Tournament/Site Director

Brian Hofman

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Entry Fee


Club Directors: Make entry fee check payable to:

Brian Hofman


March 16, 2019

End Date

March 17, 2019



Ohio Northern University: Sports Center/King Horn
609 West Lincoln Ave.
Ada, OH 45810

Web page:

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Other Information

Tournament Information

Entry to the Northern Challenge requires your completed entry
which is $400/team and your OVR team ID number.  Checks can be
made payable to: Brian Hofman and entries can be sent to:

Brian Hofman
Ohio Northern University
525 S. Main St.
Ada, Ohio 45810

The tournament begins promptly at 8:30 a.m.  Doors will open at
7:45 a.m.

Upon arrival to the playing site, all coaches are required to stop
by the concession stand to verify their roster, which will be
printed from the OVR web site the week prior to the tournament. 
This verification serves as the coaches meeting as all information
you need to know is on this site.  You must have an IMPACT
certified coach.  

The tournament starts at promptly at 8:30 A.M.  Pool play is the
best of three sets with rally scoring. Each non-deciding set will
be to 25 points with a minimum two-point advantage (no scoring
cap.) The deciding set, if needed, will be to 15 points with a
minimum two point advantage (no scoring cap.) All warm-ups will
use the 2-4-4 format; 2-minutes shared court, 4-minutes Serving
Team, 4-minutes Serve Receiving team. 

After the first round of pool play all teams will be re-seeded and
begin their second round of pool before being seeded into playoff
brackets.  The second round of pool will begin on Saturday and
each team will play one match in their second pool, with Sunday
consisting of teams finishing their second round of pool play and
then being seeded for the playoffs in gold, silver or bronze
brackets. Awards will be given to 1st and 2nd place in the Gold

Match order for the first two rounds is listed below: 
8:30 a.m.  1 vs. 3 (2) 
9:15 a.m.  2 vs. 4 (1) 
Team in (    ) officiates

All remaining matches will be played 10 minutes after the previous
match is completed.  Schedules will be posted on each court at the
scorerís table, as well as the master schedule posted at the
concession stand.  

Teams are not necessarily listed in their seed order and all pools
were set-up by OVR guidelines that requires teams from the same
club to not be in the same pool.

A team camping area will be provided.  There is no camping in the
hallways.  Seating in the gyms is anywhere there is matting on the
floor.  There is no seating along the walls next to the play

Keep all coolers in cars. Coolers are prohibited in and outside
facilities hosting OVR-sanctioned events. Setting up tables and/or
cooking by teams or their support staff, fans, coaches, or parents
are prohibited at OVR-sanctioned events. A concession will be
provided at the tournament site. 

You may bring your own chairs to sit in.  Some chairs may be
provided, depending on their availability.  Chairs are only
allowed on the matted areas in the center gym or BETWEEN courts in

Team/Tournament Cancellation: Per OVR regulations - a team
canceling after the entry deadline, 14 days prior to the
tournament date, will forfeit its entry fee. A team canceling
prior to the entry deadline does not forfeit its full entry fee if
a replacement is found. A team canceling from this tournament to
enter a different tournament will forfeit its entry fee. 

If Hardin County is under a Level 3 Emergency, the tournament will
be canceled. For any reason the tournament is canceled, a notice
will be displayed at the OVR Junior Tournament list. Entry fees
will be refunded as soon as possible.  

If you have any questions please email me at

Best wishes to everyone and be safe in your travels.


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' 15 American: 5 pools (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.

 team coderankteam
1.n/aFJ5-BFIRE2-OV (not yet registered)
2.n/aCVA Pickerington - Navy
3.n/aBuckeye VBC
4.n/aBuckeye VBC
5.n/aBuckeye VBC
6.n/aLegacy - Voisard
8.n/aGlass City
12.n/aDefiance Elite
13.n/aDayton Jrs
15.FJ5-CLIPP1-OVn/aCYVBC Surge – 15 Blue
16.n/aXcel 15 Burton
17.n/aFJ5-AAVBC3-OV (not yet registered)
18.n/aFJ5-AAVBC4-OV (not yet registered)
19.n/aLondon elite
20.n/aLondon elite

Officials [Hired officials: sign in for more information]

The officials' assigner for this event is Brian Hofman (, 419‑772‑1878 /w, 419‑772‑2470 /f).

March 16

  1. (hired) : Head Official
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  4. (hired)
  5. (hired)
  6. (hired)

March 17

  1. (hired) : Head Official
  2. (hired)
  3. (hired)
  4. (hired)
  5. (hired)
  6. (hired)


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