Please check this site prior to the first tourney of the season to ensure you have the latest information at hand.

Registration deadline is Thursday 12pm for tournaments.  Generally, tournament registration will open one week before tournament day.

All players must pre-register online through our registration form.

Tournament Entry Fees (AAA, AA & A)

  • Full Member – $15
  • Casual – $25 (plus $20 single event membership paid to State Volleyball NSW)
  • Affilliate – $25
  • U19/U13 Full Member – $10
  • U19/U13 Affiliate – $20
  • U19/U13 Casual – $20 (plus $20 single entry fee paid to State Volleyball NSW)

In addition to tournament fees, players must pay NBVA Membership fees.

Sign In

Both players of all pre-registered pairs must have signed in before 7.45am.


6.00am – Qualifying Rounds (if required due to waitlisted teams)
7.30am – Sign in opens 
7.45am – Sign in closes
8:00am – Player meeting
8.15am – First matches start on all courts

By 4pm – Grand Final of all divisions (sooner if possible)
By 5pm – All players help clear court area

After the finals, everyone heads to Havana Beach for the winners’ presentations, a post-tournament thirst-quencher and a bit of a catch up with the other players.

Warm Up

  • With the exception of the first match at 8:15am, peppering and general warm up must take place off the match court.
  • Teams will be allowed 5 minutes spiking/serving warm up on their court, make sure you are aware of when you next game is and have warmed up in advance somewhere off the court.
  • Players are expected to monitor the progress of their draw/division/court and be ready to play as soon as the previous match comes off court.
  • Any teams who are not ready to play within 5 minutes of being called will forfeit that match, with the other team going through as a clean set win to zero points.
  • The only exception will be if a team has been reffing immediately prior to their game, in which case a 10 minute warm up will be allowed on court.


The following divisions will be offered.  The Tournament Committee reserves the right to combine divisions if there are insufficient numbers.

  • Men AAA
  • Men AA
  • Men A
  • Women AAA
  • Women AA
  • Women A
  • Women A

Where AAA Division is considered of a higher standard than AA and A Division.

Draw Format

AAA and AA divisions will have 8 teams each and play double elimination format.

A division will play their normal format of pool play, quarters, semis and final.

Two/Four pools
The top two/four teams from each pool will progress to a quarter-final, semi-final and final. In the event of a tie, the final positions will be determined in the following order:

  • Matches won
  • Sets won
  • Points difference (points for minus points against)
  • The winner of the match in which the two tied teams played each other.
  • The winners of the semi will play the final with the losers playing a 3rd/4th place play off.

Double Elimination

  • A team commences the competition in the “winners bracket” until their first loss.
  • At their first loss, they move to the “contenders bracket”, where they will remain until a second loss at which they are eliminated from the competition.
  • This format continues until 4 teams remain in the competition: 2 teams in each of the winners bracket and contenders bracket.  At which teams will compete in Semi Finals where a winners bracket team will play a contenders bracket team.
  • Winners of these matches will progress to the Grand Final, the loser will process to the 3rd/4th Playoff.
AAA and AA Men’s Division: 8 teams required
AAA and AA Women’s Division 8 teams required
A Men’s and Women’s Division up to 16 teams



The scoring format will be confirmed at the Player Meeting on the morning of the tournament once entries are finalised.


  • In the absence of qualified officials, teams will be expected to referee.
  • In pool play, the officiating team will be pre-allocated according to the roster.
  • In double elimination, the losing team will officiate the next game on that court.
  • Teams that leave before finishing a duty at a tournament and do not check with the Tournament Director before leaving, will be penalised and receive a last place finish for that event.

NBVA Player Responsibility

  • The NBVA is responsible for running the tournament according to the schedule and to the best of our ability using the resources available.
  • We ask for the cooperation of the players to ensure this can happen, and we can then commence presentation ceremonies and pub festivities.
  • Please monitor your court/draw
  • Help us find/tell players if they need to do duty or are required on court.
  • Please warm up off court before your match time so you are ready to start as soon as the previous match finishes.
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