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Newsletter – November 2022

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Master Bowlers’ Association of Alberta

November 2022

Tournament Division Results – Tournament #1 & 2

The results of the first two tournaments in the tournament division for the 2022-2023 season are as follows: 

Jennifer Baker of Stettler won the first tournament with a total of 2220.  This is her thirteenth win.  Jenna Lamoureaux of Edmonton won the second tournament on October 16 with a total of 2057.  This is Jennifer’s first win.

Adam Weber Edmonton won the first tournament with a total of 2324.  This was Adam’s seventh win.  Tyler Tytgat of Edmonton won the second tournament.  He rolled a total of 2317. This was his fourth win.

Congratulations to all.  Great bowling!

Teaching Division Results – Tournament #1 & #2

The first and second teaching division tournaments are complete.

Tournament #1- September 25, 2022

Congratulations go out to Valerie Connell from Edmonton on winning in the North Teaching Ladies division with a +246.  This is Valerie’s second year as a Master.

Charlotte Hamilton of Calgary won the South Teaching Ladies tournament with a +236. Charlotte has been a member for two years.

On the men’s side, Gerald Hafner of Grande Prairie won the Teaching Men’s North division with a +279.   Gerald has been a master for 6 years.

Rob Carbrey of Calgary was a winner in the South division with +386.   This is Rob’s seventeenth year as a Master.

Tournament #2 – November 6, 2022

Treena Neufeld from Grande Prairie bowled a +287 to win the North Teaching Ladies division.  

Amanda Howlett-Long from Airdrie won the South Teaching Ladies tournament with a +174.  

Denny Fletcher from Grande Prairie had +220 and won the Teaching Men’s North division.  

Senior Division Results – Tournament #1 & #2

Tournament #1 – September 25, 2022

The Senior’s POA Division was won by Mike Steele of Calgary.  Mike rolled a +187. Mike has been a member for 27 years.

Greg Gigliuk has won the Senior Scratch Division with 2021.  Greg has won 18 times in total with 11 of them as a senior.

Tournament #2 – November 6, 2022

The Senior’s POA Division was won by Brian Sochaski of Cherstermere.  Brian rolled a +276.

Brian Rossetti from Bragg Creek won this tournament with a 1959 in the Senior Scratch division.  This was his 9th win as a Master.

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:Connie Budnyk of Edmonton, Dennis Arndt of Calgary, and Yvon Hachey of St. Albert.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.

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 ( ) know if you would like to take a clinic so that you could qualify.

Teaching Masters’ Provincial Final

Please note that the finals for the teaching masters will be bowled at Chinook Bowladrome in Calgary on March 18 and 19, 2023.  On both dates the start times are 9:00 am.

Seniors’ Provincial Final

The provincial finals for seniors will be bowled at Parellel Lanes in St. Paul on March 18 & 19, 2023. The starting times for the seniors are 12:00 pm on March 18 and 9:00 am on March 19.

Master Youth Tournament Results

Our Master Youth Tournament was held on October 22 and 23.  For the results please click on the following link:

Congratulations to all the winners! 2022-Master-Youth-Final-Results-Part-1.pdf (

A big thank you to Mark Miller and Paradise Lanes for hosting this event.

Casino Volunteers Required

The time has come again to ask for volunteers for our next casino being held January 1 & 2, 2023 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 Sudbury at or better yet sign up at the following link: 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.

Tournament Rates Change for Teaching/Senior Division

The board of directors had a meeting on October 15, 2022 and there is an update to the tournament charges.

1.  No shows will continue to be responsible for their lineage if they do not show up and the lineage has been charged by the proprietor.  If the proprietor does not charge, then of course you will not need to pay.  The association will not charge the bowler their portion of the administration fees. (**Remember that all bowlers should notify the zone director that they are coming to the tournament a week in advance and so that they are able to notify the proprietor.  If your proprietor does not charge for “no shows” then this will not affect the bowler.)

2.  The tournament rate has changed for teaching and senior division.  The new tournament rate is what the proprietor charges per game up to $8.00 per game (for Sunday tournaments only) plus $46.  This does not affect the rookie /under 21 rate.  It will remain as $65 for the tournament.

For example:
Proprietor charges $7 per game – 8 games x $7 = $56 plus

Association Fee – $46

The total would be: $102.

Your Zone Director will confirm with you as to the cost of the tournament.

The list of zone directors’ contact information is below:

Zone One

Michelle Armstrong – (780) 712-4394 (780) 723-4617

Zone Two

Rollie Poitras – (780) 645-5261

Zone Three

Carol Bailey –  (780) 831-7357 Cell-(780) 228-1778

Zone Four

Dorry Mielke –   (780) 884-1719

Zone Five

Bonnie Malmas – (403) 844-3948

Zone Six

Sarah Simmons – (403) 988-6211

Zone Seven

Shirley Kultgen – (403) 527-7823

Zone Eight

Rob Miklos (403) 393-1110

Competition Trained but not Certified Coaches

This is a reminder for those coaches who have taken the competition clinic.  You have until June 30, 2023 to be certified to complete your certification.  After June 30, 2023 you will lose the $50 certification fee that you paid to the Canadian Five Pin Association (CFPA) which was included in the cost of the clinic. As of July 1, 2023 you will need to pay $50 to the CFPA to complete your certification.  Please contact Brian Sudbury to schedule an appointment.

The 2023 Nationals will be held in St. Johns, Nfld. fromJune 29, 2023–July 4, 2023. Travel dates June 28, Opening Ceremonies June 29 and departing July 4. 

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