The Penticton 2 Star event is the Okanagan region’s tour stop and the fourth and last event prior to the tour concluding event (Vancouver Open). This event takes place at Skaha Beach on Canada Day weekend which means big crowds and warm weather. This event has a $2500 prize purse.

This event features 24 teams in both the Men’s and Women’s Pro divisions. The tournament begins on Saturday with pool play, then playoffs and final matches are played Sunday on the feature court. (ALL TEAMS WILL PLAY BOTH SATURDAY & SUNDAY)

The event is FREE for the public to watch, so spend Canada Day weekend at the beach.

Tournament Information (For Players)

Tournament Size

  • All tournaments will be capped at 24 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 [email protected] to request a partner switch with the following information:
    • Reason for switch
    • Original partner name (first & last)
    • New partner name (first & last)

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 Amateur Series 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.

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.

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.

Cash Prizing

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


2016 Video

2016 Kelowna Pro Women’s Finals

2016 Kelowna Pro Men’s Finals

2016 Photos