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Alberta Fours Championships

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Four women’s teams and eight men’s teams will compete this upcoming weekend for the right to represent Alberta at the Canadian Championships being held August 22 – 26, in Regina, SK.


The women’s team are a mixture of players from last year’s teams along with a number of players competing in their first Provincial Championship.  Included among the men’s teams is the 2017 Provincial and Canadian Champions team of Pat Bird, Lyall Adams, Francis Standen and Herman Cooper.


For further information see the “Next Tournament” information page.

Youth going to Canadian Championships

Category : News Item 2018

This past weekend the Youth Tournament was held in Edmonton at the Highlands LBC.  A big thank you to the club for being great hosts and to all their volunteers that helped prepare refreshments, serve a lunch, prepare the greens each day, play the U25 players and mark the singles games.


U25 players, Stacy Malcolm and Andrew Mason got some great game experience playing three games on the Saturday.  As avid curlers, they are looking forward to their first Canadian experience in bowls.


One young junior boy, Andrew Davison, is off to the Youth Championships for the first time as well.  He hopes to gain some valuable experience at the tournament.


Three junior girls played off for medals in a double round robin tournament on Saturday and Sunday.  Kiera Schaelow took the gold, playing extremely well and consistently all weekend. She is off to the nationals for her second time. Alexis Gallacher took the silver, and after a fourth place finish at the nationals last year she is eager to see if she can improve on that this year.  New bowler, and another avid curler, Stacy Malcolm, received the bronze.  This will be her first time at the Youth Championships and she has shown great potential.


Accompanying the youth, along with their chaperones, will be AB Head coach, Derek Dillon and coach Cecilia Gillespie from Highlands.


For photos of the event check out our Facebook page.

Youth Championships this weekend

Category : News Item 2018

Five junior players will participate in the Junior Championships being held at the Highlands Lawn Bowls Club in Edmonton.  The two junior boys will play a best of 3 on Saturday.  The three junior girls will play each other once on Saturday and then play each other again on Sunday.


Two U25 youth registered, one male and one female.  They will play three games on the Saturday to gain some game experience.


Plan to drop by the Highlands and watch our youth rolling on the greens!

Athlete Development Camps

Category : News Item 2018

The first Development Camps are coming up soon. To register for one of the following camps please email your name and the camp you wish to attend to  Camps are limited to the first 12 registrants.

Development & Discipline for U25
Friday June 15, 6 – 8 pm
Highlands Lawn Bowling Club
Weight Control

Delivery Discipline
Saturday June 16, 10 am – noon
Commonwealth Lawn Bowling Club

On Line Delivery – Yard on Shot
Wednesday June 13, 6 – 8 pm
Rotary Park Lawn Bowling Club

Updating to the New Domain

Category : News Item 2018

The last week has been a very busy time as we have made the switch from the Lawn Bowls Association of Alberta to our new association name, Bowls Alberta. This meant switching from our old domain of to the new site: This wasn’t as easy as we thought it would be!


It created a number of challenges and our site crashed several times, our membership database was up and down, we didn’t report on the BC AB Development Team Challenge, and getting the registration links for events was stalled.


We did report on the BC AB Development Team Challenge on our Facebook page. So do check that page out and follow us there for more frequent news updates.


And now…we should be fully functional again. Registration links for tournaments are now available to sign up for all events! We’ve also updated the member club resource section. Check it out: Club Resources and Forms


Thanks for your patience.  Keep rolling!


Preparations for 2018

Category : News Item 2018

Updates have been completed on several policies.  Check them out on the Policies and Procedures link found under the “About Bowls Alberta” section.


News about upcoming club coach courses, player development camps and steps to become an umpire in 2018 have all been added as well.  Check out the appropriate link under the “Programs” section.


The Conditions of Play for 2018 are in the final approval stages and then those along with the Tournament Posters will be released.  Stay tuned!

General Meeting, April 14

Category : News Item 2018

We had another successful General Membership Meeting in Red Deer this past Saturday. The clubs were well represented but notably absent was Medicine Hat. We shared club and committee reports, approved a budget for 2018, passed a resolution to change our association name to Bowls Alberta, and learned about the long range strategic plans for our association. As usual, midway through our meeting, we had a great lunch provided by Living Stones Church.

The date for our AGM was announced: Oct. 27, 2018. The location is still to be determined as Living Stones Church will no longer be available much to our disappointment.  And now….we wait for the seasons to begin at the clubs!

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General Membership Meeting

Category : News Item 2018

The General Membership Meeting is scheduled for April 14, in Red Deer.  The meeting, to be held again at the Living Stones Church, will begin at 11 am.  Delegates and guests will be served a lunch at 12:30 and the meeting should conclude around 2:30 pm. If you would like to attend as a delegate of a club or as a guest of the association, please register before Friday, April 6:  Registration Link

LBAA Casino

Category : News Item 2018

A big thank you to our members in Edmonton that helped out at our scheduled casino slots on March 12 & 13. Volunteers were as follows: from Highlands, Thelma M., Linda G., Ed G., John B., Tony S., Barb S., Clyde P., and Rodney F.; from Commonwealth, Gayell S., Dixie B., Margaret B., Rosina T., Keith W., Jan R., Bob G., Chris U., Shannon R., Grady L, Alfred W., John K. and from Royal, Pat V., Gerald H., Pete W., Betty W., Joe VA, Slawomir B, Dennis N., Sue D., Shannon E., and Mel K. We also had five casino ‘angels’ help fill spots for us.

The casino funds are mostly used to cover the costs of running our provincial events and to help us send teams to national events. If you were unable to help out please try and remember to thank one of our volunteers!

BCB Announces Venues for 2018 Championships

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Bowls Canada Boulingrin has officially announced their venues and dates for the 2018 Nationals. For the details select  2018 National Championships Venues.