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The weekend of August 16 saw 2 tournaments in Nova Scotia. There was
an amateur competition in New Ross, which is the longest
running tournament in Nova Scotia after the Provincials. The
other was in Lawrencetown which had both junior and amateur
classes. Results are posted.
On the Labour Day weekend we will be holding 2 more
tournaments. The first will be at the Digby Wharf Rat Rally
on Saturday Aug 30. This year we will be on the waterfront.
There are amateur classes and several challenge
matches with many of the Maritimes top pullers. Then on
Monday we will be in Berwick for Gala Days. Here we will be
holding junior and amateur classes.
Weigh-ins for both tournaments is noon and the competition
starts at 1pm
Nova Scotia Captures Canadian
With a 16 Gold medal performance, Nova Scotia captured the
Team trophy at the 2014 Canadian Championships in
Shawn Ross led the way with 3 Gold, followed by 2 Gold
performances by Chris Scott, Phil Carty Gary Kell, and Mark
MacPhail. Gold Medals were also won by Ben Best, Melissa
Louvelle, Will Sarty, Wayde Graves, Rob MacNamara.
For all the
Atlantic Canadian Championships
Jeremie Hachey was the talk
of the Atlantic Canadian Championships. In the left hand
middleweight class he beat out perennial favourite Randy
Bayers in convincing fashion. In the triple elimination
tournament Randy only mustered one win against Jeremie.
In other classes Jon Thompson took the left heavyweight
while Shawn Ross won the right heavyweight. Sylvio
Bourque easily won the left lightweight as did Randy Bayers
with the right 198. The lighter classes saw Will Sarty take
the 154 and 165 right. Jeff McBride dropped down to the 176
and won that with ease.
Jessica King crushed the competition in both the ladies
right and left hand classes.
For all the
Nova Scotia Championships
The 2014 Provincial
Championships were a success with a good turnout of pullers
and plenty of exciting action on the table. Triple
elimination proved beneficial to some and disaster to others
as fatigue wore many down.
The Bayers brothers proved yet again that they are the ones
to beat winning 3 of the 4 classes they entered. Only the
"Over 198lb" class proved to be their undoing as Shawn Ross
took the large class and Mark MacPhail finished second
For all the
Battle of the Atlantic XIII
The Heavyweight division
had 11 right and 9 left and had several exciting matchups along the way.
Charlie McGeoghegan captured the Left hand Belt, while Mark MacPhail held
onto the right. In the triple elimination Shawn Ross cruised to victory in
the right and Jonathan Thompson top rolled his way to victory in the left.
The Ladies division was the biggest in 25 years with 7 women. Jessica King
returned to the sport after several years off and took a first and a second.
Angela Hall won the right and was second to Jessica in the left. The
ladies showed they could put on a show as well when newcomer Melissa
Louvelle and Paula O'Connell battled it out in a very exciting match.
Sarty Bronze at Worlds
Will Sarty was the only Canadian to hit the
podium in the last 2 days of competition, taking a Bronze in the 55kg right
hand class. He also took a 7th with his left arm.
In the Masters classes Sylvio Bourque took a Silver and Bronze in the 75kg
Grand Masters Left and Right hand classes respectively.
In the 110kg Masters class Wayde Graves of
Bedford. finished 13th with his left hand and 23 with his right hand.
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Wharf Rat Rally
Berwick , NS