By Arsenio dela Cruz
Teams from Montreal, Durham, Toronto, Windsor, Mississauga, Vaughan, Austin, San Antonio, Detroit, Chicago, New York and Houston were well represented.
There were over 120 teams and 1500 players registered across 13 divisions. Winnipeg had 12 out of 13 teams represented…the largest delegation from all North American cities. (We were missing the Ladies Open division) Over 200 Winnipegers made the trip to Windsor.
Tournament results for Winnipeg by division.
TYKES (11U) – 2nd Place
**Lost in finals to Mississauga 44-30
PEEWEE (13U) – 2nd Place
**Lost in finals to Mississauga 71-64
BANTAM BOYS (15U) – 3rd Place
**Lost in semi-finals to Mississauga 59-40, Sauga eventually won this division**
BANTAM GIRLS (15U) – Champions (3-peat)
**Won 3rd consecutive title (2012, 2013 & 2014) by beating Mississauga 50-29 in finals**
MIDGET BOYS (17U) – 4th Place
**Lost in semi-finals to Chicago 32-26
MIDGET GIRLS (17U) – tied for 3rd with Toronto.
**Lost in semi-finals to Mississauga 22-20
JUVENILE BOYS (20U) – 3rd Place
**Lost in semi-finals to Vaughan 38-33
JUVENILE GIRLS (20U) – 4th Place
**Lost in semi-finals to Chicago 45-34
MENS OPEN 5’11 & Under – 7th Place
MENS OPEN – 3rd Place
**Lost in semi-finals to Austin 61-59
SENIOR MENS (32-42 years old) – Champions
**Won over Houston 37-34
MASTERS (43 & UP) – 2nd Place
**Lost in finals to Chicago 41-40
Overall, Winnipeg took home 2 championships, 3 second place awards and 6 final top four finishes over the weekend.
An outstanding feat in comparison…we are extremely proud of the support and strength of our city and look forward to next years tournament in New York!!