Nichols tournament gets underway
The inaugural Walter Nichols Memorial Fastball Tournament will be held this weekend at Neville Memorial Park in Whitney Pier. The tournament is named in honour of Nichols, a former fastball player who played for a number of teams over the years including the Pier Aces, Reserve A’s and the Cardinals. He died in Oct. 2014. Teams competing include the host Chant’s Funeral Home Cardinals, Alexandra Street Turbo Delivery White Sox, Waycobah Hood Rats, Wagmatcook Angels, Chapel Island Athletics, Eskasoni Diamondbacks, Eskasoni Raiders and Membertou Redmen. Play opens Friday starting at 6 p.m. Games continue all day Saturday starting at 10 a.m. Semifinals are Sunday at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m., with the final at 3 p.m.