Tournaments (18)

Sunday, 06 July 2014 12:55

Riga muppets win 2014 Sandwell tournament

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Riga Muppets entered this year's Sandwell tournament with a mixed team from the mens and the two ladies teams.  The weather had been beautiful until the Friday before when constant rain meant the Saturday was not looking good!  As we stepped onto the field though the first rays of sunshine came out and it was set to be a good day.

One team in the Riga Muppets' pool didn't brave the weather and was a no show!  Therefore, the tournament organisers re-jigged and we had two other teams to play (Green Gos and Katz) and we played each of them twice in the morning pool.  Riga's morning started with some true muppet moments (hence the team name!) as we remembered what volleyball was from the long season break.  The team managed to secure a 2-0 win in the first game though.  From that point on the team didn't look back winning all games in the pool and securing a slot in the semi-final.

The semi-final saw the team really start to click and we started steadily against Cheshire Sets.  It was good team play that saw the Riga Muppets take a comfortable victory.  However, had the team peaked too early prior to the final!  The final was against Sundorne.  Riga started off slightly unsettled and the two sides traded points displaying the tension of a final.  Riga remained calm though and played through as a team to take the set 25-23. 

Monday, 19 May 2014 16:41

Riga tournament date released

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This year's Riga tournament will take place on Sunday 13 July at Wolston.  Entry is £25 per team and includes a full day's play.  Teams can enter as mens, mixed or ladies and the tournament will be play in the morning with teams then going into seeded pools for the afternoon's play.

Saturday, 10 May 2014 17:41

Summer volleyball tournaments 2014

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As the season's are coming to an end and attentions change to focus on the summer volleyball tournaments, we've listed a few of the most popular ones below.  A full list is available (including the beach tournaments) on the Volleyball England website.  If you are running a tournament and it's not listed here, but you think it would be of interest to the Riga players, send us details via the Contact Us page and we'll add it!

Monday, 12 August 2013 12:31

Whitefield Volleyball Tournement

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20-21 July 2013

Venue: Bath

Report written by Clare Francis

Photos: Anca Dunn

This year, as ever, Riga descended on Bath for the annual Whitefield tournament. Always a tournament where the cultural City of Bath mixes with some fun volleyball. This year Riga had two teams: Riga ladies and Riga Phoenix (a team in conjunction with Rugby Phoenix our partner Club). 

Riga ladies were in Womens Division 1. A couple of drop outs and Mummy Jayne's recent hip operation (she did not play at all honest Martin!) meant the girls had limited options so were forced to pull together as a team. They lost the first game narrowly and this spurred them on. When Jayne returned from her shopping trip to lend some support and tactics from the side lines the girls ploughed on and soon found themselves at the end of the day with tired legs but with only one loss meaning they went into the Cup competition on Sunday.


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