The 2015 Michael Worrod HTKP tournament is proudly sponsored by:
Michael Worrod Memorial HTKP Ball Tournament
The weather was splendid for the entire weekend and we had more teams participate than ever! On behalf of the HTKP committee, thank you to everyone for your tremendous support of the tournament and for your contributions to the program. The pictures taken over the weekend are begin to be edited and posted at Lisa Piellusch’s web site – click here to view them. Check back often as pictures will continue to be posted.
Congratulations to the Draft Kings, who came back in the bottom of the 7th inning to defeat the Master Batters to take the championship.
About the Tournament
The annual Michael Worrod Help the Kids Play slo-pitch tournament is held annually during the first weekend of July in conjunction with the Tottenham Community Week. The tournament features slo-pitch games at Coventry Park in Tottenham and teams are made up of players from the 3 local Tottenham leagues – the Tottenham Men’s Slo-Pitch League, the Tottenham Ladies Lob-ball League and the Tottenham Old-timers Slo-Pitch League. The tournament is oriented towards a fun time and therefore is not sanctioned by any of the Slo-Pitch Associations.
In addition to the slo-pitch games, other events run throughout the weekend including a TOT Alumni Game, Men’s League vs. Old-timers League All-Star Game, and a Home Run Derby.
Proceeds from the tournament go directly to raise funds for the Help the Kids Play Program. We encourage all local slo-pitch players, in addition to all members of the community, to participate in this great event to support local kids.
The tournament organizers wish to the thank the Tottenham slo-pitch leagues for their continued support and participation.
Highlights from the 2014 Tournament
Awesome weather all weekend made the 2014 tourney another fantastic success! There was a great vibe throughout the weekend with people chilling in sun, surrounded by friends and lots of laughter.
Once again the alumni showed us that they can still bring a darn good game to the field. Another highly entertaining Alumni game and much fun was had by participants and spectators alike.
Kneeling (L-to-R): Bob Vienneau, John Stiff, Art Sagert, Wayne Bickford, Bill Clouthier, Cal Steeves, Dennis Pendlebury, Cliff Stacey, Jamie McClean
Standing: Chris Ross, Steve Ross, Bill Clark, George Beechey, Keith Beechey, Cal Russell, Bill Boston, Jim Hunter, Rob Farah, Rick Hjelholt, Cliff Tucker, Harley Sherman, Sandy Bell, Lou Conforti, Ed Hopkins, Al McInnis, Dave Muirhead, John Harrett
Now in its 5th year and always one of the tournament highlights, the series between the all-starts from both leagues was knotted up 2 wins apiece. The Men’s League All-Stars followed their usual pattern of coming out strong and taking an early 5-0 lead with some timely hitting and taking advantage of defensive errors. The Oldtimers gradually chipped away and closed the gap however the men’s league held on for the vistory.
Congrats to the Men’s League – we’ll do it all again in 2015!
2014 Oldtimer’s All-Stars
Kneeling (L-to-R): Scott Peters, Neil Pendlebury, Mark Doyle, Will Goodin, Al (Bones) Nichol, Scott Mason
Standing (L-to-R): Chuck Cragg, Steve Lahey, Geoff Keogh, Keith Beechey, Ed Hopkins, Rick Cudnik, Andy Gee, Brad Young, Steve (Stike) Black
The Tottenham Oldtimer’s Division saw a total of 10 teams participate throughout the weekend and as usual most teams had add-ons players which always makes for a fun way for guys to play with one another. The Tap Masters were victorious over the Dog Catchers 19-10 in the final. Congratulations to all teams for their excellent performances during the entire weekend.
Tap Masters – 2014 Oldtimer’s Champs
Kneeling (L-to-R): Jason Jennings, Tim Schrank, Gord Tanner, Darrell Hager, Scott PetersStanding (L-to-R): Bob Pearce, Tom Ball, Sandy Bell, Neil Pendlebury, John Stiff, Bob Smith
Dusty Catchers – 2014 Oldtimer’s Runner Ups
Kneeling (L-to-R): Steve Lahey, Larry Turner, Brett Mabee, Cal SteevesStanding (L-to-R): Mike Candy, Randy Hipkin, Emeil Edwards, Laurier Plante, David Potocki, Steve Lamb