RBVL Crowns 2014 Champions
By Joe McGivney
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. Nine different
division champions were crowned by dayís end and the mood was both
festive and bittersweet as the 2014 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
fourth 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
and newbieís Colleen, Mike and Liz for a job well done.
(And donít forget retiree Denise still helping behind the
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