GMVB a huge, hot success

Gmvb ballThe 25th Glutton Mud Volleyball Tournament was a huge success.  48 teams played in the hot sun with 97°F temperatures to determine who would end up as the champions of the tournament this year.  Nose First nosed out the second place team in the final game which ended at 8:25 pm, just as dusk was settling in.  We couldn’t have played one more game without lights.

Final number aren’t in, but we did make over $1400 for the Evangelical Children’s Home with the Silent Auction.

Thanks – We sincerely want to thank a lot of people for making this the best GMVB yet.  Thanks to the following:  The Gluttons of course who worked hard to get things ready for the event; the kids who worked the food booth all day; the friends of Gluttons who pitched in and helped work the concessions; our magnificent sound technicians; Alk, Byrd and Andy; our M.C. Dave B; our grounds-keeper Ranger Rick who did a marvelous job with the courts; our hosers Mike & Murph; our referees, who worked tirelessly on the ref stands even closer to the hot sun under the supervision of Mindy; Ding the pool bitch; Kevin who managed the tournament; Rieker who controlled the brackets; Mel, Dan and Don who did most of the cooking; Twig who got us the porta potties; Sandy & Kris who organized the Silent Auction; Glen & Julie who organized the food booth, Pat, Janet, Pat and Kris who sold tickets and T-shirts, everyone who donated items for the Silent Auction, and especially Dave & Deb for chairing the whole event.  And thanks to anyone I forgot to mention.

Most importantly we’d like to thank the people who came and played in the tournament and their fans who came along to root them on.  Thank You… Thank You… Thank You!

Here are a few pictures for the day.  If you have any you’d like to share, send them to  Or if you already have them online send a link to your pictures.  You can click on these thumbnails to enlarge the pictures.

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GMVB 2009 Sold Out

MvbWe have 48 teams paid and we’re sold out!  We can take no more teams.  We have been turning them away. 

We have tilled a 4th court so hopefully the tournament will go a little faster.   We are starting play at 8:30 AM. instead of 9 AM to help expedite the tournament.  

Teams will be notified of their start times.  If you gave us your email address you will be notified by email.  If we only have your phone number we will call you.  If you don’t hear from us by Friday night, call Mike @ 314–578–2926 or Joe @ 314–518–4607 on Saturday.

Next Year:  If you want to make sure you’re on the notification list for next year, please send your email address to

GMVB 2008 a HUGE success

Woodstock beer
Woodstock Schoendienst enjoys a cold beverage.

Glutton Mud Volleyball 2008 was a huge success, buy any standards.  Final numbers aren’t in yet, but we made over $2100 from the Silent Auction, and all indications, (attendance, weather, etc.) indicate that this could be a record year.  Stay tuned.

 GMVB 08 Champs
Nose First won the tournament again this year.  That’s like 4 out of 5 tournaments for these champs.  Congratulations!


GMVB Full at 42 teams

We just got our last team, number 42.   As of now we’re stopping there.  The forecast if for the mid 80’s which is just perfect, but we all know that can change.

The courts have been tilled and we’ll begin watering Wednesday or Thursday.  New ref chairs have been constructed. 

Silent Auction items are starting to come in, but we definitely need more.

Contact Deb Heacock (314–355–7421), Jon Heacock 636–475–7565), or Connie Karniski (314–355–2936) if you have any items.

GMVB Teams signing up – Meeting Wednesday, Aug. 6th

As of this afternoon, we have 29 teams paid.  The early-bird discount ends tomorrow, August 1st.

We really need items for the Silent Auction.   If you have anything, let Jonco, Deb Heacock or Connie Karniski know all about it.   We’re also in need of items that we can sell (food and drink stuff mainly, but we’ll take anything).  If you can let us know what you can get before next weekend it’ll help in our buying plans.

There is a special GMVB meeting this coming Wednesday, August 6th, at 5:30 pm.  If you can make it to the Club, it would be great.   The meeting will precede the regularly scheduled Board meeting at 7:06 pm.

Also, the tilling of the courts will be Friday August 1st instead of Saturday.