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Waupaca Boatride Volleyball Tournament
July 11-13, 2014
Oshkosh, WI - Brighton Acres

Tournament Schedule:
Fri. July 11, Sand Doubles - 9:00am - Brighton Acres, The Bar of Oshkosh and Oshkosh Lanes
Fri. July 11, Coed Quads - 9:00am - Brighton Acres
Fri. July 11, Juniors Quads - 9:00am - Brighton Acres
Sat. July 12, Mens and Womens Triples - 8:00am - Brighton Acres
Sun. July 13, Coed Sand Doubles - 9:00am - Brighton Acres
Sun. July 13, Reverse Coed Quads - 9:00am - Brighton Acres
Sun. July 13, Juniors Sand Doubles - 9:00am - Brighton Acres

News and Information:
Apr 18, 2014 - Juniors Doubles Details
Volley America Juniors

Waupaca Boatride is partnering with Volley America on the Juniors Sand Doubles Tournament to be held on Sunday July 13 at Brighton Acres in Oshkosh. The event will be sanctioned and all participants will automatically be signed up for a Volley America Juniors membership at no additional cost. Visit volleyamerica.com for more information on membership benefits. Register here: Juniors Sand Doubles Registration.

Apr 16, 2014 - Sand Volleyball Partner
SAVA out of the Minneapolis/St. Paul area will once again be helping us run the weekend's sand tournaments. If you are looking for other sand tournaments in Minnesota, view their Summer 2014 Schedule.

Apr 2, 2014 - Red Bull Sponsorship
Red Bull
Red Bull will once again be supplying wings for participants of the 2014 Waupaca Boatride Tournament. There will be drink specials and free samples available. The DJ Fire Truck will also make another appearance!

Mar 22, 2014 - Friday Night Band Added
Unity the Band
We have added more entertainment this year! Unity the Band will be playing on Friday night July 11 after Sand Beach finals (8:30pm).

Unity the Band is an award-winning original roots rock reggae group based in Wisconsin. Their intense touring schedule of varied venues has honed an interactive stage show with positive vibes, drawing crowds into the irie groove.

Feb 26, 2014 - Registration is Open
Registration is Open

Here's something to help you think of warmer, sunnier times...registration is now open for the 2014 Waupaca Boatride Volleyball Tournament. The event will be held at Brighton Acres in Oshkosh, Wisconsin on July 11-13, 2014.

Friday July 11 will feature: Coed Quads, Juniors Quads and Sand Doubles
Saturday July 12 will feature: Mens and Womens Triples
Sunday July 13 will feature: Reverse Coed Quads, Coed Sand Doubles and Juniors Sand Doubles

Coming soon: Camping registration and more information about our junior offerings.

Jan 8, 2014 - The Waupaca Boatride Volleyball Tournament Finds a Home
We are pleased to announce that the Waupaca Boatride Volleyball Tournament and Brighton Acres have entered into a 3 year agreement for the 2014-2016 events. Brighton Acres, located in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, was also the host location of the 2013 event.

"The road to finding a long-term home has been a rough one, but we believe we have finally found the right place," said Director Tom Galecke.

The first step in the selection process was to choose a host city that could handle our size and needs and Oshkosh is well known for hosting several large events each year. "Oshkosh was our first choice for a location because of the support the city has shown us over the past four years. People tend to overlook the importance of outside support that the tournament relies on such as hotels, off-site volleyball locations, the visitor's bureau and the sheriff's department," said Director Eddie Zelhofer.

The second step was to find a host location/partner that had a lot of grass and could work with our unique event. After evaluating our 2013 survey results, it was clear that Brighton Acres was well liked by players and the main complaints had to do with layout of the courts and some of the grass conditions. We feel that with a long-term contract in place, Brighton Acres can give the grounds the attention they need specifically for our event. The grass conditions will only get better as it matures, and steps have already been taken that would allow us to have all of the volleyball on the same side of the road in the near future.

Having the tournament in the same location each year will allow for efficiency for the tournament organizers and familiarity for the players. "Not having to redo court maps and campground layouts every year will be a huge time saver for us," said Director Kurt Officer.

The 2014 event will be held on July 11-13. Registration and details are coming soon.

Sep 9, 2013 - Photo Contest Results
2013 Waupaca Boatride Tournament Photo Contest Winners

Congratulations to our winners:
1st Place: Sidney Peterson's photo of Laryssa Mereszczak's sunset attack.
2nd Place: Rena Widboom's sand view of a Bomgren jump serve.
Runner-Ups: Katie Britton and Matt Penke

Thank you to everyone that sent us photos and to all those that voted. The contest was much larger this year and the photos keep getting better. Even if your photos didn't win the contest, we could possibly use them in next year's marketing materials, for which you'd be credited. If you still want to share your photos with us, please send them to eddie@waupacaboatride.com. View all of the contest photos here.

Over $40K in Cash and Prizes!

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