On Saturday, 18th of October 2008 the very first Wellington Open Floorball Tournament took place at the Kilbirnie Recreation Centre in Wellington. There were three teams competing for the Wellington Open Shield, one from Blenheim and two from Wellington. The teams played each other twice and Blenheim proved to have a very strong squad, winning all four of their games and taking home the shield in its inaugural year.
Everyone had great fun and it is planned that this becomes a regular event in the New Zealand floorball calendar. The Wellington teams gained great experience from the event and could see on what level other teams play the sport and were encouraged to train hard to have another shot at the title next year.