The California Beach Volleyball Association (CBVA) held their Halloween Classic Junior Beach Volleyball Tournament and costume contest at Coronado’s Central Beach Sunday, October 29th. The tournament included Girls 12 and under and 14 and under, as well as Boys and Girls both 16 and 18 and under. Prior to the start of the tournament, teams who dressed up for the Halloween costume contest paraded past the voting booth. From unicorns to dinosaurs, Karens to Minions, the two-person teams went all out with their costumes.
Sumo Wrestlers were an early favorite, Santa and Mrs. Claus offered cookies, Taylor Swift and Travis Kelce had many chuckling, but when all had marched by, the talented duo of Carly Hixson and Sam Herman who dressed as ‘rednecks’ took the top prize. Herman is committed to play beach volleyball next year at the University of Southern California and Hixson will bring her talents to UC Berkeley. Second place went to U14 girls Olivia Karvelis and Lauren Shammer who dressed up as ‘The Karens’ and had people laughing as they complained the whole way past the judges table. In third place, U16 team Morgan Ritter and Mika Bryant dressed up as a camel. Fun was had by all prior to the launch of the tournament.
After the costume contest inners were chosen, play began. From 9:30 am until 4 pm, the teams battled it on the sand. The spectators shared that Coronado is one of their favorite venues for the Juniors events as the sand is nice and the location is clean and safe. The Halloween event moved to Coronado’s Central Beach this year from Ocean Beach where it has been held in the past. The level of play was impressive and the weather was perfect for the event.