Master Bowlers' Association of Alberta

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March 2018 Part 2

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Tournament Division

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

Congratulations are going out to Bonnie McDonald who won the 5th tournament with a score of 2364.  This is her seventh win overall.  Also Christine Pocza won the 6th tournament with a score of 2104.

On the men’s side Bradley Tytgat won the 5th and 6th tournament.  He won with a score of 2341 and 2215.  Bradley has won three tournaments this year!  This is first year as a Master Bowler.

Great bowling everyone!

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

Ladies singles representative is Christine Pocza of Calgary.

The men’s singles representative is Bradley Tygat of Edmonton.

The ladies team is made up of Bonnie McDonald, Halea Kohel, Shauna Pirie-Laisnez, Dianne Violini and Jennifer Smith.  Coaching the ladies will be Geoff Wilson.

The tournament men’s team consists of Dexter Wiseman, Gary Baird, Brad Wilton, Gene Ziebarth and Matt Schultz.  The men’s coach will be Harvey Pocza.

Congratulations to everyone and best of luck to all of you heading to the Nationals in Thunder Bay, Ontario.

Teaching and Senior Division Results – Provincial Tournament

The Teaching and Senior Division completed their provincial tournaments.  The teams have been chosen to attend Nationals.  Congratulations to all bowlers!

The Teaching Division had 64 bowlers at Chinook Bowladrome on March 17 and 18.  Here are the winners who will represent Alberta in Thunder Bay Ontario.


Shaylene Smith (Single) +394
Pamela Foley +367
Shelly Taylor +282
Amanda Howlett +269
Monique Mallard +236
(Alternate) Bonnie Clermont +208

Coach: Bob Stirling


Shawn MacKinnon (Single) +690
Matt Johnson +508
Brian Wozny +369
Ralph Galenza +356
Dean Will +342
(Alternate) Alex Van Vliet +340

Coach: Mailinda Thomson

Twenty five seniors bowled in the Senior Division.  They bowled in Red Deer at Heritage Lanes and the competition was fierce. The senior scratch division was so close, coming down to the last frame.  The following will represent Alberta in Thunder Bay.

Senior Team:

Georgette LaFreniere (Single) +861
Andre Langevin +276
Steve Tchir +266
(Alternate) Brian Sochaski +238
Brian Rossetti 3867
Wally Bridgett 3846
(Alternate) Greg Gigliuk 3843

Coach: Cisco Beyersbergen

Tournament Dates – 2018-2019

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 – September 30, 2018

Tournament #2 – November 4, 2018

Tournament #3 – January 6, 2019

Tournament #4 – February 24, 2019

Teaching Prov.  – March 16 & 17, 2019 – Red Deer

Senior Prov.      – March 16 & 17, 2019 – Calgary

Tournament Division:

Tournament #1 & 2 – Oct. 13 & 14, 2018 – Edmonton

Tournament #3 & 4 – January 5 & 6, 2019 – Central Alberta

Tournament #5 & 6 – March 16 & 17, 2019 – Calgary

Master/Youth Tournament:

November 17 & 18, 2018 – Paradise Lanes – Calgary

Master/YBC:  March 10, 2019 – Heritage Lanes – Red Deer

Annual General Meeting

The Annual General Meeting will be held 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)

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.


Up Coming Clinic

5 Pin Bowling Competitive Coach

TBD, Medicine Hat

Friday(6:30pm -10:00pm) – Saturday and Sunday(9:00am- 5pm), April 20 – 22, 2018



Casino Volunteers Required

The time has come again to ask for volunteers for our next casino being held August 23 & 24, 2018 at The Deerfoot Inn and Casino in Calgary.  We have various positions available from Banker, Count Room Supervisor, Cashier, Chip Runner and Count Room Staff.  For the details of the times and dates that are available please contact Jamey Frank at

Working at our casino is vitally important to the sustainability of our organization.  This is a major source of funds that enables us to support YBC programs and assist us with travel to National events.

Many of the positions have been filled.  Thank you to all of you that have volunteered, but we need more people to volunteer that we can fill up the roster.  Please consider to be a volunteer.

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