Master Bowlers' Association of Alberta

Official website of the Alberta Master Bowlers

August 2016

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Welcome back for the 50th season of the Master Bowlers Association of Alberta.

New Rookie Tournament Rate

We are introducing a new Rookie Rate to welcome new bowlers into our Tournaments. First year members of the Master Bowlers Association of Alberta over the age of 25 and who has never been a member of any Master Bowlers Association in Canada will be charged the same tournament rate currently charged to our members under the age of 25 during their first season of tournaments.

New Welcome Back Tournament Rate

We are also pleased to announce the new Welcome Back Rate. Members of the Master Bowlers Association over the age of 25 and who have not competed in any Master Bowlers Association tournament in Canada in the past 3 consecutive seasons will have the opportunity to apply to be charged the same tournament rate currently charged to our members under the age of 25 during the current season of tournaments. The application must be received prior to participation during the members lifetime.

Alberta Wins Aggregate at Nationals in Surrey

We had a very good showing in Surrey as we won the aggregate for the fourth time in five years.

Congratulations to Jennifer Baker who won the Tournament Ladies Singles Gold Medal. Jennifer finished first in the match play with a great 17 win 4 loss record. Jennifer then won the Gold Medal step ladder with two straight wins over Meagan Gallicano of Newfoundland.

Tim Wiseman won silver in the Tournament Mens Singles. Tim defeated defending champion Geoff Stevens of Southern Ontario in the bronze/silver medal match before falling to Kevin Clark of Regina in the final.

Tournament Ladies came from behind the final day to win Gold. Congratulations to Jennifer Smith, Halea DeSutter, Heidi Mapstone, Shauna Pirie-Laisnez, Bonnie McDonald and coach Geoff Wilson.

Tournament Men brought home Silver led by Karie Kreutz who set a new MBA of Canada record for average at a Masters Nationals with 281.5 average. Derek Home, Gary Baird, Matt Schultz, Gene Ziebarth and coach Harvie Pocza comprised the team.

Rob Carbrey won Gold with a 16-5 match play record amongst the Teaching Division. Kathy Mockerman won Silver, narrowly missing Gold in a tie breaker with Quebec. Teaching Ladies finished fourth while the Teaching Men finished fifth.

Georgette Lafreniere won the Bronze Medal for Seniors Singles. The Seniors team finished 7th.

Teaching Division Survey Results

The Teaching Division voted to remain with the current Pins Over Average format. There will not be a scratch division within the Teaching Division.

MBA Office Has Moved

The mailing address for the MBA of Alberta is Box 577, Bragg Creek. T0L 0K0. New phone number is 403-949-2706. We thank Bev for 16 years of excellent service. Rita is our new office manager. We want to thank Brad Wilton of A and B Transport for moving our office for us in July.

Alberta 5 Pin Cards

This will be the first reminder of the season regarding Alberta 5 Pin Cards. All Master Bowlers’ Association of Alberta participants are required to have an Alberta 5 Pin card by November 30th of the current bowling season. Should you happen to make a National team without a card, you will be disqualified and not allowed to go to the National event. The 5 pin cards must be purchased thru a local proprietor or directly thru the Alberta 5 pin office.

Tournament Schedule

Enclosed you will find the schedule for the season’s upcoming tournaments. Please remember to check future newsletters for notices of change of dates or times. Sometimes changes do have to be made and we do not want anyone missing out or arriving for a tournament on the wrong day.

Master/Youth Tournament

Included with this newsletter you will find an entry form for the Master/Youth Tournament. These entry forms are to be forwarded to Paradise Lanes. Mark Miller’s information is included on the entry form.

The Master/Youth Tournament will be held on Saturday, November 26, 2016, at Paradise Lanes in Calgary, with a shift at 3:00 p.m. and also a 7:00 p.m. shift, if necessary. Entry fee is $50.00 per bowler!

Please be sure to include your phone number on the entry form. This is in the event that you need to be contacted in the case of a time change or cancellation. Neither are likely but having your phone number makes this much easier! Thank you.

Late Renewal Fee

Please note the late fee of $10.00 if renewal fees are not paid by September 23rd of the current bowling season.

Casino January 9 and 10, 2017

We are scheduled to have our fundraising Casino January 9th and 10th at the Deerfoot Inn and Casino in Calgary. Please contact Jamey Frank to volunteer at 403-650-9185 or at

Upcoming Coaching Clinics

Community Sport – Initiation – Sunday September 18, Sherwood Bowling Centre 8:45 a.m. – 5:00 P.M.

Community Sport – Initiation – Sunday September 25, Chinook Bowladrome 8:30- 5:00 P.M.

Competitive Coach – Oct. 21-23 Sherwood Bowling Centre. Friday 6 pm – 10 pm Saturday and Sunday 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

The 2017 Nationals will be held in Regina, Sask. from
June 29, 2017 – July 3, 2017. Travel dates June 29 Opening Ceremonies and July 4

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