Pottstown Rumble Final Day Ends With Familiar Champions

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Location of Pottstown in Montgomery County (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

POTTSTOWN — As twilight fell, two pairs who’d battled through two full days of Men’s Open play at the Pottstown Rumble battled in an evenly-matched final for $5,000 before a crowd of hundreds.

When it was over, Hudson Bates and Mark Berik, the 2011 Rumble Men’s Open Champions, added the 2013 crown to their resumes.

“Honestly, the Rumble is the best grass tournament in the country, I think,” said Bates, from Richmond, Va. “They stepped it up big-time this year.  Great organizers, great sponsors, it’s just a fun, fun tournament.  It’s awesome.”

By winning two games 11-6 and 11-9 in the best of three final, Bates and Berik, from Queens, N.Y., beat a pair from Ellicott City, Md., whom the courtside announcer dubbed the “Maryland Marauders,” Aaron Russell and Eric Lucas.

Read more:  http://www.pottsmerc.com/article/20130624/NEWS01/130629684/pottstown-rumble-final-day-ends-with-familiar-champions#full_story

Pottstown Rumble: Juniors Tournament Starts Weekend Of Volleyball

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Location of Pottstown in Montgomery County (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

POTTSTOWN — The neatly manicured grass courts and multicolored neon nets in Memorial Park got more use Friday during the Dream in Gold Juniors Tournament.

Nearly 100 doubles teams signed up to play in the first juniors tournament at the Rumble, according to Rick Hanson, the director of project management for the Pottstown Rumble.

Hanson said the largest age group was the 18-and-under girls.

Supporters camped out to watch their children play under umbrellas, tents and canopies that sprayed water periodically. There were folding chairs, blankets and battery powered fans to keep the players and their family members cool between matches.

Read more:  http://www.pottsmerc.com/article/20130622/NEWS01/130629831/pottstown-rumble-juniors-tournament-starts-weekend-of-volleyball#full_story

Olympian Misty May-Treanor Hosts Clinic, Excited To See Pottstown Rumble In Full Swing

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Location of Pottstown in Montgomery County (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

POTTSTOWN — Nearly 240 sweaty, tired participants filed into a tent to get a picture and an autograph with Misty May-Treanor after the Dream in Gold clinic Thursday.

And the Olympic beach volleyball legend wasn’t about to disappoint any of her fans.

Despite a long day of walking from clinic group to clinic group helping players improve their skills, May-Treanor signed autographs and took pictures with each participant in front of the large inflatable volleyball that now sits in the middle of Memorial Park.

She even turned the cameras around and took selfies with the fans and one of her Olympic gold medals.

Read more:  http://www.pottsmerc.com/article/20130620/NEWS01/130629902/olympian-misty-may-treanor-hosts-clinic-excited-to-see-rumble-in-full-swing#full_story

Pottstown Rumble Deserves Local Support

Location of Pottstown in Montgomery County

Location of Pottstown in Montgomery County (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Editor’s note:  We agree!!!

If there was ever a time to come out and support the Pottstown Rumble, this is it.

The Rumble is an annual grass tournament in Pottstown started more than 20 years ago by a group of volleyball enthusiasts.

The group, led by by Ken Kaas, worked tirelessly to grow the tournament, starting with some nets in Memorial Park to become the largest grass tournament on the East Coast.

Kaas and his cadre of volunteers got business sponsors to make the pot of prize money attractive to some of the best volleyball players in the country, some from other countries as well.

Read more: http://www.pottsmerc.com/article/20130618/OPINION01/130619259/pottstown-rumble-deserves-local-support-#full_story

Rumble Draws Crowds From All Over To Pottstown

POTTSTOWN, PA — For those who love volleyball, it just doesn’t get any bigger or better than the annual Pottstown Rumble.

Players and fans from across the country and beyond have been flocking to Memorial Park for two decades to play against the best or watch the best battling it out in the Pottstown Volleyball Rumble.

The Rumble in late June has become as much a Pottstown tradition as the spectacular fireworks exploding above Memorial Park on the Fourth of July.

And this year will be no different. Except it will truly be even bigger and better yet with newly added attractions.

Read more: http://www.pottsmerc.com/article/20120621/ENTERTAINMENT01/120629946/rumble-draws-crowds-from-all-over-to-pottstown

Pottstown Rumble website: http://pottstownrumble.com/

Pottstown Rumble Organizer Squashes Rumor About Event Leaving Pottstown

The Mercury did a good thing today by making sure the world knows those stupid rumors about the Pottstown Rumble leaving our fair city are untrue!  They are not going any where according to organizer Ken Kaas.

This is an awesome event for Pottstown.  If you have never attended, take a walk through Memorial Park this weekend and check it out.  Amazing athletes competing for $22,000.00 in prizes.  You can watch any of the matches by just standing on the sidelines and staying out-of-the-way.

Over 2,000 people have signed up!  These kind of events are exactly what Pottstown needs.  The people who come here really enjoy it, say good things about Pottstown (unlike some residents) and it brings money into town!  A win-win if ever I saw one!

Kudos to the Mercury for their positive promotion of The Rumble!

For more information:

Voice: 610-367-2279

Internet: http://www.pottstownrumble.com

Admission is FREE!