Great Yarmouth

Event Information

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Date:
28th June-29th June 2014

Venue: Britannia Pier, Marine Parade, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR30 2EH

Competitions Offered: Men’s, Women’s, U18 Boys, U18 Girls

Cost:
£40 per team    £22 U18 team (Free if already entered adult competition)

Entry Deadline: Entries and payment must be received via the Volleyball England website by no later than Friday 13th June 2014

Entries: Maximum entries 24 teams. The top 20 ranked entries will be guaranteed a place. 4 Wildcards may be issued. Teams shall be seeded in accordance with the VEBT seeding system. Wild Cards may apply at the discretion of the Beach Commission and the Tournament Organisers.

Registration & Technical Meeting
Registration will be at 8:15am on Saturday morning, with a technical briefing to be held at 8:45am. Please note that it is mandatory to be present at registration and the technical meeting. Play will commence at 9am.

Rules and Format: The competition will be run under Volleyball England and FIVB regulations. The tournament format will be determined based on the number of teams entered.

Insurance: The event will be registered and insured with Volleyball England.

Start Times:
Saturday
8:15am Player Registration
8:45am Compulsary Techincal Meeting
9:00am Play Starts

Sunday
8:45am Junior Registration
9:00am Play starts (Adult & Junior)

Court Location:
The tournament will be played on CENTRAL BEACH. This is adjacent to the Britannia Pier. The main sea front road is Marine Parade and pedestrian entry to the beach is alongside a sea front attraction called JOYLAND.

Getting to Great Yarmouth:

By Car
• From London
The A12 from Ipswich to Lowestoft and Great Yarmouth provides the most direct road route to the area. Journey times to and from the Dartford Crossing can be between 2½ and 3 hours depending on the time of day and season.
• From the Midlands The A17 via Newark to King's Lynn, then the A47 to Great Yarmouth. The A47 provides a direct link with Leicester and the East Midlands. Journey times from Newark or Leicester to Great Yarmouth vary between 3½ to 4 hours.
• From the South West Head to Cambridge M11 and take the A11 to Norwich. At the Thickthorn Roundabout and Junction with the A47 Norwich Southern By Pass turn right to follow signs to Great Yarmouth on the A47
If you are using a Sat Nav or web mapping service such as Multimap, the post code for the site is NR30 2EH
 
When planning your journey please allow for the volume of traffic that a major resort generates.
 
Car Parking
Great Yarmouth is a busy resort, and gets even busier at the weekend so don't expect to just drive up and find a space! The Long Stay car park on North Drive is the nearest, cheapest car park to Central Beach. Charges are £5 for the whole day or £3 for half a day. For your SatNav, the postcode is NR30 1ED. This car park does tend to fill up first.

Inland there is free parking in the side streets but you could find yourself driving around for a while locating a space. Watch out for residents parking permit only areas! There are short term car parks all along the sea front, however they are £1.50 per hour, payable at a meter - convenient but expensive.

The alternative Long Stay car park is at the south end of Marine Parade, just past Wellington Pier and Merrivale Model Village. It’s about at 15 minute walk back to Britannia Pier and Central Beach. Charges are £5 for the whole day or £3 for half a day. For your SatNav, the postcode is NR30 3JP.
On the way into Great Yarmouth on St Nicholas Road there is a signposted multi-storey at Market Gates Shopping Centre (NR30 1LX for your SatNav) at £6 for more than 5 hours and £5 for less than 5 hours. To be on the safe side and ensure you don't waste a lot of time looking for a place it might be a good idea to park there.  It’s about a 10-15 minute walk from Market Gates to Marine Parade down Regent Road. 

By Rail
There are InterCity services between Norwich and London Liverpool Street, with local connecting services within East Anglia.

The average journey time from London to Great Yarmouth is 2hrs 20 mins. Connecting services are available from the Midlands, the north of England and Scotland, via Peterborough. There are also local links from Norwich to Great Yarmouth.

Visit One Anglia or call 08700 409090 for timetables and ticket booking.

By Air
Norwich International Airport offers flights to and from Manchester, Edinburgh, Aberdeen, Glasgow and Exeter. Click here www.norwichairport.co.uk to find out more about flights to and from Norwich visit or call 01603 428700.

The London Stansted and London Luton airports are also within easy reach of Norfolk by road about 90 minutes journey time..

Accommodation:

Camp Sites
For camping sites Locate and Book on line at http://www.great-yarmouth.co.uk/

B&Bs
Locate and Book on line at http://www.great-yarmouth.co.uk/

Hotels 
Locate and Book on line at http://www.great-yarmouth.co.uk/

Holiday Parks
For Holiday Parks with static caravans, mobile homes and chalets, locate and book online at www.great-yarmouth.co.uk

Places to Eat and Drink:
There are loads of cafes, restaurants and bars in Great Yarmouth on the sea front and in the streets behind to suit all tastes and pockets.

Nearby Supermarkets
Sainsbury’s is 300 metres from the courts. Great Yarmouth also has an Asda near the railway station and a Tesco near the A12 roundabout.

Food and Drink during the Tournament
The closest drinking water tap is located at the beach front 200 metres from the tournament site. There are also plenty of beach side cafes.

Toilets:
The closest toilets are located on the beach front, 200m from the courts.

Contacts:
For any questions prior to the event, please contact the Volleyball England office on competitions@volleyballengland.org  or 01509 227722.
For any general information on volleyball or beach volleyball, contact the Volleyball England head office on info@volleyballengland.org

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For more information on the Volleyball England Beach Tour, please contact our competitions team via email or call 01509 227722