Master Bowlers' Association of Alberta

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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


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Office Administrator Change

Hello everyone,

It is with a sense of both happiness and sadness that I send out this e-mail.

This will be my last official correspondence to all of you as your current Office Administrator of the Master Bowlers’ Association of Alberta.

In a few hours I will turn off this computer and pass it along to someone new.

Rita Poruchny is taking on the position effective August 1, 2016. The office contents will be moved tomorrow and we will be giving Rita a few days to get things in order before she digs right in to renewals for next season!

I would like to thank everyone that I had the chance to either meet, correspond with, answer questions for, attend Nationals with, or have any other sort of correspondence & contact with.

I feel very fortunate that along the way I have made many friends. I believe I can attribute a lot of that to being in this position. It has offered me much more than just a job. I have enjoyed it and I know that there will be many things about it that I will miss.

I am looking forward to seeing a lot of you at upcoming tournaments and carrying on those friendships.

I would like to welcome Rita. She is a smart and wonderful lady and I know that she will be a great asset to the Master Bowlers’ Association of Alberta.

The new contact information will be:

Master Bowlers’ Association of Alberta
Box 577
Bragg Creek AB T0L 0K0

The new phone number will be 403-949-2706. This will be effective August 2nd.

The e-mail address will remain the same.

Thank you to everyone. I hope you enjoy the rest of your summer.

I would like to wish all of you good bowling and much success in your bowling endeavors.

Bev Gigliuk – Office Administrator
Master Bowlers’ Association of Alberta


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AGM Announcement

The Master Bowlers’ Association of Albert Annual General Meeting will be held Sunday, May 29, 2016, at 12:00 p.m. at the Kerry Wood Nature Centre in Red Deer.

We will be looking for someone to fill a 1 year position for the Senior Division Director.  If you are interested, please attend the meeting or have someone attend on your behalf so that a nomination can be put forward.