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About The E-Invitational

The E-Invitational is a unique annual beach volleyball tournament set to be played on the sand of Hermosa Beach, California. The top college and high school players from around the country will be invited to compete. Players will be paired with different teammates throughout the event, with match victories and positive point differentials contributing to each player’s score! Point standings will be kept each round and the top two highest point earners will move to the next round in the tournament and the individual winner will earn GOLD.

The challenge for players will be to develop chemistry with unfamiliar playing partners. Thus, it will be important for players to over-communicate and get the most out of each partner.

Rules of the E-Invitational Format:

  • Each female beach athlete signs up as an individual
  • They will be placed in Monarch pools of 4 players based on USAV rankings and advice from their coaches.
  • Round I: 1st game-Team 1&4 vs 2&3, 2nd game Team 1&3 vs 2&4, 3rd game 1&2 vs 3&4 or some combo of this format.
  • Each round will play one game to 21 rally scoring win by 2
  • The top two girls with the best win/loss and point differential will move on to the next round where they will be placed into another Monarch pool of 4 girls.
  • The bottom 2 girls will be placed in the Silver Monarch pool/bracket.
  • The Silver Consolation Round: 1st game-Team 1&4 vs 2&3, 2nd game Team 1&3 vs 2&4, 3rd game 1&2 vs 3&4 or some combo of this format.
  • The Silver bracket games will play one game to 21 rally scoring win by 2 then the scores will be compiled to determine how they finished.
  • Round II: 1st game-Team 1&4 vs 2&3, 2nd game Team 1&3 vs 2&4, 3rd game 1&2 vs 3&4 or some combo of this format.
  • All games will be played to 21 rally scoring win by 2
  • The top two girls with the best win/loss and point differential will move on to the next round where they will be placed into another Monarch pool of 4 girls.
  • This format will continue until we get to the final 4 players
  • Final IV: 1st game-Team 1&4 vs 2&3, 2nd game Team 1&3 vs 2&4, 3rd game 1&2 vs 3&4 or some combo of this format.
  • There is only one winner so the girl with the best win/loss and point differential will earn GOLD.
  • In case of a tie in any pool during all rounds, the girls will roll for partners and play a shortened game to 7 switching sides after only 2 points scored to ensure one side is not more favorable than the other.

Other versions:

Scoring of Games- You can play games to 15 or 11 by side-out scoring.  Games to 15 teams would switch sides on multiples of 5 and when you play games to 11, teams switch sides on multiples of 4. You can play rally scoring and have games to 28, switching sides on multiples of 7 or match play 2 out 3, games to 21 and if a third if necessary one game to 15 to determine a winner and teams must win by 2.
How many girls come out of each pool?  You can take the top girl only or top 3.
In case of a tie, you can take the girl with the higher seed.  She would move on to form a new pool while the other girl would be eliminated.