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Master/Youth Tournament Update

Dear Participant of the Master/Youth Tournament,

If you are planning to attend the Master/Youth Tournament on October 23 and 24 and you are over 12 years old, please be advised that you must bring proof of vaccination.  You must have had at least one shot before the tournament.  This complies with the AHS requirements.


Also, please make sure you have your masks.  They must be worn as directed by the proprietor.


If you are not able to meet the requirements please notify Mark at Paradise Lanes as soon as possible to let him know that you cannot attend the tournament.


Rita Poruchny, Office ManagerMaster Bowlers’ Association of Alberta


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Tournament Participation Requirements

To all Master Bowlers who are competing in the tournaments,

In order to comply with current  AHS requirements we ask the following of you:

1.  Please bring proof that you have received two doses of a World Health Organization Covid-19 vaccination or a single vaccination on or before September 12, 2021 with a second dose before October 24, 2021 to bowl the remaining tournaments. 

2. Or provide proof that you have received a negative Covid-19test in the last 72 hours prior to the tournament date from a Health Canada approved provider. 

3. Or provide an original vaccine medical exception letter.

4. Bring the attached forms, completed, to the tournament. Please note that the declaration form must be brought to every tournament.

5. Masks may be required to be worn at all times.

6. Please come early so that the paperwork can be collected and the tournament can start on time.

7. The following website can help you access your proof of vaccination.    www.albertavaccinerecord.ca

Let’s keep our tournaments as safe as possible.  I am sure that many of you are excited to get back to bowling, no matter what it looks like.


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Newsletter – August 2021

Hello Fellow Master Bowlers,


We welcome you to another season. Your membership dues helped us remain a viable
association during the 2019-2020 season and we thank you very much for your support. We are
hopeful that we will be able to get a full season in this year, culminating in the National
Championships in Edmonton.


We all know by now that our Covid 19 situation can change very quickly. We want everyone to
stay safe and follow provincial Alberta Health Services guidelines as we progress through the
year. Please work closely with your local proprietors who are working hard to ensure our Y.B.C.
bowlers and coaches are both safe yet still have fun in our sport.


We are working with Bowl Alberta and Alberta 5 Pin Bowlers Association closely to safely run our
tournaments. We will run our tournaments as we are permitted with AHS. We may once again
have to change tournament dates and times as we try to get a full season in to create an Alberta
contingent for this year’s Nationals in Edmonton. We will try to stick to our schedule the best we
can throughout the year. Please understand that we will be doing the best we can under the
circumstances.


We continue to plan to host this year’s Nationals at Bonnie Doon Lanes June 27 (early arrivals)
June 28th (opening ceremonies) until July 3, 2022 (departures). Our host hotel is the Fantasyland
Hotel. Please contact Mark Johnstone 780-452-3228 as we will need many volunteers to help
make this a smooth Championship.

Sincerely,
Brian Rossetti – President – Master Bowlers Association of Alberta

Calling for 2022 National Logo Pin Submissions

We are looking for a logo/pin design for when we host the nationals in Edmonton. Please submit
your pin design idea to mbaofalberta@gmail.com , Mark Johnstone at 780-452-3228 (Chair of the
Nationals) or any board of director before October 16, 2021. The Board of Directors will be
choosing the winning design at their meeting on October 30, 2021.

Rookie Tournament Rate

We continue to offer the Rookie Rate to welcome new bowlers into our Tournaments. First year
members of the Master Bowlers Association of Alberta over the age of 25 and who has never
been a member of any Master Bowlers Association in Canada will be charged the same
tournament rate currently charged to our members under the age of 25 during their first season
of tournaments.

Welcome Back Tournament Rate

We also have our Welcome Back Rate. Members of the Master Bowlers Association over the age
of 25 and who have not competed in any Master Bowlers Association tournament in Canada in
the past 3 consecutive seasons will have the opportunity to apply to be charged the same
tournament rate currently charged to our members under the age of 25 during the current
season of tournaments. The application must be received prior to participation. The rate can be
used once during the member’s lifetime.

Alberta 5 Pin Cards

MBA of A members competing in qualifying tournaments must be a member in good standing
with the Alberta 5-Pin Bowlers’ Association and the Master Bowlers’ Association of Alberta. The 5
pin card must be purchased through a local proprietor or directly through the Alberta 5 pin office.

Tournament Schedule

Enclosed you will find the schedule for the season’s upcoming tournaments. Please remember to
check future newsletters for notices of change of dates or times. Sometimes changes do have to
be made and we do not want anyone missing out or arriving for a tournament on the wrong day.

Master/Youth Tournament

The tournament will be held October 23 and 24 at Paradise Lanes in Calgary. The entry form
for the tournament is attached to this email.

Late Renewal Fee

Please note the late fee of $20.00 if renewal fees are not paid by September 22nd of

the current bowling season.


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Masters AGM Announced

Hello Master Bowler,

With restrictions lifting, we would like to announce the Master Bowlers’ Association of Alberta’s Annual General Meeting will be held on July 11, 2021 in Red Deer at Heritage Lanes (#8 6200 67a Street) at 11:00 am.  Of course, this is contingent on the regulations allowing this on this date.  We hope that you are able to attend.

We will be following the AHS health regulations.  Please come with masks and remember to keep socially distanced.  

Rita Poruchny, Office Manager

Master Bowlers’ Association of Alberta


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Teaching and Senior Division Tournament Update

Hello Master Bowlers,

We hope that you are doing well and had a happy holiday season.

Due to the current AHS restrictions, we are postponing the January 10, 2021 tournament. When we are able, we will continue to host tournaments this season. Please watch for future notifications.

Thank you for your patience and stay safe.

Rita Poruchny, Office Manager
Master Bowlers’ Association of Alberta


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Letter from the President – September 17, 2020

Dear Fellow Master Bowlers of Alberta,

Our September 27th Teaching and Seniors tournament has been postponed to December 6th. AHS announced on September 15th that we could have tournaments. We are working with Bowl Alberta and AHS to determine how our sport is able to safely have tournaments while meeting AHS guidelines.

Please keep in touch with your zone directors and watch for posting of our tournament dates in all divisions throughout the year on our website. The first Seniors and Teaching tournament is now scheduled for November 8.

Please note that there is no guarantee that the MBAC National Championships will be held in 2021 due to the Covid-19 virus. We are going to continue to try to run tournaments as scheduled. Stars will be given out to tournament winners as in previous years. We encourage everyone to sign up for tournaments a week in advance. This will help our zone directors and proprietors set up lane draws. Attached in the email and online you will find a Release of Liability, Waiver of Claims and Indemnity Agreement form which must be filled out and given to your zone director before you are able to participate in a tournament. A second Declaration/Questionnaire form is also attached. This Declaration/Questionnaire form must be completed for EACH MBA of A tournament you participate in and handed in to your zone director at the start of each tournament.

We thank you all for your membership which supports our association .Be safe.

BrianRossetti – President Master Bowlers Association of Alberta