New York City - More than 60 teams competed in the 2014 Big Apple Memorial Six-a-Side tournament at the Aviator Sports & Recreation complex in New York City during the Memorial Day weekend (May 24 & 25). Competition was held in four divisions: Women, U-14, U-16 and U-19 Girls on Saturday and Sunday.
2014 Big Apple Memorial Six-A-Side Tournament
The Big Apple Memorial Six-a-Side tournament is one of the largest field hockey tournaments held on the East Coast, held every year to honor the memory of those field hockey lovers who are no longer with us, and have contributed to hockey in their own way and are missed by all.
The weekend weather was a much better improvement from last year's freezing rain, with both days reaching in the upper to mid 70’s degrees. The whole atmosphere was created with music, good hockey, carnival, vendors, family and friends was great and enjoyed by crowds of over 900 people in attendance each day.
Hudson Valley continues their strong showing at this annual event, capturing gold and silver in the U-16 and U-19 Divisions. Over the years, they have been consistently represented on the award podium and this year was no different.
East Coast FH, captured silver in both the U-19 and Women’s divisions, and Total Dutch and Big Apple HC finally made it to the podium by capturing Gold in the U-14 and Women’s Divisions.
New comer New Heights, dominated the U-16 Divisions by going undefeated and conceding just two goals while scoring thirty five, to raise the Championship Trophy.
Over those two days, we witnessed excellent skill level and great team work by these teams.
The results are as follows:
1st Place: Total Dutch FH
2nd Place: Jersey Intensity FH
Jersey Intensity FH
1st Place: New Heights
2nd Place: Hudson Valley
1st Place: Hudson Valley
2nd Place: East Coast FH
1st Place: Big Apple HC
2nd Place: East coast FH
Congratulations to the winning teams!
The trophies for the U-16 and U-19 girls divisions were donated by Rosemary and Michael Serrette in the name of their beloved daughter, Michele, who passed away in 1983 at the very young age of nine.
The trophy for adult open competitions is dedicated to Harold Cox (New York FHC), William Irving (Greenwich FHC), Michael Grannum (Tri-State Falcons), Frank Noodt (North Jersey FHC), Roland Mass (New York FHC), George Moody (West Indies International), John Greer (Greenwich FHC), Steven Haley (Greenwich FHC), Kenrick Bernard (New York FHC) George Griffith (New York Islanders FHA), Aldwin Ferguson (New York FHC), Qamar Uddin (Zindabad FHC) and Kenwin Nancoo (The Edge FHC).
These individuals were devoted to field hockey and contributed to the growth of the sport not just in the Tri-state area but throughout the USA.
Special thanks to, Dita Hockey, Defender Mouthguards, K B Designs and the Flatbush Volunteer Ambulance for their continued support.
Much appreciation to the Umpires, Technical staff and volunteers for their continued support!
On behalf of BAHF, Inc. (Big Apple Hockey) we thank you all for making this another successful event and hope to see you all next year.