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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.


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Newsletter January 2020

Teaching, Senior, and Tournament Division Results

 

Teaching Division – 3rd tournament results

North Division Teaching Ladies- Jennifer Walker of Edmonton –  +264

South Division Teaching Ladies- Shelly Taylor of Calgary –  +250

North Division Teaching Men- Gary Klein of Sedgewick –  +248

South Division Teaching Men- Russ Foster of Calgary –  +326

 

Senior Division

In the Seniors POA Division, Dan Lee of Calgary won with a +202.

In the Seniors Scratch Division, Greg Gigliuk won with 2095. This is his ninth win as a senior and sixteenth overall.

The final tournament this year for teaching and seniors will be held on February 23, 2020.  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 Michelle Manton of Lethbridge with a 2133.  This was her first win.   Congratulations!

The winner of the fourth ladies tournament was Bonnie McDonald of Hylo with a 2028.  This is Bonnie’s ninth tournament win.

In the men’s division, there was a sweep by Robert Wolfson of De Winton.  He won the third tournament with 2022 and the fourth with 2124.  This was his first and second win. Wow!

Tournament 5 and 6 will be held in Edmonton on March 14 and 15.  Check with your zone directors as to the exact location and times. 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.

Congratulations to all the winners!

 

Master/YBC Tournament

The annual Master/YBC Provincial tournament is being held on March 8, 2020 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 14, 2020, and Sunday,

March 15, 2020. They will be held at Bronx Bowl in Edmonton.  The start times will be Saturday @ 10:00 a.m. and Sunday @ 9:00 a.m. Cost is $100.

The address of Bronx Bowl is: 12940 – 127 Street, Edmonton.  Phone: 403-455-2366

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.

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

 

Teaching Division Provincials

The Teaching Division Provincials are being held at Holiday Bowl in Lethbridge on Saturday, March 14, 2020 @ 9:00 a.m. and Sunday, March 15, 2020 @ 9:00 a.m.  Holiday Bowl is located at #A – 2825 – 2nd Ave S, Lethbridge.  Phone: 403-328-2855. 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, 2020, and must be sent to Rhod by March 3, 2020.

Remember to bring extra Cash !  This is to take care of elimination draw tickets and your national shirt.

What’s New?

Due to the high cost of attending the nationals in Newfoundland, each contingent member will be asked to pay for half the cost of their national shirt. Please ensure that you are prepared to pay for the shirt at the team meeting along with your elimination draw tickets.  The cost of the shirt will be $40 per shirt.

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 $500.00 assessment fee.

National Dates

The 2020 Nationals will be held in St. John, Newfoundland from June 28, 2020 – July 3, 2020.  The participants will be flying out on June 27 and returning July 3, 2020.

AGM Date

The date for this year’s AGM is 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). Please mark this in your calendar and plan to attend.

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.


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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.