Spikeball Nationals Tournament Bouncing Into Town

Spikeball Nationals Tournament Bouncing Into Town

You’ve most likely seen it played a tailgate or on the beach. Spikeball is accurately described by some as if volleyball and foursquare had a baby.

This Saturday over 220 teams will be descending on RiverCity Sportsplex (13030 Genito Rd, Midlothian)

for the Spikeball Nationals Tournament.

There are eight different divisions and unfortunately, registration has closed so your dream of Spikeball glory will have to wait another year.

The format of the tournament is straightforward.

9:00am – 11:00am: Pool play
  • Pool play will consist of all teams playing every other team in their pool once. Pools will be made by the SRA team with the intention of having even pools based on rankings and past tournament results.
11:00am – 11:30am: Lunch break
12:00pm – 5:00pm: Bracket play
  • Teams will be seeded in a bracket based on the pool play results. Each division will have its own bracket. Seeding will be done by win/loss, point differential, then head to head. Bracket play will be single elimination.

There will also be a meetup for all the Spikeballers at Byrd Park on Friday between 2-4:30 PM, Welcome Party at Southern Railway Taphouse Friday evening from 5-8 PM and an after-party at Bingo Saturday night kicking off at 7 PM.

At its heart, Spikeball is fairly simple. All information gleaned from Spikeball.com.

  1. The game is played two on two. The serving team starts a rally by spiking the ball off the net towards the opposing team.
  2. The receiving team has up to three touches alternating between the two players, to spike the ball off of the net and back to the opposing team.
  3. Once the ball has been served, players can move and the ball from anywhere they choose. There are no boundaries.
  4. We the ball hits the ground, the rim, bounces more than once on the net or isn’t returned to the net in three touches, the opposing team receives a point.
  5. Games are typically played to 11, 15, or 21.

 

 

 

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