Tampa Bay Beach Bums, LLC [6804] - Event Details

February 13 - 14, 2021
Beach Volleyball Event
February 13 - 14, 2021
5500 Shore Blvd S, Gulfport, FL


9th Annual VETSports Open (AA, A, BB, B divisions)
Tampa Bay - Sat (am) = m/w 2's, Sat (pm) = coed 2's, Sun (noon) = coed 4's (2m, 2f)

Divisions: Men's AA; Men's A; Men's BB; Women's AA; Women's A; Women's BB; Coed 2's AA; Coed 2's A; Coed 2's BB; Coed 4's AA; Coed 4's A; Coed 4's B;

Online Registration is Closed

Additional Information:


9th Annual Gulfport Open moving to Feb 13-14, 2021.

We just received word yesterdaythat the City of Gulfport is rescheduling their “Heroes Weekend” includingtourney & parade from Veteran’s Day wknd (Nov 7-8, 2020) to Presidents’ Daywknd (Feb 13-14, 2021). Registered teams will carry forward to new dates andtourney structure stays the same including winners of MO, WO & top divisionof Coed 4’s all earning their names engraved on permanent plaques at theGulfport Beach courts!  10th Annual event will return in November 2021 aswell.


Sat, Feb 13(AM):
7:30am-7:45am Check-in 8:15am-Start Men's & Women's Open
8:30-8:45am Check-in 9am-Start Men's & Women's AA 2's
9:15-9:45am Check-in 10am-Start Men’s & Women’s A 2's

Sat, Feb 13(PM):
3:15-3:45pm check-in 4pm-Start Coed 2's AA-Open, A, BB,
9pm / Player’s Party TBA

Sun, Feb 14:
11-11:45am Check-in / Noon-Start Coed 4's
**Competitive (AA-Open), Intermediate (A-BB), Recreational (B)**

Check-in and Start times are subject to change at anytime

First game of the session: 10 min grace, +1pt/min to opponent upto 5, forfeit. (15 min total)
Every game following: 5 min grace, +1pt/min to opponent up to 5, forfeit (10min total)
                             *This alsoapplies to late refs- will be enforced on next game*
                                     Thispolicy will remain throughout the tournament.

ALL teams will be required to ref at somepoint throughout day.
Uponcompletion of each match, winning team must immediately report scores toadministrative team. Losing team must report to respective court, promptly,within allotted 15 warm up time for following match.
Double Elimination-unless otherwise noted

Switch sides every 7 points.
Match play: two (2) games to 21, then third to 15 (if needed)
Guaranteed two (2) matches then remainder of consolation bracket is one (1)game to 28

All pool play games will be self-refed until play-offs. Uponreaching playoffs, losing teams of each game will be required to ref thefollowing game on their respective court. 
Games are to 21, cap at 25, switch sides every 7 points.
3 games pool play per team guaranteed.


Further Rules& Procedures:
Cancellation / Refund Policies


COVID-19 Rules &Regulations:

·     To prevent/slow the spreadof the virus through our events we are following these procedures which areaimed at keeping players at their courts and minimizing any unnecessaryinteraction between players:

·     Registrations will be donecompletely online including all payments

·     MASKS are strongly suggestedwhen not playing. Anyone coming to the registration tent must wear a mask.

·     Anyone feeling sick as thetournament approaches is encouraged to drop out. We will honor refunds foranyone feeling sick.

Everyoneshould ask themselves these 3 questions Friday before the tournament:

1.   Have you had COVID-19symptoms in the past 14 days?

2.   Have you tested positive forCOVID-19 in the past 14 days?

3.   Have you had close contactwith any confirmed or suspected COVID-19 cases in the past 14 days?


Event operation including reporting scores,playoffs and so forth will all be done online. Links for eachdivision will be posted on this event page prior to the tournament withcourt assignments. Clipboards with pools/scoring sheets will be on a tournament-by-tournamentbasis.


·      Maintainsocial distancing during event

·      Nohand slapping, high-fives, hand-shaking and other contact among players

·      Coughor sneeze into your elbow

·      Donot touch anything that is not your own personal property

·      Washhands often with hot water or hand sanitizer throughout the day

·      Eventhough the tournament will supply hand sanitizer, it is always safest to bringyour own and to use it regularly

·      Pleasedo not gather or congregate during or after the event

·      Canopiescannot be attached to other canopies. Please leave 6 ft. between canopies. Thecourts will be spread out to allow for room between canopies


All players MUST have an ACTIVEmembership:

Memberships are $24 online. All memberships runfor 365 days from the day of purchase. Members can login using their member IDnumber and password to see if membership is active or inactive. All membershipfees are used for the $79,000 AVP America Grand Prix systems, a NationalRanking System, Regional Championships, the end of season National Championshipand event liability insurance. To check status: Search AVP America Membership List

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 *Questions? Comments? Feedback?

  Dominic Nelson 
  (727) 479-9834 cell


Gulfport Beach
5730 Shore Blvd.
Gulfport, FL 33707
United States

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