Category Entry: News Item 2017

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Nominations for Board Members

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Calling for candidates!

Elections for new board members will be held on Oct. 14 at the AGM in Red Deer.  Nominations and applications are welcome until Oct. 10.  Positions open at this time are:

Vice President (2 year term)
Treasurer (2 year term)
Secretary (2 year term)
Director at Large (2 year term)
Director at Large (1 year term if approved bylaw change)

For information on the positions check the Nominations and Elections Report Sept 2017.
Here is the BOARD OF DIRECTOR’s APPLICATION FORM

For further information contact the LBAA office or the Nominating Committee Chairperson, Jon MacDonald.  (Please request his contact information by email at office@bowls.ab.ca)


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Last playdown of the year this weekend…

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The Indoor Singles Playdown begins this Friday evening at the Commonwealth Club in Edmonton.  For further details about the draw and teams entered go to “Next Tournament Information” page…link found under “Tournaments”.


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Canadian Mixed Pairs Championship

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After a week in Point Claire, QC, playing in hot humid weather, the Mixed Pairs championship concluded on Tuesday.  Christie Grahame and Mary Wright from BC secured the Gold medal after strong play all week long, but our own AB Roy Riege and Pat Vos gave them a battle before settling for the Silver medal in a 16-20 game.  The Québec-B team of Maurice and Murielle Beauchamp won the bronze over Saskatchewan’s Lois Kos and Brandon Watson in a 25-14 final game.
Picture to be posted once one is found!


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Canadian Senior Triples come to a conclusion

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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

 

 


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Southern Open Triples

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Nine teams competed for cash in the Southern Open Triples over the last weekend of August.  The tournament was hosted by the Rotary Lawn Bowling Club in Calgary and featured teams and players from every club in Calgary as well as a team from Lethbridge.

And the teams walking away with the most cash were:
First:  Kevin Power, Dave Cox and and Scott Parker
Second:  Peter Mok, Mike O’Reilly and Ju Cho
Third:  Joanna Cooper, Rod Adams and Nicole Sutton
Fourth:  Robert Rodzinyak, Al McGarty and Esther Rodzinyak


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Northern Open Triples Tournament

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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


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Alberta Men’s Team receives the Cy English Plaque

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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!


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Alberta brings home medals from the Canadian Championships

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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.


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Southern Novice Pairs Medalists

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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.

 


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2 Juniors attend the Canadian Juniors Championship

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For the first time in several years, Alberta had two representatives at the 2017 Canadian Junior Championship.  Alexis Gallacher and Kiera Schaelow, members of the Highlands Lawn Bowling Club, and coached by Cecilia Gillespie, were introduced to the game by their grandparents.  Off they traveled to Halifax where they had a terrific time, bowled great for their first national event, and made many friends for life.  Congratulations to Alexis Gallacher for winning a medal for 4th place!