Volleyball takes stage with Snowmass Doubles
The Aspen Times
Pass, set, spike.
Volleyball steps to the forefront in Snowmass Village this week with the Snowmass Doubles tournament.
The four-day volleyball extravaganza includes special clinics from Olympic gold medalist Misty May, the most successful women’s sand volleyball player in history. Those clinics started Wednesday and will continue today.
Tournament play will begin Friday with the juniors (U14, U16, U18) and adult coed. There will be a one-day format for the tournaments.
Men’s and women’s players will compete in pool play Saturday with bracket play Sunday.
All teams will move up to the bracket tournament.
Space is limited in the tournaments and the clinics. Information is available atwww. snowmassdoubles.com.
The tournament will be capped at 268 teams. Matches will be on grass and sand.
Friday’s play will be at the Snowmass Recreation Center.
Competition will begin at 9 a.m. Friday
The evening’s festivities will include the Thursday night free concert series at Snowmass. The musician is reggae artist J Boog.
Play on Saturday will start at 8:30 a.m. at the Snowmass Recreation Center.
On Sunday, play will start at 8 a.m.
The tournament came about through a partnership of Snowmass Tourism and the Volleyball of the Rockies organization.
The Denver-based company also operates summer tournaments in Steamboat Springs and Breckenridge. The company will have tournaments in Denver and Broomfield as well.
There will be $6,000 in prizes for the pro divisions of the Snowmass Doubles.
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