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March 2018

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Teaching and Senior Division Results – 4th Tournament

Verna Erikson of Sedgewick won the 4th North Division Ladies tournament with a +147. In the South, Linda Seitz of Calgary won with a +176.  Linda has won two tournaments this year!

On the men’s side Mark Patterson from Edmonton won the North with a +55.  Rob Miklos from Lethbridge was the South winner with a +253.

In the Senior POA Division, Bev Gigliuk of Red Deer won with a +224.  This is Bev’s third win as a senior and she has 8 wins overall.

In the Senior Scratch Division, Greg Gigliuk won with a score of 2027. Greg has won 7 tournaments as a senior and he now has 14 wins overall.

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 February 25, 2018. Dorry or Rhod require this by March 3, 2018.

If you have qualified to bowl and you do not plant to attend, please let your Tournament Director know no later than 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 Bev Gigliuk.  Bev’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 Red Deer.**

* 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 Bev Gigliuk.  Bev’s e-mail is or phone at 403-340-8961.

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.

Annual YBC Scholarship Tournament

Bowl Alberta is also holding their annual Youth Scholarship Tournament.  This is to be held May 19 & 20, 2018 at Heritage Lanes, Red Deer.  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 16 – 19, 2018 at Red Deer College in Red Deer. 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 – 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 – TBA

Tournament Division:

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

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

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

Master/Youth Tournament:

November 17 & 18, 2018 – Paradise Lanes – Calgary


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.

**Hotels in Red Deer for Senior Provincials

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


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


Up Coming Clinics

Community Sport – Initiation Clinic

Bonnie Doon Bowling Lanes, Edmonton

Sunday, March 18, 2018 – 8:45 – 5:00 pm

5 Pin Bowling Competitive Coach

TBD, Medicine Hat

Friday(6:30pm -10:00pm) – Saturday and Sunday(9:00am- 5pm), May 12 – 14, 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.

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