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The Doc Tournament winners, NDF team flaunt their medals and trophy.

The Doc Tournament winners, NDF team flaunt their medals and trophy.

Last weekend saw the annual Indoor Volleyball season opener, the Doc Tournament, return to the civic centre in Walvis Bay. The 2013 edition of this traditional event had a strong attendance with 8 Ladies and 10 Mens teams participating. The tournament has a new sponsor, Solar Age Namibia whose generous support allowed an all round better organised tournament.
The Dunes A team, a new entry to the indoor volleyball circuit beat Polytech team in the quarter final to create the first real upset in the competition. The Kings, also being a team with more unconventional players managed to defeat the Navy in a hotly contested quarter final that saw Mike de Koe earning the individual Most Valuable Player (MVP) award by keeping his teams final hopes high.
Kings managed to prevail against Dunes A to enter the final with a Khomas Nampol team on a high after beating the tournament favourites NDF A to gain entry to the final. NDF A managed to recover from their defeat against Khomas Nampol to claim 3rd place in the playoff against Dunes A with Setter Joel Matheus and Blocker Onesmus Shipiki being awarded the individual awards in their respective positions.
In the final Khomas Nampol managed to win against Kings with a 3:0 set score. Rehabeam Hengari was awarded the individual award as the best spiker.
In the individual categories the ladies setter award went to Ndinelago Kasheeta from NDF, the ladies blocking award to Maria Nangula Shikongo from KNVC and the MVP award to Anna Henghono from NDF. As the best defensive player Cathy Thomas from Revivals had been selected. The Junior Ladies MVP award went to Lientjie Titus (Revivals) while the lack of junior players prompted an award for Veteran MVP being awarded to Dunes A player Cesario Jose Nefo (the Dunes). Also from the dunes Team Jonathas Campos was awarded as the best defensive player.
The Tournament directorate applauded the participants for their continued enthusiasm and support of the event even through some unusual rain.

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