A number of people have inquired as to the future of the Best of the West Tournament in California, in the wake of the serious injuries suffered by Dave Blackburn in a car accident in August, 2010. The prognosis is that Dave’s recovery will be a lengthy process.
The tournament WILL be held in 2011, marking its 21st consecutive year, the longest running men’s open fastpitch tournament in California.
A group of Dave’s friends, including myself, SCIFL league Commissioner Robert Hernandez, and the co-tournament director for the past several years, Clyde Bennett, will serve as temporary tournament directors, and hold the reins during Dave’s absence. Dave has been the tournament director for the past 13 years, and we all look forward to his return in the future.
Please add the date to your list of tournament dates for 2011, and watch for further updates with additional information.
21st Annual Best of The West Menâ€™s Fastpitch Tournament.
June 4th & 5th, 2011
1298 Las Positas Road
Santa Barbara, CA 93105
Teams interested in entering the tournament, and/or general inquiries may be sent to Jim Flanagan, jim (at) fastpitchwest.com.
Email: jim (at) fastpitchwest
Tel: (562) 726-3004