Wednesday, 29 May 2024

Opens Names 10 Champions in First Day of Finals

The USA Volleyball Open National Championships kicked off with an exhilarating start in Orlando, Florida on May 29, 2016. The first day of finals showcased some intense matches, leaving the crowd on the edge of their seats. One of the standout games was the Men’s BB division match between Florida Splash (Florida Region) and Bottoms Up (Garden Empire). Although Bottoms Up emerged victorious with a 25-17, 26-24 win in the gold medal match, Florida Splash claimed their first Opens Championship, having gone undefeated in the semifinals.

Florida Splash’s road to victory was not an easy one. The tournament’s double-elimination format meant they had to fight hard to secure their win. In the playoff set, they emerged triumphant with a 25-18 victory. Charles Shearer of Florida Splash credited their success to making strategic adjustments during a timeout, focusing on improving their blocking and passing.

The Splash finished the tournament with an impressive 11-1 record, triumphing over teams like Cavalier (Chesapeake) and NOTORIOUS BB (New England) in the quarterfinals and semifinals, respectively. However, it was the determination and resilience of Bottoms Up that made the match truly memorable. Despite trailing 15-9, they rallied back to make it 15-13 in the playoff set. Ultimately, Florida Splash regrouped during a timeout and went on a seven-point run, securing their victory thanks to Skylar Lopas’ blocking and Kenny Lawrence’s attacking skills.

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The U.S. Open National Championships, celebrating its 87th year, made its debut in Florida. The event, co-hosted with the Florida Region, featured 578 teams, including 75 foreign teams, playing on 55 courts. With pool play beginning on Friday, the tournament will conclude on Wednesday afternoon.


Q: How did Florida Splash claim their first Opens Championship?
A: Florida Splash went undefeated in the semifinals of the Men’s BB division, securing their first Opens Championship.

Q: What adjustments did Florida Splash make during the playoff set?
A: During a timeout, Florida Splash focused on improving their blocking and passing, which ultimately helped them secure a seven-point run and secure their victory.

Q: How did Bottoms Up make the match memorable despite the loss?
A: Bottoms Up showcased their determination and resilience by rallying back from a 15-9 deficit to make it 15-13 in the playoff set.


The USA Volleyball Open National Championships began with an exciting showcase of talent and competition. The Men’s BB division final between Florida Splash and Bottoms Up was one of the highlights of the day. Although Bottoms Up emerged as the gold medalists, Florida Splash claimed their first Opens Championship, making a remarkable comeback in the playoff set. This thrilling match demonstrated the skill, determination, and resilience of both teams. As the tournament continues, the anticipation builds as teams vie for victory in their respective divisions. Stay tuned for more thrilling matches and inspiring performances. For more information and updates, visit

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