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Charlie Saikley 6-Man Adds Jr. Tournament

Jul 09, 2015 01:57PM ● By DigMB Staff

Casey Jennings plays in a wig.

For the first time in its 55-year history, the fabled Charlie Saikley 6-Man Beach Volleyball Tournament is offering a Junior 6-Man Beach Volleyball Tournament for players 18 and under. The Jr. version will be held on Sunday, Aug. 2 beginning at 9 a.m. on the sand just south of Manhattan Beach Pier.

The Saikley 6-Man, one of beach volleyball's premier events, draws players from throughout the nation, who play in costumes. The Jr. event promises to be equally exciting, as its players can play co-ed and wear costumes.

"The Junior 6-Man provides youth who play on the beach or indoors an opportunity to get together, dress up, and have fun while doing something they love and, generally speaking, boys don’t get to play with girls, so, Jr. 6-Man is a fun way for boys and girls to play together on one team and compete against their friends," says Jessica Vincent, recreation services manager for the City of Manhattan Beach Parks & Recreation Department.

"It’s also preparing teams to play against the best of the best in the iconic Charlie Saikley 6-Man (in future years)," she noted. "Charlie believed in youth, and to continue his legacy and passion for the sport of beach volleyball, working with his son, J. Saikley, we created the Jr. 6-Man."

Ages 10 to 18 (age is determined by your age the day of the tournament) are welcome to play at a cost of $100 per team with a maximum of 10 juniors per team. Divisions are slated to include 
  • 14 and Under Co-Ed;
  • 18 and Under Girls;
  • 18 and Under Boys, and
  • 18 and Under Co-Ed
The Jr. 6-Man will be played long court with rally scoring and a white leather ball using Southern California Volleyball Association rules. All matches will be officiated. The type of playwill be determined by the number of entries.

Teams can register online via the city's website through Friday, July 17.

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