Baseball - Championship Season

It's championship season once again, and three National Championships are all scheduled for this week:

Senior Men's Championship

This year marks the second year for the Senior Men's championship in Dartmouth. Two clubs each will come from Ontario (Windsor and Ilderton), Alberta (Red Deer and Fort Saskatchewan) and Nova Scotia (host Dartmouth and Halifax), while one team each will come from New Brunswick (Fredericton), BC (Burnaby), Newfoundland (St. John's) and Manitoba (Brandon).

Tournament organizer Paul Arsenault said there will be a repeat of last year's very popular homerun derby. This year, it will raise funds for Breast Cancer Awareness. Last year's champ Darren Doucette, whose wife is a breast cancer survivor, will be back to defend his title.

Bantam Girls

Tournament organizer Patrick Weatherill promises a week to remember. There will be a welcome BBQ, a tour at the Richmond Olympic Oval, bands and demonstrations at Brighouse, as well as cool vintage cars on display, and raffles with great prizes.
Qu¨¦bec returns at the Bantam Girl's championship to defend their title. The 6 other teams are the host Richmond club, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Ontario, Qu¨¦bec and Nova Scotia.

Bantam Boys

Defending Champion Ontario will be represented by Whitby. Joining Ontario will be Alberta (Calgary), the host Vaughan club, BC (Vancouver), Manitoba (Winnipeg), Qu¨¦bec, New Brunswick (Moncton), Saskatchewan (Regina), Nova Scotia (Dartmouth), PEI (Summerside) and Newfoundland (Corner Brook).

Tournament organizer Dirk Drieberg hopes to create an experience for all participants, saying, "We want everyone to look back on the event and know that they truly had an experience aside from baseball."