- Venue: Clearwater Beach, Florida
The 2016 Major Beach Soccer qualifying tournament which took place last weekend 16/17th at Clearwater beach was a tremendous success. This year we had close to 50 teams who tried to obtain their invitation to the 7th National Championship to be held December 10-11th 2016 on Clearwater beach.
On Saturday the tournament produced some very competitive beach soccer play from both young and old players alike! And despite a strong storm that rolled through the beach on Saturday afternoon that halted play for an hour and a half, we were able to finish the day on schedule!
Clearwater Beach Photo Gallery
Thank you to everyone who came, played and supported Major Beach Soccer! be sure to check out the 2016 Clearwater Beach Photo Gallery.
U12 (Co-Ed): The U12 Co-ed division was won by the Slithereens coached by Jose Holguin & Michael Clark. They outplayed the Calvary Chapel team to win the final by a 5-1 margin:
- Champion: Slithereens ...5
- Runner Up: Calvary Chapel ...1
U16 (Female): The U16 Female division was a great close game with some good beach soccer being played. The Sand Savages from Holiday FL coached by John Peppe ended up edging out the Lady Flames from Brandon by a close score of 3-2:
- Champion: Sand Savages ...3
- Runner Up: Lady Flames ...2
Women's Open: The Women’s final was won by our long time friends and attendees from Charlotte Carolina and last year’s MBS 2015 champions the Peace Passers. They were able to outplay Coach John Solek’s Palm Beach Riptide:
- Champion: Peace Passers ...4
- Runner Up: Palm Beach Riptide ...2
Men's Open: The Men’s Open division winners IABS-White coached by Bob Klemczak out of Boca Raton were able to book their invite to the 2016 National championship by beating Sofa King Good by a convincing 3-0 score line:
- Champion: IABS-White ...3
- Runner Up: Sofa King Good ...0
Co-Ed: The Co-Ed division Champions Sand Blind from Tallahassee and coached by Josh Baruno had 8 goals in their game with Sand Blind coming out on top 5-3 against the very good team Ocala Storm:
- Champion: Sand Blind ...5
- Runner Up: Ocala Storm ...3
Co-Ed (Over 30): The Co-Ed Over 30s winners also came from Ocala. They were the Ocala Hooligans coached by Jared Walton, This too was a high scoring game producing a total of 10 goals! With the Ocala team coming out on top 6-4 against the Big Shenangians from Oldsmar:
- Champion: Ocala Hooligans ...6
- Runner Up: Big Shenangians ...4
We have been extremely pleased to witness the development of beach soccer through the past 29 years. We will continue to create and build on the same festive atmosphere we had during the Clearwater tournament.