2019 Men’s and Women’s U.S. Open

Applications Open: December 1, 2018

Application Deadline: March 1, 2019

The North American Sand Soccer Championships' U.S. Open started in 2001 to attract top domestic and international teams as the sport grew in popularity and expanded across  the globe. Initially titled the "U.S. National Finals," the U.S. Open was the first event of its kind in the United States to offer a significant cash purse. Since 2001, participants representing over twenty countries have made their way to Virginia Beach to participate in the tournament. In 2018, sixteen teams competed for the $25,000 purse in three days of intense action.

Dates: June 6 - 9, 2019

Event Schedule:  

  • Thursday, June 6 - team registration and player welcome party
  • Friday, June 7 - matches all day
  • Saturday, June 8 - matches all day
  • Sunday, June 9 - Semi-Finals and Finals

Purse: The men's total purse is $25,000 (shared between 1st - 4th place). The women's total purse is $5,000 (shared between 1st - 3rd place).

Entry Fee: $650 per team (men’s and women’s)

Contact: Please contact U.S. Open Director, Matt Whalen, via email at: Matt.Whalen@sandsoccer.com for more information.

New in 2019: U.S. Open Women's Division

Deadline to Enter: The entry deadline for the U.S. Open is March 1, 2019, when both application and full entry fee is required in hand at the HRSC Office in Virginia Beach. Professional and timely team administration is expected. Team/player history will be required from teams who have not previously participated in NASSC.

International Entries: Must alert local U.S. consulates and football federations regarding intentions to travel to ensure timely passports and visas. Formal NASSC Letters of Invitation are available on request.

Rosters: Rosters are not required until registration at the U.S. Open Player Party on Thursday, June 6, 2019

Rules: Refer to standard rules published on the tournament website

Team Size: Maximum of 12 players. No roster changes permitted for any reason once submitted at registration. All players may dress for and compete in a match.

Transportation: Team (vice individual) transport may be provided on a case basis to/from Norfolk International Airport to lodging site, if coordinated well in advance. Commercial taxi service is available for individuals coming independently and for team supporters.

Travel & Lodging: Teams are responsible for their own travel and lodging. Distant travelers routinely develop their own sponsors. Discounted lodging prices are available on a first come - first served basis.

Uniforms: Formal soccer uniforms are required for the U.S. Open, including matching shorts and numbered shirts. Teams should be prepared to wear either light or dark numbered jerseys. Scrimmage vests will not be permitted. The U.S. Open is heavily covered by the media.

2018 Men's U.S. Open Winners:

First Place - Maryzillians, Maryland, U.S.A.

Second Place - Great Lakes BSC, Michigan, U.S.A.

Third Place - RWB Select, California, U.S.A.

2018 U.S. Open Participating Teams:

  • Antioquia BSC, Colombia
  • Great Lakes Beach Soccer, Michigan, U.S.A.
  • New England FC, Massachusetts, U.S.A.
  • Syracuse BSC, New York, U.S.A.
  • Beach Soccer Zeeland, Netherlands
  • Gobeachsoccer, California, U.S.A.
  • PA Azzuri, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.
  • Tidewater Captains, U.S.A.
  • Costa Rica National Team, Costa Rica
  • HRSC Elite, Virginia, U.S.A.
  • RWB Select, California, U.S.A.
  • Toronto BSC, Canada
  • FLA, Florida, U.S.A.
  • Maryzilians, Maryland, U.S.A.
  • Santa Cruz BSC, California, U.S.A.
  • VB Alliance, Virginia, U.S.A.

 

 

Please contact U.S. Open Director, Matt Whalen, via email at: Matt.Whalen@sandsoccer.com for more information.