Doubles volleyball in Snowmass returns for sixth year this weekend |

Doubles volleyball in Snowmass returns for sixth year this weekend

For the sixth year, Volleyball of the Rockies is returning to Snowmass Village this week for its annual doubles volleyball tournament. Typically limited to about 200 teams, the Snowmass Doubles tourney is among the smaller events put on by the Denver-based company.

The four-day event gets underway Thursday with the “Dino” divisions, where each player’s age on the two-player teams must add up to at least 80 years. The idea is to have the bracket play wrapped up before the Deaf Camp Benefit that evening.

The co-ed divisions play Friday, beginning at 8 a.m. on the grass and sand courts in lower Snowmass. The finals are slated to start later in the afternoon.

The heart of the tournament begins Saturday with the men’s and women’s doubles, sand open and grass A/BB/B divisions. Action again begins at 8 a.m. and will go throughout most of the day until a tournament party kicks off at 9 p.m. at Base Camp Bar and Grill.

The tournament wraps up Sunday with bracket play. All division finals from Saturday’s competition will take place early in the afternoon Sunday, depending on the number of teams entered.

Compared to the annual MotherLode volleyball tournament, which takes place around Labor Day in Aspen and is run by a different group, the Snowmass Doubles tournament is largely made of amateur players.

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