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Posted: Wednesday, April 10, 2013 3:06 PM


Presented by Spalding All Weather Volleyballs

The Park & Sun Open, part of the Reflekt Polarized Big Shot Volleyball Series, will be making a first time stop at St. Petersburg Beach on April 13-14, 2013. Teams from throughout the East Coast will compete as they warm up for the 2013 Pro Beach Volleyball Tour. All events are sanctioned by Volley America.

Top male and female doubles teams will compete for over $75,000 cash prizes during the 2013 season including $12,000 at the Spring Florida events. Tournament play will start at 9 am with finals scheduled for 12 noon Sunday. Admission is free for all spectators.

Spring Tour Schedule 4/13-14 St. Petersburg Beach, FL 4/20-21 Hollywood, FL 4/27-28 Siesta Key, FL 5/4-5 Hilton Head, SC

The Big Shot Volleyball Series holds 35 events leading to the September 7-8 $8,000 Big Shot Championships at Bally’s Casino in Atlantic City, NJ and the $5,000 Volley America National Championships October in Clearwater Beach.

Top players in the Reflekt Polarized Big Shot Series include Miami Beach star Adrian Carambula, who is the top player on the East Coast and Steve Grotowski (who represented Great Britain in the 2012 Olympics in London). Other top players include Tampa’s top player Matt Henderson and Charleston, SC’s Jake Elliott. Many of the tour players have Pro Beach Volleyball Tour experience with Adrian Carambula/Steve Grotowski posting the highest result in 2012 by making it to the finals of the Belmar, NJ Jose Cuervo Pro Beach Volleyball Tour... The defending Olympic Gold Medalist Phil Dalhausser played on the Big Shot Tour before advancing to the Pro Tour and the Olympics.

Top women’s players include Clearwater Pro Player Tara Kuk, and Venice star Kristen Batt. There is even a new team playing that came to Florida from Germany to warm up for their European season.

Separate divisions will be held for players of intermediate and novice levels on Saturday and Sunday. The $60 entry fee entitles players to a full day of tournament play, an official Reflekt Polarized Big Shot Volleyball t-shirt, and a chance to win merchandise prizes from tournament sponsors Spalding, Rider Sandals, 4C Totally Light 2Go Energy Drinks, Rox Volleyball, 1st Place Volleyball, SOB Volleyball Vacations, Sixpak Volleygear, Zem Booties, Dig Magazine, Bally’s Casino and Park and Sun Sports. The public can met the players every Saturday evening at the official Player’s Party.

For further information and applications contact East End Volleyball at 631-728-0397 or

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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 an organization for beach volleyball promoters whose goal is to promote 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: Event: $75,000 Reflekt Polarized Big Shot Volleyball Series Schedule: 2/23-24 Clearwater, FL 3/2-3 Singer Island/Riviera Beach, FL 4/6-7 St. Augustine, FL 4/13-14 St. Petersburg Beach, FL 4/20-21 Hollywood, FL 4/27-28 Siesta Key, FL 5/4-5 Hilton Head, SC Time: 8 am to 6 pm Saturday for Men's & Women's Open, A, & B Divisions 9 am to 6 pm Sunday for Coed Open, A, & B, & Men's AA & B Divisions Playoffs 4-6 pm each day Cost: Free for spectators, $60/team Prizes: $75,000 during the 20106 season. Additional prizes from Spalding, Rider Sandals, 4C Totally Light 2Go Energy Drinks, Reflekt Polarized, Rox Volleyball, 1st Place Volleyball, SOB Volleyball Vacations, Sixpak Volleygear, Zem Booties, Dig Magazine, Bally’s Casino, Sprout Watches and Park and Sun Sports will be awarded in the A and B Divisions. Photos: Additional information and photos are available upon request. Web Site: For further info go to

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