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LYV Tournament

Tournament Dates:

The LYV tournament is a single-elimination event, meaning that winning teams will advance while losing teams are out. This site will have links to division schedules as they become available. Please note that while the tournament dates of 10/30 and 10/31 are final, the division times will be announced prior to the event. Any updates will be communicated immediately.

Tournament Format:

THIS FOLLOWING BULLETS ARE VERY IMPORTANT (pulled from the highlighted portions of the text below):

 

  • The format for tournament play is different from the regular season. LYV uses match play for the tournament where the best 2-out-of-3 wins.

  • The first two sets are to 25 points. The third and deciding set is to 15 points and played only if necessary.

  • Teams must always win by 2 points. There is NO scoring cap.

  • All sets start at 0-0 for every division.

  • There is NO time limit on any match.

  • Teams will remain on the same side of the court for the entire match.

Tournament Information:

Every team in every division of LYV participates in the post-season tournament. Open Divisions will be cross seeded for the final tournament. House Divisions will be cross seeded for the final tournament.

Every team will be assigned a seed number. Final seedings will be based on regular-season won-lost records. In the event of any ties, point differentials will determine seed.

The tournament is single elimination: lose a match and you are eliminated. There is no chance for re-entry, there is no losers bracket. Winners keep advancing.

The format for tournament play is different from the regular season. LYV uses match play for the tournament where the best 2-out-of-3 wins. The first two sets are to 25 points. The third and deciding set is to 15 points and played only if necessary. Teams must always win by 2 points. There is NO scoring cap. All sets start at 0-0 for every division. There is NO time limit on any match.

Teams should arrive at the playing site as they did during the regular 2021 season. The coin flip prior to Game #1 will determine who serves first for sets 1 and 2. If a third set is necessary, a coin flip to determine who serves first for game #3 will be done prior to game #3.

Timed warm-ups will be 10 minutes in length. This will use the 5-5 warm-up that was used during the 2021 regular season. The team serving first in-game #1 will then have sole possession of the entire court for 5 minutes followed by the other team having sole possession for 5 minutes.

Teams will remain on the same side of the court for the entire match.

Tournament Directors have the authority to alter start times as long as both teams/coaches and the assigned referee are present.

Tournament Directors are in charge of each game site and can be identified by a Tournament Director shirt. Teams should always check in with the Tournament Director upon arrival at the game site. Teams that have lost must check out with the Tournament Director. Teams who have won and are leaving for an hour break must check out with the Tournament Director prior to leaving and confirm their upcoming start time.

Playing time and substitution rules for the tournament are the same as the regular season rules for each division.

Spectators:

All matches will be held at the Virginia Volleyball Center (VVC). There will be a $5 entry fee to all matches for all spectators over the age of 12. This is necessary in order to provide the appropriate amount of staff and to ensure the safety of the players and coaches. These tickets will be available for purchase online once your team's schedule is available. 

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