<%@LANGUAGE="JAVASCRIPT" CODEPAGE="65001"%> MotherLode Volleyball Classic

Welcome to the 46th Annual

- One of North America's Most Popular Beach Volleyball Tournaments -

 

Labor Day Weekend - August 29, through September 3, 2018

 

Aspen, Colorado


 

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Now available
 
 
"Teams", a selection of beach
volleyball teams, Vol 1
The History of
Beach Volleyball
Now on DVD Slideshow
Introducing DiG DiGital
Check it out:
 
Official Photographer of the MotherLode
Additional photos from Sean Hayes & Dan Hurlimann
Special Pricing
for MotherLode
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How can I contact someone the week of the event?

What rules and/or formats are used at the MotherLode?
Can a co-ed team play in a Men's division?
If my partner is injured can I pick up a substitute?
What ball will be played at the MotherLode?
I signed up online but the division closed?
Can I check if my team made it in?
What if my team has to cancel?
What if a division closes before my entry is received?
How can I enter before a division closes?
How many teams are accepted in each division?
Can I contact the Tournament Director?
Can I contact the Tournament Producer?
 

How can I contact someone the week of the event?
Emails sent through this site are monitored until the Wednesday of the event (that's the Wednesday before Labor Day). After that you can only make contact at the tournament or via email after Labor Day weekend.
I emailed a question but haven't received a response; why?
Every effort has been made to provide all the information you need on this site. If you email a question that is answered somewhere on this site you will not receive a reply. Please make sure you review all the website sections before sending your question.
What rules and/or formats are used at the MotherLode?
All divisions: FIVB rules apply.
Sand divisions play double elimination; match play (21/21/15); rally scoring. Loser's bracket rounds will be single games to 25; rally scoring.

Grass divisions are grass teams are pool play (*1) with bracket playoffs. Co-ed divisions break the top team into a single-elimination bracket and finish on Friday. All other grass divisions are pool play on Saturday with the top two teams moving into a double-elimination Championship Bracket; remaining teams will move on to a single-elimination Festival Bracket. Both played on Sunday.

The Tournament Director may adjust this format at any time.
*1) Pool-play consists of individual games, not matches. Playoffs are limited to a 64 team bracket (e.g., fewer teams will break pool if playoffs in any division will be larger than 65 teams).
Can a co-ed team play in a Men's division?
No. Co-ed teams are not allowed to play in a men's division.
If my partner is injured can I pick up a substitute?
There are no substitutions in doubles. You must finish the tournament with the partner you started with or drop out of the event. If you have used your timeouts you can select to play as an individual until your partner recovers if that is a possiblity.
What ball will be played at the MotherLode?
The Wilson AVPball will be used for all games played on the sand courts.
I signed up online but the division closed?
Check the confirmation list on the website and contact the registrarfor your options.
Can I check if my team made it in?
Go to the confirmation page. This page is updated the first and fifteenth of August. A final confirmation page will be posted after the entry deadline one week before the event. No updates will posted after the final notice is available. You can email the Registrar with any corrections, however, the Registrar will not respond to any requests regarding entries received.
What if my team has to cancel?
Occasionally teams or players have to cancel. The registrar will intercept payment and destroy the check if cancellation is received before payment is processed. Credit card entries are processed the same day so there are never refunds or credits offered for online entries. After the payment has been processed, the player or team will receive credit for a future entry. NO REFUNDS WILL BE PROVIDED, for any reason. 
What if a division closes before my entry is received?
The team will be moved up or down into the closest available division depending on space. A team may be moved up or down more than one division if space is not available in an adjacent division. Teams may select to cancel their entry.
How can I enter before a division closes?
The MotherLode offers credit card processing of entries. This may allow a team to enter quickly if they realize their division is close to being closed.
How many teams are accepted in each division?
Typically, only sand and co-ed divisions have limits:
  • Men's Seniors -12 teams each;
  • Women's Seniors - 12 teams:
  • Men's Masters - 28 teams;
  • Women's Masters - 12 teams;
  • Men's Open - 48 teams;
  • Women's Open - 48 teams;
  • Co-ed grass divisions are limited to 50 teams. Co-ed Open sand is limited to16 teams.
  • The Tournament Director may adjust limits for divisions as necessary. These will be posted on the website if possible but many times this is caused by a logistical issue with the parks we use and is discovered when setting up for the event.

 
 
 
 
     

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