Category Entry: News Item 2017

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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!


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Mixed Pairs Playdowns

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The Mixed Pairs playdowns took place on July 28 – 30 at the Commonwealth Lawn Bowling Club.  Congratulations to the medal winners.  Jan Robinson and Herman Fischer picked up the bronze, Derek Dillon and Claire Day settled for the silver, and Roy Riege and Pat Vos won the gold to earn the privilege of representing Alberta at the National Mixed Pairs Championship.


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Visually Impaired Bowlers Playoff

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Four of the Alberta visually impaired bowlers squared off in some test games last weekend as a preparation for attending the Canadian Championships. Each bowler and their guide played three games and then the Edmonton players squared off against the Calgary players. Edmonton prevailed!

Heather Hannet, and her director Stu Barton, and Vivian Kwan, and her director Marvin Kwan, plan to attend the Blind Bowlers National Competition in St. Catherines, ON the last week of August. We wish them great bowls and a good time of fellowship with other bowlers and directors from across Canada.


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Seeking Applications for Team Manager

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The Alberta team is almost set for the Bowls Canada Championships to be held in Victoria, BC, August 13 – 19. We have two teams for the divisions of women’s and men’s fours, and one team each for women’s and men’s pairs and triples. So a large provincial team of 26 players are ready to roll.

Applications for Team Manager are now being accepted. This individual will accompany the team and perform duties before, during and after the championships to help with many of the logistics dealing with a large team of players.

The LBAA office will be accepting applications for this position until July 21. The President of LBAA will then go through the applicants and recommend someone for the position for approval by the full LBAA board. Please note that the manager will be expected to stay at the host designated hotel and will likely need to share a room with a player. The Team Manager will be funded up to the maximum but not more than what the team players receive.

Please see the Team Manager-Coach Policy that clearly outlines the duties of the manager-coach. If you need any further details please contact the office or speak to the President, Grady Long.

All applications will be acknowledged as received and the successful applicant will be contacted and announced by July 24.


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June 3rd, Bowls Canada Day Events

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Reports have come in from the Calgary Clubs that held special events on Bowls Canada Day, June 3rd as well as from one Edmonton Club.  The events were well attended under beautiful spring skies and great temperatures.


Bow Valley’s Open House was well attended by 50 guests.

Watching and learning.

Calgary Lawn held a Try-it Day with 36 people dropping by.

All ages enjoyed the game.

The Open House at Stanley Park drew 33 people to come try rolling some bowls.

Members brought friends to learn the game.

Commonwealth Club hosted a Bowls For Balance Fundraiser for a local charity in which 60 people were introduced to our sport.

 

The event was tremendously enjoyed.


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New Club Coaches in Calgary

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This past weekend a club coach course was held in Calgary at the Rotary Park club and a club coach course refresher course at the Stanley Park club.  We have 5 new trained club coaches and 7 coaches that received a refresher course.  The coaches did some great work and have developed some new coaching sessions that will be shared with all the clubs.  Our new and novice bowlers are in great hands with the leadership of these coaches!

A thank you to the clubs that hosted the event, to NCCP and Bowls Canada for the excellent material and resources and to Coach Canada and Investors Group for the grant to help cover the expenses for the courses.


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Club Coach Course in Calgary

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A club coach course is being organized for Friday evening, May 26 and Saturday, May 27.   A registration link will be coming soon.

There will also be a refresher course for all trained club coaches to attend on Sunday, May 28.