First Tournament(s) Complete
The first tournament(s) of the 2012-2013 season are now complete.
The winner of the first tournament in the Tournament ladies division was
Jennifer Baker of Edmonton with a 2221. This is only Jennifer’s second year with
the Masters but it is already her 3rd victory. Congratulations Jennifer!
In the men’s Tournament division, obtaining his 19th victory, was Bruce Morter
of Edmonton with an incredible score of 2605! This is Bruce’s 31 st year with
the Master Bowlers’ Association of Alberta. Bruce has received his lifetime
membership award with the MBA of A for 25 years of service and has also won
the prestigious Master Bowlers’ Association of Canada Award of Excellence.
We felt it was worthwhile to include Bruce’s individual game scores of the
tournament as he did not have a game under 300. Bruce’s games were 324,
318, 311, 337, 330, 302, 307, and 376.
Bruce backed up Saturday’s tournament with a 4th place finish on Sunday rolling
Congratulations on an amazing tournament and a great weekend of bowling!
In the second tournament, Annette Campbell of Spruce Grove won her 4 th
tournament with a score of 2223.
On the men’s side, Aaron Arndt of Edmonton rolled a 2343 to secure his 4 th
Congratulations to everyone in the Tournament Division on your great bowling!!
The first tournament of the Teaching and Senior Divisions has also been
In the Senior pins over average division, Rick Westoby of Lethbridge won with
+103. On the scratch side, Eric Andersen of Ponoka rolled a 2230!
In the ladies North Teaching division, Donna Ginther of Spruce Grove won with a
+152. Melissa Olson of Calgary won for the South division with a +231.
On the men’s North Teaching side, Alex Krykowski of Lloydminster rolled a +134
to take the first tournament. In the South men’s division, Brent Olsen of Calgary
was very decisive in his victory with a +348.
We would like to congratulate Derek Home and Gene Ziebarth. Derek bowled a
415 at Bonnie Doon Lanes during the 1st Tournament Division tournament and
Gene rolled at 408 in Sherwood Park at the 2nd tournament.
Check Schedule for Changes
Zone 3 Teaching and Senior Divisions should note the change for the second
tournament. It will now be held on Saturday, November 17 at Unchaga Lanes in
Fairview. Start time is 9:30 a.m.
Tournament Division note the start time for your next tournament on Saturday,
January 5, 2013, at Paradise Lanes in Calgary. Start time will be 4:00 p.m.
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:
Merrill Harrison of Calgary, Tracy Smith of Calgary, Cory Hoople of Edmonton,
Tom Stevenson of Calgary, and Mike Violini of Lethbridge.
These bowlers/coaches will be receiving their recognition award sometime
throughout the season! Please take the time to congratulate them on their
We would also like to congratulate Bob Guthrie of Leduc on 40 years of
membership with the MBA of A. Bob continues to participate in the tournaments
in the Senior Scratch Division. Congratulations Bob!
Making Ethical Decisions Upgrade Deadline Reminder
The Alberta 5 Pin Bowlers’ Association has asked us to remind everyone that
all current NCCP Level 1 coaches must complete your Making Ethical Decisions
upgrade by December 31, 2013. Failure to do so will disqualify you as a
recognized coach for events requiring current certification.
Volunteers Required for 2013 Nationals – Calgary
We are still recruiting volunteers for the 2013 Nationals being held in Calgary
from June 29, 2013-July 4, 2013. If you are interested there are still a number
of positions available where the committee could use some help. Please contact
Maureen Atkinson at 403-254-5852 to get on the volunteer list.