As many of you may have heard by now, the Canadian 5 Pin Bowlers Association Events have cancelled all in-person national events. These tournaments are the Open Nationals, IP Nationals, and the Youth Challenge Nationals.
The Canadian 5 Pin Bowlers Association has a goal to conduct these events virtually so that there is no unnecessary or out of Province travel. They will be working on the possible frameworks for these events and are hoping to conduct these events on or around the dates originally scheduled for each event.
More information will be forthcoming after the Semi-Annual General Meeting in January 2021. At this meeting, the C5PBA Board of Directors in consultation with the Provincial Delegates will make a final decision to proceed with the virtual events or to formally cancel all events (in person and virtual options) for the 2020 – 2021 season.
The Alberta 5 Pin Bowlers Association has discussed the possibility of hosting the Provincial events as a virtual event also, but no further decisions will be made until after the Canadian 5 Pin Bowlers Association meeting.
For our 2019 – 2020 Calgary Open Contingent and High Low Bowlers who sold Elimination Tickets, the draws will take place as per the Gaming Licenses. The draws will take place on December 31, 2020 at the Alberta 5 Pin Bowlers Headquarters in Lethbridge.
The Calgary 5 Pin Bowlers Association continues to work with the Alberta 5 Pin Bowlers Association during this fluid pandemic situation. We will advise our bowlers when new information is available, and we encourage you to connect with Calgary 5 on Facebook and our website for the latest information as it becomes available. We appreciate your patience during this time as concrete information is sometimes difficult to come by as plans evolve to align with current public health requirements.
On behalf our Board, we would like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas although this will be a vastly different one without loved ones around. Our wish for 2021 is that Health, Love, and Prosperity for all.
Please continue to stay safe.
About the Cal5PBA
Established in the mid-1970s and incorporated under the Society’s Act in 1991, the Calgary 5 Pin Bowlers’ Association is a local non-profit volunteer organization committed to organizing and promoting recreational and competitive 5 pin bowling activities in Calgary and the surrounding area. As an affiliate of the Alberta 5 Pin Bowlers’ Association and the Canadian 5 Pin Bowlers’ Association, the Calgary 5 Pin Bowlers’ Association acts is the local governing body for the sport of 5 pin bowling and qualifies bowlers for provincial events. The Calgary Zone consists of the City of Calgary, Airdrie, Banff, Cochrane and Okotoks and works in cooperation with 11 Bowl Alberta member centres; however, Alberta 5 Pin Bowlers’ Association membership is open to the general population. Programs are offered in 4 areas: youth, adults, seniors and special needs.
The Calgary 5 Pin Bowlers’ Association is committed to the Long Term Athlete Development Model and is a strong proponent of 5 pin bowling as a key opportunity to develop physical literacy; 5 pin bowling has been identified as an excellent way to develop balance and coordination and encourages cognitive and emotional development. Additionally, league and tournament experiences provide incredible opportunities to engage socially and build lifelong relationships within one’s community. Bowlers compete at appropriate levels throughout development and the Calgary 5 Pin Bowlers’ Association is committed to providing NCCP certified coaches at all levels.
Now that you’ve decided to bowl in a league, what’s next? Join the Calgary 5 Pin Bowlers’ Association! We offer many benefits to league bowlers across the city. These include:
- Free bowling – All Calgary 5 Pin members get 1 free game of open play bowling whenever 2 games are purchased (at participating Bowl Canada centres).
- Access to more tournaments – Calgary 5 Pin offers exclusive tournaments for all ages and skill levels.
- Prizes, awards, and pins – Calgary 5 Pin recognizes your accomplishments. Bowl a big game and you’ll recieve a certificate of accomplishment and a pin!
- Bowler of the Month – Calgary 5 Pin presents plaques to the male and female bowler whose averages improves the most in the months of January and February!
- Volunteer Opportunities – Volunteer at a fundraiser, tournament, or special event hosted by Calgary 5 Pin. It feels great to give back to the community and it looks great on a resume!
- Access to NCCP Certified Coaches – In cooperation with the Master Bowlers’ Association, Calgary 5 Pin provides its members with access to the best coaches in the province.
- The Option to Make Change Happen – Are you as passionate about bowling as we are? Through a democratic process, you can decide who represents you in the dealings of the sport. Through the Calgary 5 Pin Bowlers’ Association, you can initiate and make changes happen in the sport of 5 pin bowling.