By Veronica Reiner
The Jamie Boyd U20 Memorial Tournament took place this past weekend at Queen’s Park in Tavistock.
The tournament was created in 2018 to celebrate the life of well-known and loved local softball player Jamie Boyd. There were six teams that participated including Wilmot, Tavistock, Shallow Lake, Napanee, Rostock and Haldimand, from Friday, June 24 to Sunday, June 26. The Haldimand team won first place.
“It was awesome of everyone to think of him that much and put the tournament together in his memory, which has been great,” said Tracey Boyd, the wife of Jamie Boyd.
There were opening ceremonies on Saturday, June 25 at about 11 a.m., which involved those close to Jamie delivering short speeches.
Jamie Boyd was active in the community, formerly with the Shakespeare Falcons. He was the 2010 Kevin Herlihy ISC Newcomer of the Year and was named to the ISC All-World team that year in Midland. He was also named to several ISC All-Tournament teams with the Tavistock Merchants and Bridgeport Braves. He also coached his son in the Tavistock Athletics minor ball program.