For NBVA #2 (2021) 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 the following Saturday.

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.


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

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

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

Tournament Payment (All Divisions)

After registering players must pay online before the registration deadline. Payment can be made using this link 

Teams with non-paid players will not gain entry to the competition.

NBVA Tournament Prices are as follows:

  • Full Member – $20
  • Casual – $30 (plus $30 Single Event (Bronze) Membership paid to Volleyball NSW)
  • Affilliate – $30
  • U18/U16 Full Member – $10
  • U18/U16 Affiliate – $20
  • U18/U16 Casual – $20 (plus $15 Single Event (Bronze) Membership paid to Volleyball NSW)
Volleyball NSW Membership / NBVA Membership

In addition to tournament fees, players are also required to take out a Volleyball NSW membership with NBVA via the new revolutioniseSPORT website. For more information and instructions go to our Membership Sign Up page here:

The Volleyball NSW memberships are based on different access to services and events:

Platinum Membership
Suitable for players who wish to access the full range of Volleyball NSW  benefits and services. This includes Australian Beach Volleyball Tour, State and Club based events.

Gold Membership
Suitable for those players who wish to access social / recreational activities only. This includes State and Club based events.

Bronze Membership
This membership is for anyone who wishes to participate in a single event. Ie. Beach
Volleyball Tour.

Bronze Memberships at this moment will be processed through VNSW registrations. As this is a temporary membership.

Players seeking Bronze Memberships (one off event coverage) can go to this VNSW registration site page (separate to the usual registration page)

Silver Membership
Suitable for individuals who are at school, involved in a Junior Development Program or are an officiate of the game. This membership includes Personal Accident insurance.

White Membership
This membership has no cost attached and it suitable for those players who wish to access Spikezone, some Junior Development opportunities or Come and Try programs only. This includes Personal Accident Insurance.

One Day Events

4V4 and other special events will normally run on 1 day.

Two Day Events

NBVA Tournaments and Mixed will be run usually over 2 consecutive days.

e.g. AAA, AA and A Divisions will generally be run on the Saturday
BBB, BB and B Divisions will be run on the Sunday
B Qualification Tournament will be run on the following Saturday after BBB, BB and B Division

When you register and once the seedling list is completed (by Friday) you will receive an email that indicates what day you are playing on.

If you are unsure what days the tournaments are run on, check which lists the dates of the tournament.

It is YOUR responsibility to make sure you know what day you are playing on. There will be no refunds issued for getting the day wrong.

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 Seeding/Wildcard 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.

NOTE: As a trial for NBVA #1 (2021), both the winner and runner up of each division – Qualification B through to A division will be promoted to the higher division for the next Tournament. Only the final winner of the AA tournament will receive an automatic promotion to AAA. In order for the promotion to be valid, the team must play NBVA #2 as the same team pairing. We welcome your feedback to this trial – please email to share your thoughts.

NBVA Wild Card Information

  • Wild Card entry to Tournaments may be awarded at discretion of the NBVA Committee. Teams may apply for a wildcard if one or both players don’t have current seeding points (generally for visiting international / interstate athletes or joining through the junior talent pathway).
  • The number of Wild Cards offered at all Tournaments is limited to a maximum of 2x AAA and 2x AA.  Wild Cards are issued in extraordinary situations with an intent to ensure the highest level of talent is playing in the right division and in the tournament.
  • Teams that are not granted a wildcard will have normal Tournament seeding processes applied.
  • Wild Card submissions must be received by email ( prior to the tournament entry deadline (12noon Wednesday prior to the tournament). Submissions should include both Experience and Results from FIVB World Tour, Australian Tour, other relevant International participation. For Wild Card submissions to be considered, the team must have a completed & paid entry to the tournament.

Non-Competitive Entry Election Policy

  • The aim of a non-competitive entry is to encourage experienced players to mentor and share their competition experience with a current junior player by combining as a team within a competition environment.
  • A non-competitive entry for a mentor player allows them to team up with a junior player in a competition without concern for any adverse effects the team result may otherwise have on the mentor player’s future seeding point calculations.
  • A player may exercise the option to elect to have their entry in a competition classed as a non-competitive entry if they partner with a current junior player. Electing to take this option means that the result achieved in the applicable competition will simply be excluded from both team member’s future seeding calculations.
  • If a player elects to have their entry classed as non-competitive this should be made known to the NBVA via email prior to the day of competition.
  • Fair play policy applies at the discretion of the NBVA Committee.

Sign In

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


7.30am – Sign in opens 
7.45am – Sign in closes
7:45am – Players meeting
8.00am – 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 AAA/AA/A finals on Saturday, presentations will be presented to the winners on the beach. Presentations for BBB/BB/B levels will be on the beach on Sunday.

Warm Up

  • With the exception of the first match at 8:00am, 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 (8 teams)
  • Men AA (8 teams)
  • Men A (8 teams)
  • Men BBB (8 teams)
  • Men BB (8 teams – with an exception to be modified)
  • Men B (8 teams – with an exception to be modified)
  • Women AAA (8 teams)
  • Women AA (8 teams)
  • Women A (8 teams)
  • Women BBB (8 teams)
  • Women BB (8 teams – with an exception to be modified)
  • Women B (8 teams – with an exception to be modified)

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

After the top 24 Teams Register for AAA/AA/A on the Saturday, any lower teams will be bumped to the BBB/BB/B registration.

NBVA's COVID-19 Information for Community Tournament Activity

Just a friendly reminder from the NBVA 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-19 safe 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.

Player Ranking Points

The seeding of NBVA tournaments is based on the average of the teams individual seeding score. The individual seeding score is the players average ranking points of their last 3 results in the previous 7 NBVA tournaments. If you played less than 3 tournaments your score will be derated by 10%. If you don’t have any results in the previous 7 NBVA tournaments your results from previous seasons will be used and derated by 15% per season.

If a player with no seeding score partners up with a player with a seeding score  – a team average will be calculated using half player points for player with none.

Click here to see more information around the NBVA Points Tables.

Draw Format

AAA, AA and A divisions will have 8 teams each and play Modified Pool Play format.

BBB, BB and B divisions will have 8 teams each and play a Single Set Round Robin, Single Set Quarters, 3 Set Semi-Finals and Final

AAA, AA and A Men’s and Women’s Division: 8 teams required
BBB, BB and B Men’s and Women’s Division up to 8 teams each

AAA / AA / A Uniforms

For all NBVA Tournaments there are uniform requirements:
  • AAA / AA / A divisions: matching uniform are mandatory.
  • BBB / BB / B divisions: matching uniforms are optional, however strongly recommended.
Matching uniforms are defined as:
  • Men’s: Matching NBVA / VNSW 2021/22 STAR Singlets*
  • Women’s: Matching NBVA / VNSW 2021/22 Budgy Smuggler Tops or Matching NBVA / VNSW 2021/22 STAR Singlets*
For AAA / AA  / A divisions mandatory requirements:
  • If requirements are not met, match will be forfeited 2-0 (21-0, 21-0)
  • Players may use matching NBVA 2020/21 Season Sportility Singlets or Budgy Smuggler Tops as a back-up or second uniform
  • In the scenario of environmental conditions or injury, Players are permitted to wear compression or other garments underneath their uniform
  • Any exceptions are at the discretion of the NBVA Tournament Director

Caps and visors, arm and wrist bands and sand socks are not considered part of the official team uniform and my be different within the team.


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.
NBVA Terms and Conditions of Sale can be found by clicking the link.