Volleyball Canada
2010 17U/18U Canadian Open
Abbotsford, BC, May 14-16, 2010

Last Updated: 5/12/2010 2:33:11 PM


17U Girls Div 1 (48 teams max.)
Born in 1993 or later

17U Girls Div 2 (48 teams max.)

17U Men (24 teams max.)
Born in 1993 or later

18U Girls Div 1 (64 teams max.)
Born in 1992 or later

18U Girls Div 2 (48 teams max.)

18U Men (48 teams max.)
Born in 1992 or later


Registration will open on January 22nd 2010.

Deadline: April 19th 2010. Please note that in previous years this tournament has been full prior to March 1.

Entry Fee: $875.

Please not that registrations are done on a FIRST COME, FIRST SERVE BASIS.

Please enter your team on the waiting list even if the category is full.


Team Eligibility

All teams must:
1) Be registered and in good standing within their own region (P/TA) and with Volleyball Canada. Out of country teams must also be registered and in good standings within their own National Federation.
2) Participate in the Provincial Championship held in their own Province or Territory, if one exists (team roster must be the same at provincial and national).
3) Meet all registration requirements.


The teams roster may consist of a maximum of 15 players and 4 coaching staff. Only 12 of those 15 players can be registered on the scoresheet during the competition and will be permitted to play any given match. These 12 athletes may vary from one match to another.


Refunds will be given (less a $100 administration fee) on withdrawals made up to the entry deadline of the event (April 19th). After this time, no refunds will be given.

Technical Matters

The Official Volleyball Canada 2009-2010 Indoor Rule Book
shall govern play at the National Championships.

Please review the 2009-2010 Indoor Competition for details concerning eligibility, divisions, seeding, scouting, etc. All coaches and team contacts should be aware of its content. It is available to be downloaded under
Registration Information.

Coaches' Meeting

Mandatory Meeting:
When: Thursday May 13th between 8pm and 9pm.
Where: Auditorium at Columbia Bible College (2940 Clearbrook Road, Abbotsford, BC)

Coaching Certification

Coaches are requested to present proof of coaching certification (full level 2) to scorekeepers at the beginning of each match, along with their team roster. If coaching certification is not presented, officials will make a note on the scoresheet for the tournament committee to take action.

Team Check-In

Thursday: noon until 8pm.
Friday: 8am - 2pm


Friday and Saturday will be run on two waves. Approximate times as follows:
8 am - 2:30 pm Wave 1 (17U G / 18U B)
2:30 pm - 9 pm Wave 2 (18U G / 17U B)

Sunday will be determined based on results of previous two days.

The final match will be scheduled no later than 6pm on Sunday. We do our best to run on schedule, however unforeseen events may cause the tournament to run later than expected.


Practice times are available in 45 minute slots between 10am and 8pm (PST). Please contact Chris Berglund to schedule your time. These times will be available on a first come first served basis.
Please provide requested time, team name, gender and age category of the team.


A minimum of 15 minutes (5 on court, 5-5 hitting) will be available as warm-up prior to the start of each match.


Volleyball Canada certified officials will be assigned to each match. Official's coordination will be done through consultation with the Province and Territory Officials Chairs and the National Officials Chair.

Referees' Meeting

All referees are required to attend the referees' meeting.

Meeting will take place between 8pm and 9pm Thursday May 13th at the Tradex. (1190 Cornell Street, Abbotsford).

Contact Jenny with any questions or concerns.

Medical Services

There will be someone available at each venue to assess injuries and distribute ice. They will also be able to tape injuries.

Westjet Airlines

To receive a 10% discount off WestJet’s best available regular fare please contact 1-877-852-4696 (Monday- Friday 8 - 4:30 Mountain Standard Time)

You must quote QC6266 to receive this discount.

These rates are available for travel to Abbotsford or Vancouver between May 7th and 16th, 2010.


Gate Fees:

Prices are as follows: CASH Only will be accepted

Day Pass $ 10

Adult Tournament Pass $ 20

Senior Tourney Pass ( > 65yrs) $ 15

Youth Tourney Pass (11-18 yrs) $ 15

Child (10 and under) Free



Sheraton Vancouver Guildford Hotel
15269 104th Ave, Surrey, BC
http://www.sheratonguildford.com or 1-888-627-8063
Rate: $115 + taxes (up to quad capacity) two queen beds
Quote: Volleyball National Tournament to receive rate
Distance from Tradex: 40km or 34 minutes

Travelodge Langley
20470 88th Ave, Langley, BC
http://www.travelodgelangley.ca or 1-877-488-4891
Rate: Standard room $69.99 + taxes or for a Jacuzzi Room $99.99 + taxes
Please Quote: Volleyball BC
Distance to Tradex is 30 km or 25 minutes.
Sandman Langley
8855 202nd Street, Langley, BC
http://www.sandmanhotels.com or 1-800-SANDMAN
-free pool passes for recreation centre
-across the street from movie theatre with Imax theatre
-inquire about breakfast packages
Distance is 30 km or 25 minutes.

Vedder River INN
5788 Vedder Road Chilliwack, BC
www.vedderriverinn.com or 1-800-591-0181 email: vedderriver@shawbiz.com
Rate: $99.99 + taxes (up to 4 people occupancy). Ask about the executive suite rate which includes: washer/dryer, kitchen and sleeps 6.
All include Grab and Go Breakfast: yogurt, muffins, juice, seasonal fruit and more.
Distance to Tradex 45km or 38 minutes.

Holiday Inn Express Hotel and Suites
8750 204th Street, Langley, BC
You mut quote "VBC" to receive rates below.
Rate: $129 + taxes for 2 double beds – based on 2 people
$159 + taxes for 2 double beds – based on 4 people
** includes continental breakfast**
Distance from Tradex: 30 km or 26 minutes

Coast Hotel- Langley
20393 Fraser Highway, Langley, BC
http://www.coasthotels.com/hotels/canada/bc/langley/coast_langley/overview or
quote: 65359 to receive rate
Rate: $112 + taxes for two double beds (up to 4 person occupancy)
Distance from Tradex: 25 km or 26 minutes.

Columbia Bible College
2940 Clearbrook Road, Abbotsford, BC
http://www.columbiabc.edu/hospitality or 1-800-283-0881
Rate: $96 + taxes based on 4 people. Includes bed sheets, blanket, pillow, towel, bath mat and soap.
Distance from Tradex: 8 km or 12 minutes.

Coast Chilliwack Hotel
45920 First Avenue, Chilliwack, BC
http://www.coasthotels.com/hotels/canada/bc/chilliwack/coast_chilliwack/overview or 1-800-716-6199
Rate: $99 + taxes for 2 doubles based on up to 4 people.
Distance from Tradex: 43 km or 34 minutes.

Best Western Rainbow Country Inn
43971 Industrial Way, Chilliwack, BC
http://www.rainbowcountryinn.com or 1-800-665-1030
Rate: $109 + taxes based on two double beds and two person occupancy.
$119 + taxes based on two double beds and four person occupancy.
Distance to Tradex: 37 km or 30 minutes.

Trinity Western University:
7600 Glover Road, Langley, BC
http://www.twu.ca/divisions/housing/conferences/conference-centre-at-trinity-western-university.html or 1-604-513-2002
Rate: $22 + taxes / person/ night (2 people/ room). Includes bed sheets, blanket, pillow, towels, bath mat and soap.
Distance from Tradex: 27km or 27 minutes.

Best Western Country Meadows (SOLD OUT)
3070-264th Street, Aldergrove, BC
1-800-834-0833 or www.bestwesterncountry.com: quote
“Volleyball” to receive rate of $119 + taxes.
Distance from Tradex: 12 km or 15 minutes driving.

Comfort Inn (SOLD OUT)
45405 Luckakuck Way, Chilliwack, BC
http://www.comfortinn.com/hotel-chilliwack-canada-CN235 or 604-858-0636 .
Rate: $115 + taxes for 2 double (2 person occupancy) or
$125 + taxes for 2 double beds (4 person capacity).
Please quote code: LSPRT
-includes continental breakfast
Distance from Tradex: 42 km or 30 minutes driving

Canada’s Best Value Westward Inn (SOLD OUT)
19650 Fraser Highway, Langley, BC
www.westwardinn.bc.ca or 1-800-667-4557
Rate: $79 + taxes for two double beds (2-4 occupancy)
$ 109 + taxes for two bedrooms (2-4 occupancy)
Distance from Tradex: 27 km or 28 minutes

Best Western Mission City Lodge (SOLD OUT)
32281 Lougheed Highway, Mission, BC
http://www.bestwesternbc.com/hotels/best-western-mission-city-lodge/ or 1-888-552-5542
Need to quote: 2010 VC for rate
Rate: $87.54 + taxes for one queen, one sofa bed (up to 4 people)
$92.69 + taxes for 2 queen beds (up to 4 people)
Distance from Tradex: 20 km or 22 minutes.


Teams are responsible for arranging their own transportation to, from, and during the championships.

Tournament Jury

The tournament jury is composed of a Volleyball Canada/Domestic Competition Committee (DCC) representative, Host committee representative, and the Referee Supervisor. For more information on the Jury's powers and duties, please consult the 2009-2010 Indoor Competition Guide.

Booth Space Available

Do you want to get your product out there to a large group of individuals in a short amount of time? Is there a service that you need to provide?

Each space registration includes a table and 2 chairs and pipe and drape around the space. Cost is $650 for a 10 x 10 booth for the duration of the event.
Requirements: set-up to be completed May 13th.

Electrical Services:
Electrical Services are available at an additional cost and may be arranged by contacting NES Electrical Services at 604-469-2726.
Please be sure to reference your booth number as well as the event name (17/18 Canadian National Championships)location (Fraser Valley Tradex) and dates (May14-16)

Internet Access:
Wireless internet access is available throughout the Tradex building at an additional cost.

Questions contact Nicole at promotions@volleyballbc.ca
To get a copy of the contract please copy and paste the following link.


Tradex: 1190 Cornell Street, Abbotsford (18 courts)
Columbia Bible College: 2940 Clearbrook Road, Abbotsford (2 courts)
University of the Fraser Valley: 33844 King Road, Abbotsford (3 courts)
Trinity Western University: 7600 Glover Road, Langley (2 courts)
St. John Brebeuf: 2747 Townline Road, Abbotsford (2 courts)
Abbotsford Traditional: 2272 Windsor Street, Abbotsford (4 courts)
MEI: Middle School- 40818 Clearbrook Road, Abbotsford (2 courts)

Parking cost is dependent on venue.

Performance Bond

The $400.00 team performance bond remains the responsibility of each Provincial/Territorial Association. Ultimately, teams will be required to forward the bonds amount in the event of any infraction which affect:

1) VC Code of conduct violation
2) Accommodation/facility damages
3) Uniform regulation
4) Coaches fail to meet coaching certification requirements
5) If a team does not fulfill its competitive obligations to an event.

For more information on Performance Bonds, please consult the 2009-2010 Indoor Competition Guide.

Your Feedback Needed

VC in partnership with Volleyball BC, consistently seeks to provide better services to the participants. After completion of your event, please invite athletes, parents, coaches and volunteers to visit Volleyball Canada's webiste (www.volleyball.ca) and fill out the Online Evaluation Survey of the 2010 National Championships. It only takes a few minutes of your time and helps VC serve you better.

Volunteers Needed

U 17 / 18 Nationals in Abbotsford: May 13th – 16th, 2010
(Tradex and other satellite sites- all within the vicinity of Abbotsford)

This is our largest indoor tournament of the year with approximately 200 teams from all over the country competing over 3 days for a national title.

Volunteer jobs:
Scorekeeping: assigned to courts to record the game. Training is provided. ( 25/ shift)
Court runners: picking up scoresheets once games are completed and distributing them to the draw board. (4 / shift)
Welcome table: assisting people as they enter the Tradex. Explaining court layout, where courts are and other general questions. (4 / shift)

What you will receive:
Event shirt
Food during your shift
Free parking
Letter of accreditation
Reference letter
Event pass

For more information or to sign-up please contact Stephanie at youth@volleyballbc.ca

Registration for this event has expired.