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March 2018 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 2364.  This is her seventh win overall.  Also Christine Pocza won the 6th tournament with a score of 2104.

On the men’s side Bradley Tytgat won the 5th and 6th tournament.  He won with a score of 2341 and 2215.  Bradley has won three tournaments this year!  This is first year as a Master Bowler.

Great bowling everyone!

Congratulations to the following Tournament Division bowlers who have now qualified for Nationals:

Ladies singles representative is Christine Pocza of Calgary.

The men’s singles representative is Bradley Tygat of Edmonton.

The ladies team is made up of Bonnie McDonald, Halea Kohel, Shauna Pirie-Laisnez, Dianne Violini and Jennifer Smith.  Coaching the ladies will be Geoff Wilson.

The tournament men’s team consists of Dexter Wiseman, Gary Baird, Brad Wilton, Gene Ziebarth and Matt Schultz.  The men’s coach will be Harvey Pocza.

Congratulations to everyone and best of luck to all of you heading to the Nationals in Thunder Bay, Ontario.

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 64 bowlers at Chinook Bowladrome on March 17 and 18.  Here are the winners who will represent Alberta in Thunder Bay Ontario.

Ladies:

Shaylene Smith (Single) +394
Pamela Foley +367
Shelly Taylor +282
Amanda Howlett +269
Monique Mallard +236
(Alternate) Bonnie Clermont +208

Coach: Bob Stirling

Men:

Shawn MacKinnon (Single) +690
Matt Johnson +508
Brian Wozny +369
Ralph Galenza +356
Dean Will +342
(Alternate) Alex Van Vliet +340

Coach: Mailinda Thomson

Twenty five seniors bowled in the Senior Division.  They bowled in Red Deer at Heritage Lanes and the competition was fierce. The senior scratch division was so close, coming down to the last frame.  The following will represent Alberta in Thunder Bay.

Senior Team:

Georgette LaFreniere (Single) +861
Andre Langevin +276
Steve Tchir +266
(Alternate) Brian Sochaski +238
Brian Rossetti 3867
Wally Bridgett 3846
(Alternate) Greg Gigliuk 3843

Coach: Cisco Beyersbergen

Tournament Dates – 2018-2019

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 30, 2018

Tournament #2 – November 4, 2018

Tournament #3 – January 6, 2019

Tournament #4 – February 24, 2019

Teaching Prov.  – March 16 & 17, 2019 – Red Deer

Senior Prov.      – March 16 & 17, 2019 – Calgary

Tournament Division:

Tournament #1 & 2 – Oct. 13 & 14, 2018 – Edmonton

Tournament #3 & 4 – January 5 & 6, 2019 – Central Alberta

Tournament #5 & 6 – March 16 & 17, 2019 – Calgary

Master/Youth Tournament:

November 17 & 18, 2018 – Paradise Lanes – Calgary

Master/YBC:  March 10, 2019 – Heritage Lanes – Red Deer

Annual General Meeting

The Annual General Meeting will be held Sunday, May 27, 2018 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.

 

Up Coming Clinic

5 Pin Bowling Competitive Coach

TBD, Medicine Hat

Friday(6:30pm -10:00pm) – Saturday and Sunday(9:00am- 5pm), April 20 – 22, 2018

 

 

Casino Volunteers Required

The time has come again to ask for volunteers for our next casino being held August 23 & 24, 2018 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 Frank 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.

Many of the positions have been filled.  Thank you to all of you that have volunteered, but we need more people to volunteer that we can fill up the roster.  Please consider to be a volunteer.


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March 2018

Teaching and Senior Division Results – 4th Tournament

Verna Erikson of Sedgewick won the 4th North Division Ladies tournament with a +147. In the South, Linda Seitz of Calgary won with a +176.  Linda has won two tournaments this year!

On the men’s side Mark Patterson from Edmonton won the North with a +55.  Rob Miklos from Lethbridge was the South winner with a +253.

In the Senior POA Division, Bev Gigliuk of Red Deer won with a +224.  This is Bev’s third win as a senior and she has 8 wins overall.

In the Senior Scratch Division, Greg Gigliuk won with a score of 2027. Greg has won 7 tournaments as a senior and he now has 14 wins overall.

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 3, 2018.

If you have qualified to bowl and you do not plant 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 at hubardr@shaw.ca and Dorry Mielke 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 12:45.

* Seniors, check the end of the newsletter for possible hotels that you could stay in at the

provincials in Red Deer.**

* The cost for both Teaching and Senior Divisions will be $90.00 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

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 19 & 20, 2018 at Heritage Lanes, Red Deer.  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.

The Youth Scholarship Entry Forms are available at your local bowling centre and also on the Bowl Alberta website at www.bfab.ca. Click on the FORMS tab to download forms for both the All Events & YBC Scholarship Tournaments.

Youth Camp Notice

The Alberta Youth Bowling Camp will be held from August 16 – 19, 2018 at Red Deer College in Red Deer. If you are interested in coaching or assisting with the Youth Camp, please contact Grady Long in Edmonton at 780-422-8251 or download the coach’s application form at www.bfab.ca and click on the FORMS tab.

Registration forms for the bowlers and coaches are available at your local bowling center, as well as posted on the BPA website at www.bfab.ca

Tournament Dates – 2018-2019

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 30, 2018

Tournament #2 – November 4, 2018

Tournament #3 – January 6, 2019

Tournament #4 – February 24, 2019

Teaching Prov.  – March 16 & 17, 2019 – Red Deer

Senior Prov.      – March 16 & 17, 2019 – TBA

Tournament Division:

Tournament #1 & 2 – Oct. 13 & 14, 2018 –

Tournament #3 & 4 – January 5 & 6, 2019 –

Tournament #5 & 6 – March 16 & 17, 2019 –

Master/Youth Tournament:

November 17 & 18, 2018 – Paradise Lanes – Calgary

Master/YBC:

March 10, 2019 – Heritage Lanes – Red Deer

Annual General Meeting

The Annual General Meeting will be held Sunday, May 27, 2018 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.

**Hotels in Red Deer for Senior Provincials

Bev has received group rates at the following hotels.  You will need to contact and book rooms on your own.

1. Baymont Inn and Suites – Red Deer – 4311 – 49 Ave. Phone 403-754-5503

The hotel has a swimming pool and fitness center.

The nightly rate is $109.00 & tax ($119.99)

This room includes 2 queen size beds and a free breakfast served from 6:30 – 9:30 am.

Check in is at 3:00 pm, but an earlier check in time can be arranged if necessary.

You must book before March 2, 2018 and you will need to quote Senior Masters Bowlers to get the rate. Check out the hotel at www.wyndhamhotels.com

 

2.  Radisson Red Deer – 6500 – 67 St. Phone 403-342-6567

The hotel has a swimming pool, hot tub, and a fitness center.

The nightly rate is $119.00 & tax ($132.09)

This room includes 2 queen beds and a free hot buffet breakfast served from 5:30 – 10:00 am.

You must book before March 2, 2018 and you will need to quote Senior Masters Bowlers to get the rate. Check out the hotel at www.radisson.com

 

Up Coming Clinics

Community Sport – Initiation Clinic

Bonnie Doon Bowling Lanes, Edmonton

Sunday, March 18, 2018 – 8:45 – 5:00 pm

5 Pin Bowling Competitive Coach

TBD, Medicine Hat

Friday(6:30pm -10:00pm) – Saturday and Sunday(9:00am- 5pm), May 12 – 14, 2018

 

 

Casino Volunteers Required

The time has come again to ask for volunteers for our next casino being held August 23 & 24, 2018 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 Frank 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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Casino volunteers requested

Greetings to my fellow Master Bowlers!  The time has come again to ask for volunteers for our next casino being held August 23 & 24, 2018 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.  

The shifts run as follows:

 

11:00 am to 7:30 pm BOTH DAYS

Banker – 1 volunteer

Cashier – 2 volunteers

Chip Runner – 2 volunteers

 

7:00 pm to 3:30 am BOTH DAYS

Banker – 1 volunteer

Cashier – 2 volunteers

Chip Runner – 2 volunteers

 

The Countroom runs on the following schedule: 

11:00 pm to 3:30 am BOTH DAYS 

Countroom Supervisor – 1 volunteer

Countroom Staff – 6 volunteers

 

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.

If you are a Master bowler from out of town (ex: Edmonton, Red Deer) and are wanting to volunteer for an evening shift, Master Bowlers Association of Alberta will reimburse hotel and/or gas for you to make the trip to help out.

If you or anyone else you know – friends, family members – are interested in volunteering for a shift, please contact myself, Jamey Frank at saskberryjam@gmail.com or by telephone at 403-650-9185


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January 2018

Teaching, Senior, and Tournament Division Results

Teaching Division – 3rd tournament results

North Division Teaching Ladies- Monique Mallard +269

South Division Teaching Ladies- Linda Seitz +255

North Division Teaching Men- Edwin Findlay +331

South Division Teaching Men- Shawn MacKinnon +371

Senior Division

Gwen Bonik won with a +250.

In the Seniors Scratch Division Wally Bridgett won with 2133.

The final tournament this year for teaching and seniors will be held on February 24, 2018.  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 Tracy Smith of Calgary with a 2342.  This is Tracy’s 14th tournament victory. Congratulations!

The winner of the fourth ladies tournament was Shauna Pirie-Laisnez of Big Valley with a 2274.  This is Shauna’s 3rd tournament win.

In the men’s division, Dexter Wiseman of Sherwood Park won his 6th Master’s tournament with a score of 2135.

Bradly Tytgat took the fourth tournament in the men’s division also with a score of 2159.  This is Bradly’s 1st tournament victory. Way to go!

Tournament 5 and 6 will be held in Edmonton on March 17 and 18.  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 11, 2018 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 17, 2017, and Sunday,

March 18, 2018, at Heritage Lanes in Red Deer.  The start times will be Saturday @ 1:00 p.m. and Sunday @ 9:00 a.m. Cost is $90.

The address is Heritage Lanes – Red Deer – Bay #8, 6200 – 67A St.  Phone: 403-309-6385

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.

There will be supper served at the lanes following the bowling on Saturday and a lunch will be served on Sunday as well.  There will be a cost for the meals but it has not yet been determined what the cost will be.  This information will be sent out once we have a list of the qualifiers and we know how many people will be attending the Provincials.

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.

Bev has received group rates at the following hotels.  You will need to contact and book rooms on your own.

1. Baymont Inn and Suites – Red Deer – 4311 – 49 Ave. Phone 403-754-5503

The hotel has a swimming pool and fitness center.

The nightly rate is $109.00 & tax ($119.99)

This room includes 2 queen size beds and a free breakfast served from 6:30 – 9:30 am.

Check in is at 3:00 pm, but an earlier check in time can be arranged if necessary.

You must book before March 2, 2018 and you will need to quote Senior Masters Bowlers to get the rate. Check out the hotel at www.wyndhamhotels.com

 

2.  Radisson Red Deer – 6500 – 67 St. Phone 403-342-6567

The hotel has a swimming pool, hot tub, and a fitness center.

The nightly rate is $119.00 & tax ($132.09)

This room includes 2 queen beds and a free hot buffet breakfast served from 5:30 – 10:00 am.

You must book before March 2, 2018 and you will need to quote Senior Masters Bowlers to get the rate. Check out the hotel at www.radisson.com

Also; don’t forget 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 Chinook Bowladrome in Calgary on Saturday, March 17, 2018 @ 1:00 p.m. and Sunday, March 18, 2018 @ 9:00 a.m.  Chinook is located at Chinook Shopping Centre (B75, 6455 MacLeod Trail S) in Calgary.  Phone: 403-252-5747. Cost will be $90.

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 25, 2018, and must be sent to Rhod by March 3, 2018.

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 2018 Master’s Nationals are from June 30 – July 4, 2018 in Thunder Bay, Ontario.

June 29 & July 5 are travel days, with the opening ceremony on June 30 and the bowling starting on July 1.

AGM Date

The date for this year’s AGM is Sunday, May 27, 2018 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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November 2017

Jaymin Wudkevich won a silver medal in Regina.  He was the single representative in the Teaching Men division.  Way to go Jaymin!

Tournament Division Results – Tournament #1 & 2

The results of the first two tournaments in the tournament division for the 2017-2018 season are as follows:

Congratulations to Bonnie McDonald of Hilo on winning the first Tournament!  Bonnie bowled a 2380. This is Bonnie’s sixth tournament win.

Jennifer Smith of Calgary rolled a score of 2061 to take tournament #2. Jennifer continues her winning ways as this was her twenty-seventh win! Congratulations Jennifer.

What a weekend for Brad Wilton of Calgary! He won both tournaments with a score of 2258 and 2270. This was his fifth and sixth win.

Congratulations to all.  Great bowling!

Teaching Division Results – Tournament #1 & #2

The first and second teaching division tournaments are complete.

 

Tournament #1- October 1, 2017

Congratulations go out to Ashley Bridgett from Sherwood Park on winning in the North Teaching Ladies division with a +232.  This is Ashley’s second year as a master.

Shelly Taylor of Calgary won the South Teaching Ladies tournament with a +227.

On the men’s side, Henry Schuetz of Edmonton won the Teaching Men’s North division with a +325.   He’s been a member for 3 years.

Darcy Schmitki of Calgary was a runaway winner with +233.   Congratulations!

 

Tournament #2 – November 5, 2017

Jamie McAra from Edmonton bowled a +216 to win the North Teaching Ladies division.  Way to go!

Ashley Collins from Airdrie won the South Teaching Ladies tournament with a +252.  Great bowling!

Craig MacDonald from Edmonton bowled well on this day.  He was a +222 winning the Teaching Men’s North division.

Glen Demmon was a clear winner with a +311.  He represented the Teaching Men’s South division.

 

Senior Division Results – Tournament #1 & #2

Tournament #1 – October 1, 2017

The Senior’s POA Division was won by Dwight Anderson of Edmonton.  Dwight rolled a +193.

Greg Gigliuk was the best bowler on this day.  He bowled 2072. Way to go! This was his 13th win in both the tournament and senior division.

 

Tournament #2 – November 5, 2017

The senior’s POA division was won by Gwen Bonik from Edmonton.  She bowled a +134.

Tom Stevenson from Calgary won the Senior’s Scratch division.  He had a total of 2087.

Way to go to all the bowlers!

 

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:

Brian Randall of Fort Saskatchewan, Jerry Kind of Lethbridge, Ken Malcomson of Medicine Hat, and Rhod Hubbard of Calgary.

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, 2017.

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 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 18, 2017 and November 19, 2017, at Paradise Lanes in Calgary. The shift on November 18 begins at 4:00pm and the one on November 19 begins at 9:00 am.  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.

 

The 2018 Nationals will be held in Thunder Bay, Ontario. from June 30, 2018 – July 4, 2018.  Travel dates June 29 and return July 5. Opening Ceremonies are June 30.

 

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.


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August 2017

Welcome back for another season of the Master Bowlers Association of Alberta.

Alberta Wins Aggregate at Nationals in Regina

We had a very good showing in Regina as we won the aggregate for the fifth time in six years. Actually we tied with Ontario for this honour.

Congratulations to Jennifer Smith (Marshall) who won the Tournament Ladies Singles Gold Medal for a second time. Jennifer won the title in 1997. Jennifer finished first in the match play with a great 16 win 4 loss and one tie record. Jennifer then won the Gold Medal step ladder with two straight wins over Tracey Ormiston of Ontario. Jennifer joins our Dianne Violini as multiple winners of this prestigious title.

Gary Baird tied for second and third but came up short in a one game roll off against Tom Williams of Northern Ontario and eventual champion Shane Chafe of Newfoundland. The Tournament Men singles were extremely close as the top qualifier Danny Baer had 24 points and the 8th qualifier had 18 points. Three bowlers had 20 points and three had 22 points.

Tournament Men brought home Gold led by Freddie Tofflemire  who set a new MBA of Canada record for average at a Masters Nationals with 296.8 average. Dexter Wiseman, Brad Wilton, Brad Glynn, Matt Schultz, and coach Cassey Campbell comprised the team. This was the first Gold medal for the men since 2010.

Tournament Ladies won silver. Congratulations to Tracy Smith, Halea DeSutter, Danielle DeBlois, Shauna Pirie-Laisnez, Bonnie McDonald and coach Geoff Wilson. Alberta native Jennifer Baker led the Newfoundland ladies to their first ever Gold Medal.

Bonnie Clermont won Gold with a 15-6 match play record amongst the Teaching Division. The Teaching Ladies brought home a bronze medal. Congratulations to Bonnie Clermont, Rhonda Bowden, Jennifer Smith (Johnston), Courtney Rowlett, Ryleigh Cleator and coach Bob Stirling. Our Teaching Men finished eighth.

Jaymin Wudkevich won a Silver medal in Teaching Division singles.

Norm Preston won a Bronze Medal for Seniors Singles. The Seniors had a lot of fun.

Alberta Rookies Show Their Macho Side

Alberta Rookies did us proud with excellent costumes and an outstanding performance to the tune of “Macho Man” by the Village People. We even had Jennifer Smith (Johnston) do three point pushups to up the ante. We certainly had the most rookies at Nationals by far and the stage could not contain them. Before long they were making their way onto the dance floor and enticing the judges with their act. Kudo’s to our rookies who are no longer rookies. Alberta always puts on a great show! Memories for life.

 

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

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 18 & 19, 2017, 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.

 

Upcoming Coaching Clinics

 Community Sport – Initiation – Sunday September 24, Chinook Mall Training Center, lower level across from Chinook Bowladrome, Calgary 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 P.M.

(Registration deadline is Monday, September 18, Maximum 20 students.)

To register for this clinic email Brian Sudbury at:
mbaofa.techdir@yahoo.ca

Community Sport – Initiation – Sunday October 15, Christmas Bureau in Red Deer, #15, 7428 – 49 Ave., (behind the Ranch House Restaurant, just north of Cosmos Bottle Depot, one block east of Gaetz Ave.), 9:00- 5:00 P.M.

(Registration deadline is October 7, Maximum 12 students.)

Competitive Coach – September 22 – 24, Christmas Bureau in Red Deer, #15, 7428 – 49 Ave., (behind the Ranch House Restaurant, just north of Cosmos Bottle Depot, one block east of Gaetz Ave.), Friday 6 pm – 10 pm, Saturday and Sunday 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

(Registration deadline is September 16, Maximum 12 students.)

To register for these clinics email Pat O’Callaghan at:
pdoc@shaw.ca

The 2018 Nationals will be held in Thunder Bay, Ont. from June 30, 2018 – July 5, 2018.  Travel dates June 29, Opening Ceremonies June 30 and departing July 5