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Newsletter – January 2022

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Teaching, Senior, and Tournament Division Results

Teaching Division – 3rd tournament results

North Division Teaching Ladies- Jamie McAra of Devon –  +481 (second win this year)

South Division Teaching Ladies- Jamey Sudbury of Calgary –  +245

North Division Teaching Men- Mark Patterson of Edmonton –  +143

South Division Teaching Men- Lance Tanke of Beiseker –  +319

Senior Division

Bob Guthrie of Leduc won with a +126. This is his second win of the year.

In the Seniors Scratch Division Greg Gigliuk of Red Deer won with 2415. This is his tenth win as a senior and seventeenth overall.

The final tournament this year for teaching and seniors will be held on February 13, 2022.  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 Tracy Smith of Calgary with a 2109.  This was her fifteenth win.   

The winner of the fourth ladies tournament was Bonnie McDonald of Hylo with a 2284.  This is Bonnie’s tenth tournament win. 

In the men’s division Tyler Tytgat won the third tournament with a 2361.  He is from Edmonton and this was his second win.

Robert Wolfson of De Winton won the fourth tournament with 2247. This was Robert’s third win.

Tournament 5 and 6 will be held in Calgary on March 19 and 20.  Check with your zone directors as to the exact location and times. 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.

Congratulations to all the winners!

Master Bowlers Association of Canada Award of Excellence 2022

Congratulations to Bev Gigliuk and Don Sim for being selected to receive the Master Bowlers Association of Canada Award of Excellence in 2022. Don and Bev join Dianne Violini, Willy Moyes, Greg Gigliuk, Lynn Howell, Bruce Morter and Fran Clarke as Alberta’s representatives for this award. Bev and Don will receive their awards when we host Nationals, hopefully this year. Bev was one of our province’s best tournament bowlers early in her career. Bev was a member of the first Gold Medal Tournament Ladies team. Bev became the face of the Alberta Masters working in the office for many years. Bev continues to support the Masters as our Senior Division director and competes in the Senior division. Bev also volunteers when we have a Casino. Don was one of the original presidents of the Alberta Masters back when we were just forming our organization. Don made Masters teams in the Tournament Division many times. (Don could probably tell you how many). Don continues to help us with National Lane Draws for Alberta and many of the MBAC Nationals. Don still volunteers to help us when we have a Casino

Master/YBC Tournament

The annual Master/YBC Provincial tournament is being held on March 6, 2022 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 19, 2022, and Sunday, 

March 20, 2022. They will be held at Holiday Bowl in Lethbridge.  The start times will be Saturday @ 12:00 p.m. and Sunday @ 9:00 a.m. Cost is $100.

The address of Holiday Bowl is:  #A – 2825 – 2 Ave.  Phone: 403-328-2855

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.

Also; don’t forget to bring extra Cash !  This is to take care of elimination draw tickets and your national shirt.

Teaching Division Provincial Information

The Teaching Division Provincials are being held at Bronx Bowl in Edmonton on Saturday, March 19, 2022 @ 9:00 a.m. and St. Albert Bowl in St. Albert on Sunday, March 20, 2022 @ 9:00 a.m.  

Bronx Bowl is located at 12940 – 127 St, Edmonton.  Phone: 780-455-2366.  St. Albert Bowl is located at 14 Inglewood Drive, St. Albert.  Phone: 780-459-3337. 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, 2022, and must be sent to Rhod by March 3, 2022.

Remember to bring extra Cash !  This is to take care of elimination draw tickets and your national shirt.

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 $500.00 assessment fee.

National Dates

The 2020 Nationals will be held in Edmonton, Alberta from July 1, 2022 – July 5, 2020.  The participants will be flying out on June 30 and returning July 6, 2022.

AGM Date

The date for this year’s AGM is Sunday, May 15, 2022 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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