Master Bowlers' Association of Alberta

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January 2014

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Congratulations to our winners of the 3rd tournament in the Teaching and Senior Divisions and the 3rd and 4th tournaments in the Tournament Division. 

Teaching Division

 North Division Teaching Ladies-Jennifer Walker of St. Albert +141

South Division Teaching Ladies-Michelle Manton of Lethbridge + 330

North Division Teaching Men-Chris Hyslop of Sherwood Park + 348

South Division Teaching Men-Darcy Schmitke of Calgary + 232

Seniors Division

Pins Over Average Division – Ray Marco of Dunmore took the win with a +264.

 Scratch Division – Harvie Pocza of Calgary had a 2170 to pick up the win in the Seniors Scratch division. 

 Tournament Division

 The tournament division has now completed their 3rd and 4th tournaments.

The ladies third tournament winner was Jennifer Smith of Calgary with a 2179.  This is Jennifer’s 22nd tournament victory. Congratulations!  Bonnie McDonald was a very close second with 2177.

 The winner of the fourth ladies tournament was Jennifer Baker of Edmonton.  This is Jennifer’s 5th tournament win.

 In the men’s division, Aaron Arndt of Edmonton also won his 5th Master’s tournament with a very decisive score of 2457. 

 Veteran Gene Ziebarth of Millet took the fourth tournament in the men’s division with a great score of 2335.  This is Gene’s 11th tournament victory. 

 Congratulations to all of the winners!!

 We would also like to extend our congratulations to Colin Christensen.  Colin bowled a 403 during the third tournament division tournament in Innisfail on January 4th.  Great game Colin.  Congratulations!!

Master/Youth Tournament Complete 

The Master/Youth tournament was held on November 30, 2013 at Paradise Lanes in Calgary.  We do not have a complete set of results available at this time.  However, the following are the results for the top 5 teams:

 1st Place:  Jayden Lawson, Bailey Lawson, Bryan Hirst           Total:  4908    $450.00

2nd Place: Payton Tallon, Ian Howe, Ann-marie Wilton           Total:  4772    $360.00

3rd Place:  Trent Dyer, Michel Hansen, Ryan Falardeau          Total:  4683    $270.00

4th Place:  Kaitlin Hassel, Conner Leavitt, Ray Clark               Total:  4623    $210.00

5th Place:  Jeff Beveridge, Brittany Columbus, Adrian Burke    Total:  4569    $150.00

 Congratulations to all of the winners! 

 Once we have received the full results, they will be posted on the MBA of A website.

Senior Division Provincials

 The dates for the Senior Division Provincials are Saturday, March 22, 2014, and Sunday, March 23, 2014, at Bonnie Doon Lanes in Edmonton.  The start times will be Saturday @ 3:00 p.m. and Sunday @ 10:00 a.m. 

 The following information has been supplied by Terry Ell, your Senior Division Provincial Tournament Director:

Address: Bonnie Doon Lanes – 8330-82 Ave.  Phone: 780-466-9047

Dates: Sat. Mar 22 and Sun. Mar 23rd. We 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.

 Also; don’t forget to bring extra Cash !!!!!


 The closest Hotel (less than 5mins. from the Lanes) is

 Four Points Sheraton @ 7230-Argyll Road. Tel: 780-465-7931, Fax: 780-469-3680. This Hotel can be pricey though so call early.

Other Hotel’s: Best Western Cedar Park Inn @ 5116 Gateway Blvd…1-800-218-9312

Travelodge Edmonton South @ 10320-45Ave. S…..1-855-265-6107

Super 8 Edmonton South @ 3610 Gateway Blvd.NW….1-855-256-2393

Ramada Edmonton South @ 5359 Calgary Trail….1-855-247-4371

Holiday Inn Conference Center Edmonton South @ 4485 Gateway Blvd…1-855-247-4380


In the Mall  just before going downstairs to the lanes is ALBERT’S RESTAURANT. The prices are reasonable, the food is good and it will be open. Bonnie Doon Lanes have the Cafeteria which will be open as well.  Their food is also good and very reasonable pricing as well…SORRY; NO CATERING THIS YR.



Teaching Division Provincial Information

 The Teaching Division Provincials are being held at Bronx Bowl in Edmonton on Saturday, March 22, 2014 @ 2:00 p.m. and Sunday, March 23, 2014 @ 9:00 a.m.  Bronx Bowl is located at 12940 127 Street.  The phone number there is 780-454-2366. 

 “New” Dress Code Information

 Following a lengthy discussion at a recent Board meeting, some changes have been made to the MBA of A Dress Code.  The following is the new dress code:

 Uniform Guideline for the Standing Rules and Policy to be changed to read: it is recommended that if you are wearing a t-shirt under your traditional Master’s shirt or the Master’s golf shirt, your t-shirt sleeves cannot be longer than the elbow and the bottom of the t- shirt should be tucked in or not hanging out.

 T-shirts must still be white, navy, or black.

 There have not been any changes to the dress code regarding lower body wear.

 Coaching Resumes

 This is an early reminder to get your coaching resumes updated.

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.

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.

Master/YBC Tournament

The annual Master/YBC Provincial tournament is being held on March 16, 2014 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!!

 AGM Date

 The date for this year’s AGM is Sunday, May 24, 2014 at 12:00 p.m. at the Kerry Wood Nature Centre in Red Deer (6300 45 Avenue, Red Deer – 403-346-2010).

 National Dates

The dates for the 2014 Master’s Nationals are from June 28-July 3, 2014 in Winnipeg.  June 28 & July 3 are travel days.


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