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$8,000 Big Shot Championships Volleyball Tournament at Bally’s Casino

Spalding's KOB All-Weather Volleyball will be theofficial ball for 2012

 

The Big Shot Volleyball Championships,presented by 4C Totally Light 2Go, will return to Atlantic City on September8-9, 2012 in front of Bally’s Casino. The tournament is entering its 22ndseason bringing top beach volleyball players to Atlantic City

 

The tournament has a tradition ofplacing the past winners on the event t-shirt that is given to all of the playerseach year at registration. To show the strength of this event three of the pastwinners competed in the London 2012 Olympics:

  • Phil Dalhausser, 2008 Olympic Gold medalist for theUnited States
  • Steve Grotowski who represented Great Britain
  • Marie Andree Lessard who represented Canada

 

Top male and female doubles teams fromthroughout the United States and Canada will compete for $8,000 cash prizes atthe tournament, courtesy of Bally’s Casino, East End Volleyball and GreatAmerican Volleyball. Players will also earn points in the $25,000 VolleyAmerica Grand Prix, to be awarded at the end of the season. Tournament playwill start at 9 am Saturday with semi-finals and finals starting Sunday at 11am. Admission is free for all spectators.

 

The Big Shot Volleyball Series holds35 events leading to the October 27-28 $5,000 Volley America NationalChampionships at Clearwater Beach, FL. Top male players in this year’s tournamentinclude a reuniting of the top team on the East Coast from the 199-2001seasons, Jake Elliott from Mt. Pleasant, SC and BJ Soldano from Freehold, NJ, whoare trying to have the longest time between Big Shot Championship titles. Theylast won this event in 2001.

 

The top NYC team of Mike Salak and GregHunter will compete along with 2 teams from Montreal, Canada.

 

Top female players on the East Coastwill also be present including Florida’s Kristen Batt who finished 2ndin the Jose Cuervo Pro Beach Volleyball Tournament in Belmar, NJ in June. HilaryPavels and Dana Fiume will team up to be the strongest northeasternrepresentative.

 

The Big Shot Championships provide anexcellent venue to watch top players on their way up to the US Pro Tours. Plusthe public will be able to meet and greet the players at the Saturday eveningplayer’s party to be held at Bally’s Beach Bar from 7-9 pm Saturday.

 

Separate divisions will be held forplayers of intermediate and novice levels on Saturday and Sunday. The $60 entryfee entitles players to a full day of tournament play, an official TotallyLight 2 GO Big Shot Volleyball t-shirt, and prizes from event sponsor’s Bally’sCasino, Hot Buttered Sunglasses, SOB Volleyball Vacations, Sarasota Convention& Visitors Bureau, Spalding,, Zem Bootie Sand Socks, Sweet Tomatoes, RiderSandals, Park & Sun net systems, Dig Magazine, Rox Volleyball, 1stPlace Volleyball, Sportime, and Horry County. {Prizes will also be supplied by thenewest sponsor for the 2012 event, Sports Authority.

 

The finals will be available onYouTube 2 weeks after the tournament. For further information and applicationscontact East End Volleyball at 631-728-0397 or www.eevb.net

About East End Volleyball

East End Volleyball has beenorganizing beach volleyball tournaments for 32 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 AVPNext, the grass roots organization of the AVP Pro Beach Volleyball Tour, EEVB runs over 35events for over 3,000 players.

About Volley America

VolleyAmerica is the largest membership-based grassroots program in the US with over 12,000members in 24 local organizations throughout the country. It sanctions a widevariety of volleyball tournaments, recreational leagues and instructionalcamps/clinics for all ages and abilities throughout the United States andrepresents the nation's largest network of outdoor amateur volleyballassociations.

 

Spalding BigShot Championships Volleyball Tournament

Fact Sheet: For further infogo to www.eevb.net

Location: Bally’s Casino, Atlantic City, NJ

Time:

       8 am to 6 pm Saturday for Men's & Women's Open, A,& B Divisions

         9 am to 6 pm Sunday for CoedOpen, A, & B, & Men's AA & B Divisions

         Playoffs 4-6 pm each day

         Men’s Open semifinals beginat 11 am Sunday

         Women’s Open semifinalsbegin at 6 pm Saturday

Cost:     Free forspectators, $60/team

Prizes:  $75,000 duringthe 2012 season. Additional prizes from Sponsors: 4C Totally light 2Go, Spalding,Sports Authority, Rider Sandals, Sarasota Convention & Visitors Bureau, RoxVolleyball, Bally’s Casino, Zem Booties, 1st Place Volleyball, SOB VolleyballVacations, Sweet Tomatoes, Park & Sun net systems, Dig Magazine, Sportime,Sixpak.com Volleygear, Horry County, and Spike Key. will be awarded in the Aand B Divisions.

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