20 Years! Wow! The tourney began after the passing of Stephen Farrer (grad of 1977) when Stephen’s classmates decided to pay tribute to his memory by creating the tourney. Stephen was a star on the hardcourt for the Knights and continued to play and coach future Knights attending St. Francis de Sales. Originally the funds raised were directed toward providing an education fund for Steve’s three young daughters. Eventually the funds raised were used by the alumni to fund various projects around the school like the Knights of Old Scholarship. This year the funds will go toward the scholarships and the newly created Fallen Knights Fund which provides bursaries for incoming grade 8 students. However, this event has become much more than a fund raiser. It has grown into a 16 team/3 day extravaganza! It is an unbelievable example of the unique community we have at the STMC. Stephen would be very proud! What a legacy this tourney has left!
There are numerous individuals that we would like to thank!
-First the players! You come out each year and compete and have fun. The ingenuity of the costumes continues to amaze! The athletic brilliance is also impressive!
-The team captains deserve special recognition. Collecting funds and getting bodies out is never easy.
-Thanks to James Borthistle and the student bench officials. A VERY special thank you to AnnieSelormey (2017) and the alumni who have come back to bench officiate! WOW!
-Thank you to Jorden Foss, James Garbutt (2001), Daniel Johnston (2003) and the Steel and Oak Brewing Company! You can never underestimate the value of re-hydration!
-Thanks to all those who worked the hospitality room. Tremendous!
-Thank you to our referees. Tom Sadler, who arranges for all the community refs, is an outstanding friend of the tournament. And, of course thanks to our volunteer refs who do an awesome job, especially Ron Crosato, alumni parent and honorary Knight!
I really want to acknowledge a special group of individuals who make this event work. My colleagues and friends John Spanjers, Dave Dawson and Paola Caravaggio. They put in so much time and offer such support. (Well at least most of them do. Spanjers just abuses me verbally but it makes him happy so it works.) Seriously, when you see them, say thanks.
Click here to download a copy of the 2017 Alumni Tourney Program. Here are the results!
The Recreation Division Winners: Spare/Tired
Semi-Competitive Division WInner: Team Legacy
Competitve Divison Winners: Team Agrodome
Shining Knight Annie Selormey (2016) Air Knight Rhett Moffat (1997)
Best Defensive Player Alex Thierman (2008) Best Offensive Player Karol Cybula (2007)
2016 Alumni Basketball Tournament
The 2016 Alumni Basketball Tournament was one for the ages once again! Thanks again to the tremendous nature of the STMC Community!
The results were as follows:
Division B Winners: Nick Wise representing the Fun Police and Dwight Simon our resident photobrapher with the camera!
Competitive Division WInners and Repeat Champions Team Agrodome (Grads of 2007-08) It was a great final versus Team Vintage
Best Offensive Player: Prince Carino (1999) of Vintage and Best Defensive Player Michael Cheung (20080
Shinning Knight: Percy Nacario, Brent Christensen and Adrian Anzulovich The Grads of 1989
Air Knight Award: Chris "OLAF" Boyd Grad of 2000
Spirit Award went to Team Legacy Grads of 2009 Always Remembering Ferdie Carion
Special thanks again to Jorden Foss and James Garbutt, both of the class of '01 and the owners of the Steel and Oak Brewing Company, for being the official beer suppliers of the event. Thanks to Brad Garisto ('81) for donating all the trophies and Brent Christensen ('89) for arranging for the snacks. Special thanks to John Spanjers, Dave Dawson, Bill Elliott,Paola Caraggio, Laura Bouwman and Fouad Shalaby for all their help in the social area. And a special thanks to Br. Cassidy and Dwight Simon ('97) for taking all the wonderful pics! If you are a Facebook User, go to Knights of Old Facebook Page to access more pics! Thanks also to the many volunteers who officiated, served beer and worked the scorer's bench. Give yourselves a nice pat on the back.
To download a copy on this year's tourney program, hit this link: 2016 STMC Alumni Tourney Program
Always a Highlight is the appearance for future Knights.Check it out!
2015 Alumni Basketball Tournament
The dates for the 2015 Alumni Basketball Tournament were February 12-14. Once again it was a tremendous community event filled with memories and laughs as old friends dropped by for visits and new future Knights of Old crawled around under the watchful eyes of their parents.
The results were as follows:
Division A Winners: The Tropics (grads of 2013)
Division B Winners: The F.A.R.T.S. (Grads of 1974-1987)
Division C Winners: Team Agrodome (Grads of 2007-08)
Best Offensive Player: Prince Carino (1999) of Vintage!
Best Defensive Player: Karol Cybula (2007) of Agrodome!
Shinning Knight: Dave Dawson!
Air Knight Award: Paul Buchmann!
Spirit Award went to our newest All-Ladies team The Knockout Knights! (Grads of 2006 and younger)
Special thanks to Jorden Foss and James Garbutt, both of the class of '01 and the owners of the Steel and Oak Brewing Company, for being the official beer suppliers of the event. Thanks to Brad Garisto ('81) for donating all the trophies and Kathy Scardillo (mother of Paolo ('01) and Anthony ('03) for donating the delicious chicken wings. And a special thanks to Br. Cassidy and Dwight Simon ('97) for taking all the wonderful pics! If you are a Facebook User, go to Knights of Old Facebook Page to access more pics! Thanks also to the many volunteers who officiated, served beer and worked the scorer's bench. Give yourselves a nice pat on the back.
To download a copy on this year's tourney program, hit this link: 2015 STMC Alumni Tourney Program