The Mizuno Cross Court Classic has been cancelled for both weekends, March 14–15 and March 21–22, 2020 due to the current health scare in Houston and around the nation.
We will begin refunding all pre-purchased spectator tickets via EventBrite as well as those purchased in bulk through your club. EventBrite will be doing a mass refund to all ticketholders within 7-10 days. It is not necessary to email us your ticket information to receive a refund. Thank you for your understanding and patience during the past few days.
Cross Court Classic will return March 20–21, 2021
March 14-15, 2020
18s, 17s, 16s, 15s and 14 Open & 14 Elite
March 21-22, 2020
14 Club, 13s, 12s and 11s
George R. Brown Convention Center
For 2020 only, Cross Court Classic will be played on 2 consecutive weekends. Due to a large number of conventions in the city this year, we were forced to play on two consecutive weekends. Cross Court Classic is the largest non-qualifier in the state of Texas with over 700 teams participating every year. It is hosted in the George R. Brown Convention Center in downtown Houston and several other Houston area volleyball complexes. Please note that the tournament has met its capacity for the past FIVE years prior to the deadline so sign up EARLY to ensure your spot in the event.
General InformationTOURNAMENT INFORMATION LINKS:
There will be no tiebreaking matches for this tournament. All ties will be determined based on the USAV Qualifier Manual.
TRAINERS: will be available at the GRB next to each tournament desk (Hall A and Hall A3)
VENDORS: If you are interested in being a vendor at the tournament, contact Bohnnie at email@example.com
Team Registration & Check In
Registration opened October 1, 2019. This event typically is filled prior to the registration deadline in January. Please understand that to be accepted, you must register through Advanced Events Systems and complete payment.
DivisionsPlease pay attention to which division you register for because it may be difficult to change after registration closes:
- Most competitive and should be entered by top teams in the club. Teams in this division should be consistently a #1 team in pool play
- Very competitive division and should be entered by top or second teams in the club. Teams in this division should be a consistent #1 or #2 team in pool play
- For teams who do not qualify as an open or elite team.
Coaches Check InCoaches should pick up passes Friday night or Saturday prior to playing. Wristbands will only be given to coaches listed on the roster by name. We will not give wristbands based on the # of coaches on the roster.
- Friday 6-8pm at the Main Champ Desk in Hall A
- Saturday 7am-9am and 2pm-4pm near the Main Entrance of Hall A
|Entry Fee||Registration Deadline|
|$500||1/01/2020 or earlier if divisions fill prior to the deadline.|
Schedule & Results
AM Wave Starts at 8am and PM Wave Starts no earlier than 2pm
March 14-15, 2020 (Weekend #1)
March 21-22, 2020 (Weekend #2)
Schedules & results will be posted on Advanced Event Systems. There will be a bank of computers near each tournament desk with AES available. If you see an error in results, please tell the tournament staff so that the scoresheet can be reviewed and the system can be corrected.
All offsite locations will accept the same weekend passes. Cash sales and pre-purchased wristbands redemption will be available at the following locations:
|noon - 2pm (March 13th only)|
6 - 8:00pm
|GRB Main Desk in Hall A|
|6:00pm - 8:00pm||Hilton Americas lobby|
|Starting at 6:45am||Redeem Pre-purchased Wristbands and Purchase Wristbands in Hall A Lobby|
Pre-sale Online Weekend Pass Prices: Adults — $16 Sr (65+)/Child (6-17) — $8
On-Site: Wristbands will be sold at the main entrance of Hall A. Sales are Cash Only, no checks or credit cards. There will be ATMs in the Hall A and D lobbies. Offsite locations will also be selling tickets at the door.
Day-of Weekend Pass Price: Adults — $20 Sr (65+)/Child (6-17) — $12
Day-of Daily Ticket Price: Adults — $13 Sr (65+)/Child (6-17) — $10
Spectator Warning: As spectators, you may choose to be in close proximity to the volleyball courts. You do so at your own risk. Be mindful that volleyballs may come from multiple directions.
HOTEL INFORMATION:Book through Advanced Event Systems.
The main site will be the George R Brown Convention Center. All teams will play in the convention center on Saturday. On Sunday, some teams will play at one of the following offsite locations: FAST Complex and Skyline. All other divisions will be played exclusively at the convention center. See the Map of Venues page for addresses and directions. The Division will be announced after registration closes if any teams will play offsite.
Parking is available in various paid parking lots near the GRB as well as under Discovery Green Park directly across from the Convention Center. There is a new parking garage located near the Hall A side of the GRB. NO PARKING IN THE BACK OF THE CONVENTION CENTER – there is NO ENTRY from that side of the building. You will have to walk around the convention center if you park behind the loading docks. There is no entrance in the back. Parking Meters downtown are NOT free on Saturdays. Prices vary, but most lots are between $10-$40 per day. Downtown parking lot attendants will be wearing a yellow vest with a badge.
The downtown Polk exit is the way almost all mapping technology guides drivers…. this is not the only way to get to the GRB. Although we will have officers working in that area to help the flow of traffic and pedestrians, we recommend to look up other ways to navigate in order to relieve the congestion in that area.
No chairs are allowed to be brought into the GRB (there will be chairs around each court). There will be several food/drink vendors set up throughout the GRB for water and snacks. There is limited free WiFi in the GRB.
Please have college ID ready to show at entrance. University Athlete will be providing college coaches information for:
Division 1 - 1st coach: $50
Division 1 - 2nd coach: $25
Division 2 - 1st coach: $50
Division 2 - 2nd coach: $25
Div 3 and lower - 1st coach: $50
Div 3 and lower - 2nd coach: $25
List of college coaches that will be attending Cross Court Classic in 2020: here
The Talent Showcase will be held Friday, March 13th at the GRB.The Club South Talent Showcase provides an opportunity for high school athletes and Junior College/Community College athletes, who are uncommitted, to showcase their abilities to college coaches of all levels.
Registration information will be available in early 2020.
THERE WILL BE NO DAY-OF REGISTRATIONS!!
For Showcase questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org