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!
Volleyball is back on again this week!
If you want a printable version – there is a save icon on the draw page that should allow you to download a pdf file that will fit on a page properly.
Please check the draw carefully – especially the Men’s divisions – there are duties on other courts than you may be playing on.
I have been working on the website over the past week and will hopefully get those changes online soon. I will send out some more info when that happens. Part of the website upgrades includes fixing the results entry… so they will be up soon as well.
If you haven’t paid yet – there is now a penalty rate as well. Players that haven’t paid yet will cause their teams to be forfeited. will be sending invoices out to the schools very soon – schools are not charged late payments.
See you all on Tuesday.
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).
There are a few teams doing duty on different courts – so please check the draw carefully.
I will be working on the draw for the rest of the season this week – so please let me know if you have any teams that are going to be away.
The A Grade teams have been particularly slack at having their team lists complete – all players need to login and make sure their team is listed in MyTeam. These teams should be 90% sorted before the first week – and many of them have no players still. If this doesn’t improve I will be forfeiting teams as I don’t have time to be chasing adults to organise themselves.
There has been some confusion about the Registration process – before you can fill out your registration details, you need to sign up to the MyTeam page to enter your registration details.
Part of the sign up process is to confirm that your email address belongs to you – it will send a confirmation email to the address you provide. This helps to protect your privacy, and helps to protect the website from anonymous data being used to flood the system.
If you don’t receive a confirmation email, then this will stop you from being able to login. Use the contact Us button to let us know it didn’t work. Check your junk/spam folder to see if it was stored there by mistake.
Once you have successfully signed up and logged in – you will be asked to fill in your Registration details – you should see a Registration button similar to the image below.
Once we have your registration details, we don’t need you to re-enter them again every year like we used to have to do with the paper forms. At the moment, you cannot edit your registration details after you have entered them – which is something that will be fixed up soon.
When your email address (the same one as you signed up with) is added to a team list, we know to add your details to the batch of registrations we send to Volleyball QLD. School teams are handled slightly differently, in that we just need their names and birth dates as the school is their point of contact, so personal contact information such as phone numbers, email addresses and street address are not required as they are for adults.
Some of you will be paying your registration fee through USQ – you are still required to sign up to the MyTeam site so you can update your details to let us know we don’t have to chase you for registration payment (and manage teams etc..) At the moment, you still have to fill out the registration details form (as I couldn’t skip it easily without breaking other parts just yet), but that will be changed as soon as I get a chance.
I am aware of about 4 or 5 people that have had trouble signing up – please let me know if you are having similar problems as it will help to work out where the problems are – and also create a written record that you couldn’t enter your registration details.
Please get in touch if you have any questions. The Contact Us form at the bottom of the MyTeam page is the best spot to do so.
The draw did get uploaded onto the website on Sunday afternoon – but I just wanted to make a few updates to the website before sending out the email notice.
So I made a few changes to the Fees page in the MyTeam page…
and I added a download button to the Draw page so you can print it…
and then I thought I would fix the Team Edit form up a bit…
and then I had a look at the signup process…
and then I had a look at the time and well, no-one wants to get emails at midnight!
So the email won’t go out until early Monday morning – not too early though!
Well our first night went pretty smoothly – thanks in particular to the Hawks girls that helped out with a duty, it was much appreciated. We do have a lot of new teams this season, so please be patient while everyone finds their feet. We are looking for another court manager to help out on Tuesday nights – particularly at the early part of the night – from 4:00pm until 6:40. Get in touch with me if you are interested in earning a few dollars while helping out.
There is some confusion about the Registration process – you need to sign up to the MyTeam page to enter your registration details. Once you have successfully signed up and logged in – you will be asked to fill in your Registration details – you should see the image below. Once we have your registration details, we don’t need you to re-enter them again like we used to have to do with the paper forms. I am going to make some changes to allow you to update those details though (soon). When your email address is added to a team list, we know to add your details to the batch of registrations we send to Volleyball QLD. School teams are handled slightly differently, in that we just need their names and birth dates as the school is their point of contact, so personal contact information is not required as it is for adults.
Some of you will be paying your registration fee through USQ – you should still sign up to the MyTeam site so you can update your details with that fact (and manage teams etc..) At the moment, you still have to fill out the registration details form (as I couldn’t skip it easily without breaking other parts just yet).
Part of the sign up process is to confirm that your email address belongs to you – it will send a confirmation email to the address you provide. If you don’t receive one, then this will stop you from being able to login. Use the contact Us button to let us know it didn’t work.
I am only aware of about 4 or 5 people that have had trouble signing up – please let me know if you are having similar problems.
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)
Congratulations to The Walking Bread for taking out the annual Clash of the Titans trophy.
It was a very high standard of competition this year, even higher than the pile of strapping tape that was used on the final day trying to hold everyone together. As expected, people were throwing themselves all over the place today, which I’m sure they’re all going to regret tomorrow – but it made for some amazing volleyball! Some of it was filmed by WIN news – so keep an eye out for it… here’s hoping those very colourful shorts made the cut!
Runners up for A Grade were the Bouncing Bear‘s and the bronze medallist’s were Team Sandpit.
Congratulations to DAVS who took out the gold medal for B Grade, literally spilling blood to take the gold. They narrowly beat Hot Chocolate for the gold and The Hippy’s took out the Bronze medal for B Grade.
We loved the themed team uniforms from The Walking Bread, and no the theme wasn’t about zombies – it was about… bread… brilliant. The bird names for Wing’n It were great as were the very colourful The Hippy’s. Thank you to those teams for making the extra effort.
Thanks very much to all the teams who travelled to be part of the tournament – we hope you all get home safely and we hope we will see you again next year. A special shout out to the Monsoons from Townsville for travelling over a thousand kilometers – it was great to see you back yet again.
A final thank you to “The Hippy’s” for helping to clean up the gym afterwards – that was very much appreciated.
Wow. Just wow. That was some amazing volleyball today. I don’t remember a day at Clash with that level of competition before, certainly not across more than a dozen teams.
Thanks to everyone for the awesome attitude today – some seriously competitive volleyball and hardly a voice raised in anger all day, that was just fantastic.
There are going to be some tired and sore bodies tomorrow – I bet everyone started the day thinking they would take it nice and easy this early in the season… and ended up throwing themselves all over the floor at every chance they got – it certainly looked like that.
Result for the day are published below.
I forgot to put the scoring method up on the web page – so I’ve put them below as well.
Win – 10 points
Loss – 6 points
Draw – 8 points
The 3rd set only counts as a set once you reach 13 points – with a 2 point lead at the finish. So 14-13 will still count as a draw.
If the total competition points are equal at the end of the pool games, then we use a sets ratio (sets won / sets played).
If the sets ratio is equal then a points ratio will be used.
In the unlikely event that the points ratio is equal then it will come down to some method of random chance that will leave one team upset with me.