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March 2015 – Nationals Update

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2015 National Championship

The Teaching and Senior Divisions have completed their Provincial tournament with the following bowlers qualifying for the National teams:

Teaching Division

Ladies Team: Leanne Hutchingame, Melissa Olson, Catherine McAllister, Pat Rempel, Gail Versteegt, Coach Scott Wiseman

Mens Team: James McAra, Garry Klein, Dennis Arndt, Aaro Roeske, Barry Urquhart, Coach Bob Stirling

Senior Division

Team: Rollie Poitras, Greg Gigliuk, Glen Christensen, Garth Knight, Marie Yuschyshyn, Coach Brian Rossetti

Tournament Division

Congratulations to the following Tournament Division bowlers who have qualified for Nationals:

Ladies singles representative is Jennifer Baker of Edmonton.

The men’s singles representative is Tim Wiseman of Sherwood Park.

The ladies team is made up of Dianne Violini, Tracy Smith, Shauna Pirie-Laisnez, Kelsy-Lyn Wilton and Pamela Wilson.  Coaching the ladies will be Geoff Wilson.

The tournament men’s team consists of Erik Kjos, Matt Schultz, Dexter Wiseman, Victor Fobert and Gary Baird.  The men’s coach will be Harvie Pocza.

Congratulations to everyone and best of luck to all of you heading to the Nationals in Hamilton from June 27-July 3, 2015!!  The National website will be http://mbacnationals.com

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.

Youth Camp Notice

The Alberta Youth Bowling Camp will be held from August 6-9, 2015 in Red Deer. If you are interested in coaching or assisting with the Youth 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 www.bowlfedab.ca

Registration for both bowlers and coaches must be received at the BFA office no later than April 30, 2015.

Tournament Dates – 2015-2016

The following are tentative tournament dates for next season.

More information will follow in the August newsletter regarding tournament sites and times.

Teaching & Senior Divisions:

Tournament #1 – October 4, 2015

Tournament #2 – November 15, 2015

Tournament #3 – January 17, 2016

Tournament #4 – February 28, 2016

Teaching Prov.  – March 19 & 20, 2016 – Lloydminster

Senior Prov.      – March 19 & 20, 2016 – Central

Tournament Division:

Tournament #1 & 2 – Oct. 17 & 18, 2015

Tournament #3 & 4 – January 16 & 17, 2016

Tournament #5 & 6 – March 5 & 6, 2016

Master/Youth Tournament:

November 28, 2015 – Paradise Lanes – Calgary

Master/YBC:

March 13, 2016 – Heritage Lanes – Red Deer

Upcoming Casino – Volunteers Required

The Master Bowlers’ Association of Alberta will be hosting a Casino in Calgary on Saturday and Sunday, August 1 & 2, 2015.  Volunteers are required for this event.  Please contact Maria Wood at joeandmaria@shaw.ca or 403-285-4575 if you are able to help out.

Annual General Meeting

The Annual General Meeting will be held 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)

If you are planning on attending the AGM and are using your GPS to find it, it will not likely recognize Kerry Wood Nature Centre.  Please use Waskasoo Park as your destination for GPS purposes.

Remember that all attendees at the meeting will have their name put in a draw for a pair of Dexter shoes!!

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