West Bayers move in on chess

Community sports are marching on in
West Bay.

Following a successful start the
West Bay Community Sports Committee is preparing to launch another initiative with
the formation of badminton and chess leagues.

In January 2010, private citizens
in West Bay teamed up with the Department of
Sports to form the district’s first Community Sports Committee which saw a
fantastic turn out to the recently ended volleyball league.

That league saw winners in two categories
as the Above the Net team were the adult champions while the Incredibles nabbed
the youth title.

In a continued effort to promote
community spirit through sport and following on from its motto: “Communities
That Play Together, Stay Together” the committee has other leagues mapped
out for various sports.

The upcoming badminton and chess
leagues hope to appeal to the appetite of West Bay
residents, young and old. Each league is expected to run a maximum of six

The badminton league, like the
volleyball competition, will be co-ed and aimed at ages eight and up. Players
will be split into specific age groups based on interest. Adult and youth teams
can be registered with a maximum of three players and at no registration cost thanks
to the district’s corporate and community support.

The Chess league will run
simultaneously for those who choose not to take to the court. Both leagues will
commence next Saturday April 24th, 2010 6:30pm-8:00pm and run into early June.

Games will be played at the John A.
Cumber Primary
School indoor school hall. An open recreational
and tryout session will be held at the same time.

Team registration and waiver forms
and can be downloaded from the Department of Sports website at www.departmentofsports.com/westbaycommunitysports.html
or collected from J&M Electronics at the 4-way stop in West Bay.

Deadline for registration is this
Saturday 17 April. Completed registration forms may be returned via email to [email protected]
or dropped off at J&M Electronics or faxed to 947-9198.

The West Bay Community Sports
Committee will bring other sports leagues online throughout the year with plans
to start basketball, football and table tennis leagues.

Interested coaches should
contact Amy Burke at [email protected] or phone 916-3194. Anyone interested in officiating
may contact Dion Brandon at [email protected]