The 2014 NYESL Columbus day tournament is quickly approaching. The tournament gives teams who haven’t won a championship this year their final crack at it before they have to wait until next year. This years tournament will feature 10 teams from the Bronx, Manhattan and New Jersey fighting for their last chance at bragging rights in 2014. October is breast cancer awareness month, and as always, the Columbus day tournament will be dedicated to those who are fighting breast cancer, as well as remember those who have lost their battle against it.
The Bronx teams will be anxious to get out on the field after coming back from the Labor Day tournament in San Diego empty handed. It was the first time in the history of the San Diego Tourney that a team from the Bronx did not play in the championship when the Bronx was participating. The Royals and Gold both lost in the semi-finals and are looking to bounce back in a big way.
Among the 10 teams participating will be the Emperors, who are the defending Columbus day champs. The Emperors will be trying to win their second championship this year after claiming the 2014 league championship. Can the Gold win their second championship of the year and add to their Memorial Day victory earlier in the year? The Royals have been the runner up in the last 3 Columbus day tournaments. Can they finally break through and win it? Can Leland claim their first Bronx title after coming close time and time again? Or will another team come out and surprise the rest of the league and finish the season with a bang?
So come out and join us next weekend as we say goodbye to stickball until the 2015 season. There will be plenty of food, music, and as always, plenty of great stickball action that will be sure to entertain you.