Terriers, Misfits, Yorkshire Dales and Bolts take titles at Leeds

Wed 12 Jun 2019

The annual Leeds Tournament was played over the weekend of 8-9 June at Grange Park Sports Grounds in Wetherby, and 24 teams in four divisions battled on through Saturday rain and then a better day on Sunday.

The tournament’s ‘Meme-Themed Weekend’ included a ‘memes and nightmares’ fancy dress party on the Saturday night and rookie teams getting their first runs, catches and wins, while more experienced teams at B-grade and C-grade fought out some really close games.

All four finals were edge-of-the-camping-chair stuff, as shown by the close score lines (see below) and a number of the MVPs being from the runner-up sides as well as the winners.

Side-show softball themed games and a raffle raised awareness of mental health issues as well as over £225 for the event’s partner charity, Leeds Mind (https://www.leedsmind.org.uk/).

Everyone had a great time and are keen to come back to West Yorkshire next year!

The picture below shows the Silver Champion Yorkshire Dales with the Leeds Bobcats.

Results

PLATINUM
Champion:  Leeds Terriers
Runner-up:  Sheriffs
MVPs:  Mel Cybaniak and Shane Sharp
The Terriers won the final by 15-12.
 

GOLD
Champion:  Misfits  
Runner-up:  Pyros 
MVPs:  Billy Lykouras and Hannah Bray
The Misfits won the final by 13-12.
 

SILVER
Champion:  Yorkshire Dales
Runner-up:  AJs 
MVPs:  Matt Cowley and Jane Tocher
The Yorkshire Dales won the final by 10-8.  
 

BRONZE
Champion:  Bolts  
Runner-up:  Redbacks
MVPs:  Rowan Gray and Jason Smith
The Bolts won the final by 20-18.

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