Mizuno Cross Court Classic/Tour Finals

T-SHIRTS: Can still be ordered here.

The Schedule has been Posted (as of 4pm Tuesday) here: www.advancedeventsystems.com  Please note the schedule is subject to change.  We will not notify you of changes that happen on or before Friday at noon.

Coaches Check In:  Friday night 5-8 at the GRB Main Tournament Desk in Hall A or Saturday before pool play begins from 7-9am and 2-4pm (left of the doors).  You will receive a coaches pass for the head coach and asst coach to get into the venue.  No rosters needed unless AES roster is not correct.  Players will not get bag tags – they will be let in by having their uniform on.

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.

MARCH MADNESS – we will have a couple of TVs set up in Hall E so that you can enjoy a little March Madness when your child is not playing!

SATURDAY WAVES (all in the GRB except 16 teams in 14 Elite will play at The Zone on Sat only – exact teams to be announced after seeding complete):

AM WAVE (8am start):  18s, 17 Open, 17 Club, 16 Open, 16 Elite, 16 Club, 15 Open, 15 Elite, 14 Open, 14 Elite, 13 Open

PM WAVE (3pm start):  15 Club, 14 Club, 13 Elite, 13 Club, 12s

SUNDAY:  Everyone except the following groups play at the GRB Sunday.  The outlying sites/division are as follows:  The Zone will host part of 16 Club & 13 Club; FAST will host part of 16 Club; Tornados will host part of 16 Club and 15 Club;  Willowbrook will host part of 15 Club and 15 Elite; Spike Sport will host part of 15 Club.

Cross Court will be held March 22-23 2014 at the GRB Convention Center and various other Houston area sites as needed. 

See the Schedule at  www.advancedeventsystems.com

2014 Information: Approx. 720 teams in Cross Court; 128 courts

2014 Team listing: CC 2014- List of Teams

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:

SCHEDULES/RESULTS:

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.

TICKETS:
Weekend passes will be sold for $8 per person. Seniors (65+) and Children 6-17 $5. 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.

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 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.

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 21st. Please visit Club South Volleyball for registration and information.

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 20th, 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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