Contact Rich Heiles, Press Release - for immediate use October 5,
Event: $6,000 AVPNext/Wilson National Championships, Clearwater
October 20-21 Clearwater Beach, FL
Women's Open Finals scheduled for 6 pm Saturday, 10/20
Men's Finals scheduled for 2 pm Sunday 10/21
8 am to 6 pm Saturday for Men's & Women's Open, A, & B Divisions
9 am to 6 pm Sunday for Coed Open, A, & B, & Men's AA & B Divisions
Playoffs 4-6 pm each day
Cost: Free for spectators, $55/team
Prizes: $60,000 total will be awarded during the entire 2007 season
$6,000 in Clearwater Beach
$2,500 Men's Open
$2,500 Women's Open
$1,000 Coed Open, MAA & WAA divisions
Additional prizes from Sarasota Ford, Rider Sandals, Caribbean Tourism
Organization, Native Eyewear Sunglasses, Venus USA, Spike Nashbar,
Vincere Sports, Iron Horse Bicycles, Dig Magazine, Sweet Tomatoes,
Volleyball Magazine, Atlantic City Convention & Visitor's Authority
and Park and Sun Sports will be awarded in the A and B Divisions.
Sanctioning: by AVPNext, the grass roots program of the AVP Pro Beach
Volleyball Tour. AVPNext offers tournaments to give playing
opportunities for players of all levels to improve their game.
Additional information and photos are available on the EEVB Internet
AVPNext/Wilson National Championships in Clearwater Beach
The 2007 beach volleyball season will wrap up October 20-21 at
Clearwater beach, Florida with the AVPNext/Wilson National
Championships. Co-sponsored by Bud light and Native Eyewear, the
tournament will attract players from throughout the United States to
the white sand beaches across from the Red Roof Inn.
The tournaments will be the 34th tournament in the 35 tournament
series promoted by East End Volleyball throughout the East Coast in
2007. The series has awarded over $60,000 cash prizes throughout the
season that started March 3 in Florida. Players from over 20 states
and Canada are expected to compete for a share of the cash prizes
during the AVPNext/Wilson National Championships.
Top players competing include Florida players Steve Grotowski and Mike
DiPierro, the best team on the East Coast, and Ihor Akinshyn the best
player in the northeast. Also playing will be the top defensive player
in the East, Dana Camacho and his partner, AJ Mihalic from Hermosa
Beach, CA. Clearwater will be represented by Justin Phips and Matt
Top female players will include Rachel & Rebecca Smith, twin sisters
who are the best team in the northeast, and Florida stars Chara Harris
from Sarasota and Tara Burton from Clearwater . Tara and Chara both
played the entire 2007 AVP Pro Beach Volleyball Series finishing as
high as 13th place.
The tournaments are sanctioned by AVPNext, the grass roots program of
the AVP Pro Beach Volleyball Tour. AVPNext offers tournaments to give
playing opportunities for players of all levels to improve their game.
Players who really excel can qualify for the AVP Pro Tour through
EEVB's top events.
Players of all skill levels will be eligible for play in the
tournament sponsored by Bud Light. There will be divisions for
intermediate and novice level events with players competing for
merchandise prizes from Wilson volleyballs, the Caribbean Travel
Organization, Venus Swimwear, Native Eyewear, Spike Nashbar, Vincere
Sand Socks, Rider Sandals, VolleyChick, Park & Sun net Systems,
Atlantic City Convention & Visitor's Authority, and Iron Horse
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, A, and B Divisions will play on Saturday. Coed Open, A, and B, 4-
player, and Men's 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 the Shephard's in Clearwater. For further information and
applications contact East End Volleyball at 631-728-0397 or www.eevb.net.