NBVA #2 Tournament – 4 to 5 December 2021

For NBVA #2 NBVA is excited to introduce some Tournament changes as a trial to enhance the experience for our members and provide the opportunity for teams to progress further within a single tournament.

NBVA #2 New Tournament Structure

NBVA #2 will consist of one 24 Team draw per gender per day, made up of three 8 team brackets (Octets).

  • Saturday: Division 1 – incorporating Octet-1, Octet-2, Octet-3 (24 teams)
  • Sunday: Division 2 – incorporating Octet-1, Octet-2, Octet-3 (24 teams)
  • The first round of matches will be the same as under the previous tournament structure
  • An extra round has been added in round 2 of the tournament which is a crossover between the Octets. In the crossover round the winners in Octets 2 and 3 will play against the losers in Octets 1 and 2 for the right to move up a division with the winners playing round 3 of the tournament in the higher bracket and the losers playing round 3 in the lower bracket
  • Teams therefore have the opportunity to win the crossover match and move up into the next Octet so if a team is better than their seeding they have the opportunity to prove it
  • Minimum of three matches for all teams
  • Prizes for the winners of each of the Octets

Teams that are put on the wait list will be scheduled in the Qualification Tournament on Saturday 11 December 2021.

WINNERS FROM NBVA #1

As per the communication at the beginning of the season regarding promotions, the top two finishing teams from each Octet will be guaranteed seeding positions in the Octet above for the next tournament apart from Octet 2 in division 1 from which one team has guaranteed seeding in Octet 1.

As a part of NBVA’s partnership with Major Sponsors all teams on Saturday (Division 1) are required to continue to wear NBVA Uniforms for all matches.

REGISTRATION & EVENT PAYMENT

NBVA Event Registration will remain the same at: https://nbva.org.au/event-registration/

All other teams will be placed on the wait list if there is an over subscription of teams and placed in the Qualification Tournament run on the following Saturday,

Please make sure to use your proper name and each partners individual email when completing the Event Registration and Event Payment online.

This is required so we can see the registered players/teams who have paid by the deadline – Wednesday 12pm prior to the tournament.

Event Payment Link – https://nbva.org.au/product/nbva-tournament-entry-variable/

Once Registration is open register first then make your entry fee payment for the NBVA tournament (you will receive an email after registering your team with the link – please check your junk mail).
Select your age and membership level and then click Buy Now to finalise payment.

When you complete your teams Event Registration and view the Registered Teams list this is an indicative seeding list and does not guarantee you into the tournament.

The final seeding will be published by Friday, 3 December 2021 to show you which division and day you will be playing on. Teams will also be notified if they are scheduled in the Qualification B Tournament scheduled on Saturday, 11 December 2021.

To ensure your previous results are used for seeding please make sure that the name you use when registering matches what has been used in the past. If you’re unsure what name you should be using you can check previous results in the Player Ranking section under Competitions.

The Player Ranking/Seeding information is available at:
https://nbva.org.au/player-ranking/

Both players are required to pay your (team) entry fee by the deadline otherwise you will be put on a waiting list. Please note: early registration and payment does not guarantee you into the tournament and will be based on seeding.

PLAYER CHECK-IN TIMES

7:00am Set-up crew arrive
7:30am – 7:45am Both players must be checked in at the Tournament Desk by 7.45am.
7.45am Players Meeting
8:00am First games start

As always be sure to be on time to guarantee entry.
PLEASE NOTE

Highest seeded teams registered and paid by the deadline will receive entry to the division selected and until the maximum number of teams have been reached. All other teams will be placed on the wait list if there is an over subscription of teams. (Note: Refunds for wait listed teams will be processed by NBVA the following week).

If teams are tied on the same seeding points, preference and the higher seeding will be based on current season NBVA Tournament Results, ABVRS Seeding, and to which team who has registered first (must have also completed payment prior to entry deadline at 12noon Wednesday).

Decision is at the discretion of the NBVA Competitions Sub-Committee.

If maximum team registration is also reached and if there is a tie in points priority will go to NBVA member teams with a seeding score, over Affiliated members and Casuals at the time of the registration/event payment deadline.

NBVA’S COVID-19 INFORMATION FOR COMMUNITY TOURNAMENT ACTIVITY

Just a friendly reminder that we need to adhere to the current health restrictions as directed by the NSW Government. At this current time competitors aged 16 years or older must be fully vaccinated prior to the competition in order to enter.
As part of the NBVA’s Covid Safety Plan all competitors will be required to check in with the Service NSW app and provide proof of vaccination status on the morning of competition so please come prepared with your vaccination certificate or proof of age if under 16.
The NBVA appreciates your understanding and cooperation as we all look forward to returning to competitions which are open to everyone as soon as possible.

MEMBERSHIP

Please note that players are required to have a current State Volleyball NSW Membership for the 2021-22 Season (Valid 1 April 2021 to 31 March 2022). This is either a yearly or casual (single event) membership, which is required on top of the NBVA Tournament Entry Fee. Further membership details can be found here: https://nbva.org.au/membership/

SET UP & PACK DOWN CREW

We will be randomly selecting the set up and pack down crew from teams registered to share the workload. You will be contacted by Friday if you have been selected to be part of the set up or pack down crew. We appreciate your cooperation in this.