VEBT Finals

Event Information

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Date: 20th & 21th August 2016

Venue:
Margate Main Sands, Marine Terrace, Margate, Kent, CT9 1XJ

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

Cost:
£40 per team    £22 U19 team


Entry Deadline:
Entries and payment must be received via the Volleyball England website by no later than midnight Sunday 7th August 2016

Entries:

Entry to the VEBT Finals is limited to 12 teams per gender. These will be made up of the top 9 ranked teams that apply for entry and 3 wildcards. "Ranking" is determined on the basis of VEBT Champions Race points and not on the basis of rating or tournament seeding. If any wildcards are not issued, the next ranked teams (i.e. 10th, 11th and 12th) will be eligible for entry.

Format:

A Challenger competition will also be run for the subsequent 7 highest ranked pairs, with 1 wildcard entry accepted at the discretion of Volleyball England.

Please note: Pairs who qualify for the semi finals in the main draw will be given playing vests to be worn during the semi finals and final.

Registration & Technical Meeting
Registration will be at 8:45am on Saturday morning, with a technical briefing to be held at 9:00am. Please note that it is mandatory to be present at registration and the technical meeting. Play will commence at 9:30am.

JVEBT format TBC
21st August 2016

Getting to Margate Main Sands

By Car:
There are excellent road links with the M20 and M2 motorways close by.  

Parking is available at Mill Lane (CT9 1JU) multi-storey, College Square (CT9 1PU) multi-storey and at various pay points along the seafront.

Car parking is also available at the nearby Dreamland site

By Rail:
The closest railway station to Margate Main Sands is Margate. The station is served by regular passenger services from London's Victoria and Charing Cross stations and is about 8 minutes’ walk from the venue, or a very short taxi journey.

From the station, exit the main door and turn right following signs for town centre. The beach is directly ahead of you. The venue is at the town centre end of the beach.

By Coach:
National Express coaches run from London Victoria to Margate taking approximately 1 hour 30 minutes. There are various drop-off points near to the venue. 

Bus services stop at various stops along the seafront within one minute’s walk from the venue. The Thanet Loop is a comprehensive bus service that provides access to locations across the district.

Accommodation

Rooms are available at the Northwood Court University accommodation in Broadstairs: http://www.canterbury.ac.uk/conferences/conferences.aspx

If you wish to enquire about this, please contact canterbury.conferences@canterbury.ac.uk

Please follow the link below for further information on accomodation, things to do and places to eat and drink.

http://www.visitthanet.co.uk/

Camp Sites:
Frost Farm Camping Park
St Nicholas at Wade, Birchington
Kent, CT7 0NA
01843 847219

Quex Caravan Camping Site
Park Road
Birchington
Kent, CT7 0BL
01843 841273

St Nicholas Camping Site
Court Road
St Nicholas at Wade, Birchington
Kent CT7 0NH
01843 847245

Manston Caravan & Camping Park
Manston Court Road
Manston, Ramsgate
Kent CT12 5AU
01843 823442

Nethercourt Touring Park
Nethercourt Hill
Ramsgate
Kent CT11 0RX
01843 595485

Wayside Caravan Park
Way Hill
Minster

Near Ramsgate
Kent CT12 4HW
01843 821272

Two Chimneys Holiday Park
Shottendane Road, Birchington
Kent CT7 0HD
01843 843157

Food and Drink during the Tournament:
The venue is 2 minutes’ walk from the shopping centre which has a range of shops providing hot and cold food and drink. 

The site has a drinking water tap located next to the showers. Bottled water is available at the café on-site.

Toilets:
The closest toilets are located at the venue next to the cafe.

Contacts:
For any questions prior to the event, please contact the Volleyball England Competitions Team at 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

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