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Western Masters and Classics tournament kickoff 30 September

Posted on 29 September 2011 in Masters/Classics

The Western Masters and Western Classics, the annual regional club championships where the top O-35 clubs from provinces and territories compete, are kicking off this weekend, 30 September - 2 October in Vancouver.

More information in the article below, from BC Soccer.

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The top senior soccer players in Canada are coming to West Vancouver this week to take part in the 2011 Western Canadian Masters and Western Canadian Women's Classic's Championships. This annual event for the best over-35 male and female players will this year take place at Ambleside Park, West Vancouver from September 30 to October 2nd
Top club teams will be representing British Columbia, Alberta, Manitoba and Saskatchewan in the Men's championships and British Columbia, Ontario, Alberta and Quebec in the Women's championships.

"West Van FC of the Vancouver Metro Soccer League (VMSL) Masters Premier Division are the current BC Soccer Masters Provincial Champions. We were formed in 2005, and since then we have won 5 VMSL Masters Premier titles or League Cups. There are several former Challenge Trophy winners on this side, and as hosts of this tournament, the players and staff of the club welcome everyone to the beautiful North Shore. Good luck to all teams! “said Mike Porteous, of West Van FC and chair of the LOC.

Hosts of the Masters event, West Van FC men's over 35 will kick off the first of their three games on Friday night at 7pm when they play AC Italia from Alberta. They will then face Saskatoon Arsenal from Saskatchewan at 12noon on Saturday with their final game at 1130am on Sunday morning against Calgary Callies from Alberta.

In the Women's Classics, BC representatives Semiahmoo Supra will face Quebec Centre at 5pm on Friday night, Calgary Spirit at 2pm Saturday and finish against Ontario's representatives, the London White Eagles at 1130am on Sunday.

The Championships are played over three days round robin format with no medal Rounds. Four teams compete, one game per day, each team plays each other once. The standings after the third day determine 1st, 2nd and 3rd place.

Kjeld Brodsgaard , Vice President Senior, BC Soccer added: “This will be a great week of soccer in Vancouver with the Western Masters and Western Classics taking place in West Vancouver, the Whitecaps playing their opening game in the newly renovated BC Place and all of our seniors leagues entering their second month of league play”.

“We thank West Van FC for taking on the hosting of these prestigious soccer championships and we wish them and BC Soccer's Classics representatives Semiahmoo Supra all the best in this week's games. We encourage the local soccer community to come out to West Vancouver to support BC's teams as they battle the best in Western Canada”, said Don Dancey, CSA Competitions Committee Member and BC Soccer Director.

For details about the Western Masters and Classics Championships including the full schedule and results please go to https://www.canadasoccer.com/natchamps/mastersclassics.asp

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