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March 2017

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The tournament division men and ladies have completed their final tournaments.

Congratulations are going out to Jennifer Smith who won the 5th and 6th tournaments with a score of 2190 and 2034. This is an amazing feat as Jennifer has now won 26 tournaments!! We are truly awed by her performance!

In the 5th tournament on the men’s side, Adam Weber won his 4th tournament with a score of 2352.

Scott Hauca won his first tournament with a score of 2170.

Great bowling everyone!

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

Ladies singles representative is Jennifer Smith of Calgary.

The men’s singles representative is Gary Baird of Blackfalds.

The ladies team is made up of Halea Pederson, Bonnie McDonald, Shauna Pirie-Laisnez, Tracy Smith and Danielle Peters. Coaching the ladies will be Geoff Wilson.

The tournament men’s team consists of Dexter Wiseman, Freddie Tofflemire, Brad Wilton, Matt Schultz and Brad Glynn. The men’s coach will be Cassey Campbell.

Congratulations to everyone and best of luck to all of you heading to the Nationals in Regina, Sakatchewan from June 29-July 4, 2017!!

Teaching and Senior Division Results – 4th Tournament

Amber Kidd of St. Albert won the 4th North Division Ladies tournament with a +146. This is her first year as a Master Bowler. In the South, Melissa Olson of Calgary won with a +137.

On the men’s side Andrew Gayleard from Edmonton won the North with a +217. This was Andrew’s first year as a Master Bowler as well. Zack Doyle from Calgary was the South winner with a +385!!!.

In the Senior POA Division, Gwen Bonik of Edmonton won with a +125.

In the Senior Scratch Division, Ken Malcomson won with a score of 1932.

Congratulations to all of the Teaching and Senior Division winners! Best of luck to everyone at the upcoming Provincials.
Remember, if your name appears above the black line on the results sheet, you have qualified for Provincials.

Make sure that you have sent in your averages as of March 3. Dorry or Rhod require this by March 8.

If you cannot attend, please let your Tournament Director know before March 8. This makes it much easier for setting up the tournament.

Teaching Division contacts are Rhod Hubbard at and Dorry Mielke .

Your Senior Division Director is Joe Wood. Joe’s e-mail is .

Upcoming Teaching and Senior Division Provincials

With the Teaching and Senior Division Provincials just around the corner, here are a few of reminders.
* Dorry and Rhod have asked that you please check in for the Teaching Division by 12:45.
* Seniors, check the end of the newsletter for possible hotels that you could stay in at the
provincials in St. Paul.**
* The cost for both Teaching and Senior Divisions will be $90.00 for the weekend, regardless of
your age.
* Please remember that if you qualify for the National Team, you will be required to
purchase 2 elimination draw tickets so bring a bit of extra cash to take care of this. Thank you.

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.

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 contact is Rhod Hubbard and Dorry Mielke. Rhod’s e-mail is or phone at 403-279-5310. Dorry’s email is or phone at 780-472-9075.
Your Senior Division Director is Joe Wood. Joe’s-mail is or phone at 403-285-4575.

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.

Adult All Events Tournament and Annual Youth Scholarship Tournament

Bowl Alberta is hosting their annual All Events tournament on the weekend of April 1 & 2, 2017 at Bonnie Doon Lanes, Edmonton. 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.

Bowl Alberta is also holding their annual Youth Scholarship Tournament. This is to be held May 19-21, 2016 at Chinook Bowladrome, 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.

The Youth Scholarship Entry Forms are available at your local bowling centre and also on the Bowl Alberta website at . Click on the FORMS tab to download forms for both the All Events & YBC Scholarship Tournaments.

Youth Camp Notice

The Alberta Youth Bowling Camp will be held from August 10-13, 2016 at Mount Royal University and Chinook Bowladrome Lanes in Calgary. If you are interested in coaching or assisting with the Youth Camp, please contact Grady Long in Edmonton at 780-422-8251 or download the coach’s application form at and click on the FORMS tab.

Registration forms for the bowlers and coaches are available at your local bowling center, as well as posted on the BPA website at

Tournament Dates – 2017-2018

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 1, 2017
Tournament #2 – November 5, 2017
Tournament #3 – January 14, 2018
Tournament #4 – February 25, 2018
Teaching Prov. – March 17 & 18, 2018 – Calgary
Senior Prov. – March 17 & 18, 2018 – TBA

Tournament Division:

Tournament #1 & 2 – Oct. 14 & 15, 2017 – Calgary
Tournament #3 & 4 – January 13 & 14, 2018 – Central
Tournament #5 & 6 – March 3 & 4, 2018 – Edmonton

Master/Youth Tournament:

November 26, 2018 – Paradise Lanes – Calgary


March 11, 2018 – Heritage Lanes – Red Deer

Annual General Meeting

The Annual General Meeting will be held 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)

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.

Casino Volunteers

The following people volunteered for the casino this year that was held in January. Thank you to all of those who did volunteer. We rely on the funds from the casino. When you see these people please say thank you to them.

Russ Anderson (2 shifts)
Rita Poruchny
Gizelle L’Abbee (2 shifts)
Brian Rossetti
Rhod Hubbard (2 shifts)
Linda McIntosh (2 shifts)
Dale Lukens (2 shifts) **non-Master*
Diane Dillon (2 shifts) ** Jamey’s mom**
Greg Gigliuk
Bev Gigliuk
Kimberly Streit
Dennis Arndt (2 shifts) Rhonda Bowden
Catherine Jarosz (2 shifts) **non-Master**
Deb Boswell (2 shifts)
Brent Olsen (2 shifts)
Glen Christensen
Brian Sudbury
Geoff Wilson
Aaron Kapty
Don Sim
Ann Lynch **non-Master**
Jamey Frank (all 4 GM shifts)

**Hotels in St. Paul for Senior Provincials

Canalta Hotel (used to be Super 8) Pool and continental breakfast
5008 – 43 ST. St. Paul
Price with taxes is $128.24 per night & tax, ask for Cindy

St. Paul Lodge
5214 – 50 St., St. Paul
Price with taxes is $107.91 per night

Galaxy Motel
5110 – 50 Ave., St. Paul
Price with taxes is $98.10 per night

Upcoming Clinics

Community Sport – Initiation Clinic
Sherwood Bowling Centre, Sherwood Park
Sunday, April 23, 2017 – 8:45 – 5:00 pm

Community Sport – Initiation Clinic
Christmas Bureau in Red Deer
Sunday, April 23, 2017 – 9:00 – 5:00 pm

5 Pin Bowling Competitive Coach
The Glencoe Club, Calgary
Friday – Sunday, May 12 – 14, 2017

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