Thank You

A huge thank you to all our volunteers who helped us with our Casino on September 1st and 2nd. It was a great success, and we added over $70,000.00 to the pool fund. A special thank you to Kyle Greggain, Eric Christensen, Colin Christensen, and Joey Wood who worked the night shift in the cash cage. These 4 crazy boys kept the bankers, cage advisors, and myself laughing until we hurt! Some of the conversations taking place even had customers hanging around to listen and have a laugh.

Once again, we were given an amazing compliment from Deerfoot Casino on our great volunteers. They were impressed with how well we all worked together to make it a successful event.

We are very fortunate in Calgary to have a great core of regular volunteers who are always there when we need them, and this casino also brought us some new volunteers. It is always great to have new faces help us, and we always need to see more at our events.

In the new 2016 and 2017 season, we will be hosting the 2017 POA Provincials on January 14th and 15th, and the POA Nationals from April 26th through April 30th. If you can help us in any way with these events, please contact me and I will add you to our list. We will be looking for volunteers to help in many areas, so please don’t think that there is nothing that you could do to help. I love seeing new faces!!!

The Calgary 5 Pin Board of Executives would like to take this time to welcome all our bowlers back to the new bowling season at the various bowling centres in our zones. Please feel free to contact us if there is anything that we can do for you.

Have a great season, and we wish you nothing but strikes and spares!

Maria Wood

Casino Volunteers Needed

The Calgary 5 Pin Bowlers Association is having a Casino on September 1st and 2nd at the Deerfoot Casino, and we are looking for volunteers. The times are 10:00am until 3:00am, and we need 25 volunteers.

We would like to ask any of our bowlers that qualified in our events this past season – Hi Lo’s, POA, and Open teams along with the managers, to help with this casino as this is our main fundraiser which helps to get our bowlers to Provincials. All other bowlers are also welcome!!

If you can do a shift, please contact Maria Wood at, through Facebook, or at 403-285-4575 after 6pm.

Thank you and we hope to see some new smiling faces!!!

2016 Annual General Meeting

Our 2016 Annual General Meeting will be help on Saturday, May 28 at 1:00 PM. It will be in the Chinook Training Centre, in the mall basement across from Chinook Bowladrome. All Alberta 5 Pin members are encouraged to come and give their opinions on the state of 5 pin bowling in Calgary! In addition, the positions of 1st Vice President and Treasurer will be up for election at the meeting.

See you all there!

Youth Challenge Provincials

Congratulations to our Calgary Red Mixed team Riley, Andrew, Jacob, Celina, Rachel and coach Rob on their Bronze medal, and to our Calgary Red Girls team Damara, Brooklynn, Amanda, Sharayah, Brittney, and coach Eric on their Gold medal at this weekend’s Youth Challenge Provincials!

An extra congratulations goes out to Brooklynn French who placed second in the Girls singles and will be advancing to Nationals in Winnipeg this March!

Thank you to all of the coaches, managers, volunteers,and parents for their time and support, and good bowling to all of our Calgary bowlers! You represented your city very well!

Full results from the event can be found at

Calgary’s Open Contingent

Congratulations to all who qualified for the Alberta 5 Pin Open Provincials!

Mens Team
Rob Wolfson
Bryan Hirst
Eric Christensen
Mark Miller
Derek Home
Kevin Holdsworth
Coach: Geoff Wilson

Ladies Team
Deena Howse
Ann-Marie Wilton
Tracy Smith
Christine Pocza
Annette Bruneau
Jennifer Johnston
Coach: Harvie Pocza

Mixed Team
Mark Polivchuk
Parker Anderson
Damien McDonnell
Christy Wright
Susan Anderson
Jennifer Ladan
Coach: Tom Stevenson

Full results are available on our Facebook and will be posted here shortly.

Open Nationals

The 2015 Open National Championships are underway in Oshawa, Ontario!

Best of luck to our Ladies team: Ann-Marie Wilton, Jessica Boundridge, Deena Ritchie, Kelsy Wilton, Annette Bruneau, Amber Ashton, and Coach Harvie Pocza, as well as our Mixed team: Brittney Johnson, Melynda Bruneau, Beverly Magnus, Eric Christensen, Rick Heinrich, Bryan Hirst, and Coach Tom Stevenson.

Good luck to Singles Bonnie McDonald and Greg Gigliuk, and Central’s Mens team as well!

Results and schedules can be found on