GILFORD — The 6th Annual Amy Annis Volleyball Tournament was held on Saturday, Jan. 7 in the Gilford High School and Middle School gyms. 16 teams consisting of high school, college and adult players competed in four different pools. After the completion of pool play the top two teams with the best record went into the Gold Division Single Elimination Tournament and the bottom 2 teams from each pool went into the Silver Division Single Elimination Tournament.
The teams competing were: Team Amy, Central Lakes Region Movers, Dream Team, Gilford Well, Hit For Brains, J-Dog, Kiss My Ace, Large and In Charge 2.0, Maximillionaires, Net Results, Practice Safe Sets, Scott's Tots, Side-Out Superheroes, SWAT Team, Team Ibuprofen, and The Coaches.
In the Gold Division Semi Final match-ups, The Coaches beat Kiss My Ace in three games by the score of 25-20, 19-25 and 15-7 and Scott's Tots beat Side-Out Super Heroes in three games by the score of 24-26, 25-23 and 15-9. This set up the Gold Division Championship match featuring Scott's Tots against The Coaches. Scott's Tots won in two games by the scores of 25-18 and 25-20 to win the Gold Division championship.
In the Silver Division Semi Final matchups, SWAT Team beat Team Amy in 2 games, 25-23 and 25-17, and Net Results beat Large and In Charge 2.0 in two games, 25-23 and 25-20. This set up the Silver Division championship match featuring SWAT Team against Net Results. SWAT Team won in two games by the scores of 25-15 and 25-21 to win the Silver Division championship.
The event raised $2,312 for the Amy Annis Scholarship Fund and the American Cancer Society. Annis lost her battle to cancer at the age of 32 and this tournament is a celebration of her life and passion for team sports. A special thanks goes out to the companies and people who sponsored each team's entry fee: Mas-Con Corp, Pass Set Crush Volleyball Camp, Central Lakes Region Movers, Winnipesaukee Driving School, Gilford Well, Stone Age Design, Irwin Motors, Donna Ebert, and Sealite USA. The champions of the Silver and Gold Division were given gift cards donated by McDonalds.
Organizers would like thank the Gilford School District for their support in allowing this event to be held, and to Rick Forge, Brad Wolff and Jim Babcock, NHIAA volleyball officials, who volunteered to officiate some of the matches.
Scott's Tots won the Gold Championship match in two games. In the front row are Elyssa Clairmont, Kaitlin Slippy, Lydia Swedberg and Sophia Swedberg. In the back row are Dave Smith, Roger Bolduc, Pat Cotter and Brady Caldwell. (Courtesy photo)
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