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EVENT ENTRY 2019 (to be ratified)

To be eligible to enter any of the Scottish Beach Volleyball Tour events, all players must be a member of the Scottish Volleyball Association for the current season.

To renew your membership or to become a member please follow this

(note: for mixed tour events a minimum of Tier 3 membership is required, all other tour competitions require a Tier 1 membership)

All entries are to be completed using our new online registration system.

Late entries will not be accepted.

A player may only enter one category at each event.

For events other than the King & Queen of the Beach (KQOB), the maximum number of teams allowed in any 2-a-side Division 1 category will be 16.

If more than 16 teams enter then the highest ranking 16 teams (including any wildcards) will play in Division 1. The remaining teams will be entered into Division 2.

For the King & Queen of the Beach (KQOB) event, the maximum number of teams in any division will be 16.

You can register & enter online.

Any number of events can be entered. The cost of entry for each event is £16 per team, £8 for Junior categories (KQOB - £8 per person, £4 for Juniors).


Unless otherwise advertised, entries to tour events will close 2 days prior to event date ie. if the event is on a Saturday, the deadline would be midnight of the Thursday.

Confirmation of entry will be sent by email shortly after the entry deadline, detailing any other final arrangements such as organised social events, accommodation lists, campsites and an emergency contact number.

EVENT CATEGORIES (excluding King & Queen of the Beach)

Men's 2-a-side
Division 1 (max 16 teams)
Division 2/U18s (max 16 teams)

Women's 2-a-side
Divisions 1 (max 16 teams)
Division 2/U18s (max 16 teams)

Junior Men's 2-a-side
Under 16
Under 14

Junior Women's 2-a-side
Under 16
Under 14

(Juniors need to be under 18, 16 or 14 on 1st May on the year of the event)

The organisers reserve the right to merge or delete categories if there are insufficient entries.


For standard tour events the following timelines are to act as guideline. Event organisers reserve the right to amend time frame but this should be advertised in advance.

9:00-9:30 Player Registration Open
9:30-9:40 Players Meeting
9:40         Courts assigned. Court Ball issued. Pools issued. All players go to their courts
9:50         First match teams commence warm up. Officiating teams ready court for play
10:00       All matches begin
Game Play Matches to run consecutively. Once one match is finished the warmup for the next match is to begin. There should be a maximum of 10 minutes between the end of one match and the start of the next.

Subsequent matches will start no more than 10 minutes after the end of the previous match.

It is the player’s responsibility to consult tournament organisers to find out when they are next due on court.

Sanctions may be imposed for lateness, as described by the table below:

Lateness Sanctions:
>10 minutes > Loss of warm up
>20 minutes >Loss of 1st set
>30 minutes > Loss of match


  • Players shall at no time take to the court whilst under the influence of any illegal or banned substances as outlined by the World Anti Doping Agency (WADA). Testing for illegal substances may be carried out at events.
  • Players found in breach of the WADA policy will be subject to sanctions outlined in the WADA policy and also further sanctions through the SVA anti - doping regulations.

See www.100percentme.co.uk for more information.

  • Players shall at no time consume alcohol whilst involved in playing or officiating in a match.
  • Players shall at no time consume alcohol whilst remaining in the tournament draw for that day.


All players should know the current rules of beach volleyball as they will have to referee, and score matches throughout the event.

FIVB rules (2017-2020) will be used throughout the Scottish Tour.

Format for events is dependant on the number of teams entered at close of deadline.

Order of play and format will be posted prior to competition day.

Unless otherwise advertised - all matches will be best of 3 sets, sets to 15 with the exception of semi-finals & finals which will be best of 3 sets, sets to 21.

For round robin pool matches i.e. each team plays each team in pool, 3 points will be awarded for a win, 1 for a loss and 0 for a default. Finish order in a pool is determined by pool points, then sets difference, then score difference. If teams still tied, then the result between the tied teams will be used.

Format for King & Queen of the Beach Event is 2-a-side only and will run with pools of 4 players where everyone plays with each player in their pool against the others, making 3 matches in each pool. Matches will be 1 set to 21 points, capped at 21 for all pools until the final pool when 2 sets to 21 points will be used. Finish order in a pool is determined by points scored. If players are tied then a play-off is played with the tied players taking partners on the toss of a coin. Top 2 from each pool will go through into the next round of matches (this may vary depending on numbers). The other players will be involved in play-off


For the first event of the Beach Tour (BVS #1), 2-a-side categories will be seeded based upon the sum of the player’s average points from previous year (link). The seeding thereafter will be based upon the sum of the player’s average points from the current season. KQOB seeding will be the individual average points.


Wildcards may be allocated if a team who has no current Scottish Tour ranking wishes to enter a Scottish Tour event ie. they have not played in the current season or previous year’s tour and therefore have no ranking points.

Wildcard applications should be made via the following link. Wildcard applications must be made a minimum of 3 days prior to event date ie. if the event is on a Saturday then the application must be received by the Wednesday

LINK: http://bit.ly/BeachWildcard


All event results and current player rankings will be maintained on the SVA website. (link)


For 2-a-side events, a player's best 6 finishes out of the 8 tournaments will count towards their final ranking.

The minimum number of teams to make an event viable, and hence make ranking points available, will be 2. The minimum number of viable events on the tour will be 3 to enable a Scottish Tour Champion to be crowned.


The tour championship finals which will be the final event of the tour. To be eligible for entry players must have played in a minimum of 4 tour events in their category. The top 16 seeded teams, based on the teams best 4 tour results combined, will go into the cup competition


Should you have any difficulties with registration or membership then please contact the office

Scottish Volleyball Association,
48 The Pleasance, Edinburgh, EH8 9TJ

Tel: 0131 556 4633
Fax: 0131 557 4314
email: info@scottishvolleyball.org


For further information, please visit the beach section on the Scottish Volleyball Association website

LINK TO TOUR WEBPAGE: http://bit.ly/BVS2019

LINK TO BVS FACEBOOK PAGE: http://bit.ly/BVSfacebook