Great Yarmouth

Event Information

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Date:
25th June-26th June 2016
*the Junior VEBT will officially commence on Sunday, however should players be available to play on Saturday, matches will be played where possible

Venue: Marine Parade, Gorleston on Sea, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR31 6EZ

Competitions Offered: Men’s, Women’s, U19 Boys, U19 Girls

Cost:
£40 per team    £22 U19 team (Free if already entered adult competition)

Entry Deadline: Entries and payment must be received via the Volleyball England website by no later than Midnight Sunday 14th June 2016

Entries: Maximum entries 24 teams. The top 20 ranked entries will be guaranteed a place. 4 Wildcards may be issued. Teams shall be seeded in accordance with the VEBT seeding system. Wild Cards may apply at the discretion of the Beach Commission and the Tournament Organisers.

Registration & Technical Meeting
Registration will be at 7:45am on Saturday morning, with a technical briefing to be held at 8:45am. Please note that it is mandatory to be present at registration and the technical meeting. Registration is held earleir at the first VEBT of the season to allow additional time for the distribution of player kit.


Rules and Format: The competition will be run under Volleyball England and FIVB regulations. The tournament format will be determined based on the number of teams entered.

Insurance: The event will be registered and insured with Volleyball England.

Start Times:
Saturday
7:45am Player Registration & Kit Collection
8:45am Compulsory Techincal Meeting
9:00am Play Starts

Sunday
8:15am Junior Registration
8:30am Play starts (Juniors)
9:00am Play starts (Adults)

Court Location:
The tournament will be played on Gorleston Beach. The competition site will be set up next to the yacht pond which is located at the end of the Lower Esplanade.

Getting to Great Yarmouth:

By Car
• From London
The A12 from Ipswich to Lowestoft and Great Yarmouth provides the most direct road route to the area. Journey times to and from the Dartford Crossing can be between 2½ and 3 hours depending on the time of day and season.
• From the Midlands The A17 via Newark to King's Lynn, then the A47 to Great Yarmouth. The A47 provides a direct link with Leicester and the East Midlands. Journey times from Newark or Leicester to Great Yarmouth vary between 3½ to 4 hours.
• From the South West Head to Cambridge M11 and take the A11 to Norwich. At the Thickthorn Roundabout and Junction with the A47 Norwich Southern By Pass turn right to follow signs to Great Yarmouth on the A47
If you are using a Sat Nav or web mapping service such as Multimap, the post code for the site is NR30 2EH
 
When planning your journey please allow for the volume of traffic that a major resort generates.
 
Car Parking
Details will follow shortly.  

By Rail
There are InterCity services between Norwich and London Liverpool Street, with local connecting services within East Anglia.

The average journey time from London to Great Yarmouth is 2hrs 20 mins. Connecting services are available from the Midlands, the north of England and Scotland, via Peterborough. There are also local links from Norwich to Great Yarmouth.

Visit One Anglia or call 08700 409090 for timetables and ticket booking.

By Air
Norwich International Airport offers flights to and from Manchester, Edinburgh, Aberdeen, Glasgow and Exeter. Click here www.norwichairport.co.uk to find out more about flights to and from Norwich visit or call 01603 428700.

The London Stansted and London Luton airports are also within easy reach of Norfolk by road about 90 minutes journey time..

Accommodation:

Camp Sites
For camping sites Locate and Book on line at http://www.great-yarmouth.co.uk/

B&Bs
Locate and Book on line at http://www.great-yarmouth.co.uk/

Hotels 
Locate and Book on line at http://www.great-yarmouth.co.uk/

Holiday Parks
For Holiday Parks with static caravans, mobile homes and chalets, locate and book online at www.great-yarmouth.co.uk

Places to Eat and Drink:
There are several of cafes, restaurants and bars in Gorleston-on-Sea which are short walk from the site.

Nearby Supermarkets
Details will follow shortly. 

Food and Drink during the Tournament
The closest drinking water tap is located at the beach front 200 metres from the tournament site. There are also plenty of beach side cafes.

Toilets:
The closest toilets are located on the beach front, 200m from the courts.

Contacts:
For any questions prior to the event, please contact the Volleyball England office on competitions@volleyballengland.org  or 01509 227722.
For any general information on volleyball or beach volleyball, contact the Volleyball England head office on info@volleyballengland.org

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For more information on the Volleyball England Beach Tour, please contact our competitions team via email or call 01509 227722