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2020 AGM Update

Hello Master Bowler,


Our AGM will be held on June 27, 2020 at 11:00 am.  We are still determining the medium that will be used to have the meeting.  If meeting in person, it is possible it will be limited to the first 50 registrants.  Please keep this day open.

The meeting could possibly be held in Red Deer.  If you intend on attending, please RSVP to Rita Poruchny at as we are limited to 50 people at this stage.

Please watch your emails or monitor our site  We will let you know as we watch the progress of the Covid-19 situation.  Keep well.

Rita Poruchny, Office Manager

Master Bowlers’ Association of Alberta

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Newsletter March 2020 – Part 2

Tournament Division

The tournament division men and ladies have completed their final tournaments.

Congratulations are going out to Halea Kohel who won the 5th tournament with a score of 2241. This is her third win overall. Also Heidi Mapstone won the 6th tournament with a score of 2259, her third win as well.

On the men’s side Tim Wiseman won the 5th tournament with a score of 2531, his sixth win. Adam Weber was the winner of the 6th with a score of 2358, this fifth win.

Great bowling everyone!

Congratulations to the following Tournament Division bowlers who have now qualified for Nationals:

Ladies singles representative is Jennifer Smith of Calgary.

The men’s singles representative is Tim Wiseman of Sherwood Park.

The ladies team is made up of Heidi Mapstone, Larissa Long, Kelsey Wilton, Jennifer Baker and Bonnie McDonald. Coaching the ladies will be Harvey Pocza.

The tournament men’s team consists of Adam Weber, Erik Kjos, Dexter Wiseman, Robert Wolfson and Bobby Kyte. The men’s coach will be Mike Lacoursiere.

Congratulations to everyone and best of luck to all of you heading to the St. John’s, Newfoundland.

Teaching and Senior Division Results – Provincial Tournament

The Teaching and Senior Division completed their provincial tournaments. The teams have been chosen to attend Nationals. Congratulations to all bowlers!

The Teaching Division had 46 men and 45 ladies at Holiday Lanes on March 14 and 15. Here are the winners who will represent Alberta in St. John’s, Newfoundland.


Davina Cassie (Single) +454
Pam Foley +447
Verna Erickson +422
Remie Spencer +410
Torrie Hinzman +363
(Alternate) Michelle Beattie +297

Coach: Gail Versteegt



David Johnson (Single) +387
Gerald Hafner +274
David Cervo +255
Rob Miklos +156
Gary Klein +146
(Alternate) Chris Johnston/Gary Bushnell +143

Coach: Bob Stirling

Twenty-eight seniors bowled in the Senior Division. They bowled in Edmonton at Bronx Bowl. The following will represent Alberta in St. John’s.

Senior Team:

Gwen Bonik (Single) +754
Dan Lee +318
Debbie Boswell +275
(Alternate) Leo Lafreniere +251
Greg Gigliuk 4242
Shawn MacKinnon 3912
(Alternate) Brian Rossetti 3843

Coach: Tom Stevenson

Tournament Dates – 2020 – 2021

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 27, 2020

Tournament #2 – November 8, 2020

Tournament #3 – January 10, 2021

Tournament #4 – February 21, 2021

Teaching Prov. – March 20 & 21, 2021 – Edmonton

Senior Prov.     – March 20 & 21, 2021 – Location TBA

Tournament Division:

Tournament #1 & 2 – Oct. 17 & 18, 2020 – Edmonton

Tournament #3 & 4 – January 2 & 3, 2021 – Central

Tournament #5 & 6 – March 20 & 21, 2021 – Calgary

Master/Youth Tournament: October 17 & 18, 2020 – Paradise Lanes – Calgary

Master/YBC: March 7, 2021 – Heritage Lanes – Red Deer


Annual General Meeting

The Annual General Meeting will be held Sunday, May 24, 2020 at 12:00 p.m. at the Kerry

Wood Nature Centre in Red Deer. (6300 45 Avenue, Red Deer – 403-346-2010)

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.

Please note that this may need to be postponed due to Covid-19. You will be advised.

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Provincials – Update

Hello All Master Bowlers,
Please be advised that the tournaments will go ahead as planned.  We ask that you assess your own risk.  Do not drive if you feel it is dangerous.  Do not come if you have a cough or feel ill in any way.
At the tournament keep a social distance. Follow all the recommendations of the Alberta government.
We trust that you will good judgement.  For those of you that do not feel comfortable please let your tournament director know as soon as possible so they can make the changes necessary.
Strange times
Rita Poruchny, Office Manager
Master Bowlers’ Association of Alberta

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IMPORTANT – Nationals Information

A message from Kelly Cornelius:

As we approach the final tournaments of the year, as the Alberta Travel Coordinator i want to give you the heads up that due to the costs to go to Newfoundland this year and that Alberta is hosting nationals next year, any one making the national contingent this year will be responsible to pay half of the cost of their first shirt which will amount to $40. If you want a second shirt, the cost is $80. Both of these amounts are payable before you leave this Sunday. Payment is by cash or cheque only and your shirts will not be ordered without payment up front. There will be no per diems this year. You also will need to pay for your elimination draw tickets that are $20 each. Bowlers will be given 2 each and coaches will be given 3. Thank you for your understanding.