Coed BB (10 teams) Final 26-24 1. Susan Cargile/Raymond Nelms 2. Xavier/Nichole 3. Joe/Holly
Coed Jr's (13 teams) Final 1. Torry/Marina 2. Chad/Christi
Boy’s Jr’s (8 teams) Final 21-19,21-18 1. Travis Clifford/Ken C. 2. Taylor Funk/Enrique Aponte (S.A.)
Ocean Potion Spring Break Tourney
Saturday March 26, 2005
Men's Open (13 teams) Final 26-24 1. Scott Simonds/Andy Strickler (CLC) $200 2. Steve Simpson (Hou)/Thomas Pratt (Lamarque) 3. Steve Hester/Jeff N. (Hou) 3. Steve Sheppard/Caine Cambron (DFW)
Men's A (17 teams) Final 25-20 1. Brian Meese/Jay Braggs (Waco) 2. Steven/Ritchie (Austin) 3. Doug Jones/Carlos Westhelle (College Station, CLC) 4. Joe/Holly (CLC)
Men's B/BB (12 teams) Final 25-16 1. Viet/Chris (Katy) 2. Travis Clifford/Ken (CLC) 3. Brian & Jason Fellman
Women's AA (7 teams) Final 1. Susan Cargile (CLC)/Tina 2. Roxanne Alcazar/Crystal Dollehon (Hou) 3. Mel/Kim (CLC)
Women’s A (9 Teams) Final 25-14 1. Donna Chicosky (CLC)/Eva Peterson 2. Courtney & Lindsay Ellisor (Deer Park)
Juniors 18< (17 teams) Final 25-16 1. Ali Zen-Eldin/Ashley Uubber 2. Katie McConnell/Victoria Mackek 3. Stephanie Robinett/Emily Beardmore
Coed BB (7 teams) Final 25-18 Final 1. Drew/Heather 2. Susan Stuart/Mike Urubek (Austin)
Coed Jr's (6 teams) Final 25-18 1. Torry/Brittany 2. Jake/Sally
Stewart Beach G-Town Classic
Sunday April 10, 2005
Men's Open (11teams) Final 25-16 1.Thomas Pratt (Lam)/Keith Kub (Hou). $180 2. Dan Romero/Kelly Clark (hou) 3. David Cripps/Raymond Nelms (Santa Fe) 4. Scott Simonds (clc)/Thom Huggins (College Station)
Men's BB (12 teams) 1. Ron Smejkal/Dan Showman (Gal) 2. Doug Combs/Tony 3. Chad Ward/John Galbreth
Women's AA (5 teams) 1. Susan Cargile (CLC)/Bev Gonzalez (Aus) 2. Jodi wincheski and Liz
Women’s A (7 Teams) Final 25-14 1. Rachel Perry/Marcie Sellars 2. Sandra Alvarado/Charissee Garza
Juniors 18< (7 teams) 1. Caitlyn Trice/Stormi Gale 2. Sommer Ivory/Katie Traynor
GCVA TEXAS JUNIOR BEACH OPEN & GCVA STEWART BEACH ADULT TOURNEY'S
Saturday May 24, 2005
We were glad to see so many teams come out for two weeks in a row. Great turnout in the juniors. We had 88 teams playing in 8 divisions on 20 courts. There were 49 junior teams and 35 adult teams. Congrads to Marc and Carlos for winning their first Men's Open tourney, and Aimee/Ginger for winning their first combined women's tourney. Thanks to all who came out especially all the juniors and hope to cya all next weekend.
Men's Open (7teams) Final 25-20 1. Marc Abadie/Carlos Westhelle (CLC). $110 2. Steve Hester/Thom Huggins 3. Joe/Holly, Kris/Wade
Men's BB (12 teams) 1. Ron Smejkal/Dan Showman (Gal) Final 25-17 2. Henry & Eric Pacheco
Men's B (10 teams) 1. Travis Clifford/Emil Chudian 2. Brian & Jason Filman
Women's A (12 teams) 1. Aimee Richardson/Ginger Kerrick (CLC) Final 25-17 2. Angie Collins/Kim Johnston 3. Brandy St/Courtney, Mel/Kim
Coed Jr's (14 teams) 1. Garrett Martin Funk/Jessica Martin 2. Jenna Jurica/Mill Barbosa 3. Kris Gomez/Michelle Paul
OCEAN POTION MEMORIAL MADNESS
Saturday/Sunday May 28/29, 2005
We were glad to see everyone for our OCEAN POTION Memorial Madness tourney. Despite the weather predicts, it was beautiful both days. Saturday a little more hot than Sunday but in all great weather and the beach was more packed than I/personally ever have seen it. The entire parking lot was packed on Sunday…the competition was great and we hope to see everyone next year.
Men's Open (13teams) Final 3 game final 1. Garrett/Rich ($200) 2. Travis Regner/Johnny T. 3. Jason C./Dan Romero
Men's A (7 teams) 1. Ron Smejkal/Dan Showman (Gal) 2. Lucas/Jarrad 3. James A. /Chris D.
Men's B (16 teams) 1. Jason & Brian Fellman 2. Papa Lucas/Joe Murphy 3. Stephanie&Alex Maldonado
Women's A (16 teams) Final 25-18 1. Jackie/Hannah (Jr's) 2. Mel M/Kim H. 3. Kim Johnston/Angie H.
Women's AA (16 teams) Final 25-15 1. Nora P./Susan C. 2. Jodi W./Crystal D. 3. Wende D./Karen B.
Women’s 18 (9 Teams) 1. Caitlyn Trice/Stormi Gale 2. Did not write down names 3. Ashley Hebler/Ali Zein-Eldin
Juniors 15< (8 teams) Final 1. Suzy Boulavsky/Lauren Schroder 2. Corrie B.Shannon C. 3. Nicole Hajka /Megan Smith
We had 65 teams playing in 7 divisions on 15 courts. It was HOT, but almost everyone survived...did have one teams quit early but...that was it. Actually the air was not that bad, it was the sand that was hot. Temps ONLY (right) 88 for a high on the beach. There was excellent play in all divisions and we did have some old, new winners. Good to see Hannah/Jackie (each 17) move up to women's open after winning a last tourney... I was also pleased to see some of the other juniors move up to A...Come on some of you 15's (Suzie...) I would like to see some of you move up to at least the 18's ... that is if u want to get better... But remember juniors; the adult women do call/enforce the rules. That will be your hardest adjustments...And remember moving up is not unheard of... the youngest people to play open is of course Robert/Lucas who were both 16 and under when they started playing/wining Men's Open. Of note we will have sand socks next week but not sure if our ball order will be in or not...anyway hope to cya next Sunday and here are the results.
Congrads to some local "OLD BALLERS" who, for the 2nd time in 2 years, won the USAV INDOORS Open 40< CHAMPIONSHIPS which I think was in CO this year but that part is unimportant.... Oh, old ballers are not their team names just an adjective that young people (my kids) call some of the volleyball players over the age of 40... This year the local guys knocked off Brazil in 3 matches (after loosing to them in pool) 25-23, 23-25, 15-13. Last year they beat some old AVP players so the competition they are playing, and beating, are some of the best "old ballers" in the world.... CONGRADS Thomas Pratt, Keith Kubichek, Pat & Randy Johnston, James Bailey, Out of town old ballers.... Keith Jones (TN), Oral Gunther (Ga), Aric Anders, Robert (CA)...
Men's Open (9teams) Final 25-10 1. Garrett/Rich ($140) 2. Thomas Pratt/Steve 3. Johnny 5, Pat Ransom 4. Thom/Doug
Men's B/BB (12 teams) Final 25-20 1. Anthony/Lucas 2. Viet/Nick
Women's A (11 teams) Final 25-18 1. Angie Collins. /Kim Harvey 2. Rachel Perry/Debora W. 3. Julie F. /Barbara C.
Women's AA (5 teams) Final 25-21 1. Nicole/Mirele 2. Karen B. /Angie O. 3. Hannah/Jackie
Women’s 18 (8 Teams) Final 25-21 1. Caitlyn Trice/Stormi Gale 2. Lindsay Ellisor/Jessica Barreva
Juniors 15< 12 teams) Final 25-14 1. Lauren Schoger/Brannan O’Neill 2. Nicole/Megan Smith
Bolle' Bring your Dad to the beach Day Tourney.
Sunday June 19, 2005
We got a break from the heat early with winds around 15 to 20 mph till the afternoon…. but, as soon as the wind did die down the sand did get hot. The air temperature was great, but the sand did get hot around 1pm. Still, we thought it was a great turnout with the current high temperatures and we had excellent play in all divisions. We did have about 40 dads out receiving their free T-shirts and it was another great day down at the beach.
Men's Open (Only 5 teams) Final 25-20 1. Thomas Pratt/Jason Caranhan $80 2. Steve Hester/Thom Huggins
Men's A/BB (17 teams) Final 1. Ritchie David/Stephen Raesz (You guys have AA ratings now) 2. Joey Lawson/James Arrant 3. Dan/Ron 4. Travis/Emil
Women's A (7 teams) Final 25-22 1. Melissa Mungle/Kim Hinson 2. Ruthie Brooks/Kim Johnston
Juniors 18< (5 teams) Final 25-15 1. Caitlyn Trice/Stormi Gale 2. Casey Bruno/Amy Lascelles
Juniors 15< (10 teams) Final 25-15 1. Anna Schepcoff/Erin Cutchen 2. Nicole Majka/Megan Smith
Coed BB< (13 teams) 1. Mike U. /Susan 2. Heather Grubbs/Drew H. 3. James Rodgers/Lindsey Elissor
Boy’s Jr's (4 teams) Final 25-19 1. Levi/Tyler 2. Mike/Zach
OCEAN POTION Red/White/Volleyball
Saturday July 2, 2005
It was a VERY HOT day down at the beach, Even though the National Weather Service said the High was only 92 it felt like 110 on the sand. The only comfort was a good breeze, which got up to about 20mph by the semis of the men's Open. Great Turnout for the men's open and every one of you are winners, not many players could play that many games in that heat. Thanks to all the players who came out and a special good luck to the guys playing in the "Best of Texas" volleyball tourney on the 4th. HAPPY BIRTHDAY MARC, Glad to cya back at the beach Linda, Hope u r better.
Men's Open (20 Teams) Final Double Final, (first set 2/0) FINAL 25-22 1st: Derek Zimmerman/Skyler Dale Davis (Entry to Bud Best of Texas min $1,000) 2nd: Randy Meador/Brian Mihail $200 3rd: Russell Brock/Steve Hinds $150 4th: Jeff Sero/Pete Nuss $100 5th: Wayne Young/Kyle Kennedy, John Savage/Lance K. 7th: Steve Sheppard/Caine Cambron, Rich/Garrett 9th: Steven Hester/Thomas Huggins, Kelly Clark/David Demarco, Justin Hersey/Joey Keener, Drew Hamilton/Dan Massingill 13th: Steve Laubenberg/Johnny Tipton, Eric Skinner/Marshall Herman, Michael McWilliams/Rob Mankowski, Aaron Davis/Josh Allen 17th: Max Larin/Tony Attaway, Keith H Wernicke /Tim Murphy, Brad Rengsdorff/Tommy Crisher, Jeff Nurenberg/Eric Woolridge
Men's A (11 teams) Final 25-22 1. Lucas Wisniakowski (Sr./Jr.) 2. David/Trung
Women's AA (5 teams) Final 25-19 1. Ashley Rigner/Susan Argue 2. Nora Piaz/Susan Cargile
Women's A (10 teams) Final 25-16 1. Wende D. /Angie C. 2. Debora W. /Rachel P. 3. Kim J. /Ruthie B.
For the first KOB/QOB it went well, everyone appeared happy and they played a lot of games. We had to cancel the juniors due to a virus outbreak that struck over ½ our juniors. We will try to schedule one more KOB/QOB this year.
Men's A (8 Players) King> Ron Smejkal Prince> Joe Trevathan
Men's BB (12 Players) King> Ben Prince> Travis Clifford
Women's AA (12-4 Players) Queen>. Holly R. Princess> Angie O.
Women’s A (8 Players) Queen> Terry Lopez Princess>. Marcie Sellers
OCEAN POTION/GCVA "Hot As Hell" Classic
Sunday August 7, 2005
54 Teams in 6 divisions on 14 courts.
Thanks to everyone who was brave enough to come out for our Annual Ocean Potion/GCVA "Hot As Hell" Classic. Everyone is aware that the temperatures, this year, have been above normal. It really got "Hot As Hell" in May and has never cooled off. I know two or three of the hottest tournaments we have ever had have been this year. Well this year's Annual "Hot As Hell" classic was not one of them. Yes by any standards it was hot.... The thing is we started early (Did Start the tourney at 8:40, and was done by 3:30 - earliest end EVER) and was hazy for the good part of the day. So with the early start, the hazy clod sky...it was just "Humid as Hell" till about 1:30 then the sun came out for a couple of hers and it was HOT.... still not as bad at the last two tourney's but it was HOT. I will say the competition was pretty darn even, except for a couple of teams.... not to mention any names (Suzy)... I did see in a lot of pools some teams would be 3/1 or 4/2 with a plus 9 total...winning all games/loosing all games in pool by 2 or 3... so even competition is good. I know it was hard fought battles in all divisions.
Men's Open (6 Teams) FINAL 25-21 1st: Karlis Dunens/David Lee ($100 + T's) 2nd: Thom Huggins/Daniel Romero 3rd: James Baily/Pat Johnston, Marc/Carlos
Men's A/BB (14 teams) Final 25-22 1. Ryan Ripple/Cody Fithian 2. Brian & Jason Fellman 3. Justin Ryan/Ryan Chuc 4. Travis Clifford/Ken Clark
Women's A (11 teams) Final 25-19 1. Mirela/Nicole 2. Wende/Angie C. 3. Karen B. /Kim J. 4. Mel/Kim
We had a little better turnout this time especially in the Men’s A/AA which doubled from the last KOB to 16 players. So 3 rounds 12 games later it was rough in the AA. We had a good Women’s AA turnout but the BB in the men’s and A in the women’s shrunk a little from last KOB. Well it did start out HOT, but cooled off somewhat by 6PM. Everyone seemed to enjoy their selves…most hung around for hours after they finished to talk, drink, watch and just enjoy the play and the evening. Hope to cya all next time.
Men's A/AA (16 Players) King> Drew Hamilton Prince> Marc A. or Carlos – I will have to check Duke> Carlos or Marc Joe T. did make it to the final 4.
Men's BB (8 Players) King> Jay Jackson Prince> James Rodgers Duke> Jarred (David Cripps friend) Court Jester: Travis Clifford -
Women's AA (8 Players) Queen>. Holly R. (Great final round) Princess> Angie O. (Killing the ball all day) Dutches> Jodi Winchiski Ginger rounded out the final 4
Women’s A (6 Players) Queen> Janelle Princess>. Michelle
OCEAN POTION/GCVA "LABOR DAY WEEKEND" Classic
Saturday September 3, 2005
35 Teams in 6 divisions on 10 courts.
Thanks to everyone who did come out, despite all the bad weather in the area. And for those who did not come out, yes we did play. Stewart Beach never did get all the rain that took place all over the Galveston/Houston area. When the tournament did start it was very cloudy, windy with storms moving across the GULF. That took place for about 3 to 4 hours and the weather was really cold, people were putting on sweats, jackets etc for a while, then it cleared and after it cleared, it rained, with the sun out. The rain was not hard and only lasted about 1/2 hour. Then for the later part of the day it was humid and hot. Not real hot so it really turned out to be a great day for us. There appeared to be nobody else at the park but for us it was, I thought the best day we have had since early May. The turnout was low but the play was great. The AA was one of the best we had all year, as far as competition with some very big hitters in the Men's and women's. Good to see some of our GCVA buddies back down at the beach like Robert Wisniakowski and (little Riley Lucas Wisniakowski who Papa wanted to name volleyball Lucas) even Arnold Smithhart came in from Corpus (And tanks to Wende's FRIEND for giving Arnie's car a jump), Hollis was back playing with Thomas, Raymond/Steve, Sal/Ho, Vicki/Terri… a great day at the beach.
Men's Open (7 Teams) FINAL 25-15 1st: Jason C. /Drew H. 2nd: Thom Huggins/Mark Sass 3rd: Thomas/Hollis, Marc/Carlos
Women's AA (4 teams) Final 26-24 1. Wende D. /Karen B. 2. Janelle/Ginger
Coed BB< (7 teams) Final 21-23, 23-21 1. Doug/Linda 2. Jan/Collette 3. James Rodgers/
Women's A (4 teams) Final 25-12 1. Angie C/Frankie 2. Rachel P/Marce Miller
Junior Girls (5 teams) Final 25-12 1. Nicole Hajka, Megan Smith 2. Courtney Kovalcek, Carrie Fisk
GCVA FALL CLASSIC
Sunday September 18, 2005
All I can say is that it was Hot as Hell at the beach. Thanks to everyone who came out to play in the heat. Suzy/Lauren you played well in the A (undefeated in pool) for 15 year olds or any age. If you would have won, you would have been the youngest team to win A ever. Coed BB, Nobody reported in. James gave me who he thought won. I will add prize points to your names….unless I hear otherwise.
Men's Open (7 teams) 1. Drew Hamelton/Dan Masangale 2. Thomas Pratt/Hollis Smith 3. Thom/Karlis
Men's A/BB (9 teams) 1. Ken Kieffer/David Cripps 2. Paul Mc./Jason K.
Coed BB (6 teams) (Results according to James – nobody reported in) 1. Mika/Chad 2. Brian Willner/Casi Halfmann
Women's A (6 teams) 1. Angie Collins/Kim Harvey 2. Suzy Boulavsky/Lauren Schoger (Juniors 15 year olds – Way to go)
Women's AA (5 teams) 1. Ginger/Janelle 2. Karen B. /Wende D.
Men’s B (6 Teams) 1. Matt Storm/Shawn D. 2. Jarred/Steve B.