Touch and go . . . Dunedin team Hardyards defends Southland team Stingrays in the open mixed grade at the Cromwell Touch Tournament last Saturday. Hardyards ended up placing third and Stingrays were second. PHOTO: BRETT HAUGH

The annual Cromwell Touch Tournament was held last Saturday and three Dunedin teams came away with the win in every grade.

The event, held at Anderson Park in Cromwell, attracted 21 teams and around 300 players from Otago.

Tournament organiser Brett Haugh said the tournament had been running for 13 years and this year’s was another successful one.

It was great to see such talented players at a local tournament, he said.

The tournament catered for all levels of touch player with men’s open, mixed open and mixed social grades all on show.

Dunedin teams claimed the honours in all three categories.

Pacific Heat won the open mixed grade after it prevailed in extra time against the Southland open team.

Fam Bam beat fellow Dunedin team the Half Blacks 7-4 in the mixed social grade and The Kingsmen defended their men’s open title with a 12-8 win against rival Swedeater (Southland sevens team).

The tournament will be held again next year.