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Alan Smiles has hosted the largest amateur participation beach volleyball tournament in the country for the past 29 years. In 2009 the event enjoyed over 740 teams, spanning 90 courts during the three days of competition. This year there will be 90 courts and possibly even more teams.
The Annual Seaside Beach Tournament is for everyone to enjoy and during the three days of competition enjoy the wonderful beach, enthusiastic spectators and a perfect setting for a spectacular event.
With a diversity of divisions, ranging from Men's and Women's Open, Co-Ed, Advanced, Advanced A Divisions, Quads and Six's, as well as a "Parent – Child" division, the Seaside Beach Volleyball event has something for everyone. Players and spectators alike!
Including the participants and fans, the annual Seaside Beach Volleyball Tournament is viewed by over 6,000 people each day. The event is an annual pilgrimage for most of the players where team ages range from 14 and under, to 45 and over. The event has grown to be one of Seaside's biggest attractions during the year. Players travel from Hawaii, British Columbia, California, Idaho, Washington, Oregon and many other States to play in the tournament.
The Annual Seaside Beach Tournament features a "Theatre in the Round" center court by developing a "Sand Berm" arena. Spectators can also get a great view from the turn-a-round which sits just above the entire 90 courts. Seating is free and on a first come first serve basis and the crowds are treated to some of the best volleyball anywhere. This is a must for families traveling to Seaside in August. Even for non volleyball viewers it's a real treat. We are really amazed at the diversity in player's ages, and development.
There is also an on-site DJ, from local radio and PA announcements to entertain the crowd throughout the entire weekend, along with some really cool music, giveaways, and crowd participation, Center court promotions, and product give a ways will occur throughout the weekend.
For additional information contact the Seaside Chamber