As we work though this lockdown and plan for our return after January 26, it is safe to say we are not able to count on school boards opening for weekend tournament permits and we are concerned that we will not be back in a place where we can run events. Additionally, we have lost venues due to the pandemic regulations for end of January onwards. Without the access to school boards, we are short approximately 117 venues to run our standard form of competition from January 28 – April 3. With this severe venue shortage, we are forced to pivot once again.
Major changes to the plan including new calendar dates for certain age groups, removing single day tournaments for the younger divisions due to lost permits, cancelling the January 29/30 18UB McGregor Cup and 4v4 Girls Challenge Cup and pushing back the Niagara Falls Convention Centre 16U Challenge Cup by two-weeks with the hopes that Ontario will be back into a modified Step 3 regulations of its Re-Opening Ontario plan. Additionally, the OVA will be pushing back the Ontario Championships registration deadline to February 14, 2022 at 11:59 p.m. and hotel booking process will begin February 15, 2022.
Below we have the updated schedule and format for our future events across all age groups. More information on Winter League Play and tournament locations to come in the near future. For the 15U/16U age groups, check out the updated information on the Niagara Convention Centre here.
|Division||Event||New Calendar Date||Original Calendar Date||NEW Format||Registration Deadline|
|4v4-B||McGregor Cup||February 11 – March 27||February 19||Winter League Play||January 23|
|4v4-G||McGregor Cup||February 11 – March 27||February 19||Winter League Play||January 23|
|6v6-B||McGregor Cup||February 11 – March 27||February 19||Winter League Play||January 23|
|6v6-G||McGregor Cup||February 11 – March 27||February 5||Winter League Play||January 23|
|TNS-B||McGregor Cup||February 11 – March 27||February 12||Winter League Play||January 23|
|TNS-G||McGregor Cup||February 11 – March 27||February 6||Winter League Play||January 23|
|15UB||McGregor Cup||February 26/27||February 19||Niagara Convnetion Centre/Pre-Booked Facilities||January 23|
|15UG||McGregor Cup||February 26/27||February 13||Niagara Convnetion Centre/Pre-Booked Facilities||January 23|
|16UB||Challenge Cup||February 12/13||January 28/29/30||Niagara Convnetion Centre/Pre-Booked Facilities||Registration Closed|
|16UB||McGregor Cup||February 18 – March 27||February 26||Winter League Play||January 23|
|16UG||Challenge Cup||February 12/13||January 28/29/30||Niagara Convnetion Centre/Pre-Booked Facilities||Registration Closed|
|16UG||McGregor Cup||February 18 – March 27||March 6||Winter League Play||January 23|
|17UB||McGregor Cup||February 5/6||February 6||Pre-booked Facilities||Registration Closed|
|17UB||Bugarski Cup||March 5/6||March 5||Pre-booked Facilities||January 23|
|17UG||McGregor Cup||February 5/6||February 5||Pre-booked Facilities||Registration Closed|
|17UG||Bugarski Cup||March 5/6||February 26||Pre-booked Facilities||January 23|
|18UB||Furlani Cup||February 19/20||February 19||Pre-booked Facilities||January 9|
|18UB||Bugarski Cup||April 2/3||April 2/3||Pre-booked Facilities||February 20|
|18UG||Furlani Cup||February 12/13||February 12||Pre-booked Facilities||Registration Closed|
|18UG||Bugarski Cup||April 2/3||April 2/3||Pre-booked Facilities||February 20|
If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to any Youth Competitions Staff:
- Carrie Campbell ccampbell@Ontariovolleyball.org
- Mark Wiersma firstname.lastname@example.org
- Kaitlin Malyon email@example.com
We also invite you to attend our Town Hall Meeting on Monday, January 17th at 7:30pm. Topics discussed include Rowan’s Law: Phase II, Indoor Competitions Update, and Return to Play. You can sign-up here.
Thank you for your continued efforts in delivering volleyball across Ontario during this ongoing pandemic. We will continue to work hard at adapting plans to get athletes back on the court as soon as we can and in the safest possible manner.
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