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 both 1 & 2 star events.

The 2 star event will be 32 teams in both the Men’s and Women’s divisions. The tournament begins on Saturday May 25th with pool play,  and then playoffs. Semi’s and Finals are played Sunday May 26th on the feature court for tier 1.

The 1 star event will be a max of 24 teams in both the Men’s and Women’s Divisions. The tournament will be a 1 day event with pool play and playoffs played on Sunday May 26th.

Tournament Information - 1 & 2 Star Events

Draw Information

  • Draws will be posted the morning of the event at the beach. All teams should arrive at the beach ready to play with a players meeting to start the day.

Tournament Format

  • 2 Star events will consist of AAA & AA divisions and 1 Star 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 1 Star events, no matter who their partner is.


  • Once in a division, teams will be re-seeded based on the following criteria:
    • Total ranking points (average finishes) from the last year (2018) and the current year (2019). 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.

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 [email protected] to request a partner switch with the following information:
    • Reason for switch
    • Original partner name (first & last)
    • New partner name (first & last)

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 [email protected] 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.

Tournament Information - 2 Star Event

Tournament Size

  • Tournament will be capped at 32 teams. This will be based on participation points (See Tournament Format ).
  • If there are more than the maximum* number of teams registered, the teams with the lowest participation points will be bumped into the corresponding 1 star 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 2 Star tournaments cost more than 1 star tournaments

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 [email protected] 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.

Cash Prizing

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

Tournament Information - 1 Star Event

Tournament Size

  • Tournament will be capped at 24 teams for both the Men’s and Women’s Division.
  • If the 2 star event is full some teams may be bumped into the 1 star event, if this happens and the event is at capacity a team may be bumped from the 1 star event.


  • Tier 1 Men & Women
    • 1st Place – Wilson Volleyball
    • 2nd Place – VBC Swag
    • 3rd Place – VBC Swag
  • Tier 2 Men & Women – (Depending on Amount of Teams)


2018 Results & Video

 2018 Kits Classic Results

 Kits Classic – Women’s Pro Gold Medal Game

2017 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

Previous year results