College of St Benedict

College of Saint Benedict JO Tournaments Information

2023 Dates : January 22, February 5, February 26, March 19


Arrival Time: Ensure you are at your assigned location 30 minutes prior to your first match. Gym opens at 7AM.


  • $32 per match

  • If you do not work as scheduled (more or less matches!) please email/call Robyn immediately after the event so we can ensure payments are made correctly to all officials.

  • Forfeited matches that are the official's last match of their assigned day AND do not require the official to perform the forfeit procedure are not included in final match counts for payment.

Match Format:

  • Pool Play Matches are 2 sets to 25, no cap. There is NOT a deciding 3rd set during Pool Play.

  • Bracket Play Matches will be best of three sets. First two sets to 25, no cap. A third set will be played only if necessary to 15 points, no cap.

  • Teams will NOT switch sides during the match.

Officiating Crew:

  • R1s will be assigned by MVOA

  • Teams will provide the remaining crew members (R2, Line Judges, Score table staff). R2s may be a player, please work with them and be encouraging...THEY are the future of officiating and we need more of them.

  • During Bracket Play, the losing team stays to officiate the next match on that court

Coin Toss:

  • One team representative from each team and the R1 will conduct a coin toss in a socially distanced manner.

  • Assign 'heads' to one side and 'tails' to the other when performing the coin toss. The winner of the coin toss will choose serve or receive.

  • If a 3rd set is necessary, the floor captains will meet with the R1 at center court for a coin toss, the winner will choose serve or receive.


  • A 10 minute warm-up, using a 2-4-4 format will be used for the first two pool play matches. The first 4 minutes on the court for the serving team and then 4 minutes for the receiving team.

  • A 5 minute warm-up will be used for the remaining matches.

Rule Set & Modifications

  • USAV rules apply

COVID-19 Information:

  • Officials accepting assignments should be flexible and understanding of changes due to unforeseen circumstances caused by the pandemic.

  • An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present. COVID-19 is an extremely contagious disease that can lead to severe illness and death.

  • By participating in a CSB JO Tournament, you voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19.

  • Adhere to current CDC, MDH, and/or league/building guidelines regarding face coverings.

  • Masks are required for everyone that comes into the facility. Masks may be removed by players while competing on the court.

  • Concessions will be sold. Outside food will be allowed for officials, but please be discreet when bringing in and consuming outside food in the building. Water fountains will be turned off, but bottle fillers remain on.

Ground Rules

  • HCC Fieldhouse - Courts 1, 2, 3 & 4 are divided by curtains. The curtains that are in a fully down position between the court side lines are considered wall (see yellow below).

  • HCC Fieldhouse - Courts 2 & 3 have curtains behind the bleachers on each end zone. The curtains are behind the bleachers, so are in a non-playable area and are out (stop play, award point to the opponent).

  • HCC Fieldhouse - Courts 1 & 4 have curved curtains, parts of which are above playable areas and parts that are above non-playable areas. CSB will raise the curtains as far as they can go. Play the raised curtain as ceiling (meaning, keep playing) when the curtain is above a playable area. When the curtain is directly above or behind the bleachers or bench area, the curtain is out (stop play, award point to the opponent).

CSB JO Tournament Team Schedules

Team Schedules

Playing Location & Parking

College of Saint Benedict (CSB) - 6 courts
Haehn Campus Center (#26 on the campus map)
30162 College Ave S, St Joseph, MN 56374

All team members should park in Lot 10 (P10) or Lot 8 (P8).

You can enter campus either from the North Entrance or South Entrance

Lot 10 (P10) is located closest to the Haehn Campus Center (26). Lot 8 (P8) is located to the west of Lot 10 and adjacent to the Benedicta Arts Center.

There will be signs outside to help direct you to our facilities. You can also visit our website for additional directions:


Officials that apply to work this event can check for acceptance of their application by reviewing the placeholder assignments in Arbiter.

Actual court assignments are sent via email the week of the event. Please confirm with a reply indicating you are "Good to Go" after reviewing your schedule.

Brad is the primary assignor for the CSB JO Tournaments, please contact him first for any questions/issues.

If your schedule changes while onsite, please contact Robyn with your updated match count by the next morning.