Queen of the Beach9 Week League
- Date: April 25th 2018 - June 20th 2018
- Time: 6:30pm - 8:30pm
- Location: Volleyball BC Beach Locations
This is a Queen of the Beach style women’s 2’s league that takes place on Wednesday evenings from 6:30 PM until dusk at Kitsilano Beach and Spanish Banks East in Vancouver. Players register individually and play with different partners for four games each night, moving between pools (and beaches) based on their win/loss record.
Participants will receive a tank-top on the first night of league.
League Dates: April 25; May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30; June 6, 13, 20.
League Coordinators: TBD
Cost: $140 (+GST)
How To Register
1. Click on the “REGISTER“ button above to visit the Volleyball BC Registration Website.
2. Log in. New users must click on the “NEW MEMBERS” option to create a free account.
3. Click on “Register for an Adult league, tournament or skills clinic” at the top of the page under the welcome information.
4. A list of upcoming events will be listed in order by start date. Select “Spring League – Queen of the Beach.”
5. Select your category of play, “AA, A, B, or C.” If you are unsure of your skill level, please make an educated guess. If you did not play in Queen of the Beach last year, please email the Adult Program Manager at email@example.com detailing your level of volleyball experience (i.e. university/college, club, high school, recreational, none).
6. Although this is a individual’s event, you must create and/or select a women’s 2’s team. Add only yourself to the roster and make the team name your full name, first and last.
7. All participants will automatically be placed on the waitlist.
Returning Participants – Women who played in the Queen of the Beach League last summer will receive Priority Registration. If your name has changed, please notify the Adult Program Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org. You will be approved and you will receive an automated email reminding you to log back in to the system and complete payment to finalize registration. You are guaranteed a spot as long as you do this before Thursday, March 15th at noon. After this time, your spot will be released to the next person on the waitlist.
New Participants – After the Priority Registration deadline on Thursday, March 15th at noon, remaining spots in the league will be released. If there is space, you will receive an automated email reminding you to log back in to the system and complete payment to finalize registration. You will need to do this ASAP.
8. Make your payment. Please note that the system only accepts Visa and MasterCard. Visa Debit cards are not accepted.
9. You will receive a confirmation email with proof of payment.
Queen of the Beach – Schedule
Rules / Format
- 4 players per court – 25 point rally point games, teams switch sides every 10 points.
- 5 players per court – 21 point rally point games, teams switch sides every 7 points.
- 6 players per court – 15 point rally point games, teams switch sides every 5 points.
- No breaks on switches.
- Players must record their scores on the score sheet at each court.
- Results will be based on matches won versus lost and any ties will be broken by points won versus lost between respective players. If players are still tied, court rankings will be taken into consideration.
- Teams will be re-ranked each week, moving up and down between pools.
- 1st place – Up 2 courts; 2nd place – Up 1 court; 3rd place – Stays on court; 4th place – Down 1 court; 5th place – Down 2 courts
- Please find a sub if you’re unable to play. Subs cannot move up.
- Playoffs will take place during the last week of league play.
- Teams are responsible for refereeing themselves. Please be honest.
- Service may take place anywhere along the end line between the extension of the court sidelines.
- Teammates must alternate the serve each time their team earns a sideout. It is the responsibility of the players to know whose turn it is to serve.
- The ball may be contacted no more than three times in succession by a team. The block counts as a contact
- A blocker who made the first team contact while blocking can then make the second team contact, after which only one more contact is allowed.
- The ball must cross over the net between the antennae to remain in play.
- While crossing the net, the ball may touch the net, even during the service action.
- A player may not contact the net with any part of his/her body or clothing. Incidental contact of hair is not a fault.
- It is not a fault when the force of an opponent’s contact of the ball hitting the net causes a player to contact the net.
It is not a fault when a player has incidental contact with posts, support cables, or referee stands.
- A player may cross under the vertical plane of the net to play the ball if he/she does not interfere with the opponents’ ability to play the ball. Interference results in a point for the opposing team. No player may interfere with an opponents’ play.
- Multiple contacts with the ball are allowed on the first contact if they occur during one attempt to play the ball.
- The ball may be contacted with any part of the body; however, service must take place with the hand or arm.
- Beach digs are allowed on hard driven balls. Serves and hits lifted by the block or the net are not hard driven balls. A hard driven ball may not be carried or allowed to come to rest in a player’s hands.
- No open hand tipping.
- Setting – The ball must be contacted simultaneously by both hands and it is not allowed to come to rest. Spin is not an indicator of a fault.
- A ball does not need to travel in the same director as the setter is facing; however, the setter cannot hold or carry the ball to change the direction of the set.
- When the ball is intentionally set over the net (forward or backward), the player’s shoulders must be square/perpendicular to the line of flight.
- The league coordinator will make final on-site decisions. Please direct other questions or concerns to the Adult Program Manager at the VBC office, 604-291-2007 x 225 or email@example.com.