A calendar for the 2018 season is proposed and will now await club confirmation of hosting events and a final board approval. Updates to the formats has been proposed…a fair amount of work this year as we prepare to fall in line with the new competition structure from Bowls Canada.
Great ideas were generated for the provincial Junior Program, plans are proposed for setting up a marketing committee and for producing a regular newsletter, plans for the organization of our officials have been proposed and finally approved.
David Simpson, long time member of Stanley Park Lawn Bowling Club, was recognized for his many years of service to LBAA, at the Annual General Meeting in Red Deer. He received the Long Term Service Award for his many years of service as LBAA President and board member, for his contributions on numerous committees, for his years of growing our sport through his coaching, for his commitment to participating in many provincial competitions, and for representing AB at several national events as recent as this past summer. It is our hope that David will continue to be involved for many years to come and continue to contribute with enthusiasm and passion. Congratulations, David!
Elections for board positions were held at the AGM on Oct. 14.
The new board for the next year is:
President – Grady Long
Vice President – Pat Bird
Vice President – Gary Schwandt
Secretary – Cathy Selzler
Treasurer – Jon MacDonald
Director at Large – Glenda McPherson
Appointed Director at Large – Robert Selzler
Open position: Southern Representative
The competitions for the Senior Triples teams came to a conclusion today at the national event held in Peterborough, ON. The women’s team of Peggy Plathan, Sharon Brunelle and Patricia Walker finished with a record of 4, 4, and 1 to place 7th out of the ten provincial teams competing. The men’s team of David Simpson, George Hamilton and a substitute player from Ontario finished with a record of 3, 5, and 1. Their vice, Leon Dallas was injured close to the end of the very first game and was unable to play for the duration of the competition.
The medal rounds of the competition begin tomorrow…to see the results go to: http://bowlscanada.com/en/championship/2017champ_senior.html
Twelve teams competed for cash in the Northern Open Triples tournament this past weekend. The Royal Lawn Bowling club did a great job of hosting the teams again as they competed in hot temperatures under clear skies.
And the teams walking away with the most cash prizes were:
First: Jan Robinson, Bev Robinson and Dwayne Hauck
Second: Dolly Gouw, Pete Wilson and Valerie McCaffrey
Third: Doug Wilson, June Ji and Tara Wilson
Fourth: Cecilia Gillespie, Alexis Gallacher and Kiera Schaelow
For the second time in three years the Alberta Men’s A team tallied more points than any other provincial team through the round robin games of the Canadian Championships. Playing strong and earning big results all week long were Pat Bird, Lyall Adams, Francis Standen, Herman Cooper, Roy Riege, Jon MacDonald, Keith Johnson, Greg Wilson and Derek Dillon. Huge congratulations men!
The Bowls Canada Canadian Championships for Women and Men’s pairs, triples and fours were held at the Juan de Fuca Lawn Bowling club just outside of Victoria, BC from August 14 through to August 19. Alberta sent 8 teams to compete with the best from most of the provinces across Canada. Three teams took home medals as follows:
Gold medal: Pat Bird, Lyall Adams, Francis Standen and Herman Cooper
Bronze medal: Jan Robinson, Jenn MacDonald and Pat Vos
Bronze medal: Greg Wilson and Derek Dillon.
Congratulations to all the players for a fine showing at the Nationals and a special thanks to Grady Long for assisting as the team manager and to Derek Dillon for serving as the team coach.
The Royal Lawn Bowling Club hosted the Novice Pairs on Aug. 12 and 13 under the direction of the drawmaster, Howard Davison. Eight teams competed for the medals with the following results:
Gold: Kim and Emanuel Cordeiro
Silver: Alexis Gallacher and Kiera Schaelow
Bronze: Brenda Arruda and Shannon McEwen
Congratulations to all the players and a special thanks again to Royal Lawn Bowling Club for being such great hosts.
The Southern Novice Pairs Tournament was held at the Bow Valley Lawn Bowling club again this year with Peter and Mary Gubitz as the drawmaster and umpire for the event. Eight teams competed over the two hot days with the following results:
Gold: Twin sisters Lorna and Leona Hatton from Calgary Lawn
Silver: Mike OèReilly and Dave Storrow from Calgary Lawn
Bronze: Bev Robinson and Dwayne Hauck from Stanley Park
Congratulations to all the players and a special thanks again to Bow Valley Lawn Bowling Club for being such great hosts.