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West Bladen will host the fifth annual Woodmen Life Christmas Tournament on December 27-29. Teams participating are Whiteville, Clinton, Scotland, East Bladen, Dillon, South Brunswick, First Flight, and West Bladen.

West Bladen Coach Travis Pait said, “We are again happy to be hosting this event. The teams joining us this year are really good. This continues to be one of the premiere tournaments in the state. The level of competition will certainly help prepare all of the participants for conference play.

Coach Pait continued, “We would like to thank Mr. Jack Yates and Woodmen Life for their participation as title sponsors of this event. Woodmen is such a great organization who are always trying to give back to the community.”

Woodmen Life state manager Jack Yates said, “Woodmen Life is happy to continue our association with this wonderful event. We have always put a premium on young people and their maturation. This tournament allows us to highlight the many ways that Woodmen Life is making a difference in communities across the state and nation.”

Woodmen Life is a fraternal benefit society dedicated to protecting its members and strengthening its communities. Woodmen Life has been working with young people for more than one hundred years. All though the world has changed dramatically during the past century, the basic core of our basic youth activities has remained the same; it’s all about helping kids grow up to be and do their best.

Admission is six dollars for everyone with no passes out. Concessions will be available. The tournament schedule follows:

Wednesday Dec 27
Game 1: East Bladen vs Clinton, 2 pm
Game 2: Whiteville vs South Brunswick, 4 pm
Game 3: Scotland vs First Flight, 6 pm
Game 4: West Bladen vs Dillon, 8 pm

Thursday Dec 28
Game 5: Loser Game 1 vs Loser Game 2, 2 pm
Game 6: Loser Game 3 vs Loser Game 4, 4 pm
Game 7: Winner Game 1 vs Winner Game 2, 6 pm
Game 8: Winner Game 3 vs Winner Game 4, 8 pm

Friday Dec 29
Game 9: Loser Game 5 vs Loser Game 6 (7th place game), 2 pm
Game 10: Winner Game 5 vs Winner Game 6 (5th place game), 4 pm
Game 11: Loser Game 7 vs Loser Game 8 (3rd place game), 6 pm
Game 12: Winner Game 7 vs Winner Game 8 (Championship Game), 8 pm