Alcohol. Think Again Beach Tour: Regional Rounds
The next two rounds of the Alcohol. Think Again Beach Tour (ATABT) are set for Busselton on the 2nd and 3rd of February and Esperance on the 2nd and 3rd of March. These two rounds offer members the chance to explore the state and play two exciting rounds of the Alcohol. Think Again Beach Tour.
Round #5 in Busselton is only two weeks away with nominations due by Thursday the 24th of January. In addition to an iconic competition location next to the Busselton Jetty, the Busselton Volleyball Association will also be offering a cash prize of $500 to the winners and $250 to the runner up teams in the Men and Women’s Elite division.
Esperance should also be on your radar with the competition now only a month away. The Esperance stop of the Alcohol. Think Again Beach Tour will also have a cash prize with the specifics to be confirmed in the coming weeks. Nominations for this round are now open and an event page has been set by Esperance Volleyball Association
Rottnest Island Competition
Volleyball WA have been working with the Rottnest Island Authority to organise an inaugural beach volleyball event. After substantial planning and research the 2019 event has regrettably been postponed until 2020. Volleyball WA, with the assistance of the Rottnest Island Authority, have been in contact with potential sponsors to help make the competition as affordable as possible for participants and families. Unfortunately Volleyball WA have been unable to secure a sponsor to proceed with the competition at this time. Volleyball WA will continue to work with the Rottnest Island Authority to find a solution for an event in the upcoming future.
Alcohol. Think Again WA Open
The 2019 Alcohol. Think Again WA Open was previously scheduled for the 23rd and 24th of March 2019. These dates were selected to accommodate players who wish to play in the 2019 Volleyfest and allow Volleyball WA some lead in time to focus on the delivery of Volley By the Bay in April.
The City of Stirling have notified Volleyball WA that a large scale National event is now set for the 23rd and we have agreed to move the competition to the 30th and 31st of March. Volleyball WA apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.
Perth Beach Volleyball League
The first edition of the Perth Beach Volleyball League (PBVL) was held in November 2018 over five weeks and was hosted by three clubs, UWA Volleyball Club, West Coast Beach Volleyball Club and The Hub Beach Volleyball Club. The Social Volley competition provides an opportunity for clubs/teams to meet and play in a social home and away format.
The next six-week PBVL competition is set to commence on the 1st of February and will run until the 8th of March. At this stage the following clubs have indicated interest in entering teams;
- West Coast Beach Volleyball Club
- UWA Volleyball Club
- The Hub Beach Volleyball Club
- Rossmoyne Volleyball Club
- Evolution Volleyball Club
To find out more information about how you can be a part of the upcoming Perth Beach Volleyball League please contact one of the participating clubs or the Volleyball WA office.
Volley by the Bay
Volley by the Bay is set to return to Bunbury this April. The 2019 edition will include the Australian Junior Beach Volleyball Championships (AJBVC) and the Australian U21/U23 Beach Volleyball Championships.
Planning is well underway for these events and trials for WA’s AJBVC teams have now commenced. For those interested in nominating for the U21/U23 tournament, online registrations will open on the 25th of January and will cost of $150 per team.