RONALE SANJAY NAIDU

March 26, 1982 - October 13, 2003

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2010 SUMMARY
This year marked the seventh annual tournament, at which two significant changes were introduced. The two-day format was changed to a one-day event, and prize money was awarded to both winning teams - $500 to the Co-Ed and $1000 to the Mens' champion teams. By all accounts both amendments were well-received, and will probably remain unchanged at next year's tournament.

The winning team in the Men's Open Division was the Whitecaps Prospects, a new entrant in the tournament this year, coached by widely-respected Bart Choufour. SFU was once again in the Final, having looked very sharp during the qualifying rounds. In almost a carbon copy of the 2009 Final, this year's evenly matched game was tied at fulltime, resulting in a 'Golden Goal' overtime period. Nobody likes to see one team lose in such an entertaining encounter, however, the Whitecaps Prospects scored the deciding goal and will now have their team name inscribed on the trophy. The two other semi-finalists in this year's tournament were DPI and Bingers Army.

In the Co-Ed Division, the Westside Ballers stretched their unbeaten record to seven by overcoming Team Sunshine in the Final. This year more teams than in the past came better equipped to compete against the WSB team, however, the WSB prevailed once again, beating a highly skillful and committed Team Sunshine. The two other semi-finalists were Lakers Haters and Team Ramrod. .

The other Semi-finalist in this year's tournament was SFU.

In the Co-Ed Division, the Westside Ballers stretched their unbeaten record to eight by overcoming The Dead Rats in the Final. This year was even more competitive than last year with some teams not seen before competing at a very high level. The WSB team prevailed once again, however, beating a highly skillful and committed opponent. Can this team be beaten? That is the question!! The two other semi-finalists were Kits Blue Demons and Team Ramrod.

The recipient this year of the Kits memorial scholarship award was Ethan Senger. The SFU award recipient was Anthony DiNicolo. Both Ethan and Anthony were acknowledged at the closing ceremonies as outstanding individuals, great athletes and truly worthy of the scholarship awards.

Raj Naidu, Ronale Sanjay's father, in presenting the trophies, once again expressed his gratitude to all those who had participated in the highly successful event. First and foremost, he thanked all the players from both divisions for their enthusiastic participation. Raj also thanked the organizers of the event, as well as everyone who had volunteered to help make the tournament such a success. It is his hope, as is the hope of all those who loved his gifted son, that this annual tournament will carry the memory of Ronale Sanjay long into the future.

The recipient this year of the Kits memorial scholarship award was Arved Poetter. The SFU award recipient was Max Baessato. Both Arved and Max were acknowledged at the closing ceremonies as outstanding individuals, and truly worthy of the scholarship awards. Raj Naid, Ronale Sanjay's father, in presenting the trophies and medals, once again expressed his gratitude to all those who had participated in the highly successful event. First and foremost, he thanked all the players from both divisions for their enthusiastic participation. Raj also thanked the organizers of the event, as well as everyone who had volunteered to help make the tournament such a success. It is his hope, as is the hope of all those who loved his gifted son, that this annual tournament will carry the memory of Ronale Sanjay long into the future.
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