The following is the point breakdown and ranking system that will be used for BVA events during the 2001 season.
**This format is subject to revision at any time, at the discretion of BVA.
Beach Volleyball America participants must be documented U.S. Citizens and have eligible Federation Internationale de Volleyball (FIVB) status to represent the United States of America in FIVB World Tour events. In addition, athletes must be in good standing with their national governing body (NGB). The national governing body for American athletes is USA Volleyball.
The BVA Tour is recognized as the Official U.S. Menís and Womenís National Tour by the FIVB and USA Volleyball. Non-U.S. athletes who may be invited to compete in selected BVA events, at the discretion of the BVA, must be in good standing with their countryís NGB, the FIVB and must follow the FIVBís procedures for competing in non-World Tour, FIVB-homologated events.
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A teamís seed will be the average of both individual athleteís seed value average from their last 4 BVA events participated.
If you have not participated in 4 BVA events, your seed value will be based on the number of BVA events that you have participated in.
Players who do not have a BVA seed value will be given a 33rd, or a seed value of 33 for their first tournament. They will be able to trade out their 33rd seed with their first BVA finish.
In event of a tie, we will look at the last event. If the teams that tied participated together in the last event, the higher finish gets the higher seed. If partners have switched, we will hold a blind draw.back to top
The BVA Athlete Services Director will notify teams of their confirmed entry into the Qualification and Main Draw events by posting the confirmed entry list on the BVAís website, or phone hotline (858) 486-8659 x323. Entry lists can also be faxed upon request.
For all other BVA 2001 season events, please note entry deadlines below. Entry deadlines are subject to change by BVA, and only with prior notification to athletes.
The seedings for the events will be ready by 5pm PT, on the Tuesday prior to the tournament. Seedings for the events may be accessed by calling the BVA Event hotline @ 858-486-8659 x323 or online at the Beach Volleyball Americaís official website at bvatour.comback to top
BVA Wild Card Policy
There are no limitations on the number of wild card entries a particular athlete or team can receive. The only limitation is the total number of wild card entries into the Main Draw Tournament (maximum of 2).
Teams interested in applying for available wild card entries must do so on a per event basis. A written request is required, to the attention of the Athlete Services Director of the BVA Tour. Written requests should be submitted by the athlete him/herself and current contact information is required: Name of both partners, phone numbers for both partners, email addresses for both partners and stated reasons for why a wild card should be granted. Wild card requests are due on the pre-determined tournament entry deadline for each event. Notification of wild card status will be provided to the teams.
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There will be no Main Draw re-seeding after the Qualification Tournament has started.
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Weather/Natural disaster/Uncontrollable circumstances (Force Majure)
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Entry fees must be paid upon confirmed entry into the tournament. Personal checks will not be accepted. Main Draw athletes only will have the option to have their entry fee deducted from their prize money checks.back to top
Direct Deposit/IRS forms
All BVA athletes are considered to be independent contractors and will receive IRS form 1099 for the full amount of prize money earnings paid during a calendar year. Athletes participating in BVA events will be required to complete and sign a BVA code of conduct, player commitment form, waiver of liability and IRS form W-9 for reported miscellaneous income earnings.
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The BVA Tour Championship will be held in Honolulu, Hawaii.back to top
BVA Men's Division
**This procedure is subject to revision at any time, at the discretion of Beach Volleyball America.
Teams will be ranked based on FIVB World Tour 2000 season points. Players will be able to use their (4) four best individual finishes from the FIVB World Tour 2000 season. BVA points will be allocated for the FIVB finishes. The point breakdown is listed in the 2001 Points and Seedings System document.
**The BVA Tour will recognize the Summer Olympic Games as an FIVB World Tour 2000 event.
A teamís seed value will be based on the combined average of the individual athleteís top (4) four FIVB World Tour 2000 finishes.
If you do not have (4) four FIVB World Tour finishes, you will be given a 33rd seed for each event that you are lacking to comprise 4 events. These 33rd seeds will be used for determining your seed value only. You will not be given ranking points for these seeds.
Ranking for the Miami Beach event will be based on a combination of FIVB points and BVA points.
The following equation computes your ranking points for Miami Beach: The points allocated for your 4 best finishes on the 2000 FIVB World Tour x (50%)
BVA points (Clearwater event) x (50%)
Seeding for the Miami event will be based on your Clearwater finish.
Ranking for Oceanside event will be based on a combination of FIVB points and BVA points.
The following equation computes your ranking points for Oceanside:
The points allocated for your 4 best finishes on the 2000 FIVB World Tour x (25%)
BVA points (Clearwater and Miami events) x (75%)
Seeding for the Oceanside event will be based on the combined average of both individualís BVA Clearwater and Miami events.
Hermosa-Mervynís California Beach Bash
Both the ranking and seeding for the entered Main Draw teams at the Hermosa Beach Open/Mervynís CA Beach Bash will be based solely on 2001 Beach Volleyball America events. Exact seeding format will be announced prior to the Oceanside event.
After the Hermosa Beach Bash, BVA male athletes will be able to follow our standard 2001 Points and Seeding System to decide their ranking and seed for future tournaments.
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