Category Entry: News Item 2019

2019 AGM update

The 2019 AGM was attended by reps from all member clubs along with six guests and two board members. It was a very information and interactive meeting and we thank everyone that gave up a Saturday to attend! We were delighted to have guests from the Red Deer Steering Committee as well who are working on resurrecting a club in their city!
A new board was elected as follows:
President: Trevor Pohle
1st Vice President: Herman Cooper
2nd Vice President: Greg Wilson
Treasurer: Margaret Bruce
Secretary: Heather Mackie
Director at Large: Justin Dusablon
And the 50 50 Raffle winner was none other than our ‘retiring’ secretary Glenda McPherson! She won $548.  Thank you to those that sold and bought tickets for this fundraiser.
The recipient of the Long Term Service Award for 2019 is Greg Dolsky. Greg suddenly passed away the beginning of this season and we wished to acknowledge his contributions particularly in helping develop coaching curriculum at the national level. He also represented AB many times as a player and contributed lots at the club level as a coach. Greg, you left a huge void!
The Volunteer of the Year is Judy Smith. She was the team manager for the AB Team that attended the Youth Championship as well as a member of the Bowls AB Youth Development Council. Thank you Judy!
Last of all we acknowledged and thanked Dave Cox for his many contributions over many years at the national, provincial and club level. We wish Dave and partner Glenda McPherson all the best as they move this winter to Australia!

Indoor Singles Championships

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The last provincial Championship of 2019 is the Indoor Singles set for Sept. 13-15 at the Commonwealth Club in Edmonton.  For updates on this tournament check the ‘Next Tournament Information Page’.  For a list of who is playing check out the Tournament Registration List.

Best of bowls to all the players!  And thank you in advance to the volunteer markers who help the tournament run smoothly.

August Newsletter is out!

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A big thank you to those clubs and members that contributed to our summer newsletter.  Also thank you to H. Mackie for compiling and preparing this latest edition.  Enjoy reading the Aug Newletter.

Southern Open Triples location changed

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The Southern Open Triples, scheduled for August 16 – 18 will move from Rotary Park to the Stanley Park Lawn Bowling Club.


Both the Stanley Park and the Royal club are limited in rinks so there is a limit of 14 teams for each event.  The event also relies on a minimum of 6 teams!


Registration deadline is August 9, so still plenty of time to gather your team and enter!  Teams get $15 for each win and if six teams register the prize money will be $195 for 1st, $135 for 2nd, $90 for 3rd and $60 for the 4th place team. Those amounts will change with more registrations!

Mixed Pairs Championships Medalists

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Congratulations to the medalists of the Mixed Pairs Championships!  Keith Wylie and Jan Robinson secured the Gold and will be representing AB at the Canadian Mixed Pairs Championships to be held in September in Saskatoon, SK.  They edged out Neil and Dianne Douglas who received the silver medal.  Roy Riege and Kathryn MacGregor took home the bronze medal.

Thank you to all the volunteers from Calgary Lawn who helped run a first class championship!

Fours and Pairs Teams off to Burlington

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With the conclusion of the Pairs Championship this weekend the teams are set for the Canadian Championships to be held this year in Burlington, ON from August 20 – 24.  Representing AB are

Women’s Teams:

Fours: Claire Day, Amanda Berg, Jenn MacDonald and Val Wilson

Fours: Cecilia Gillespie, Pat Vos, Shannon Roden and Pauline Wong

Pairs: Peggy Plathan and Patricia Walker

Men’s teams:

Fours:  Lyall Adams, Francis Standen, Pat Bird, Jessi Wilkinson

Fours: Kevin Childs, Ken Olsvik, Jon MacDonald and Mike O’Rielly

Pairs: Greg Wilson and Derek Dillon

Currently Bowls Alberta is accepting applications for Team Manager for the Team.  Please email the office with your application or if you have any questions.

Announcing Youth Team Manager

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Bowls Alberta is pleased to be able to send our Provincial Head Coach as well as a team manager along with the six youth we will have competing at the Canadian Youth Championship. As we anticipate the need for help with some extra travel arrangements and some special player needs, it was important to send a manager with the team. Bowls AB also complies with the Rule of Two in regards to Responsible Coaching and as such identified a female to accompany the team.

Judy Smith, youth bowls director of Calgary Lawn Bowling Club, has accepted the role and has been endorsed by the BA board. Judy comes with experience in this role having accompanied youth teams for other sports to major sporting events.  She’ll be a great ‘extra mom’ to all the players!  She will also help develop a Team manager ‘job description’ and recommend a process for selecting a team manager in subsequent years. Thanks, Judy!



Provincial Fours Champions

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Thank you to Stanley Park LBC for hosting the Provincial Fours Championships this past weekend, with a special thanks to George H. and those that helped set up the greens each day and clean up again at the end of each day, to the greens keeper for great greens to play on, and to the volunteers who helped with the refreshments and the lunches!

Congratulations to the Gold medalists who have earned the privilege to represent AB at the Canadian Championships to be held at the Burlington LBC in August:

Women’s Fours Team: Claire Day, Amanda Berg, Jenn MacDonald & Val Wilson

and to the Men’s Fours Team: Francis Standen, Jessi Wilkinson, Brad Roden & Lyall Adams.




Thank you to George H. for the photos.

June 2019 Newsletter

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The first newsletter for this season is online and ready to be read and shared! You’ll find the newsletter link  here.

Your recommendations for future editions and submissions of articles is most welcome! The second edition should be ready by early August.

Thank you to host club and volunteers for AB BC Test Match

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Thank you to the Calgary Lawn Bowling Club and their volunteers for hosting a great AB BC Test Match on May 31st through to June 2nd!


The AB team was made up of Shannon Roden, Jenn MacDonald, Kyla Malcolm, and Alexis Gallacher under the ‘senior’ direction of Amanda Berg and of Francis Standen, Jon MacDonald, Brad Roden and Andrew Manson under the ‘senior’ direction of Kevin Childs.


The first day of competition proved toughest for the AB players who had a lot less preparation time than the BC Team that came to compete against them. Singles games were played on the Friday evening and our record was 3 – 7.  On Saturday the teams played pairs and triples and the record was even 6 – 6.  The Sunday competitions of fours and mixed pairs ended up with AB taking 1 game and losing 2.


Thank you to AB Coach Derek Dillon for his leadership of the team and for working to set up the tournament along with BC’s Coach Dave Mathie.


The third Annual AB BC Test Match will be scheduled for in BC next year.