The $75,000 4CTotally Light 2Go Big Shot Volleyball Series will bring beach volleyballplayers from throughout the US and Canada to Siesta Key October 20-21 for the34th tournament of the 35 event 2012 season. The tournament lastyear brought 240 teams from 20 states and Canada to Siesta Key with the help ofGold Coast Eagle Distributors, The Boatyard Grill and the Sarasota County ParksDepartment.
Top players fromthroughout East Coast will be playing in Siesta Key starting at 9 am Saturdaymorning including Clearwater Beach star Justin Phipps, Tampa’s Matt Henderson, andPompano Beach brothers Steve and Mark Van Zwieten. Mark Van Zwieten was theyoungest player to earn a pay check on the AVP Pro Beach Volleyball Tour in 2008.
Top femaleplayers will include local stars Chara Harris and Megan Wallin who have faredwell on the national Pro beach Volleyball Tours all summer and Kristen Batt andRaquel Ferreira who made it to their first Pro beach Volleyball Finals inBelmar, NJ on the Jose Cuervo Pro beach Volleyball Tour. Many top US playerswill be registering as the event date draws near.
The tournamentsare sanctioned by Volley America, the largest grass roots program in the US. VolleyAmerica offers tournaments, clinics and leagues creating opportunities forplayers of all levels to improve their game. Players who really excel canqualify for the Pro Tour through EEVB’s top events.
Players of allskill levels will be eligible for play in the tournament sponsored by RiderSandals. There will be divisions for intermediate and novice level events withplayers competing for merchandise prizes from Spalding, Rider Sandals, SOBVacations, Rox Volleyball, Bally’s Casino, Zem Booties, 1st Place Volleyball,SOB Volleyball Vacations, Sweet Tomatoes, Park & Sun net systems, DigMagazine, Sportime, Sixpak.com Volleygear, Horry County, Spike Key
Tournament playwill start at 9 am on Saturday and 10 am on Sunday. Player check in is one hourprior to start time. Men's and Women's Open, AA, A, and B Divisions will playon Saturday. Coed Open, AA, A, and B teams will play on Sunday. Admission isfree for all spectators who are encouraged to come early for a front row seat.A player’s party open to the public, will be held Saturday evening at TheBoatyard Grill at the south bridge onto Siesta Key. For further information andapplications contact East End Volleyball at 631-728-0397 or www.eevb.net.
Schedule: October 20-21: SiestaKey
October 27-28: Volley America Nationals in Clearwater Beach
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, AA, A,& B, & Men's AA Divisions
Playoffs 4-6 pm each day
Cost: Freefor spectators, $60/team except Open Divisions which are $100/team
Cash Prizes: $75,000 during the entire 2012 season
Additional prizes Spalding, Rider Sandals, SarasotaConvention & Visitors Bureau, SOB Vacations, Rox Volleyball, Bally’sCasino, Zem Booties, 1st Place Volleyball, SOB Volleyball Vacations, SweetTomatoes, Park & Sun net systems, Dig Magazine, Sportime, Sixpak.comVolleygear, Horry County, and Spike Key
Photos: Additional information and photos areavailable upon request.
Web Site: For further info go to www.eevb.net/Siesta.htm