Master Bowlers' Association of Alberta

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March 2013

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Tournament Division – Tournaments 5 & 6

Dianne Violini of Lethbridge won the 5th tournament this season in the Tournament
ladies division with a score of 2149. Dianne has accomplished something that will likely
not ever be done again. This was Dianne’s 50th Master Bowlers’ Association of Alberta
tournament victory! Something most of us only dream about. Congratulations Dianne
on an incredible feat!

Congratulations also going out to Kelsy-Lyn Hogh of Calgary. Kelsy won the 6 th
tournament with a score of 2099. This is Kelsy’s first victory as a member of the Master
Bowlers’ Association of Alberta.

The fifth tournament in the men’s tournament division was won by Mike Lacoursiere of
Edmonton, winning his 3rd Master’s tournament with a score of 2167.

Matt Schultz rolled a 2320 to win the sixth tournament and capture his 6th tournament

Congratulations to all of the winners!!

A Special Note of Thanks

Tournament Division Directors Mark Johnstone and Aaron Arndt would like to express
their gratitude by sending out a special thank you to Kelly Cornelius, Annette Bruneau,
Mike Violini, Tammy Madsen, Randy Madsen, and Lynn Howell, who all helped out by
manually keeping score at the Tournament Division Master’s tournament held on
March 9 at Riverside Bowl in Red Deer.

Tournament Division Singles & Teams Set for Nationals

Congratulations go out to the following Tournament Division bowlers who have qualified
for the Nationals in Calgary in July of this year:

Ladies singles qualifier is Dianne Violini of Lethbridge.

The men’s singles qualifier is Aaron Arndt of Edmonton .

The ladies team is made up of Tracy Smith, Jennifer Baker, Alyssa Batchelor, Bonnie
McDonald, and Melynda Bruneau. Coaching the ladies will be Mike Violini.

The tournament men’s team consists of Bruce Morter, Matt Schultz, Dexter Wiseman,
Mark Johnstone, and Mike Lacoursiere. The men’s coach will be Cassey Campbell.

Congratulations to all of the Tournament Division bowlers and coaches representing
Alberta at the Nationals!

Teaching Division – Tournament 4

Congratulations go out to Charlotte Bush of Edmonton winning the North Teaching
Ladies Division tournament with a +164.

Alicia Merrick of Lethbridge won the South Teaching Ladies tournament with a +213.

In the men’s North Teaching Division, Alvin Anderson of Lloydminster lead the way with
a +288, while Mike Bolduc of Medicine Hat took the win in the South with a +304!

Congratulations to all of the teaching division winners!!

Senior Division – Tournament 4

In the final Senior Division tournament, Bev Gigliuk won the Pins Over Average division
with a +254.

Greg Gigliuk of Red Deer took the final win of the season in the Senior’s Scratch division
with a score of 2276, winning his 9th tournament as an Alberta Master!

NOTE: If you have qualified for the Provincials in the Teaching and Senior
Divisions, your name will appear above the black line on the results.

The cost of the Provincial Tournament is $84.00 for the weekend in both the Teaching
and Senior Divisions. If paying with cash, please try to bring exact change. It will
make it much easier for your directors if they don’t have to worry about the loonies for
change. Thank you for your consideration.

All bowlers under the age of 25 will also be required to pay the full $84.00 to
participate in this tournament.

Please contact your Provincial Tournament Director by March 23, 2013, if you
are UNABLE to attend the Provincial tournament.

The Teaching Division contact is Rhod Hubbard – e-mail Rhod at or
by phone at 403-279-4802

The Senior Division contact is Terry Ell – e-mail Terry at or by
phone at 403-350-0282

Senior Division Scratch bowlers – it is very important that you inform Terry if
you will NOT be attending Provincials as the next person in line will be given
the opportunity to attend and will need to be contacted.

Senior Division Provincial Information

The Senior Division Provincials are being held April 6 & 7, 2013 at Paradise Lanes in
Calgary. The start times will be Saturday, April 6 @ 3:00 p.m. and Sunday, April 7 @
9:00 a.m. Paradise Lanes are located at 3411 17 Avenue SE. Phone 403-272-4570.

Teaching Division Provincial Information

The Teaching Division Provincials are being held at Chinook Bowladrome in Calgary – 6455
MacLeod Trail S – 403-252-5747, on April 6 & 7, 2013. Start times are Saturday, April 6 @
2:00 p.m., and Sunday, April 7 @ 9:00 a.m.

Hotel Information

The Delta Calgary South Hotel is offering a rate of $139/night (plus taxes) for the
Provincial weekend. There are currently 10 rooms blocked so if you are interested in
booking there, you may want to do that fairly soon. When booking, please refer to
Chinook Bowladrome, or you can call the hotel and speak directly with Maria Powell
(403-225-8622). The address is 135 Southland Drive SE. Phone 403-278-5050 or 877-

For those attending the Teaching Division Provincials at Chinook Bowladrome, Brian
Sudbury has been in contact with the Sandman Hotel & Suites Calgary South. They
are located at 8001 11th Street SE. If booking a room, please ask for the rate for Crown
Metal Packaging. The rate is $139.00 + tax. The phone number for the Sandman is
403-252-7263. Toll free 1-800-726-3626.

Terry Ell has provided a list of hotels close to Paradise Lanes for the Senior Division
Blackfoot Inn – 5940 Blackfoot Trail SE – 403-252-2253
Radisson Hotel – 2120 16 Avenue SE – 403-291-4666
Holiday Inn – 4206 Macleod trail SE – 403-287-2700
Holiday Inn – 1250 McKinnon Drive NE – 1-877-654-0228
Sheraton Cavalier – 2620 32 Avenue NE – 403-291-0107

Elimination Draw Tickets for National Qualifiers

Anyone qualifying for the National team is required to purchase 2 elimination draw tickets
at the cost of $20.00 each. We encourage winners to pay this $40.00 at the time of
qualifying. It is recommended that you bring an extra $40.00 with you to the Provincial
tournament in the event that you qualify for the National team.

Coaching Resumes

You can still hand in your coaching resume for Teaching and Senior Divisions.

The deadline for resumes is before the first ball is thrown on the last day of the
Provincial tournament.

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 Volunteers Required

Included with this newsletter is an information sheet as well as a volunteer sign up
sheet for this year’s Nationals. We are still looking for volunteers and would appreciate
it if you could help out.

It takes a lot of people to put on a great National tournament. Let’s do Alberta proud!!

Please check out the notice and contact Maureen Atkinson as soon as possible.

Youth Camp Notice

The Alberta Youth Bowling Camp will be held from August 8-11, 2013 in Edmonton. If
you are interested in coaching or assisting in this very worthwhile and rewarding camp,
please contact Grady Long in Edmonton at 780-499-1266.

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

Registration for both bowlers and coaches must be received at the BFA office no later
than April 30, 2013.

Adult All Events Tournament and Annual Youth Scholarship Tournament

Bowl Alberta is hosting an All Events tournament which will be held on the weekend of
May 10-12, 2013 at Heritage Lanes in Red Deer. 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 once again holding their annual Youth Scholarship Tournament. This
is to be held May 17-19 at Chinook Lanes in Calgary. 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.

AGM Date

The date for this year’s AGM is Sunday, May 26, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. at the Kerry Wood
Nature Centre in Red Deer (6300 45 Avenue, Red Deer – 403-346-2010).

Everyone who attends the AGM has their name entered in a draw for a pair of bowling
shoes, sponsored by Sanders Pro!

National Dates

The dates for the 2013 Master’s Nationals are from June 29-July 4, 2013 in
Calgary, AB. June 29 & July 4 are travel days.
The Hyatt Regency will be the host hotel.
Opening ceremonies are scheduled for 6:00 p.m. on June 29 th.

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