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January 2017

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Teaching Division – 3rd tournament results

North Division Teaching Ladies- Donna Ginther +369
South Division Teaching Ladies- Rachel Demmon +197 (Second win this year!)
North Division Teaching Men- Evan Kane +303 (Second win this year as well!)
South Division Teaching Men- Dan Price +204

Senior Division

Marc Tremblay won with a +304.

In the Seniors Scratch Division Wally Bridgett won with 2030.

The final tournament this year for teaching and seniors will be held on February 26, 2017. Check with your zone director to be sure of your location and time.

Tournament Division

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

The ladies third tournament winner was Jennifer Smith of Calgary with a 2224. This is Jennifer’s 24rd tournament victory. Congratulations!

The winner of the fourth ladies tournament was Bonnie McDonald of Hylo with a 2105. This is Bonnie’s 5th tournament win.

In the men’s division, Mark Johnstone of Edmonton won his 6th Master’s tournament with a score of 2301.

Garry Baird took the fourth tournament in the men’s division also with a score of 2529. This is Garry’s 9th tournament victory.

Tournament 5 and 6 will be held in Calgary on March 4 and 5. Check with your zone directors as to the exact location and times.

Congratulations to all of the winners!


Master/YBC Tournament

The annual Master/YBC Provincial tournament is being held on March 12, 2017 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 has been 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 Provincials

The dates for the Senior Division Provincials are Saturday, March 18, 2017, and Sunday,
March 19, 2016, at Parellel Lanes in St Paul. The start times will be Saturday @ 1:00 p.m. and Sunday @ 9:00 a.m.

The address is Parellel Lanes – St. Paul – 4906 – 49 Ave. Phone: 780-645-6002
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 Bonnie Doon in Edmonton on Saturday, March 18, 2017 @ 1:00 p.m. and Sunday, March 19, 2017 @ 9:00 a.m. Bonnie Doon is located at 82 Avenue and 85 Street in Edmonton. Phone: 780-466-9047.

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.

Remember to bring extra Cash ! This is to take care of elimination draw tickets.

Rhod Hubbard is your Provincial Teaching Division Director and he has asked that any new bowlers who are still required to bring average verification for the Provincials have that
information sent to him at The average date to be used is February 25, 2017, and must be sent to Rhod by March 3, 2017.


Coaching Resumes

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.

Please forward your resumes to your Provincial Teaching Division or Provincial Senior Division Director, or to the MBA of A office.

Your Teaching Division Director contacts are Rhod Hubbard and Dorry Mielke. Rhod’s e-mail is and Dorry’s e-mail is .
Your Senior Division Director is Joe Wood. Joe’s e-mail is


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 2016 Master’s Nationals are from June 29-July 4, 2017 in Regina, Saskatchewan.
June 29 & July 4 are travel days, with the opening ceremony on June 29 and the bowling starting on June 30.


AGM Date

The date for this year’s AGM is Sunday, May 28, 2017 at 12:00 p.m. at the Kerry Wood Nature Centre in Red Deer (6300 45 Avenue, Red Deer – 403-346-2010). Please mark this in your calendar and plan to attend.


Golf Shirts

With the increase in the cost of supplying golf shirts, we have increased the price of a shirt to $70.00.

One thought on “January 2017

  1. An outstanding 2529 score by Gary Baird in the Men’s Tournament division. I believe the record high 8 game score in Tournament Men’s is 2605 by Bruce Morter in 2012. Congratulations to Gary!

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