Player Information

2018 Dates and Locations

Friday July 13th   9:00am – 4:30pm Qualification Rounds
Saturday July 14th   8:30am – 6:00pm Main Draw Preliminary Rounds
Sunday July 15th   8:30am – 6:00pm Main Draw Medal Rounds

Location: Kitsilano Beach Vancouver, BC (Arbutus Street between Cornwall Avenue & McNicoll Avenue)

Registration

Registration will open Tuesday May 1st, 2018 and must be completed online no later than Sunday July 8th, 2018 11:59pm PST

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All registration/event inquiries should be directed to Adrian Goodmurphy agoodmurphy@volleyballbc.org; 604 291 2007 x231

Registration website – http://www.volleyballbc.ca/registration.asp

Pro Cost: $150/team

Purse

2018 Purse: $30,000

Prize money:
1st – $7000
2nd – $4000
3rd – $2000
4th – $1000
5th – $250 x 4 

*Prize money allocation may change if there is a different amount for the prize purse*

Format/Seeding

Number of teams in the Main Draw: 32 Men’s teams & 32 Women’s teams

If 32 or less teams register then all teams will be placed directly into the main draw.

Qualifying Tournament: A qualifying tournament will be held if more than 32 teams register for the tournament. The qualifying tournament format is pool play followed by a single-elimination playoff bracket to determine the top 8 teams who gain entry into the Main Draw Tournament.

Main Draw Tournament: 32 team modified pool play format with single elimination bracket.
Main draw berths will be based on points from 2017 & 2018 Volleyball BC events. Final seeding will be done by the VBC Player’s Committee.

Available Berths:

– Top 4 teams from 2017 Vancouver Open* (NOTE: If teams split up they will need to qualify by another process)
– 2 FIVB teams* (minimum 50 points)
– 2 USA teams* (determined by Volleyball BC, not points)
– 1 Youth BC #1* (21U)
– 10 VBC teams (based on 2017 and ­current 2018 participation points)
– 5 Wild Card Berths (Volleyball BC’s discretion) Apply for a Wild Card here.

– 8 Qualifier Berths (Top 8 teams based on results of the qualifying tournament)

*Berths designated for specific categories that have not been used will be transferred to discretionary Wild Card berths

The list of teams participating in each tournament will be posted online on Thursday July 12th, 2018. No draws will be available until the Player’s Meetings.

Meetings

Qualifier Player’s Meeting – Friday July 13th, 2018 8:45am (Kitsilano Beach)
Main Draw Player’s Meeting – Friday July 13th, 2018 7:30pm (Kitsilano Beach – Beverage Garden Area)
Players MUST attend technical meetings. If you are unable to attend the technical meeting it is your responsibility to notify agoodmurphy@volleyballbc.org prior to the beginning of the meeting.

Rules

Court Size: 16m x 8 m

Official Ball: Wilson Canada Gold (H4310)

Rules: Volleyball Canada Beach Volleyball Rules will be followed.

Officiating: All matches will be refereed by sanctioned officials.

Venue / Accommodation

The competition venue will consist of eleven(11) competition courts.

Seating capacity is 760 bleacher seats, of which 360 are in the beer garden. There are also an additioanl 100 beer garden seats. There is also able standing room at multiple points around the venue. There is no entry fee to be a spectator.

Parking at Kits Beach is available in marked/pay lots. Free parking on the local streets is limited. Vehicles are monitored, ticketed and sometimes towed. No parking passes are available.

Host Hotels:

There may be a host hotel for this year’s event. Please contact communications@volleyballbc.org for more information.