Shell Price Challenge
2020 will be the 22nd year for the Shell Price Challenge
(formerly the Silver Heart Challenge)
On July 4th, 2017 the KC volleyball world received the shocking news of the passing of Michele (Shell) Price. Shell was involved with Heart of America Volleyball for over 30 years. Many players started out in the sport, playing on Shell’s teams, in the tournaments she ran in her backyard as well as the summer quads league.
Shell was an HOA tournament director and site manager for more than 20 years. You could find her in the Davies Complex, every weekend of the volleyball Season the last 10 years and at KCK Community College in the years before that.
One of her favorite events always was the Silver Heart Challenge Cup. The typical teams that play in this event just enjoy the opportunity to play a lot of matches in a larger field than the usual one-day tournament. To commemorate Shell Price, HOA decided to rename this event after her.
When: February 8 & 9, 2020
Schedules: Playing schedules will be posted on AES. All schedules will be online during the tournament.
Format: 3 rounds of pool play, followed by single elimination playoffs. We will run all 4-team pools (as much as possible). Play starts Saturday morning at 8 am with the first round of pool play. The second round of pool play is Saturday afternoon (complete around 7 pm). On Sunday morning we start the third round of pool play and we wrap on Sunday afternoon with single elimination playoffs. The tournament will finish between 4 and 5 pm on Sunday. Typically teams play 10 or 11 matches.
Match format: In 4-team pools, all pool play is 2 sets to 25 points, starting at 4-4. Playoff matches are best 2 out of 3 sets format. First 2 sets to 25 points, starting at 4-4. Third set, if needed, is to 15 points, starting at 0-0.
Ties: All ties are broken on paper. No tie-breaking sets are played.
Officiating: R1’s are provided for all matches. Teams will be responsible to provide the rest of the work team. A rostered coach (head or assistant) has to be the R2 or the Scorer for the match.
Credentials: All coaches are to wear their HOA credentials visible at all times. Coaches who do not have a picture on their credentials will have to check in and show a picture ID, to get a wristband to prove that their identity is checked. Coaches from other regions will have to show their membership card and a picture ID at check in. These coaches will receive credentials and wristbands for the event.
Locations: The Shell Price Challenge filled up very fast this year. We have been able to add more courts and will have record number of 200 teams participating this year. The 13’s and 14’s divisions are so large that we will split those into 2 divisions of at least 20 teams each. That way we can keep the formats the same as we have in the past and teams will not have to move between different facilities:
18’s Division: OKUN Fieldhouse, Shawnee, KS
17’s Division: Sports Pavilion Lawrence
16’s Division: New Century Fieldhouse, Gardner, KS
15’s Division: MAVS Facility, Olathe, KS
14’s Division: Davies VB Complex, Kansas City, KS and OKUN Fieldhouse, Shawnee, KS
13’s Division: Sports Pavilion Lawrence and Robinson Gym, Lawrence, KS
12’s Division: Sports Pavilion Lawrence
14’s Division: Teams at OKUN:
Elite VBC 14-1, Osage County 14-1, Club North 14-3, Spikers 14-1, Lawrence Jrs 14-1, KC Challenge 14-2, IMPACt 14-1, MAVS Select 14-2, MAVS Select 14-3, Southside Swarm 14-1, Legends 14-1, North Storm 14-1, KC Crusaders 14-2, CMVBC 14-1, Club One 14 Black, Iowa Heart 14G, Club Net 14 Rg Pink, FSC Cougars 14-3, Club Net 14 Nat Black, KS VBC 14-1
Teams at Davies:
Club Gemini 14, South KC 14-3, Crush 14-1, MAVS 816 14-3, Club Como 14-1, Eclipse 14-1, Highlands 14-2, Thunder 14-1, Impact 14-2, KC Fireball 14-1, MAVS Select 14-1, Legacy Jrs 14-1, KS Networks 14-3, KC Crusaders 14-1, Club One 14 White, PEAK 14-1, Iowa Heart 14U Norm, Club Net 14 Reg Plus, FSC Cougars 14-1, St. Joe Storm 14-3
13’s Division: Teams at SPL:
Elite 13-2, Thunder 13-1, Top Saints 13-2, Summit 13-2, KS Krush 13-1, KC Challenge 13-2, Highlands 13-1, Impact 13-1, Legacy Jrs 13-1, MAVS Select 13-2, MAVS Select 13-3, Southside Swarm 13-3, North Storm 13-2, PLVC13 Maroon, Top Fury 13-2, KS VBC 13-2, PEAK 13-1, NEK Storm 13-1, Iowa Heart 13 U red, Club Net 13 Nat, Club Net 13 Reg Black, KC Twisters 13-1, Southwind 13-2, Zoom 13-1
Teams at Robinson:
Elite 13-3, Kearney 13-1, Club MVP 13-1, MAVS 816 13-3, Summit 13-3, VooDoo 13-1, Lawrence jrs 13-1, MAVS Select 13-1, Wentzvill 13 Navy, Dynasty 11-1, Performance 13-4, Midwest Jrs 13-2, Southside Swarm 13-2, Top Fury 13-1, Wild Things 13-1, KC Lightning 13-1, Club One 13 Red, Iowa HEart 13G Black, Club Net 13 Regional Pink, FSC Cougars 31-2
Facility Policies: Outside food and coolers are prohibited at all these facilities. Chairs can NOT be brought in at OKUN, New Century and the Sports Pavilion Lawrence. We are blessed with good access to great facilities. Please help us to be able to keep renting those facilities for future events by abiding to the facility policies.
Hotels: You can find hotel information on the HOA website. These are hotels that work with HOA and have special rates for us. You do not need to stay in any of these hotels if you prefer other opportunities.
Out-of-region teams: Teams that are not registered with the Heart of America region of USA Volleyball, but are registered with another region, can sign up for this event, by mailing their Webpoint roster, together with their entry fee and a note with the tournament and division to sign up for to the HOA office: 548 South Coy Street, Kansas City, KS 66105. Make your check out to HOA.
Entry Fee: The entry fee for this event is $ 390.