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- Tournament Rules
Register online and mail your entry fee, postmarked by April 1, 2020. Online entry for the Ohio Valley Region-Sports Imports 2020 Girls' Volleyball Championships is open. The entry deadline is April 1: teams must be entered by midnight, April 1, and entry fees must be postmarked by midnight, April 1.
You must have with you a copy of a medical release waiver for each player at the tournament.
The seeding for a given division will be based on all tournament results reported and verified through the Tuesday or Wednesday prior to that division competing in the OVR Girls' Championships.
If a division must be split across multiple days, the date on which each team competes will be frozen in early April so that teams can plan travel, then seeding of teams for each date will continue to evolve independently.
Seeding and dates are displayed on the Entries page.
The region reserves the right to reclassify a team into the National, American or Regional divisions if deemed appropriate.
Seeding will be based on the coefficient of the top five finishes for all American and Regional teams and the top six finishes for all National teams.
Teams will not be placed in the Gold division of Regional Division Championships with fewer than 3 results.
Head-to-head competition will be the first criteria for breaking ties, with the number of tournaments played the second criteria.
The formula used for seeding divisions of the OVR Girls' Championships that includes teams that received bids to the USA Volleyball Girls' Junior National Championships is as follows:
Open Bid Recipient (Region Rank)
National Bid Recipient (Region Rank)
USA Bid Recipient (Region Rank)
American Bid Recipient (Region Rank)
When two or more teams from the same club are seeded into the same pool, the lowest seeded team(s) from that club will be moved to another pool if possible.
Regional or 10 and Under pools may be altered to include no more than 50% of the teams from the same geographic area.
All entries must include the correct 11-digit team code. (This is provided automatically through the online entry.)
The Championship Committee reserves the right to check the age of any player.
Individuals are not eligible to compete in more than one age and/or level category unless a Waiver has been approved.
All divisions begin play at 8:30 am.
All teams must have current registration and uniform numbers.
Vendors: Any individual or business wishing to make available any goods and/or services at or in connection with events hosted by the Ohio Valley Region, Inc. must contract those arrangements in advance with Ron Wyzynski, OVR CEO/Executive Director (firstname.lastname@example.org, or his designees. This policy, necessary to protect the interests and contracts of the Ohio Valley Region, applies to all events hosted by the Ohio Valley Region, Inc., including but not limited to the Ohio Valley Region, Inc.& Sports Imports Girls' Volleyball Championships, the OVR Regional Volleyball Championships, the OVR Boys' Regional Volleyball Championships, the Ohio Valley Region, Inc.–Mizuno® Bid National Qualifier, and the OVR Power Challenge tournament series.
Greater Columbus Convention Center Rules
The Columbus Convention Center site that the OVR, Inc., is renting is not a gymnasium. It's a public facility and our space includes only the Exhibit Halls for which we are authorized. In this area, the Region will put down about 62 Sport Court surfaces. The size and location of this event dictates the use of security personnel as well as Convention Center and OVR staff. The Region wants this to be a positive and enjoyable volleyball event, and we want to return in the future. The individuals and teams participating at this venue must adhere to these rules.
Failure to adhere to these rules will result in expulsion from the tournament.
No coolers (including soft-sided) may be brought into the Convention Center by parents, coaches or players. Concession stands are available, and there is also a food court.
No volleyballs are allowed in the hallway or lobby.
You may not block any emergency exit doors with chairs, blankets, pillows or bags.
Come dressed to participate. There are no locker facilities. Only restrooms are available.
Vandalism: The Convention Center and the OVR, Inc., have agreed to prosecute any individual caught destroying public property.
When your pool play matches are completed, please vacate your court area as soon as possible, as the next wave of teams will need your space.
Responsibility to Participate:
By registering for the OVR Championships, it is the club's responsibility to send its team(s) to participate. Teams failing to attend without communication with the OVR Championships Tournament Director will cause a fine of $500 being assessed by the Region. All teams in the club will be suspended from the event until the fine is paid.
Thank you in advance for your cooperation.
|Ronald J. Wyzynski
Executive Director / CEO
Commissioner / President
Please make copies and distribute to every player and coach.