Forty teams will kick off annual tournament today

Friday, September 13, 2002

The 15th annual B.A. Sports High School Volleyball Tournament begins today at four different sites in Cape Girardeau.

The 40-team tournament consists of eight five-team pools, who will contest round-robin play today and Saturday. The top two teams in each pool advance to the 16-team gold playoff bracket and the third- and fourth-place teams will compete in the silver playoff bracket. Bracket play begins Saturday afternoon and concludes with 6:30 p.m. championship games at the Show Me Center.

Pool play begins at 5 p.m. today and concludes Saturday morning. Pool play sites are Notre Dame Regional High School, Southeast Missouri Student Recreation Center, Show Me Center and Houck Field House.

Admission is $5 for adults per session or $12 for a weekend pass; $2 for ages 18 and under per session or $5 for a weekend pass. Children under 2 are free.

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