Ateneo Open Tournament 2011 – cash prize of P10,000 for the Volleyball event

Other than the basketball, football, and frisbee events, there’s going to be a volleyball event as well in the first Ateneo Open Tournament 2011 happening this October 15 and 16 (Sat/Sun) at Ateneo de Manila College Covered courts.

Entry fee per team for the volleyball event is P3,000. Reserve a slot now by visiting this page.

This 2-day league is being organized by the Ateneo Volleyball Club (AVC) and Women’s Basketball Club of Ateneo which seek to raise funds for the Ateneo Alumni Scholars Association. This will benefit the future scholars of the school. Here are some more details:

Who can join? What’s at stake?

This is an open tournament so any team may join. No age limit. UAAP and NCAA teams and/or players are allowed to participate in this tournament.

For the basketball and volleyball events, prizes are as follows:

  • 1st place P10,000
  • 2nd place P7,500
  • 3rd place P5,000

Volleyball Entrance Fee: P3,000 (10-15 players per team)

There will be two divisions, men’s and women’s. Only a maximum of 10 teams per division will be joining the event. There will be 2 brackets per division, 5 teams per bracket. A single round robin per division will be implemented, and each game will be a best of 3 sets of 25 points for the first 2 sets while the third set will be up to 15 only. Top two teams per division enter the semi finals. The top team will battle the second place team from the other bracket. The losing teams from the semifinals will play for 2nd runner-up, while the winning teams will play for the championship. The finals and battle for third will be a best of 5 sets game with 25 points for the first four sets while the fifth set will be up to 15 only.

Basketball Entrance Fee: P3,000 (10-12 players per team)

There will be two divisions, men’s and women’s. Only a maximum of 15 teams per division will be joining the event. There will be 3 brackets per division, 5 teams per bracket. A single round robin per division will be implemented. Top team per bracket will enter the semi finals where a single round robin format shall take place. The top two teams of the semi finals will enter the finals while the remaining team shall automatically be the second runner up.

As for the Football and Frisbee events, details are to follow. Or you can visit the Ateneo Open Tournament 2011 at their Facebook page for more details.

This kind of weekend volleyball tournaments are ideal for those recreational volleyball groups out there who wants to get a chance to compete and meet with other fellow volleyball groups. And since there are cash prizes, this can be a means to generate funds as well. The only problem I see is the fact that it’s literally “open” to any teams and/or players regardless of level of play. So expect a few hard-core volleyball teams who play for money to join… which should make things more interesting.

For inquiries, email ateneoopentournament@yahoo.com or contact Khryzette Onishi (09175852737) or Kevin Chu (09062425188).

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