THE TOURNAMENT

2019 John Sperdakes Memorial Golf Tournament

The John Sperdakes Memorial Tournament was started in 2001 by a special group of individuals, team members and baseball players. Yes, that’s right, baseball players, all of whom shared a vision to be the best team on, and more importantly, off the field. In January of 2001 the team suddenly lost long time coach and friend John Sperdakes. In memory of John the tournament began as an intermediate “A” baseball tournament with the host team winning 3 of the 4 years…actually let’s just say the Chiefs won it every year.

In 2005 the event moved to the golf course where it has continued to thrive and has even begun to raise funds for select charities. The event began raising funds in 2010 and within a short time frame and with large support from the community and golfers, managed to raise $4000 in its first year of fundraising. In 2011 the tournament developed an annual bursary in memory of those Alumni that have since passed. The bursary is given to an underprivileged child to put towards costs of community sports.

The JSMT has been designed to accommodate a more intimate field of players with nearly 40 participants in this annually sold out event. The event includes a full array of activities including an Opening Reception, Welcome Breakfast and the Day of Golf, followed by an Awards Banquet Dinner and after hours party.

This tournament could not happen without the support of our participants, volunteers and sponsors and we thank you all for your contribution.

The organizing committee wishes to thank everyone for their support in helping us reach our goal of raising funds for select charities over the years. Whether you are a sponser, supporter, volunteer or golfer, this day would not be a success without you.

TROY BARNET BURSERY SPONSORED BY EZ WOOD PRODUCTS

The Troy Barnet Award was instituted to remember all of the individuals we have lost over the past years who have been synonymous with the Sackville Chiefs and the JSMT Golf Invitational. Troy was a kind, loyal, hard working and generous person who never once complained during his fight with cancer. Being the humble individual he was, this Award is to not only honor Troy, but to remember ALL of those we have lost during our time together on the ball field and golf course, Troy, Glen Hansen and Louis Chiasson, just to name a few. We will be donating $1,000 to a local Sackville charity.

COMMUNITY BURSARY SPONSORED BY STELLARLITE DESIGN

In support of a local community charity in the amount of $1,000.

 

SPONSORS

CHARITY

Special Olympics Nova Scotia

Our Mission

Special Olympics Nova Scotia is committed to enriching the lives of Nova Scotians with an intellectual disability through sport.

For more information about Special Olympics, please visit www.specialolympicsns.ca

Our Vision

Our vision is that sport will open hearts and minds towards people with intellectual disabilities and create inclusive communities all over the world. Special Olympics will strive for this vision by providing better quality sport opportunities supported through health initiatives. At the same time, we will step up efforts to use our work to tell the world about the talents and abilities of people with ID.

Our Values

Empowerment

We create opportunities to pursue full potential.

Excellence

We evaluate standards and performance.

Respect

We operate in an environment of cooperation, collaboration and dignity.

Diversity

We honor what is unique in each individual.

Inclusion

We foster inclusive communities.

Local Impact

Through the power of sport, we offer a gateway to empowerment, competence and acceptance. Special Olympics Nova Scotia provides sport training and regional, national and international competition opportunities for 2500 local athletes of all ages and abilities. We are dedicated to enriching the lives of Canadians with an intellectual disability through sport.

Global Movement

Special Olympics is a global movement that unleashes the human spirit through the transformative power and joy of sports, every day around the world. We empower people with intellectual disabilities to become accepted and valued members of their communities, which leads to a more respectful and inclusive society for all. Using sports as the catalyst and programming around health and education, Special Olympics is fighting inactivity, injustice and intolerance.

 

FUNDRAISING TOTALS

 

OVERALL TOTAL

$117,992
  • FUNDRAISED
  • SINCE 2010

2019 TOTAL

$15,500
  • CYSTIC FIBROSIS
  • Robert MacQueen Bursary
  • David Whitehead Foundation

2018 TOTAL

$20,000
  • FEED NOVA SCOTIA
  • Multiple Mylenoma
  • SHS Breakfast

 

2017

$17,400
  • IWK FOUNDATION
  • Multiple Myeloma
  • Hayden McAvoy

2016

$14,500
  • MENTAL HEALTH FOUNDATION
  • Tri-County Baseball
  • Lion’s Club

2015

$14,000
  • MAKE-A-WISH
  • Rylee Sears Schollarship
  • Avalon Sexual Assult Center

2014

$9,500
  • HEART & STROKE FOUNDATION
  • Sackville United Scoccer Club
  • Nourish Nova Scotia

2013

$8,600
  • JUVENILE DIABETES

2012

$7,000
  • ALZHEIMER'S SOCIETY

2011

$7,302
  • BREAST CANCER

2010

$4,190
  • CYSTIC FIBROSIS

 

“It’s About the Positives”

KEN-WO GOLF CLUB

Est. 1921 New Minas, Nova Scotia

Located in the heart of the beautiful Annapolis Valley, Ken-Wo Golf Club was formed in 1921. Ken-Wo is a member-owned course welcoming guests to its championship location. Being one of the oldest clubs in Nova Scotia, Ken-Wo boasts a challenging 18-hole layout over 6,300 yards. In recent years, the club has hosted the Canadian Junior Championship and the Canadian Women’s Amateur Championship, recognizing its reputation as a challenging course. More close to home, Ken-Wo hosts the annual Apple Blossom Tournament, a significant golfing event in the early season that draws many top provincial amateurs. Ken-Wo has a course rating of 70.1 and a slope of 130. The Club also provides a fully stocked Pro Shop, three practice putting and chipping greens, a driving range, as well as power cart and club rentals.

 

KEN-WO

Ken-Wo boasts a challenging 18-hole layout over 6,300 yards.
Take a virtual tour of the course in the heart of the beautiful Annapolis Valley.

Contact Us

 

2020 Teams and Tee Times

Good luck and have fun!

SATURDAY AUGUST 22, 2020

9:00AM: Light breakfast, ke-wo golf club house
11:00AM – 1:36PM: JSMT tournament tee times – ken-wo golf course

TEE TIMES
  • 10:54AM
  • Scotty Forrest / Gregor McPherson / Craig MacDonald / Matthew Mills
  • 11:03AM
  • Matt Fleming / Todd Sparkes / Scott Pellerine / Craig Rigby
  • 11:12AM
  • Sean O'Flaherty / Ron O'Flaherty / Dan O'Flaherty / Yorke O'Flaherty
  • 11:21AM
  • Murray Boutilier / Ron Boutilier / Rick Hamilton / Wayne Burns
  • 11:30AM
  • Paul Nurse / Steve Nurse / Caden Nurse / Barry Nurse
  • 11:39AM
  • Peter MacDonald / Jim MacDonald / Wayne MacDonald / Hewson MacDonald
  • 11:48AM
  • Andrew Bondy / Marco Ferro / Mark Cairns / Andrew Mills
  • 11:57AM
  • Chris Sperdakes / Troy Benoit / Andrew Bartlett / Jeff Lockhart
  • 12:06AM
  • Nick Pearl / Rodney Spike / Mike Duffy / Mike Burns
  • 12:15AM
  • Dave Reid / Mike Murray / Scott Sturgeon / Kipper Standen
  • 12:24AM
  • Matt Gaudet / Ryan O'Flaherty / Jeff O'Flaherty / Angry Brian
  • 12:33AM
  • Steve Foot / Bill Harris / Mike Thorne / Glen Loder
  • 12:42AM
  • Matt Ghiz / Matt Quinn / JJ Doyle / Ron Armstrong
  • 12:51AM
  • Jarrod Romyn / Travis Whitehead / Adam Masland / Danny MacDonald

TOURNAMENT RESULTS

2019

PAST CHAMPIONS
  • 2018
  • Nick Pearl / Rodney Spike / Mike Burns / Mike Duffy
  • 2017
  • Rene George / Elwin George / Scott Forrest / Kipper Standen / Billy Wilson
  • 2016
  • Jeff Lockhart / Murray Boutilier / Harold Mills / Luke Smith
  • 2015
  • Sean O'Flaherty / Adam Masland / Jeff Lockhart / Randy Hillier
  • 2014
  • Dan O'Flaherty / Robert Blackwood / Jarrod Romyn / Jason Joseph Doyle
  • 2013
  • Mark Cairns / Matthew Mills / Billy Wilson / Chris Sperdakes
  • 2012
  • Sean O'Flaherty / Scott Sturgeon / Trevor Doyle / Kipper Standen
  • 2011
  • Matt Fleming / Mark Cairns / Ryan Butler / Andrew Bartlett
  • 2010
  • Matt Fleming / Frank Murphy / Peter Murphy / Scott Sturgeon
  • 2009
  • Paul Nurse / Rodney Spike / Pat Churney / Mike Burns / Mark Cairns
  • 2008
  • Sean O'Flaherty / Troy Barnet / Peter Murphy / Andrew Bartlett
  • 2007
  • Sean O'Flaherty / Peter Murphy / Pat Churney / Andrew Bartlett
  • 2006
  • Sean O'Flaherty / Peter Murphy / Pat Churney / Andrew Bartlett
  • 2005
  • Wayne MacDonald / Peter MacDonald / Ron Boutilier / Dennis Fougere

 

JSMT TOURNAMENT ALUMNI

The tournament organisers would like to thank the following proud past participants in the John Sperdakes Memorial golf tournament.

Ron Armstrong
TJ Armstrong
Andrew Barlett
Troy Barnet
Barry Barnet
Mark Benoit
Troy Benoit
Rob Blackwood
Andrew Bondy
Murray Boutilier
Ron Boutilier
Colin Brien
Mike Burns
Wayne Burns
Ryan Butler
Mark Cairns
Pat Churney
Cory Cox
Kris DeWolfe
JJ Doyle
Dan Duffy
Mike Duffy

 

Marco Ferro
Matt Fleming
Steve Foot
Scott Forrest
Dennis Fougere
Matt Gaudet
Elwin George
Rene George
Matthew Ghiz
Bill Harris
Rick Hamilton
Rob Hansen
Carl Hausman
Ryan Hawkins
Randy Hillier
Rodney Hillier
Jack Hingston
Brian Irwin
Todd James
Brian Kelly
Adam Kneale
Jeff Lockhart

Gary Kelly
Glen Loder
Craig MacDonald
Danny MacDonald
Hewson MacDonald
Peter MacDonald
Wayne MacDonald
Jimmy MacDonald
Shaun MacDonald
Gregor McPherson
Stewart Martin
Adam Masland
Jeff McMullin
Andrew Mills
Harold Mills
Matthew Mills
Peter Murphy
Frank Murphy
Mike Murray
Barry Nurse
Paul Nurse
Steven Nurse

 

 

Caden Nurse
Ryan O’Flaherty
Dan O’Flaherty
Jeff O’Flaherty
Ron O’Flaherty
Sean O’Flaherty
Mike O’Flaherty
Yorke O’Flaherty
Bruce Partridge
Nick Pearl
Scott Pellerine
Matt Quinn
Dave Reid
Mike Reid
Craig Rigby
Jarrod Romyn
Matt Rossong
Adam Schellenberg
Todd Sparkes
Chris Sperdakes
Rodney Spike
Kipper Standen

Mike Stickland
Mike Thorne
Scott Sturgeon
Mike Walker
Travis Whitehead
Craig Whynot
Billy Wilson
Brian Wishart

“If you play one year, we invite you back the next year. It’s about a group of people who all know each other.”

 

Contact us

Please contact us for more information

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Chris Sperdakes

6174 Quinpool Road
Halifax, NS, B3L 1A3
Work: 902.446.3202
Cell: 902.830.2512
chris@mmfp.ca

Andrew Bartlett

1648 Riverside Drive
Lr. Sackville, NS, B4C 2Y8
Work: 902.422.7383
Cell: 902.430.0426
abartlett@mreng.ca