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Back-to-back championships for Bay Verte Gander at NLVA Molson Senior Provincials

For the second year in a row, Baie Verte Gander has won the Senior Male B – Tier 1 championship at the NLVA Molson Senior Provincials. Back, from left: Stephen Burton, Scott Downey, Matt White, Matt Peet and coach Jim Shave. Front: Mark Burton, Ryan Gaudon, Sam Shave, Matt Shave and Shane Byrne.
For the second year in a row, Baie Verte Gander has won the Senior Male B – Tier 1 championship at the NLVA Molson Senior Provincials. Back, from left: Stephen Burton, Scott Downey, Matt White, Matt Peet and coach Jim Shave. Front: Mark Burton, Ryan Gaudon, Sam Shave, Matt Shave and Shane Byrne. - Submitted

GANDER, NL – While they don’t get to play together as often as they would like, members of the Senior Male B – Tier 1 team Baie Verte Gander (BVG) claimed their second consecutive championship at the recent NLVA Molson Senior Provincials in Gander.

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The nine-player team, consisting of Baie Verte and Gander residents, went throughout the entire tournament without losing a match, winning all six to make the finals.

The championship match was a hard-fought battle against Sherwood Suites, which went to a third set with the BVG edging out a 16-14 victory.

For a group that only plays together a few times a year, team member Mark Burton is quite pleased to claim back-to-back titles.

“It was a hard match, but it was a lot of fun,” he said, adding that communication between the players was key to securing the win.

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