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All the Volleyball You Can Handle!

posted Feb 5, 2012, 3:25 PM by Laurie Peterka   [ updated Jan 29, 2013, 5:42 PM by Laurie Peterka ]
Check out the volleyball line up folks!!!

Sat 2/11 - For the Love of Volleyball at the Hyatt Regency Saipan: this tournament began at Fiesta and moved to Hyatt last year when the Marianas Cup Beach Volleyball Festival (MCBVF) moved to the Fiesta. This tournament features men's and women's doubles and serves as a warm-up for teams to practice before the MCBVF. Contact Robin or Vangi at Hyatt (670-2341234) or click on the event name for more information.

Sat-Sun 2/18 & 19 - Marianas Junior Cup at Gun Beach, Tumon, Guam: The newest edition to the MCBVF! NMIVA and Guam Volleyball Federation are partnering to extend the number of days and number of ways that we get to have pro beach volleyball players with us in the Marianas. The Marianas Junior Cup will feature men's and women's doubles in both 21U and 18U Divisions. Registration is due 2/17 and entry fees will be $30/team. NMIVA members will receive a $5/person discount and Guam volleyball players will receive a $5 discount for early-bird registration. Contact Jon Cramer for more info (671) 727-4999.

Sat-Sun 2/18 & 19 - Tinian Hot Pepper Festival 4-P Beach Volleyball Tournament, Tachogna Beach, Tinian: Hey now, if the pepper festival wasn't "hot enough" already look out cuz there is going to be some smokin hot volleyball at the beach during the annual Hot Pepper Festival! Entry is free for this single elimination tournament and there are cash prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place! Click on the event name for more information.

Wed 2/22 - Marianas Cup Youth Clinic with the Pros, Fiesta Resort & Spa, Saipan: Which Pros are coming is the most common question we hear from the kids and when are they coming??? Here we go! Continuing by popular demand, all of our visiting Pro beach volleyball players from Japan, New Zealand and the U.S. will be holding a FREE 2-hour clinic (4p-6p) for youth ages 10-21. Membership is not required to participate. 

Fri 2/24 - Marianas Cup Pro Beach Volleyball Exhibition Matches, Fiesta Resort & Spa, Saipan: This is great Friday night fun for EVERYONE at one of Saipan's most beautiful beaches! Come on down - no admission fee - open to all ages. Fiesta Resort & Spa will have a beach-side bar set up with drinks and snacks to purchase while you enjoy watching Pro players vying for MCBVF bragging rights! Exhibition matches will start at 5:30p. Playing in the ProAm? Dont miss your chance to play in the ProAm with your very own Pro! The Pro raffle draw will take place around 7:30pm.

Sat-Sun 2/25 & 26 - Marianas Cup ProAm Pool Play & Double Elimination, Fiesta Resort & Spa, Saipan: Yes! You heard it right! This is the 20th anniversary of the original Marianas Cup Beach Volleyball Festival. It all started back in 1992 at the Hyatt beach, then moved to PIC in 1993 where it stayed until 2010. Last year, Fiesta Resort and Spa become the MCBVF's new home! Each year the event has grown and flexed in various ways. Around 2004, the idea of making the event ProAm was an idea that swept beach volleyballers off their feet. We've enjoyed a number of Pro Players from all around the world who are now friends for life --- we thank you all for helping us make each and every event successful...allowing the CNMI to continue its development throughout all these years! Click on the the event title above for more information. See event schedule here. See registration here.

Fri/Sat 3/2 & 3 - MISO Girls End-of-Season Tournament, MHS Gymnasium, Saipan: This year's MISO Girl's season league consists of seven total teams --- almost doubling last year! With the season taking a little longer, they will be hosting their end-of-season tournament right in front of this year's Marianas Kids Cup! Click on the event name for more information.

Sun 3/4 - Marianas Kids Cup, Fiesta Resort & Spa, Saipan: Happy 5th Birthday to the Marianas Kids Cup! This event started with only five teams competing the first year. It has now grown into a full blown event! This year's event will be limited to 17U and 14U Divisions and continue as in the  4-P format with one lady on the court at all times. Anyone 18-years or older are welcome to join either the Junior or the ProAm Cup events. Registration for this event will take place on Sat 3/3 at the MHS Gymasium from 10am-2pm. Please contact Ms. Mili for more details at (670) 287-9811.

Inquiries for any of the above events can also be sent to nmivolleyball@gmail.com