Monkeys Look to Defend Their Title in the 11th Anniversary
|For the past ten years, the
Hawai'i Invitational has been an event with Big Aloha and
Big Lacrosse!!! This
year’s tournament promises to be the best ever! Teams
are expected from all across the World- Australia, Japan,
Canada & the U.S. Mainland.|
The games will
be played at
Kapi'olani Park, undoubtedly
one of the best lacrosse locations in the World!
Located near the foot of Diamond Head, a
magnificent volcanic crater, and adjacent to the beach. The
goal is for everyone to enjoy both exciting lacrosse and a
fantastic vacation in Paradise, and with the tournament
Kapi'olani Park, we should once again be
successful in achieving this goal.
As usual, there
are numerous events planned (see below list) to help
everyone experience the Aloha of Hawai'i.
Things will officially get underway with a Kick-Off
Party at Kapono's on Friday night. A
great time is guaranteed- with a
Hula performance at 8pm and music by top Hawai'ian
musicians Johnny Cruz and Henry Kapono.
One of the other big gigs in Honolulu every week is
the Sunday Sunset party at Duke’s Canoe Club on the
beach in Waikiki. We
will be in the catbird seat for this celebration as well
as we will have the entire poolside area, including tables
and bar, reserved for our Aloha Party.
Of course, no
tournament would be successful without good lacrosse, and
as past years have shown, there will be plenty of that at
the Eleventh Anniversary ’01 Hawai'i Invitational.
For the past several years, many of the
participants have been former World Team Players, NCAA
National Champions and Collegiate All-Americans,
Gait, Rodney Tapp & Matt Shearer (Team Canada ’98); Kevin Finneran,
Casey Powell, Jon Hess, Jesse Hubbard (Team USA
’98); Jake Bergey (MLL, All-American), Lindsey Dixon
(Team USA ’94); Zoo (Team Canada ’94); Glenn Miles (Team USA ’90)…..
As an established eleven year old tournament, the
level of lacrosse at this year’s tournament should be no
different than in the past.
Finally, it is
strongly recommended that you spend at least a week
enjoying the many great things that Hawai'i has to offer,
such as surfing, scuba diving, parasailing, mountain
biking, hiking, golf….
In fact, one of the Hawai'i Lacrosse club members
owns “Hawai'i Outdoor Adventures”
and would be happy to arrange deals on many of the
|Monday & Tuesday, 10/29-30 -
Crease Monkeys to tour the island|
Halloween Party. Location to be announced.|
3rd - Crease Monkeys Luau @
Paradise Cove followed by Unofficial Kick-Off Parteh - Exotic Tour|
Afternoon Press Conference - Compadres. Time to
Be Determined. |
2nd - 4pm - Team Practice & Scrimmage vs. Barbary
2nd - Kapono's at Aloha Tower, Welcome Reception -|
6:30pm-10:00pm. Hula performance at 8pm. Music by
top Hawai'ian musicians Johnny Cruz and Henry Kapono.
3rd – 9am - Match Play
(Round Robin) – Kapi’olani Park|
3rd - Kaimana Beach (across the street from the
Outrigger Canoe Competition - 3:00pm-6:00pm. Each
team will be permitted to enter a 5 person
paddling team in a men's & women's 3/4 mile
The canoes will be steered by members of the
Waikiki Beach Boys Canoe Club. (we're demanding a
better pilot this year!!!!)
3rd - John Dominis Restaurant in Kaka'ako,
Celebration - 8pm-2:00am. Music by DJ Taharba.
This is a very stylee venue with an original 70's
carpet, crazy ocean view and salt water fish ponds
throughout the joint.
4th - 9am – 2pm - Semi-Finals
& Consolation Games – Kapi’olani Park|
12:30pm - Women’s Final
– Kapi’olani Park |
2pm - Men’s Final
– Kapi’olani Park|
4th - 7pm to 9pm - Aloha Hour – Duke’s Canoe Club,
4th - 10:00pm-2:00am - Compadres Mexican Bar & Grill, 11th
Celebration Music by Bud Cerio
and the Now (in recent|
year's this band opened up for B.B. King & Robert
Team Number Men's Level of Commitment
1 Crease Monkeys Committed
2 Marin Committed
3 Michelob Committed
4 Olympic Club Committed
5 GB Lax Committed
6 Hawai'i Committed
7 WaLax Committed
8 Barbary Coast Committed
9 D.C. Crew Committed
10 Hawai'i II Committed
11 Korea Committed
12 Japan East Very Likely
to See You in November!!!
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