The Picture Butte Queens ended up on the losing end of the final game and came away with the second place finish in their home tournament. The Vauxhall Queens took the win with scores of 25-22 and 25-7.
The PBHS Queens took first in Pool A after going 6-0 in their matches, beating Central Alberta Christian High School 25-18 and 25-23, defeating Immanuel Christian High School 25-5 and 25-7 and beating Prairie Christian Academy 25-22 and 25-13.
The Queens defeated Sentar Gershaw 25-13 and 25-8 to advance to the semi-finals where they defeated Central Alberta Christian 25-14 and 25-16 to advance to the final against the Vauxhall Queens.
The PBHS Kings finished third in Pool B with a 3-3 record. The team lost 25-13, 25-21 to F.P. Walshe and then won 25-16, 25-12 over Prairie Christian before splitting two with Bow Island’s Senator Gershaw, 22-25 and 25-20.
The Kings advanced to the semi-finals with a 25-21, 22-25 and finally 15-10 win over Acme but didn’t advance to the finals after losing 25-20 and 25-15 to Sentar Gershaw.
Senator Gershaw took the final in a win over Immanuel Christian 25-22 and 25-21.
Tournament all-stars included Josh Nieboer for the Kings and both Dean Slomp and Kevin Veleuw for Immanuel. On the girls side Gabby Davies and Katarina Bartz were both honoured for the Queens.
Queens’ coach Deanna Ward said the Royal Rumble tournament went very well over the weekend at the high school.
“My girls are displaying great team commodore and are playing well together.”
She said they are an “awesome group of young ladies” who are peaking as a team at the right time in the season.
“We are very excited to host the 2A South Zone tournament on Nov. 15 and 16.”
With two berths into the provincials this year, Ward said this zone competition will be very strong.