Char­lot­te­town women’s rugby club team stays un­de­feated in N.S. league

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - SPORTS - BY MITCH MACDON­ALD

Dodge­ball play­ers in P.E.I. will be tak­ing their sport from the court to the sand­bar this week­end.

Dodge­ball P.E.I. will be host­ing its first ever beach tour­na­ment at Bloom­ing Point Beach on Saturday.

The tour­na­ment will run from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. with or­ga­niz­ers en­cour­ag­ing those in­ter­ested in the sport to come out and watch.

“Beach dodge­ball tour­na­ments across the coun­try have been pop­ping up for a while. I think it’s about time for P.E.I. to have one too,” said Matt Lawrence, Dodge­ball P.E.I. pres­i­dent.

Lawrence said that P.E.I. beaches are ar­guably the best in the coun­try for dodge­ball.

“Soft sand to lay out on, the wa­ter right be­side you and scenic views, what else could you ask for?”

The tour­na­ment will help Team Canada at­tend the world cham­pi­onships while also fa­cil­i­tat­ing the sport’s growth in P.E.I.

Half of the $20 en­try fee paid by each player will go to­wards the na­tional team, while the other half will go to­wards Dodge­ball P.E.I.

The game for­mat will be four vs. four in a “net­ted” court area.

The tour­na­ment it­self will also fea­ture dif­fer­ent team com­bi­na­tions for ev­ery round where a new team of four is cre­ated from two reg­is­tered teams.

“When reg­is­ter­ing, peo­ple are asked to reg­is­ter a team of 2 or 3 and then give their team a one word team name. From there, they will get matched up with an­other team to cre­ate their team of four that round,” said Lawrence.

This way, Lawrence said, the tour­na­ment is less about com­pe­ti­tion and more about the spirit of the game and hav­ing fun.

“The hi­lar­i­ous part of it is that I’ll be an­nounc­ing teams like Glass Shark or Spooky Toast.”

The tour­na­ment will also see skills com­pe­ti­tion in­volv­ing a agility, ac­cu­racy and the fastest throw.

Sun­day will be the rain date for the tour­na­ment.

In­di­vid­u­als seek­ing more in­for­ma­tion about Dodge­ball P.E.I. can mes­sage the or­ga­ni­za­tion on Face­book or post in its group page. The Char­lot­te­town Rugby Foot­ball Club re­mains un­de­feated in its in­au­gu­ral sea­son in the Nova Sco­tia Se­nior Rugby League af­ter a re­cent 66-10 win over the Val­ley Bulldogs in Char­lot­te­town.

CRFC is now 3-0 in the women’s Tier A divi­sion and have outscored op­po­nents 249-29.

Jean Baker led CRFC with four trys, Alysha Cor­ri­gan added two trys and eight con­verts,.

Kalie MacKin­non, Ali­cia Macdon­ald, Niki Tri­antafil­lou and Re­becca Chap­man each chipped in a try. The squad played Wed­nes­day in Pic­tou County and hits the pitch again Saturday, Aug. 12, ver­sus Hal­i­fax RFC in Hal­i­fax, N.S.


P.E.I. dodge­ball player Halen Sky winds up for a toss dur­ing the Beach Dodge­ball Tour­na­ment in Hal­i­fax last month. Dodge­ball P.E.I. will host a beach tour­na­ment of its own this week­end.

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