Saturday, June 16, 2012


The following story was prepared by me  for the sports paper 
the "Sportcaster"  and was published October 26, 1983
with a Vancouver Island focus.

*Victoria Jaycees boxer Mike Kennedy defeated two opponents
to win the 147 lb. senior novice championships  in the 1983'"
"S.I.N. Tournament" for senior and intermediate novice
boxers at Burnaby's Development Training Centre on
October 22.  Other Greater Victoria participants were
Augusto dos Reis, Lyle Ritchie, Paul Wade and Ian Middleditch.
Parksville boxers were Tim Cessford, Darryl Gurrier, 
Glenn McMillan and Darryl Clarke.   Island coaches were
Mike Sartori, Art Shiels and Brian Sacho.  The lone Island
official was Brian Zelley (Victoria).

KENNEDY stopped Mike Parsons of Prince George in the 
third round of a prelim bout and decisioned Eddie Lee of 
Vancouver to win the title.  Augusto dos Reis was declared 
uncontested in the 106 lb. intermediate novice division.

In an all Island bout Parksville's Tim Cessford won a decision
over Victoria's Paul Wade in the 139 lb. intermediate class.
In the first round , Cessford edged Wade.  In round two
Wade bounced back midway through the round to 
knock Cessford into the ropes with a well times left hook
and right cross combination.  Tim weathered the storm to
hear the bell.  In the third round both boxers showed good
boxing basics.  But, a couple of well placed jabs by Cessford
earned the round for him.  The final decision was a 4-1
majority decision for Cessford.  In the finals, Cessford 
dropped a 4-1 majority decision to Todd Hartley of Prince George.

In other matches featuring Island boxers, Ray Abraham of
Vancouver defeated Lyle Ritchie, Duncan Murdoch (Carnegie)
edged Ian Middleditch, Brent Kollen (Vancouver) defeated 
Gurrier, Peter Martin (Williams Lake) over McMillan, 

Jim Cumberland (Shamrock) edged Darryl Clarke.

In other competition JASON TROTTIER defeated Ray Abraham to 
win the 132 lb. intermediate title, and was named  
Hastings Community Centre outclassed Tonka Young of Shamrock
and Duncan Murdoch of Cargegie to win the 139b senior title
and be named best senior boxer 

Other participants included:
Brent Lackie, Bob Steeves Leonard Starr, Jessie Kaelus, 
Khiem Lawlor, Mark Smith, Darryl Starzuk, Ed Beaucage,
Ted Kinna, Vincent Schryver, Richard Orozco, Terry Dermott,
Greg Singh and Werner Kirschner.

Head official was Bert Lowes, and other officials were 
Fred Fuller, Sid Knopp, Rudy Bianco, Larry Krangle,
Jack Mellor, Brian Zelley, Lindy Lindmoser, Bill Gurvich,
Alan Young and Vic Murdoch.  Ring announcer was
Larry Carney, head timekeeper was George Armson,
registration was handled by Shirley Knopp and Marg
O'Reilly, and gloving dutiies were handled by 
Tommy Yule and Gordon Miller. 

Other News:
Victoria boxers Kirk Ranneris, Paul Deluca and Kit Munro
are slated for activity in Campbell River on October 29th.
There will also be a rematch between GARY WOOD 
(1983 Canada Games silver medalist) and DAVE
HENDRICKSON  (1983 BC Winter Games gold medalist)
Other Island boxers will compete in the 1983 Bronze Gloves
championships on November 5th.

The Victoria Jaycees will host their first amateur boxing card
of the current season at the Gordon Head Recreation Centee
on Sunday November 13th.  at 2:00 pm  The card will 
feature twelve bouts  with Victoria boxers competing against
other Island boxers and competitors from the mainland.

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