As the season is now in full swing we take a weekend off from league play and battle in a competitive mid season tournament. The Big League Experience will continue its’ “Best of the West” tournament series play again in Kamloops at the beautiful McArthur Island complex on the Victoria day Long weekend. 21 teams from both sides of the Rockies will battle in three different divisions – Midget, Bantam and Pee Wee. Many of these teams are looking to take a break from league play and match up against teams they don’t usually play as well as prepare for upcoming playoff action once we head into the month of June (Yes, June…).
Here are the teams in the different divisions with a link to schedules below.
Midget/Jr. Premier Division will see 7 teams battle it out: The Chilliwack Cougars, Cowichan Valley Mustangs, Kamloops River Dogs, Nanaimo Bucs, North Shore Jr.Twins, Prince George Knights and south Fraser Giants. This round robin play will have everyone play a double header on the Saturday and then be seeded 1 through 7 with the #1 and #2 seed team battling in out Sunday morning with two chances to get to Semi final action.
Bantam Division is an eight team draw that will comprise of two Pods with the following teams:
Pod A: Cowichan Valley Mustangs, Kamloops River Dogs, Lethbridge Bulls Vernon Canadians
Pod B: Abbotsford Angels, Grand Prairie, Kelowna Sun Devils, Prince George Knights.
The top two teams of each pod will move on to Playoff action taking place on Monday morning with the 3rd and 4th place teams playing consolation games on the Sunday .
Pee Wee Division will include 6 teams in two Pods;
Pod A: Cowichan Valley Mustangs, Kamloops River Dogs 1 and Okotoks Dawgs
Pod B: Calgary Cubs, Kamloops River Dogs 2 and Prince George Knights
On the Saturday the teams will play a double header vs. the other two teams in their Pod and then be reseeded and set up into two separate pods again in which the winner of those Pods will advance to the Championship game with the #2 seed team in the pods receiving an extra Consolation game.
The Big League Experience is in its’ 19th year of operation for running their well known baseball camps and “Best of the West” tournament series and this weekend is once again shaping up to be a great weekend of ball. Best of luck to all team.