Atlanta teams compete for volleyball crown

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Four teams from the Hotlanta Volleyball Association were among the 133 competing for a national championship in Chicago last weekend.

imageThe Atlanta teams — Hot Tranny Mess (BB), Shark (BB), Team Lynette (A) and Mojo (BB) (top and bottom photos) — were fighting across two of the four divisions at the 27th annual North American Gay Volleyball Association National Championships, held May 21-24.

The teams didn’t take their divisions, but did enjoy competitive play throughout the weekend. The tournament drew a record number of teams and about 1,100 players, well above its previous high of about 90 teams. The tournament moves to Portland, Ore., in 2010.

image“It was an incredible tournament, the largest event we’ve ever had,” NAGVA President Rick Talley tells Outsports. “The play has been very, very good in all four divisions. There were a lot of very closes matches.”

Who won the titles:

AA Division
1st Place: Hermosa Beaches
2nd Place: San Francisco Raptors

imageA Division
1st Place: San Antonio Cherries
2nd Place: Houston Cherry Poppers

BB Division
1st Place: Minneapolis Smack
2nd Place: Seattle Battle Cattle

B Division
1st Place: Baltimore Disturbia
2nd Place: New York High Klass

View the Project Q Atlanta photo album from the event.

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