2017 CR Junior Beach Championships
The tour-ending Carolina Region Junior Beach Tour Championships will be coming to the Southern Sand Complex in Apex (near Raleigh) on July 15, 2017.
Qualification for Championships: This is a by-invitation-only event. Teams earn bids to either the Open or AA divisions based on high finishes at a Carolina Region Jr Beach tour event. Anyone signing up that did not earn a bid will be removed. If space is left prior to the event, bids will be offered to teams based on rankings from the 2017 season during the 1-2 weeks before the event.
Bids to the Carolina Region tour Championships are offered as follows:
- USA Junior Beach Tour Event:
- Open Division Bids:
- Grand Slams: Top 5 teams in the highest division offered within each age group earn bids.
- Opens: Top 3 teams in the highest division offered within each age group earn Open division bids.
- AA Division Bids:
- Bids are awarded based on the size of the AA division as mentioned next.
- USA Junior Beach Tour Event (AA divisions Only) and Standard Events (Open and AA divisions) – Bids are awarded based on the size of the division for playoffs:
- 4-9 teams: 1st place team. For open divisions only, the bid can trickle down to 2nd place if 1st place team already has a bid.
- 10-19 teams: 1st and 2nd place teams earn a bid. No trickling down of bids.
- 20+ teams – Top 4 teams (all semi-finalists). No trickling down of bids.
All divisions play on Saturday: Girls 12U, 14U, 16U, 18U & Boys 18U, 14U (based on interest).
- Saturday, July 15 (Championships – Standard Doubles)
- Check-in starts at 8AM. Competition starts shortly after 8:30AM through around 4 pm.
- Format: Pool play followed by playoff brackets. Depending on final field and pool sizes, top teams from each pool will advance to a championships playoff bracket. Remaining teams will compete in consolation bracket as space/time permits. If space permits, we will try to keep pools to 4 so full match play can be incorporated whenever possible.
Locations (about 5 miles apart):
Primary: Southern Sand Volleyball Complex - 6175 Old Jenks Rd, Apex, NC, 27523
Overflow: Green Hope Elementary School Park – 2750 Louis Stephens Dr, Cary, NC 27519
Host Hotels: Courtyard and Residence Inn of Cary. Closest hotels to complex (5 minutes). We have special rates available at these two nearby Marriott chain hotels for anyone looking for accomodations.
- Saturday - Championships Tournament – $60/team (special championships event t-shirt included). Registration link will open in March 2017 for qualified teams (linked here). Registrations will end on Wednesday, July 12, 2017 at 11:59 PM.
If signing up multiple teams, please register and pay for each team separately. The system is setup to only handle a single team registration at a time.