Golfers back in the swing

Golf, Slo-pitch, stocks and checkers in this week's sports briefs.

Gazette staff

SEVEN HILLS—Some of the top golfers on Vancouver Island will join local players this weekend when Seven Hills Golf & Country Club hosts its annual Men’s Open Tournament.

The 36-hole, stroke play tourney will run all day Saturday and Sunday, with hole-in-one prizes, low-gross and low-net titles and a pro division.

Players will be treated to a brunch Saturday and full dinner Sunday prior to the awards ceremony.

For info, call the clubhouse at 250-949-9818.

 

 

 

Slo-pitch gets fast

Port Hardy Slo-pitch will hold its final tournament of the season beginning tonight at Beaver Harbour Park in Storey’s Beach.

It will be a split affair, with a men’s fastpitch tourney and a separate women’s slo-pitch tourney held concurrently.

Games will be played at 6 p.m. tonight and Friday, all day Saturday, with finals scheduled for Sunday afternoon.

The women’s slo-pitch final is set for 12:30 p.m. Sunday, with the men’s fastpitch final scheduled for 2 p.m.

For info, call David at 250-949-7221.

 

 

 

Back on track

Coming off their biggest weekend of the season to date, the drivers of the Tri-Port Motor Sports Club take to the dirt oval of Tri-Port Speedway Saturday for their next round of stock car points racing.

Gates open at 5:30 and time-in is set for 6 p.m.

A full concession is available, along with a children’s play area. Tickets are $5 for adults, $3 for youth, and $2 for children and seniors.

 

 

 

Checker Cup kickoff

The 32nd annual Charlie Checker Cup for North Island schoolchildren begins this weekend during the Mount Waddington Regional Fall Fair in Port McNeill.

Contest host David Lyon of Sointula will have his board set up and welcomes challenges from all students for the contest, which runs through Father’s Day weekend next June.

The championship will go to the school with the most cumulative points. Individual awards are given to MVP and best sport.