Penticton Harlequins have chance to play in Saratoga Cup final

Penticton rugby club expecting to finish strong in Saratoga Cup this weekend.

Ken Sommerfeldt has a good feeling the Penticton Harlequins rugby club could play in the Saratoga Cup final Sunday.

The Harlequins, which Sommerfeldt coaches, won the Okanagan championship and are hosting the provincial championship at McNicoll Park Oval beginning Saturday. The Harlequins open the tournament at 2:30 p.m. against the Williams Lake Rustlers. Sommerfeldt stopped short of guaranteeing a final berth, but said it’s strong depending on the team the Rustlers field.

The other match features the Rocky Mountain Rogues representing the Kootenays against the Brit Lions representing the Lower Mainland/Vancouver Island at 4 p.m. The losers of both games will meet up Sunday morning at 9:30 a.m. The final is at 11 a.m. All matches are 60 minutes.

B.C. rugby has provided the Harlequins with $300 for hosting to go to volunteer appreciation items and tournament awards.