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The 11th Annual
Union First Market B
Monument City Classic

The Largest Volleyball Tournament in VA Under One Roof is creating four new divisions that will compete in the Richmond Volleyball Club
Martin Luther King Weekend
The Monument City Classic is a "Stay and Play" Event

Welcome and thank you for considering taking part in the 11th Annual Monument City Classic Girls Volleyball Tournament presented by Union First Market Bank. As the largest community bank based solely in Virginia, Union First Market Bank actively supports efforts to make our communities vibrant.

The tournament will be held January 17 - 19, 2015 in the the Greater Richmond Convention Center and the Richmond Volleyball Club. All Club and Open teams will compete at the GRCC while the Select teams will compete at RVC. Spectator addmission will be $20 for the event or $10 per day.

We will offer Open Divisions for the 14's - 18's, Club Divisions for the 12's - 17's, and new for this year a 13's Select Division along with the 14's - 17's we offered last year. There will be twenty four teams accepted in the 13's - 16's Club and 14 - 17 Open divisions (format), thirty two teams in the 18's division (format), eight in the 13's and 17's Select and in the 12 Club, sixteen in the 14's, 15's and 16's Select and 17 Club divisions (format), and eight teams in the 12 and under division (format). Additional tournament format* information available here.

Registration will open November 3, 2014 and rosters are not required to enter. Pools will be posted the week of the tournament on the home page of Advanced Event Systems . Place cursor over "Participate" and click on Schedules

Our inaugural girl's event in 2005 saw 72 teams competing on 20 courts. The tournament hosted single age groups for 18/17/16/15/14 and under teams on a first come first served basis all in the convention center. The 2006 event saw 124 teams competing on 22 courts in the convention center. We once again hosted single age groups that included Open and Club Divisions for the 16's and 18's. The tournament filled well ahead of the entry deadline. Last year 320 teams competed over the holiday weekend with over 370 teams trying to enter - 360 teams in the first 24 hours. This year we expect to accept 256 teams in to the Open / Club event, and 64 teams in the Select event. Early registration is highly recommended.

The Union First Market Bank Monument City Classic is well attended by college coaches. To see a list of the 2014 attendees please click here.

We will utilize Advance Event Systems for the online registration. Teams are accepted on a "first paid, first accepted basis." Teams living outside a 50 mile radius must stay in our hotel block. The deadline for entries is December 1, 2014, but could close earlier if divisions fill.
To complete the entry process we must receive proper payment, a signed tournament entry form, and confirmation from EM2 that hotel reservations have been made. The entry fee is $650 for the Open / Club divisions and $550 for the Select division. Each team will be guaranteed seven matches (or game equivalent). 





*Please note that divisions and/or formats may be adjusted according to entries received