Big Apple Tournament Info

Gotham Volleyball League is proud to present our 36th Big Apple Tournament. You can find all of the details about the tournament here. If you have any questions, email us and we’ll work to get them resolved. We look forward to seeing you in New York City this spring.

Lew Smith
Big Apple XXXVII

When: April 4-5, 2020

Divisions: A1, BB, B

Space is available for 50 teams. Individual divisions may be capped based on entries received. Get your registration and fees in early!

Team fee is $575 for up to 7 players if made on or before February 15, 2020 and $625 if made between February 16 and March 19. Add $75 for each additional player. Refunds will be offered until March 19, 2020.

Current Waitlist Order (as of 3/1/2020):

B Division BB Division
1. NYC Black Squad 1. NY Fat Girls
2. NY Dyosas 2. NY Toxic
3. NY Snap, Crackle, Tongue Pop 3. NY Not Today
4. NJ Squad 4. NY Thaitanium

Registration OptionsDivisionTeam Name



Driving Directions to Queens College

2020 Player Guide (Including tournament rules, schedule of events,  and pool play schedule)

A1 Division Seeds

BB Division Seeds
B Division Seeds
Captains can pick up line up sheets for Sunday Elimination Play at Tournament HQ

Sunday Elimination Schedule

Facility: Matches for B and BB will be held at Queens College – Fitzgerald Gym. The College is located at the corner of Kissena Boulevard and the Long Island Expressway in Flushing, Queens. A1 matches will be held at Bayard Rustin Educational Complex (351 W. 18th St, New York, NY 10011).

Rules: The Big Apple Tournament will follow the rules of play as described in the NAGVA Rules and Regulations.

Divisions: Teams must play in the appropriate division. Team Reps are responsible for ensuring non-rated players are the skill level (or below) of the division in which they register. Teams will not be allowed to shift divisions.

Officiating: NAGVA Rules and Regulations states in Section 6 that teams must provide a certified 1st referee and a certified scorekeeper for all matches. This rule will be enforced at the Big Apple. Further, the rules state that if a team cannot provide a certified 1st referee or certified scorekeeper, they must pay the cost of obtaining one from the tournament committee.

The Officiating and Scorekeeping Clinics are now online. Please go to the NAGVA Scorekeeper & Referee Exams for more information.

Teams without a NAGVA certified up-official or scorekeeper will be required to pay $30 per match per position.

If a team cannot provide a 1st referee or scorekeeper and does not pay the required fee, they WILL NOT play at the tournament and will not receive a refund.

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