Ni­chols tour­na­ment gets un­der­way

Cape Breton Post - - SPORTS -

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.

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