Tynemouth Beach Volleyball Tournament Origins

The Tynemouth Beach Volleyball Tournament was first established in 1991, when Eileen Anderson and Sue Sowden were Volleyball Development Officers for the North East, in a job-share role.

One of the Local Authorities contributing to their post was North Tyneside and part of their remit was to introduce a new event. Hence the Tynemouth Tournament was born.

The first year was a resounding success, so much so that it was to become a regular event and gained coverage in the local press.

The Development Posts ended, North Tyneside Council was re-structured but the event went on gaining National exposure, in the shape of the English Volleyball Association Beach Grand Prix in 1993. This was given coverage on both ITV and BBC.

Due to changes within the English Volleyball Association, the Grand Prix was lost to us but the Tynemouth event itself had gained recognition, attracting many players from Scotland and the Midlands.

Unlike the early years when the top event was run over the whole weekend, we now hold separate competitions; Saturday hosts 2-a-side men, 2-a-side women and 4-a-side junior events. On Sunday, we now have a 4-a-side mixed competition. This format enables players to be involved in both 2-a-side and 4-a-side. We also hold a mixed 2-a-side competition on Sunday, where teams enter on the day and which is run on a knockout basis.

Over the years, we have tried many different formats but the emphasis has always been to host a fun and friendly tournament, and has been a mixture of all level and ability of players. Our aim has always been to give people as much volleyball as possible, hopefully with similar ability opposition.

Sue Sowden is still the main organiser of this event, with assistance on the day from Eileen Anderson - a partnership which has lasted 20 years.

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Tynemouth Beach Volleyball Tournament Past Winners

Men

2-A-SIDE MEN WINNERS 2-A-SIDE MEN RUNNERS-UP PLATE MEN WINNERS PLATE MEN RUNNERS-UP
2016 KIE + ATTI BRENT + LEDGE LAST MINUTE HOT + DANGEROUS
2015 FETERLICH + HEROD AVP GOOSE + MAVERICK TEAM BREEZY
2014 Dig Set Sandyford:
Sam Shenton & Liam Jenkinson
Promakers:
Ingemars Ivanovs & Janis Liepa
Stocko:
Ste Harrison & Tom Loughran
Little Kimi
2013 After Party:
Ste Harrison & Kieran Sowden
Next: Lukasz Recmanik & Milosz Olejniczak Gregg Robb & Tom Loughran Liam Jenkinson & Neil Orr
2012 Killa Berden:
Atilla Berndt & Kieran Sowden
Ingemārs Ivanovs Paul & Craig Glenn & Trev
2011 Leon & Craig Goose & Maverick:
Gary Muir & Steve Anderson
Tribute to Peter Griffin Team Scott:
Scott Hailes & Damo Reed
2010 Wey Aye Man:
Kieran Sowden & Stuey Jeanes
Goose & Maverick:
Gary Muir & Steve Anderson
Koalas In The UK:
Scott Hailes & Brad Surfiani
Hebburn:
Gregg & Al
2009 Dave Black
& Damian Sosnowski
Mosher & Chav Monster Threads:
Rafael Delimata & Przemyslaw Serek Serafin
Hebburn Help Us
2008 Matt & Damian   Mike Mitchell & Adam Kendray  
2007 Bob Brown & Tom Eyre   Keith Sowden & Dimitri  
2006 Dave & Andrew   Haven't a Clue:
Steve Anderson & Gary Muir
 
2005 Craig & James   Glen Robertson & Martin  
2003 Bob Brown & Tom Eyre   Alan Sowden & Nick Britten  
2002 Boys from Brazil:
Tom Eyre & Steve Marshall
  Sweaty Bawbag  
1998 Harvey & Smith   Durrant & Tatham  
1997 Harvey & Smith   Linton & Stevenson  
1995 Harvey & Smith   Randall & White  
1994 Surcouf Legrand   Fogerty & Clarke  
1991 Dave & Steve   ––––––––  

Women

2-A-SIDE WOMEN WINNERS 2-A-SIDE WOMEN RUNNERS-UP PLATE WOMEN WINNERS PLATE WOMEN RUNNERS-UP
2016 AS GAROTAS DE IPANEMA HOLLIE + KATE SANDPIT NINJAS GEORGINA + ABBY
2015 WHIT + NAT LAFFAN MANCHESTER FANTAZIA and GISEWSKA
2014 Mags with Abs:
Magda Ropiak & Abby Sowden
Melizza Castanares & Tanya Wyatt Hollie Patterson & Eve Porter M+M
Mari & Maya
2013 Melizza Castanares & Tanya Wyatt Queen Cobras Lauren Hindhaugh & Angela Rodrigues Jill Batey & Lianne Castanares
2012 Magda Ropiak & Abby Sowden Tanya & Melizza Jenny & Claire June & Lorna
2011 Magda Ropiak & Helen Britten Cheese & Vodka 2 Bazookas June & Dan Patterson
2010 Tor Swindells & Mandy McLean Kestrels: Emma G & Kirsty M –––––––– ––––––––
2009 Grooving Allstars:
Tor Swindells & Mandy McLean
Helen Britten & Michaela Lukesova North Riding Eagles Nunthorpe Eagles
2008 Halina & Marzena   ––––––––  
2007 C. Fallow & H. Patterson   ––––––––  
2006 Hannah & Mandy   ––––––––  
2005 ––––––––   ––––––––  
2003 Selppin   ––––––––  
2002 Wendy Gate & Shaz Flinn   ––––––––  
1998 Claire & Wendy   Stafford & McGinney  
1997 Double Trouble   OSNA  
1995 Spin Sisters   T. Zoing & V. Beyens  
1994 Blackmore Cormack   ––––––––  
1991 Wendy & Penny   ––––––––  

Mixed

MIXED 4-A-SIDE DIV 1 WINNERS MIXED 4-A-SIDE DIV 2 WINNERS MIXED 4-A-SIDE DIV 3 WINNERS MIXED 2-A-SIDE WINNERS MIXED 2-A-SIDE RUNNERS-UP
2016 PICK YOUR AXE MAN 2 HOT 2 DANGEROUS ATOMICS ATTI + KIRSTY KIERAN + DAVID
2015 BEYOND YOUR WILDEST DREAMS TACTICAL DUMP –––––––– PEPE + LEONIE MELIZZA + CHRISTIAN
2014 Shureshank Redemption: Steve, Hollie, Hodge, Pepe Pillow Talk: Jenny, Weston, Ali, Euan –––––––– Mags + Kieran Cheeks: Whitney Grenado + Tom Wilde
2013 The Olympians:
Kai Johnson, Keith Sowden, Kieran Sowden, Liam Jenkinson
Bitter & Twisted –––––––– Kai Johnson & Liam Jenkinson Steve Marshall & Lianne Castanares
2012 MAKK:
Keith Sowden, Kieran Sowden, Atilla Berndt, Magda Ropiak
Block Party Tass K Force Sowdiak:
Magda Ropiak & Kieran Sowden
Chris & Joe Elder
2011 When I Were In Fiji:
Steve Anderson, Jonny Berriman, Magda Ropiak, Gary Muir
Hebburn Has Beans Usual Suspects Kies Babes:
Magda Ropiak & Jonny Berriman
Adie & Ali Rennie
2010 Magners:
Steve Harrison, Brent Thompson, Neil Orr, Joe Wilson
Wildcats:
Magda Marzec, Tom Lambert, Max Marzec, Liam Jenkinson
Newburn:
Dale Hildrew, Dylan Thompson, Lauren Hindhaugh, Sophie Hindhaugh
Tiny Guns & Tor:
Kieran Sowden & Tor Swindells
OK:
Keith Sowden & Oliver Sowden
2009 Anything But Spicegirls:
Kieran Sowden, Will Milburn, Nic Milburn, John Chapman
Concordia D:
Gary, Becky, Alex, Graham
Owt U Like Craig & Liam Drinkald Mandy McLean & Stuey Jeanes
2008 Newcastle University     Richard & Mila  
2007 Flying Dutchmen     Flying Dutchmen  
2006 Tor Swindells + 3     Dave Goodchild & Mandy McLean  
2005 WKSD     Steve & Wendy Gate  
2003 Tom, Bob, Dave & Kieran     Wendy Gate & Tom Eyre  
2002 Haughton     Wendy & Steve Gate  
1998 ––––––––     Caves & Harvey  
1997 Steve, Wendy, Tom & Sarah Mann     Tom & Wendy  
1995 ––––––––     G. Atkinson
& V. Beyens
 
1994 ––––––––     Blackmore & Boyd  
1991 Penny, Dave, Steve & Wendy        

Juniors

JUNIOR BOYS WINNERS JUNIOR GIRLS WINNERS
2010 Hawks Park View
2009 Tynedale Eagles
2008 Acklam A Nunthorpe U 14
2007 Haughton ––––––––
2006 U16 Nunthorpe
U14 Tynedale 1
U16 Nunthorpe
U14 Nunthorpe
2005 U16 Haughton Acklam
U14 Nunthorpe
Graham, Oliver, Abby & Eve
1997 U16 Haughton
U14 Acklam
U13 Valley Gardens
U11 Eagles 1
Haughton

Other

REGIONAL MEN LOCAL MEN LOCAL WOMEN NOVICE MEN NOVICE WOMEN
1998 McLeod & Allen Tynedale A –––––––– –––––––– ––––––––
1997 Fornicators:
Steve & Stu Taylor
Hawick YC –––––––– –––––––– ––––––––
1995 Foreign Exchange Super Marios Dis 'n' Dat Teutonic Tosspots W'ton 1
1994 G. Yates & M. Clyde Boris & Roman T. Zoing & V. Beyens –––––––– ––––––––
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