2014 ECC was a Smashing Success
Even with her eyes closed and help from teammate Meredith Teague, U16 Candis Carter Inspiration Award winner Rebecca Owen shines on defense for 15 Mizuno
Seattle, WA - June 6, 2014
WVBA families should be very proud of their recent success hosting of the 28th Emerald City Classic Invitational tournament at the University of Washington. We had 201 teams in attendance from as far away as Brazil, Canada, Alaska, Hawaii, and California and most points in between.
Jim Clavadetscher did another incredible job organizing and directing over 4,000 hours of work to put this spectacular event on with flawless precision.
Carol Smith put in long hours keeping track of everything and providing whatever anyone needed.
Billfish Denman was once again the leader in all aspects of ECC know-how for any job anywhere he was needed.
Lee Pell did an outstanding job leading the set up and tear down of the courts in Dempsey this year. Thank you to Lee and all of the amazing volunteers that worked so hard to convert the football practice facility into 16 volleyball courts in record time.
The Air Force, Army and Navy ROTC programs were incredible as always during the set up, tear down and throughout the event.
Pat Reagan and Sean Nixon provided the live streaming technology to broadcast and record 160 of our 779 matches played over three days.
We would like to thank the nearly 100 WVBA families that provided the 4,000+ volunteer hours and leadership necessary to continue to put on one of the best tournaments in the USA. You are the reason this tournament is so fun!
For more information about WVBA, please contact our Director of Operations, Maggie Peters, at Maggie@wvba.org or by phone at 425-742-9613.
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We want to thank our leadership dream team on this project, Sue Campbell, Darcel Fogerty and Holly Anderson. Next year we plan to expand our efforts to include all teams coming to the ECC.
WVBA to Jr. Nationals
This year we will see the beginning of an exciting new International Division that will feature eight teams from around the world.
The eight countries sending teams in this first year will be Brazil, Croatia, Dominican Republic, Germany, Isreal, Mexico, Peru and Slovania.
The teams in the International Division will all play each other in a round robin pool of eight. The #1 team after three days will play the winner of the 18 Open Division for the overall world title. The 2nd place team will play the 2nd place 18 Open team and so on.
This exciting format was created after many discussions over the past few years with the Junior Volleyball Association (JVA) and others with the vision of creating an event for girls similar to the LIttle League World Series in baseball for boys.
All division finals will be broadcast live on ESPN 3. The World Finals are scheduled for 3:00pm on June 20th. WVBA will live stream some of their matches as well through their WVBA Youtube Channel