Tournaments

Formats and Terms

Co-ed Format There is a mix of men and women on a team. In a team of six players, a minimum of 2 women are required. Players rotate through all positions. The game is played at the men’s net height of 2.43m.
Reverse Co-ed Format Reverse coed has 3 men and 3 women on the court but only the women play the front row and the men can only hit from behind the attack line. There is no rotation, but every player must rotate service. The game is played at women’s height net, so the game is fast and dynamic.

Sixes Tournaments

These tournaments are played in Co-ed Format. For most tournaments team entry is prohibited, but individual player entry is permitted. Teams are created in advance by the tournament organizers to ensure all teams have balanced skills and strength.  Depending upon the number of teams in the tournament, a team will play 8 or 9 games against opposing teams in the morning round and 2 or 3 games in the afternoon playoff round. Games are timed with ties permitted.

Pairs Tournament

Entry to the tournament is by co-ed (i.e. one male, one female) pair of players. The format of the tournament is usually Reverse Co-ed Format. Each pair will be grouped with 2 other Paris to form a team of 6.  The group will play one game against another group of 3 pairs. The grouping of pairs on a team will change after each game. The games are timed. The top pairs are determined by the cumulative +/- score from each game in which they have participated.

Team Entry Tournament

While most tournaments run by PCVC are individual entry only, occasionally PCVC will run a tournament allowing team entry. The format is the same as Sixes Tournament with the exception that team entry is permitted.

Beach Tournament

These tournaments are played with 4 players to a team of which at least 1 must be a woman. Only individual entry is permitted in the beach tournaments.  Teams are created in advance by the tournament organizers to ensure all teams have balanced skills and strength.  Depending upon the number of teams in the tournament, a team will play 8 or 9 games against opposing teams in the morning round and 2 or 3 games in the afternoon playoff round. Games are timed with ties permitted. Beach Volleyball rules will apply.