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March 2014

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Teaching Division – Tournament 4

Congratulations go out to Jennifer Walker of St. Albert winning the North Teaching Ladies Division tournament with a +200.

Shelley Struthers of Calgary won the South Teaching Ladies tournament with a +131.

In the men’s North Teaching Division, Tim Martin of Bonnyville lead the way with a +307, while Dave Purcell of Lethbridge took the win in the South with a +163.

Congratulations to all of the teaching division winners!!

Senior Division – Tournament 4

In the final Senior Division tournament, Pat McAllister of Innisfail won the Pins Over Average division with a +307.

Terry Ell of Innisfail took the final win of the season in the Senior’s Scratch division with a score of 2005.  This is Terry’s second tournament victory 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 14, 2014, if you are UNABLE to attend the Provincial tournament.

The Teaching Division contact is Jerry Budnyk – e-mail Jerry at thisbuds4u8@gmail.com or by phone at 780-472-9075

The Senior Division contact is Terry Ell – e-mail Terry at utilityman@telus.net 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 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 !!!!!

 ACCOMMODATION

 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 Hotels: 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

 MEALS

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 YEAR

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.

 Elimination Draw Tickets for National Qualifiers

Bowlers qualifying for the National team are required to sell 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

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

Tournament Division coaching resumes must be handed in before the first ball is thrown at 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.

 Youth Camp Notice

The Alberta Youth Bowling Camp will be held from August 7-10, 2014 in Calgary. 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 http://www.bowlfedab.ca

Registration for both bowlers and coaches must be received at the BFA office no later than April 30, 2014.

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 2-4, 2014 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.  Entry forms have been sent to the bowling centres.

 Bowl Alberta is once again holding their annual Youth Scholarship Tournament.  This is to be held May 16-18, 2014 at Bonnie Doon Lanes in Edmonton.  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.

 The Youth Scholarship Entry Forms as well as the Adult All Events entry forms are available on the “Results” page of the Bowl AB website at http://www.bowlab.ca

 AGM Date

The date for this year’s AGM is Sunday, May 25, 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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