This tournament regularly draws players from the AVP Pro beach Volleyball Tour. AVP Pro Beach Volleyball players Matt Heath, who lives and practices year-round in Myrtle Beach, will play in the Horry County tournament. Matt Heath has finished as high as 9th on the Association of Volleyball Professionals Tour.
Top players expected to compete include Jake Elliott, who has played on the AVP Pro Beach Volleyball Tour since 2000 and his new partner, John Guida, both from Mt. Pleasant, SC
Players of all skill levels will be eligible for play in the doubles tournament. Intermediate and novice level players will compete for merchandise prizes including 4C Totally light 2Go, Rider Sandals, Native Eyewear, Sarasota Convention & Visitors Bureau, Rox Volleyball, 1st Place Volleyball, Wilson Sports, Venus Swimwear, Atlantic City Convention & Visitors Authority, Bally’s Casino, Vincere Sand Socks, Sweet Tomatoes, Park & Sun net systems, Dig Magazine, Sportime, AVPNext, and Sixpak.com Volleygear
Saturday will be the feature day of the tournaments as the Men’s Open division takes center stage. Finals are scheduled for 6 pm Saturday. Tournament play will start at 9 am on Saturday and 10 am on Sunday. Player check in is one hour prior to start time. Men's and Women's Open, AA, A, and B Divisions will play on Saturday. Coed Open, A, and B, Men's AA will play on Sunday. Admission is free for all spectators who are encouraged to come early for a front row seat. For further information and applications contact East End Volleyball at 631-728-0397 or www.eevb.net.
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East End Volleyball, created in 1977on the East End of Long Island, now the largest beach volleyball series in the East End of the country, tournaments from Newport, RI to the Florida Keys. Sanctioned by AVPNext, 35 events for over 4,000 players.