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.  NOTE:  At least one player must be a member of the Carolina Region to be eligible to participate in these Championships (for at least this season, the other player may be from another Region, but must be a current member of USA Volleyball).

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).

 Dates/Times/Format:

  • 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.

Cost/Registration:

  • 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.