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Thursday, September 06, 2018

波士頓劍虹體育會奪第74屆北美排球賽銅牌

波士頓劍虹隊和教練阮浩鑾(前右二)。

           (Boston Orange )波士頓劍虹體育會(The Boston Knights Athletic Club)在勞工節期間於加拿大蒙特婁舉行的第74屆北美華人排球邀請賽,奪得銅牌。
這每年舉行的九人排球賽,是由波士頓華埠的華人移民所創辦,傳承至今。當年的主辦城市僅有三個,波士頓,紐約,華府,在舊金山,洛杉磯,蒙特婁,多倫多相繼加入後,主辦城市如今已擴增至七個。
波士頓劍虹隊。
今年男女各有69隊參賽,還首度有來自渥太華(Ottawa),溫哥華( Vancouver),以及芝加哥(Chicago)的隊伍參賽。
波士頓劍虹隊一連三日力戰群雄,分別和多倫多飛虎隊,紐約洪青,舊金山天龍等隊過招,一路奮勇打進半決賽,在最後一場比賽中敗給贏得冠軍的舊金山Smash Volleyball俱樂部,才屈居季軍。
一向都很神勇的多倫多Connex A隊,奪得亞軍。
               今年七月時,波士頓劍虹隊在紐約舉行的迷你賽中,贏得第二名,在波士頓的中秋節聯歡會黃述沾紀念排球賽中,奪得第一名。
波士頓劍虹隊和啦啦隊。
               黃述沾是波士頓劍虹體育會的創辦人。他在1961年時創辦此會,其後成為波士頓及全美的排球活動領導人。
               波士頓劍虹隊是由一群還在波士頓拉丁學校,拉丁學院,北昆士高中,牛頓高中等學校就讀學生所組成的球隊。其中許多人上大學後,還進了校隊。他們的父母,有許多都是在華埠長大的,還特地到蒙特婁為比賽加油。
               波士頓劍虹體育會教練是從1970年代就開始打排球,參與排球賽活動的阮浩鑾牙醫師。(所有圖片均由波士頓劍虹體育會提供)

(Boston Orange)The Boston Knights Athletic Club won Third Place for a Bronze Medal Finish in the 74th Annual North American Chinese Invitational Volleyball Tournament, held in the City of Montreal in Canada over the Labor Day Weekend.  This yearly Nine-Man Volleyball tournament was started in Boston’s Chinatown by its original Chinese immigrants and continues to this day. It has grown from the original three host cities (Boston, New York, Washington, DC) to seven from the United States and Canada (San Francisco, Los Angeles, Montreal and Toronto).  However, this year also for the first time, teams from Ottawa, Vancouver, and Chicago participated, and there were 69 Men and 69 women’s teams entered.
The Boston Knights played through three days of intense competition against the Toronto Flying Tigers, New York Freemasons, San Francisco Tien Lung, and others.  They were defeated in the Semi Final Game against the eventual champions, The San Francisco Smash Volleyball Club.  The always powerful Toronto Connex A came in second place.
This year, the Boston Knights also placed second place in the New York Mini Tournament in July, and won the championship of Boston August Moon Festival’s Reggie Wong Memorial Volleyball Tournament.  Reggie Wong was the founder of the Knights in 1961 and was the leader of the sport in Boston as well as the Country.
The Boston Knights Volleyball Team is made up of players who attended High Schools like Boston Latin, Latin Academy, North Quincy, and Newton. They also went on to universities  where many played for their college level teams. Many of their parents grew up in Chinatown, and several of them comprised a large cheerleading contingent in Montreal for the event. The Head Coach is Dr. Robert Guen, who has been involved with the Chinese Volleyball since 1970.  (From Boston Knights Athletic Club)

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