Fast, furious contest
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.
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.