FAQ

Q: What is included with my $160 tournament team fee?

A: Ex. of cost comparison: The cost of a CBVA or AVP individual annual membership is $35 and one CBVA junior tournament $32.5 = $67.5. Our MBO event is $80 per athlete which is slightly more than a standard junior beach event, however please keep in mind that we only host one event annually and it is essential to recuperate our expenses to bring it back year after year.

  • Custom Design Long Sleeve Dry-fit event shirt (Valued at $40)
  • Breakfast per athlete (Valued at $10)
  • Lunch per athlete (Valued at $15)
  • Labor and equipment expenses to construct the Monterey Beach Open (There are no permanent beach courts, so our crew will need to construct the entire setup from ground up).
  •  Additional expenses such as event insurance, rental permit, overnight security, top prize-winning medals costs, supplies, city requirements such as recycling and waste, additional portable toilets, and tournament registration/bracket software.

Q: Can I enter into two divisions with different partners if they do not overlap?

A: A: No, athletes may only enter 1 division. This includes playing in different divisions with different partners. 

Q: Why can’t I play in more than one division if they don’t overlap?

A: This event sells out and we want to make sure all athletes have an opportunity to play. With COVID restrictions, athletes/teams are only allowed to play in one division.

Q: Do all teams advance to playoffs?

A: Tournament Director we decide the day off the event regarding 5 team pools. More than likely the top 4 teams in each pool will advance to a single elimination playoff bracket. If it is a 3 team pool every team will make playoffs. 

Q: Do I have to be a Member of any AAU, AVP, USAV, P1440 organization to play?

A: No 

Q: Can I get a refund if we can’t play anymore?

A: Before June 1 – Full refunds will be provided (Not including credit card fee. Credit card fee cannot be refunded). June 1 – July 17 – 50% refunds will be provided (Not including credit card fee. Credit card fee cannot be refunded). After July 17 – No refunds will be provided. 

Q: I missed the deadline; can I still register/is there still room?

A: When a division is full, or after the deadline, you can register online for the waitlist. Teams will be taken/entered into the tournament in the order they are registered on the waitlist. There is no guarantee that waitlist teams will be entered into the tournament. 

Q: My division is full, will you take more teams?

A: When a division is full, or after the deadline, you can register online for the waitlist. Teams will be taken/entered into the tournament in the order they are registered on the waitlist. There is no guarantee that waitlist teams will be entered into the tournament. 

Q: What rules do you use?

A: For the current USA Volleyball Domestic Competition Regulations, visit www.usavolleyball.org. The following section contains the rules for the National Championship. Rules may be modified by the event operator for the best interests of the participants. 

Q: Does my team have to have wear matching uniforms?                 

A: No, however it is highly encouraged to support and represent your club. 

Q: What happens if my teammate gets injured during the tournament, can I get another partner and finish the event?

A: No, once an athlete begins the event, no substitutions are allowed. If one player gets injured and can no longer play, the team must forfeit from the event. 

Q: How many teams get medals and prizes?                

A: Medals will be awarded to the first, second, and two third place teams in each division. We will also award Kauai Bikini bottoms, MBO Swag, and other sponsor gifts. 

Q: How do I change my partner?

A: INSTRUCTIONS ON CHANGING YOUR PARTNER: https://youtu.be/dpyLNFiiSyo

Q: Are directors and coaches fed at our MBO?

A: YES! We have enough food to feed not only athletes, but club directors and coaches who athletes are participating at the MBO. (To be eligible you must be actively coaching your athletes throughout the day). 

Q: Is there a group or multi-team discount if you are a club director?

A: Unfortunately, no. We sincerely appreciate you sending your teams at our event; however, we sell out every year and every team spot is essential in recuperating our expense budget. 

Q: What time should I arrive?

A: It’s best to arrive between 7:00-7:15am so you have time to park and get settled before you check in at 8:00am. There is more than enough parking within a short walking distance. Play begins at 9:00 sharp!

Q: Parking available for participants and spectators?

A: There are metered parking right next to the beach tournament venue and also additional overflow paid parking lots within walking distance of the beach.[Click here for more information with parking]


For any questions please text Tournament Director:Jason Companion @ (831) 238-2362 or email at jason@montereybeachopen.com


Hope to see you in Beautiful Monterey Bay!