The fourth annual Dogwood Donnybrook will be held on March 4th and 5th in Atlanta’s North-Central suburbs. We will offer 10 Club – 19 Club divisions at this event.
Registration will open on Advanced Event Systems on October 15th and close on February 24.
Please don’t call us asking when the schedule will be posted; we will post the competition schedule not later than Tuesday prior to the event. . We are happy to announce the tournament’s locations, along with the divisions playing at each location and the waves that they will be playing. The divisions will compete in the same venues on both Saturday and Sunday, permitting out-of-town participants to find hotels near the their team’s location. Competition in the a.m. wave commences at 8 a.m. sharp, and the p.m. wave commences at 3 p.m. Doors to all venues will open at 7 a.m.
11415 Old Roswell Road, Suite 200; Alpharetta, GA 30009
a.m. wave 16 Club; p.m. wave 15 Club
3640 Burnette Road; Suwanee, GA 30024
a.m. wave 18 Club and 14 Club; p.m. wave 17 Club and 13 Club
105 Mallory Court; Tyrone, GA
a.m. wave 11 Club & 12 Club ; p.m. wave 12 Club. (i.e., the 12 club division will be split with some playing in the a.m. and others playing in the p.m. wave.)
There will be no Coaches Meeting. Rather, we ask that you download and review the Coaches Packet, which we will post prior to the event. This document describes the tournament’s format, along with virtually any detail about the event you would want.
Gate — there will be an admission charge of $5/person/day at all venues
Parking at all venues is free, but each location has its challenges, as none of the lots were sized with volleyball tournaments in mind. Please direct your attention to the sub-pages to this web page that describe each of the venues in more detail.
While we have no stay-to-play policy at this tournament, all teams who need accommodations are strongly encouraged to book hotel reservations through our hotel partner. Most hotels will offer a breakfast, kid friendly services, budget-conscious rates, and amenities to enhance your stay. Each hotel is strategically located just minutes from the tournament venue and each offers very reasonable rates.
Rooms have been set aside at the following hotel, which is convenient to SVC:
Fairfield Inn And Suites Alpharetta
NOTE: Southern Volleyball Center teams
11385Haynes Bridge Rd
Alpharetta, GA 30004
$79/nt – breakfast included
Please call hotel and ask for a room in the Dogwood Donnybrook Block
If you need a block for your team, please contact Susan Holbrook 678-300-6509
Food tables are provided at SVC — 1/2 table per team please. Please note that we are space constrained, so we ask that you do NOT bring your own tables into the gym. Instead, please use the food tables that we provide. Electrical appliances are not allowed in the premises. Food tables are not allowed at SSA, but you are free to bring outside food and drink into the premises, and their cafe will be open for business.
One last note about food tables. We would like to continue to allow them as a convenience to our customers. While they present few problems during pool play on Saturday, they have become a source of aggravation on Sunday. What happens is that those teams that play early on Sunday take the available table space, and those who play later in the day arrive before the early-playing teams have left, spawning complaints and in many instances unacceptably rude behavior. Accordingly, we ask teams to adhere to the following guidelines:
- If you play early, please remove your stuff from the tables and clean up behind you as soon as your team has completed play (NOT after they have completed their final reffing assignment).
- If you play later and arrive before food tables have cleared, please be patient. It may take a few hours, but they will clear. Feed your kids before arriving at the venue.
- If you simply can’t wait, set your table up outside. Tailgating is a popular solution when the weather is nice. (Please don’t take a parking spot, though, as parking, too, is limited.)
- In all instances, please clean up the mess you have caused as best you can.
Team food tables at volleyball tournaments are a charming tradition that exists only in the South, but in venues that are space-constrained they seem to have become a source of aggravation rather than an amenity. If teams adhere to the above guidelines we will be able continue the tradition at our tournaments, but if food tables continue to be the focus of complaints, frustration and rude behavior, we will simply do what the rest of the country does and disallow them. Thanks in advance for your cooperation.
Tournament Logistics & Operations Kurt Matthews – Tournament Operations
*Most questions should be directed here
Scheduling & Registration Questions Michael Fletcher – Tournament Director email@example.com 404.936.6723
Housing Information Denise Corrigan – Housing Director firstname.lastname@example.org 678.386.9766