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Sixth annual Kyle Losse Tournament set for Canada Day long weekend

Bantam and peewee teams from across the province will be at Winskill Park
The Tsawwassen Athletics, who won the pee wee division at the 2023 Kyle Lose Tournament, will look to win another title this weekend in the bantam division. Optimist file photo

Some of the top bantam and peewee baseball teams from across the province will call Winskill Park home over the Canada Day long weekend as they battle for the top prize at the sixth annual Kyle Losse Tournament.

Headlining the bantam tournament at the Delta Blue Jays who are in the thick of their provincial qualifying tournament for another shot at a national championship.

Joining the Jays are the Tsawwassen Athletics, winners of the peewee tournament last year, who have moved up to the bantam division this year. The squad is coached by Brian Losse.

His wife Niki, who is one of the tournament’s organizers, says the tournament is a major highlight on the schedule for all the teams.

“It has truly become a showcase tournament that these teams look forward to coming back every year,” she said. “It’s going to be a great weekend of minor ball in Tsawwassen.”

Also competing on the bantam side are the Abbotsford Cardinals, Calgary Bucks, Chilliwack Cougars, Cloverdale Rangers, Coquitlam Reds, Langley Blaze, Mid Island Pirates, Parksville Royals, Vancouver Mounties, Victoria Eagles, Victoria Mariners and Whalley Chiefs.

Round robin action starts Friday, June 28 at 9 a.m. with games at Ray Carter Field and the Bantam Field at Winskill, and three games at Cromie Park.

Round robin play continues Saturday with the playoff rounds Sunday. The semi-finals are on Monday at 9:30 a.m. with the final at 12:30 p.m.

The peewee tournament will feature the Tsawwassen Athletics and Ladner Red Sox on the home side with visiting teams the Richmond Chuckers, North Langley Trappers, Campbell River Tyees, Vancouver Mounties, Trout Lake Little League and Aldergrove Dodgers.

Peewee games are Friday, Saturday and Sunday at Field 14 at Winskill, with the semifinals and finals on Monday at 9, noon and 3 p.m. respectively.

There will also be 50/50 fundraising draws and a full concession throughout the weekend.