The 39th Gobbler Tourney was a one day event this year on Saturday, Oct 10 with 8 men's teams and 5 women's teams attending. After a solid morning of games, the crowd was graced with an hour monsoon that led to several games being settled by boat races. The women bravely battled in the heavy rain, where SFU were awarded victory honors over the local Abby squad. In the men's final, Bateman Alumni edged Surrey to win the championship trophy.
One of the highlights of the day was the Beaker Memorial game, which saw over 60 players take the field in the pre-30 vs. post-30 game to honor John Buchanan and those ARFC past members who are no longer with us.
That evening, the Chris Buck band performed for a vibrant audience at the Agrifair Arena. Helm's Mobile Kitchen provided some excellent food for the day and and evening festitivies.
The ARFC would like to thank all the teams who participated and all the volunteers who helped out. Congrats to our tournament winners!
1st - Bateman Alumni
2nd - Surrey
3rd - Caribou United
1st - SFU
2nd - Abby Women
3rd - Ridge Meadows
Best Social Team - Bateman Alumni (special recognition to Denis Bigras)