Author Archives: Pat Vos

Outdoor Singles Championships

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Commonwealth Club is set to host the Outdoor Singles Championships this coming weekend.  For further information and for the draws see the Next Tournament Information Page.

 

There will be some great competition at this tournament!!  Plan to drop by and enjoy the games.  We are also still looking for markers for the games and your help is always very much appreciated by the players.


Coach Derek to assume role of Manager for the Canadian Championship AB Team

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Coach Derek will be accompanying the Alberta Pairs and Fours teams that go to the Canadian Championships being held in Regina and will both coach and manage the team. We thank Derek for his time!  He is also attending the Youth Championships to coach our six youth attending that event the week before.

 

This is a reminder to all the Youth and to the AB Pairs and Fours Teams of the Development and Team Camps Derek is hosting as follows:

Youth Development Camp
July 21, 10 am at Highlands Club

Team Alberta Camp
August 11, 10 am at Commonwealth Club

 

We trust all players will do their best to attend and take advantage of the opportunity to prepare for representing AB at the Canadian Championships!


Alberta Pairs Medalists

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Rain dominated the play on Friday evening of the Pairs Championships this past weekend and this poured over into the play on Saturday morning.  But by the afternoon the sun poked out once and a while and the clouds rolled in on and off and there was only a minor sprinkle for the players to survive.  By Sunday all the players were once again baking in the summer sun.

 

Great games were played over the weekend with some very fierce competitions between the ‘old’ guard of players and the ‘new’ developing players and a combination of both.  In the men’s division, there was great depth to the field of players; in the women’s division we had a display of talent of some up and coming players.

 

Results are on the Provincial Results page.   Congratulations to Claire Day & Amanda Berg, Gold medalists, and to Cecilia Gillespie & Pat Vos, Silver medalists and to Pat Bird & Jon MacDonald, Gold medalists, who will represent AB at the Canadian Championships being held in Regina from August 22 – 26.


AB Pairs Championships at Commonwealth Club

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The Provincial Pairs Championships will be held this coming weekend at the Commonwealth LBC in Edmonton.  For further details players can check out the “Next Tournament Information” page.

After a round robin tournament for all the teams, playoffs for the medals will be begin around noon on Sunday.  You can come watch the games anytime over the weekend but spectators for the playoffs is most appreciated.

The Gold and Silver women’s teams and the Gold men’s team will represent Alberta at the Canadian Championships held in August in Regina, SK.


Fours Gold medalists heading to Canadian Championships

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What a weather-varied tournament last weekend in Calgary!  Friday night we were delayed for a short time because of a nearby thunder and lightning storm.  Saturday we played in pouring rain until a delay was called because of near torrential rain fall that the greens couldn’t drain fast enough.  We continued playing in lighter rain conditions and finished off the day under some cloud and some sun.  Then on Sunday we baked a bit under the warmth of the sun and very few clouds.

 

The double round robin tournament between four teams for the women was won by the team of Jan Robinson, Peggy Plathan, Bev Robinson and Patricia Walker.  They played strong all weekend long and went through undefeated!  Alberta is proud to have this team represent us in Regina in August.

 

 

The 8 men’s fours teams that were registered played five preliminary random games followed by the 1st to 4th place teams competing in playoffs games. After a terrific and very close championship game the team of Roy Riege, Peter Mok, Paul Maskell and Mike O’Reilly came away with the Gold medal.  Mike will attend his first national championship along with a number of ‘veterans’  as this team is off to represent AB this August in Regina.  We expect a great showing from this team!


Alberta Fours Championships

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Four women’s teams and eight men’s teams will compete this upcoming weekend for the right to represent Alberta at the Canadian Championships being held August 22 – 26, in Regina, SK.

 

The women’s team are a mixture of players from last year’s teams along with a number of players competing in their first Provincial Championship.  Included among the men’s teams is the 2017 Provincial and Canadian Champions team of Pat Bird, Lyall Adams, Francis Standen and Herman Cooper.

 

For further information see the “Next Tournament” information page.


Youth going to Canadian Championships

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This past weekend the Youth Tournament was held in Edmonton at the Highlands LBC.  A big thank you to the club for being great hosts and to all their volunteers that helped prepare refreshments, serve a lunch, prepare the greens each day, play the U25 players and mark the singles games.

 

U25 players, Jamie Scott and Andrew Mason got some great game experience playing three games on the Saturday.  As avid curlers, they are looking forward to their first Canadian experience in bowls.

 

One young junior boy, Andrew Davison, is off to the Youth Championships for the first time as well.  He hopes to gain some valuable experience at the tournament.

 

Three junior girls played off for medals in a double round robin tournament on Saturday and Sunday.  Kiera Schaelow took the gold, playing extremely well and consistently all weekend. She is off to the nationals for her second time. Alexis Gallacher took the silver, and after a fourth place finish at the nationals last year she is eager to see if she can improve on that this year.  New bowler, and another avid curler, Kyla Malcolm, received the bronze.  This will be her first time at the Youth Championships and she has shown great potential.

 

Accompanying the youth, along with their chaperones, will be AB Head coach, Derek Dillon and coach Cecilia Gillespie from Highlands.

 

For photos of the event check out our Facebook page.


Youth Championships this weekend

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Five junior players will participate in the Junior Championships being held at the Highlands Lawn Bowls Club in Edmonton.  The two junior boys will play a best of 3 on Saturday.  The three junior girls will play each other once on Saturday and then play each other again on Sunday.

 

Two U25 youth registered, one male and one female.  They will play three games on the Saturday to gain some game experience.

 

Plan to drop by the Highlands and watch our youth rolling on the greens!


Athlete Development Camps

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The first Development Camps are coming up soon. To register for one of the following camps please email your name and the camp you wish to attend to office@bowlsalberta.com.  Camps are limited to the first 12 registrants.


Development & Discipline for U25
Friday June 15, 6 – 8 pm
Highlands Lawn Bowling Club
Weight Control

Delivery Discipline
Saturday June 16, 10 am – noon
Commonwealth Lawn Bowling Club

On Line Delivery – Yard on Shot
Wednesday June 13, 6 – 8 pm
Rotary Park Lawn Bowling Club

Updating to the New Domain

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The last week has been a very busy time as we have made the switch from the Lawn Bowls Association of Alberta to our new association name, Bowls Alberta. This meant switching from our old domain of bowls.ab.ca to the new site: www.BowlsAlberta.com. This wasn’t as easy as we thought it would be!

 

It created a number of challenges and our site crashed several times, our membership database was up and down, we didn’t report on the BC AB Development Team Challenge, and getting the registration links for events was stalled.

 

We did report on the BC AB Development Team Challenge on our Facebook page. So do check that page out and follow us there for more frequent news updates.

 

And now…we should be fully functional again. Registration links for tournaments are now available to sign up for all events! We’ve also updated the member club resource section. Check it out: Club Resources and Forms

 

Thanks for your patience.  Keep rolling!