Announcement of Teams - 2008 Vancouver Challenge

July 16, 2008

Vancouver, BC

Vancouver, BC
The Vancouver Grey Sox and South Hill Sports are pleased to announce the field of teams for the 7th Annual Vancouver Challenge tournament scheduled for July 25 - 27 at South Memorial Park in Vancouver.
This year's event is highlighted by a number of first time attendees, and its anticipated the line up of teams will provide local fastpitch fans with an opportunity to witness some top quality open level mens fastpitch softball.
The host Vancouver, BC Grey Sox (ISC ranked #9) will be joined by past Vancouver Challenge participants the Horse Lake, AB Thunder (ISC ranked #11) and Portland, OR DeMarini (ISC ranked #30).  The first time attendees at this year's event include the Pueblo, CO Bandits (ISC ranked #24), Bakersfield, CA Taylor Farms Lumberkings (ISC II ranked # 1),  Camrose, AB Fury (unranked), Vernon, BC DC Arrows (unranked) and the Vancouver South Hill Giants (unranked).
Action commences Friday July 25th with the opening game scheduled for 6:30 pm, and a second game that evening set for 8:15 pm.  Saturday has a full slate of games commencing at 8:00 am with the last game of the day scheduled to start at 9:00 pm.  Sunday action again commences at 8:00 am with the Championship final set for 2:00 pm.   All games will be played at South Memorial Park in Vancouver (41st Avenue East between Knight and Fraser streets in Vancouver).  Gate admission for the weekend is $5.00 per day or $10.00 for a tournament pass, Seniors $3.00 per day or $6.00 for a tournament pass, 12 and under are free.
The full tournament draw will be released publically before the end of this week.  As is always the Grey Sox practise, we will endeavour to provide updates and scores throughout the weekend of the event to Al's Fastball List and Fastpitchwest.
Larry Kancs
Vancouver Grey Sox