Welcome to 2013!!
We are just two weeks way and can’t wait to start the tournament. With over 240 teams coming to South Carolina we want everyone to know what a great sport we play. Be sure to wear your team pass around town and let people know you are with the volleyball tournament. It may even get you special deals at area attractions. Be sure to look for the TEAM PASS signs. Show your badge and get a discount. Both Charleston and Myrtle Beach will have plenty to do while you’re not playing. Visit Broadway at the Beach, stroll along the Charleston Battery, shop, eat, or hang out and watch other great teams play.
Schedule is Posted – Tournament schedule has been posted on AES.
**Schedule is subject to change but should be close to our final format.
General Information – All Teams at both locations
There will be no coaches meeting at the start of the tournament. Teams should check in and report to their court.
Tournament will have an AM and PM wave format. Teams playing in specific waves will be available shortly. AM wave will start at 8:00 am and PM wave will start at approximately 2:00 pm. All teams are guaranteed 7 matches. Pool play on Saturday and Sunday will be followed by a single elimination playoff on Monday. The event will use Palmetto Region rules. Libero will be allowed to serve. Division winners will receive a champion t-shirt and trophy. Silver and Bronze bracket winners receive a champion t-shirt.
**Officiating note: Due to the large number of tournaments over the MLK weekend tournament officials are spread thin and several events, including ours, are left short of a full officiating staff. You may be asked to provide an R1 as part of the work team for some matches.
An R1 is provided for the majority of matches. A limited number of Teams are required to work matches including R1 an R2 and should come prepared with whistle. Most matches will only require an R2, score keeper, score flipper, libero tracker, and line judges.A scorebook and pens/pencils will be provided. A working team is R2, scorekeeper, score flipper, libero tracker (if needed) and line judges. A coach who is not officiating must be present at the score table. Every effort should be made to keep play moving. Captains will be called within two minutes of the end of the previous match.
All matches will be best 2 out of 3 (25-25-15) starting at 0. Gym supervisor can adjust and start at 6 if time is of the essence. Warm-ups will be 2 (shared) 4-4.
Team check-in will take place at both the Myrtle Beach Convention Center and North Charleston Convention Center on Friday night from 7 – 9, Saturday morning from 7 – 7:45, and Saturday afternoon from 12:30 – 1:45. A coach or team rep must present a roster to receive player badges at check-in. The first match of a wave will call captains at 7:50 for AM wave and 1:50 for PM wave.
Teams playing at Pepper Geddings or Crabtree Gyms can check in Saturday morning from 7:15 – 7:45 or 12:30 – 1:45 for PM wave at the gym location.
A $7 per day or $15 weekend pass admission will be charged at the Convention Center for spectators. Tickets can be purchased on Friday from 7 – 9pm and all day Saturday, Sunday, and Monday.
Shirt sales will begin Friday at each Convention Center 7 – 9 pm and continue Saturday-Monday until supplies are gone. Come early for best selections.
Food Tables / Chairs / Ball Handling
No ball handling is allowed inside of the Convention Centers. No food tables or outside chairs are allowed inside. Food is available in and around the Convention Center.
Pepper Geddings and Crabtree Gym – Food tables will be allowed in designated areas. No ball handling in the facility or food in the gym area. Outside chairs are limited to select areas only.
We look forward to seeing everyone.
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