The Scottish Open Volleyball Tournament is the largest annual volleyball tournament in Great Britain and attracts over 1000 players from around the world and this year’s event will take place on the weekend of the 28th and 29th of May 2011.
It is for all standards of player from recreational, district league and national league level that play on our 36 outside courts on the North Inch, a large parkland setting in the centre of Perth. However, there are the Divisions of Honour for world class players who compete in the adjacent Bells Sports Centre on 5 championship standard indoor courts.
The tournament not only attracts teams from around the United Kingdom but we have also had teams from Russia, America, Czech Republic, Poland, Australia, Belgium, France, Italy, Netherlands, Eire, Venezuela and the Faroes.
A ceilidh has been arranged for the Friday evening with willing helpers for those that need coaching with their highland dancing and a disco on the Saturday night in the sports centre.
A large campsite will be available for the majority of the players but there are many hotels and bed and breakfast establishments which are only 5 minutes walk away. Full washing and toilet facilities are available within the sports centre and so there are no shortages of home comforts for those camping.
The tournament has been organised to ensure that teams will get meaningful games on both days of the event with trophies for the winners of each of the 8 categories.
All details regarding the tournament can be found on the SOVT website at www.sovt.co.uk.
Look forward to seeing you all in Perth.