With a little bit of rain, cold weather and some great ball, the 2013 Thessalon Family Ball Tournament came to a close over the weekend.
Friday night four women’s division games battled through the rain and strong winds to get the tournament underway. With the the first games in the books it was time for some fun; the fireworks at the marina again proved to be the best in the area.
Saturday morning the tournament resumed at 8am and took a break at noon for the parade. Games were underway again by 3:30pm and continued into the evening. Once all the games were completed for the day it was time to put on the dancing shoes as the party began at the Thessalon Memorial Arena. ‘Obsession’ rocked the party with their upbeat music and great entertainment.
Sunday morning it was time for some more ball, fuzzy and blurry eyed the teams battled through the round robin games to see who would make it to the playoff round Monday morning. After everything was said and done there were some big upsets and some extra inning action that was more then exciting for the fans. Once the games were over it was time for the Home Run Derby at Lakeside Field; the tournaments best power hitters put on a show with some deep home runs. After everyone had taken their swings the clear winner was Tyler Binkley (Bellerose Family) with 7 Home Runs. Sunday night the band ‘Thin Ice’ rocked out on the New Field to a rowdy crowd ready to have fun; their mix of country music and 80s rock was a perfect fit for the ball teams and family members alike.
Monday morning came and it was time to get serious, with the A,B and C divisions set and ready to crown a champion. The quality of ball never seems to disappoint and that was the case once again as some familiar teams were victorious and some new teams found their way to the top of their respected divisions.
The weekends Champions are as follows:
Men’s A – The Grisdales
Men’s B – The Towells
Men’s C – The Mills
Women’s A – The Bucks
Women’s B – The Aelicks
Women’s C – The Whitfields
Full Results can be seen below
The Committee would like to thank all the families that participated for a fun filled weekend, we would also like to thank the park staff because without their hard work none of this would be possible.
Remember all teams that were in the finals in any division will have their entry fee paid for next years tournament.
see you next year……..