Updates to 2022 ABVT Season
A new year signifies the start of an exciting new Australian Beach Volleyball Tour (ABVT) season.
The 2022 ABVT will feature four events across Australia from February to March, starting with the Cobram Barooga Classic in Victoria on 4 February, through to the Coolangatta Tour Finals in QLD on 25 March.
This season will see a few changes to the format of the event, so if you’re heading to any events as a player, coach, official or supporter, it’s important everyone is across these changes.
Change of Tour Format
ABVT Elite (Previously known as Division 1)
- 16 team Main Draw
- Max 32 team Qualifying Tournament (QT)
ABVT Challenger Series (Previously known as Division 2)
- Two divisions (Division 1 & 2), we have added an extra division to cater for up-and-coming athletes and too expand the ABVT
- Prizemoney on offer for Division 1
- 1-16 Challenger Teams = 1 x 16 team division
- 17-24 Challenger Teams = 1 x 24 team division
- 25-32 Challenger Teams = 2 x divisions (Div 1 capped at 16)
Change to Event Start Times
QT is now starting Friday morning (approx. 9am)
ABVT Elite first pool match will now be played on Friday afternoon. Everyone in the ABVT Elite Main Draw will play 1 match on Friday afternoon, from approx. 4pm. This will reduce the number of games on Saturday to assist with competition flow and timings.
ABVT Challenger Series starts Saturday morning (from approx. 8am)
QT results do not impact your seeding for ABVT Challenger if you don’t make ABVT Elite Main Draw
A Player Profile form needs to be complete if you wish to play on the ABVT. The form can be downloaded HERE.
Wildcard Application (Australian & International)
To apply for an Australian (AWC) or International (IWC) Wildcard, an application form is now required to be completed. This form will be available on the ABVT website early January.
Facebook Group and Events
For all athletes, officials, coaches and staff involved in the 2022 Australian Beach Volleyball Tour, we have created a closed Facebook Group to share event athlete and official specific information and updates, including seedings, draws and schedules.
We encourage you to request to join the Facebook Group HERE.
For family, friends, supporters and spectators looking for event-specific information, we encourage you to click ‘attending’ on the Facebook Events for the ABVT event you’re attending.
RSVP to the Cobram Barooga Classic, 4 – 9 February HERE
RSVP to the Mollymook event, 18 – 20 February HERE.
RSVP to the Manly Event, which is part of the 2022 VolleyFest running 26 February – 6 March HERE.
RSVP to the ABVT Finals in Coolangatta, which is part of the 2022 VolleySlam running 25 March – 4 April HERE.
ABVT Sport Regulations
It is a requirement that when you nominate to play on the ABVT, that you have read and understood the ABVT Sport Regulations HERE.
Australian Junior Beach Volleyball Tour
A reminder for all athletes that are eligible to play in the Australian Junior Beach Volleyball Tour (U19 & 21’s), our first event is on Mooloolaba Beach, Sunshine Coast QLD from 19th to 21st January.
Nominations for this event close at midnight on Friday 7 January.