Category Entry: News Item 2019

AB Development Squad Announced

Category : News Item 2019

The Athlete Committee was pleased to receive twenty applications for the 2019 Development Squad. There were 9 women and 11 men that applied of which there were three U25 members of each gender. The Alberta Head Coach, Derek Dillon and the Squad Selectors, Dave Simpson and Roy Riege, sifted through the applications using the selection criteria and announced the following squad members at the Membership Spring Meeting held in Red Deer last Saturday:



Alexis Gallacher

Kiera Schaelow

Kyla Malcolm

Jenn MacDonald

Shannon Roden



Andrew Davison

Andrew Manson

Brad Roden

Francis Standen

Jon MacDonald

Kevin Dusablon

Mike O’Reilly


Congratulations to those that were selected!  And thank you to all those that applied!

A team of 8 players was selected from the squad to represent AB in the 2nd Annual AB BC Test Match to be held this year at the Calgary Lawn Bowling Club on May 31, June 1-2.  The following players will be joined by two senior members still to be confirmed:  Alexis Gallacher, Kyla Malcolm, Jenn MacDonald, Shannon Roden, Andrew Mason, Brad Roden, Jon MacDonald and Mike O’Rielly.

Athlete Development Squad

Category : News Item 2019

Development of players is a priority for Bowls Alberta. We desire continued success for AB Teams competing at Canadian Championships and we wish to provide a clear pathway for our top athletes to apply and be selected for the Canadian Squad.


Last year Bowls Alberta identified a development squad to participate in the first AB BC Test Match held in May at the Juan de Fuca Club in BC. This year we will build on the successful aspects of that event.


A 2019 Athlete Development Squad Selection policy has been developed and is in the final stages of Board approval. This year there will be an application process that rolls out the 1st of March. A squad will be selected from those that apply. Players will then be invited to participate in the 2019 AB BC Test Match scheduled for May 31 – June 2. Stay tuned for the release of all the information!

2019 Season Planning begins!

Category : News Item 2019

Happy New Year from the Board of Directors, from our Head Coach, and from the staff of Bowls Alberta.  May 2019 be a great year for our clubs and all our participants!

We’ve been ‘quiet’ for several months but work is beginning in earnest again as plans for the 2019 season are being developed.  The calendar of provincial tournaments has been completed as clubs have agreed to host the many events. You can find the calendar here.