The Kits Classic is a long running 2-on-2 beach volleyball tournament that takes play every May at Kits Beach in Vancouver, B.C.  This is traditionally the first Volleyball BC beach tournament of the year and is one of the longest running beach volleyball tournaments in BC. This event has a $2500 prize purse.

This event features 32 teams in both the Men’s and Women’s Pro divisions. The tournament begins on Saturday with pool play,  and then playoffs and final matches are played Sunday on the feature court.

2017 Results & Video

2016 Video

Mens’ Gold Medal Match

 

 

Womens’ Gold Medal Match

2016 Photos

View the high resolution images from this gallery on the Volleyball BC Photo Website

Tournament Information (For Players)

Tournament Size

  • All tournaments will be capped at 32 teams. This will be based on participation points (See Tournament Format below).
  • If there are more than the maximum* number of teams registered, the teams with the lowest participation points will be bumped into the corresponding amateur tournament.
  • You would be notified of this on Monday afternoon after the 12:00pm (noon) registration deadline. You would receive a partial refund for the difference in price as pro tournaments cost more than amateur tournaments.

Partner Changes

  • Partners can be changed until the Monday 12:00pm (noon) registration deadline. To change your partner, update your team name online.
  • After the tournament deadline, it will cost $25.00 to change your partner and an email must be sent to adult@volleyballbc.org to request a partner switch with the following information:
    • Reason for switch
    • Original partner name (first & last)
    • New partner name (first & last)

Tournament Format

  • Pro Series events will consist of AAA & AA divisions and Amateur Series events will consist of A & B divisions.
  • Placement into each division (AAA or AA / A or B) will be based on participation points. Once in a division, teams will be re-ranked based on average finish. Participation points are as follows:
    • AAA (1st-16th) 16
    • AA (17th & lower) 8
    • A (1st-16th) 4
    • B (17th & lower) 2
  • Please note that AAA players are not permitted to participate in Amateur Series events, no matter who their partner is.

Seeding/Ranking

  • Once in a division, teams will be re-seeded based on the following criteria:
    • Total ranking points (average finishes) from the last year (2014) and the current year (2015). In the case of a tie, more weight will be placed on the most recent event.
    • Subjective seeding (Volleyball BC Players Committee). Volleyball BC reserves the right to make final decisions on seeding.

Wildcard Process

  • Teams can apply for a wildcard berth. Wildcard applications will be accepted and approved throughout the tournament registration process, up until the Monday 12:00pm (noon) deadline.
  • Please email your wildcard application to adult@volleyballbc.org with the following information:
    • Reason for wildcard applicatioN
    • Beach volleyball experience (both partners)
    • Indoor volleyball experience (both partners)
  • The VBC Player’s Committee will discuss all applications and approve deserving Wild Cards as needed.

Withdrawal Policy

  • Teams may withdraw prior to the Monday 12:00pm (noon) registration deadline minus a $25.00 admin fee. Notification of a cancellation must be sent to adult@volleyballbc.org with the following information:
    • Name of both teammates (first & last)
    • Tournament Date
    • Name for the refund cheque & mailing address
  • If a team requests a refund because they were bumped to an amateur event, they will not be charged the admin fee.

Cash Prizing

  • Prizing by division (Men’s and Women’s)
    • 1st place – $720
    • 2nd place – $360
    • 3rd place – $170

Registration Information

Teams must register by 12:00pm (noon) the Monday before a tournament.  This is a strict deadline.

Previous year results