The Smurfs (Enderby Dodgeball Club) defeated Snoop Dodge (Enderby Dodgeball Club) in over time to claim the first Enderby Dodgeball Club Charity Tournament in Aid of The Bobby Moore Fund title.
Contributor Simon Moody writes:
The Enderby Dodgeball Club raised a very impressive £1006.36 for there first Charity Event with all proceeds going towards the Bobby Moore Fund.
The event took place at The Pavilion in Huncote on September 4th. The tournament was fancy dress some amazing outfits such as Pirates, The Smurfs, Water Polo Outfits, 118 118 costumes, life guards and many many more!
The day was opened by Enderby Dodgeball Club Head Coach Simon Moody – who gave a speech on the awareness of the Bobby Moore Fund and the effects of the disease on many people in the UK. The day was all about making a difference and Dodging for a cause!
The tournament consisted of 14 teams the majority never played the Sport before. Teams came from Enderby Dodgeball Club as well as teams from Coventry, Liverpool, Market Harborough and Derby.
Fastest Throw and Last Player Standing Competition
A fastest thrower Competition was held for both male and female players. David Pool (Derby) was the men’s winner with 57mph and Megan Rose (Enderby Dodgeball Club) with 41mph. Both players won a prize and a trophy.
Last Player Standing Competition took place which had 75 players in the competition. This was won by Sarah-Jane Smith (Harborough) who fought her way to an impressive victory.
3rd Place Playoff
Before the final a 3rd place playoff was under way between The Harborough Hurricanes and Team Some. In a best of 7 match it went all the way to overtime with 2 wins a piece and 3 draws in a row – the team from Harborough coming out on top with a 5-2 overtime victory to seal 3rd place in Over Time.
The 3rd place Play Off was an exciting match – the final was even better. Two Enderby dodgeball Club teams in the final and did they put on a show! Each team took one game after each other with Snoop Dodge edging ahead in game 5. Game 6 saw a draw which meant that The Smurfs had to win to take the game in to Over Time. They took apart Snoop Dodge 6-0 in Game 7 the score was 3-3 going in to overtime.
The tension could be felt in the room as overtime commenced with each team taking out a player each throw. With 20 seconds to go the game stood at 2-2 with sudden death approaching – until a crucial hit was made and the whistle went The Smurfs were victorious. They won in overtime 2-1 and overall 4 games to 3.
The awards ceremony saw David Pool and Megan Rose pickup there fastest throw awards, with Sarah Jane Smith collecting her Last Player Standing award. Best dressed team went to Harborough for there amazing Pirate outfits, with best dressed player on the day going to Kip Wise of Coventry Dodgeball Club who dressed up as the Incredible Hulk. The Smurfs collected there team trophy and medals. As the tournament closed it was announced that £1006.36 was made for The Bobby Moore Fund. A Fun day was had by all!
To get involved in Dodgeball –
Enderby Dodgeball Club, train on Tuesday and Thursday Nights between 8:30pm-10:30pm. Male and Female players more than welcome 15+ no experience is required and first session is free. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org – Tel 07743098544 (Simon) for more information
Photos from the day…