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OVR American Bid Play-In Tournament
Sunday, March 14, 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 sets.  Three team pool will play three sets to 25 points.

16 American Playing Schedule

17 American Playing Schedule


We are allowed TWO spectators per player for the 3/14 17s and 16s 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

Daylight Savings Time Starts: Spring Forward.

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 in the 16 National Division, the top teams from 16 Play-In Tournament 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.


Teams in the 17 Play-In will still be offered spots into the 17 National Bid Tournament.


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 17 American and top eight 16 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. This tournament is restricted to Ohio Valley Region teams only. This is a special tournament for 17 American Division teams to earn a spot in the OVR National Bid Tournament. The OVR National Bid Tournament is normally restricted to just teams registered as National Division teams. This Play-In Tournament allows Regional and American teams to try to earn a spot in the Bid Tournament. The top two teams 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 may not be allowed to participate in the Play-In Tournament the next season.

Teams earning spots into the OVR National Bid Tournament will pay a reduced entry fee of $600 instead of the usual $625. That is because you paid $275 to enter this Play-In Tournament which is higher than the normal $225 fee.

All four Play-In Tournaments are considered one event. So a player may participate for only one team across both weekends.

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' 16 American: 2 courts (filled)

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.

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1.n/aFive team pool on courts 1 & 2
Girls' 17 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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