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CEVA Ladies Win Gold at Open Championships

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Adult CEVA members strike Gold at Nationals! Shelly Smith shares her remarkable story from Salt Lake City.

I'm so thankful I decided to go to Nationals this year. Julie Enriques (our team captain) put together a solid team, and we all just seemed to click from the get-go... great players, but more importantly, great people. We won gold in the 40's division and were sponsored by No Dinx.There were 7 teams in the 40's division and after winning the pool (6-0) we decided to take the long way to the final (ha!). We lost in the semi's to Venezuela and then had to play a team from Rio de Janeiro in the losers bracket. We beat Rio 2-0 (25-21, 25-17), then played Venezuela again in the final.

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CEVA Men Earn Honors at Open Championships

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Three CEVA players won gold medals at USA Nationals. Steve Suttich, Kerry Becker and Ross Holcomb played for RBC Life and took home the gold medal in the 50s division. RBC had to come out of the loser's bracket and played 6 matches in the last day to win the championship. Both Suttich and Becker were named to the 6 person all tournament team.

Becker, Holcomb and fellow CEVA player Matt Brunner played in the 45s division taking Silver. Becker was again named to the all tournament team.

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Rustys 60+ at 2012 Open Championships

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The Rustys mens 60+ team battles injuries and tough competition in Salt Lake City. Rustys team member Jerry Kissick gives us the summary.

The Rustys mens 60+ team played in a very competitive six team pool in a division with 23 teams. The team was made up of a mixture of players who had played together before and some who were new and began play with 3 players who were injured or recovering from injuries. The first 2 matches were against the teams we needed to beat in order to have a chance to play in the Gold division of the playoffs. The team started slowly losing to Boomers 25-9 and 25-18. In the second match we played Silverbacks losing 25-14 and 25-20. After these matches the team began to play better and beat Downeast in a 3 game match 25-17, 25-27 and 15-7. Downeast finished second in the Silver division of the playoffs. This was the end of the first day of play.

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Rustys 73+ Takes Bronze at 2012 Open Championship

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Rustys 73 take 3rd place after barely missing the finals in Salt Lake City. Ken Bleasdell gives us the summary.

Day one - pool play.We lost our first match to Midwest VB (19-25) (22-25).We won our second match against Colorado Highlanders (25-15) (25-23).

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Rustys 70+ at 2012 Open Championships

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Rustys 70+ battles their way through the gold division to take 4th place overall. Tom Swanson has the highlights from Salt Lake City.

There were eight teams in the Men's 70+ tournament at Nationals. Play started with a round robin, with teams playing each of the other teams. Rustys was seeded 5th.The first day we lost in two games to 3rd seeded Team Sota (25-22, 25-15). We had a better match with 2nd seeded MAC Magic, 25-21, 18-25. 15-13. Not only did we lose by a mere 2 points, but we had outscored them in total points. We felt we could play with any team in the tournament. We won the third match against a team called Olphartz, (25-12, 25-21). After the first day it seemed that there were four teams that were better than the other four. This was important because the top four teams would go into the Gold Division and the bottom four into the Silver Division.

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