Master Bowlers' Association of Alberta

Official website of the Alberta Master Bowlers

Newsletter – August 2021

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Hello Fellow Master Bowlers,


We welcome you to another season. Your membership dues helped us remain a viable
association during the 2019-2020 season and we thank you very much for your support. We are
hopeful that we will be able to get a full season in this year, culminating in the National
Championships in Edmonton.


We all know by now that our Covid 19 situation can change very quickly. We want everyone to
stay safe and follow provincial Alberta Health Services guidelines as we progress through the
year. Please work closely with your local proprietors who are working hard to ensure our Y.B.C.
bowlers and coaches are both safe yet still have fun in our sport.


We are working with Bowl Alberta and Alberta 5 Pin Bowlers Association closely to safely run our
tournaments. We will run our tournaments as we are permitted with AHS. We may once again
have to change tournament dates and times as we try to get a full season in to create an Alberta
contingent for this year’s Nationals in Edmonton. We will try to stick to our schedule the best we
can throughout the year. Please understand that we will be doing the best we can under the
circumstances.


We continue to plan to host this year’s Nationals at Bonnie Doon Lanes June 27 (early arrivals)
June 28th (opening ceremonies) until July 3, 2022 (departures). Our host hotel is the Fantasyland
Hotel. Please contact Mark Johnstone 780-452-3228 as we will need many volunteers to help
make this a smooth Championship.

Sincerely,
Brian Rossetti – President – Master Bowlers Association of Alberta

Calling for 2022 National Logo Pin Submissions

We are looking for a logo/pin design for when we host the nationals in Edmonton. Please submit
your pin design idea to mbaofalberta@gmail.com , Mark Johnstone at 780-452-3228 (Chair of the
Nationals) or any board of director before October 16, 2021. The Board of Directors will be
choosing the winning design at their meeting on October 30, 2021.

Rookie Tournament Rate

We continue to offer the Rookie Rate to welcome new bowlers into our Tournaments. First year
members of the Master Bowlers Association of Alberta over the age of 25 and who has never
been a member of any Master Bowlers Association in Canada will be charged the same
tournament rate currently charged to our members under the age of 25 during their first season
of tournaments.

Welcome Back Tournament Rate

We also have our Welcome Back Rate. Members of the Master Bowlers Association over the age
of 25 and who have not competed in any Master Bowlers Association tournament in Canada in
the past 3 consecutive seasons will have the opportunity to apply to be charged the same
tournament rate currently charged to our members under the age of 25 during the current
season of tournaments. The application must be received prior to participation. The rate can be
used once during the member’s lifetime.

Alberta 5 Pin Cards

MBA of A members competing in qualifying tournaments must be a member in good standing
with the Alberta 5-Pin Bowlers’ Association and the Master Bowlers’ Association of Alberta. The 5
pin card must be purchased through a local proprietor or directly through the Alberta 5 pin office.

Tournament Schedule

Enclosed you will find the schedule for the season’s upcoming tournaments. Please remember to
check future newsletters for notices of change of dates or times. Sometimes changes do have to
be made and we do not want anyone missing out or arriving for a tournament on the wrong day.

Master/Youth Tournament

The tournament will be held October 23 and 24 at Paradise Lanes in Calgary. The entry form
for the tournament is attached to this email.

Late Renewal Fee

Please note the late fee of $20.00 if renewal fees are not paid by September 22nd of

the current bowling season.

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