Monday, 22 Apr 2024

2022 Gulf Coast BeachFest BNQ

The Gulf Coast BeachFest BNQ is an exciting beach volleyball tournament that will take place at Gulf Shores Public Beach in Gulf Shores, AL. Whether you’re a seasoned player or just starting out, this event offers a competitive and fun experience for players of all ages.

Schedule of Age Divisions

The tournament will be held on May 6th, 7th, and 8th, with different age divisions competing on different days. Here is the schedule:

Friday, May 6th

  • Open Division Girls 18u, 16u, 14u
    • 2:00 pm – Player Meeting
    • 2:30 pm – Pool Play begins

Saturday, May 7th

  • Open Division Girls (all ages) – AM
  • Open Division Boys and USA Division – PM
    • 7:30 am – Player Meeting
    • 8:00 am – Pool Play continues for Open Division Girls
    • 12u Pool Play begins

Sunday, May 8th

  • Open Division Girls (all ages) – AM
  • Open Division Boys and USA Division – PM
    • 8:00 am – Single Elimination Championship Bracket begins play for Open Division Girls
    • 12:00 pm – Open Division Finals in the 18u, 16u, 14u, 12u divisions (approx. times)
    • 1:30 pm – Single Elimination Championship Bracket begins play for Open Division Boys
    • 2:00 pm – Single Elimination Championship Bracket begins play for USA Division Girls
    • 5:20 pm – Open Division Boys and USA divisions Finals (approx. times)
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For any questions regarding the event, please contact Shawn Weaver at [email protected]. If you are an athlete from Canada or Puerto Rico, please contact [email protected] before registering for this event.

Please note: Teams registering in the “Open” division will compete for “Open Division” bids to the USA Beach National Championships. Girls’ teams registering in the “USA” division will compete for “American Division” bids to the USA Beach National Championships.

Accommodations and Registration

To make your stay more convenient, USAV has partnered with Team Travel Source to provide discounted room rates. Please use the following link to search for hotel options: Team Travel Source – Gulf Coast BeachFest

Registration deadlines and the current entry list can be found on the Gulf Coast Region website.

Age Divisions and Dress Code

The tournament offers age divisions for players of different ages. Here are the age divisions:

  • 12 and Under Division: Players born on or after July 1, 2009
  • 14 and Under Division: Players born on or after July 1, 2007
  • 16 and Under Division: Players born on or after July 1, 2005
  • 18 and Under Division: Players born on or after July 1, 2003 OR players born on or after July 1, 2002 and are high school students in the twelfth grade or below during the current academic year

All athletes are required to follow the dress code. For girls, a top that covers the midsection when standing and spandex, shorts, or leggings on the bottom are mandatory. Bikinis are not allowed. Boys must wear a tank top or t-shirt that covers the midsection when standing, along with board shorts or athletic shorts. Brief-type swim trunks are not permitted.

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FAQs

Q: How can I register my team for the Gulf Coast BeachFest BNQ?
A: Registration for the event can be done by visiting the Gulf Coast Region website and following the registration instructions.

Q: Can teams from Canada or Puerto Rico participate in the tournament?
A: Yes, teams from Canada or Puerto Rico are eligible to participate. However, they must contact [email protected] prior to registering for the event.

Q: What are the dress code requirements for the tournament?
A: All athletes must wear appropriate attire. For girls, a top that covers the midsection when standing and bottoms such as spandex, shorts, or leggings are required. Boys should wear a tank top or t-shirt that covers the midsection when standing, along with board shorts or athletic shorts.

Summary

The 2022 Gulf Coast BeachFest BNQ is an exciting beach volleyball tournament that offers competitive opportunities for players of all ages. With different age divisions and a well-organized schedule, participants can enjoy a thrilling weekend of volleyball action. Make sure to register your team before the deadline and take advantage of discounted room rates through Team Travel Source. Remember to adhere to the dress code guidelines to ensure a fair and inclusive playing environment. Don’t miss out on this fantastic event – join us at Gulf Shores Public Beach for the Gulf Coast BeachFest BNQ.