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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


A Letter From The President

Hello Fellow Master Bowlers,
We welcome you to another season, the most interesting season we will have had
in the history of our association. We want to thank you all for your support by
joining our association again this year. Your membership dues help us run our
association. This is especially important this season due to our decreased funding
including Casino funding, funds from running tournaments and a reduction in
funds received from the province.
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 also 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 have to change tournament dates and times as we
try to get a full season in to create an Alberta contingent for this years 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

We continue to plan to host this years Nationals at Bonnie Doon Lanes June 28
(early arrivals) June 29th (opening ceremonies) until July 4, 2021(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.
Brian Rossetti – President – Master Bowlers Association of Alberta

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Newsletter August 2020

Welcome back for another season of the Master Bowlers Association of Alberta.
A New Look for the Renewal Form

Please note that our renewal form has changed. There is now only one form for all renewals.  Please ensure that you look over the form and note the changes. We ask the you declare your division and circle the appropriate one for you. If you are a lifetime member, you also state your division. We would like you to let us know how many Nationals you have attended as a participant thus far (on the back of form).
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 tobe made and we do not want anyone missing out or arriving for a tournament on the wrong day.  At this writing no tournaments can be held. We will inform you when that changes.
Master/Youth Tournament

The tournament will be held some time in the future. Announcements will come out when the date has been determined.
Late Renewal Fee

Please note the late fee of $20.00 if renewal fees are not paid by September 23rd of the current bowling season.

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AGM 2020 – **Important Update**

The AGM will be held at the Heritage Lanes in Red Deer at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday June 27.  The address is Bay #8, 6200 – 67A Street, Red Deer.  Because of Covid-19 we would like to follow the following procedures:
1.  Please ensure you pre-register with Rita Poruchny via email at if you are attending.
2.  It has been advised that when attending an indoor function that you wear a mask, don’t come if you are showing any signs of being sick and please keep the six foot social distance.
3.  Rita has emailed the paperwork you will need for the meeting.  Please print it for your use or have a device where you can pull it up at the meeting.  As there should be 48 hours before you handle any surface like paper, we will not be photocopying it for you.
4.  Please bring your own pen.
We know that these are strange times and we need to follow the advice of experts.  We look forward to seeing you on Saturday.

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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