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January 2015

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Master/Youth Tournament Results

Congratulations are going out to the winners of the Master/Youth tournament which was held November 29, 2014, at Paradise Lanes in Calgary.

Braiden Anderson, Aidan Boy, and Chris Anderson finished 1st taking home the 1st place prize payout of $660.00.  For the full set of results, please see our results page.

Teaching, Senior, and Tournament Division Results

Teaching Division

North Division Teaching Ladies-Michelle Armstrong of Edson + 250
South Division Teaching Ladies-Pat Rempel of Rosebud + 324
North Division Teaching Men-Craig Mattheis of Beaumont + 357
South Division Teaching Men-Bill Blair of Lethbridge + 331

Senior Division

Garth Knight of Medicine Hat won the Senior Pins Over Average Division with a +377.

In the Seniors Scratch Division – Greg Gigliuk of Red Deer had a 2031 to pick up the victory in the Seniors Scratch division. This is Greg’s 11th win as a Master, his 4th as a Senior.

Tournament Division

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

The ladies third tournament winner was Dianne Violini of Lethbridge with a 2151.  This is Dianne’s 52nd tournament victory. Congratulations!

The winner of the fourth ladies tournament was Pamela Wilson of Calgary with a 2211.  This is Pamela’s 6th tournament win.

In the men’s division, Colin Christensen of Calgary won his 2nd Master’s tournament with a score of 2179.

Eric Christensen of Calgary took the fourth tournament in the men’s division with a score of 2211.  This is Eric’s 1st tournament victory!!

Congratulations to all of the winners!!

Senior Division Provincials

The dates for the Senior Division Provincials are Saturday, March 21, 2015, and Sunday, March 22, 2015, at the Taber Bowling Centre in Taber. The start times will be Saturday @ 3:00 p.m. and Sunday @ 9:00 a.m.

Address: Taber Bowling Centre – 5411 64 Ave.
Phone: 403-223-8822

Participants 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 !!!!! This is to take care of elimination draw tickets.

Teaching Division Provincial Information

The Teaching Division Provincials are being held at Holiday Bowl in Lethbridge on Saturday, March 21, 2015 @ 2:00 p.m. and Sunday, March 22, 2015 @ 9:00 a.m. Holiday Bowl is located at #A 2825 2nd Avenue South, Lethbridge. The phone number is 403-328-2855.

Hotel Information for Teaching & Senior Provincials

Senior Division Provincials Hotel Information for Taber:

Heritage Inn – 403-223-4424 – We were told that there may be a rate for rooms which includes breakfast if the room is booked for 2 people, but we were unable to confirm. Please ask when calling.

Super 8 – 403-223-8181 – ask if their rate includes the continental breakfast. Again, just to confirm what we were told earlier.

Either check the hotels out on-line or call directly. If you book on-line, you may get a better rate!

Teaching Division Hotel Information for Lethbridge:

Sandman Hotel – 403-320-9488 or 403-328-1111
Coast Hotels – 403—327-5701
Travelodge – 403-328-2366
Superlodge Lethbridge – 403-359-9078
Howard Johnson Express Inn – 403-327-4576
Quality Inn & Suites – 403-331-6440
Super 8 – 403-406-0806
Hampton Inn & Suites – 403-942-2142
Econo Lodge & Suites–403-359-9122

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.

National Dates

The dates for the 2015 Master’s Nationals are from June 27-July 3, 2015 in Hamilton, Ontario.
June 27 & July 3 are travel days, with the bowling starting on June 29.

Master/YBC Tournament

The annual Master/YBC Provincial tournament is being held on March 15, 2015 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 will be 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!!

Senior Division Director Required for Upcoming 2 Year Term

We are seeking a Senior Division Director for a 2 year term starting next season.

If you are interested or know of anyone who might be interested, please contact the MBA of A office before the AGM so that we can make sure we have their name in to be voted on.

If you would like more information about what the position involves, please contact the MBA of A office at 403-309-6916 or mbaofalberta@gmail.com, or call our current Senior Division Director, Greg Gigliuk, at 403-340-8961, after 5:00 weekdays and anytime on the weekends.

AGM Date

The date for this year’s AGM is Sunday, May 24, 2015 at 12:00 p.m. at the Kerry Wood Nature Centre in Red Deer (6300 45 Avenue, Red Deer – 403-346-2010).

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