As they say, what a difference a day makes. Much warmer and the sun was around. We were actually getting hot sitting in Center Court watching semi-final matches. The big drawback today was MUD, MUD, MUD. We endured, despite the mud :). Great time!
The Pottstown Rumble is a great event. It showcases what’s best about Pottstown. It’s well run, people behave themselves, the police were visible, more food than you can shake a stick at (I was told by a player how awesome that is). Usually the players have to get their own food or maybe there are hot dogs. They felt this was a big plus. Especially healthy Vegan cuisine courtesy of iCreate Cafe to keep those athletes in tip-top shape!
The Rumble is a great four day event that pumps a lot of money into the local economy and spreads good will about Pottstown. Can’t put a price tag on good publicity!
Kudos to the Pottstown Parks and Recreation Department for taking great care of one of the best assets in town, Memorial Park!
Center Court waiting for the Women’s Semi-final match to begin
The big ball! Let’s get ready to Rumble!
Sponsors – money makes the world go round 🙂
Ready for action!
The announcer under under the tent is awesome!
Spectators watching the action!
A bird’s-eye view, as it were!
Great job everybody!
The men take the field
Dude has a mean serve!
Where’s the ball? Look up!
PCTV high above Center Court filming! Wonder if that Sly Fox inflatable is full of beer, haha!
Leaving the park – view from King Street. A fond farewell to the Rumble until next summer!
It was a soggy day but hundreds of volleyball players and spectators jammed into Memorial Park, Pottstown. The weather tomorrow is supposed to be much better so hopefully it will be a brighter day and no rain! This was the third day of the Rumble. Saturday and Sunday are the two biggest days of competition.
Memorial Park as seen from King Street, Pottstown
Welcome to the Rumble!
Vegan Chef/Owner of iCreate Cafe, Ashraf Khalil and awesome helper Ashley.
iCreate Cafe, 130 King Street, Pottstown. Second year at the Rumble serving healthy food to athletes and spectators alike.
Food Vendor row
Field of Dreams
Center Court match
Sly Fox beer tent. Sly Fox beer is brewed in Pottstown at their facility of the Circle of Progress.
The Pottstown Rumble is a 4-day fun-filled event – Thursday June 25 to Sunday, June 28, 2015. Along with amazing competition at all levels of the tournament, the Rumble offers plenty of other activities: food, music, and fun. The Rumble starts off Thursday with the Dream in Gold Clinic hosted by 3-time Olympic Gold Medalist Misty May with her Father Butch May – 1964 Olympian. Other instructors include high level volleyball players and coaches. Friday brings our Pottstown Rumble Juniors Grass Doubles Tournament ages 18 and under. Saturday morning starts off with a bang with a beefed up fireworks show as over 2,000 players eagerly wait to start their day. Saturday afternoon brings Women’s Pro Finals to center court while the Men’s Pro division wraps up Sunday afternoon competing for the $5,000 first place price. There will be gourmet food, clothing vendors, an on-site massage therapist, and high-energy music throughout the weekend!! All visitors welcome!!
All registrations are first come first serve! You will be notified prior to registering if you are NOT at the main field. Anyone registering after June 21 will be charged a late fee of $20 per entry, this includes walk-on’s if space is available. Walk-on’s will most certainly be playing on satellite fields.
iCreate Cafe serving healthy food to athletes and spectators
iCreate owner Ashraf Khalil (right) and awesome helper Bruce.
Sly Fox Beer, brewed in Pottstown
Center Court action
Center Court action
Center Court view from the stands
Pottstown Community Television live streaming.
I say kudos to the Pottstown Rumble organizers for another successful tournament. For a large event that draws several thousand volleyball players from across the United States and probably several thousand spectators, it runs like a well oiled machine. The Rumble is one of the biggest events that is hosted in the borough and probably the most well run. I think it draws a great group of people. A very well-behaved group from what I have observed over the years and today was no different.
I think the cooperation between the borough and the event organizers was apparent. From the PART trolley shuttling people between venues, the folks at Parks and Recreation and the powers that be in borough hall, it seemed as though everyone was on the same page. I even noticed Pottstown Police Officers walking around.
This event has put Pottstown on the sports world map and is a favorite venue among players. Memorial Park looked great. The music was a nice mix and had high energy. The sun was shining. Vendors had lines of people waiting to buy food. It just doesn’t get any better than that.
The Rumble showcases the best things about Pottstown. One vendor said to me they wished there were several more big events during the year like this one. It’s a nice infusion of cash into the local economy. That’s always a positive thing.
So hats off to another great Pottstown Rumble! Feeling Pottstown Proud.
The Pottstown Rumble is a 4 day fun-filled event – Thursday June 19 to Sunday, June 22, 2014. Along with amazing competition at all levels of the tournament, we also offer plenty of other activities. The Rumble starts off Thursday with the Pottstown Rumble Juniors Clinic hosted by 2 time Rumble finalist Eric Lucas, 2 time Rumble Champ Svetlana Simic, and indoor professional Remy McBain as well as other high level volleyball players and coaches serving as assistant instructors. Friday brings our Pottstown Rumble Juniors Grass Doubles Tournament. Saturday morning starts off with a bang with a beefed up fireworks show as over 2,000 players eagerly wait to start their day. Saturday afternoon brings Women’s Pro Finals to center court while the Men’s Pro division wraps up Sunday afternoon competing for the $5,000 first place price. There will be food and clothing vendors, an on-site massage therapist, and high-energy music throughout the weekend. All visitors welcome!!
All registrations are first come first serve! You will be notified prior to registering if you are NOT at the main field. Anyone registering after June 15 will be charged a late fee of $20 per entry, this includes walk-on’s if space is available. Walk-on’s will most certainly be playing on satellite fields.
PART Rumble Schedule
Free Pottstown Rumble shuttle service is available from PART. Click here for the schedule.
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.
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.
President George W. Bush hits a volleyball back to U.S. Women’s Beach Volleyball team member Misty May-Treanor, left, during his visit to the Chaoyang Park practice courts Saturday, Aug. 9, 2008, before the U.S. team began their matches at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Editor’s note: Very exciting news.
POTTSTOWN — Take a deep breath, Pottstown Rumble fans.
POTTSTOWN, PA — With the second day of the 21st annual Pottstown Rumble came the champions.
The men’s open championship, the marquee event of the sprawling volleyball tournament at Pottstown Memorial Park, was taken by two men from as far away from Pottstown as you can get.
Andrey Belov’s missile-like serves brought he and his partner, Dana Camacho, the top prize of $4,000 in what many consider the premier grass volleyball event on the east coast.
Belov, a tall Russian from St. Petersburg with arms as long as canoe oars, said the Rumble was his first grass tournament in the U.S. His partner, Camacho, a tattooed, laid-back Californian from Venice Beach, recruited Belov to the tournament with the goal of smoking the competition.
The 20th Annual Pottstown Rumble Grass Doubles Volleyball Tournament will take place in Memorial Park, Pottstown on Saturday, June 25th and Sunday June 26th. The Rumble is one of the largest and toughest grass doubles volleyball tournaments in the nation.
The two-day event features over 90 nets and 1,700 competitors (2009). Memorial Park is located off King Street in Pottstown, convenient to Routes 100 and 422.
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!