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Posted: Friday, October 11, 2013 5:38 PM


The $75,000 Reflekt Polarized Big Shot Volleyball Series will bring beach volleyball players from throughout the US and Canada to Siesta Key October 19-20 for the 36th tournament in the 37 event 2013 season. The tournament last year brought 200 teams from 20 states and Canada to Siesta Key with the help of Gold Coast Eagle Distributors, The Boatyard Grill and the Sarasota County Parks Department. Over $2,000 prize money will be awarded in the last event before the 2013 Volley America National Championships the following week in Clearwater Beach, FL.

Top players from throughout East Coast will be playing in Siesta Key starting at 9 am Saturday morning including Tampa’s Matt Henderson, and Pompano Beach brothers Steve and Mark Van Zwieten. Mark Vanzwieten was the youngest player to earn a pay check on the AVP Pro Beach Volleyball Tour in 2008.

Top female players will include local stars Chara Harris and Megan Wallin all summer and Tara Kuk/Kendra Vanzwieten who have fared well on the Pro Beach Volleyball Tour. Many additional top US players will be registering as the event date draws near.

The tournaments are sanctioned by Volley America, the largest grass roots program in the US. Volley America offers tournaments, clinics and leagues creating opportunities for players of all levels to improve their game.

Players of all skill levels will be eligible for play in the tournament co-sponsored by Rider Sandals. There will be divisions for intermediate and novice level events with players competing for merchandise prizes from Spalding, Rider Sandals, SOB Vacations, Rox Volleyball, Bally’s Casino, ZEMgear, Rox Volleyball, 1st Place Volleyball, SOB Volleyball Vacations, Sprout Watches, Park & Sun net systems, Dig Magazine, Sportime, Horry County, Spike Key

Tournament play will start at 9 am on Saturday and 10 am on Sunday. Player check in is one hour prior to start time. Men's and Women's Open, AA, A, and B Divisions will play on Saturday. Coed Open, AA, A, and B teams will play on Sunday. Admission is free for all spectators who are encouraged to come early for a front row seat. A player’s party open to the public, will be held Saturday evening at The Boatyard Grill at the south bridge onto Siesta Key. For further information and applications contact East End Volleyball at 631-728-0397 or

About East End Volleyball
East End Volleyball has been organizing beach volleyball tournaments for 34 years since 1977. Based in the East End of Long Island, EEVB has grown into the largest beach volleyball series in the East End of the country with tournaments from Newport, RI to Hollywood, Florida. Sanctioned by the Volley America, EEVB runs over 35 events for 4,000 plus players. The highest level in the tournaments, the Open Division, is equivalent to AAA Baseball and funnels players into the Pro Beach Volleyball Tour.
About Volley America
Volley America is the largest grass roots organization in the US for beach volleyball players and organizers with over 15,000 dues paying members from 40 states and 34 volleyball organizers. Volley America runs a national ranking system used to seed all tournaments as it promotes beach volleyball throughout the US.. By cooperating and charging a national membership fee, players are able to compete in numerous tournaments, earn national ranking points and qualify for end of the season cash prizes in the $25,000 Volley America Grand Prix.

Fact Sheet:
Schedule: October 19-20, 2013: Siesta Key

8 am to 6 pm Saturday for Men's & Women's Open, AA, A, & B Divisions
9 am to 6 pm Sunday for Coed Open, AA, A, & B, & Men's AA Divisions
Playoffs 4-6 pm each day
Cost: Free for spectators, $60/team except Open Divisions which are $100/team
Cash Prizes: $75,000 during the entire 2013 season, $2500 at the Siesta Key event
Additional prizes Spalding, Rider Sandals, Sprout Watches, SOB Vacations, Rox Volleyball, Bally’s Casino, ZEMgear, 1st Place Volleyball, SOB Volleyball Vacations, Park & Sun net systems, Dig Magazine, Sportime, Horry County, and Spike Key
Photos: Additional information and photos are available upon request.
Web Site: For further info go to

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