Player Information

2017 Dates and Locations

Friday July 14th   10:15am – 4:30pm Qualification Rounds
Saturday July 15th   8:30am – 6:00pm Main Draw Preliminary Rounds
Sunday July 16th   8:30am – 6:00pm Main Draw Medal Rounds

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


Registration will open in late may and must be completed online no later than Friday July 7th, 2017 11:59pm PST


All registration/event inquiries should be directed to Adrian Goodmurphy; 604 291 2007 x231

Registration website –

Pro Cost: $150/team
*As previously noted on this website, teams that do not qualify for the main draw of the Vancouver Open will receive a $70.00 refund.



Total Purse: $15,000

Men’s $7,500 & Women’s $7,500

1st – $3,300
2nd – $2,000
3rd – $1,000
4th – $500
5th – $250
7th – $100



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

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 double elimination
Main draw berths will be based on points from 2016 & 2017 Volleyball BC events. Final seeding will be done by the VBC Player’s Committee.

Available Berths:

– Top 4 teams from 2016 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)
– 18 VBC teams (based on 2016 and ­current 2017 participation points)
– 5 Wild Card Berths (Volleyball BC’s discretion)

Qualifier Berths: If the tournament does fill the teams with the fewest points, in addition to the last 8 VBC teams will play in the Qualifying Tournament.
The list of teams participating in each tournament will be posted online on Thursday July 13th, 2017. No draws will be available until the Player’s Meetings.



Qualifier Player’s Meeting – Friday July 14th, 2017 8:45am (Kitsilano Beach)
Main Draw Player’s Meeting – Friday July 14th, 2017 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 prior to the beginning of the meeting.


Court Size: 16m x 8 m

Official Ball: Wilson Canada Gold (H4310)

Rules: Volleyball Canada Beach Volleyball Rules will be followed.

Officiating: Referee Supervisors are assigned as roving officials. Players will be assigned as referees when they are not playing. All semi-final and final matches are officiated by sanctioned referees.


Venue / Accommodation

The competition venue will consist of thirteen (13) competition courts.

The maximum seating capacity is 3000. 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 are no host hotels for this year’s event.