Mizuno Cross Court Classic
MARCH 14-15, 2015 at the George R Brown Convention Center & other locations as needed in the Houston Area.
Register Early to get a spot in the event. $485. Official Deadline: 1/20/2015 but will be full long before the official deadline.
Refunds: Full refund if requested by 1/19/2015. 50% refund from 1/20/2015 – 2/8/2015. No refund after 2/9/2015.
In 2015-2016, the GRB Convention Center will be under construction. Due to the renovations, the # of courts have been reduced to 77 courts at the Convention Center (from 88 courts in prior years). We estimate the # teams to be accepted is around 650 teams. As of 10/10/2014, there are 365 teams registered…. less than 300 spots are left!
2014 Information: Approx. 720 teams in Cross Court
OFFICIALS NEEDED: Please sign up to officiate via Advanced Event Systems or contact Joe Campbell, head official (firstname.lastname@example.org).
TRAINERS – will be available at the GRB next to each tournament desk (between Hall A&B and Hall D&E)
HOTEL INFORMATION: Click here for list. Anyone booking 20 rooms or more that needs assistance, call Ann Busker at 832-419-5500 or email her at email@example.com
TOURNAMENT INFORMATION LINKS:
TEAM CHECK IN:
General Information: No chairs allowed in the GRB (there will be chairs around each court). Coolers and tables can be set up outside the front of the GRB, however, be aware it is in downtown Houston with pedestrians and vagrants who might partake in your goodies. No free Wifi in the GRB. There will be several food/drink vendors set up throughout the GRB for water and snacks.
18s & 17s will play the PM Wave due to the SAT. Other division wave schedules will be posted once registration has been closed. Schedules & results will be available on Advanced Event Systems. There will be a bank of computers near each tournament desk with AES available. If you see an error in results, please tell the tournament staff so that the scoresheet can be reviewed and the system can be corrected.
Weekend passes will be sold for $TBD per person. Seniors (65+) and Children 6-17 $TBD. All offsite locations will be selling the same weekend passes and are good at all locations. Cash only, no checks or credit cards. There is an ATM on the second floor at the GRB. Wristbands will be available for sale on Friday night between 6pm-8pm at the main tournament desk between Hall A & B, at the Hilton Americas or on tournament day Hall B, C or D ticket booths. Entrance and exit to the convention center will be through Halls B, C & D only. Offsite locations will also be selling tickets at the door.
Spectator Warning: As spectators, you may choose to be in close proximity to the volleyball courts. You do so at your own risk. Be mindful that volleyballs may come from multiple directions.
The main site will be the George R Brown Convention Center. All teams will play AT LEAST ONE DAY in the convention center. Additional sites will be used as needed: The Zone, FAST Complex, Willowbrook Sports Complex, Texas Tornados Training Facility, Spike Sport and Skyline. See the map of venues page for addresses and directions.
Parking is available in various paid parking lots as well as under Discovery Green Park directly across from the Convention Center. NO PARKING IN THE BACK OF THE CONVENTION CENTER – there is NO ENTRY from that side of the building. You will have to walk around the convention center if you park behind the loading docks. There is no entrance in the back. Parking Meters downtown are NOT free on Saturdays. Prices range but most lots are between $10-$12 per day.
Downtown parking lot attendants will be wearing a yellow vest with a badge.
The downtown Polk exit is the way almost all mapping technology guides drivers…. this is not the only way to get to the GRB. Although we will have officers working in that area to help the flow of traffic and pedestrians, look up other ways to navigate in order to relieve the congestion in that area.
Please have college ID ready to show at entrance. AES will be providing college coaches information for $TBD/first coach and $TBD/each additional coach. Registration will be through the website starting one week prior to the event.
Talent Showcase – Friday, March 13th. Information on registration will be posted closer to the event.
Divisions (please pay attention to which division you register for because it may be difficult to change after registration closes):
- Open – this is the best division and should only be entered by the most competitive teams. Only top teams in the club. Teams in this division should be consistently a #1 team in pool play.
- Elite – this is a very competitive division and should be entered by top teams or second teams in the club. Teams in this division should be a consistent #1 or #2 team in pool play.
- Club – if you don’t qualify as an open or elite team this is your division.
Questions: Email Michele at firstname.lastname@example.org or call Ann at 281-488-6271 after Thursday March 12th, please email with any questions or concerns – we will be busy setting up at the convention center so send an email!