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