A highly-regarded beach volleyball competition is returning to Bridlington over the weekend of 8-9 July.
The 35th Bridlington Open Volleyball Championship is aimed at all levels of player and is contested over two days, attracting competitors from all over the north of England.
More than 500 players from 96 teams will descend on the town’s beautiful South Beach for the annual tournament, which is sponsored and supported by East Yorkshire (EY) Events.
The players compete in matched of mixed pairs and teams of four, with numerous countries previously represented, including competitors originally hailing from places such as Brazil, Japan, USA, Hungary, Poland and even a Rwandan International having all experienced the first-class location over the last couple of years. The money raised is used to support junior players within the Yorkshire region.
Dave Speers, director of the tournament, said:
“Over the past 35 years, I have looked to find the ideal site and nowhere can beat Bridlington South Beach because of its ease of access, including the park and ride, two cafes and beach chalets available for hire right in front of the tournament.
“The support from East Riding of Yorkshire Council, South Cliff Caravan Park, Markis’s Leisure and local businesses, not to mention the view of the bay, brings teams back year-on-year to this tournament. Bridlington South is the best beach volleyball location on the east coast.”
This hugely-popular weekend is just one of a series of sporting events throughout the year which continues to help secure Bridlington and the East Riding as ‘The Resort for Sport’.
“We are delighted to once again be hosting such a wonderful event. It goes to show there is no better coastal venue than Bridlington to provide beach and water based activities. With the variety of other events, it really highlights our commitment of bringing top-class sporting spectacles to the East Riding.”
Spectating is free and everyone is welcome to come along and watch the action.
For more information regarding the event and how to enter, visit the competition website www.bridbeach.co.uk