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Para Singles Championships

A big thank you to Heather Mackie as the Drawmaster and George Hamilton as the Umpire for the Para Singles Championships which were held at the Calgary Lawn Bowling Club, July 30, 31 and August 1st. Well done to the visually impaired bowlers Geoff Conner (B1), Vivian Kwan (B2), Heather Hannett (B3) and Zachary Abdalla (Classification unknown).  A big thank you to Glen Brunel who helped introduce three of his former curling wheelchair players to the game of lawn bowls.  Congrats to Ann Hibberd, Jack Smart and Bruno Yizek who played in a round robin tournament together and survived a very hot weekend of play!  For player results see the Provincial Results Page.


Provincial Fours Championships results!

The Stanley Park Club in Calgary again hosted a great Championship for the 5 Women’s Teams and the 9 Men’s Teams that competed over the June 24-26 weekend.  The Bronze medalists are the women’s team of Joanna Cooper, Claire Day, Jenn MacDonald and Amanda Berg and the men’s team of Dwayne Hauck, Bob Selzler, Brent Warren and Stephen Meloche.  The Silver medalists are the women’s team of Pauline Wong, Cheryl Storrow, Leona Hatton and Lorna Hatton and the men’s team of Roy Riege, Kevin Dusablon, Peter Mok and Keith Johnson. And finally the Gold Medalists and the teams representing Alberta at the Canadian Championships are the women’s team of Jan Robinson, Bev Robinson, Peggy Plathan and Patricia Walker and the men’s team of Pat Bird, Francis Standen, John MacDonald and Mike O’Reilly.  A huge congratulations to all the players and a big thank you to the many volunteers that helped host the tournament!


June 2022 The Right Bias

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The latest version of our newsletter has just been released.  You can download a PDF of The Right Bias here.


Club Coach Courses

Are you interested in becoming a Club Coach?  Courses are now open for registration.  The course in Calgary is set for Friday evening, April 1 and then finishing off on Saturday, April 2.  The course in Edmonton is set for Friday April 8 and finishing off on Sunday, April 10.  Those those that can’t make the Friday evenings they can take 4 out of the 8 modules online via Zoom on March 19…so you must register before the end of this week!  You can register at this LINK  Contact the Bowls Alberta office if you have questions about the course fees.


2022 Calendar of Events

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The Committees have been busy over the last few months, clubs have accepted to be hosts and so the Calendar of Events for 2022 is ready to share. We acknowledge that the pandemic isn’t over but we are very hopeful that this summer will be back to ‘normal’!   You can access the calendar here: Bowls AB 2022 Calendar


Annual General Membership Meeting

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The 2019 AGM is set for October 19 at the Living Stones Church in Red Deer.  The meeting will start at 11 am, break for lunch at 12:30 pm, resume at 1 pm and should be completed by 3 pm.

Elections for new board members, with 6 open positions, occurs at this meeting.

Reports from all committees and highlights of clubs will also be shared and discussed.

To register please contact the BA office at office@bowlsalberta.com.  Any member of a club is invited to attend and join with the board members and club delegates. For further information please contact a board member or the BA office.


Canadian Senior Triples Championships

Calgary Lawn Bowling Club did a marvelous job hosting the Canadian Senior Triples Championships last week!  The weather became very challenging but the warmth of the hospitality, the great lunches and continual snacks and the tight competition among the teams kept the players foraging ahead in their winter jackets, toques and mittens and armed with hand warmers. Check out the marvelous final video they had produced: 2018 Cnd Sr. Triples Championships.

 

Our women’s teams had a tremendous week as both teams got to stand on the podium when the competition came to a close!  Congratulations to Janette Mackie, Cathy Dallas and Christine Adams on the Gold and to Margaret Bruce, Sharon Brunelle and Cathy Wieliczko on winning the Bronze.

 

A huge congratulations to the Calgary Lawn Bowling Club, its Host Committee members and all the volunteers that made the Championships a most outstanding event!

 

 


Open Triples Tournaments

The Northern and Southern Triples Tournaments were held this past weekend.  The smoky air almost cancelled the events but a good breeze in Edmonton improved the air quality and the Calgary competitors were a very hardy bunch.  Thank you to the Highlands and the Stanley Park clubs for hosting the events.

And the winners were:  Gerald Hoffe, Pat Vos and Shannon Ross Watson for the Northern event and Dwayne Hauck, Justin Dusablon and Mike O’Reilly for the Southern event.   Congratulations to all the players!  For further results see the Provincial Results page: https://www.bowlsalberta.com/events/provincial-results/

 


Classic Tournament by Barb & Ken Olsvik

A huge shout out to Barb and Kenny (Specialty Turf Care) who hosted another classy tournament this past weekend at the Calgary Lawn Bowling Club. This tournament might not be the largest in Alberta in participant numbers but it is the largest and best AB tournament in regards to sponsorship and prize money awarded and in attraction of players from a variety of clubs and even provinces!  Probably the loudest one as well when you factor in the excitement of the players and the fabulous music!  A fantastic time was had by all the players!  Thank you Barb, Ken, the family of Derek who helped out in a variety of ways, and to Calgary Lawn BC.

Below is a selection of photos….for more see the Calgary Lawn Bowling page on Facebook.

 


Senior Triples Championships

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Calgary Lawn Bowling Club is set to host the Senior Triples Championships this coming weekend.  For further information and for the draws see the Next Tournament Information Page.

 

Plan to drop by and enjoy watching some great competitive games.  The Gold and Silver Medalists will be representing AB at the Canadian Senior Triples Championships being hosted as well by Calgary Lawn Bowling Club!