20120908 THE LUAU CHICAGOLAND'S LARGEST GRASS VOLLEYBALL TOURNAMENT
CHICAGOLAND'S LARGEST GRASS VOLLEYBALL TOURNAMENT
SEPTEMBER 8, 2012 | NORTHERLY ISLAND, CHICAGO, IL
The Luau tournament is in its 17th year and is held on the beautiful ninety acre Northerly Island, located on Lake Michigan in the heart of downtown Chicago. Soak up both the sun and Northerly Island’s spectacular 360 degree views of the Chicago skyline while you play!
The Luau is Chicago’s largest grass volleyball event for all levels of play and boasts over 2,500 participants. Tournament play begins in the morning with the Miller 64 beer truck parked right up on the grass to get the party started! Entry fee for the event includes tournament play, food, beer & a DJ music all day. Spectators are encouraged and welcome to come; a $30 fee includes all-you-can-eat and drink during the day. Hop on the Volley Trolley Saturday evening to cruise around downtown and continue the partying!
You must be 19yrs to play in the tournament and 21yrs to drink consume alcohol. Rain or shine - no refunds.
1300 S. Lynn White Drive, Chicago, IL 60605
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Friday North Avenue Beach Tournament Information
Back by popular demand is the Friday Luau Beach Volleyball tournament at the notorious North Avenue Beach! Whether you live in Chicago or are driving in from out of town this is a great opportunity to get the most out of the Luau weekend by playing two days! Your team can hang out at the boathouse on the beach for drinks after the tournament is over. Get your Luau weekend in full gear by heading to the beach on Friday!
Men's 2's (AA, A, B) - $45 per team until August 17th
Women's 2's (AA, BB) - $45 per team until August 17th
Coed 4's (BB, Rec) - $75 per team until August 17th
The beach tournament will start at 1:00 PM.
Saturday Grass Tournament Information
Click here for a list of registered teams + pools (court #'s will be added Friday PM).
All teams are guaranteed pool play w/ top teams playing in the championship bracket & bottom teams playing in the consolation bracket.
Breakfast will begin at 7 AM
Men's & women's triples check in starts at 7:15 AM
Men's & Women's tournaments start at 8:00 AM
Coed 4's & 6's check in starts at 8:15 AM
Coed 4's & 6's tournaments start at 9:00 AM
Beer is included from 10 AM-5PM
Lunch will begin at 11 AM
Click here for Luau grass rules!
Men's Triples (Open, AA, A, BB, B) - $64 per player until August 17th
Women's Triples (Open, A, BB, B) - $64 per player until August 17th
Coed 4's (A, B, Rec) - $64 per player player until August 17th
Coed 6's (B, Rec)- $55 per player player until August 17th
Over $6000 in cash & prizes!!
As in years past, Luau registration is priced on a per player basis, meaning that if you have 3 players for a triple's team, you pay for 3 players, if you have 4 players for a triples team, you pay for 4 players, etc. The 4's & 6's divisions work the same way where you pay per player, NOT per team. Each registrant's fee includes tournament play, breakfast, lunch and beer (10a-5p). Beer will be available for purchase before 10am. Only paying participants/spectators may take part in the tournament and all of the festivities.
Not playing? No problem! Spectator passes are available for purchase for $30 and include food and beer throughout the day! Click here to purchase your spectator pass in advance.
Saturday Cornhole/Bags Tournament Information
We have added a Cornhole/Bags Tournament to the Saturday Luau festivities! Now everyone can be a part of the Luau event even if you are not a volleyball player! The tournament includes the bags tournament, all you can eat & drink with cash prizes for the top teams.
Saturday Night "Volley Trolley" Information
Catch a ride on the Volley Trolley on Saturday evening for the Luau bar crawl! We’ll be starting downtown and offering a 3 hour party crawl on open-air trolleys throughout our magnificent city. Alcohol is permitted (and encouraged) on the trolley!
CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE YOUR TROLLEY TICKET!
Hotel rooms at the Hyatt Regency Downtown are still available for Saturday night only (Friday sold out) at $139/night. It is just one block off of Michigan Avenue (151 E. Wacker) and less than two miles from Northerly Island. Additional rooms have been added at the Hyatt McCormick Center for both Friday & Saturday evening at a discounted rate of $139/night. Reserve your room now while we still have rooms still available!
Click here to book your room a the Hyatt Regency Downtown!
Click here to book your room at the Hyatt McCormick Center!
Hotel Information Saturday Tournament Check-In & Parking
Please have your ID ready at check-in. No wristband or mug will be given to anyone without a valid ID! Outside alcohol is not permitted and security will be checking coolers at the entrance. Metered parking is available on South Lynn White Drive for $1/hr or in the lots at the Adler Planetarium for $11/day before 9:30am (approx 12 min walk from tournament site) and $19/day after 9:30am.
Arrive early as there will be lines to park into these lots!
For directions to the Adler parking lots please click here.
Dress to impress! The best team and best individual costume will win back their entry fee into the tournament (value not to exceed $236).
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