March 26, 1982 - October 13, 2003

2012 Summary & Tournament Photos

It's hard to believe that the 9th annual Ronale Sanjay Memorial Tournament has come and gone, the scoreboards put away, and all that remains are the reflections amongst the organizers about how it all turned out this year.

The general consensus seems to be that although the tournament had to be concluded by 6:30pm due to a double booking by Sportstown, it once again ran smoothly to the satisfaction of all who participated in the event.

Unfortunately the weather didn't cooperate which meant that the planned pool party did not materialize.

Nonetheless, the tavern was fully occupied between games due to the obvious interest in the televised Euro 2012 games.

The winning team in the Men's Open Division was Sikh Temple, an outstanding team which has won the tournament twice before.

Their keen rival, DPI, demonstrated in the Final just what a good team they are and it was a nail-biter till the final whistle.

Both teams displayed a high level of skill and once again we were reminded about just how competitive the tournament has become.

In the Co-Ed Division' it finally happened! After eight years of dominance, the Westside Ballers team was dethroned by a well-deserving Team Jeff.

Team Jeff actually narrowly beat the WSB in their round-robin game, then played a very competitive Tuna Rolls team in the Final to cement the victory.

In last year's summary, the question posed was "can this team be beaten?".

Today, we all know the answer.

Congratulations Team Jeff on a fully-deserved victory.

The recipient this year of the Kits memorial scholarship award was Jordan Burtchett.

The SFU award recipient will be named in September due to new guidelines recently introduced at SFU.

Jordan was acknowledged at the closing ceremonies as an outstanding individual, a great athlete and truly worthy of the scholarship award.

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.

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