West Kelowna Hosts 13U A East Provincial
WKMBA hosted the BCBA 2018 13U A East, Provincials this past weekend (August 8-12). The 10 team tournament began on Thursday morning and concluded Sunday evening. A total of 23 games were played to determine a winner. There was only 1 game over the weekend that had to be delayed due to darkness but was made up on Sunday. This did however cause the semi final games and championship game to be pushed back 3 hours on Sunday.
The tournament began with a coaches meeting Wednesday night, hosted by BC Baseball, followed by 6 games on Thursday.
Thursday night saw the Opening Ceremonies go off without a hitch. West Kelowna Mayor, Doug Findlater welcomed all the guest to West Kelowna. Followed by Parade of Teams, onto the field and singing of O Canada, led by Carol Katelnikoff.
Following the Opening Ceremonies, the skill competition took place. This was a 4 event competition. Winning players were given gift bag and concession coupon. West Kelowna won the base running relay. Good job Boys!!!
Friday saw a full slate of 8 games, which began at 9am and went till after 8pm.
Saturday was the windup of the pool play.
Sunday was the semi-finals and Championship games. In the Semifinals, Aldergrove beat Prince George and Salmon Arm beat Abbotsford. In the Championship game, Salmon Arm Hornets beat Aldergrove Dodgers to win the 2018 Provincial Championship.
I received so many compliments from coaches, parents, and spectators on what a well-run tournament we put on.
A great big thank to Teena Gillmore and all the volunteers who helped make this tournament a success.