U16's Walla Walla Sweet Onion Tournament Information
Attached is the pool and bracket information for our tournament this weekend. Coaches meeting will start at 7:30 am with pool play beginning at 8 am. Pool and Bracket play will consist of 2 out 3 with no caps. This is an R1 tournament, but please make sure that if your team is reffing that you are ready to go right away so that we can try to stay on time.
For our pools of 3, I’m seeing if I can figure out an additional crossover match so that you’re getting 3 pool play matches and not sitting for a long period while the 4 team pool finishes. We do have the possibility of setting up a 5 team pool but the team reffing would need to be able to work two courts. I’ll have that ready as well and we can talk about it at the coaches meeting. Changing to a 5 team pool would also mean that there would be 2 pools of 4 teams.
The tournament is located at Walla Walla High School and the address is 800 Abbott Road. The gym entrance is behind the campus on Reser Rd. Please make sure that your parents don’t stop at Prospect Point Elementary thinking they’re in the right spot. The Wa-Hi gym is well marked once you go past the elementary school.
Gym doors will open at 7am. Please ask your parents not enter the gym prior to 7am, we’ve had teams arrive as early as 6:30 am and it’s extremely hard to set up when we’re getting a million questions about where team areas are. That leads to another topic. Because we have a full 16 teams: We will be assigning team areas. So when your teams arrive, just look for the signs. Team areas will be located in both gyms in the hallways. Make sure your areas are cleaned up when you’re done playing and ready to leave. We have an amazing custodian who loves our tournaments and we want to keep him happy.
Drinks (with lids) are allowed in the gyms. Please no food, and no food at the score tables.
If anything spills, please let us know right away because he does keep a mop bucket ready. If it’s water, just grab paper towels from the bathroom.
The weather forecast around here hasn’t been the greatest for this time of year but road crews have been amazing with getting streets cleared as much as they can. Highways are much better than the roads in town. So hopefully this weekend everything clears up and everyone can travel safely.
Sweets Volleyball Club Director