Master Bowlers' Association of Alberta

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Newsletter – November 2021

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Tournament Division Results – Tournament #1 & 2

The results of the first two tournaments in the tournament division for the 2021-2022 season are as follows:

Heidi Mapstone won the first tournament with a total of 2174.  This is her fourth win.  Jennifer Baker won the second tournament on October 17 with a total of 2118.  This is Jennifer’s 12 win.

Bobby Kyte won the first tournament with a total of 2362.  This was his first win.

Tyler Tytgat won the second tournament.  He rolled a total of 2410. This was also his first win as a Master Bowler.

Congratulations to all.  Great bowling!

Teaching Division Results – Tournament #1 & #2

The first and second teaching division tournaments are complete.

Tournament #1- September 26, 2021

Congratulations go out to Jamie McAra from Edmonton on winning in the North Teaching Ladies division with a +271.  This is Jamie’s fifth year as a Master.

Shaylene Smith of Calgary won the South Teaching Ladies tournament with a +233. Shaylene has been a member for six years.

On the men’s side, Yvon Hachey of St. Albert won the Teaching Men’s North division with a +366.   Yvon, after this season, will become a lifetime member. Congratulations on two accounts.

Matt Johnson of Calgary was a winner in the South division with +275.   This is Matt’s ninth year as a Master.

Tournament #2 – November 7, 2021

Elly Van Dyk from Clairmont bowled a +97 to win the North Teaching Ladies division. 

Chelsi Paxton from Calgary won the South Teaching Ladies tournament with a +158. 

Corey Papp from St. Albert had +231 and won the Teaching Men’s North division. 

Ray G. Clark rolled a +166 in the Teaching Men’s South division. Ray is from Leduc.

Senior Division Results – Tournament #1 & #2

Tournament #1 – September 26, 2021

The Senior’s POA Division was won by Bob Guthrie of Leduc.  Bob rolled a +210. Bob has been a Master for fifty-one years. Wow!

Barry Urquhart has won the Senior Scratch Division with 2119.  Barry has been a member of the association for sixteen years.

Tournament #2 – November 7, 2021

The Senior’s POA Division was won by Debbie Boswell of Calgary.  Debbie rolled a +142.

Barry Urquhart won this tournament as well.  He bowled a 1889 in the Senior Scratch division. 

Congratulations to all the winners!

New Life Time Members 

We would like to congratulate the following bowlers on reaching 25 years of membership with the Master Bowlers’ Association of Alberta:

Mike Steele of Calgary, Bob Mallard of Edmonton, Bob Stirling of Strathmore and Leonard Poirier of Edmonton.

These bowlers/coaches will be receiving their recognition award this current season!  Please take the time to congratulate them on their accomplishment.

Coaching Information

To be eligible to be a National Coach, you must be a certified Level II coach with Competition Coach Upgrade or be a certified Introduction to Competition Coach; by the start of the 5th Tournament Division tournament or by the time the Teaching and Senior Division Provincial Tournament begins, whichever comes first.

Please check the website for further information regarding the upgrade process and what is required. www.mbaofa.ca

A Reminder to all to New Bowlers

To be eligible to participate on a National team, you must have taken a Community Sport Initiation Clinic prior to December 31st of the current bowling season.   Many clinics will be taking place in November.  Let Brian Sudbury ( mbaofatd@gmail.com ) know if you would like to take a clinic so that you could qualify.

The clinics planned in the near future are:

November 21, 2021 – Bonnie Doon Lanes – Edmonton

November 27, 2021 – The Glencoe Club – Calgary

Teaching Masters’ Provincial Final

Please note that the finals for the teaching masters will be bowled at Bronx Bowl on March 19, 2022 and at St. Albert Bowl on March 20, 2022.  Each of these lanes are in Edmonton.  Each of the tournaments will start at 9:00 am.

Seniors’ Provincial Final

The provincial finals for seniors will be bowled at Holiday Bowl in Lethbridge on March 19 &20, 2022. The starting times for the seniors are 12:00 pm om March 19 and 9:00 am on March 20.

Master Youth Tournament Results

Our Master Youth Tournament was held on October 23 and 24.  For the results please click on the following link:

https://www.paradiselanes.ca/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/MasterYouthConsolidated.pdf

Congratulations to all the winners!

The 2022 Nationals will be held in Edmonton, Alberta from June 28, 2022 – July 2, 2021.

 Good Luck in your pursuit to represent Alberta!

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