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Junior Tournaments

2018 Schedule - Junior Tournaments

These are our confirmed dates for tournaments. We have a few other weekends that we will be adding but did not want to delay getting these dates out. We have also added some non-tournament events of interest.

We will be linking registration information as soon as it is available. All tournaments are Doubles unless otherwise indicated.



  • Check-in at 8:30, play starts at 9:00 AM

Food & Drinks can be purchased at Bottega's snack bar. 







May 12-13

Pacific Northwest BNQ

Bottega Beach

Willis Tucker

U14 & U16 Girls (Bottega)

U12 & U18 Girls, All Boys (WT)

$100 per team

Sat, May 19

NW Juniors Grand Prix 

(Akamai Beach Tour points awarded)

Bottega Beach (new location)

AM: U12 & U14

PM: U16 & U18


Fri, May 25

AVP First Series #1

Bottega Beach

PM: Girls U12 & 14
(3:30 PM Start)


Mon, May 28

AVP First Series #1

Bottega Beach

AM: Boys U14 & 18
PM: Girls U16 & 18


June 2 & 3

Puget Sound Region will host their Beach HP tryouts at Bottega Beach. Check PSR region website for details.  Open to ALL

Wed, June 6

AVP First Series #2

Bottega Beach

PM: Girls U12 & 14


Wed, June 13

AVP First Series #2

Bottega Beach

PM: Girls U16 & 18


Sat, June 16

Akamai Beach Tour, ABT Tour Stop #2

Bottega Beach

Girls U16 & U18

$80 per team

Alki Beach

Girls U12 & U14

$80 per team

Sun, June 17

Father-Daughter Doubles 

Bottega Beach

Doubles: U14/U18 (player age)

$75 per team


Thurs, June 21

The AVP will host a Women’s Qualifier for the AVP Seattle Open at Bottega Beach.

Fri-Sun, June 22-24

AVP Seattle Open
AVP First Gold Event (concurrent)

Lk. Sammamish State Park

Full (Wait List)

More Info


Wed, June 27 AVP First Series #3 Bottega Beach AM: Girls U16 & U18
PM: Girls U12 & U14

Sat, June 30

AVP First Series #4
(8:30 check-in, 9 AM Start)

Bottega Beach

Girls U12 & U14


Sat, July 7

NW Juniors USAV BRQ - Beach Regional Qualifier 

Bottega Beach

AM Girls: U12 & 14


Sun, July 8

Bottega Beach

AM: Girls U16 & U18 

Sun, July 15

AVP First Series #5

8AM ,gates open; 8:30 check in; 9 AM play begins

(2019 Season Points)

Bottega Beach

Girls U11 & U13 

Girls U15 & U17


Sat, July 21

Queen of the Beach

*Register as an individual

Bottega Beach

U12 /14/16 Girls


Sun, July 22

AVP First Series #6

(2019 Season Points)

Bottega Beach

AM: Girls U15 & U17

PM: Girls U11 & U13


Sat, August  4

AVP First Series #7

(2019 Season Points)

Bottega Beach Girls U11-U13, U15, U17 RESULTS
Sat, August  18

AVP First Series #8

(2019 Season Points)

Bottega Beach

Girls U11, U13, U15 & U17


Sun, August 19

Queen of the Beach

*Register as an individual

Bottega Beach

U12 /14/16-18 Girls



2018 Tournament Overview

There are a lot of changes happening on the beach this summer and we will be directly involved in hosting events on multiple platforms.

Our final schedule reflects a mix of AVP First, USA Beach, and Inter-Club Beach Events. 

We want to make it clear that while many of the events carry a "qualifier" nature to them, they are all open to anyone at any skill level. There is usually room for at least 12 teams at any age group (and up to 36 in some) so that brings a wide range of skill levels and goals. If you are just getting started on the beach, don't let the "qualifier" nature keep you from entering. Every tournament is it's own opportunity for you (and your partner) to improve on the beach. Play in as many as your schedule allows!

Queen of the Beach

There have been a lot of questions and parents on the fence about entering their daughter in the Queen of the Beach tournament. Here are a few answers so you will understand why you DO WANT to enter your daughter in this tournament:

  • Yes, you enter as an individual. Not with your partner.
  • We are trying to determine the one (1) Queen of the Beach, not a Team of the Beach :) that's what the doubles tournaments are for!
  • In this format you are paired with other individuals in a pool and play with & against each of the players in your pool. At the end of the pool the top two individuals move up, the bottom two move down. Then we play a new pool.
  • Top individual from the Gold Pool is Queen of the Beach
  • It's a great, FUN format that gives the players a lot of play (9 total games each for EVERYONE in our July tournament).

The top player is named Queen of the Beach because somewhere along they way they might have to: Play right or left side; make a weak player stronger; figure out how to beat a better player on the other side of the net with their partner that they have never played with; Adjust, think, problem-solve, win.

Tournament Locations

This year we are lucky enough to be able to use both Alki Beach AND Bottega to run tournaments.  We will use six nets for the Bottega events, which means 24 teams total per tournament session. Alki Beach has seven nets, allowing for 28 teams per tournament session. That means extra courts and extra playing opportunities for juniors and adults as we run our series. 

Tournaments may be held at two locations, with location rotating between age groups.

We are very excited to have this flexibility and the opportunity to better the beach experience for everyone in the community!

Tournament Cancellation and Changes Policy:  A full refund less $10 admin fee will be refunded without question if the request is made 7 days prior to the event after that no refund will be issued. Requests for refunds for medical reasons must be accompanied by a signed excuse from your physician. No exceptions.

A $10 change fee will be required to change from one event to another.  Change requests must be made 7 days prior to the event.  If a player is asked to leave due to disciplinary reasons, fees are not refundable.

Rarely do we cancel tournaments, but in the event we do cancel due to weather a full refund will be issued.

All cancellations or changes must be put in writing and e-mailed to

AVP Academy & AVP First:

  • Our AVP Academy athletes will have the opportunity to qualify and get direct bids to several events including the AVP First Gold Event associated with the AVP Seattle Open June 21-24.
  • We will be hosting AVP First events all summer. These are all stand-alone tournaments open to anyone, but for those trying to qualify for the AVP First National Championships in Hermosa Beach July 26-29, they are point scoring opportunities.  The AVP First National Championships are held in conjunction with the AVP Hermosa Beach Open).
  • Our AVP Academy teams will also have the opportunity to play in the AVP First National Club Championships in Manhattan Beach, August 16-19. We are able to bring two teams per age group. The tournament is held in conjunction with the AVP Manhattan Beach Open.
  • Read the Tour Guide below for more information

BNQ Tournament format

We have had a few people ask us about the tournament format for the May 14-15 Beach National Qualifier. This is an excerpt from the tournament handbook. 

Age groups are the same as indoors.

USA Volleyball Tournaments

The Puget Sound Region has been awarded one of 12 National Beach Qualifiers. Bottega will serve as a host site May 12-13. We will host the U14 and the U16's Divisions. More information on number of bids, registration, and the schedule will be posted below. [MORE INFORMATION]

Under the JBNC, there will be several divisions offered:

  •    National Open [bid won at Beach National Qualifier.  Like the one May 12-13, hosted by PSR]
  •    Regional Open [bid won at Beach Regional Qualifier, like the one hosted by NW Juniors July 7 & 8]
  •    Patriot [non-bid division, anyone can enter, space might be limited]


USAV Tournaments - Membership & Additional Paperwork

If you DID NOT play club with NWJRS Elite VBC in 2018 then you will need to complete the following registration items. 

The following documents are required at check-in.  We will keep them on file throughout the summer, so you only need to turn them in once for NW Volleyball events.  

  • PROOF OF USAV MEMBERSHIP (Individual Membership Card): How do you get it? All participants in Northwest Volleyball outdoor events must be USAV Members.  Please be sure to bring proof of USAV membership for check-in the day of the event.
  • If you are not already a member (junior indoors) here is information on how to get your Outdoor USAV Membership HERE 
  • If you are a member: Go to the USAV Membership Login Page and enter your personal Username and Password.  Once you are on your personal page, look to the left column, and click "Print Membership Card" and print that page.  That is your USAV Card.  Print out an extra copy for yourself and keep it with you... just in case.


All participants must complete: Bottega Fitness Waiver

NWJRs Elite VBC Members: Medical Release and Concussion/Cardiac Paperwork is on file. 

Non-NWJRs Club Members: Additional Registration Paperwork.  *Requires player and parent signatures.

  1. Medical Release Form 2018/2019
  2. Concussion/Cardiac Info with Signature page Sign last page

Speed up the check in process: e-mail to or fax to (425) 671-5020 at least 5 days prior to the event.