Calgary to Host 2013 Masters Nationals 5-Pin Bowling Championships – June 29 to July 3, 2013
National Competition to Provide Much-Needed Boost to Calgary’s Economy
CALGARY, AB, June 26, 2013 – The Master Bowlers Association of Canada (www.masterbowling.ca) is pleased to announce that Canada’s best 5 pin bowlers will descend on Calgary, AB, to compete in the 2013 Masters Nationals. The championships will run from June 29 to July 3 and will be held at Chinook Bowladrome and Paradise Lanes in Calgary.
“Two hundred a fifty six 5 pin bowlers from eight provinces will be participating in the 2013 Masters Nationals. Men, ladies and seniors will be competing in several categories including singles, tournament teams and teaching teams,” comments Walter Heeney, president of the Master Bowlers Association of Canada (MBAC). “We are proud to be among the first events taking place in Calgary since the devastating flooding. Overall, more than 400 people will be travelling to Calgary, which will result in a much needed boost to the local economy. Approximately 160 rooms have been booked at the Hyatt Regency in downtown Calgary.”
“The 2013 Masters Nationals will give Calgarians and fans of five-pin bowling from across Alberta the opportunity to see top flight competition from Canadians who are accustomed to playing in the fast lanes,” said Alberta Culture Minister Heather Klimchuk. “My very best wishes to all competitors and visitors and heartfelt thanks to all the volunteers who have overcome many challenges to make this national championship event possible.”
Saturday, June 29 - Wednesday, July 3, 2013
(bowling begins on June 30)
B75, Chinook Centre, 6455 Macleod Trail SW
Calgary, AB T2H 0K8
3411 17 Avenue SE
Calgary, AB T2A 0R3
Members of the media are encouraged to attend. Walter Heeney, MBAC president, will be available for interviews and will make arrangements for interviews with winners from each category.
About the Master Bowlers Association of Canada
The Master Bowlers Association of Canada (www.mastersbowling.ca), established over 40 years ago, provides top-flight competition for Canada best 5 pin bowlers and works towards improving the image of 5 pin bowling through its commitment to exemplary sportsmanship, ethics and conduct. Master bowlers are NCCP-certified coaches and athletes who compete as "Teaching Masters," "Tournament Masters" and "Senior Masters."
About 5-Pin Bowling
Five-pin bowling is a Canadian invention and is played only in Canada. This bowling variant was developed in 1909 by Thomas F. Ryan in Toronto, Ontario, at his Toronto Bowling Club, in response to customers who complained that the ten-pin game was too strenuous. He cut five ten-pins down to approximately 75% of their size and used hand-sized hard rubber balls. The Canadian 5 Pin Bowlers' Association (www.c5pba.ca) is the governing body for the sport in Canada.
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