The Grand Bahama Flag Football League (GBFFL) powered by Aliv held it’s eighth annual league invitational over the holiday weekend.
The tournament that draws New Providence based teams for competition featured 15 teams inclusive of 11 male and four female teams. They all battled August 5-7 to see who would come away as this year’s male and female champions.
The male Grand Bahamian teams consisted of defending invitational champions Chances Alliance, the newly minted GBFFL Champions, the Ocean Motion Shipwreckers, Buckeye Oilers, Grand Cay Sharks, Da Rock Boyz, Coor’s Light Bears and Freeport Container Port Stackers. Out of Nassau were the Finlandia Predators, Strong Back Rams and RBC Lions.
On the ladies side the Chances Lady Alliance and Grand Central Liquors Lady Kickers represented Grand Bahama, while the Lady Falcons and defending Invitational champions, the Paradise Games Wildcats visited out of Nassau.
The men’s division would have a new champion crowned at the tournament’s end. The Alliance getting knocked out in the semi-finals by the Sharks opened the window for a new champion. However they advanced to take on the Shipwreckers in this past Monday’s finale.
Behind the arm of quarterback Lawrence “Fifty” Woods, the Shipwreckers avenged last year’s invitational championship loss with a 26-14 victory over the Sharks. Woods would be named the Most Valuable Player of the championship after a multi touchdown day.
As for the ladies, the Wildcats took on their New Providence counterparts in the Falcons this past Monday to determine who would be this year’s female champions. It only took the Wildcats one touchdown to hold on and survive the Falcons to become back-to-back champions by the score of 6-0. Toni-Kaye Johnson would be named the Most Valuable Player for the championship.
The male and female MVPs were awarded a Samsung S7 all courtesy of GBFFL sponsor Aliv.
The next invitational on the cards will take place this coming October in New Providence. The seventh annual Bahamas Flag Football League Invitational takes place October 7-9.