| 2011 Summary & Tournament Photos
Just two weeks before the eighth annual tournament was
held, concerns were raised that sufficient teams for both groups would not be
registered. With some last minute coaxing, however, some new teams materialized
and it would be fair to say that this year's tournament will go down as one of
the more competitive of them all.
The one-day format with prize money for the winning teams
certainly contributed to the interest of the teams and their players and this formula
is unlikely to change in the future.
The winning team in the Men's Open Division was Flagstaff,
a first-time winner after competing in all seven previous tournaments. Flagstaff
demonstrated in the qualifying rounds just how powerful a team they were, and
continued on with this convincing form in their Semi against the always
competitive Sikh Temple (champions twice before), and then in the thrilling
Final against another previous two-time winner, DPI.The level of play by all
teams was outstanding.
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.
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