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Newsletter – March 2023

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Teaching and Senior Division Results – 4th Tournament

Jennifer Kennedy of Edmonton won the 4th North Division Ladies tournament with a +264. In the South, Chelsi Paxton of Calgary won with a +233.

On the men’s side Carey Monteith of Edmonton won the North with a +389.  Rob Price from Medicine Hat was the South winner with a +128.

In the Senior POA Division, Patrick Freeland of Edmonton won with a +62.  

In the Senior Scratch Division, Greg Gigliuk of Red Deer won with a score of 2094. It was his third win of the season and twentieth as a Master.

Congratulations to all of the Teaching and Senior Division winners!  Best of luck to everyone at the upcoming Provincials.

Remember, if your name appears above the black line on the results sheet, you have qualified for Provincials.

Upcoming Teaching Division Provincials

The Teaching Division Provincials are being held at Chinook Bowladrome in Calgary on Saturday, March 18, 2023 9:00 a.m. (Please make sure you arrive no later than 8:45.) and on Sunday, March 19, 2023 @ 9:00 a.m.  

Chinook Bowladrome is located at 6455 MacLeod Trail S, Calgary.  Phone: 403-252-5747.  Cost will be $140. (Please bring exact change if possible.)

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 Sarah Simmons (Zone 5 – 8) or Dorry Mielke (Zone 1 – 4) know as soon as possible but no later than March 4.  Sarah can be contacted at or by phone at 403-988-6211 and Dorry can be contacted at   or by phone at 780-884-1719.

If you pull out of the tournament after March 11 please be advised that you will be charged $140 for the tournament.

Sarah Simmons is your Provincial Teaching Division Director and she has asked that any new bowlers who are still required to bring average verification for the Provincials have that information sent to her at   The average date to be used is February 24, 2023, and must be sent to Sarah by March 4, 2023.

Remember to bring extra Cash !  This is to take care of elimination draw tickets ($25 each) and your second national shirt (If you require one.).

Thank you.

Upcoming Senior Division Provincials

The Senior Division Provincials will be held at HJ Lanes in Grande Prairie on Saturday, March 18, 2023 at 12:00 p.m. and Sunday, March 19, 2023 at 9:00 a.m.

The address is 9650 94 Avenue.  Phone 780-538-2695

A couple of recommended hotels in the area are the Sandman Pomeroy (100 Street), and the Best Western.

We now have a Facebook page for our Senior Division.  It is Senior Division Masters of Alberta.  Thank you to Sarah Simmons for creating this page for us!

It is very important to let Bev know whether you will or will not be attending if you have qualified for the Provincials.  We are required to let our proprietor know 1 week prior to the tournament how many bowlers we will have.  If you pull out of the tournament after March 11, please be advised that you will be charged for the tournament.

We will require average verification for those bowlers who have not yet completed 5 tournaments.  Please e-mail, if possible, to Bev @  by March 10, 2023, or call to let Bev know what your average (or averages if you bowl more than 1 league) are so we can have that information available for the lanes.  You will be required to bring your average verification(s) with you to the tournament if you are unable to e-mail them.  You can reach Bev by phone at 403-340-8961 or 403-597-7674.

The cost of the Senior Provincials will be $115.00 which will cover lineage for the weekend. There will be Pins Over Average as well as Scratch singles pots available to enter into. The cost will be $10.00 per pot per day. You can enter one or both or none of the pots for either day. This is strictly optional.

Please be prepared to stay and fill out some forms and get sized up for shirts and pick a coach if you qualify for the National team.  

You will also be required to purchase 2 elimination draw tickets at $25.00 each which needs to be paid immediately following the Provincial Tournament.

There are also some forms that need to be filled out at the completion of the Provincials if you are a National qualifier. One of the forms requires medical history as well as current medical conditions and medications, Doctor’s name(s) and contact information. We have found in the past that this information is not always readily available to each individual on short notice, so if you have any medical information that you think will be relevant, please prepare it ahead of time and bring it with you. I guarantee it will save you some time to have that pre-prepared.

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 Sarah Simmons and Dorry Mielke.  Sarah’s e-mail is and Dorry’s e-mail is .

Your Senior Division Director is Bev Gigliuk.  Bev’s e-mail is        

Assessment Fee for Non-Participating Masters

Please note that any non-participating Master (Anyone who has not bowled in at least 3 tournaments in the 2022-2023 season.) who wishes to coach at the National level will be required to pay a $500.00 assessment fee.

Tournament Dates – 2023 – 2024

The following are tentative tournament dates for next season.  

More information will follow in the August newsletter regarding tournament sites and times.  

Teaching & Senior Divisions:       

Tournament #1 – September 24, 2023 

Tournament #2 – November 5, 2023

Tournament #3 – January 7, 2024

Tournament #4 – February 11, 2024

Teaching Prov.  – March 16 and 17, 2024

Senior Prov.      – March 16 and 17, 2024     

Tournament Division:        

Tournament #1 & 2 – October 14 and 15, 2023– Location TBA

Tournament #3 & 4 – January 6 and 7, 2024– Location TBA                                                                          

Tournament #5 & 6 – March 23 and 24, 2024– Location TBA

Master/Youth Tournament: 

October 21 and 22, 2023 – Paradise Lanes – Calgary


March 5, 2024 – Heritage Lanes – Red Deer

 National Dates

The 2023 Nationals will be held in St. John’s, Newfoundland from June 29, 2023 – July 4, 2023.  The participants will be flying out on June 28 and returning home on July 4, 2023. The opening ceremonies will be held on June 29.   
 Annual General Meeting

The date for this year’s AGM is Sunday, May 7, 2023 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.  **Note the change in the date and time.** If you are planning on attending the AGM and are using your GPS to find it, it will not likely recognize Kerry Wood Nature Centre.  Please use Waskasoo Park as your destination for GPS purposes. 

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