Six St. Marys teams will be among the 39 teams from across the province competing in the St. Marys Snipers ringette tournament, sponsored by the local ringette association, this weekend, Dec. 11-14, at the Pyramid Recreation Centre.The tourney starts Thursday evening and runs right through to late Sunday afternoon. Players will range in age from three to 18 years of age (Bunnies to Belle).Five hundred players and about 150 bench staff are expected to take part in the four-day event. Teams are coming from as far away as Ottawa, Toronto and Chatham.A total of 79 games will be played over the four days, including seven championship games, tournament chairman Peter Westelaken notes."It is an exciting time for the St. Marys Ringette Association," Westelaken says. "For as many years as I can remember, our association has wanted to host a tournament in town and now we are on the eve of doing just that."On behalf of our association, I want to say it's not only an honour to be given this opportunity to host such an event, but it's also a privilege to do so in a beautiful facility like the Pyramid Centre. As a parent and a coach, I have visited a countless number of arenas across Ontario and I can say that the Pyramid Recreation Centre is second to none."The Association's executive invites all to come and watch our home teams play. And admission is free."The local teamsThe six St. Marys teams taking part are: The Buck or Two Bunnies, the Hubbard Pharmacy Bunnies, the Jackson Pharmacy Novices, the Independent Grocer Tween ‘A' team, the P.B. Smith Woodworks Junior ‘A' team, and the Kinsmen Belle ‘B' squad.The two home-town Bunny teams are only scheduled to play one game, and it's against each other. The game will take place on Saturday at 6:30 p.m., and players from both teams will receive gold medals following the game.The Jackson Novices are playing twice on Saturday, against Mitchell at 9:30 a.m. and Exeter at 4 p.m. They are hoping to make the playoff round on Sunday and the championship later that day at 1:30 p.m.The Independent Grocer Tween ‘A' squad plays three round-robin games. They face London on Thursday at 7:30 p.m., Forest on Friday at 7:30 p.m., and Richmond Hill Saturday at 7:30 a.m.The playoff round in that division begins Sunday at 8 a.m., with the championship game slated for 3 p.m.The Smith Junior ‘A' team plays four preliminary games. They play St. Thomas Thursday at 9 p.m., Elora-Fergus Friday at 8 a.m., Ottawa Friday at 12:30 p.m., and Chatham Saturday at 6 p.m.The championship game is scheduled for Sunday at 1 p.m.The Kinsmen Belle ‘B' team plays twice on Saturday, against Guelph at 10:30 a.m. and against Cambridge at 2 p.m.A playoff game will be held Sunday at 11 a.m., with the final game in that division slated for 2:30 p.m.NRL game on Saturday nightOn Saturday night, Cambridge Turbos and Waterloo Wildfire will play a National Ringette League game, starting at 7 p.m. It's the only game all weekend when an admission fee will be charged.Graduates of St. Marys ringette play on each team. Cathy Van Oosterhout is a member of the Waterloo team, while Adryon Thompson and Ashley Miller play for Cambridge.The unbeaten Turbos (7-0) are the No. 1-ranked team in the country.Championship games in six of the divisions will be held on Sunday, starting at 10 a.m.Gold-medal game schedule Bunny Division - Saturday at 6:30 p.m.Petite Division - Sunday at 10 a.m.Junior ‘A' Division - Sunday at 1 p.m.Novice Division - Sunday at 1:30 p.m.Tween ‘AA' Division - Sunday at 2 p.m.Belle ‘B' Division - Sunday at 2:30 p.m.Tween ‘A' Division - Sunday at 3 p.m.