Round 2 (v2) Draw updated Sunday night.
Another tough weekend, slowly adding more functionality to the new web site.
You can now Manage your teams by going through Select Teams, and Taking Ownership of those teams you are in charge of. Please add in your players as soon as possible – it will make the electronic coring work much easier. There were some issues with logging in to the website in order to enter your registration details, but I’m hoping we have fixed most issues – although I think safari users on Apple hardware is still having issues – Chrome seems to work on those machines though. Everyone needs to sign up and enter their registration details as soon as possible.
If someone else has taken ownership of your team, you can request Ownership – which will notify me and I will look into it manually. Next season, all of the teams will be nominated beforehand so you will automatically have ownership of the teams you nominate.
I would recommend that one person from each school take Ownership of their teams, and then add your coaches in as managers – or however you would like to do it. The Teams you select will appear by default when you log in, but for now it is a large list to select from. That will change soon.
I am still planning to use electronic scoring, but as I haven’t had any time to test it – this week we are going to have both paper scoring an electronic. If you have the later games and there are no tablets to score on – that will mean things have not gone well. We will be trying not to hold up the game if there is a problem with the tablets. The score sheet will be the important part to keep correct, the tablet can be behind, and we will enter the final correct score later.
If you haven’t checked out the website recently, go have a look – it’s looking pretty good… although I may be a touch biased.
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
I have attached an updated draw which should show everyone’s first game, and even better – should be a bit easier to read! I have also attached the final pool positions for B Grade so you can double check that I got it right!
Timeout’s in the last 5 minutes are not really in the spirit of a social tournament – we’re not making a rule on it – we’re trying to keep the number of rules to an absolute minimum, but if there’s less than 5 minutes of play left, do you really need a time out?
1 Match added!
We had 2 teams with a 5 hour gap – so we added an extra game. Please note: it won’t count towards their competition points.
The gold medal matches for both grades will be a 3 set match – the 3rd set will be to 15.
All other matches will be time limited. The 3rd set in those matches will be to 25 – think best of 5 sets.
The 3rd set will count as a set if the score is 13 or over with a 2 point lead.
Thanks to Dave Kelly for the B Grade Road Map – B Grade Road Map
Also available is the canteen menu. The canteen will help some of our local juniors who will be travelling overseas to represent Australia in Thailand.
We look forward to seeing you all there.
Hopefully everyone has noticed the website has had some updates over the break.
Our fees page has been updated – or more accurately, created. TVA Fees Page. It’s not linked into the rest of the pages properly just yet, but that will be fixed in the next few days. If you have any questions about the fees, make sure you look through some of the frequently asked questions on that page to make sure they haven’t been answered already.
Hopefully you can read all of the web site on your phones as well – if you can’t then please let me know. If it’s because your screen is busted, you can assume that I don’t really want to know that.
There will be more changes happening in the near future as we bring online our new systems for:
- team nominations
- team management
- electronic scoring
- online payments
- match results
- competition standings
During the next 2 weeks you may receive an email from us, inviting you to create an account on our website. Through this account you will be able to sign up and fill out your registration details, nominate teams, and pay your fees, although all of that may not be available straight away. You don’t have to sign up, but we highly recommend that you do.
If you want to receive updates regarding the competition you are playing in, you will need to create an account. We will maintain a general email list that will receive notices of upcoming tournaments, musters and general news items that you won’t need an account to receive. We will be adding an automated unsubscribe link for those that don’t want to receive any news from us (it will be working in the next one, so I’m afraid you will have to receive 1 more email at least).
We do expect to have some problems over the next few weeks as we bring these systems online. We are asking for your patience during this time, and also for your feedback to let us know if something is broken, or not working as you would expect. We will be staggering the invitations to sign up to try to spread out the demands on the web server – so some of you will get to be the
guinea pigs, very important initial testers.
Just a reminder that nominations for our pre-season tournament – Clash of the Titans will be closing on the 18th of February. See our website for more details. The Clash will be on the 24th and 25th of February – if you’re not playing feel free to come along and watch some great volleyball.
If you have any concerns, or questions, please contact me at [email protected]
We look forward to seeing you in just under 2 weeks at musters on the 27th of February.
on behalf of Toowoomba Volleyball Association
If you don’t have a team yet, or still need a few players, then the musters are where you need to be.
Looking to play some mixed social volleyball, or haven’t played for a while and looking to start slowly?
Check out our Business League competition.
If you’re looking for something more competitive then check out Premier League.
For those interested in playing for the Toowoomba Titans – our representative team, we expect that you should be playing in our Premier League competition as a minimum.
Musters begin at 7:00pm until 8:30pm on the 27th February.