This Past weekend Portland Dodgeball League held the 4th Holiday 3v3 dodgeball tournament at Portland Sports Complex raising more than 500$ for Big Brother Big Sisters of Southern Maine. Ten strong teams made up of Portland finest dodgeball talent competed in a dodgeball marathon starting at 10:30am and ending at 6:30pm.
The day started with pool play and produced many strong seeds and surprises. In traditional captain Boyt fashion, day of entry “Dirty Mike and the Boys” put their poor pool play showing behind them to rally and move on to the second round in the bracket. However, they were clearly overmatched by “Ladies Night” and had an early exit in round two. The real Cinderella story of the day was “Any Given Holiday” who managed to overcome an hour and half cool down period between matches to make a run all the way to the quarter finals. Rumor in the Cube was their favorite PDL ref gave them some great strategy and throwing advice during the break, your welcome.
Defending champions “Hot Cheese Soup” was knocked out by “Pug Life” in the quarter finals and took their defeat showing great sportsmanship and class and even shared a beer with the eventual second runners up. Finally, “Ninny Muggins” proved to be a true number 1 seed and fend off the rest of the field and eventually taking down “Harry Ballsagna” in two 7 game series for the title, job well done. Looking forward to 2015 and The Winter Challenge!
The PDL Fall season has kicked off in style with Halloween Dodgeball starting this week. Past seasons have been filled with outfits and personalities that were not always easy on the eyes, but always entertaining and appreciated. Rumors are already circulating throughout the leagues of which team truly can top “Pineapple Strong’s” dress code from last year (Picture Below). Each PDL Division will award prizes for most creative team costumes every hour of game play all week long. Keep in mind, that we are all adults playing an awesome kid’s game, so put on your best superhero outfit and play some DODGEBALL!