$5,000 Bethpage FCU Summer Breeze Volleyball Tournament Coming to Long Beach
Presented by Spalding
East End Volleyball is running the Bethpage Federal Credit Union Summer Breeze tournament on August 2-3, in Long Beach, NY, co-sponsored by Spalding. This tournament will be the largest beach volleyball tournament on Long Island this year with the largest prize purse. Continue reading $5,000 Bethpage FCU Summer Breeze Volleyball Tournament
This summer, East End Volleyball and Volley America are hosting junior beach doubles tournaments every Sunday in Long Beach. You can see our schedule online at http://www.volleyamerica.com/VA-Beach-Volleyball-Events.aspx. Our big events this summer are the Spalding Junior Tour (6/28 – 6/29) and the Volley America LI Junior Regionals (8/3). Every tournament has divisions for boys and girls: 12 & under, 14 & under, 16 & under, and 18 & under. 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners in each division receive merchandise prizes from Volley America sponsors.
The Spalding Junior Tour is a 2-day event, presented by Rider Sandals. On Saturday, teams will be split up into different pools and given court assignments for the day. Sunday, 6/29 is playoffs for the gold and silver brackets. The gold bracket is for the top teams from each court and silver is for the bottom teams from pool play on Saturday. There will be one entry fee for both days of playing.
The Volley America LI Junior Regionals, presented by Rider Sandals, will be held on Sunday, August 3rd. Winners of this tournament qualify for free entry to Nationals, which will be held on August 10th in Seaside Heights, NJ.
Details for all tournaments are as follows:
Location: 1 Riverside Blvd, Long Beach NY 11561
- Check in is 8:30 -930am
- Tournament begins at 10 am
- Check in at yellow tent on beach (between Riverside and Long Beach Blvd)
- Pre-Registered & Pre-Paid: $60/team
- Walk-On: $70/team
- Entry fee includes tournament t-shirt!
Volley America Membership
- All players must have current Volley America membership before playing.
- Register online for $15 at http://www.volleyamerica.com/JoinVolleyAmerica.aspx
- Or register for $20 at the beach (cash or check)
- Membership valid through 12/31/14
Registration for Spalding Junior Tour (6/28 – 6/29):http://www.volleyamerica.com/VA-Beach-Volleyball-Event.aspx?EventID=1294
Registration for Volley America LI Junior Regionals:http://www.volleyamerica.com/VA-Beach-Volleyball-Event.aspx?EventID=1361
The Big Shot Volleyball Series, presented by Spalding King of the Beach Volleyballs, will return to Long Beach, NY on August 11-12 with the $6,000 Totally Light 2Go Summer Breeze Tournament. The tournament will be sponsored by 4C Corporation, the makers of Totally Light 2Go Powdered Energy Drinks and Vitamin Stix. The Men’s Open Finals will be recorded and shown on YouTube Tuesday night, August 14. The event is sanctioned by Volley America, the largest beach volleyball grass roots organization in the US.
Top male doubles teams will compete for $5,000 cash prizes at the tournament. Players will also earn points in the $25,000 Volley America Grand Prix, to be awarded at the end of the season. Tournament play will start at 9 am Saturday with semi-finals and finals starting Sunday at 11 am. Admission is free for all spectators. The tournament will be held on the beach at Riverside Blvd.
The Big Shot Volleyball Series holds 35 events leading to the September 8-9 Big Shot Championships in Atlantic City, NJ and the October 27-28 $5,000 Volley America National Championships at Clearwater Beach, FL.
Top male players in this weekend’s tournament include Pro Beach Volleyball player and EEVB Junior Program Coach, Mark Burik. Players also expected to compete are Brooklyn’s top player, Mike Salak, and his partner Greg Hunter from the Jersey Shore. All have played on the Pro Beach Volleyball Tour.
Top female players include Long Beach’s own Dana Fiume, who has also played on the AVP Pro Beach Volleyball Tour. Other top LI females competing who have also played on the Pro beach Volleyball Tour include Hilary and Melanie Pavels. Melanie also plays collegiately on the Florida State Sand Volleyball Team and as an amateur cannot accept prize money until she graduates.
Separate divisions will be held for players of intermediate and novice levels on Saturday and Sunday. The $60 entry fee entitles players to a full day of tournament play, an official Totally Light 2 GO Big Shot Volleyball t-shirt, and prizes from event sponsor’s Spalding, Bally’s Casino, Hot Buttered Sunglasses, Sarasota Convention & Visitors Bureau, Zem Booties Sand Socks, Rider Sandals, Park & Sun net systems, Dig Magazine, and Sportime.
For further information and applications contact East End Volleyball at 631-728-0397 or www.eevb.net