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Men's fastball team now running All-Chicks tournament

All-Chicks slo-pitch tournament often brings some unconventional playing apparel. - Don Bodger/file
All-Chicks slo-pitch tournament often brings some unconventional playing apparel.
— image credit: Don Bodger/file

The Duncan Gord Closson Forest Products men's fastball team has taken over the operation of the All-Chicks slo-pitch tournament.

"Long as we're able, we're going to keep doing it,'' said team spokesman Joe DiLalla about organizing events such as this.

Ten teams are ready to hit the diamonds of Glenora's Waldon Park Saturday and Sunday, including five from the valley, one from Ladysmith, three from Victoria and one from Campbell River.

Round robin action begins at 8 a.m. Saturday, with Shooters of Duncan taking on the Victoria Highballs on Field 1 and Sistas of Shawnigan Lake meeting Diamond Divas of Victoria on Field 2.

At 9:30 a.m, it's Clippy Fups against Totos and Tatas in a battle of Duncan teams on Field 1 while Campbell River's Pitches Be Crazy plays Mariners of Duncan on Field 2.

T&W of Victoria and Yo Mumma from Ladysmith are the last of the teams to play opening games at 11 a.m.

The round robin continues until 9:30 a.m. Sunday followed by playoff action at 11 a.m., 1:30 p.m., 3 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.

"Everybody's going to be guaranteed five (games),'' said DiLalla.

Some teams could play as many as six or seven depending how the draw works out.

The following weekend, Aug. 22 to 24, will be the big 33rd-annual Gord Closson Fall Classic men's oldtimers tournament at the same two Waldon Park fields.

Tickets are also being sold at $50 apiece for a 2006 Pontiac courtesy of Bow-Mel, with proceeds going to a local family in need due to a health crisis. Only 200 tickets are being sold.

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