Ocean City Today

St. Pat’s indoor soccer tourney continues in OC

By Kara Hallissey | Mar 01, 2018

(March 2, 2018) Residents and visitors can catch a free game on Saturday and Sunday during the 30th annual St. Patrick’s indoor soccer tournament at Northside Park on 125th Street, which began last weekend.

Play begins at 9 a.m. tomorrow, Saturday, and continues until about 9:30 p.m., with two pool-play games, followed by a single-elimination tournament.

There are 28 girls’ and boys’ teams competing in two divisions: under 12 and under 16.

On Sunday, the tournament starts at 9 a.m. and will finish up around 3 p.m.

Teams are guaranteed three games with at least one game in a playoff bracket during the single-elimination tournament and teams play until they lose.

“You will see some of the best premier teams in the region with a lot of high quality youth soccer games being played,” tournament director Chris Clarke said.

The first tournament took place Feb. 23-25 with under-18 girls’ and boys’ divisions, in addition to an adult tournament consisting of six-on-six play, with the requirement of at least two female players on each team. Eighteen girls’ and boys’ teams and nine adult teams competed in the tournament.

“It was a very competitive and entertaining weekend,” Clarke said.

Salisbury United Soccer Club won the under-18 girls’ division, while the Gucci Gang out of Baltimore took home top honors in the under 18 boys’ division. Top Hat, from Baltimore, was the champion of the adult tournament.

The St. Patrick’s indoor soccer tournaments return March 10-11 with 28 boys’ and girls’ teams competing in two divisions: under 10 and under 14. Play begins at 9 a.m. on March 10 and will finish up around 3 p.m. on March 11.

The final tournament of the season is scheduled for March 16-18, with 42 adult men’s and women’s teams expected to compete from 3 p.m. on Friday to 6:30 p.m. Sunday.

There is no fee for spectators to watch a game at Northside Park.

For more information, call 410-250-0125.

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