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Tournament time for volleyball players

Jason Starr

BRECKENRIDGE – The call is out to all local volleyball players – this is the weekend to show what you’ve got.

The 11th annual Putterhead Volleyball Tournament takes place Saturday at Carter Park. The event is historically dominated by Denver-area teams, but a handful of Summit players usually tries to throw a monkey wrench or two into the tournament bracket.

“The majority of people we get are from the Front Range,” said Breckenridge recreation coordinator Diane McBride. “We’re always looking to get more local teams involved.

“The (locals) who do play are great and they’re always looking for competition.”

The tournament is for teams of two and for all levels of experienced players. There will be two women’s divisions and two men’s divisions. The Men’s Open division will play a round robin on the two sand courts at Carter Park. The others will play on grass in a pool-play format.

McBride expects about 40 teams. Unlike last year, there will be no coed division.

“From what I saw last year, the play is excellent,” McBride said. “You definitely get some top teams out there.”

Winners of the Open (sand) division will get cash prizes. Other winners are due freebies at local restaurants and lodges.

Games are set to start at 8:30 a.m. It will be a long day of playing and enjoying the park; winners probably won’t be crowned until 7 p.m.

“These guys are hanging out in the sun,” McBride recalled from last year. “Ideally it’s a nice day in Breckenridge, so it’s a nice atmosphere to be in.”

Call the rec center at (970) 453-1734 or (970) 547-4322 to register. Cost is $40 per team.

Jason Starr can be reached at (970) 668-3998 Ext. 231 or at

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