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.

March 2016

Tournament Division Results – 5th and 6th Tournaments

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

Congratulations are going out to Halea Pederson who won the 5th tournament with a score of 2181. This is Halea’s first MBA of A Tournament Victory!!

In the 5th tournament on the men’s side, Matt Schultz won his 8th tournament with a score of 2221.

Jennifer Baker won the 6th tournament and collected her 9th win with a 2267.

Derek Home won his first tournament with a score of 2317. 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 Tim Wiseman of Sherwood Park.

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

The tournament men’s team consists of Derek Home, Gary Baird, Gene Ziebarth, Matt Schultz, and Karie Kreutz. The men’s coach will be Harvie Pocza.

Congratulations to everyone and best of luck to all of you heading to the Nationals in Surrey, B.C. from June 28-July 3, 2016!!

Teaching and Senior Division Results – 4th Tournament

Shannon Roden of Sherwood Park won the 4th North Division Ladies tournament with a +100.
In the South, Karissa Waisman of Red Deer won her first tournament with a +293!!

On the men’s side, Jesse Bouchard of Spruce Grove won his 2nd tournament with a +191. Not only did Jesse win the tournament, he achieved something that most of us only dream of. Jesse bowled a perfect game during the tournament. Many congratulations to you Jesse on this incredible accomplishment!!

In the South, Paul St. Yves of Drumheller won with a +174.

In the Senior POA Division, Linda Seitz of Ponoka won with a +312. Great bowling Linda!

In the Senior Scratch Division, Brian Rossetti won his 2nd tournament as Master Bowler of Alberta, his 1st as a Senior, with a score of 1922!

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.

If you cannot attend, please let your Tournament Director know. This makes it much easier for setting up the tournament.

Teaching Division contact is Rhod Hubbard at hubardr@shaw.ca

Your Senior Division Director is Glen Christensen. Glen’s e-mail is glenc@shaw.ca

Upcoming Teaching and Senior Division Provincials

With the Teaching and Senior Division Provincials just around the corner, here are a couple of reminders.

PLEASE NOTE that the Teaching Division will be starting at 12:30 on Saturday, March 19, 2016 at Heritage Lanes in Red Deer. This is half an hour earlier than is indicated on the schedule.

Rhod has asked that you please check in for the Teaching Division by 12:15.

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. Rhod’s e-mail is hubardr@shaw.ca or phone at 403-279-5310
Your Senior Division Director is Glen Christensen. Glen’s e-mail is glenc@shaw.ca or phone at 403-275-6839

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.

Adult All Events Tournament and Annual Youth Scholarship Tournament

Bowl Alberta is hosting their annual All Events tournament on the weekend of April 15-17, 2016 at Chinook Bowladrome in Calgary. This is a scratch/handicap tournament including singles, doubles, and 4 player teams. This tournament is for adults and is much the same format as the Youth Scholarship Tournament.

Bowl Alberta is also holding their annual Youth Scholarship Tournament. This is to be held May 20-22, 2016 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 or toll free at 1-866-422-8252.

The Youth Scholarship Entry Forms are available at your local bowling centre and also on the Bowl Alberta website at bowlab.ca Click on the results 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 11-14, 2016 at Kings’ University and Bonnie Doon Lanes in Edmonton. If you are interested in coaching or assisting with the Youth Camp, please contact Grady Long in Edmonton at 780-499-1266 or download the coach’s application form at bowlab.ca and click on the results tab.

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

Bowler registration forms for the Youth Camp are also available on the BPA website.

Tournament Dates – 2016-2017

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 – October 2, 2016
Tournament #2 – November 6, 2016
Tournament #3 – January 8, 2017
Tournament #4 – February 26, 2017
Teaching Prov. – March 18 & 19, 2017 – Edmonton
Senior Prov. – March 18 & 19, 2017 – St. Paul

Tournament Division:

Tournament #1 & 2 – Oct. 15 & 16, 2016
Tournament #3 & 4 – January 7 & 8, 2017
Tournament #5 & 6 – March 4 & 5, 2017

Master/Youth Tournament:

November 27, 2016

Master/YBC:

March 12, 2017 – Heritage Lanes – Red Deer

Annual General Meeting

The Annual General Meeting will be held Sunday, May 29, 2016 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.

January 2016

In Memory of Jerry Budnyk

As many of you know, Jerry Budnyk passed away recently.

Jerry was a very active member of our Board of Directors as well as the Teaching Director North for many years.  He was extremely valuable to our Board and we all respected what he had to say.  Jerry attended a Master Bowlers’ Association of Canada meeting in Sudbury one year as he “wanted to see what you guys talk about”.

Our Board of Directors recently voted to name the Teaching Men’s Division Provincial Championship plaque in honor of Jerry.

Jerry always showed up early for our Board meetings to put the coffee on.  When the meetings ended, Jerry would always move for the adjournment.

Jerry’s memory will certainly live on thru his many bowling friends who were fortunate enough to have known him.

Teaching, Senior, and Tournament Division Results

Teaching Division – 3rd tournament results

North Division Teaching Ladies-Staci Saunders of Edmonton + 386

South Division Teaching Ladies-Catherine McAllister of Calgary + 418

North Division Teaching Men-Dean Lanovaz of Edmonton + 305

South Division Teaching Men-Kevin Ahlstrom of Calgary + 391

Senior Division

Georgette Lafreniere of St. Paul won her second tournament in a row in the Senior Pins Over Average Division with a +228.

In the Seniors Scratch Division Lynn Howell of Edmonton also won his second tournament in a row with a score of 1877.  Lynn won by a slim margin over Tom Stevenson of Calgary and Ken Malcomson of Medicine Hat.  Tom and Ken both bowled 1874.

Tournament Division

The tournament division has now completed their 3rd and 4th tournaments.

The ladies third tournament winner was Jennifer Smith of Calgary with a 2285.  This is Jennifer’s 23rd tournament victory. Congratulations!

The winner of the fourth ladies tournament was Heidi Mapstone of Spruce Grove with a 2248.  This is Heidi’s 2nd tournament win.

In the men’s division, Gary Baird of Blackfalds won his 8th Master’s tournament with a score of 2175.

Mike Lacoursiere took the fourth tournament in the men’s division also with a score of 2175.  This is Mike’s 4th tournament victory.

Congratulations to all of the winners!

Master/YBC Tournament

The annual Master/YBC Provincial tournament is being held on March 13, 2016 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 19, 2016, and Sunday,

March 20, 2016, at Heartland Bowl in Stettler.  The start times will be Saturday @ 3:00 p.m. and Sunday @ 9:00 a.m.

The address is Heartland Bowl – Stettler – 4601 59 Street  Phone: 403-742-3149

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.

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 Heritage Lanes in Red Deer on Saturday, March 19, 2016 @ 1:00 p.m. and Sunday, March 20, 2016 @ 9:00 a.m.  Heritage Lanes is located at 6200 67A Street, Red Deer.  Phone: 403-309-6387.

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.

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

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 @ hubardr@shaw.ca   The average date to be used is February 27, 2016, and must be sent to Rhod by March 5, 2016.

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 contact is Rhod Hubbard.  Rhod’s e-mail is hubardr@shaw.ca

Your Senior Division Director is Glen Christensen.  Glen’s e-mail is glenc@shaw.ca

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.

Teaching Division Survey

For those of you that have already received the Teaching Division Survey via e-mail regarding a Scratch Division for Teaching, please remember to return your response no later than March 10, 2016.  Some of you will be receiving it via mail with this newsletter.  Please read it carefully and send in your response, also no later than March 10, 2016.

MBA Office Position Available

The position of Office Administrator for the MBA of A office will become available at the end of July, 2016. The position is basically a part-time position with the hours of work varying, depending on the time of the season.  It involves managing the day to day banking and accounting for the Association as well as looking after membership renewals and requests, tournament results, newsletters, coaching information, and various other duties.  If you are interested and would like more information please contact Bev at the MBA office at mbaofalberta@gmail.com or phone 403-309-6916.  Resumes can be forwarded via e-mail to the above address or mailed to MBA of A,

1 Oxbow Street, Red Deer  AB  T4N 5C3

National Dates

The dates for the 2016 Master’s Nationals are from June 28-July 3, 2016 in Surrey, BC.

June 28 & July 3 are travel days, with the bowling starting on June 29.

AGM Date

The date for this year’s AGM is Sunday, May 29, 2016 at 12:00 p.m. at the Kerry Wood Nature Centre in Red Deer (6300 45 Avenue, Red Deer – 403-346-2010).

October 2015

Tournament Division Results – Tournament #1 & 2

The results of the first two tournaments in the tournament division for the 2015-2016 season are as follows:

Congratulations to Holly Harris of Olds on winning her first Tournament!!  Holly bowled a 2061.

The men’s tournament #1 winner was Tim Wiseman of Sherwood Park with a 2140.  This is Tim’s 2nd win.

Jennifer Baker of Edmonton rolled a score of 2209 to take tournament #2. This is Jennifer’s 8th tournament victory with the Masters!!

The 2nd men’s tournament was won by Karie Kreutz of Wetaskiwin.  Karie bowled a 2187 and collected his 3rd set of stars.

Congratulations to all.  Great bowling!

Teaching Division Results – Tournament #1

The first teaching division tournament is complete.

Congratulations go out to Joleen Dalby from Edmonton on winning in the North Teaching Ladies division with a +228.

Donna Smith of Red Deer won the South Teaching Ladies tournament with a +210.

Great bowling ladies!!

On the men’s side, Craig MacDonald of Edmonton won the North Teaching Men’s division with a +304 and Rob Miklos of Lethbridge won in the South with a +162.   Congratulations!

Senior Division Results – Tournament #1

The Senior’s POA Division was won by Jim Linnen of Sherwood Park.  Jim rolled a +236.

Greg Gigliuk of Red Deer was victorious in the Senior’s Scratch division with a 2094.  This is Greg’s 12th Master’s win, 5th in the Senior Division.

Congratulations to everyone on a very successful tournament!

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:

Gerry Anderson of Edmonton, Garry Klein of Sedgewick, Gail Versteegt of Fort Saskatchewan, Lynda McIntosh of Calgary, and John Ondrus of Lethbridge.

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

We are once again reminding and encouraging our current Level II coaches to complete their upgrade to Competition Coach before the end of December, 2015.

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, 2015.

Please see our upgrading page for further information regarding the upgrade process and what is required.

If this is still unclear to you, please contact the office at 403-309-6916 or via e-mail at mbaofalberta@gmail.com

Thank you to our “Website Keeper”

We would like to take this opportunity to thank Mark Polivchuk for looking after our website, not only throughout our bowling season, but throughout the rest of the year as well.

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

This is a reminder of the upcoming Master/Youth Tournament on November 21, 2015 at Paradise Lanes in Calgary.  There will be a shift at 3:00 p.m. and a 7:00 p.m. shift, if necessary.

ENTRIES TO BE FAXED TO Maria Wood at (403) 532-9395

If you have any questions please call Maria at (403) 285-4575 after 6:00pm

Nationals this year will be held in Surrey from June 28, 2016 – July 3, 2016