1st & 2nd Place in the First "GO Spike" Competition
Well we didn’t quite get to next year.
A couple of weeks ago we collected the “Go Spike” courts
and decided to extend the season a little.
We are having a tournament tomorrow in celebration of their arrival…a little
cooler than last week !!!
Look out for the photographs here and on face book.
and what shall we do next year?
Beach Kings Terry & Jules
The Most improved player of the league Matt Palmer
The Final evening of Local League
Men's B Winners & Second Place & The four a side Finalists
Robin Miedzybrodzki & Tom Lord Dorset Media
The 2011 Winners Gabi Madrika & Laura Plonka Dorset Media
The Top Women's Teams Dorset Media
Some Action shots of the Final Dorset Media
Men & Women's Player's of the Tournament - Tom Lord & Gabi Madreka
Debbie Smart " The Sprit of the Tournament" Dorset
U18 Winners Ryan Stout & Mat Hunter Dorset Media
The Junior Girls Winners Dorset Media
The photos above courtesy of Dorset Media
Further photos will be added soon. You can also keep up to date via our facebook
The 29th Weymouth Beach Volleyball Classic sponsored
by RAF Careers was another major success for the town. In total 68 teams from all over Great Britain and Europe
took part in the men’s and women’s competitions. The men’s winners were Tom
Lord and Robin Miedzibrodski and the women’s winners were Gabi Madreka
and Laura Plonka
For Meidzybrodzki and Lord this was the second year in a row
they had taken the title. In the final they met the Sheaf brother Jake and Luke
which meant the final was between the two sides ranked one and two in
and two sides who are both fighting for a place in next year’s Olympic Games in
London. The first set
was a terrific struggle as they both battled for every point with power hitting
from Robin Meidzybrodzki exciting the packed Centre Court crowd. This seemed to be the crucial
difference between the sides as Meidzybrodzki and Lord ran out winners 26-24.
The second set saw the Sheaf brothers get off to a good start taking an early
lead 12-8 but gradually Meidzybrodzki and Lord fought back and eventually took
the set 21-17 to take the title and confirm their place at the top of the Great Britain
The women’s final was equally close, Madreka and
Plonka lost the first set to their opponents Melissa Coutts and Helen Brown
21-17 and looked as though they were facing defeat when they went 20-18 behind
in the second set but a great fight back saw them take the second set 26-24 and
then run away with the final set to win 15-11 to take the title. For Gabi
Madreka it was a first success at
having been runner up on 3 previous occasions.
The Under 18 boy’s title was won by local boy Ryan
Stout and his partner Mat Hunter who defeated Aaron Walrond and Jermaine Miles 21-17, 18-21, 15-11. Ryan and Mat also had a successful
weekend in the men’s competition finishing in a very respectable 9th
The Junior Girls Final was won by Katherine and Rebecca Laffan
On Friday the first Dorset Championships were run
within the Classic and this was won by David Bartholomew and David Markwick who
beat Rob Semmence and Dom Cosserat in the final 21-16, 21-17.
Overall the whole weekend was a great success with packed
crowds watching the finals and the teams expressing how much they enjoyed their
visit to the town. Organisers Pete Bennett, Graeme Sawyer and Lyle Harmon said
they felt that this was one of the most successful events they had held on the
beach and now they were looking forward to organising something special for
Olympic year in 2012.
Results of the Weymouth
RAF Careers Classic
Full list to follow a.s.ap
4 a Side
Junior Girls results
Katherine and Rebecca Laffan
2nd Zara Hill and
U 18 Boys results
Ryan Stout and Mat Hunter
Aaron Walrond and Jermaine Miles
Mark Garcia-Kidd & Jonathan Dragt
Tomek Lasocki & Garth Taylor
Patrizia Waldvogel & Diane Muller
Margarete Okopony & Kirstin Schulz
Scigala & Varkki
Laffan & Laffan
Gabi Madreka and Laura Plonka
Melissa Coutts and Helen Brown
Robin Meidzybrodzki and Tom Lord
Jake Sheaf and Luke Sheaf
Results of The Weymouth Classic (local)
David Bartholomew and David Markwick
Rob Semmence and Dom Cosseratt
Terry Oldrid & Jules Stout – Ali Mitchell & Mike Powell
Thursday evening and the site is lookiing good, the Weather is great
"The Batten's Charity event" is going well.
over 180 locals playing Volleyball for Charity.
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Day one of Construction
Teams that have not qualified for the main draw on Saturday.
If you want to play in the qualifier on Friday starting @ 2pm
Inform Karen Shilton at Volleyball England by midnight on
If you have not informed Karen you will be playing on Saturday in one of the two
Ryan Stout improves at Skegness finishing in 7th place.
Can he continue the improvement in Weymouth next weekend?
PLAYER INFO SHEET
WELCOME TO WEYMOUTH
On behalf of the organisational team we would like to welcome
you to Weymouth
for our 29th Classic. We hope you have great weekend.
We hope regular visitors will like our
slightly changed lay out this year , we hope that it
will make access to Centre Court a little
easier .All officials will be in blue/black Weymouth logoed shirts so please ask
them if you have any concerns. Any issues about match orders etc should be
addressed to the guys at the desk s in the Marquee.
There will be no PA announcements to call teams to courts. It
is the responsibility of the team to check the match orders in the marquee.
If you are told that you are due to play on
please ensure that you have completed a player profile sheet (available at the
desk) so that the commentators can confidently talk about you.
The warm up between matches will be 5 minutes from the time
the court is cleared from the previous match. It is essential that this is
strictly kept to so that we can ensure that play for the day finishes at a
The winning team is responsible for bringing the result sheet
to the desk
The tradition of deciding who is to serve will continue to be
done by ball roll. For players new
a demonstration of this will be carried out before the commencement of play
VEBT playing tops must be worn at all times when playing.
Our team for this are sited in the back left corner of the
marquee. Debbie has been our resident masseur for a number of years and will do
massages for £5 per time. Please
visit our physio Vicky if you have any strains etc and our First aid team is
from Portland YOI officer’s team. All are part of the beach Volleyball community
and understand the game.
You will notice that one area in the marquee is sectioned off
this is a players changing area. You may leave kit here but we cannot totally
guarantee its safety.
SATURDAY EVENING PARTY
You should by now have had the opportunity to a buy a ticket
for food and Night Club entry. The hot buffet
food will be available between 8pm -10pm in the Green Room of Weymouth Pavilion.
The room has excellent views of the volleyball site. If tickets to the players/ officials
are not sold out there will be an opportunity to purchase more during the
morning. Later in the evening your ticket will gain you free admission to the
Banus nightclub on the seafront 100 metres from the volleyball site.
The bar will be open all weekend. There is a licensing
restriction on all alcohol to be drunk within the marquee so please don’t risk
the license by taking it away from the marquee.
If you require a lunch on Saturday you can put in an order
and pay in at the marquee before 11.00am and it will be available to collect at
1pm. These lunches will be supplied by........
The best and nearest toilets are in the back of the amusement
arcade just opposite the site. The management of the arcade are aware you are
using them. If these are closed the next best alternative is to walk along the
front past Banus, on the corner of the next junction is a toilet block in a
horizontally striped building.
There are plenty of litter bins on site please ensure that
you keep the site tidy and please let us know if any of the bins are full.
There is a tap on the beach wall by the marquee. This is
drinking water. There will also be full water containers in the changing area.
FRUITS AND WATER
This will be available from mid morning on Saturday in the
players chill out tent.
If you would like to compete in the 4-aside competition
taking place on Sunday then you need to register at the event desk as soon as
you are eliminated from your main draw. We will aim to run a serious 4’s and a
social 4’s so please let us know which of these you want to compete in. Entries
will close at the close of play on Saturday and play will begin at 10am on
Our event date next year clashes with the Olympics so the
Classic in its normal form will not take place. We are currently discussing
possibly doing a smaller pre Olympic event in May. Otherwise we hope you enjoy
the Olympics, see you in Horse Guards parade and we will welcome you back here
in 2013 for our 30th event.
17 year old Ryan Stout got his England Beach Volleyball Tour
off to an excellent
start last weekend with a 9th place finish in
his first ever men’s event in Margate.
Playing with fellow England Junior Mat Hunter from
Poole the pair progressed through the early rounds relatively
straight forwardly. However, they then came up against the 4th ranked
pair in Great Britain brothers Jake and Luke Sheath
and on the Centre Court
they put up a fantastic display taking their much more experienced opponents by
Unfortunately when it came to the crucial points at the end
of the sets the Sheaf brothers just had the edge and closed out the match 21-15,
21-13. In finishing 9th in their first event they showed the great
promise the pair have. They now travel to the next stop on the tour in Skegness
next weekend and then they will be playing in their home town event the
Weymouth Classic on 30/31st July.
Mean while the Weymouth Tuesday evening league resumed after being
rained off the previous week. Once again the A series was dominated by the
pairings of Rob Semmence and Dom Cosserat and Jules Stout and Terry Oldrid who
both worked their way through to another final. As always this season the match
between the two was an extremely tight affair with both teams fighting hard for
every point. In the end it was Jules Stout and Terry Oldrid who just came out
winners 21-19 to extend their lead at the top of the table.
The B series was won by
Constantine and Tim Warren who defeated Matt and Phil Broad in the final 21-16.
This was Tim’s second Tuesday evening win and sends Costa to the top of the B
RAF Careers confirmed their sponsorship for the
2011 Weymouth Beach Volleyball Classic this week
which should mean that the 29th Classic should be the best
is hoped that many of the British teams attempting to qualify for the Olympics
will be in Weymouth
for the event but final decisions on that can’t be made until the last minute as
it will depend on their positions on the World Tour. However, even if they do
not make it all the other top British teams will be in attendance as they to
claim the top prize on the British Tour. The added bonus for this years Classic
is that comes just one week before the Olympic Beach Volleyball test event which
is being held in Horse Guards Parade so Beach Volleyball interest should be of
Meanwhile in the
Weymouth local League it was another win for Jules
Stout and Terry Oldrid but each week teams are getting closer to them. This week
it was veterans David Markwick and Glenn Conroy who came closest to defeating
them when they met in the semi final. The two teams went point for point all the
way and in a dramatic finish it came down to the final point which Oldrid and
stout won 17-16 when Conroy hit the ball long.
The other semi final was equally close with
Mike Powell and Mike Jones just defeating Rob Semmence and Dom Cosserat 17-15. The final though was a little
disappointing with Oldrid and Stout coming out comfortable winners 15-9.
A number of the leading B series teams earned
promotion to the A Series this week
and this gave some new teams the
chance to shine in The B series . Costa
Constantine and Tim Warren playing together for the first time won the final
defeating Laura Stone and Paul Fitzgerald
The players will be back on the beach next Tuesday and any news teams are still
very welcome and need to register on the beach between 6.00pm and 6.30pm.
GREAT Britain star Lucy
made a welcome
appearance in the Weymouth Beach League this week.
Lining up with
her partner Tristan Sheppard in the A Series, the Essex-born player showed off
her vast array of skills but eventually crashed out in the semi-finals to Rob
Semmence and Dom Cosserat 15-13.
Lucy squeezed in her visit to
between taking part in the World Championships in Rome
last week and representing Great Britain
in the Inter Continental Cup in the Ukraine this weekend.
All these World
Tour events will give Lucy points towards qualifying for the
Olympics in London next year.
Cosserrat and Semmence in the final were Mike Powell and Mike Jones, who had
sprung the surprise of the evening when they defeated league leaders Terry
Oldrid and Jules Stout 15-13 in the other semi-final.
Powell and Jones
kept up their consistent play in the final and ran out 15-11 winners over
Semmence and Cosserat.
and Lewis Edwards also played their first week in the A league and although they
did not win a game they showed their potential by having a set point against
Oldrid and Stout in a pool match before losing 16-14.
Frampton and Joe Hawkins won the B Series for
the first time, following a dramatic 16-14 success over Laura Stone and Mat
continues on Tuesday and, as always, new players are more than welcome.
Registration will take place from 6pm on the stretch of sand opposite Alexandra Gardens
WEYMOUTH BEACH VOLLEYBALL
Jules Stout managed to retain bragging rights in the family this week when he defeated
his son, Ryan in the local beach volleyball
“A” final this week. Jules playing with Terry Oldrid maintained their
winning run but only just after the closest final of the season so far against
Ryan Stout and his partner Mike Powell. Oldrid and Stout started the final well
and quickly built up a 11-7 lead but the youngsters didn’t give up and fought to
square the match at 12-12. The teams then went point for point before Oldrid and
Stout showed their experience to claim the vital points to win the match 16-14.
In the “B” division Martin O’Neil and Lewis Edwards returned
to form beating Mat Palmer and Mike Kerslake 21 – 17 in the final. Martin and Lewis have now gained enough points
to be promoted to play in the A
division next week.
All the teams will return to the beach on Tuesday evening and
all new teams are very welcome .Players need to register from 6pm on the beach.
Friday 29th July
(A SECTION OF THE
For the first time this year as part of WEYMOUTH
BEACH VOLLEYBALL RAF CAREERS
we are going to hold the:
section of the Classic will take place on FRIDAY 29th JULY from 4pm
until approx 9pm on the main Classic site with the finals taking place on the
stadium. This event is seen as a player development event.
qualify for this event you must
be over 18 years
old ( a boys/girls Under 18 event is held on Sunday 31st July)
be a resident in
Dorset ( including Bournemouth)
Not competing in
the Main draw at the Classic
Not taking part
in the qualifying competition for the main draw (they will occur simultaneously)
will be separate mens and womens events
fee will be £ 10 per team
To see further
details go to our website
www.weymouthbeachvolleyball.co.uk or visit our facebook page : Weymouth
To enter the
Dorset Classic complete the form below with a cheque to the address provided or
e mail the details to
email@example.com and bring your entry fee on the day. Closing date for
entries Friday 22nd July.
I wish to enter the Dorset Beach Volleyball Classic (a
section of the Weymouth Beach Classic) to be held on Friday 29th July
I am aware play
will start at 4pm and that I will have needed to register by 3.30pm.
I wish to enter
the mens/ womens event
I enclose a
cheque for £10 to cover the entry fee
Either e mail your entry form to:
firstname.lastname@example.org or post to
G.Sawyer, 3, Broughton Crescent,
Weymouth, Dorset. Dt4 9AS .
A defeat in
the final saw Terry Oldrid and Jules Stout lose their unbeaten record in
this year’s Weymouth Beach League and kept the 2011 league wide open. However,
their defeat was no disgrace as it came against Rob Flay the 2010 Weymouth RAF
Careers Beach Classic Player of the Tournament who was paying a visit to
Weymouth, playing with local
veteran Stuart Jeanes who was also on a brief visit to his home town. The final was an epic match with both
sides going point to point.
The first set saw Flay and Jeanes
eventually taking the decisive point to win 19-18. The second set was just as
close but once again the experience of Flay and Jeanes came through in the vital
points as they took the set 17-15 to take the weekly title.
However, the excitement wasn’t
just saved for the final, the semi- final also saw an epic confrontation with
local Under 18 British Champion Ryan Stout, playing his first event of the
season coming up against his dad Jules Stout. The father – son confrontation was
another epic but eventually father’s experience proved to be enough as they ran
out 17-10 winners to gain a place in the final.
The B series also saw an exciting
Barnett and David James from Yeovil
coming out winners with a comfortable 15-7
win in the final over Paul Hurrell and Costa Constantine. Some of the
best matches of the night were two very tight semi finals where 16 year olds
Lewis Edwards and Matt Cafer showed their great potential for the future.
The competition continues next Tuesday evening and because each week is a
separate competition, new players of all standards are always welcome.
Players need to register on the beach between 6pm and 6.30pm.
The second week of the Weymouth
Beach Volleyball season saw Terry Oldrid and Jules Stout maintaining their 100%
record defeating Dom Cosserat and Mike Powell in the final. Dom Cosserat had
changed his partner from last week after Elliott Sawyer had to withdraw with a
hamstring injury but the pair quickly got into their stride and easily qualified
for the final.
final was a very tight three set thriller. Oldrid and Stout comfortably won the
first set 15-10 but Cosserat and Powell stormed back in the second to win 15-12.
This set up a dramatic final set with the power hitting of Oldrid being well
contained by the back court play of Coasserat and Powell. Eventually the match
came down to the last few points which saw Oldrid and Stout’s hitting just
having the edge as they came through to win 15 -13. In third place were Ali
Mitchell and Steven Williamson their best ever finish and reflecting the
progress they are making.
A nine team event in the B league
saw a first win of the season for
Dan Bessant and
Dan Cree who defeated 19 year
olds Matt Palmer and Andy Carlile in the final 15 -13.
The players will be back again
this Tuesday for the third event of the series. However players who haven’t
played yet this season or at all can still join the league and are very welcome
to register between 6pm-6.30pm on the beach.
The first week of the Weymouth
Beach Volleyball season got underway on Tuesday evening with 40 players
competing at different levels.
The A league seemed to be thrown
wide open for the season when it was a announced this week that local Under 18
player Ryan Stout has been training in Bournemuth with some of the G.B squad.
As a result he will be training with the squad on a Tuesday evening and won’t be
able to defend his title he won in 2010.
Without Ryan it was left to dad,
Jules Stout, to keep up the family name and playing with Terry Oldrid he duly
obliged by beating Elliott Sawyer and Dom Cosserat in the final 15-12 to take an
early lead in the race to the title.
they hadn’t had it all their own way during the evening. 18 year -olds Ali
Mitchell and Jaffa Williamson won their first ever A Series match when they
defeated Stout and Oldrid in a group match 15-13.
However a defeat in another group match to Sawyer and Cosserat 15-11 meant that Sawyer and Cosserat beat them to a
The B Series event saw a first
win of the season for
Mat Palmer and Mike Kerslake who
defeated Martin O’Neill and 16 year old Lewis Edwards in the final 15-12.
The players will be back next Tuesday evening and new teams are very welcome to
register on the beach between 6-6.30pm for Week 2
16th May - A quick reminder -
the weather is looking
good and we start on the beach tomorrow.
See you at 6:00 or even better at 5:45 to put up the
Wednesday 27th April
Classic Entries open:
Entry for the 2011 Classic open on Wednesday 4th May on the Volleyball England
On our event details page you can find out more about the changes to the format
Welcome to our updated website for 2011.
Over the coming weeks more pages will be added with details of forthcoming
events. You can also find us on our new Face book site at: Weymouth beach
MAJOR DATES FOR YOUR DIARY 2011
JULY 29th to JULY 31st
The 29th RAF Careers Weymouth Beach Classic will take place from 29th-31st July.
A major stop on the VEBT it will attract all Britain's top players as well as
players from across Europe. As you can see from the title the RAF have already
acknowledged their commitment for another season after the major success of the
2010 event. Further exciting announcements about the event will follow on this
page and the 2011 event page.
TUESDAY MAY 17th
The Weymouth beach league for 2011, begins at 6.30pm on May 17th on Weymouth
Beach. It will then take place every Tuesday until August. All standards from
beginner to expert are catered for, entry is £8 for a 2-a-side team per evening.
Prize money for winning teams at each level. Rules and further details will
appear on the local league rules and info page shortly.
Look forward to seeing you on the beach.