News and Information: May 16, 2017 - Watch the 2016 Triples Championships
May 15, 2017 - Camping Registration is Open
Camping registration for the 2017 Waupaca Boatride Volleyball Tournament is now open.
Camping is a cheap alternative to hotels as it's one flat price for the whole weekend versus a per night rate. The campground is located right across the street from Brighton Acres and all of the festivities.
There are three types of campsites that you can register for: a 20x40 foot regular site ($55 for the weekend), a 20x40 foot family/quiet site ($55 for the weekend) and a 40x40 foot RV/double site ($90 for the weekend). Campsites are assigned on a first-come, first served basis. If you are camping in groups, you are going to want register sooner than later.
Please Note: Due to some issues we've had in the past, we are no longer allowing the use of personal ATVs, Dirt Bikes, Scooters, Golf Carts or any other motorized vehicles. Please see the camping page for all of the details and rules.
Thank you to everyone that sent us photos and to all those that voted. Even if your photos didn't win the contest, we could possibly use them in this year's marketing materials, for which you would be credited. View all of the contest photos here.
Mar 9, 2017 - Lloy Ball to Head Juniors Clinic
We are hosting a full day juniors clinic on Thursday, July 6, 2017. The clinic will feature gold medalist Lloy Ball, as well as local beach coaches, and is open to boys and girls ages 10-18.
Lloy Ball was a setter for the American national team from 1993-2008, and a participant of four Olympic Games. He led Team USA to the gold medal at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing and was voted into the International Volleyball Hall of Fame in 2015.
Feb 22, 2017 - Doctor's Note
Every year we get flooded with requests to move our tournament dates because people already have something scheduled on that weekend and they don't want to miss out. While we won't ever move from the second weekend in July, we can try to help you.
Maybe this Doctor's Note can get you out of your other event so you can make it this year: 2017 Waupaca Boatride Volleyball Tournament Doctor's Note.
Feb 14, 2017 - 2017 Registration is Now Open
Registration is now open for the 2017 Waupaca Boatride/US Open Grass Volleyball Tournament. The event will be held at Brighton Acres, The Bar of Oshkosh and Rev's Bowl Bar & Grill in Oshkosh, Wisconsin on July 7-9, 2017.
2017 change: We have brought back the A division for Men's & Women's Sand Doubles on Friday. The Open division will be at Brighton Acres, the A division will be at The Bar of Oshkosh and the Under 6' division will be at Rev's Bowl Bar & Grill. Space is very limited in these sand events, so registration will close early if a division fills up. Note: If you are not an Open team, do not sign up for Open. The tournament directors will reject or move teams if necessary.
Thank you to everyone that has sent in their photos last year. We received hundreds of photos from over 30 different people. We added 65 of the best ones to our Facebook page for you to vote on. View the Photos Now!
Please vote for your favorite photos by Liking and Sharing them. Winners will receive entry fees or Boatride gear. You may Like as many photos as you want. You may also tag people in the photos if you know who they are. Voting ends on Wednesday Mar 8. The amount of Likes represents 60% of the voting process. The other 40% is from the vote of the Waupaca Boatride panel.
Nov 2, 2016 - 2017 Dates
Every year we get flooded with emails asking when the next Waupaca Boatride is so people can plan their weddings, reunions and other activities around it. For those wondering, we are always on the second weekend of July. The dates for 2017 are July 7-9. Plan accordingly!
Jul 10, 2016 - Photo Contest Submissions
We're officially taking submissions for the photo contest. Some of the photos we've already seen are amazing, so send them to us by the end of the month and we'll post our favorites to Facebook and have a contest. The Grand prize is a free entry to next year's event, and if we use your photos for our 2017 marketing materials, we will make sure to give you credit. For more details on how to submit your photos, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jul 4, 2016 - The Record Grows to 1300
We had to pump the breaks a bit last week to slow down registration for fear of running out of room, but we did surpass the 1300 team mark anyway.
Jun 29, 2016 - New Record
Last year we set a record with a total of 1105 teams for the entire weekend. This year we have surpassed 1200 teams with 10 days to go until the weekend begins.
Jun 29, 2016 - Open Sand Doubles Changes
We've had to make some adjustments to the schedule and locations for the Open Sand Doubles divisions on Friday July 8 due to an increase in teams this year. Check-in is now at 7:30am and play will begin at 8:00am. Some of the men's teams will be playing their first couple of rounds at Revs Bowl Bar & Grill in Oshkosh, WI, and others will be at Brighton Acres. Eventually, all men's teams will end up back at Brighton Acres. The women will be playing entirely at Brighton Acres. As we get closer, we will inform all men's teams where they need to check-in and start play.
Jun 27, 2016 - 2016 Official Clothing Design
Plastic Clothing will be providing the official tournament gear again this year. Here's a glimpse of this year's design. Visit the Vendors page for a larger view.
If you are a team that lost a player or is still in need of a player, you can view all of the available players on our Find A Player page.
May 1, 2016 - 2016 Event Poster
The event posters are printed and ready for distribution. View the full poster. Thank you to Heidi Bargmann for taking a great photo. If you manage any volleyball locations and would like some posters to hang up, please contact us to make your request.
Thank you to everyone that sent us photos and to all those that voted. Even if your photos didn't win the contest, we could possibly use them in this year's marketing materials, for which you'd be credited. View all of the contest photos here.
Feb 20, 2016 - Watch the 2015 Triples Championships
Feb 20, 2016 - Watch the 2015 National Anthem
Over $40K in Cash and Prizes!
"Had a great time this year at the Waupaca Boatride Volleyball Tournament. You guys do an excellent job. Thanks for another fun weekend!"
- Sara P.
"This was the 1st year that I played in the Waupaca Boatride. I think it is a very well organized event and would recommend it to all volleyball players. Over-all, great job with the volleyball tournament."
- Brian H.
"The Waupaca Boatride Volleyball Tournament always draws my interest because we get to play against teams we've never seen before. This is a great change of pace and a chance to test our skills with a broader base of players."