2010 Middle School Tournament

Another Successful Middle School Tournament Finally Completed!

Two Saturdays were loaded with middle school volleyball competition and now it is all finished until next year; the Bellaire Invitational Middle School Tournament for 2010 is finally over! Hopefully our parent volunteers, school staff members, coaches, and team members used the remainder of this weekend to recover from their hard work over the last two Saturdays. Thanks to all of you for making this year's tournament another wonderful success.

2010 Tournament Completed for 8th Graders!

On Saturday (2010-09-18), the Bellaire High School volleyball team hosted 20 teams for the 8th grade competition and, even with the last minute team additions, everything still seemed to go fairly smoothly. The day was full of lots of cheering, hard work, and good competition; we hope that everyone enjoyed the matches and gained some new insights into the sport of volleyball. Information for the recently completed 8th Grade event can be found on the following pages.
  • The team status page for 8th Graders is located at this link
  • The pool play information for 8th Graders is located at this link
  • The results page for 8th Graders is located here for pool play and at this link for championship brackets
  • The all-tournament honors page for 8th Graders is located at this link
  • The pictures page for 8th Graders is located at this link [COMING SOON]
  • The program for 8th Graders (online edition - with all participants' jersey numbers removed) is available from our Documents page or directly at this link
Please check the information on these pages and contact the Tournament Director (bhsvb.mstd@gmail.com) if you have any corrections that need to be made on these pages.

2010 Tournament Completed for 7th Graders!

The Bellaire Invitational Middle School Tournament for 2010 had 16 teams compete at the 7th grade level on Saturday (2010-09-11). There was a lot of early rising and family cheering along with many tired volunteer helpers, happy winners, and saddened losers but a lot of competition was played that should help all of the participating teams improve their volleyball skills for the upcoming season and beyond. Information for the recently completed 7th Grade event can be found on the following pages.
  • The team status page for 7th Graders is located at this link
  • The pool play information for 7th Graders is located at this link
  • The results page for 7th Graders is located here for pool play and at this link for championship brackets
  • The all-tournament honors page for 7th Graders is located at this link
  • The pictures page for 7th Graders is located at this link [COMING SOON]
  • The program for 7th Graders (online edition - with all participants' jersey numbers removed) is available from our Documents page or directly at this link
Please check the information on these pages and contact the Tournament Director (bhsvb.mstd@gmail.com) if you have any corrections that need to be made on these pages.

Tournament Venues, Parking Information, and Maps

This year's 8th Grade tournament will be played at three venues (using five courts total) while the 7th Grade tournament, held last week, only used four courts total at Bellaire and Pershing. The venue addresses and links to map pages include:
  • Bellaire High School - map page (with gym and parking details) at this link
    5100 Maple St.
    Bellaire, TX 77401
  • Pershing Middle School - map page (with gym and parking details) at this link
    3838 Blue Bonnet Blvd.
    Houston, TX 77025
  • Pin Oak Middle School - map page (with gym and parking details) at this link
    4601 Glenmont St.
    Bellaire, TX 77401
Parking is sometimes an issue at volleyball tournaments but we are not expecting too many problems during this year's tournaments. At the Bellaire venue, it is best to park in the teacher parking lot (northeast of the gyms) or along the west side of South Rice. For the Pershing venue, there should be ample parking in the northern and western parking lots with a very small parking lot available to the southeast of the gyms. At Pin Oak there is parking directly in front of the gym and along Glenmont St. See the map page links above and here (Bellaire, Pershing, and Pin Oak) for maps and diagrams.

Tournament Admissions and Concessions

We use BHS Volleyball Booster Club parent volunteers along with the volleyball coaches and team members to help out with the tournament but there are still some items that cost real money (referees, venue rental, programs, etc.). Because of these costs, we have arranged various sponsorships and we charge admission for the tournament. The cost is $5.00 for adults (over 18), $1.00 for students (6-18), and free for kids 5 and under. One free program should be available for each adult admission.

There will also be concessions at all venues with Pin Oak running the operation at their school and Bellaire in charge at the Bellaire and Pershing facilities. Bellaire volleyball shirts, pins, and other non-food items should be available at all venues. Additionally, the concessions at Bellaire and Pershing will include morning coffee and doughnuts (available when the venues open to the public around 7:15 am), drinks, snacks, and a limited number of Chic-fil-A sandwiches around lunch time (delivered at approximately 11:00 am). Outside food and drinks are not allowed inside the gyms at any of the tournament venues so please support our volleyball programs by buying from the various concessions.

Tournament Information Mailed to Coaches and Team Contacts!

The primary information document related to the tournament was distributed to 7th and 8th grade team contacts through email on 2010-09-09 at approximately 7:10 am. If you did not receive information for your team, please feel free to send questions to our Middle School Tournament Director at bhsvb.mstd@gmail.com. The document contains dates, times, rules, general and detailed maps, plus various other information about the tournament that would be useful to coaches, players and parents. This vital document is also available using this link.