2018 CR Junior Beach Championships

The tour-ending Carolina Region Junior Beach Tour Championships (CR JBT Championships) will be coming to the Southern Sand Complex in Apex (near Raleigh) on:

  • July 14, 2018 – Open (aka Gold) division bid earners
  • July 21, 2018 – AA (aka Silver) division bid earners

Qualification for Championships:  This is a by-invitation-only event. Teams earn bids to either the Open or AA divisions based on high finishes at a CR JBT event. Anyone signing up that did not earn a bid will be removed. If space is left prior to the Open/Gold division event, extra bids will be offered to teams based on rankings from the 2018 season during the 1-2 weeks before the event.  If space is left prior to the AA/Silver division event, then it may be opened to all non-bid earners on a first-come, first-serve basis. NOTE:  BOTH players on a team must be members of the Carolina Region to be eligible to participate in these Championships.

Bids to the Carolina Region Tour Championships are offered as follows:

    • Beach National Qualifiers:
      • Open Division:
        • All players earning a bid to the national championships in either the National Open or Regional Open divisions will also receive a bid to the CRJBT championships.
      • AA Division Bids:
        • Bids are awarded based on the size of the AA division as mentioned under the Standard Events section
    • Beach Regional Qualifiers/Premier Tour Events:
      • Open Division Bids:
        • 1-3 teams: 1st Place
        • 4-7 teams: 1st and 2nd Place
        • 8+ teams: All Semi-finalists
      • AA Division Bids:
        • Bids are awarded based on the size of the AA division as mentioned under the Standard Events section.
    • Standard Events (Open and AA divisions) – Bids are awarded based on the size of each division’s size (For example: Open may have 8 teams while AA has 6). Minimum of 3 teams required:
      • 3-7 teams: 1st place team. The bid can trickle down to 2nd place if 1st place team already has a bid.
      • 8-11 teams: 1st and 2nd place teams. No trickling down of bids.
      • 12+ teams – All Semi-finalists. No trickling down of bids.

All divisions play on Saturday: Girls 12U, 14U, 16U, 18U & Boys 18U, 14U (based on interest).

Dates/Times/Format:

  • Saturday, July 14 or July 21 (Championships – Standard Doubles)
    • Check-in starts at 8AM. Competition starts shortly after 8:30AM through around 4 pm.
    • Format: Pool play followed by playoff brackets. Depending on final field and pool sizes, top teams from each pool will advance to a championships playoff bracket. Remaining teams will compete in consolation bracket as space/time permits. If space permits, we will try to keep pools to 4 so full match play can be incorporated whenever possible.

Locations (about 5 miles apart):

Primary: Southern Sand Volleyball Complex – 6175 Old Jenks Rd, Apex, NC, 27523

Overflow: Green Hope Elementary School Park – 2750 Louis Stephens Dr, Cary, NC 27519

Host Hotels: Courtyard and Residence Inn of Cary. Closest hotels to complex (5 minutes). We have special rates available at these two nearby Marriott chain hotels for anyone looking for accomodations.

Cost/Registration:

  • $60/team.  Registration link will be provided to bid winners via email.