The very first annual softbal tournament will be held in Gyeongju for everyone to join to play!
Baseball is a very popular sport in Korea. Softball, besides western-countries, most other countries have not ever heard about this particular sport. Korea is among one of those countries. Amidst of the sport not being familiar, the organizer of the First Annual Gyeongju Softball Tournament, Stephen Craig has taken the initiative to carry out this new sporting event for everyone to enjoy.
The first ever softball tournament is scheduled to take place at Gyeongju on October 26 through the 27. “I want people to come and see our beautiful city, hopefully meet some new people and have a good time,” commented Craig. Gyeongju does feature a lot of tourism places for people to visit from all over the place. Possibly, your group of friends could enter the tournament and also hang out to enjoy all of the activities that Gyeongju has to offer. The downside to this is not everything in Gyeongju can be viewed all at once. Furthermore, even if you are not a professional at the game, coming out to meet new people, relaxing, and enjoying your time in a new environment with new people can bring on a new sensation. Stephen Craig hopes to continue this tournament annually. Meet, greet, play, and just having fun every year while getting your dose of workout is the best combination!
Trying to organize this great event was not an easy task. The very first obstacle that he had to overcome was getting a place to hold the tournament. The second was trying to spread the word to other people who may want to join. The third was trying not to compete with other possible sporting events that may affect the tournament itself along with the other sporting event. Stephen Craig had to find a way to set up a date with the owner of a private baseball field to book it over the weekend. He finally received the approval and his next dilemma was trying to let people know about this event. Craig’s most useful piece of tool was Facebook. Lastly, he had to compete against ultimate Frisbee. Luckily, he was able to receive the dates of the Frisbee games from his friend. When Craig saw a date that worked, he went ahead and reserved for that day. Later, he found that there weren’t any ultimate Frisbee games but a tournament that very same weekend.
“I’ve played softball since I was 8 years old. It’s a fun game and it usually attracts fun people,” Craig adds on, “The softball league is a lot more relaxed and inclusive. You don’t have to be good to play and have fun.” So, why not take the advantage of playing, running around, meeting new people, and just have some plain old fun underneath the calm blue autumn sky? For more information, look up “First Annual Gyeongju Softball Tourney” on Facebook or click here to sign up or inquire.