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Dodge City: Pendleton's Cheap Sunglasses reigns supreme in annual dodgeball tourney; Depot eliminated early

By Pfc. Charlie Chavez | | August 12, 2005

MARINE CORPS RECRUIT DEPOT SAN DIEGO, Calif. -- Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton's dodgeball team, Cheap Sunglasses, took first place in the Single Marine Program dodgeball tournament here Saturday. Representatives from four Marine installations came together for laughs, food, entertainment and competition. In the first match of the tournament, the Pink Ladies from Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, Ariz., fell to Cheap Sunglasses with first and third game losses. Cash Flow, a depot team, beat Vatos Locos de CPAC from MCAS Miramar, Calif., in a three-game match. Cash Flow then beat the Pink Ladies in the second round elimination in an exchange of harsh words and questionable referee calls. Next, Camp Pendleton's Super POGs (Persons Other Than Grunt) swept Fred, another depot team, in two games, knocking Fred out of contention."There were different rules, which threw us off," said Lance Cpl. Sean M. Bzdon, a Fred player. "(The Super POGs) were also more motivated to play because they drove further."In the next game, Cheap Sunglasses took on Vatos Locos de CPAC for a chance to play Super POGs in the championship. Cheap Sunglasses seized the victory in a tight three-game nailbiter.Cash Flow got a second chance to play in the championship after beating the Pink Ladies but was owned by Super POGs in a two-game sweep."We basically didn't come out and play our best," said Lance Cpl Kevin M. Dorris, Cash Flow. "There was definitely some bad sportsmanship too." In the championship game, Cheap Sunglasses took first place by eliminating Super POGs with some crafty dipping, diving and dodgeball maneuvers.SMP plans to make the tourney an annual depot event.

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