Langley — Top-ranked MEI in AA and Kelowna in AAA have drawn the first seeds in next week’s Big Kahuna BC Volleyball Championships at the Langley Events Centre. The 36-team event runs Wednesday, Dec. 2 to Saturday, Dec. 5.
MEI’s Eagles, last year’s AA champions, head Pool A and lead a strong contingent from the Fraser Valley League, which got four of the top six seeds.
Langley Christian (Fraser Valley) Is seeded second in Pool A, followed by Clarence Fulton (Okanagan), last year’s AA runner-up, and Pacific Academy (FV). College Heights from the North Central zone heads Pool B. Next are Langley Fundamental (FV), George Elliot (Okanagan) and Vancouver Island’s Pacific Christian.
The rest of the 16-team AA field, in order: Pool C — WL Seaton, DP Todd, McRoberts and Lambrick Park; Pool D — Woodlands, Prince Charles, Charles Hays and wild card Sa-Hali.
Kelowna, which finished second a year ago in AAA, beat Mount Boucherie in the Okanagan zone final. The Owls lead Pool E and are followed by Island champ Dover Bay, Boucherie and the Lower Mainland’s top team, Moscrop.
Pool F has Fraser Valley tourney champ Walnut Grove, Van Tech of the Lower Mainland, Island runner-up Oak Bay and Fraser Heights (FV).
The remaining AAA pools and teams in order:
Pool G: David Thompson, two-time defending AAA champ Earl Marriott, Surrey Christian and wild card Penticton.
Pool H: Reynolds, Delta, McMath and Mount Baker.
Pool K: Riverside, Belmont, North Peace and Prince George.
The tournaments have round-robin play the first day that will lead to re-seeding for championship bracket play. AA and AAA matches will run concurrently at the LEC, which is hosting the championships for a second year after a 20-year run in Kelowna.
This year’s Big Kahuna BC High School Boys Volleyball Championships will introduce a new scholarship.
The BC High School Boys Volleyball Championships Alumni Scholarship is being established for two main reasons. One, to benefit current and future tournament players in their education, and two, to provide an opportunity for past participants to help those who follow, strengthening the unique fellowship of the volleyball community.
By making a donation to this scholarship, former players and coaches of the BC’s can also help make a youngster’s dream happen. For many students, the post-secondary experience is priceless.
Your support is greatly appreciated.
[yasr_visitor_votes]BC High School Boys Volleyball ANNOUNCEMENT:
Big Kahuna Sport Co. will enhance its strong commitment to Canadian athletics this fall by becoming the title sponsor for the most significant event in British Columbia boys’ volleyball. The Big Kahuna BC High School Boys Volleyball Championships will be held Nov. 26-29 at the Langley Events Centre. The four-day event, which features both AA and AAA tournaments, is moving to greater Vancouver after a successful 20-year run in Kelowna.
We are extremely excited to partner with this great event, Volleyball is an extremely important category for Big Kahuna, and we are proud to support Canadian amateur athletes in every way possible.” Big Kahuna’s Craig Preece, Vice President-Marketing.
The company, a Canadian leader in team and institutional sporting goods, has been a longtime supporter of numerous college and university teams as well as provincial and national sport organizations. Tournament committee chair Sharon Carter is enthusiastic about the new partnership with Big Kahuna.
“Big Kahuna has had strong ties to the volleyball community for many years,” Carter said, “and our tournament committee is excited to have them as our lead sponsor.” Headquartered in Surrey, B.C., Big Kahuna Sport Co. has eight locations across the country and carries equipment and apparel for multiple sports, including volleyball. It also features a variety of corporate apparel and promotional products. Big Kahuna serves as Adidas Canada’s lead partner for team apparel, uniforms, footwear and accessories and is a preferred dealer to many other major brands.
A total of 36 boys teams – 20 in AAA and 16 in AA – will participate in the high school volleyball championships. The two tournaments will run concurrently in adjacent sports centres at the spacious LEC. The complex is located at 7888 – 200 Street in Langley, just minutes from Highway 1.