Beach Tournaments 2019

Required Membership (AVP America)

Starting This year, TVA is unable to purchase AVP America Memberships and all beach tournament memberships must be purchased through the AVP. Please click here to begin your membership registration process.

Information about your membership

  • Cost: $20.00 + $1.60 Processing Fee
  • Gives you access to participate in beach volleyball tournaments under the AVP America umbrella of promoters
  • Gives you discounts on AVP Merchandise and Sponosor merchandise. Click here to see all your member benefits. 
  • Covers your insurance for participating in AVP America Sanctioned events
  • AVP Ranking System based on player’s results from tournaments throughout the US
  • Online Registration that seeds players based on AVP Ranking System in all divisions
  • $40,000 Beach Grand Prix Program that awards cash prizes based on results from the year’s tournaments, professional to novice for male, female and coed tournament players

For more information on the purpose of your AVP America membership, CLICK HERE


Scroll to bottom of page to see more information on Tournament Formats, Rules and Payout etc.

2019 Summer Tournament Series Info

Register and get Seeded at the TVA AVPAmerica Page by clicking here

Click Tournament Name to Register and Pay using the Sports Signup registration system

BIG MONEY #3 at the Coastal Edge East Coast Surfing Championships - August 24th & 25th 

$10,000 Purse, Double Points, and a qualifier for AVP America Adult Nationals in Huntington Beach, CA October 5-6, 2019

**Mens' & Women's PRO/OPEN - $10,000 Total Purse for Men's & Women's PRO Divisions paying out to 5th place.  Check In is at 7:30am Saturday with play starting at 8am. We will play down to the final 6 teams on Saturday regardless of the number of entries.  Quarters, Semis and Finals will be played on Sunday on center court** **First 100 teams to register AND PAY get a free ECSC tank!!!** Space is limited...Sign up Today!!!**

This event awards winner of the Men's and Women's Open and AA division to qualify for AVP America Adult Nationals.

Trip includes: $200 Stipend per Winner

  • Winning teams must turn in their receipts to Mary Caulson after the event to be reimbursed
  • The stipend cannot be used by players under 18 years of age, although they are welcome to play in the event!
  • Players may choose any partner for Nationals, they do not have to play with the same partner they won the bid with 

SATURDAY & SUNDAY

  • BIG MONEY Men's and Women's PRO (Sat & Sun) $120 per team

SATURDAY ONLY

  • Men's AA/A/BB  
  • Women's AA/A/BB 

SUNDAY ONLY

  • Coed 2's AA/A/BB 
  • Juniors: U18, U16, U14, U12 

  **Juniors players must register by 11:59 pm Thursday before the event -All adult players must be checked in, registered and paid in full on our website by 8:30 A.M. day of the tournament to play. NO EXCEPTIONS! -Men's and Women's PRO: registration will close the THURSDAY the 22nd at 11:59 pm. No walk up or late registrations accepted. Brackets will be posted Friday night by 9pm. Play will start at 8am on Saturday and Sunday for PRO.

Click here to sign up and pay using Sports Signup

Click here to sign up on the AVP America website and get seeded for the tournament

Tournament Regulations

General Regulations and Rules

  • Tidewater Volleyball will back referees calls 100%. Only rule interpretations can be appealed to the tournament or competition director. We will back all yellow and red cards handed out by referees. We expect players to respect the players refereeing.
  • No swearing, drinking alcohol, using controlled substances or making racial or derogatory comments at any time
  • No alcohol on the beach as per City of Virginia Beach Ordinance
  • All City of Virginia Beach Ordinances must be followed at all times
  • Fighting is not permissible at any time and may result in a one-year ban from participating in any tournaments
  • Players may be given a warning or thrown out of the based on the severity of the event
  • Once you register for a division, you may not play in LOWER level without permission from the tournament director. Exception: If you register for OPEN, you MUST play OPEN. You cannot drop to a lower level.
  • We do not offer cash refunds. We offer vouchers for future tournaments.
  • Please review our Inclement Weather Policy regarding weather related cancellations

OPEN (PRO) Specific Regulations

  • CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH PRIZE RULE: In order for a team to receive a cash prize, the Championship Match must be played. If a team cannot begin the championship match, they will be replaced with the team they defeated in the semi-final match and will also forfeit their right to the prize money for 2nd place. They will still receive the prize money for 3rd place. TVA retains the right to enforce this rule at their discretion.
  • CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH INJURY RULE: If a team or player is believed to feign an injury in the championship match to avoid playing the entirety of the match, they must provide a physician's notice within 72 hours to Tidewater Volleyball Association confirming the injury in order to receive the cash prize. Failure to provide the confirmation of the injury from a certified doctor/physician will result in a forfeiture of the teams cash prize. TVA retains the right to enforce this rule at their discretion.

Tournament Formats

Open Level Formats

All tournaments will be pool play with all teams making a best out of three single elimination playoff bracket unless one of the following occur:

  • 13 or more teams participate: This will result in a double elimination bracket tournament. All matches will be match play (best out of three 21/21/15)
  • 20 or more teams participate: This will result in a double elimination bracket TWO DAY tournament. All matches will be match play (best out of three 21/21/15)

Adult Formats

  • All tournaments will be pool play with a best out of three single elimination playoff bracket unless the one of the following occur:
  • 16 or more teams participate. This will result in the creation of pools of 4 or 5 teams with the top two teams coming off the net for a best out of three single elimination playoff bracket (21/21/15)
  • Coed Tournaments are required to have at least one female on the court
  • You cannot have three players participate in a doubles tournament

Juniors Formats

All tournaments will be pool play with a best out of three single elimination playoff bracket unless the one of the following occur:

  • 16 or more teams participate. This will result in the creation of pools of 4 or 5 teams with the top two teams coming off the net for a best out of three single elimination playoff bracket (21/21/15) 
  • U12, U13, and U14 Girls and Boys Divisions may be combined to create a MIXED or COED competition based on the number of entries

BIG MONEY Payouts

Payout for BIG MONEY July 20th & 21st

$5,000 Purse ($2,500 in each Men's and Women's Division)

  • 1st - $1,000
  • 2nd - $600
  • 3rd - $300 - Two Teams
  • 5th - $150 - Two Teams

Payout for BIG MONEY August 24th & 25th

$10,000 Purse ($5,000 in each Men's and Women's Division)

  • 1st - $2,000
  • 2nd - $1,200
  • 3rd - $500 - Two Teams
  • 5th - $250 - Two Teams
  • 7th - $150 - Two Teams

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