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OVR Archives: 2019-2020 Season
OVR-Kaepa® USA Juniors' Tournament Schedule 2020
Cancelled - SpikeFest Tournament (13 American Teams Permitted)
March 28 - March 29, 2020
Big Sandy Superstore Arena, Huntington, WV

Tournament Cancelled

The first-ever trip to the Boys Junior Nationals by the Dayton Boys VBC was a combination of fun, success, and valuable experience for everyone involved. Three teams represented the Ohio Valley Region from the Dayton area in the 18 club, 17 club, and 16 club divisions, with the 17's team placing 5th overall and team member Bret Versen selected to the 17 Club All-Tournament team.

Dayton 18-1 began their Nationals experience with opening day losses to Colorado Gold 18, Arizona Absolute, and Pittsburgh Elite Black. Day two began with a re-match loss to Pittsburgh Elite Black, followed by two 3-set wins over West Coast Black and friendly inter-region rival Northcoast 18 Gold. A disappointing early loss to California Foothills 18-1 on day three was balanced with a win over Renaissance White to qualify the team for Flight One on the final day of competition. Dayton 18-1 ended the four-day tournament with a 25-16, 22-25, 12-15 loss to Santa Monica Beach Club 18 Red in the quarter-finals of the Flight One bracket, to finish tied for 25th out of 36 teams. Members of the squad were Kevin Boehmer, Eric Franz, Jeremy Hartke, Matt Koons, Kevin Schultz, John Stahly, Jeremy Waldron, Zach Wilson, and coaches Jill Boehmer and Monte Moser.

Dayton 17-1's desire for a national championship opened well with three first-day wins over California Club Sport, Utah Twin Peaks, and Long Island VBC Gold. A hard-fought 21-25, 25-23, 13-15 loss to Puerto Rico Arsel VBC early on day two toughened the team and they responded with easy wins over Pacific Waves and West Coast Black in their climb to the top. Day three was split between a loss to eventual national runner-up Renaissance Red and a win over NY Power Station to qualify the team for the Gold division bracket. The team ended its run for a national championship to Long Island VBC Elite in the Gold quarter-finals 19-25, 18-25, to finish 5th out of 32 teams. In additional, team member Bret Versen was named to the All-Tournament team. Players for Dayton 17-1 included Adam Brust, Reed Chilton, Ben Devine, Tim Green, Andrew McFarlin, David Millward, Josh Millward, Bret Versen, and coaches Erik Versen and Jim Wannemacher.

Dayton 16-1's goal of "gain experience and steal a few matches" started as a good learning experience with opening day losses to Balboa Bay White, Wisconsin Tosa, and NY Power Station. Day two saw more determination on everyone's face, and following a first match loss to inter-region rival Cincinnati Attack 16-3, the team responded with wins over Houston Mizuno and Maryland VBP Black. This success was continued on the third day with great defense and strong attacks to defeat California Club Marauder and Addison 16-2 to qualify for Flight One of day four's playoffs. Dayton 16-1's win-streak ended with the opening round match against eventual bracket champion Asics Mid-America 25-23, 18-25, 7-15, to finish tied for 29th out of 40 teams. The squad was consisted of players Dylan Balser, Ryan Devine, Michael Earman, Tyler Jolly, Jesse Manders, Scott Mayer, Kyle Paxson, Brad Zavakos, and coach Gary Parker.

This was a great opportunity and wonderful experience for all involved. We appreciate the assistance provided by Ron Wyzynski and Steve Donahue in helping us with this endeavor and hope we've represented the OVR well. We look forward to next year's championships.

Nick Nystrom (nystrom@ovr.org; posted 2002-07-28 06:00:00)

Tournament/Site Director

Alan Herbert

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Entry Fee




Big Sandy Superstore Arena
One Civic Center Plaza
Huntington, WV 25701

Phone: 304-696-5990

Web page: http://www.bigsandyarena.com

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Tournament Information

“Due to the actions taken by national, regional, and local sports organizations, and the decisions made by state and local government, we regretfully and reluctantly have to cancel the 2020 WV Spikefest.


Entry fees will be refunded to each club.


Hosting Spikefest is a tradition that we look forward to every year. However, we believe it is in the best interest of the participants, coaches, and their families that we follow the recommendations set by government and health officials. We do not want to put people at risk, despite our love for volleyball.


We hope that everyone stay healthy through this crisis, and look forward to having Spikefest next year.



See you in 2021!”


Waiting List:
Bluegrass Volleyball Academy
FJ3-BKEYE?-OV  Buckeye 13A VBC
Kokoro 14-2
Kokoro 14-3
River  Cities 14s
Ruver Cities 13s
Ladies of Southern Ohio 14-1
Ladies of Southern Ohio 14-2
Ladies of Southern Ohio 13-1
Ladies of Southern Ohio 13-2


Entry fee is $495 per team. Make entry fee check payable to: Appalachian Volleyball Academy

Mail to:
2019 SpikeFest
Alan Herbert
4440 Merlin Drive
Uniontown, OH 44685

This event will use AES for scheduling and updates.


Host Hotels:  Doubletree by Hilton ( 2 blocks from arena) 304-525-1001  Delta Hotels by Marriott (across the street from the arena) (304) 523-8880 Tell them you are calling about rooms for Spikefest. They should give you a special rate.

Planned Playing Schedule: All schedules and updates will be available via AES. Below is a tentative time table
Friday, March 27
4:30 - 5:30 pm: 16 and 18 Regional teams check-in and pickup tournament packets
5:30 pm: Coaches meeting for 16 and 18 Regional teams
6 pm - midnight: 18 and 16 Regional play first round pool matches

Saturday, March 28 
7:00 - 7:30 am: 14 and 15 Regional teams check-in and pickup tournament packets
8 am - 2 pm: 15 and 14 Regional play first round pool matches
2 pm - 5 pm: 15 and 14 Regional play first three matches of second round pools

5 pm - 11 pm: 18 and 16 Regional play second round pools

Sunday, March 29 
8am-10am 15 and 14 Divisions finish final three matches of second round pools
11am-Noon 15 and 14 Divisions will begin Bracket play

1pm 18 and 16 Divisions will begin Bracket play

All times are tentative and are subject to matches preceding them being on time.

No outside food is allowed in the facility. A concession will be available for participants and spectators.

Coolers must be left in your vehicles.

If the tournament is canceled for any reason we will follow the OVR cancelation policy. Please see: "OVR Procedures and Rules for Juniors' Regular-Season Tournaments" at http://www.ovr.org/juniors/tournament_packet/JTP_Procedures_and_Rules.pdf


If you have any questions about this event, please send me a note and I will get back to you. Thank you for your time, Al Herbert Herbert@ovr.org 330-354-5332


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' 14 Regional: 6 courts (filled, with 11 teams on the waiting list)

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

The following teams are registered (waiting list not displayed). Pools will be announced closer to the tournament date.

 team coderankteam
1.FJ3-LONEL1-OV16 [13A]London Elite – 13 American
2.FJ4-NCSVC1-OV52North Central Select VC – 14 Christy
3.FJ4-POINT1-OV35Pittsburgh Point Volleyball Club – Navy14
4.n/aPitt United 14 Red
5.FJ4-ACESC1-OV12ACES VBC – 14 Jackson
6.FJ4-PUTVC1-OV6Putnam VBC – Blaze
7.FJ4-APPAL2-OV121Appalachian Volleyball Academy – 14 - Chaos
8.FJ3-CCRSH1-OV4 [13A]Cincy Crush Volleyball Club – 13 Orange
9.FJ3-APPAL1-OV8 [13R]Appalachian Volleyball Academy – 13 - Cobras
10.FJ4-NEWAV3-OV126New Wave VBC – 14-Kiger
11.FJ4-NEWAV4-OV166New Wave VBC – 14-Carr
12.FJ4-VANTA1-OV229Vantage VBC – Vantage 14-1 Smack
13.FJ4-MRAGE1-OV10Mountain RAGE Volleyball Club – RAGE 14 Purple
14.FJ4-CCRSH4-OV20Cincy Crush Volleyball Club – 14 White
15.FJ3-HSHOT1-OV14 [13A]Hot Shots – 13 Black
16.FJ4-ABBAV1-OV178ABBA – 14 Black
17.FJ4-TRIBE1-OV31The Tribe VBC – 14R Stanley
18.FJ4-MMVBC1-OV39Mountain Monsters Volleyball Club – Monsters 14R-1
19.FJ3-ALETA1-OV7 [13A]ALETA VBC – Kidder
20.FJ4-GCINC2-OV116Greater Cincinnati Volleyball Club – 14 WHITE
21.FJ4-GCINC3-OV44Greater Cincinnati Volleyball Club – 14 GREEN
22.FJ3-UTBCV1-OV58 [13A]Utopia Beach Volleyball – Elite - Marshall 13
23.FJ4-EMPIR1-OV9Empire Volleyball Club – Jordan 14's
24.FJ4-KOKOR1-OV105Kokoro Jrs – Kokoro14-Kelly

Officials [Hired officials: sign in for more information]

The officials' assigner for this event is Emi Vishoot (etvishoot@earthlink.net, 937‑236‑1554 /h, 937‑231‑2385 /m).

The officials' assigner has not yet named officials contracted for this event.

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