Michelle Gibson swings at a pitch during one of the past 22 Sooke Invitational Slo-Pitch tournaments on the B.C. Day long weekend.

Slo-Pitch tourney about to wind up

Tournament on from July 30 to August 1

It’s been over 20 years since Sooke has been home to the annual B.C. Day slo-pitch tournament, and it shows no signs of slowing down.

Starting July 30 and running until Aug. 1, over two dozen softball teams from the Island including Victoria, Langford and Sooke are going to be taking place in six men, four women round-robin format play for prizes. The first place A division club will walk away with a $1,000 purse, with other prizes being awarded for all divisions up to fourth place.

The cost to register is $375 per team for the big ball/small ball tourney, which will take place at Fred Milne Park.

“We take teams up until three days before it starts,” said Jason Dumont, Hawks spokesman and Sooke Slo-Pitch Association president.

So far, 25 teams have signed up but more are encouraged to join said Dumont, whose Hawks faced off against the Dawg Lb on Monday after press time in the A division quarter finals.

Everyone is welcome to come out and support their team, and admission is free for the three day event. The first game starts at 8 a.m. on Saturday and there will be a concession and beer gardens. For more information or to sign up to play call Jason at 250-744-8852.

Just Posted

Juan de Fuca curlers ‘reeling’ after learning rink will be replaced with dry floor

West Shore Parks & Recreation board says curling rinks not getting enough use

The rock is no more for Oak Bay ‘Sea Lore’

Council calls for change to controversial location proposed for art installation

Five highlights in the 2019 federal budget

Latest budget includes a sprinkling of money for voters across a wide spectrum

Facebook to overhaul ad targeting to prevent discrimination

The company is also paying about $5 million to cover plaintiffs’ legal fees and other costs

B.C. mosque part of open-house effort launched in wake of New Zealand shootings

The ‘Visit a Mosque’ campaign aims to combat Islamophobia

‘That’s a load of crap’: Dog poop conspiracy spreads in White Rock

Allegation picked up steam through a Facebook page run by a city councillor

Explosives unit brought in after suspicious boxes left at B.C. RCMP detachment

Nanaimo RCMP issues all clear after packages were found on lawn earlier in the day

2019 BUDGET: As deficit grows, feds spend on job retraining, home incentives

Stronger economy last year delivered unexpected revenue bump of an extra $27.8 billion over six years

Newfoundland man caught after posting photo of himself drinking and driving

The 19-year-old took a photo of himself holding a beer bottle and cigarette while at the wheel

Carfentanil found in 15% of overdose deaths in January: B.C. coroner

Carfentanil is 100 times more powerful than illicit fentanyl and used to tranquilize elephants

Disappearance of Merritt cowboy now deemed suspicious: police

Ben Tyner was reported missing when his riderless horse was discovered on a logging road

Most Read