Mizuno Cross Court Classic

MARCH 14-15, 2015 at the George R Brown Convention Center & other locations as needed in the Houston Area.


Pre-purchase wristbands online to avoid the lines. Click here to buy now.

Click here to download a printable PDF with all the tournament info, rules, court layout, etc.

Click here to pre-purchase Cross Court Classic t-shirts

Click here for 2015 Talent Showcase info  (Registration open through March 9th.   Showcase held at Convention Center on Friday March 13th from 6-8pm)

In 2015-2016, the GRB Convention Center will be under MAJOR construction.  Follow us on Facebook (Mizuno Cross Court Classic) or on Twitter (CrossCourtHPL) for up-to-date information.  We will be posting a variety of information about construction and the event in the weeks leading up to the event.

Refunds:  Full refund if requested by 1/19/2015.  50% refund from 1/20/2015 – 2/8/2015.  No refund after 2/9/2015.

2015 Information: Approx. 720 teams in Cross Court  Click here for Team Listing

OFFICIALS NEEDED: Please sign up to officiate via Advanced Event Systems or contact Joe Campbell, head official (iokepa1@yahoo.com).

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 crosscourthotels@gmail.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.  This year, the areas will be limited due to the construction.  No free Wifi in the GRB.  There will be several food/drink vendors set up throughout the GRB for water and snacks.

 

SCHEDULES/RESULTS:

Saturday Am Wave (starting at 8am) – 12s, 13 Elite, 13 Open, 14 Open, 15 Open, 15 Elite, 15 Club, 16 Open, 16 Elite, 16 Club

Saturday PM Wave (starting at 3pm) – 11s, 13 Club, 14 Elite, 14 Club, 17 Open, 17 Club & 18s

All divisions will play at the Convention Center on Saturday except the 12s which could play at one of the following venues:  GRB, The Zone or FAST.  On Sunday, the 12s will play at the GRB.  On Sunday, the following divisions have the potential to play at GRB or at outlying sites:  16 Club, 15 Elite, 15 Club, 14 Club.

Schedules & results will be available on Advanced Event Systems sometime on Wednesday prior to the event. 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.

TICKETS:

Pre-purchase wristbands online to avoid the lines.  Click here to buy now.

Weekend passes will be available for purchase online starting Monday, February 16th.  Adults $10 per person and Seniors (65+) and Children 6-17 $6. All offsite locations will be selling the same weekend passes and are good at all locations. The ticket windows will be Cash only, no checks or credit cards. There is an ATM on the second floor at the GRB. Online purchases will need to pick up their wristbands on the 2nd floor of the Convention Center – above Hall B or Hall D. You must bring your printout to be scanned.   Offsite locations will also be selling tickets at the door.

Pre-sales on Friday night from 6pm-8pm at the GRB main champ desk between Hall A and B and the Hilton Americas.

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.

PLAYING SITES:
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.

GRB PARKING:
Parking is also available in various paid parking lots near the GRB 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.

GUARANTEED PARKING:
We have partnered with Parking Panda, the nationwide leader in online parking reservations, to allow visitors to purchase guaranteed parking near the tournament. View real-time availability and pricing at many locations within easy walking distance to the tournament.

Once purchased, parking is 100% guaranteed even if the location otherwise fills up. Simply present your purchase confirmation at the selected location, and this serves as your payment with no additional payments or fees ever.

***Exclusive Partner Offer: Use discount code MIZUNO15 at checkout for 15% off your first reservation***

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.

 

COLLEGE COACHES:
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.  Click here for 2015 Talent Showcase info

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 crosscourtclassic@gmail.com 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!

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