Reminder - Grass Doubles Tournament this Saturday Afternoon, Oct. 1st

From: Mark Nakatani
Sent on: Monday, September 26, 2011 11:20 PM






When: Saturday, Oct. 1st


Where:  On the east field of Victory Park near the playground


Check in time at 12:45 PM

Play starts at 1:30 PM


Format: Teams will be paired with A-B players to evenly balance the skill levels within a team and across teams.  A team can consist of men, women, or co-ed pairings.  Teams will then be divided into pools with pool play and playoffs.  Scoring will be rally to 21.


Note: Participants for this event will be primarily from the Pasadena V-ball Meetup group. Outside participation is welcome but one of the players must be a Meetup member.  Women can play in any division.


Participants please RSVP on Meetup calendar event indicating who your requested

Doubles partner is.


Please register by Wednesday, Sept. 28th  at a Meetup or at the following email address:  [address removed] (by sending the players’ names and division)


Fee:  $10.00 per person and paid no later than the day of the tournament

(cash or checks payable to Mark Nakatani, the Meetup organizer)


If any of you still need to pair-up with a doubles partner, please drop by on

Saturday during the check-in time and we will do our best to pair you up

with others who are also looking for a doubles partner.


Participants, please be aware that the following rules for doubles play will be

in effect and enforced.   Note that these rules are different than those

in effect for larger groups of players and require some adjustments in play.


No open hand use on serve receive.
Open hand receive can only be used for hard driven hits - not on freeballs or roll shots.
A block does not count as one of the teams three contacts.
If you use your hands to pass a ball over the net you must be facing the direction the ball goes, you can not face the net and set the ball at an angle.
If you accidentally hand set the ball and it goes over the net, it is the other teams point and ball.
No open hand tips on third ball.

Prizes awarded 1st and 2nd place teams in playoff round.


All proceeds will benefit the Great Pasadena Volleyball Meetup Group (volleyball equipment).




1. Could I have folks who have their own V-ball nets volunteer their nets for the

doubles tournament.  Would be greatly appreciated.


2. We would also appreciate if folks could bring coolers with ice.







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