The Beach Tour kicks off with the 2019 Kits Classic

Some of the province’s best beach volleyball athletes joined us on May 25 and 26 to play in the 2019 Kits Classic—our first tournament of The Beach Tour Presented By Natura Solutions.

Our Men’s and Women’s 2-Star events (formerly known as Pro events) featured 32 teams each, while 21 Men’s teams and 18 Women’s teams played in our 1-Star events (formerly known Am events).

Sean Casey and Alex Russell defeated Pablo Vidal and John Galloway to win the 2-Star Men’s Final (21-11, 21-11).

“[Vidal and Galloway] are really good competition and so consistent all the time. We knew we had to bring another level of game today,” said Russell following their victory.

As for the 2-Star Women’s Final, Quinci Birker and Darby Dunn beat Kumiko Chow and Denise Wooding to take the tournament’s top spot (21-14, 16-21, 15-13).

“It was really awesome to play,” said Dunn after the final. “I think that [The Beach Tour] competition gets better and better every year. It’s a great environment.”

Landon Uy and Zarley Zalusky took the top spot 1-Star Men’s Final, while Jasanna Kunz and Sophie Lachapelle won the 1-Star Women’s Final.

The Beach Tour’s next event is the Parksville Open on June 8, and will feature both 1-Star and 2-Star tournaments. Learn more and register to play:

A special thanks to The Beach Tour’s title sponsor, Natura Solutions! The company, founded by local volleyball players Rob Penz and Tess Parent, is an industry-leading provider of eco-friendly enzyme-based cleaning alternatives.

Volleyball BC uses the Natura Solutions Natural Enzyme Glass Cleaner for our sunglasses during The Beach Tour. Its non-toxic solution utilizes plant-based enzymes and natural surfactants to clean glass surfaces without harming the surrounding environment.

Use the promo code VBC15 to receive 15% OFF your online purchase of Natura Solutions products

Learn more:
The Beach Tour Presented By Natura Solutions
The Vancouver Open Presented By Natura Solutions
2019 Kits Classic Details and Results
2019 Kits Classic Event Photos
2019 Kits Classic 2-Star Men’s Final Video
2019 Kits Classic 2-StarWomen’s Final Video