The Juneau-Douglas High School volleyball team will host squads from nine other Southeast schools today and Saturday for the 2004 All-Comers Tournament.
Six Juneau squads - mostly made up of junior varsity and C team players - will join teams from Skagway, Hoonah, Petersburg, Kake, Sitka, Ketchikan, Thorne Bay, Klawock and Metlakatla on four courts in the JDHS main and auxiliary gyms. Ketchikan is bringing two teams, for a total of 16 squads.
The teams - divided into four four-team round-robin pools - will play two-game mini-matches starting at 3:30 p.m. today, with the last matches scheduled to start at 7:40 p.m.
Today's results will seed teams for another round of pool play starting at 9 a.m. on Saturday. The results of the Saturday's early matches will determine the seedings for elimination-bracket play starting at 2 p.m. Saturday. The top eight teams will play best two-of-three matches in the Gold Bracket, while the remaining eight squads will play in the Silver Bracket.
The Silver Bracket championship is scheduled for 7 p.m. Saturday, with the Gold Bracket championship at 8:30 p.m.
Juneau's varsity - along with other Southeast Class 3A and 4A schools - will travel to Craig next weekend for the region championship. The top Class 4A school and top two Class 3A schools in the region will earn berths at the state meet, to be held Nov. 11-13 in Anchorage.