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December 2013

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Tournament Division Results – Tournament #1 & 2

The results of the first two tournaments in the tournament division are as follows:

Tournament #1 in the ladies division was won by Jennifer Baker of Edmonton with a 2057.  This is Jennifer’s 4th tournament win and only her 2nd year in the Master’s!!

The men’s tournament #1 winner was Dexter Wiseman of Sherwood Park with a 2356!  This is Dexter’s 3rd win.

Ladies division tournament #2 was won by Pamela Wilson of Calgary with a 2017.  Congratulations to Pamela on her 5th tournament victory.

The 2nd men’s tournament was won by Adam Weber, now of Edmonton.  Adam threw a 2111 and will collect his 3rd set of stars for that win!

Teaching Division Results – Tournament #2

The second teaching division tournament is complete.

Congratulations go out to Staci Saunders from Edmonton on winning in the North Teaching Ladies division with a +335.  This is Staci’s second win in a row!

Marilyn Paxton of Calgary won the South Teaching Ladies tournament with a +321.

Great bowling ladies!!

On the men’s side, Carey Monteith of Edmonton won the North Teaching Men’s division with a +215 and Kevin Ahlstrom of Calgary won in the South with a +280.   Congratulations!

Senior Division Results – Tournament #2

The Senior’s POA Division was won by Russ Anderson of Calgary.  Russ rolled a +349.

Tom Stevenson of Calgary was victorious in the Senior’s Scratch division with a 2109.

Congratulations to all on a very successful tournament!

Check Schedule for Changes

The Tournament Division schedule for the next tournament is as follows:

Saturday, January 4, 2014 – Ladies in Stettler, Men in Innisfail.  Start time for both ladies and men is 1:00 p.m.

Sunday, January 5, 2014 – Heritage Lanes in Red Deer.  Start time is 9:00 a.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:

Maria Wood of Calgary, Brian Sudbury of Calgary, Wilf Kuss of Calgary, and Cisco Beyersbergen of Edmonton.

These bowlers/coaches have either already received or will be receiving their recognition award sometime throughout the season!  Please take the time to congratulate them on their accomplishment.

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.  You can take your MED module at a Community Sport Clinic or on-line.

You must have completed your Level 1 technical and practical, as well as Level 1 theory in order to take the Making Ethical Decisions.  You will need your NCCP number.

Upcoming Community Sport Clinic

This is a reminder of the upcoming Community Sport Clinic being held at Bronx Bowl in Edmonton on Sunday, December 15, 2013.  Please contact Ernie McLellan at 780-449-7102 or emclellan@shaw.ca if you are interested in attending.

If you need to do your Making Ethical Decisions upgrade, you can do so at the clinic by attending for the first 2 hours at a cost of $20.00.

Please note that in order to take the Making Ethical Decisions upgrade, you must have been previously certified as a Level 1 coach.  This means that you must have completed your Level 1 technical and practical, as well as Level 1 theory.  You must bring your NCCP number with you to the clinic.

If you do not know your number, please contact the office and I will obtain it for you.

Comp-Intro Clinic Information

There has been a lot of demand from across the province to hold a Comp-Intro clinic with the note having gone out about the requirement for coaches for the Youth Challenge.

This clinic is tough to stage. 3 days and it is currently prime season for bowling centres.  It is logical to say that hosting a clinic in April or May will be more feasible.

Here is what is really important for you to know. The student must be fully certified Level I with MED or CSI trained for a period of at least one year before taking the Comp-Intro clinic.  Once the student attends the Comp clinic they need to wait at least another 6 months before they can submit their portfolio and ask to be evaluated on the lane by Ernie McLellan, Fran Clarke, or Brian Sudbury. If we held a clinic now the earliest a coach could be certified is May of 2014, which eliminates the ability to coach Youth Challenge teams this season.

If we set up clinics in April or May the new coaches could be evaluated in October or November, which would allow them to be ready to coach Youth Challenge teams in the 2014-2015 season.

Nationals this year will be held in Winnipeg from June 28-July3.

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