Oct 11, 2013 2:34 PM
Presented by Sports Authority
The Spalding Volley America will return to Clearwater Beach,Florida on October 26-27, co-sponsored by Rider Sandals. The tournament will bethe largest amateur tournament ever held in Clearwater Beach and may be outgrowingthis site for future years.
The tournament will be the National Championshiptournament for Volley America, the largest grass roots program in the country.It will attract players from throughout the United States plus teams fromCanada and Sweden to the white sand beaches across from the Magnuson Hotel nearPier 60.
The tournaments will be the final tournament in the seriespromoted by East End Volleyball throughout the East Coast. The series has awardedover $75,000 cash prizes throughout the season that started February 25 inClearwater Beach.
Top male players competing include Florida players AdrianCarambula, the best player on the East Coast, and Matt Henderson, the top Tampaarea player. Also playing will be Volley America Mid-western Champions BryanMcDermand and Joe Baker from Chicago, SE Champions Jake Elliott and HudsonBates, NYC Metro Champions Ihor Akinshyn and Adam Niemcynowicz and New EnglandChampions Kyle O’Neil and Matty Ferreira.
Top female players will include local star NYC MetroChampions Svetlana Simic and Roberta Holehouse, SE Champions Caley Redden andBranagan Fuller and Mid-west Champions Jitka Stehnova and Erin Personen.
The tournaments are sanctioned by Volley America, thelargest grass roots program in the US. Volley America offers tournaments,clinics and leagues creating opportunities for players of all levels to improvetheir game. Players who really excel can qualify for the Pro Tour throughEEVB’s top events.
Players of all skill levels will be eligible for play inthe tournament sponsored by Rider Sandals. There will be divisions forintermediate and novice level events with players competing for merchandiseprizes from 4C Totally light2Go, Spalding, Rider Sandals, Reflekt Polarized sunglasses, SOB Vacations, RoxVolleyball, Bally’s Casino, ZEMgear, Sprout Watches, 1st Place Volleyball, SOBVolleyball Vacations, Park & Sun net systems, Dig Magazine, Sportime, Horry County, Spike Key.
Tournament play will start at 9 am on Saturday and 10 amon Sunday. Player check in is one hour prior to start time. Men's and Women'sOpen, AA, A, and B Divisions will play on Saturday. Coed Open, A, and B teamswill play on Sunday. Admission is free for all spectators who are encouraged tocome early for a front row seat. A player’s party open to the public, will beheld Saturday evening at the Shephard’s in Clearwater. For further informationand applications contact East End Volleyball at 631-728-0397 or www.eevb.net.
Event: Volley America National Championships in ClearwaterBeach
Schedule: October 26-27: Volley America Nationalsin Clearwater Beach
Finals scheduled for Sunday startingat 11 am.
8 am to 6 pm Saturday for Men's & Women's Open, AA, A,& B Divisions
9 am to 6 pm Sunday for Coed Open, A,& B Divisions
Playoffs 4-6 pm each day
Cost: Free for spectators, $60/team
Prizes: $75,000 total will be awarded during theentire season including
$5,000 in Clearwater Beach
$2,500 Women’s OpenAdditional prizesfrom 4C Totally light2Go, Spalding, Rider Sandals, , Reflekt Polarized sunglasses SOB Vacations, RoxVolleyball, Bally’s Casino, ZEMgear, Sprout Watches, 1st Place Volleyball, SOBVolleyball Vacations, Park & Sun netsystems, Dig Magazine, Sportime, Horry County, Spike Key will be awardedin the A and B Divisions.
Sanctioning: by Volley America, the largest grassroots program in the US. Volley America offers tournaments, clinics and leaguescreating opportunities for players of all levels to improve their game. Playerswho really excel can qualify for the Pro Tour through EEVB’s top events..
About East End Volleyball: www.eevb.net
East End Volleyball has beenorganizing beach volleyball tournaments for 35 years since 1977. Based in theEast End of Long Island, EEVB has grown into the largest beach volleyballseries in the East End of the country withtournaments from Newport, RI to the Florida Keys.Sanctioned by Volley America, EEVB runs over 35 events for over 5,000 players.
Volley It also offers a $25,000 Grand Prix that awardsprize money to players in 8 separate divisions at the end of the season basedon their results during the season. Over thirty different organizations make up Volley America.