Tournament Director

Kelly Barzak

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Site Director

Kenneth Nelson

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Entry Fee


Club Directors: Make entry fee check payable to:

Ken Nelson


March 10, 2019



Mercyhurst University
501 E. 38th St.
Erie, PA 16546

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Tournament Information

Thank you for your interest in our tournament at Mercyhurst University on Sunday, March 10, 2019.

There will be 2 courts of G15R, and 2 courts of G17R.

Doors open at 7:30 am. Coaches Meeting at 8:10 in main gym (both ages). Pool play begins at 8:30 am.

Kelly Barzak is the Tournament Director.

Ken Nelson will be the site director at the tournament.
Ken can be e-mailed ( or texted (814-490-2935) with any questions.

Please mail your tournament entry fee ($200) to:
Ken Nelson
3319 W 42nd St
Erie, PA 16506

Make the check payable to KEN NELSON.  Also include your 11 digit team code, team and club name, as well as team contact info including a name, address, and contact phone number.

Sunday is SPRING AHEAD day - PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE remember to turn your clocks ahead to avoid arriving late.  If this happens I do not plan on re-arranging pool play to accomodate this issue if it occurs.  Late arrival could result in forfeited sets or matches.


Pool play for a 4 team pool is best 2 out of 3 sets with rally scoring.
Pool play for a 3 team pool is best 3 out of 5 sets with rally scoring
Non-deciding sets will be to 25. The deciding set, if needed, will be to 15.
All sets are win by 2, with no scoring cap.

All warm-ups will use the 2-4-4 format: > 2 min shared, 4 min Serving team, 4 min Receiving team.


PLAYING SCHEDULE (4 team pool)
Match 1 - 1 vs. 3 - (2 works)
Match 2 - 2 vs. 4 - (1 works)
Match 3 - 1 vs. 4 - (3 works)
Match 4 - 2 vs. 3 - (1 works)
Match 5 - 3 vs. 4 - (2 works)
Match 6 - 1 vs. 2 - (4 works)


PLAYING SCHEDULE (3 team pool) 
Match 1 - 1 vs. 3 - (2 works) 
Match 2 - 2 vs. 3 - (1 works) 
Match 3 - 1 vs. 2 - (3 works) 
There will possibly be extended breaks between matches.
Match 1, 2, and 3 will start coinciding with matches 1, 3, and 5, respectively, on the other court.  
This minimizes down time at the end of pool play, and allows a little extra break time since no team has an off match


In each age group:
1st & 2nd place from each pool advance to GOLD bracket
3rd & 4th place from each pool advance to SILVER bracket
1st place teams in each Gold bracket will receive awards.


Per OVR Regulations:
=> Coolers are PROHIBITED in and outside of the facility.
=> Setting up tables and/or cooking by teams or their support staff, fans, coaches, or parents are also PROHIBITED.
=> A full concession stand (it is a good one) will be provided at the tournament site.
=> There are several restaurants & fast food places nearby.


Team Camping
=> There is ample area for camping. However, there are some restricted areas, which will be clearly marked.


Main Gym (G17R – Pool play and Playoffs)
=> Bleacher seating (with backs) is available in the main gym.
=> You may still use your own chair, however, space for such is limited.
=> There will be absolutely NO seating anywhere on the lower level or gym floor.
=> Teams usually camp at the top of the bleachers - plenty of room


Back Gym (G15R –Pool play and Playoffs)
=> There are NO SEATS in the back gym.  Spectators will NEED to bring their own chair.
=> NO SEATING will be allowed along the far (north) wall.
=> One row of fan seating will be allowed along the walls at the ends (east and west walls) of the courts.
=> However, NO TEAM camping along these walls.
=> Along the near (south) wall there is plenty of space for Seating – BRING YOUR OWN CHAIR – and team camping.
=> Signs will be posted and these restrictions WILL BE STRICTLY ENFORCED!!


Entry Deadline and Team/Tournament Cancellation
* Entry deadline is 14 days prior to event (February 24, 2019)
Per OVR regulations:
* A team canceling after entry deadline, forfeits its entry fee.
* A team canceling from this tournament to enter a different tournament will forfeit its entire entry fee.
* A team canceling prior to the entry deadline does not forfeit its entry fee if a replacement team is found.
* If there is a possible issue with weather the Tournament Director will be in contact with team coaches and/or club directors to provide up to date local (Erie) information.
* If there is a level 3 snow emergency in Erie County PA on the day of the tournament, the tournament will be cancelled and notifications via phone, e-mail, etc. will be done as promptly as possible.
* In the event of a tournament cancellation, all entry fees will be refunded as soon as possible.

NOTE - There are currently no expected weather concerns for this weekend


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 Regional: 2 pools (openings for 1 team)

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

 Pool A
 team coderankteam
1. FJ5-FLASH2-OV116Flash VBC – 15's Blue
2. FJ5-MAGVB1-OV170Magic Volleyball Club – Magic 15
3. FJ5-FLASH3-OV176Flash VBC – 15's North East
4. n/aFJ5-PENHI2-KE - Penn Highlands VBC Blue (not yet registered)
 Pool B
 team coderankteam
1. FJ5-CHILL1-OV64Club Chill – 15 Blue
3. FJ4-FLASH1-OV37 [14R]Flash VBC – 14's Red

Girls' 17 Regional: 2 pools (filled)

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

 Pool A
 team coderankteam
1. FJ7-FLASH5-OV29Flash VBC – 17's North East
4. n/aFJ7-NICKE1-WE - Nickel City VBC (not yet registered)
 Pool B
 team coderankteam
1. FJ7-MAGVB1-OV89Magic Volleyball Club – Magic 17
3. FJ7-FLASH1-OV76Flash VBC – 17's Meadville
4. FJ7-CAVS13-OV93Club Ashtabula Volleyball – 17 Scheidel/Mead

Officials [Hired officials: sign in for more information]

The officials' assigner for this event is Kenneth Nelson (, 814‑490‑2935 /m).

All officials needed for this event have already been hired.

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