Oak Bay’s Valdi Alarie-Hill drives to the hoop during the first game of the 2017 Gary Taylor Classic in Oak Bay. (Keri Coles/Black Press)

Gary Taylor Classic set to start today in Oak Bay, if better winds prevail

Ferry cancellations force scheduling adjustments, two new schedules possible

Ferry cancellations blew the Gary Taylor Classic basketball tournament off course this morning.

The tournament was scheduled to start Dec. 20 at 2:15 p.m, with the opening games in both the senior and junior competitions scheduling local teams against mainland opponents. Shortly after 8 a.m. a student representative said initial games were cancelled due to the ferry cancellations.

Read More: BC Ferries cancels multiple sailings Thursday morning

A school representative said there are multiple backup plans depending on when the ferries get through.

If teams are able to make it over on 3 p.m. or 5 p.m. boats, then the opening games will be start later this evening. The junior games would start at 7:30 p.m., and the seniors would follow at 9 p.m.. In this scenario the quarter final games play as scheduled Dec. 21, in the afternoon – starting at 2:15 for the fifth place brackets, and 5:45 for championship brackets.

If teams are unable to make it until later tonight, then the tournament would start with the first round games Friday at 1 p.m, with the last quarter finals pushed until 9 p.m. that evening

The tournament is hosted by Oak Bay High School annually. Although overseen by school coaches, the tournament is heavily supported by leadership students.

This year both age levels will play in an eight-team knockout format, with each team guaranteed three games. The senior bracket features four Mainland teams, while the junior has three. Oak Bay won the senior tournament last year.



jesse.laufer@oakbaynews.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

VIDEO: Neighbours help Sidney woman mark 103rd birthday with surprise parade

Barbara Chorlton celebrates her ‘best birthday so far’

Racism is here too, say Victoria’s black community leaders

White Victorians have role to play in combatting systems of oppression, prejudice

Shortage of foreign workers costs Saanich Peninsula berry farmer thousands

Gobind Farms says hiring local has been difficult during pandemic

Pedestrian, cycling overpass now open at McKenzie Interchange

Bridge connects Portage Road, Galloping Goose Regional Trail

VIDEO: B.C. dentist gets grand welcome home after two months in hospital fighting COVID-19

Michael Chow was given a surprise send off by hospital staff and ‘welcome home’ from neighbours

‘Like finding a needle in a haystack’: Ancient arrowhead discovered near Williams Lake

The artifact is believed to be from the Nesikip period between 7,500 BP to 6,000 BP

Indigenous families say their loved ones’ deaths in custody are part of pattern

Nora Martin joins other Indigenous families in calling for a significant shift in policing

PHOTOS: Anti-racism protesters gather in communities across B.C.

More protests are expected through the weekend

Indigenous chief alleges RCMP beat him during arrest that began over expired licence plate

Athabasca Chipewyan Chief Allan Adam calling for independent investigation

‘I’m pissed, I’m outraged’: Federal minister calls out police violence against Indigenous people

Indigenous Minister Marc Miller spoke on recent incidents, including fatal shooting of a B.C. woman

UPDATED: Pair accused of ‘horrific’ assault at Vancouver’s Oppenheimer Park arrested

Police say Jason Tapp, 30, and Nicole Edwards, 33, did not show up to meet their bail supervisor this week

POLL: Are you sending your children back to school this month?

Classrooms looked decidedly different when students headed back to school for the… Continue reading

Most Read