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OVR-Kaepa® USA Juniors' Tournament Schedule 2020
Sunday, March 29, 2020
Penn State Behrend, Erie, PA

Tournament Cancelled

The 14 Cincy VBC came to Phoenix with an ax to grind. Seeded 34th, the group knew it would be tough to survive the first day. The team finished third in their pool, winning only one match.

Because of the third-place finish, Cincy had to play one match to stay in the top division early on the second day. They won the match in two games. Later that day, Cincy played hard, beating the second- and third-seeded teams in the pool and placing second that day.

The third day brought on the fourth- and fifth-seeded teams overall, Brazos Valley and NI Jrs. First Kill. Cincy took on a tough Brazos Valley, who only had lost one game over the past two days. Cincy dropped the first game 13-25 and then fought back to win the second game 25-22 and third game 16-14, handing the Texas team their first loss. First Kill won the next match against Cincy 25-22, 25-27, but Cincy pulled out the spot in the gold division by placing second. In the quarter-final game on Sunday, Cincy lost to eventual gold champion N. Iowa X-treme in three close games. Cincy 14s finished a very respectable 5th place in the gold division.

Nick Nystrom (nystrom@ovr.org; posted 2003-08-07 12:17:37)

Tournament/Site Director

Kenneth Nelson

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Entry Fee




Penn State Behrend
Station Road
Erie, PA 16563

Web page: http://www.pennstatebehrend.psu.edu

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Starting address: 



  • From Erie International Airport/Tom Ridge Field:

    Turn right as you exit the airport and follow Route 5 East for 3.5 miles to I-79 south. Take I-79 South 4 miles to Exit 178A, turning onto I-90 East. Proceed for 10 miles. Take Exit 32 (Wesleyville), and follow Route 430 West for 1 mile.

  • From Pittsburgh (south):

    Take I-279 North to I-79 North to I-90 East. Continue on I-90 East to Exit 32 (Wesleyville) and follow Route 430 West for 1 mile. (Approximately 2 hours from downtown Pittsburgh.)

  • From Cleveland (west):

    Take I-90 East into Pennsylvania to Exit 32 (Wesleyville) and follow Route 430 West for 1 mile. (Approximately 2 hours from downtown Cleveland.)

  • From Buffalo and Rochester (east):

    Take I-90 West into Pennsylvania to Exit 32 (Wesleyville) and follow Route 430 West for 1 mile. (Approximately 1 hours from downtown Buffalo.)

  • From State College and Harrisburg:

    Take Route 322 West to Route 970 North (Woodland). Take Route 970 North for about 2 miles to I-80. Follow I-80 West to I-79 North. Take I-79 North to I-90 East. Continue on I-90 East to Exit 32 (Wesleyville) and follow Route 430 West for 1 mile. (Approximately 3 hours from State College.)

Tournament Information


***  3/11 - Cancelled due to Campus Procedural

***  changes regarding Corona Virus



Thank you for your interest in our tournament at

Penn State Behrend Univ on Sunday, March 29, 2020.


There will be 3 courts of G14R.


Doors open at 7:30 am.  Pool play begins at 8:30 am.


Ken Nelson will be the tournament site director at the tournament.

Ken can be e-mailed (ken_nelz@msn.com)

or texted (814-490-2935) with any questions.


Please mail your tournament entry fee ($225) to:

    Ken Nelson

    3319 W 42nd St

    Erie, PA  16506


Make the check payable to KEN NELSON

Also include your 11 digit team code, team and club name,

as well as team contact info including a name, address, and

contact phone number.


Coaches meeting will be at 8:10 a.m. by court 1 ref stand.




Pool play is the best two of three sets with rally scoring.

Non-deciding sets will be to 25.

The deciding set, if needed, will be to 15.

All sets are win by 2, with no scoring cap.

All warm-ups will use the 2-4-4 format:

> 2 min shared, 4 min Serving team, 4 min Receiving team.


PLAYING SCHEDULE (4 team pool)


Match 1 - 1 vs. 3 - (2 works)

Match 2 - 2 vs. 4 - (1 works)

Match 3 - 1 vs. 4 - (3 works)

Match 4 - 2 vs. 3 - (1 works)

Match 5 - 3 vs. 4 - (2 works)

Match 6 - 1 vs. 2 - (4 works)




1st & 2nd place from each pool and the 2 best 3rd place

teams advance to the GOLD playoff bracket

The remaining teams will advance to SILVER bracket

The lowest seeded team in each bracket not playing the first

     round of the playoffs will officiate the first playoff match.

After the first round, the losing team on a court will stay and

      officiate the next match on that court.

1st and 2nd place teams in Gold bracket will receive awards.




Per OVR Regulations:

=> Coolers are PROHIBITED in and outside of the facility.

=> Setting up tables and/or cooking by teams or their

    support staff, fans, coaches, or parents are also


=> A full concession will be provided at the tournament site.

=> There are several restaurants & fast food places nearby.


Team Camping


=> There is ample area for camping on the track area around



Main Gym  (Pool play and Playoffs)


=> Bleacher seating (with backs) is available.

=> You may still use your own chair, but only on the track

    around the courts.

=> There will be absolutely NO USE OF CHAIRS allowed on

     the wooden floor in front of the front line of bleachers.


Entry Deadline and Team/Tournament Cancellation


Entry deadline is 14 days prior to event (March 15, 2020)

Per OVR regulations:

* A team canceling after entry deadline, forfeits its entry fee.

* A team canceling from this tournament to enter a different

   tournament will forfeit its entire entry fee.

* A team canceling prior to the entry deadline does not

   forfeit its entry fee if a replacement team is found.

* If there is a possible issue with weather the Tournament

   Director will be in contact with team coaches and/or club

   directors to provide up to date local (Erie) information.

* If there is a level 3 snow emergency in Erie County PA

   on the day of the tournament, the tournament will be

   cancelled and notifications via phone, e-mail, etc. will

   be done as promptly as possible.

* In the event of a tournament cancellation, all entry fees

   will be refunded as soon as possible.


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: 3 courts (openings for 12 teams)

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

Team information is not yet available. Pools will be announced closer to the tournament date.

Officials [Hired officials: sign in for more information]

The officials' assigner for this event is Kenneth Nelson (ken_nelz@msn.com, 814‑490‑2935 /m).

4 officials are still required for this event.

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

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