UKBT Club Champs: Who, what, where, when and how. Everything you need to know about the UK Beach Tour Club Championships, hosted by Deep Dish Beach.
This year we are hosting the first every UKBT Club Championships at Sandbanks Beach, in a spectacular new format that will crown the ultimate Beach Club in the UK! Forget about double elimination and modified pool play; this event will feature a brand new format in British beach volleyball where every result counts towards raising the ranking of your club.
HOW DO THE CLUB CHAMPS WORK?
The Championships will be split into two divisions:
Division 1 will see clubs put their best teams forward to battle it over the course of the weekend. Each club will send out two pairings per gender to compete in this elite level competition.
Division 2 will feature both single gender and mixed events, with each event running over a single day. Nonetheless, the results from Division 2 will still contribute to the overall tournament rankings, leaving one club to be crowned as the overall champion.
Whilst Division 2 may foll THE UKBT CLIUB ow a conventional tournament format, Division 1 will feature a very different approach; Each club will compete as a squad made up of two teams, with a match consisting of two individual beach volleyball games:
Club A - Team 1 vs Club B - Team 2
Club A - Team 2 vs Club B - Team 1
Should the match become tied at 1-1, a golden set will take place to 15 points, where the original pairings can split up to secure the overall win! It promises to be an exciting and exhilarating competition!
HOW TO ENTER THE UKBT CLUB CHAMPIONSHIPS
All UKBT affiliated clubs have been approached to express their interest in the championships; to be eligible to compete, you as a player must ensure you are affiliated with the club you wish to represent. This can be found under your player profile in the PlayerZone.
Clubs will nominate their chosen teams to compete in Division 1, but all other teams who wish to compete in Division 2 can enter via the Deep Dish website. Entries close on 28th June 2023.
For more info or questions, email info(@)ukbeachtour.com.