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OVR Archives: 2011-2012 Season
OVR-Kaepa® USA Juniors' Tournament Schedule 2012
OVR Bid Play-In Tournament
Sunday, March 25, 2012
Greater Columbus Convention Center, Columbus, OH

Tournament/Site Director

Al Herbert

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Entry Fee




Greater Columbus Convention Center
400 North High Street
Columbus, OH 43215

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Greater Columbus Convention Center
Greater Columbus Convention Center


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  • From Port Columbus International Airport: I-670 West, Exit 4-B to the Convention Center

  • From Cleveland: 71 South to West on I-670 109-A, Exit 4-B to the Convention Center or 71 South to Spring Street Exit; West on Spring Street to Fourth Street; North on Fourth to Nationwide Boulevard.

  • From Cincinnati: 71 North to 70 East to Fourth Street Exit; North on Fourth to Nationwide Boulevard.

  • From Indianapolis: 70 East to Fourth Street Exit; North on Fourth to Nationwide Boulevard.

  • From Pittsburgh: 376/22/30 West to 79 South; 79 South to 70 West; 70 West to Fourth Street Exit; North on Fourth to Nationwide Boulevard.

  • From Wheeling: 70 West to Fourth Street Exit; North on Fourth to Nationwide Boulevard.

Site Rules

Safety and Security at the Greater Columbus Document (click for this GCCC brochure)

Below are the Columbus Convention Center site rules and regulations. Violations of the rules and regulations will result in disqualification and elimination from the event of the offending teams and/or individuals, including parents.

  1. No coolers or food may be brought into the building by players or parents. (The center has two concession areas.)
  2. No passing volleyballs in hallways or concessions areas. Warm-up time will be provided on the court before the match.
  3. No smoking in gym areas or hallways.
  4. Junior Championships: All teams are to camp in the concourse (and not to block any doors!). Do not camp in exhibit halls D, E, and F, where the tournament is running.
  5. There are no shower facilities.
  6. Keep all chairs far away from any court or playable areas. (Parents may bring their own chairs.)
  7. Only certified vendors may sell clothing, shirts, shoes, etc. with approval from the Commissioner.
  8. Put all trash in containers provided by the Convention Center staff.


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Holiday Inn Express & Suites Columbus OSU

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Columbus OSU
  • 2 minutes to Greater Columbus Convention Center
  • Free parking
  • Free hot breakfast
  • 2 queen beds and suites available
  • Complete information is available on the the hotel's website

To make reservations or for additional information, call 614‑447‑1212 or send e-mail to manav.singh@sintelhotels.com.

Ramada Columbus East Airport

Ramada Columbus East Airport
  • On the same road to downtown / OVR
  • 10 minutes to games
  • Free hot breakfast
  • Free WiFi Internet
  • Lounge onsite!
  • Complete information is available on the the hotel's website

To make reservations or for additional information, call 614‑447‑1212 or send e-mail to sintelproperties@gmail.com.

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Tournament Information

ATTENTION:  There is major road construction in the Convention
Center area.  Please review this web page for instructions:

Girls 16 American Play-In Tournament Coaches' Handout

Girls 17 American Play-In Tournament Coaches' Handout

Girls 18 Regional Play-In Tournament Coaches' Handout

Court Layout for the Convention Center Halls E & F

This tournament is restricted to Ohio Valley Region teams only.

This is a special tournament for OVR teams to earn a spot in the
National Bid Tournament.  The OVR National Bid Tournament is
normally restricted to just teams registered as National Division
teams.  This Play-In Tournament allows 16 teams to try to
earn a spot in the Bid Tournament.  The top two teams in each age
division from this
event are guaranteed a spot in the Bid Tournament.  If more spots
are available in the Bid Tournament then the 3rd and 4th place
teams may also be invited to play in the Bid Tournament.

This Play-In Tournament is only open to teams serious about
playing in the Bid Tournament.  Do not enter this tournament if
you are not willing to participate in the Bid Tournament.  If you
earn a spot in the Bid Tournament and do not participate, your
club will not be allowed to participate in the Play-In Tournament
the next season.

Grade-level teams are not allowed into this event.  Your team
be age appropriate for the division you enter.

Entry fee is $180 US per team.  Please write your entry fee check
payable to:  OVR

And mail to:

Al Herbert
4440 Merlin Drive
Uniontown, OH 44685-9641

Checks should be mailed by January 1, 2012.  Checks are not
deposited until the weekend of the event.  If you are entering
teams in multiple events, you may want to send a separate check
per event.

Because this is a qualifying event towards the Girls National
Championship Tournament, the Libero WILL NOT be allowed to serve
at this event.

Door opens at 7:00 AM. There will not be a coaches’ meeting.  The
starts at 8:00 A.M. sharp. 

Pool play is the best of three sets with rally scoring. Each
non-deciding set will be to 25 points with a minimum two-point
advantage (no scoring cap.) The deciding set, if needed, will be
to 15 points with a minimum two point advantage (no scoring
cap.)  All warm-ups will use the 2-4-4 format; 2-minutes shared
court,4-minutes Serving Team, 4-minutes Serve Receiving team.
Teams may request the referee to tell them when to serve, usually
one minute.

NO OUTSIDE FOOD IS ALLOWED. - Individual portions are allowed in
a player's bag.  

Keep all coolers in cars. Coolers are prohibited in and outside
facilities hosting OVR-sanctioned events. 

Setting up tables and/or cooking by teams or their support staff,
fans, coaches, or parents are prohibited at OVR-sanctioned

This means NO TEAM BUFFETS.  Team buffets will be confiscated if

A Concession Stand with a variety of healthy foods is available
at the tournament site. 

Seating is not provided, so please bring a chair. 

Match Order: 
[team in () refs] 
Match 1 1 vs. 3 (2) 
Match 2 2 vs. 4 (1) 
Match 3 1 vs. 4 (3) 
Match 4 2 vs. 3 (1) 
Match 5 3 vs. 4 (2) 
Match 6 1 vs. 2 (4) 

Teams will officiate according the above schedule for pool play.

1. During each team’s full-court warm-up segment, the opposing
team may NOT practice with balls in the free zone surrounding the
court. Teams must go to their team bench. USAV rulebook, page 26,

2. We will be adhering to the procedures and penalties for
support officials during pool play and tournament (Item 6.3)

3. Coaches and Player who are not complete with their
registration will not be permitted to participate in OVR
Sanctioned events.  

Team/Tournament Cancellation: Per OVR regulations- a team
canceling after the entry deadline will forfeit its entry fee. A
team canceling prior to the entry deadline does not forfeit its
full entry fee if a replacement is found. A team canceling from
this tournament to enter a different tournament will forfeit its
entry fee.


Note: OVR rankings appearing in the following listings are intended only as a helpful tool for tournament directors. They are subject to frequent change, including after the pools are set, and other factors may also be considered when determining pools and order of play.

Girls' 16 American: 5 courts (openings for 2 teams)

No points shall be awarded for OVR Championships or tournaments following the OVR Championships. [OVR Juniors' Seeding System]

 Pool 1
 team coderankteam
1.FJ6-BSVBC2-OV2Blackswamp VBC – 16 Atchison
2.FJ6-ECLVJ3-OV37Eastside Cleveland Juniors – 16 Navy
3.FJ6-ZEROG1-OV31Zero Gravity Jrs. – 16 Black
4.FJ5-ESVBC1-OV18 [15A]Elite Sports Ohio Volleyball Company – 15 Elite Kohler
 Pool 2
 team coderankteam
1.FJ6-SWVBC2-OV1Southwest VBC – 16 American White
2.FJ6-BKEYE1-OV19Kaepa Buckeye VBC – Kaepa Buckeye 16 American
3.FJ6-TOLVC3-OV35Toledo Volleyball Club – 16-3
4.FJ6-MIDOH2-OV53MOJO Volleyball – 16 MURPHY
 Pool 3
 team coderankteam
1.FJ6-PGMGC1-OV3Pittsburgh Magic VBC – 16 Pink
2.FJ6-OXTRM1-OV21Ohio Xtreme Volleyball – Ohio Xtreme 16s Teal
3.FJ6-CTHUN1-OV51Cincinnati Thunder Volleyball Club – 16
4.FJ6-TSJVC1-OV46Toledo SJVC – 16 Rolling Thunder
 Pool 4
 team coderankteam
1.FJ6-SWVBC3-OV6Southwest VBC – 16 American Red
2.FJ6-VEVBC1-OV12Vertical Elite Volleyball Company – VEVB 16 AMERICAN - SANDERS
3.FJ6-CVBCO3-OV38Cleveland Volleyball Company – 16 Red
 Pool 5
 team coderankteam
1.FJ6-NSVBC1-OV15NorthShore VBC – Bond
2.FJ6-MIDOH1-OV20MOJO Volleyball – 16 SMITH
3.FJ6-GCVCO1-OV42Glass City Volleyball Company – Glass City Volleyball Company 16-1
Girls' 17 American: 5 courts (filled)

No points shall be awarded for OVR Championships or tournaments following the OVR Championships. [OVR Juniors' Seeding System]

 Pool 1
 team coderankteam
1.FJ7-PGMGC1-OV1Pittsburgh Magic VBC – 17 Black
2.FJ7-SPIRT4-OV13Spirit VBC – 17A NAVY
3.FJ7-ESVBC2-OV26Elite Sports Ohio Volleyball Company – 17 Elite Simmons
4.FJ6-TARHL1-OV54 [16A]TarHeels Volleyball Club – 16 Rams
 Pool 2
 team coderankteam
1.FJ7-GCVCO1-OV14Glass City Volleyball Company – Glass City Volleyball Company 17-1
2.FJ7-SOVCR2-OV36SOVC (Southern Ohio VC) – SMACK 17 Hutton
3.FJ7-VEVBC1-OV9Vertical Elite Volleyball Company – VEVC 17A - DAY
4.FJ6-ESVBC1-OV44 [16A]Elite Sports Ohio Volleyball Company – 16 Elite Jones
 Pool 3
 team coderankteam
1.FJ7-SWVBC2-OV4Southwest VBC – 17 American
2.FJ7-BKEYE1-OV7Kaepa Buckeye VBC – Kaepa Buckeye 17 Red American
3.FJ6-CHAMP1-OV8 [16A]Champaign County VBC – Great White Sharks
4.FJ7-ALETA1-OV30ALETA Aces – 17 American
 Pool 4
 team coderankteam
1.FJ7-CVBCO2-OV3Cleveland Volleyball Company – 17 Red
2.FJ7-BKEYE2-OV5Kaepa Buckeye VBC – Kaepa Buckeye 17 Black American
3.FJ7-EXCEL1-OV32Excel – 17-A
4.FJ7-ZEROG1-OV38Zero Gravity Jrs. – 17 Pink
 Pool 5
 team coderankteam
1.FJ7-CGLDS1-OV19Club Gold South – 17 Gold
2.FJ7-OXTRM3-OV12Ohio Xtreme Volleyball – Ohio Xtreme 17s White
3.FJ7-LONEL1-OV18London Elite – London Elite 17
4.FJ7-MIDOH1-OV39MOJO Volleyball – 17 HOLT
Girls' 18 Regional: 4 courts (openings for 3 teams)
 Pool 1
 team coderankteam
1.FJ8-SWVBC2-OV1Southwest VBC – 18 Regional
2.FJ8-ZEROG1-OV13Zero Gravity Jrs. – 18 Pink
3.FJ8-BKEYE1-OV6Kaepa Buckeye VBC – Kaepa Buckeye 18 Red Elite
4.FJ8-LONEL1-OV25London Elite – London Elite 18
 Pool 2
 team coderankteam
1.FJ8-PIONR1-OV4Club Pioneer – 18
2.FJ8-ZENIT1-OV8Zenith Volleyball Academy – Zenith 18 Apex
3.FJ8-BKEYE2-OV9Kaepa Buckeye VBC – Kaepa Buckeye 18 Black Elite
 Pool 3
 team coderankteam
1.FJ8-ALETA1-OV12ALETA Aces – 18 Regional
2.FJ8-KIDVC1-OV14Kidron Volleyball Club – 18 Blue
3.FJ8-SOVCR1-OV20SOVC (Southern Ohio VC) – SMACK - Tanedo
 Pool 4
 team coderankteam
1.FJ8-NCSVC1-OV3North Central Select VC – 18 - Hiler
2.FJ7-BDLJV1-OV15 [17A]Kaepa Borderline Jr Volleyball – 17 Hawks
3.FJ8-DJVBC1-OV23Dayton Jrs. – 18 Blue

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The officials' assigner for this event is Brian Hemelgarn (hemelgarn@ovr.org, 419‑410‑2291 /m, 734‑457‑4528 /f).

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