By Bob Sofaly
The 59th annual Beaufort Water Festival held its horse shoe and volleyball tournaments on Saturday, June 14 at Beaufort High School.
Water Festival’s Marketing Coordinator Chris Canady said this year’s horse shoe tournament looked to be a big success. “We have nine teams playing in a double elimination tournament,” he said as the clank of metal shoes striking iron stakes echoed across the BHS football practice field. “Every team will play at least four games,” he said and added that participation was up from last year.
On the volleyball courts, event organizer Mike Dixon said there were 13 teams in various age brackets in what he called a “pool play” format. “Each volleyball team will play each other team twice to 21 points,” he said. The top three teams will be in the playoffs.
For other Water Festival sporting events, the men’s golf tournament is scheduled for June 21-22 at Fripp Island’s Ocean Point and Ocean Creek courses. And the annual Cornhole Tournament will be held at The Shed in Port Royal on Saturday, June 28.