Summer series comes to an end

Thirty teams from throughout the Island and Vancouver participated in the Domino’s Doubles Finale tournament, closing the final chapter to 25 years of summer volleyball tournaments.Perfect weather, excellent competition and great prizes marked the last tournament of the Keg Summer Series.

Thirty teams from throughout the Island and Vancouver participated in the Domino’s Doubles Finale tournament,  closing the final chapter to 25 years of summer volleyball tournaments.Perfect weather, excellent competition and great prizes marked the last tournament of the Keg Summer Series.

Camosun’s assistant coach Dave Dooley partnered with former Camosun star middle blocker, Richard Westergaard to capture the Pro division final.

Their spike serving was “on fire” in the final and they had a dominant 21-15; 21-12 win over University of Calgary’s Ali Sandholm and Jesse Knight who played on the AVP semi-pro circuit in the USA. Brett Halgren and Cole Prest used their impressive defence to tough out a three-set tie-breaker win to capture the bronze against brothers Lars and Sven Bornemann.

The Bornemann brothers had an upset three-set tie-breaker victory in the quarter-final against brothers Nick and Josh Coutts (former BCAA first all-star) who won the round robin portion of the tournament.

The team of Adam Vose and Russ Leedham won the first set 21-13 over the team of Jasmine Kim and Kim Howell in the closely contested Supercomp division. Kim and Howell bounced back in the second set to win 24-22. Vose and Leedham pulled away in the late stages of the third set to secure a 15-12 victory.

Dave Stewart and Richard Dyble captured third place with a victory over Danny Tes and Paul Kao.

The Competitive final was also decided by a tie-breaker. Misha Klimishyn and Gavin Hastings won the first set 23-21 over Elion Wong (BC youth beach silver medalist) and his partner Dan Phillips. Wong and Phillips stormed back in the second set with a convincing 21-12 win. Klimishyn and Hastings won the deciding set 15-11.

Bill Banh and Tim Lui captured third place with a victory over the husband and wife team of Roz and Scott Beddall.

The aggregate points winner of the top competitors from all of the various tournaments was also awarded.

Also presented at the tournament was the aggregate points winner of the top competitors from all of the various tournaments including the Keg Summer Series, South Island Volleyball series, Volleypalooza and other tournaments in the lower Island.   The winner was decided in this final tournament.  Nick Stefanakis (Team BC) was able to beat out Dave Dooley by 1 point to capture the championship title.  The top female competitor, Kim Howell, was also given special recognition.