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April 2013

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The Teaching and Senior Divisions have completed their Provincial tournament with the following bowlers qualifying for the National teams:


Ladies Team
Richelle Thomson
Lori Kurz
Connie Budnyk
Michelle Armstrong
Dorry Mielke
Coach: Bob Stirling

Mens Team
Lance Tanke
Rob Carbrey
Mike Bolduc
Alvin Anderson
Darcy Schmitke
Coach: Scott Wiseman

Senior Division
Bev Gigliuk
Chuckie Hagel
Leo Lafreniere
Tom Stevenson
Rollie Poitras
Coach: Greg Gigliuk


Richelle Thomson and Lance Tanke will be representing Alberta as our Teaching Division singles competitors, along with Bev Gigliuk representing in the Senior Division.

As noted in the previous newsletter, the following Tournament Division bowlers have
qualified for Nationals:

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 everyone and best of luck to all of you heading to the Nationals
in Calgary from June 29-July 4, 2013

Volunteers Required for Nationals

This year’s Master’s National tournament is coming quickly and we are still in need of volunteers.
The tournament runs from June 29-July 4, 2013. If you are able to help out in any way, please
contact Maureen Atkinson at 403-254-5852.

There are a number of positions left for volunteers. Maureen will be able to let you know what’s
available and how you can be involved in this great event!!

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.

Tournament Dates – 2013-2014

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 6, 2013
Tournament #2 – November 17, 2013
Tournament #3 – January 5, 2014
Tournament #4 – February 23, 2014
Teaching Prov. – March 22 & 23, 2014,  Bronx Bowl – Edmonton
Senior Prov. – March 22 & 23, 2014

Tournament Division:
Tournament #1 & 2 – Oct. 19 & 20, 2013 – Calgary
Tournament #3 & 4 – Jan. 4 & 5, 2014 – Central area
Tournament #5 & 6 – March 8 & 9, 2014 – Edmonton

Master/Youth Tournament:
November 30, 2013 – Paradise Lanes – Calgary

March 16, 2014 – Heritage Lanes – Red Deer

Annual General Meeting

The Annual General Meeting will be held 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)

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

Remember that all attendees at the meeting will have their name put in a draw for a pair of
Dexter shoes!!

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