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THE CHOICE IS YOURS
are two primary choices in life; to accept conditions as they exist, or
accept the responsibility for changing them. Let us all come together
and work to do what's right.
As we move forward with hope and anticipation, I am looking ahead to
growing the association. This will only happen with the help and
assistance of every member. Please do your part to encourage the return
of memberships and teams. Let us put the problems of the past behind us,
learn from them, forget them and move forward with a new eagerness, a
new agenda and a clean slate.
The executive, together with the
assistance of the board of directors also have a key role to play. The
executive must point the way and lead by example. It is my hope that
each member of the executive will carry out the duties of their
respective portfolios to the best of their ability. You have an
obligation to yourself and the MAA organization. Let us band together,
put our best foot forward, grow the organization and make our community
Ladies and gentlemen I am appealing for your support as we
move forward. Let us be proud of each other, as we preserve a game that
is part of our culture, as we preserve the comradery of meeting during
the winter months for a beer or two. Let us move forward with hope and
dignity. Let us also enjoy ourselves and have fun.
MESSAGE FOR THE NEW YEAR
past should be left in the past or it can steal the future.
for what tomorrow can bring
and not what yesterday has taken away.
Everyday is a Gift.
Held on January 13th 2017
There were 14 persons in attendance which represented approx. 29% of the membership.
President emphasized that there will be a zero tolerance policy
regarding (a) conduct & behaviour, (b) financial integrity, (c)
negative remarks (racist & otherwise) and (d) abusive language.
disciplinary committee (names to be determined at a later date) will be
struck to handle all matters as they arise. Every infraction will be
dealt with individually and any decision handed down by the disciplinary
committee is final.
major decision as to whether or not the MAA should purchase trophies
for those winners in 2015 and 2016 will be made on Day 1 (Feb. 26th)
when all the players are present. The MAA executive committee needs the
members' input and feedback to help make this decision.
MAA is making a plea to all those who have carrying trophies in their
possession to return them to the association. You may have received them
in 2014 ... the last time these trophies were handed out. The time for
carrying them is long over. Please return them to Glenn Manoosingh on
the first day of the all fours season. We thank you for your full
co-operation in this matter.
first event for the year is the Pair Knockout competition. Trophies
will be awarded for the most bullseyes and most hang jacks categories.
As well, a carrying trophy will be awarded to the winners. The rules on
this tournament will be provided on game day. There is a fee of only
$5.00 for this event.
teams will pay their registration fees at the knockout game on 19th
February. Names of players and sub players will be handed over to the
MAA executive. There will be no fee increase this year.
Even though there is an increase in CCOM rent this year, the executive
voted for no changes to last year's fee amount. For the information of
the members, last year's fees and registration totaled $420.00 per team,
approximately $53.00 per team member. All monies collected are to be
handed directly to the Treasurer.
marshals as selected by the executive committee are Sais Madansingh,
Joe Paul and Glenn Manoosingh. Once again, we ask that all players
should familiarize themselves with the rules of the game to avoid
The MVP criteria will remain the same as last year's i.e. best four (4) of five (5) games.
** ALWAYS REMEMBER **
It is your attitude
Not your aptitude
That determines your altitude
ALBERTA & MANITOBA
else in the world would you find a card tournament like ours?
nine (29) years in the making and still going strong. Amazing, isn't it?
Many thanks to the group of guys from Calgary for starting this
tournament in 1988.
Thank you Edmonton for your participation over the
Special thanks to those who contributed freely of their time at
all of these tournaments.
You guys have all done an awesome job,
everyone of you! Thanks.
year 2017 promises to be another great year of fun and excitement. So
far all the teams from last year are returning to do battle for another
year. This has been confirmed at our last General meeting held January
13th, 2017. As usual we try to generate some interest by ranking the
We are predicting the order of finish for 2017 as follows:-
ONE FAMILY :- This Week 1. Last Week 2. - There is no doubt about the talent on this team. They are building a dynasty and are out to prove that winning the championship last year was no fluke. You heard it first on this website ... the Professor
who was missing in action for the last two years has suddenly surfaced
and might be joining them. If he does, the race to the winners' row is
all but over. Current odds: Even.
WISA :- This
Week 2. Last Week 1. - The perennial powerhouse team. They looked
unstoppable last year as they tried to repeat as champs. Unfortunately
One Family stopped them in their tracks as they defeated them in the
last game of the season to win the league championship. With the
addition of Sais (the Tom Brady of all fours), many are saying that it is WISA who has first place all locked up. Interesting, isn't? Current odds: 2 - 1.
SAINTS :- This
Week 3. Last Week 3. - If they can get off to a flying start, this team
could be the one other teams might be chasing. Winning their first two
games against WISA and One Family will ensure this. There are no weak
pairs on this team. All four tables are strong and extremely
competitive. They are the only team to have won the championship twice
in the last five years. Expect them to make it three in six years. Current odds: 5 - 2.
CHUTNEY SOCA :- This Week 4. Last Week 4. - Could this be their year? Que sera. They are currently in a rebuilding mode. They are possibly the dark horse
in the race. A great start is needed. An upset over One Family in the
first game will make them serious contenders. Captain Khemraj and his
boys are super confident that they can pull it off this year. Just ask
Vishnu and Vijay. Ken Mungal said he will provide all the free champagne if this should happen. Current odds: 4 - 1.
ICCA :- This Week 5 (tie). Last Week 5. - We received the news that the 'Professor'
(remember him ?) is plying his skills with One Family this year.
However, professor or no professor, the team feels confident they can
still win it all or upset a lot of teams this year. Captain Frank is
very pleased with the recruiting so far. Coach and player Ram (Sock It)
is offering lessons to all newcomers on his team. He warns all opponents
"not to mess with Jessie". In other words he is saying that he
intends to beat anyone who comes in his way this year. Wow! Serious
stuff here. Current odds: 9 - 2.
JUMP & WAVE :- This week 5 (tie). Last Week 6. - All this team needs is luck. The skill set is already there. They are the sleepers and
the long shot in the race. With a few breaks here and there, any number
can play in in a 6-horse race. So folks, don't count them out.
Acquiring one or two good players will make them contenders this year.
The MAA would like to thank team captain Peter Albert for the wonderful job he is doing. His efforts are to be commended. Be strong. Current odds: 9 - 2.
Teams will be evaluated on an ongoing basis as more information is gathered. Good luck to all!
2003 & 2005
are all the league championship photos we have in our possession. We
were hoping to do all the years from 2003 - 2016. If you have any of the
missing years and you want them posted, please contact any member of
the MAA executive members. Thanks. Much appreciated.
Trinidad (TTAFF)........................................March 3rd, 4th & 5th
Black Eagles (Toronto)..............................May 26th, 27th & 28th
Alliance (New York)..........................................June 24th & 25th
Unity (Boston)..................................................July 22nd & 23rd
Montreal......................................................August 12th & 13th
Tobago Alliance.....................................Sept 29th, 30th & Oct 1st
For further information on any of these tournaments, please contact the executive committee.
TTAFF tournament (see above) - Over $200,000 (T&T dollars) in cash and prizes.
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