Sand Volleyball Competition

Some would insist that the best place to play volleyball is on the beach. We do agree, but we’d have to take it a step further and say that the best place is on OUR beach!

Collegiate Women's Sand Volleyball Championship Tournament Gulf Shores Alabama

Cheer on your favorite collegiate women's sand volleyball teams and duos as they compete April 27-29 in Gulf Shores, Alabama.

And that’s exactly what the American Volleyball Coaches Association determined. You will understand when you come to the Gulf Shores Public Beach this weekend, April 27–29, 2012.

The first AVCA Collegiate Sand Volleyball National Championships will crown a team winner from four top women’s collegiate teams (College of Charleston, Florida State University, Long Beach State University and Pepperdine). Elimination rounds begin at 11 a.m. Saturday, with the final matchup at 5 p.m.

Beginning Friday at 11 a.m. is a 16-team pairs competition featuring the best duos from the University of Southern California, the University of Hawai’i, Florida Atlantic University, the University of Alabama-Birmingham, the University of North Florida and Stetson University, as well as the No. 1 and No. 2 duos from the four schools in the team championship. The single-elimination tournament will culminate with finals Sunday morning at 8, and the championship round at 11 a.m.

Junior and adult tournaments will also be played throughout the weekend. You’ll be treated to free live music Saturday evening beginning at 7 p.m. when Scars on 45 and ALO (Animal Liberation Orchestra) perform as part of The Road to The Hangout concert series. And if you are present for the Sunday morning playoffs, you can register for a chance for free tickets to the sold-out Hangout Music Fest to be held May 18–20, with the winner announced at approximately noon.

CBS Sports Network will be there to film the weekend’s events for two one-hour broadcast segments scheduled for June 6 and 13. Spectators are welcome to view any and all activities, and admission is free. Be spontaneous—join us for this exciting weekend!

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Beach Volleyball in Perdido Key

Fast-paced action on a soft, sandy beach. Teams of two, four or six in pool play, elimination and championship rounds—men’s, women’s and coed divisions, and corporate and recreation leagues. And yes, plenty of excitement, sunshine and bikinis on and off the courts.

Compete or cheer on the players. Either way, September 18–19, 2010, will be an action-packed weekend on the beach

September 18 and 19, 2010, brings the 2nd Annual Perdido Key Open Beach Volleyball Tournament to the sand behind the Flora-Bama. It’s not too late to join in the competition or to make your plans to attend and cheer on your favorites.

An inexpensive entry fee ($40 for 2-person teams, $80 for 4-person teams or $100 for 6-person teams) makes it possible for anyone to enter. The action begins Friday with a captain’s meeting followed by a player’s party, then pool play takes place Saturday and championship play on Sunday.

All participants will receive a T-shirt, but there are also gifts, trophies, medals and cash prizes to be won. So grab one or more folks to form your team, brush the rust off your serve and go for it. Visit the official website or call 850-492-4660 for further information.

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World’s Top LPGA Players in Mobile

Everybody loves a champion. How much more can you love a group of champions? How about world champions?

World-champion ladies compete in Mobile, Alabama May 10–16, 2010.

That’s exactly who you will see when you attend the 2010 Bell Micro LPGA Classic at the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail at Magnolia Grove in Mobile, Alabama. And yes, this players list includes American superstars Cristie Kerr and Michelle Wie along with seven more of the Top Ten LPGA athletes in the world.

The newly renovated Crossings Course where the tournament will be played is one of two championship layouts at this location. Not only does it offer a challenge via the hilly terrain and elevated greens, but the natural beauty of the thick forests makes it easy to peacefully focus on your game. The fact that it is ranked among America’s Top 50 Affordable Courses helps to reinforce your good decision to play there.

Practice rounds begin Monday, May 10, with the final strokes landing approximately 5:00 Sunday. Cheer for these fiercely competitive ladies for just $10 for one day or $40 for the tournament pass. Packages and special 18th-hole seating begins at $125. See the tournament website for details or contact Carrie Pearce at 205-262-2832 or

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