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Newsletter January 2019

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Teaching, Senior, and Tournament Division Results

Teaching Division – 3rd tournament results

North Division Teaching Ladies- Courtney Miller +273

South Division Teaching Ladies- Chelsi Paxton +227

North Division Teaching Men- Anthony Marciano +384

South Division Teaching Men- Jason Smith +334

 

Senior Division

Arnold Baron won with a +223. This is second win this year.

In the Seniors Scratch Division Greg Gigliuk won with 2045. This is his eighth win as a senior and fifteenth overall.  The final tournament this year for teaching and seniors will be held on February 24, 2019.  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 Diane Violini of Lethbridge with a 2192.  This is Diane’s 53rd tournament victory. Unbelievable! The winner of the fourth ladies tournament was Kelsy-Lyn Wilton of Calgary with a 2271.  This is Kelsy-Lyn’s 3rd tournament win.

 

In the men’s division, Mike Lacoursiere of Calgary won his 5th Master’s tournament with a score of 2391.  Tim Wiseman of Sherwood Park took the fourth tournament in the men’s division also with a score of 2450.  This is Tim’s fourth tournament win. Way to go!

 

Tournament 5 and 6 will be held in Calgary on March 23 and 24.  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 10, 2019 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 16, 2019, and Sunday, March 17, 2018, at Paradise Lanes in Calgary.  The start times will be Saturday @ 1:00 p.m. and Sunday @ 9:00 a.m. Cost is $100.

The address is Paradise Lanes – Calgary – 3411 – 17 Avenue SE.  Phone: 403-272-4570

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.

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.

Remember  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 Riverside Bowl in Red Deer on Saturday, March 16, 2019 @ 1:00 p.m. and Sunday, March 17, 2019 @ 9:00 a.m.  Riverside Bowl is located at #20, 5118 – 47 Avenue in Red Deer.  Phone: 403-342-6800. Cost will be $100.

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 23, 2019, and must be sent to Rhod by March 3, 2019.

 

**Our Teaching Provincial Finals are being held at Riverside Bowl in Red Deer. Their policy is no outside food and beverage may be brought into the Lanes without permission. There is a $2 per person charge per day to use their dining room to consume outside food that has been approved by Riverside Bowl Staff. No food is allowed in the bowling area.

Please contact Lawrence or Donna Fobert in advance if you have special dietary requirements. 403-342-6800.**

 

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 2019 Master’s Nationals are from June 29 – July 3, 2019 in Gatineau, Quebec.

June 28 & July 4 are travel days, with the opening ceremony on June 29 and the bowling starting on June 30, 2019.

 

AGM Date

The date for this year’s AGM is Sunday, May 26, 2019 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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