NO-SHOWS
Any registered team who does not show up without calling/emailing to cancel prior to tournament day, will not be permitted to register early for the next 2 tournaments. The team will be allowed to play in those 2 tournaments if they arrive at check in time for their division, and IF there is room. In addition, a $15 penalty will automatically be charged the next time the player attempts to play at Third Coast. The $15 penalty must be paid before players can participate in a tournament, league, or open play.

WOMENS AA ELIGIBILITY
For the first two 2011 tournaments all girls (Women!) can play Womens 'AA'! Beginning with the third tournament (April 9th) tournament teams/players who wish to play in the Womens AA division must meet at least one of the following criteria.

Eligibility Criteria Includes:
1.) A team/player who has won several 'AA' matches in one of the first 3 2011 Ws AA tournaments at Third Coast may play in 'AA' as long as they continue to 'compete' (meaning continue to win some games in 'AA').,

2.) Teams who won a 2010 or 2011 Third Coast or GCVA-Galveston Womens 'A' tournament, -or- placed 2nd in an 'A' division with 7-10 teams, -or- 3rd in a division with 11-13 teams, -or- 4th in a division with 14+ teams.,


3.) Teams/players placing 1st or 2nd in a 2010, Yucatan Beach Club Ws 'Open or AA' tournament. A 3rd & 4th place finish will qualify a team if the tournament was large or exceptionally competitive.,
4.) Beginning with the third tournament, teams/players not meeting at least one of the Eligibility Criteria listed above and registers for Ws AA will be added to the Ws A list of teams/players.

5.) Exceptions may be made to these criteria at the Tournament Director's discretion. If there is a question regarding your team's/your own eligibility, please contact us PRIOR TO THE TOURNAMENT. play@thirdcoastvolleyball.com

We reserve the right to determine who is eligible for all divisions in every tournament! The Tournament Director's decision is final. If you have a question as to the division(s) you are eligible for.....please ask..... before the tournament.

Players must remain competitive (mean win some games) to continue playing in future Ws AA divisions.


Ws Open Eligibility. To be eligible for Womens Open, teams must have made it to the playoffs in a 2010 or 2011 Third Coast Ws AA tournament. (Winning a Galveston Ws A tournament makes teams eligible for Ws AA - not Open!)

EXCEPTION - DOUBLE ELIMINATION DIVISIONS (16+ teams) ARE OPEN TO ALL PLAYERS!!!


MENS OPEN ELIGIBILITY
For the first three 2011 tournaments all guys can play in Mens 'Open'! Beginning with the May 2nd tournament, teams/players who wish to play in the Mens Open division must meet at least one of following criteria.

Eligibility Criteria Includes:
1.)
A team/player who has won several 'Open' matches in at least one of the first 3 2011 tournaments at Third Coast may continue to play in 'Open', as long as they continue to 'compete' (meaning continue to win some 'Open' games).,
2.) Teams who won a 2010 or 2011Third Coast or GCVA-Galveston Mens 'AA' tournament, -or- placed 2nd in a 'AA' division with 8-11 teams, -or- 3rd in a division with 12-14 teams, -or- 4th in a division with 15+ teams.,

3.) Teams/players placing 1st, 2nd, or 3rd in a 2010 Yucatan Beach Club tournament. A 4th or 5th place finish will qualify a team, if the tournament was large or very competitive.

4.) Beginning with the April 9th tournament, teams/players not meeting at least one of the Eligibility Criteria listed above and registers for Ms Open, will be added to the Ms AA list of teams/players.

5.) Exceptions may be made to these criteria at the Tournament Director's discretion. If there is a question regarding your team's/your own eligibility, please contact us PRIOR TO THE TOURNAMENT. play@thirdcoastvolleyball.com

EXCEPTION --- DOUBLE ELIMINATION DIVISIONS (16+ teams) ARE OPEN TO ALL PLAYERS!!!

We reserve the right to determine player/team eligibility for all divisions in every tournament. The Tournament Director's decision is final. If you have a question as to the division(s) you are eligible for.....please ask.

Players must remain competitive (mean win some games) to continue playing in the Ms Open division.
REGISTRATION DEADLINES
The following registration deadlines apply to all tournaments. Teams/players registering after the deadline may not be
permitted to play IF;
1- Their division is full, or
2- By accepting the team(s)/player(s) the start of the tournament would be delayed.
The final decision is up to the Tournament Director.

The ONLY way to be assured a spot in a tournament is to register before the deadline. It's really not that hard to do!

Tournament Registration Deadline - 3pm the day before the tournament.

NEED A PARTNER?
If you need a parnter for a tournament, please let us know! We can post your name/email address in the Tournament Schedule/Registered Teams section on this web site, which is where everyone looks for updates the days/week before a tournament. We can also post a phone #, but we must have specific permission for that. We have found this to be a very effective way for players to get matched up. For best results, be willing to be listed as a potential partner in several divisions! Once the information has been posted on the web site, it is out of our hands and up to the players to contact each other. Once a team has been formed, register that team using one of the four methods of registration.


ONLINE REGISTRATION
Teams can register on this web site without having to pay for their entry fee!!! It's very easy. All teams registering online will receive a registration confirmation. If you do not receive a confirmation, your team is not registered. We do not recommend signing up online the day before a tournament. In that case, phone in your registration. (This form is the same one we have used for the past few years.)


COMPLETE TEAMS CHECK IN
Complete teams (all players are present) are checked in first. After all complete teams are checked in and the check in time has past, no more teams will be added. In other words, if you are late and we are finished checking in your division, you will not play in that division that day.


READY, WILLING & ABLE!
During a tournament, if a team is not ready to play (NOT ready to warm up.....ready to PLAY!) 7 minutes after the previous match ends, the team is charged 1 point per minute until 5 points are accumulated. At that time, the game will be automatically forfeited. We wait for no one!! Warm up on the side or on the grass.


NO SAND-BAGGING!
This is when players/teams deliberately play in a lower division to either have an easy day or just to win. This is not fair to those who play in the appropriate division, and it is not the intended spirit of our tournaments. We reserve the right to determine player/team eligibility for all divisions at all tournaments. The Tournament Director's decision is final.

REVERSE SAND-BAGGING
This is when players sign up for divisions above their skill level. (ie: 'BB' players may not play in 'AA' or 'Open' divisions. Weaker 'A' players may not play in 'AA', some strong 'A' players may we will make the call on a case-by-case basis). We appreciate the fact some want to 'play up', but when too many players do this the need for different divisions is eliminated. We reserve the right to determine player eligibility for all divisions at all tournaments. The Tournament Director's decision is final. If you have a question as to what division(s) you are eligible for.....please ask.....before the tournament. play@thirdcoastvolleyball.com


OUTSTANDING BALANCES
Any outstanding balances (including members tabs, league fees, no-show penalty, etc.) must be paid in full BEFORE a player is permitted to participate in a tournament. Tournament entry fees are due in full at the start of a tournament & may not be put on a 'tab'. No pay, no play!