dwight Anderson +228
Brian Rossetti 3909
Ken Malcomson 3808
(Alternate) Tom Stevenson 3793

Coach: Brian Sudbury

Tournament Dates – 2019-2020

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 29, 2019
Tournament #2 – November 3, 2019
Tournament #3 – January 5 or 12, 2020
Tournament #4 – February 23, 2020
Teaching Prov. – March 14 & 15, 2020 – Location TBA
Senior Prov. – March 14 & 15, 2020 – Location TBA

Tournament Division:

Tournament #1 & 2 – October 19 & 20, 2019 – Location TBA
Tournament #3 & 4 – January 4 & 5, 2020 – Location TBA
Tournament #5 & 6 – March 14 & 15, 2020 – Location TBA

Master/Youth Tournament: November 16 and 17, 2019 – Paradise Lanes – Calgary
Master/YBC: March 18, 2020 – Heritage Lanes – Red Deer

Annual General Meeting

The Annual General Meeting will be held Sunday, May 26, 2019 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.


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Newsletter March 2019

Teaching and Senior Division Results – 4th Tournament

Davina Cassie of Edmonton won the 4th North Division Ladies tournament with a +173. In the South, Bonnie Malmas of Rocky Mountain House won with a +353.

On the men’s side Marcel Lucier of Lac La Biche won the North with a +196. Brian Sudbury from Calgary was the South winner with a +245.

In the Senior POA Division, Dan Lee of Calgary won with a +189.

In the Senior Scratch Division, Tim Smith of Cold Lake won with a score of 1992.

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 February 25, 2018.  Dorry or Rhod require this by March 4, 2018.

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 11:45.

* 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 so bring a bit of extra cash to take care of this.  Thank you.

Changes to Teaching Division Provincials

Due to unexpected mechanical issues at Riverside Bowl the following changes were made to teaching division provincials:

Teaching Men will bowl at Riverside Bowl in Red Deer.

Teaching Ladies will bowl at Leisure Lanes in Ponoka.

Please note the start times:

12:00 noon start time Saturday and 9:00 a.m Sunday

If you have not done so please let your zone director know you are aware of the changes if you are bowling in the provincial finals.

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 $300.00 assessment fee.

Annual YBC Scholarship Tournament

Bowl Alberta is also holding their annual Youth Scholarship Tournament.  This is to be held May 18 & 19, 2019 at Bonnie Doon Lanes in Edmonton.  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 2019 – 2020

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 29, 2019

Tournament #2 – November 3, 2019

Tournament #3 – January 5 or 12, 2020

Tournament #4 – February 23, 2020

Teaching Provincials – March 14 & 15, 2020 – Location TBA

Senior Provincials – March 14 & 15, 2020 – Location TBA

 

Tournament Division:

Tournament #1 & 2 – Oct. 19 & 20, 2019 – Location TBA

Tournament #3 & 4 – January 4 & 5, 2020 – Location TBA
Tournament #5 & 6 – March 14 & 15, 2020 – Location TBA

Master/Youth Tournament: November 16 and 17, 2019 – Paradise Lanes – Calgary

Master/YBC: March 18, 2020 – Heritage Lanes – Red Deer

Annual General Meeting

The Annual General Meeting will be held Sunday, May 26, 2019 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.


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NOTICE TO ALL TEACHING MASTERS – PROVINCIALS 2019 UPDATE

Due to unforeseen circumstances out of our control, we have had to make changes to the locations where Provincials are being held March 16 and 17, 2019

Teaching Men will be bowling at Riverside Bowl in Red Deer on Saturday March 16 and Sunday March 17, 2019.  The start time for Saturday is 12:00 pm instead of 1:00 pm.  The start time remains the same on Sunday at 9:00 am.

Teaching Ladies will be bowling at Leisure Lanes in Ponoka on Saturday March 16 and Sunday March 17, 2019.  The start time for Saturday is 12:00 pm instead of 1:00 pm.  The start time remains the same on Sunday at 9:00 am.  Leisure Lanes’ address is 4812 50 St, Ponoka, AB T4J 1R7, Phone # 403-783-4515

We apologize for any issues this may cause.


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Newsletter January 2019

Teaching, Senior, and Tournament Division Results

Teaching Division – 3rd tournament results

North Division Teaching Ladies- Courtney Miller +273

South Division Teaching Ladies- Chelsi Paxton +227

North Division Teaching Men- Anthony Marciano +384

South Division Teaching Men- Jason Smith +334

 

Senior Division

Arnold Baron won with a +223. This is second win this year.

In the Seniors Scratch Division Greg Gigliuk won with 2045. This is his eighth win as a senior and fifteenth overall.  The final tournament this year for teaching and seniors will be held on February 24, 2019.  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 Diane Violini of Lethbridge with a 2192.  This is Diane’s 53rd tournament victory. Unbelievable! The winner of the fourth ladies tournament was Kelsy-Lyn Wilton of Calgary with a 2271.  This is Kelsy-Lyn’s 3rd tournament win.

 

In the men’s division, Mike Lacoursiere of Calgary won his 5th Master’s tournament with a score of 2391.  Tim Wiseman of Sherwood Park took the fourth tournament in the men’s division also with a score of 2450.  This is Tim’s fourth tournament win. Way to go!

 

Tournament 5 and 6 will be held in Calgary on March 23 and 24.  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 10, 2019 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 16, 2019, and Sunday, March 17, 2018, at Paradise Lanes in Calgary.  The start times will be Saturday @ 1:00 p.m. and Sunday @ 9:00 a.m. Cost is $100.

The address is Paradise Lanes – Calgary – 3411 – 17 Avenue SE.  Phone: 403-272-4570

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.

If you have qualified to bowl and you do not plan to attend please let Bev Gigliuk know as soon as possible.  She can be contacted at bgigliuk@gmail.com or by phone at 403-340-8961.

Remember  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 Riverside Bowl in Red Deer on Saturday, March 16, 2019 @ 1:00 p.m. and Sunday, March 17, 2019 @ 9:00 a.m.  Riverside Bowl is located at #20, 5118 – 47 Avenue in Red Deer.  Phone: 403-342-6800. Cost will be $100.

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.

If you have qualified to bowl and you do not plan to attend please let Rhod Hubbard or Dorry Mielke know as soon as possible.  Rhod can be contacted at hubardr@shaw.ca or by phone at 403-279-5310 and Dorry can be contacted at milkdm@hotmail.com   or by phone at 780-884-1719.

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 23, 2019, and must be sent to Rhod by March 3, 2019.

 

**Our Teaching Provincial Finals are being held at Riverside Bowl in Red Deer. Their policy is no outside food and beverage may be brought into the Lanes without permission. There is a $2 per person charge per day to use their dining room to consume outside food that has been approved by Riverside Bowl Staff. No food is allowed in the bowling area.

Please contact Lawrence or Donna Fobert in advance if you have special dietary requirements. 403-342-6800.**

 

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

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 Bev Gigliuk.  Bev’s e-mail is bgigliuk@gmail.com

 

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 2019 Master’s Nationals are from June 29 – July 3, 2019 in Gatineau, Quebec.

June 28 & July 4 are travel days, with the opening ceremony on June 29 and the bowling starting on June 30, 2019.

 

AGM Date

The date for this year’s AGM is Sunday, May 26, 2019 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.


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Newsletter November 2018

Tournament Division Results – Tournament #1 & 2

The results of the first two tournaments in the tournament division for the 2018-2019 season are as follows:

Welcome back Jennifer Baker of Edmonton.  Jennifer won both tournament #1 and #2.  In tournament #1 she rolled a score of 2281 and in the second tournament she rolled 2210.  With these two wins she has a total of 11 wins in the Alberta Masters.

Tim Wiseman won the first tournament with a score of 2491.  This was his third win.

Bradly Tytgat won the second tournament making this his fourth win.  He rolled 2285.

Congratulations to all.  Great bowling!

Teaching Division Results – Tournament #1 & #2

The first and second teaching division tournaments are complete.

Tournament #1- September 30, 2018

Congratulations go out to Charlotte Konechny from Sherwood Park on winning in the North Teaching Ladies division with a +235.

Sarah Simmons of Calgary won the South Teaching Ladies tournament with a +297. This is her first win!

On the men’s side, Mat Morin of Edmonton won the Teaching Men’s North division with a +420.

Dennis Arndt of Calgary was a winner in the South division with +372.

Tournament #2 – November 4, 2018

Andrea Marciano from Edmonton bowled a +247 to win the North Teaching Ladies division.  Nice!

Donna Stratton from Okotoks won the South Teaching Ladies tournament with a +175.  Good job!

Ab Fisher from Marshal, Saskatchewan had +301 and won the Teaching Men’s North division.

Rob Price was a clear winner with a +237 in the Teaching Men’s South division.

Senior Division Results – Tournament #1 & #2

Tournament #1 – September 30, 2018

The Senior’s POA Division was won by Cisco Beyersbergen of Edmonton.  Cisco rolled a +117.

Brian Rossetti had his 6th win as a Master with 2062 in the Senior Scratch Division.

Tournament #2 – November 4, 2018

The Senior’s POA Division was won by Arnold Baron of Lloydminister.  Arnold rolled a +347.

Wally Bridgett from Sherwood Park bowled a 2007 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:

David Greening of Edmonton, Robert Gallaugher of Stettler, Bill Schwalm of Calgary and Dwight Anderson of Edmonton.

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, 2018.

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

Thank you to our “Website Keeper”

We would like to take this opportunity to thank Jamey Sudbury for volunteering to look after our website, not only throughout our bowling season, but throughout the rest of the year as well.

Lane Agent Still Needed

Are you looking for a way to give back to bowling?  We need a lane agent in the Edmonton area.  We will train you. If you are interested please contact Patrricza Rempel at p.rempel.ab@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.   Many clinics have taken place in September and October.  Let Brian Sudbury know if you would like to take a clinic so that you could qualify.

Teaching Masters’ Provincial Final

Please note that the finals for the teaching masters will be bowled at Riverside Lanes in Red Deer, March 16 & 17, 2018.  The times will be the same.

Testimonials Wanted

We are working on making a poster to promote the benefits of the Master Bowling Association of Alberta.  We would like testimonials from members who enjoy our organization and/or who have gone to nationals to advertise on our poster or on our website.

The 2019 Nationals will be held in Gatineau, Quebec from June 29 , 2019 – July 3, 2019.  Travel dates are June 28 and return July 4. Opening Ceremonies are June 29.