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OVR-Kaepa® USA Juniors' Tournament Schedule 2021
OVR American Bid Play-In Tournament
Saturday, March 13, 2021
Goodyear Hall at the East End, Akron, OH

Tournament/Site Director

Alan Herbert

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Entry Fee




Goodyear Hall at the East End
1201 East Market Street
Akron, OH 44305

Tournament Information

Four team pool will play best of 3 set matches.  Three team pools will play 3 sets to 25 points.

14 American Playing Schedule

15 American Playing Schedule



We are allowed TWO spectators per player for the 3/13 14s and 15s American tournament at Goodyear Hall at the East End.  As spectators enter, they will have to identify the player they are associated with and we will mark them off.  No more than two spectators per player.  No exceptions.  Masks are required to be worn by everyone except the players while they are on the court.  Spectators must social distance in the balcony seating.

Teams are allowed a maximum of fifteen on their roster.  This includes playes, coaches and COVID Coodinator.


Welcome to Goodyear Hall,  

When entering the building at the parking lots doors you will be checked in, 2 SPECTATORS per athlete, and 15 total rostered personnel/athletes.  Then you will walk down the hallway where stairs will lead you up to a beautiful facility! 

-We ask that all the athletes bags and such stay in the first two rows of chairs (the YELLOW ones) or in the cubbie provided by the trophy case. 

-TWO sets of bathrooms are located on the main floor. 

-Only Rostered members may be allowed on the floor, if you want to film, you can do so from the balcony. 

-We have a full concession stand, and even better,  a brand new PITA PIT just opened in our parking lot! (coupon attached). You can even order from your seat and the app so its ready right when you walk in!

-As normal no coolers or outside food permitted. 

-You will need to provide you own Warm-Up Balls/Cart.

-We do have Crates if needed for your teams water bottles. 

-Be good people, and clean your way and put your seat up when you leave.


Policy Change:  Due to the National Bid Tournament being oversubscribed with National teams, the top teams from this event will NOT Be offered spots in the National Bid Tournament.  We apolgize for the late change in policy.  Teams wishing to withdraw may and their entry fee check will be shredded.

The OVR has changed accounting systems.  Please send a separate chcek for each OVR tournament that you have teams entered into.  Not a separate check per team, just per event.


Due to the pandemic, all information below is subject to change.

From the document Ohio Valley Region, Inc. Procedures and Rules for
Juniors’ Regular-Season Tournaments
10.12 Team withdraws due to Covid 19 restrictions.
All team entry fees, in FULL, are required to be returned within 10
Team Cancellations: When a TEAM must withdraw from an event due to
required quarantine/cancellation, the following policy will be
NO REFUND of event entry fee will be required of the event host. Every
effort must be made of the event host to replace the team withdrawing
and refund of entry fee made possible.
A PARTIAL REFUND may result from this effort. Many Tournament Directors
have made a “reduced entry fee proposal” to entice a late entry. The
difference in cost must be returned to the withdrawn team.

Play-In Tournaments Tournament Information:

Only the 8 top ranked teams (as of 5 pm 3/3/2021) that have entered in each division will participate.

USAV requires that a rostered adult must be the R2 for all age divisions at National Qualifying events such as this event.

Entry fee is $275 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 15, 2021. 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.

Coaches Meeting at 7:30 am. First matches are at 8:00 am. Registration for teams will remain open until March 1st. At that time I will not accept any more registrations unless there is space.

Only the top eight 15 American and top eight 14 American teams ranked teams (as of Tuesday, March 3rd of the teams registered will participate.

This is NOT a first-come first-served event. The other teams will receive refunds.

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

There is a State of Ohio law that requires all coaches and administrators of juniors sports teams to have concussion certifications. Here is a link to the NFHS course in Concussion in Sports

Seating is provided. Outside food is not allowed into the facility. The site will be hosting a concession stand for participants and spectators. Personal coolers must be left in your vehicles.

If severe weather is expected, please watch this space for updates.


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 American: 2 courts (filled)

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

 Pool 1
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 Pool 2
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Girls' 15 American: 2 courts (filled)

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

 Pool 1
 team coderankteam
 Pool 2
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Officials [Hired officials: sign in for more information]

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

officials are still required for this event.

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