Toowoomba Volleyball Association will once again be holding a Pink Sports Nights to raise funds for breast cancer.
It will be held on Tuesday 14th and Wednesday the 15th of May.
Join in the fun and help raise money for such a great cause. Sports all around Australia are doing likewise so let’s put volleyball up there too!
I have found some more refs so A grade teams should be off the hook now. Hopefully all teams will be tolerant towards them as they adjust to the different grades and rules.
Early bird prices have finished now so if you still haven’t paid it is up to $110 until the break and then it will have a late fee attached. All fees should be paid by the Easter break.
Please note there will be a 3 week break as several people have mentioned taking the first week back at school off as it already has a Monday and Thursday (Anzac Day) holiday. This will fit in with our 13 week season too.
Captains/managers can you please ensure your team list online is up to date so payments can be matched to players. You have no insurance until fees are paid and rego forms are completed (if not done online last year).
Season 1 – Round 1
Here is the draw for this week. Unfortunately I have had a team pull out today in C grade so there will be a bye each week. Team Rocket were down to play them this week so you will have the bye.
I am still hunting for more refs so A grade teams should have some-one on standby to ref if needed. Looking for a couple more B graders too after a late withdrawal of 2 players.
Ct 1 7pm Spikos v Beard of Bees(Rolling Thunder)
8pm Rolling Thunder v Diggy Balls (Spikos)
Ct 2 7pm Swing & a Miss v Sharks (Tipsies)
8pm Tipsies v Block Party (Sharks)
Ct 3 7pm GraveDiggers v I’d Hit That (Wasted Potential)
8pm Wasted Potential v Deneise Fan Club (GraveDiggers)
Ct 4 7pm Smackin’ Aces v BMS Mt Goats (50 Shades of Blue)
8pm 50 Shades of Blue v Extras (Corey, Jack, Jessie, Jochen, etc) (Smackin’ Aces)
Ct 5 7pm NeoTokyo Haikyu v MashUps (Pineapples)
8pm Untouchaballs v Pineapples (MashUps)
Ct 6 7pm Lushy Legends v Apocalypse Fight Club (Mixed Nuts)
8pm Mixed Nuts v Spike Tyson (Apocalypse Fight Club)
The draw for this week is available to download.
Downlands have a huge 12 teams in the competition this season, but unfortunately they cannot make it this week, so the draw is a lot smaller as a result!
The draw can also be seen on the Premier League Draw page. (So can the Business League Draw.) Last week it required you to be logged in, and when you were logged in, it looked pretty ordinary on a mobile phone. This has been fixed now and it would be great if people could check it out and let me know if your phone has a problem displaying the draw. Hint: Swiping left and right can change the current round and the currently displayed court.
This Monday night is the last time you can pay the ‘Early Payment’, after Tuesday it will the Regular Payment – which is $70 for adults ($100 for both nights). If you didn’t play in Season 1, then you will also need to pay the VQ Registration fee (an extra $40).
I have switched the MyTeam website so you can add yourself to your team. Team captains can you please ask all of your team to sign up to the MyTeam website, this is for both registration (insurance) and electronic scoring. If they are already registered, then ask them to Join your team, if you haven’t added them already. It will become a requirement to play in the future, so everyone needs to sign up AND register. Please let me know if you are having trouble registering – the Contact form at the bottom of the website works well.
At the moment, joining a team may create duplicates which you can just ignore for the moment. One of the reason’s for this is that we are have to protect personal information so I have been trying to make sure we don’t leak that information to people who are not registered or who have just signed up and are not known to you. This creates some issues where the team ‘owner’ doesn’t know everyone’s email addresses. The email address is how we uniquely identify you on the system. I have some ideas on this, but in the short term it may produce some issues such as duplicates.
I am also putting those team lists onto tablets for scoring – yes, I am still trying to get this happening! This means you can’t just delete players as there may be a record of them taking the court in a match. Again, I have ways to deal with this, but in the first instance I would like to have it working and make it more user friendly second.
I am slowly adding functionality to the MyTeam website – the team editor should be working better now. Personal information is being restricted to the individual – except for email addresses, which are being restricted to the team captains and managers. Cheryl and I have some better tools for checking out the online team lists for Premier League and Business League, and the draw is now showing as a page not a pdf – even on mobiles.
There is a draw editor that had to be made to put the draw up on the website. There is also a payment system to process all the online and cash payments – it just isn’t hooked up to the front page as yet. Next up will be the electronic scoring, and then updating MyTeam to show your next match when you login – which should be particularly useful for our School teams.
There is a notification system in the works to send you an email the day before your match – maybe even txt messages if we can find a cheap provider. I haven’t forgotten about online payments – but the goal of this system is to mainly to stop me from having to type in 300 registration forms by hand and process 24 match results including 48 team lists every week… so the electronic scoring comes first.
Thanks for your patience – I am so looking forward to when the system makes all this easier for us all.
Here is next week’s draw, after which I should have the season draw
Don’t forget to pay your fees this week for the earlybird discount. Any team that has had a bye may
have an extra week to pay.
Hopefully uniforms are being organised as I will be introducing a bonus point system for those teams in uniform.
This will come into play after round 4 so that gives you time to find something.
I am still looking for a B grade woman and one or two C grade men so if you know some-one keen to play let me know.
Ct 1 7pm Beard of Bees v Choccy Milk (Diggy Balls)
8pm Diggy Balls v Rolling Thunder (Choccy Milk)
Ct 2 7pm Sharks v Tipsies (I’d Hit That)
8pm Spikos v Chicken Orientals (Sharks)
Ct 3 7pm Avengers v SwingandaMiss (Newton Dragons)
8pm 50 Shades of Blue v Newton Dragons (SwingandaMiss)
Ct 4 7pm NeoTokyo Walruses v Can’t Spike It (Synergy)
8pm Synergy v I’d Hit That (MashUps)
Ct 5 7pm Volleybrawlers v MashUps (Soggy Biscuits)
8pm Apocalypse Fight Club v Soggy Biscuits (Volleybrawlers)
Ct 6 7pm Smackin’ Aces v NeoTokyo Weedles (SpikeTyson)
8pm Spike Tyson v Excel Achievers (Smackin Aces)
Ct 7 7pm Mixed Nuts v Ballers (Excel Achievers)
BYE Wasted Potential
Musters are on the 31st of July, starting at 7:00pm until around 8:30pm.
Before you can nominate a team you will need to sign up and register on the MyTeam page of the website.
If your friends are looking to play – get them to sign up and register so they can look for a team as well.
If you want to play on both nights, please make 2 submissions, changing the competition in which you want to play each time you submit your nomination.
When you nominate a team, we are asking for the email addresses of all the players in the team (not for school teams) – something we weren’t very good at last season. The email address is very important as we will use it to be able to contact everyone, but also to be able to tell the difference between people with the same name – which is very important when we’re sorting out payments!
You can add the email addresses after nominating the team, so please nominate first, but be aware we will be chasing these up.
Both Leagues will be 13 weeks long – 11 weeks of regular rounds with 2 weeks of finals which will finish up on the 13th of November.
There will be a 2 week break during the season – if schools could check out the Draws page to make sure the break lines up with their school holidays that would be great.
Fees have not changed for this season – if you played in first season, you won’t have to pay the VQ Registration fee again this season.
You will see on the Fees page that there are discounts for paying early, and penalties for paying late as well.
The Contact Us form in the footer of the page is the best way to get in touch with us.
Well done to all our teams last week. There were some closely contested semis and a few surprise results.
I have done the draw for next week and have just changed the order of two B grade playoffs on ct 5 so that no-one is doing duty that did it last week.
MashUps will do a duty on ct 3 though and Mixed Nuts on Ct 5 so please take note of this.
I am hoping all finalists will wear some resemblance to a uniform as we would like to put up some photos online. There were a couple of teams last week that were just a multitude of colours and styles with no common theme at all. Next season I am thinking I will give bonus points to teams in full uniform in an attempt to encourage all teams to make the effort.
Here is the draw:
CT 1 7pm Passed Out v Beard of Bees (Volleybrawlers) A Bronze
8pm Volleybrawlers v Neo Tokyo walruses (Beard of Bees) B Bronze
CT 2 7pm Diggy Balls v Synergy (Spikos) B Gold
8pm Rolling Thunder v Spikos (Synergy) A Gold
CT 3 7pm Smackin’ Aces v Excel Achievers (Spike Tyson) C Bronze
8pm Spike Tyson v Mixed Nuts (MashUps) C Gold
CT 4 7pm Sharks v Ooska (I’d Hit That) 5/6 A playoff
8pm Avengers v I’d Hit That (Sharks) 7/8 A ”
CT 5 7pm MashUps v 50 Shades of Blue (Mixed Nuts) 7/8 B playoff
8pm Woovers v Can’t Spike It (50 Shades) 5/6 B playoff
CT 6 7pm Neo Tokyo Weedles v Mighty Heights (Soggy Biscuits) 5/6 C Playoff
8pm Soggy Biscuits v Sugar & Spike (Neo/T Weedles) 7/8 C Playoff
There are no matches on ct 7 as the 9/10 playoffs in A & B grade were played last week.
Please hang around for the trophy presentations after the 8pm games finish. We will try to get games started early so we can start this before 9pm but it does depend on teams being ready on time, and my refs being there too.
Good luck everyone
Just letting you know that we hit the $900 mark this year with our Pink Sports Nights so a huge thank you to everyone who dressed in pink, donated, bought sausages, raffle tickets or 100 Board squares. Another thank you to those who helped out on the nights, especially with the BBQ but also manning the desk while I was coaching on Tuesday night. Great job everyone!
Prizes were all drawn last night and are as follows:
- Student raffle : double passes to Kloud9 Trampoline park went to Sarah Mitchell from Centenary Hts and Rosie Bramwell from St Ursula’s.
- 100 Board prize of $100 went to Tim Harris from Can’t Spike It, a Wed night Business League team
- Spotted Cow $100 voucher – Debbie Menkins
- Hog’s Breath Cafe $80 voucher – Jochen Eberhard
- Irish Club $50 voucher – Carmel Barrett
- Betty’s Burgers 2 x $50 vouchers – Melissa Hollman, Brad Polkinghorne
- Garden City Lanes $50 voucher – Dee James
- AromaTouch Massage vouchers – Linda Walmsley, Sue Burns
- Milk & Honey $30 voucher – Ann Bennett
- Chocolate Cottage $25 voucher – Leanne Pingel
Congratulations to all the winners and everyone who made this our best year ever!
I have done up a draw for this week. We have 28 teams which fills up all 7 courts, 10 in A and B grade and 8 in C grade.The last team nominated yesterday so it is still possible there might be some-one else and there would be a bye. Please check your team is here and take note of duty teams for this week. Hopefully teams will be in uniform soon and don’t forget to pay early to get the discounts. You can still pay online using the direct deposit method into Heritage but Jason is working on the credit card/PayPal online payment too. As this is not yet available you will still get the $40 + $50 early bird option for the next couple of weeks. Team nomination forms should be up soon but as long as I have your name you are right to play.
7pm Ct 1 Tipsies v Sharks (Spikos)
Ct 2 Rolling Thunder v Passed Out (Ooska)
Ct 3 Woovers v Diggy Balls (The Aces)
Ct 4 I’d Hit That v Avengers (Excel Achievers)
Ct 5 Apocalypse FC v MashUps (50 Shades of Blue)
Ct 6 Smackin’ Aces v Neo Tokyo Weedles (Mixed Nuts)
Ct 7 NeoTokyo Amiibos v Spike Tyson (Can’t Spike It)
8pm Ct 1 High 5s v Spikos (Tipsies)
Ct 2 Ooska v Beard of Bees (Passed Out)
Ct 3 Synergy v The Aces (Diggy Balls)
Ct 4 Excel Achievers v The B team (Avengers)
Ct 5 Neo Tokyo Walruses v 50 Shades of Blue (MashUps)
Ct 6 Mixed Nuts v Sugar and Spike (Smackin’ Aces)
Ct 7 Volleybrawlers v Can’t Spike It (NeoTokyo Amiibos)
For any new teams down for duty – that’s the team in brackets after the match – you just need to provide 2 team members to score the next (or earlier) game on a simple scoresheet plus flipcards. Referees will be provided but A grade teams on duty should be prepared to ref their own games until I am sure of my referee numbers.
Remember we are there to enjoy the game so have fun and be kind to the refs who are mostly school students.
See you all Wednesday