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January 2018

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Teaching, Senior, and Tournament Division Results

Teaching Division – 3rd tournament results

North Division Teaching Ladies- Monique Mallard +269

South Division Teaching Ladies- Linda Seitz +255

North Division Teaching Men- Edwin Findlay +331

South Division Teaching Men- Shawn MacKinnon +371

Senior Division

Gwen Bonik won with a +250.

In the Seniors Scratch Division Wally Bridgett won with 2133.

The final tournament this year for teaching and seniors will be held on February 24, 2018.  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 Tracy Smith of Calgary with a 2342.  This is Tracy’s 14th tournament victory. Congratulations!

The winner of the fourth ladies tournament was Shauna Pirie-Laisnez of Big Valley with a 2274.  This is Shauna’s 3rd tournament win.

In the men’s division, Dexter Wiseman of Sherwood Park won his 6th Master’s tournament with a score of 2135.

Bradly Tytgat took the fourth tournament in the men’s division also with a score of 2159.  This is Bradly’s 1st tournament victory. Way to go!

Tournament 5 and 6 will be held in Edmonton on March 17 and 18.  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 11, 2018 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 17, 2017, and Sunday,

March 18, 2018, at Heritage Lanes in Red Deer.  The start times will be Saturday @ 1:00 p.m. and Sunday @ 9:00 a.m. Cost is $90.

The address is Heritage Lanes – Red Deer – Bay #8, 6200 – 67A St.  Phone: 403-309-6385

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.

There will be supper served at the lanes following the bowling on Saturday and a lunch will be served on Sunday as well.  There will be a cost for the meals but it has not yet been determined what the cost will be.  This information will be sent out once we have a list of the qualifiers and we know how many people will be attending the Provincials.

If you have qualified to bowl and you do not plan to attend please let Bev Gigliuk know as soon as possible.  She can be contacted at bgigliuk@gmail.com or by phone at 403-340-8961.

Bev has received group rates at the following hotels.  You will need to contact and book rooms on your own.

1. Baymont Inn and Suites – Red Deer – 4311 – 49 Ave. Phone 403-754-5503

The hotel has a swimming pool and fitness center.

The nightly rate is $109.00 & tax ($119.99)

This room includes 2 queen size beds and a free breakfast served from 6:30 – 9:30 am.

Check in is at 3:00 pm, but an earlier check in time can be arranged if necessary.

You must book before March 2, 2018 and you will need to quote Senior Masters Bowlers to get the rate. Check out the hotel at www.wyndhamhotels.com

 

2.  Radisson Red Deer – 6500 – 67 St. Phone 403-342-6567

The hotel has a swimming pool, hot tub, and a fitness center.

The nightly rate is $119.00 & tax ($132.09)

This room includes 2 queen beds and a free hot buffet breakfast served from 5:30 – 10:00 am.

You must book before March 2, 2018 and you will need to quote Senior Masters Bowlers to get the rate. Check out the hotel at www.radisson.com

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 Chinook Bowladrome in Calgary on Saturday, March 17, 2018 @ 1:00 p.m. and Sunday, March 18, 2018 @ 9:00 a.m.  Chinook is located at Chinook Shopping Centre (B75, 6455 MacLeod Trail S) in Calgary.  Phone: 403-252-5747. Cost will be $90.

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.

If you have qualified to bowl and you do not plan to attend please let Rhod Hubbard or Dorry Mielke know as soon as possible.  Rhod can be contacted at hubardr@shaw.ca or by phone at 403-279-5310 and Dorry can be contacted at milkdm@hotmail.com   or by phone at 780-884-1719.

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 hubardr@shaw.ca.   The average date to be used is February 25, 2018, and must be sent to Rhod by March 3, 2018.

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

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 hubardr@shaw.ca and Dorry’s e-mail is milkydm@hotmail.com .

Your Senior Division Director is Bev Gigliuk.  Bev’s e-mail is bgigliuk@gmail.com

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 2018 Master’s Nationals are from June 30 – July 4, 2018 in Thunder Bay, Ontario.

June 29 & July 5 are travel days, with the opening ceremony on June 30 and the bowling starting on July 1.

AGM Date

The date for this year’s AGM is Sunday, May 27, 2018 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.

 

 

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