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OVR-Kaepa® USA Juniors' Tournament Schedule 2021
OVR-Mizuno Girls Junior Championships
Sunday, April 11, 2021
Greater Columbus Convention Center, Columbus, OH

Tournament Director

William Zehler

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Site Director

Tom Kohl

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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


  • 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.

Real Time Parking Lot Information

Site Rules

Real Time Parking Lot Information

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. Players are allowed to bring water bottles and snacks in their gym bag.
  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. There are no shower facilities.
  5. Put all trash in containers provided by the Convention Center staff.

Tournament Information

The Columbus Public Health Department has granted permission for the OVR to have one spectator per athlete for our April events at the Greater Columbus Convention Center.  Again, one spectator per athlete.  No Exceptions!  Spectators must bring their own chairs; the GCCC/OVR will not provide seating.  “Floor dots” will be used to designate the location for each chair around each court.  Chairs will be provided for up to two coaches and one COVID Coordinator in the bench area, and also for the score table crew.


The Team COVID Coordinator (CC) is responsible for maintaining a contact tracing list, including coaches, athletes, and spectators.  The forms are available on the OVR website (Contact Tracing Form) and (Spectator List).  The Spectator List must be submitted to OVR staff upon the CC’s arrival for each day of competition; the Contact Tracing Form remains with the CC.  The CC is part of the team roster (not a spectator) and must be at/near the team bench when the team is competing during a match.   


Masks must be properly worn, covering the nose and mouth, by all attendees and participants, except the six players on the court during play, and except when eating/drinking.  Social distancing guidelines must be followed. 



All participants and attendees must recognize that there is an inherent risk for COVID-19 exposure in any public setting.  If you are concerned with risk for exposure, you may choose to not participate in this event.  If you are experiencing any of the following symptoms prior to your arrival, PLEASE STAY HOME.  If you experience any of these symptoms during the event, PLEASE STAY IN YOUR HOTEL ROOM OR AT HOME.  If any of these symptoms occur during competition, PLEASE DEPART the competition hall is timely as possible.  If you have had close contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19, please adhere to recommended guidelines for quarantining.


·         Fever or chills

·         Cough

·         Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing

·         Fatigue

·         Muscle or body aches

·         Headache

·         New loss of taste or smell

·         Sore throat

·         Congestion or runny nose

·         Nausea or vomiting

·         Diarrhea


The Hyatt is renting meeting rooms to clubs for parents who cannot attend due to City Health Department limits.

Court Layout in Halls B, C & D

Food Options:  Subway and Discovery Café open!  Also, Crimson Cup, the Market and Grille will be available for guest enjoyment. 

Pool play will consist of two rounds of 3 team pools on Courts 19-20-21

Round 2 (based on first round pool finish)

Pool AA: Seeds A1, B2, C3 

Pool BB: Seeds B1, C2, A3 

Pool CC: Seeds C1, A2, B3 

Match order: [team in () refs] 

Match 1: 1 vs. 3 (2) 

Match 2: 2 vs. 3 (1) 

Match 3: 1 vs. 2 (3) 

Tournament  format:     

All  first-place  teams  from the second round to the Gold playoffs, Court 19

All second place teams from the second round to the Silver playoffs, Court 20

All third place teams  from  the  second  round  to  the  Bronze playoffs, Court 21      

Playoff  positions  on  the  tournament  brackets  will  be  based  on  second round pool  finish.

Team Rosters

Team rosters will be downloaded Friday morning April 9. Any changes to rosters can be made at the coaches meeting. Any changes will need to be verified. Please be sure to have your rosters updated by Thursday night or bring an updated roster. 

Coaches Meeting

Short meeting on Court #19 for ALL coaches at 8:00AM. First matches to begin warmups procedures after the Coaches meeting. Pool play to start at 8.30AM

Work Team Protocols

Please have your work team available court side at the coin toss for the next match. Please provide pens and pencils for your score table duties and any Line Judge flags (not required.) At the completion of the match please remove all pens, pencils and flags and be sure the coaches pickup their lineup sheets. The court official and /or Site Director will be responsible for any match papers.



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' 18 and Under: Gold division: 4 courts (openings for 7 teams)

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

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 Pool 2
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 Pool 3
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 Pool 4
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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.

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

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