Freezone’s 2012 Mardi Gras Tournament, held at the weekend, catered for 75 players from local clubs and their supporters.

Smaller than usual, the event was held in humid conditions. Teams in three divisions played five hours of volleyball to get to the medal games in the finals.

The draw was designed so all divisions played each other in seeding games, following the Gay Games model.

The Most Valuable Player award, sponsored by 4Skins Underwear, was awarded to the best performing players in each of the three divisions.

“The committee decided to present medals at the venue, separating this from the evening social function at the Midnight Shift,” Freezone president Wally Salinger said.

“This allowed players time to eat, relax and then hit Oxford St for a good time with fellow players.”

Treasurer Amit Lie, overseeing his sixth Freezone competitive event, confirmed that careful budgeting allowed the event to be conducted as revenue-neutral.

Pictured: Bronze medallists Pandemonium.

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