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Sitting Teams book places in Grand Prix Semi Finals

27th February 2016

Sitting Teams book places in Grand Prix Semi Finals

The Sitting Grand Prix Series drew to a close for the 2015-16 Season as the Semi Finalist were confirmed.

The Sitting Semi Finals will take place at the University of East London, on Saturday 27th February 2016, the Semi Finals are as follows;
Semi Final 1: East London Lynx vs Help4Heroes Phoenix A
Semi Final 2: Newcastle Staffs vs Lincoln Imps

In Tier 1, the final Grand Prix of the season saw East London Lynx continue their dominant form clinching their 4th Grand Prix Series victory out of 5 to secure their position as Grand Prix semi finalists. While the battle between the next three teams has been close all season long, H4H Phoenix A, Newcastle Staffs and Lincoln Imps have all had the beating of each other at one point during the season. However during Grand Prix V, H4H Phoenix A showed their quality as they were able to beat Newcastle Staffs and Lincoln Imps to secure second place in Tier 1. Lincoln Imps secured themsevles third spot on the day and also the third position overall. Newcastle staffs came fourth in Tier 1, however were able to claim second spot in the overall standings which set them up for a semi final against Lincoln Imps. 

The Tier 1 MVP was cleaned up by East London Lynx's John Munro who claimed an MVP vote in each of his four matches.

In Tier 2, Portsmouth demonstrated why they had spent part of the season in Tier 1 with a skilful display to clinch the top spot in Tier 2 and 5th place overall. H4H Phoenix B narrowly missed out on top spot as they lost the final game of the series to Portsmouth 2-0 (25-14, 25-5). It was a dissapointing day for Essex Pirates who were able to win only one of their three matches. Canterbury Wyverns were also unable to claim a victory that they worked so hard for but they were able to make their opposition work for the wins which will be pleasing.

The Tier 2 MVP was won by Johnny Parker of Portsmouth who claimed all three of his team's MVP votes.

Full results for the fifth Grand Prix can be found here.

*in Tier 2, up to a maximum of 6 bonus points can be awarded per match for each disabled player that is on court for a completed rally.

Why not try your hand at Sitting Volleyball and test your Team against the best Sitting Volleyball Players in the country. Enter your Club’s Team into the Sitting Volleyball Cup which is open to all Volleyball England registered Clubs. The entry form can be found here. For more information please contact competitions@volleyballengland.org

Sitting Teams book places in Grand Prix Semi Finals