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$8,000 Reflekt Polarized Big Shot Volleyball Championships Coming to Atlantic City, NJ
Sponsored by Resorts Hotel - Casino and Spalding King of the Beach
The Big Shot Volleyball Championships will return to Atlantic City, NJ at a new location, Resorts Casino – Hotel beachfront, right outside Landshark Bar & Grill on September 17-18, co-sponsored by Reflekt Polarized and Spalding King of the Beach. Men's and women's teams will be competing for a lion's share of $8,000 in prize money. The tournament is a Volley America sanctioned event run by East End Volleyball and Great American Volleyball.
The tournament is sanctioned by Volley America, the largest grass roots program in the United States for beach volleyball players and organizers: over 20,000 dues paying members from 40 states and 60 volleyball organizations. Volley America runs a national ranking system used to seed all tournaments as it promotes beach volleyball throughout the US. By cooperating and charging a national membership fee, Volley America allows players to compete in numerous tournaments, earn national ranking points and qualify for end of the season cash prizes in the $50,000 Volley America Grand Prix.
Players of all skill levels will be eligible to play in the tournament sponsored by Reflekt Polarized. There will be divisions for intermediate and novice level players, who will be competing for merchandise prizes from 4C Iced Tea - Drink Mix – Energy Stix, Spalding King of the Beach, Rider Sandals, Reflekt Polarized sunglasses, Venus Swimwear, Bethpage Federal Credit Union, CORA Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation, Resorts Casino - Hotel, Landshark Bar & Grill, Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville, Sand Socks by Vincere, Park & Sun Sports, Atlantic City Sports Commission, Dig Magazine, Sportime, Horry County, Spike Key, Volley America and South Shore Outdoors.
East End Volleyball has been organizing beach volleyball tournaments for 40 years since 1977. Based in the east end of Long Island, EEVB has grown into the largest volleyball series in the east end of the country with tournaments from Newport, RI to Hollywood, FL. Sanctioned by Volley America, EEVB runs over 35 events for 5,000 plus players. The highest level in the tournaments, the Open Division, funnels players into the Pro Beach Volleyball Tour. Four players in the 2016 Rio Olympics, representing two countries (US and Italy) won EEVB tournaments in their careers.
Great American Volleyball was started in 2002 by local beach volleyball veteran Wayne Gant. After climbing the ladder of divisions on the JSVBA, East End, and other local volleyball tours, Wayne noticed over several years that participation was declining. Determined to save this great sport, Wayne decided to create his own beach volleyball tour. Great American Volleyball prides itself on making players happy, and as a result the tour has grown quickly. In the past 14 years since its first tournament, Great American Volleyball has become the largest beach volleyball tour in the Northeast and one of the largest in the U.S.
Tournament play will start at 8:30 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 AA, A, and B teams will play on Sunday. Admission is free 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 Landshark Bar & Grill right next to center court.
For further information and applications contact East End Volleyball at 631-728-0397 or www.eevb.net.
Event: Reflekt Polarized Big Shot Volleyball Championships
Schedule: September 17-18: Big Shot Championship at Resorts Casino - Hotel
Time: 8 am to 6 pm Saturday for Men's & Women's Open, AA, A, & B Divisions
9 am to 6 pm Sunday for Coed AA, A, & B Divisions
Cost: Free for spectators, $100/team for Open divisions, $60/team for all other divisions
Prizes: $5,000 Men's Open
$2,500 Women's Open
Additional prizes from 4C Iced Tea - Drink Mix – Energy Stix, Spalding King of the Beach, Rider Sandals, Reflekt Polarized sunglasses, Venus Swimwear, Bethpage Federal Credit Union, CORA Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation, Resorts Casino - Hotel, Landshark Bar & Grill, Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville, Sand Socks by Vincere, Park & Sun Sports, Atlantic City Sports Commission, Dig Magazine, Sportime, Horry County, Spike Key, Volley America and South Shore Outdoors will be awarded in the A and B Divisions.
Register: online at http://www.volleyamerica.com/
About Volley America
Volley America is the largest grass roots program in the United States for beach volleyball players and organizers: over 20,000 dues paying members from 40 states and 60 volleyball organizers. It also offers a $50,000 Grand Prix that awards prize money to players in 8 separate divisions at the end of the season based on their results during the season. Over sixty different organizations make up Volley America.