Specific Event Information
Dates April 20-22, 2001
Event Volleyhut Clearwater Beach Volleyball Invitational
Location Clearwater Beach, Florida
Site South of Pier 60
Ticket Information FREE TO THE PUBLIC
Media Information Media Contact: Tim Simmons
Tel: (303) 678-8484
Media Day - Friday, April 20 (Start time: TBD)
Qualification Tournament Friday, April 20
Start time: 8:00 a.m.
Team Entry List - Women
Team Entry List - Men
Main Draw Saturday, April 21 - Sunday, April 22
Start time: 8:00 a.m.
Team Entry List - Women
Team Entry List - Men
Entry Deadline

Qualification Tournament:
Wednesday, March 21, 2001

Main Draw:
Wednesday, March 21, 2001

Prize Purse $150,000 ($75,000 per gender)
Prize Money Distribution

Total Prize Purse (per event): $150,000
($75,000 payout per gender)

Payout - per team
(1st) $15,000
Gold Medal
(2nd) $9,500
Silver Medal
(3rd) $7,500
Bronze Medal
(4th) $5,250  
(5th) $4,125
(2 teams)
(7th) $3,750
(2 teams)
(9th) $3,000
(4 teams)
(13th) $2,500
(4 teams)
Format The Qualification Tournament will feature a maximum of 32-teams per gender, in a single elimination format. Four (4) teams will advance to the Main Draw Tournament. The Main Draw Tournament will be played in a double elimination format, Olympic cross-over with 16 teams per gender. 10 teams per gender will be pre-seeded into the Main Draw, with a maximum of 2 additional teams entered via BVA wild card (optional).
Site Directions From the Tampa/Clearwater Int'l Airport: Exit the airport on I-60 Courtney Campbell Causeway towards Clearwater. Continue on the causeway for approximately 40-45 minutes into downtown Clearwater. Follow directional signs to Clearwater Beach.
Hotel Information TBD
Parking Public parking is available in the lot at Pier 60 and on Gulfview Drive. Fees are subject to change. Limited metered parking is available on Gulfview Drive adjacent to the site.
Activities Schedule Thursday, April 19 FREE BVA Play with the Pros Youth Clinic Contact: Molly Nye @ Tampa Bay Sports Commission Tel: (813) 350-6557; Email: (Additional athlete appearances in the Tampa/Clearwater/St. Petersburg area will be listed prior to the event.) Athlete autograph sessions and promotional giveaways all day on Saturday and Sunday.
Local Organizing Committee Florida 2012
City of Clearwater
Tampa Bay Sports Commission
Tampa Bay Volleyball
Local Event Promoter Pro-Motions Sports Marketing
Contact: Gino Ferraro
Tel: 954-316-6642
Volunteer Information Send your name, email address and phone number to Laura Echolds at [email protected] or call 858-486-8659, or meet us on site by 7:30 a.m. on Friday. Volunteers will receive free BVA merchandise, priority seating for the championship rounds of play, and the opportunity to work alongside the top U.S. beach volleyball athletes all weekend long.
Athletes Expected to Appear

Men: Olympic Gold Medallists, Dain Blanton and Eric Fonoimoana, Sinjin Smith, Carl Henkel, Rob Heidger, Kevin Wong, Jeff Nygaard, Dan Landry, Chip McCaw, Tom Sorensen, Jim Van Zwieten, Gaston Macau, Chad Turner, Adam Roberts, Brian Soldano, Bill Maik among other Olympians and top ranked U.S. athletes.

Women: Olympians Misty May, Holly McPeak, and Jennifer Johnson Jordan, Queen of the Beach Barbra Fontana, Lisa Arce, Leanne Schuster, Katy Eldridge, Stephanie Cox, Carrie Busch, Jennifer Meredith, Nancy Mason and Rachel Wacholder among other Olympians and top ranked U.S. athletes.

Television ESPN 2 (tape delayed) Check local listings.
Site Contact Joe Romano, BVA Operations Director
Site Delivery Address Beach Volleyball America Event
South of Pier 60 at Gulfview Drive
Clearwater Beach, Florida 33767
Attn: Joe Romano/BVA Operations
Sanctioning Organizations FIVB
USA Volleyball
Media Partners Allsport Photography
Sponsors Allsport Photography
Lady Gillette Venus Razors
Park & Sun Sports
General Motors
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