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March 2015

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Teaching Division – Tournament 4

Congratulations go out to Dorry Mielke of Stony Plain winning the North Teaching Ladies Division tournament with a +351.

Linda Seitz of Ponoka won the South Teaching Ladies tournament with a +279.

In the men’s North Teaching Division, Steven Petricivic of Grande Prairie lead the way with a +195, while Brad Burrell of Drumheller took the win in the South with a +206.

Senior Division – Tournament 4

In the final Senior Division tournament, Archie Toma of Ashmont won the Pins Over Average division with a +353.

Jim Linnen of Sherwood Park took the final win of the season in the Senior’s Scratch division with a score of 2055 .

Congratulations to all of our winners and to all of those who have qualified for Provincials!!

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 13, 2015, if you are UNABLE to attend the Provincial tournament.

The Teaching Division contact is Rhod Hubbard – e-mail Rhod at hubardr@shaw.ca or by phone at 587-476-4276.

The Senior Division contact is Greg Gigliuk – e-mail Greg at
greg_gigliuk@transcanada.com or by phone at 403-352-9947.

Senior Division SCRATCH bowlers – it is very important that you inform Greg 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 21, 2015, and Sunday, March 22, 2015, at Taber Bowling Centre. The start times will be Saturday @ 3:00 p.m. and Sunday @ 9:00 a.m.

The address for the Taber Bowling Centre is 5411 64 Avenue. The phone number is 403-223-8822.

You 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 !!!!!

Senior Division Provincials Hotel Information for Taber:

Heritage Inn – 403-223-4424 – Web Saver – $96.00 + tax, includes breakfast. Web-saver must be booked on-line. Senior rate (55+) – $90.00 + tax. AMA – $92.00 + tax.

Super 8 – 403-223-8181 – $86.40 + tax for Seniors (65+), includes continental breakfast. Regular rate (under 65 yrs.) is $96.00 + tax, includes continental breakfast.

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. The phone number there is
403-328-2855.

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

Lethbridge Lodge – 587-803-0542

Quality Inn & Suites – 403-331-6440

Super 8 – 403-406-0806

Hampton Inn & Suites – 403-942-2142

Econo Lodge & Suites–403-359-9122

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 6-9, 2015 in Red Deer at Heritage Lanes and the Red Deer College. 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, 2015.

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 8-10, 2015 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 15-17, 2015 at Chinook Bowladrome in Calgary. 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 are available at your local bowling centre.

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).

National Dates

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

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