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JSVBA -- Frequently Asked Questions -- FAQ's

How Do I Enter a JSVBA Tournament?
There are actually five ways to enter a tournament.
  1. Call the office at (732) 714-9963 and enter by phone.
  2. Fax the entry form to (732) 714-9958.
  3. Enter by filling out the form on the Web Page.
  4. Mail the entry form with a check to the JSVBA at 1504 Boat Landing Rd. Pt. Pleasant, NJ 08742.
  5. Let your teammate do it!

How do I pay for an E-Mail, Phone, or Fax Entry?
When you check-in at the beach we will collect your fee from you. We accept Checks, Cash, Money Orders, and Negotiable Bonds. We do not accept credit cards.

How do I get one of the Free T-shirts for entering?
You must be one of the teams that pays an entry fee and checks-in. Everyone gets a Shirt!

What time do I have to be there?
You should be at the site and Checked-In by 8:30 AM, Saturdays or Sundays, Check-In closes at 8:45 AM.

What happens if I am late for check-in?
We take great pride in the fact that our events start on-time (usually all divisions start before 9 AM). At the very least, you will have to pay a $10 late check-in fee. You might lose your spot in the tournament. If your entry is pre-paid you will forfeit your entry fee. If your entry is a phone, fax, or e-mail entry see the question below. While we try to be understanding, our responsibilities are with the players that are there on time. When you are late no one knows for sure whether you are coming or not. If we left you in the tournament and you were scheduled into a 4-team pool and you didn't show, then we would have to move those teams into other pools requiring them to pick up their stuff and trek down the beach to a different net, or worse yet, they would only play two matches. You certainly wouldn't want to do that if it was you and nobody else wants to either.

What happens if I don't show up after entering by Phone, Fax, or E-Mail?
Your Phone, Fax, and E-Mail entry priveleges will be revoked for the rest of the season. That may seem harsh but our responsibilties are to the players that do show up. We take great pride in the fact that our events start on-time (usually all divisions start before 9 AM).

How do I find someone to play with?
This is a common question that has no easy answer. However, with the advent of our Find A Partner Events, and our Find A Partner Listing on the Web Page it has gotten easier. Play in one of the Find A Partner Tournaments and we will match you up with other players that are looking for partners also. Or go to the JSVBA web site (jsvba.com) to post a listing and then look through the other listings to find someone you might want to play with. The only other answer is to ask anyone and everyone that you think might want to play (Don't limit yourself to just people you already know play VB) until someone either says yes or suggests someone else for you to play with.

How do I find Check-In?
Directions to the sites are available by calling the office, or by downloading them off the web site Directions to Tournament Sites .

What do I do at Check-In?
  1. First and foremost, don't be late, at the very least, it will cost you money, and possibly your spot in the tournament. More importantly, 500-1,000 people are waiting for you so that we can start. And we know you don't want to be rude and inconsiderate to all of those players.
  2. You can check-in from about 7:30 AM or earlier (we are there usually by 6:00 AM) till 8:45 AM.
  3. When you get to the site, first look to find your name in your division on the sandwich boards with the copies of the check-in sheets. If you don't find your name then look through the other divisions to see if you find it, our computerized rating system will move your team up to match your rating.
  4. When you find your name and if you mailed us a check go straight to the lines for checking in.
  5. If you entered by Phone, Fax, used our Web Site Entry Form, or for some reason you need to pay us, you need to go through the Unpaid Entry line to pay for your entry before you can check-in.
  6. When you check-in you will be told which net # you will be playing pool play at.
  7. If you Check-in early enough to get Free T-Shirts you will be given tickets for them.
  8. Now you leave the check-in table to make room for the next team. Usually, we will have the T-Shirts available during check-in off to the side somewhere and you can turn your tickets in then or come back later for the shirts. Whichever you decide to do, you should then go and purchase your beach badges, if you haven't already.
  9. Then go to your net, and set up camp.

What do I do when I get to my Net?
First thing you should do is to help place the boundary lines on your court. Then you can warm-up or just chill out until the pool sheet gets there (We try very hard to make sure that all the pool sheets are at the courts by 9:00 AM). The pool sheets include a waiver form and the schedule of play for all the teams at your net. After you sign the waiver you either play, referee and keep score, or are waiting to play according to the schedule on the sheet. Usually, someone at the net has played before and knows the drill. Yes, you must referee when you are scheduled to do so. If you need a rulebook we have them at the director's booth.

What do I do at the End of Pool Play?
If you did well in pool play and are one of the top two teams on your net you will continue on to the single elimination playoffs. You should bring the pool sheet to the director's booth and then return to your net to await the start of the playoffs. If you didn't do so well, you can usually find other players to commiserate your mutually bad fortune with, go home, stay and watch the playoffs, go to the tournament party, or just hang out.

What happens if I'm in the Playoffs?
In the playoffs you will play back to back matches until you either lose or win the tournament. The matches may require you to move from net to net in your division and after each match (IMPORTANT) you need to fill in your result on the playoff sheet.

What do I do if I lose in the Playoffs?
You must stay and referee the next match. If you don't and the teams complain to us you will forfeit the next time you make the playoffs and referee then. This severely draconian penalty is strictly enforced! Stay and Ref! If you won, you would stay to play.

What happens if I win?
You bring the completed playoff sheet to the director's booth and we all celebrate your victory with handshakes, hugging, kissing, backslapping, and, oh yeah, we give you your Prizes.


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