It's with much regret to announce the passing of a fellow official Robert (Bobby) Cummings. Bobby passed away 11/02/2015 at Bellevue Hospital. He will be greatly missed throughout the basketball and volleyball officiating community. Let us keep his family in our prayers during this difficult time.



RBVL Crowns 10 Champions

By Joe McGivney                                                                                           8/14/15

On Saturday, volleyballs flew all day on the sands of Riis Park as contestantís fought for the fabled winnerís sweatshirts in the Rockaway Beach Volleyball League playoffs.  The weather was an ideal 84 degrees, sunny and virtually windless and the quality of play seemed to match the quality of the playing conditions.  Ten different division champions were crowned by dayís end and the mood was both festive and bittersweet as the 2015 season ended and the joy of another terrific year was offset by the sadness that many friends would go their separate ways over the next 10 months, not seeing each other quite as regularly anymore.  More than a few people were weepy!  Nets were available at 9:30 AM and a Rockaway miracle occurred Ė everyone showed up on time and set up the courts promptly, for the fifth year in a row.  At 10:30 AM, players were bumping, setting and spiking (and flubbing, fanning and whiffing) in heated playoff action.  People anticipate each and every Wednesday evening when they could put aside real life for a few hours of volleyball, a couple of cold beverages and an hour or two on the dance floor. Saturdayís tournament took that spirit to the highest level.  The people lucky enough to be in the RBVL know it doesnít get any better than that.  Commissioner Patty Moule outdid herself again although she selflessly deflected credit to her committee of veterans Rocky, Steve, John and Joe, Colleen, Mike, Liz and Theresa for a job well done.  (And donít forget retiree Denise still helping behind the scenes.)  Thank you all for making the season a great success and making Saturday one of the RBVL's most spectacular playoff days ever.  Your camaraderie and friendship elevate the league to heights no other league enjoys.  As always, the exciting games, food (Kudos for the delicious sandwiches and wraps) and music help but you are what make the day so special.  continue


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