Tournament Guidelines

General:

  • Follow the TIME/DATE that your match is scheduled to play and NOT the order of the Match numbers. Matches are scheduled out of order on purpose.
  • Please check your schedule periodically throughout the day and an hour prior to your start time for any last-minute changes. Changes include forfeits, no-shows, moving courts around in case the ocean swallows it whole.
  • WT stands for “Working Team” which stands for “Reffing”
  • If you see a “Split” on your reffing assignment this means that you and your partner will be reffing on 2 different courts. Courts will be right next to each other.

Junior’s Format:

  • All junior teams including Quads, Parent/Child and Coach/Player are guaranteed 2 days of tournament play, pool play on day 1 and bracket play on day 2.
  • Junior Doubles will have pool play and then straight into a modified double elimination. 
  • After pool play, Juniors will be broken down to a maximum of 16 teams per bracket. For example; in a 64 team division, there will be four 16 team brackets (Gold, Silver, Bronze and Diamond). Less than 64 teams may vary. Prizes may vary!

Boys will NOT be allowed to play in a Girl’s Division. Girls can play in any Boy’s Division following Age Requirements.

  • 3-team pool games will be 3 games to 21, no cap.
  • 4-team pool games will be best of 3 games to 21, 21, 15, no cap.
  • 5-team pool games will be best of 3 games to 21, 21, 15, no cap.
  • All Bracket matches will be best of 3 games at 21, 21, 15 no cap (tournament directors have the right to change the games depending on how much daylight is left).
  • Junior brackets are Modified Double Elimination depending on team turnouts.
  • Minimum of 5 teams per division (Divisions with 4 teams or less will be combined with the next level up, example: 14U Novice will be combined with 14U Advanced or 16U A will be combined with 16U AA).

Adult’s Format:

  • Men’s and Women’s Open division will be managed and scheduled by AVP America, please see AVP tent.
  • All other adult double’s divisions will have pool play on day 1 and straight single elimination on day 2. Divisions with 24 teams or more will be divided into a North and South bracket. 
  • All bracket matches will be best of 3 games at 21, 21, 15 no cap, this includes South brackets. Tournament directors have the right to change the games for Saturday and Sunday depending on how much daylight is left.
  • 3-team pool games will be 3 games to 21, no cap.
  • 4-team pool games will be best of 3 games to 21, 21, 15, no cap.
  • 5-team pool games will be best of 3 games to 21, 21, 15, no cap.
  • All Bracket matches will be best of 3 games at 21, 21, 15 no cap (tournament directors have the right to change the games depending on how much daylight is left).
  • Minimum of 5 teams per division (Divisions with 4 teams or less will be combined with the next level up, example: B moved to BB or Masters 55 moved to Masters 45 or AA moving to Open)

Scheduling:

  • All matches (first serve) are required to start on the scheduled time.
  • Please arrive 45-60 minutes to the court you’re scheduled to play on.
  • Penalty of 1 point per minute will be applied at the START of the scheduled time.
  • If a team does not show up 15 minutes after the scheduled time, it is an automatic forfeit.
  • If a previous match finishes early and both the playing teams and reffing team of the next match is present and ready to start, then they are allowed to start early.
  • If a match runs late then the next match must start right after. Previous teams should use the time waiting to warm-up.
  • If a team does not show up to ref, it will be an automatic forfeit of their next scheduled match.
  • If you do not ref after your last losers match, you will not be allowed to play the following year.