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Newsletter – August 2022

Master Bowlers’ Association of Alberta

                                                August 2022

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

Dear Fellow Masters,

To assist our tournament directors and hosting proprietors, we are asking for your cooperation when participating in our tournaments.

You must Pre-Register with the zone directors a week prior to the tournament. This will allow the proprietors to book the appropriate number of lanes for the tournament. This also helps the proprietor enter names into the electronic scoring before the tournament begins. These actions will help in getting our tournaments started on time.  

We are now negotiating with Bowl Alberta as some of the proprietors would like to institute a “no show” policy where if the bowler does not show to the event, they will be charging the Master Bowlers the lineage for that person.  Those charges will need to be passed onto the bowler and they will be charged the amount. The bowler will not be a member in good standing until the amount is paid.  Bottom line, it may come to “you are saying you are going to be there then you will need to show up or cancel one week prior”.  We will keep you posted as to the outcome.

Your zone directors are:

 HomeWorke-mail
Zone One   
Michelle Armstrong(780) 712-4394(780) 723-4617micharm@telus.net
Zone Two   
Rollie Poitras(780) 645-5261 p.rollie@hotmail.com
Zone Three   
Carol Bailey(780) 831-7357Cell-(780) 228-1778tomcar@telus.net
Zone Four   
Dorry Mielke                                       (780) 884-1719 milkydm@hotmail.com
Zone Five   
Bonnie Malmas(403) 844-3948 bgmalmas@hotmail.com
Zone Six   
Sarah Simmons(403) 988-6211 ssimmons81@gmail.com
Zone Seven   
Shirley Kultgen(403) 527-7823 malkey@telus.net
Zone Eight   
Rob Miklos(403) 393-1110  
Tourn. Division Directors         
Bradley Tytgat(403) 288-6557 brad.tytgat@gmail.com
Dexter Wiseman(780) 886-4504 dtdwiseman@gmail.com
Senior Division Zone Director   
Bev Gigliuk403-597-7674 bgigliuk@gmail.com
Teaching Division Zone Director   
Dorry Mielke and Sarah SimmonsAs above As above

Thank you to National Chairperson, Kelly Cornelius and all the volunteers who made our championship in Edmonton a great success! 

Alberta Tournament Ladies Shine in Edmonton

Congratulations to Tracy Smith who fulfilled a life long goal to win the Tournament ladies Singles title. After dropping the first match 289 to 241, Tracy defeated Dakota Heth 270 to 234 and 358 to 287 to advance to the Gold Medal match. Tracy then defeated Alyssa Campbell 255-221, then lost the second match 278 to 208 before rallying to win the decisive match 275 to 216. Way to go Tracy!

The Tournament Ladies team dominated play to win the Gold medal. Congratulations to Jennifer Smith (283.1 average National Record), Heidi Mapstone (271 average), Dianne Violini (258.5 average), Bonnie McDonald, Beverley Magnus and coach Harvie Pocza.

Tyler Tytgat won bronze in the Tournament Mens Singles event. Tournament Mens team also won bronze. Mens team included Adam Weber (303.8 average National Record), Gary Baird, Matt Schultz, Rylan Willier, Bobby Kyte and coach Mike Lacoursiere.

Shantel Usman won bronze in the teaching ladies singles event, while her teammates came fourth.

Russ Foster won silver for the Teaching Mens singles while his teammates also finished fourth. Seniors team finished fifth, narrowly missing bronze by. Andre Langevin was a close fourth in singles.

Brian Rossetti had a 418-game setting the record for the highest score in the Senior Division. 418 also tied tournament division Shane Chafe and Nathan Cooper for high game of the nationals.

Master Bowlers Association of Canada Elimination Draw Ticket Winners

The winners of the elimination draw tickets from Alberta were: Alberta Tournament Men (3x), Harvie Pocza and Jamey Sudbury.  Each of them won $100.  Congratulations!

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 and with your zone directors for notices of change of location, 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.

Traditional Shirt Cost Has Gone Up

Due to the production costs and the increase in postage (fuel charge), the shirts are now selling for $125.00. (Golf shirts remain the same price)

Cost of Tournaments

Due to the increase of cost of lineage we need to raise the tournament fees.  Teaching and Senior Division tournament fees are $110.  The Youth Fee for the Teaching Division (under 21) is $65.  Tournament Division tournament fees are $135.  The Youth Fee (under 21) is $90.

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 and Sunday, October 22 & 23, 2022 at Paradise Lanes in Calgary.  The start times on October 22 is 2:00 p.m. (1st shift) and on October 23 is 9:00 a.m. (2nd shift). You choose the shift you prefer to bowl.  The 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.

Upcoming Coaching Clinics

We have 3 clinics scheduled so far.

  1. Calgary – Community Sport – September 17, 2022
  2. Sherwood Park – Community Sport – September 25, 2022
  3. Calgary – Introduction to Competition, September 30, October 1 and 2, 2022

Announcements have been sent out and details can be found on-line @ Clinic Dates and Locations | Master Bowlers’ Association of Alberta (mbaofa.ca).

Casino Volunteers Required

The time has come again to ask for volunteers for our next casino being held January 1 & 2, 2023 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 or better yet, sign up at the following link:

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040948A4A82AA1FF2-casino

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.

Late Renewal Fee

Please note the late fee of $20.00 if renewal fees are not paid by September 18th of the current bowling season. 

The 2023 Nationals will be held in St. Johns, Nfld. from June 29, 2023 – July 4, 2023.  Travel dates June 28, Opening Ceremonies June 29 and departing July 4


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Newsletter – March 2022

Tournament Division

The tournament division men and ladies have completed their final tournaments.
Congratulations are going out to Bev Magnus who won the 5th tournament with a score of 2088. This is her third win overall. Also, Tracy Smith won the 6th tournament with a score of 2147, her sixteenth win.
On the men’s side Tyler Tytgat won the 5th tournament with a score of 2243, his third win. Adam Weber was the winner of the 6th with a score of 2385, his sixth win.
Great bowling everyone!

Congratulations to the following Tournament Division bowlers who have now qualified for Nationals:
The ladies’ singles representative is Tracy Smith of Calgary and the men’s singles representative is Tyler Tytgat of Edmonton.

The ladies’ team is made up of Jennifer Smith, Heidi Mapstone, Dianne Violini, Bonnie McDonald and Bev Magnus. Coaching the ladies will be Harvey Pocza.

The tournament men’s team consists of Adam Weber, Gary Baird, Matt Schultz, Rylan Willier and Bobby Kyte. The men’s coach will be Mike Lacoursiere.

Congratulations to everyone and best of luck to all of you in Edmonton.

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 were held in Edmonton at Bronx Bowl and St. Albert Bowling. Here are the winners who will represent Alberta in Edmonton.
Ladies:

Shantel Usman (Single) +307
Michelle Forster +217
Kerra Usman +194
Charlotte Hamilton +144
Shelly Taylor +144
(Alternate) Charlotte Konechy +97

Coach: Brian Sudbury

Men:

Russ Foster (Single) +505
William Jubinville +293
Richard Fancey +272
Grant Modahl +263
Rob Price +245
(Alternate) Carey Monteith +190

Coach: Bob Stirling

The Senior Division bowled in Lethbridge at Holiday Bowl. The following will represent Alberta in Edmonton.

Senior Team:

Andre Langevin (Single) +463
Denise Howie +229
Shirley Kultgen +146
(Alternate) Debbie Boswell +139
Tom Stevenson 3827
Barry Urquhart 3791
(Alternate) Brian Rossetti 3700

Coach: Lynn Howell

Tournament Dates – 2022 – 2023
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 25, 2022
Tournament #2 – November 6, 2022
Tournament #3 – January 8, 2023
Tournament #4 – February 12, 2023
Teaching Prov. – March 18 and 19, 2023, Calgary
Senior Prov. – March 18 and 19, 2023, Northern Alberta

Tournament Division: Tournament #1 & 2 – October 15 and 16, 2022– Location TBA

Tournament #3 & 4 – January 7 and 8, 2023– Location TBA

Tournament #5 & 6 – March 25 and 26, 2023– Location TBA

Master/Youth Tournament: October 22 and 23, 2022 – Paradise Lanes – Calgary
Master/YBC: March 5, 2023 – Heritage Lanes – Red Deer

National Dates

The 2020 Nationals will be held in Edmonton, Alberta from July 1, 2022 – July 5, 2022.

Annual General Meeting

The Annual General Meeting will be held Sunday, May 15, 2022 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 – February/March 2022

Teaching and Senior Division Results – 4 th Tournament

Davina Cassie of Edmonton won the 4 th North Division Ladies tournament with a +111. In the South,
Karen Tanke of Drumheller won with a +279.
On the men’s side Grant Modahl of Lac La Biche won the North with a +311. Russ Foster from Redcliff
was the South winner with a +235.
In the Senior POA Division, Murray Adair of Pincher Creek won with a +191.
In the Senior Scratch Division, Greg Gigliuk of Red Deer won with a score of 1928. It was the second win
of the year.
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 March 7, 2022. Dorry requires this by March 11, 2022.

If you have qualified to bowl and you do not plan to attend, please let your Tournament Director know no
later than March 11. This makes it much easier for setting up the tournament. Teaching Division contacts is 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 has asked that you please check in for the Teaching Division by 8:45. Please note the start time
    for the tournament is 9:00 am.
  • 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.
    *We do advise if you are not well please stay home.
    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. 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 Dorry Mielke. 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. Coaches need to have participated in at least three tournaments to avoid paying this assessment.

Tournament Dates – 2022 – 2023

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 25, 2022
Tournament #2 – November 6, 2022
Tournament #3 – January 8, 2023
Tournament #4 – February 12, 2023
Teaching Prov. – March 18 and 19, 2023, Calgary
Senior Prov. – March 18 and 19, 2023, Northern Alberta

Tournament Division:

Tournament #1 & 2 – October 15 and 16, 2022– Location TBA
Tournament #3 & 4 – January 7 and 8, 2023– Location TBA
Tournament #5 & 6 – March 25 and 26, 2023– Location TBA

Master/Youth Tournament: October 22 and 23, 2022 – Paradise Lanes – Calgary
Master/YBC: March 5, 2023 – Heritage Lanes – Red Deer

National Dates

The 2020 Nationals will be held in Edmonton, Alberta from July 1, 2022 – July 5, 2022.

Annual General Meeting

The Annual General Meeting will be held Sunday, May 15, 2022 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 – January 2022

Teaching, Senior, and Tournament Division Results

Teaching Division – 3rd tournament results

North Division Teaching Ladies- Jamie McAra of Devon –  +481 (second win this year)

South Division Teaching Ladies- Jamey Sudbury of Calgary –  +245

North Division Teaching Men- Mark Patterson of Edmonton –  +143

South Division Teaching Men- Lance Tanke of Beiseker –  +319

Senior Division

Bob Guthrie of Leduc won with a +126. This is his second win of the year.

In the Seniors Scratch Division Greg Gigliuk of Red Deer won with 2415. This is his tenth win as a senior and seventeenth overall.

The final tournament this year for teaching and seniors will be held on February 13, 2022.  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 2109.  This was her fifteenth win.   

The winner of the fourth ladies tournament was Bonnie McDonald of Hylo with a 2284.  This is Bonnie’s tenth tournament win. 

In the men’s division Tyler Tytgat won the third tournament with a 2361.  He is from Edmonton and this was his second win.

Robert Wolfson of De Winton won the fourth tournament with 2247. This was Robert’s third win.

Tournament 5 and 6 will be held in Calgary on March 19 and 20.  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 Bowlers Association of Canada Award of Excellence 2022

Congratulations to Bev Gigliuk and Don Sim for being selected to receive the Master Bowlers Association of Canada Award of Excellence in 2022. Don and Bev join Dianne Violini, Willy Moyes, Greg Gigliuk, Lynn Howell, Bruce Morter and Fran Clarke as Alberta’s representatives for this award. Bev and Don will receive their awards when we host Nationals, hopefully this year. Bev was one of our province’s best tournament bowlers early in her career. Bev was a member of the first Gold Medal Tournament Ladies team. Bev became the face of the Alberta Masters working in the office for many years. Bev continues to support the Masters as our Senior Division director and competes in the Senior division. Bev also volunteers when we have a Casino. Don was one of the original presidents of the Alberta Masters back when we were just forming our organization. Don made Masters teams in the Tournament Division many times. (Don could probably tell you how many). Don continues to help us with National Lane Draws for Alberta and many of the MBAC Nationals. Don still volunteers to help us when we have a Casino

Master/YBC Tournament

The annual Master/YBC Provincial tournament is being held on March 6, 2022 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, 2022, and Sunday, 

March 20, 2022. They will be held at Holiday Bowl in Lethbridge.  The start times will be Saturday @ 12:00 p.m. and Sunday @ 9:00 a.m. Cost is $100.

The address of Holiday Bowl is:  #A – 2825 – 2 Ave.  Phone: 403-328-2855

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 Provincial Information

The Teaching Division Provincials are being held at Bronx Bowl in Edmonton on Saturday, March 19, 2022 @ 9:00 a.m. and St. Albert Bowl in St. Albert on Sunday, March 20, 2022 @ 9:00 a.m.  

Bronx Bowl is located at 12940 – 127 St, Edmonton.  Phone: 780-455-2366.  St. Albert Bowl is located at 14 Inglewood Drive, St. Albert.  Phone: 780-459-3337. 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, 2022, and must be sent to Rhod by March 3, 2022.

Remember to bring extra Cash !  This is to take care of elimination draw tickets and your national 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 Edmonton, Alberta from July 1, 2022 – July 5, 2020.  The participants will be flying out on June 30 and returning July 6, 2022.

AGM Date

The date for this year’s AGM is Sunday, May 15, 2022 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 2021

Tournament Division Results – Tournament #1 & 2

The results of the first two tournaments in the tournament division for the 2021-2022 season are as follows:

Heidi Mapstone won the first tournament with a total of 2174.  This is her fourth win.  Jennifer Baker won the second tournament on October 17 with a total of 2118.  This is Jennifer’s 12 win.

Bobby Kyte won the first tournament with a total of 2362.  This was his first win.

Tyler Tytgat won the second tournament.  He rolled a total of 2410. This was also his first win as a Master Bowler.

Congratulations to all.  Great bowling!

Teaching Division Results – Tournament #1 & #2

The first and second teaching division tournaments are complete.

Tournament #1- September 26, 2021

Congratulations go out to Jamie McAra from Edmonton on winning in the North Teaching Ladies division with a +271.  This is Jamie’s fifth year as a Master.

Shaylene Smith of Calgary won the South Teaching Ladies tournament with a +233. Shaylene has been a member for six years.

On the men’s side, Yvon Hachey of St. Albert won the Teaching Men’s North division with a +366.   Yvon, after this season, will become a lifetime member. Congratulations on two accounts.

Matt Johnson of Calgary was a winner in the South division with +275.   This is Matt’s ninth year as a Master.

Tournament #2 – November 7, 2021

Elly Van Dyk from Clairmont bowled a +97 to win the North Teaching Ladies division. 

Chelsi Paxton from Calgary won the South Teaching Ladies tournament with a +158. 

Corey Papp from St. Albert had +231 and won the Teaching Men’s North division. 

Ray G. Clark rolled a +166 in the Teaching Men’s South division. Ray is from Leduc.

Senior Division Results – Tournament #1 & #2

Tournament #1 – September 26, 2021

The Senior’s POA Division was won by Bob Guthrie of Leduc.  Bob rolled a +210. Bob has been a Master for fifty-one years. Wow!

Barry Urquhart has won the Senior Scratch Division with 2119.  Barry has been a member of the association for sixteen years.

Tournament #2 – November 7, 2021

The Senior’s POA Division was won by Debbie Boswell of Calgary.  Debbie rolled a +142.

Barry Urquhart won this tournament as well.  He bowled a 1889 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:

Mike Steele of Calgary, Bob Mallard of Edmonton, Bob Stirling of Strathmore and Leonard Poirier of Edmonton.

These bowlers/coaches will be receiving their recognition award this current season!  Please take the time to congratulate them on their accomplishment.

Coaching Information

To be eligible to be a National Coach, you must be a certified Level II coach with Competition Coach Upgrade or be a certified Introduction to Competition Coach; by the start of the 5th Tournament Division tournament or by the time the Teaching and Senior Division Provincial Tournament begins, whichever comes first.

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 will be taking place in November.  Let Brian Sudbury ( mbaofatd@gmail.com ) know if you would like to take a clinic so that you could qualify.

The clinics planned in the near future are:

November 21, 2021 – Bonnie Doon Lanes – Edmonton

November 27, 2021 – The Glencoe Club – Calgary

Teaching Masters’ Provincial Final

Please note that the finals for the teaching masters will be bowled at Bronx Bowl on March 19, 2022 and at St. Albert Bowl on March 20, 2022.  Each of these lanes are in Edmonton.  Each of the tournaments will start at 9:00 am.

Seniors’ Provincial Final

The provincial finals for seniors will be bowled at Holiday Bowl in Lethbridge on March 19 &20, 2022. The starting times for the seniors are 12:00 pm om March 19 and 9:00 am on March 20.

Master Youth Tournament Results

Our Master Youth Tournament was held on October 23 and 24.  For the results please click on the following link:

https://www.paradiselanes.ca/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/MasterYouthConsolidated.pdf

Congratulations to all the winners!

The 2022 Nationals will be held in Edmonton, Alberta from June 28, 2022 – July 2, 2021.

 Good Luck in your pursuit to represent Alberta!


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Master/Youth Tournament Update

Dear Participant of the Master/Youth Tournament,

If you are planning to attend the Master/Youth Tournament on October 23 and 24 and you are over 12 years old, please be advised that you must bring proof of vaccination.  You must have had at least one shot before the tournament.  This complies with the AHS requirements.


Also, please make sure you have your masks.  They must be worn as directed by the proprietor.


If you are not able to meet the requirements please notify Mark at Paradise Lanes as soon as possible to let him know that you cannot attend the tournament.


Rita Poruchny, Office ManagerMaster Bowlers’ Association of Alberta


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Tournament Participation Requirements

To all Master Bowlers who are competing in the tournaments,

In order to comply with current  AHS requirements we ask the following of you:

1.  Please bring proof that you have received two doses of a World Health Organization Covid-19 vaccination or a single vaccination on or before September 12, 2021 with a second dose before October 24, 2021 to bowl the remaining tournaments. 

2. Or provide proof that you have received a negative Covid-19test in the last 72 hours prior to the tournament date from a Health Canada approved provider. 

3. Or provide an original vaccine medical exception letter.

4. Bring the attached forms, completed, to the tournament. Please note that the declaration form must be brought to every tournament.

5. Masks may be required to be worn at all times.

6. Please come early so that the paperwork can be collected and the tournament can start on time.

7. The following website can help you access your proof of vaccination.    www.albertavaccinerecord.ca

Let’s keep our tournaments as safe as possible.  I am sure that many of you are excited to get back to bowling, no matter what it looks like.


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Newsletter – August 2021

Hello Fellow Master Bowlers,


We welcome you to another season. Your membership dues helped us remain a viable
association during the 2019-2020 season and we thank you very much for your support. We are
hopeful that we will be able to get a full season in this year, culminating in the National
Championships in Edmonton.


We all know by now that our Covid 19 situation can change very quickly. We want everyone to
stay safe and follow provincial Alberta Health Services guidelines as we progress through the
year. Please work closely with your local proprietors who are working hard to ensure our Y.B.C.
bowlers and coaches are both safe yet still have fun in our sport.


We are working with Bowl Alberta and Alberta 5 Pin Bowlers Association closely to safely run our
tournaments. We will run our tournaments as we are permitted with AHS. We may once again
have to change tournament dates and times as we try to get a full season in to create an Alberta
contingent for this year’s Nationals in Edmonton. We will try to stick to our schedule the best we
can throughout the year. Please understand that we will be doing the best we can under the
circumstances.


We continue to plan to host this year’s Nationals at Bonnie Doon Lanes June 27 (early arrivals)
June 28th (opening ceremonies) until July 3, 2022 (departures). Our host hotel is the Fantasyland
Hotel. Please contact Mark Johnstone 780-452-3228 as we will need many volunteers to help
make this a smooth Championship.

Sincerely,
Brian Rossetti – President – Master Bowlers Association of Alberta

Calling for 2022 National Logo Pin Submissions

We are looking for a logo/pin design for when we host the nationals in Edmonton. Please submit
your pin design idea to mbaofalberta@gmail.com , Mark Johnstone at 780-452-3228 (Chair of the
Nationals) or any board of director before October 16, 2021. The Board of Directors will be
choosing the winning design at their meeting on October 30, 2021.

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

The tournament will be held October 23 and 24 at Paradise Lanes in Calgary. The entry form
for the tournament is attached to this email.

Late Renewal Fee

Please note the late fee of $20.00 if renewal fees are not paid by September 22nd of

the current bowling season.


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Masters AGM Announced

Hello Master Bowler,

With restrictions lifting, we would like to announce the Master Bowlers’ Association of Alberta’s Annual General Meeting will be held on July 11, 2021 in Red Deer at Heritage Lanes (#8 6200 67a Street) at 11:00 am.  Of course, this is contingent on the regulations allowing this on this date.  We hope that you are able to attend.

We will be following the AHS health regulations.  Please come with masks and remember to keep socially distanced.  

Rita Poruchny, Office Manager

Master Bowlers’ Association of Alberta