May Fire! Recap

It was another incredible May Fire! tournament.

For the third year in a row the tourney – which is the best doubles and quads tournament you’ll find in the Midwest – brought dozens of teams and as many spectators to Volleyball Beach.  And once again nothing about the tournament failed to impress.

Freddy and I didn’t fare as well as we expected, but we still had fun.  After dropping the opening match 2 games to 1 to move to the bottom bracket we pulled off a solid win to keep our hopes alive.  Then we ran into Jeff and Taylor – one of the handful of teams we definitely did not expect to run into that early in the loser’s bracket.  While we put up a fight in the end we couldn’t pull out a victory and our day ended about 12:30.  So we propped our feet up with Darren and Cynthia and cracked open a couple of beers to watch the rest of the matches.

We’re looking forward to next year already – and rumor has it there will be a twist.  Next year’s May Fire! tournament could be AVP Next – allowing players to qualify for the AVP tour.  The implications of that are huge – and exciting.

Below are some of the pictures I took.  All-told between Sammy and I we took probably 800 pictures – these were some of the best of the best.  The post image you see here is one of my favorites – Jay (who ultimately won the tournament) getting so high above the net it was damn near impossible to hit over him.

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