1931 Game Reports, Vancouver Island      

1931 Vancouver, Lower Mainland, Fraser Valley 
1931 BC Interior 
1931 Vancouver Island    


Victoria Senior Amateur Baseball Finals (best-of-five)

(August 17)  Clouting the offerings of youthful Bill Holness to all corners of the lot, the Elks captured the Senior Amateur League championship of Victoria by downing the Eagles 12 to 2 in the fourth game of a five-game series. The Elks now move on to face the Vancouver Terminal League title holders, Begbie, Carter & White, in the first round of the provincial playoffs.


1931 Final Standings        P     W      L       Pct.
Courtenay Busy Bees        12     9      3      .750
Royston Lumbermen          12     8      4      .667
Cumberland Athletics*      12     6      5      .545
Union Bay**                12     4      6      .400
Cumberland Eagles*         12     4      7      .363
Happy Valley               12     3      9      .250

* Cumberland Athletics & Cumberland Eagles both had a tie game with Union Bay
** Union Bay had two tie games

Final Playoff Series (best-of-five)

(August 16)  The Courtenay Busy Bees whitewashed the all-Japanese Royston Lumbermen 11 to 0 to easily capture the opening tussle for the Comox Valley League crown. Reg Laver, with a home run and double, led  the Bees’ bevy of extra-base blows. McKee poled out a homer, Haley Dixon and McLeod triples and McNeil a two-bagger.

C. Doi (L), F. Doi and xxx
Quinn (W) and xxx

(August 19)  Ably supported by his teammates, hurler Sutton of the Courtenay Busy Bees tossed a no-run, no-hit game, blanking the Royston Lumbermen 7 to 0 in the second playoff encounter between the two top finishers in the Comox Valley circuit.

Sutton (W)m and xxx
xxx (L), xxx, xxx and xxx 

(August 23)  The Busy Bees of Courtenay completed a sweep of the Royston Lumbermen in the Comox Valley finals by overwhelming the visitors 24 to 4. Royston used five pitchers in an attempt to stop the avalanche. Courtenay plated runs in every inning of the one-sided contest except for the fourth frame. Five circuit-clouts were smashed by the winners with McKee being responsible for two of them.

xxx (L), xxx, xxx, xxx, xxx and xxx
Quinn (W), Sutton (6) and xxx