Fast, fu­ri­ous con­test

Central Otago Mirror - - SPORT -

The Cana­dian men’s and women’s teams took out top slots in the Dodge­ball World In­vi­ta­tional tour­na­ment, held in Queen­stown last Fri­day. The 10 round tour­na­ment held at the Queen­stown Events Cen­tre high­lighted the game’s fast and fu­ri­ous pace, and was fought out mainly by North Amer­i­can, South East Asian and Australasian teams. Th­ese re­gions use a four ball for­mat, while Europe plays a six ball for­mat, ex­plain­ing the ab­sence of any Euro­pean rep­re­sen­ta­tion. Mem­bers of the Cana­dian women’s team dis­played plenty of guts, stamina and skill in their lead-up to the rapid-fire fi­nal match against the USA, which they took out 5-3. Team mem­ber Beth White said she was happy with the team’s per­for­mance and loved the tour­na­ment’s host town. ‘‘Queen­stown’s amaz­ing

and we’re all hav­ing a re­ally good time,’’ she said. It was a Canada-USA fi­nal for the men’s di­vi­sion as well, with Canada win­ning 6-4. Malaysia beat­Hong Kong for third spot.

Photo: GRANT BRYANT 628469679

Rapid fire: Team Canada’s Ki­tune Sono and Beth White launch­ing balls while oth­ers fly their way in the World Dodge­ball In­vi­ta­tional, held at the Queen­stown Events Cen­tre on Fri­day. Canada took a clean sweep of the tour­na­ment, in both the men’s and women’s di­vi­sions.

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