Oct 10, 2012 3:47 PM
The $75,000 4C Totally Light 2Go Big Shot VolleyballSeries will return to Clearwater Beach, Florida on October 27-28, co sponsoredby Rider Sandals. The tournament will attract players from throughout theUnited States to the white sand beaches across from the Magnuson Hotel nearPier 60 and will be the final event of the 2012 season
The tournaments will be the 34th tournamentin the 35 tournament series promoted by East End Volleyball throughout the EastCoast. The series has awarded over $75,000 cash prizes throughout the seasonthat started February 25 in Clearwater Beach. Players from over 20 states andCanada are expected to compete for a share of the cash prizes as they competefor the Volley America National Championship title.
Top players competing include Florida players AdrianCarambula, the best player on the East Coast, and Matt Henderson, the top Tampaarea player. Also playing will be Justin Phipps from Dunedin who has beenplaying all season on the Pro Beach Volleyball Tour.
Top female players will include local star Tara Kuk, andSarasota Florida stars Chara Harris, and Megan Wallin. Kristen Batt and RaquelFerreira, who made it to their first Jose Cuervo Pro Beach Volleyball Tourfinal in Belmar, NJ in June are also expected to play.
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, SOB Vacations, Rox Volleyball, Bally’s Casino,Zem Booties, 1st Place Volleyball, SOB Volleyball Vacations, Sweet Tomatoes,Park & Sun net systems, Dig Magazine, Sportime, Sixpak.com Volleygear,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 27-28: Volley America Nationalsin Clearwater Beach
Finals scheduled for 6 pm Saturday,10/10
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, SOB Vacations, Rox Volleyball, Bally’s Casino,Zem Booties, 1st Place Volleyball, SOB Volleyball Vacations, Sweet Tomatoes,Park & Sun net systems, Dig Magazine, Sportime, Sixpak.com Volleygear,Horry County, Spike Key will be awarded in 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..
Additional information and photos areavailable on the EEVB Internet Web Page
About East End Volleyball
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 America is the largest grass roots organizationin the US for beach volleyball players. With over 11,000 dues paying membersfrom 25 states, Volley America runs a national ranking system used to seed alltournaments. It also offers a $25,000 Grand Prix that awards prize money toplayers in 8 separate divisions at the end of the season based on their resultsduring the season. Twenty different organizations have joined Volley America inits first year. More organizations are expected to join as the seasonprogresses.