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Weymouth Beach Volleyball Classic 2018

The 35th Weymouth Beach Volleyball Classic


The Classic is Weymouth Beach Volleyball Club’s flagship event. It was the ever Beach Volleyball event held in Great Britain when it was first held in 1983. It remains Britain’s most prestigious event and was described by British Beach legend Denise Austin as the ‘ Wimbledon’ of British Beach Volleyball. On this site you can find a list of previous winners and Players of the  Tournament which reads like a Who’s Who of British Beach volleyball players.

The event is held on Weymouth’s main Beach, voted by Tripadvisor in 2016 as British Beach of The Year, this is right in the heart of the town and is a few metres from accommodation, restaurants and bars. It is played across upto 10 courts with the Centre Court having seating for 550 supporters and a large marquee for players and officials.

The event is a key part of the UKBT and is a Pro Tour event on Sat/ Sun and there is also  a 3 Star on Friday afternoon.There will be Prize Money  for the Pro Tour event details of which will be published at a future date

The following are current plans for Weymouth Beach Classic 2018

Date:  Thurs 26th July –  Sun 29th July 2018

Venue: Weymouth Beach, DT4 8EA

Competitions Offered: Men’s, Women’s, 5 star and 3 Star

Thursday 26th July 2018

Battens Charity Event

Friday 27th July  2018–  3 Star UKBT Competition Men and women

Play will start at 14:00 until approximately 20:00.

Players who  haven’t qualified for Saturday/ Sunday. This event will be open to a max 16 men’s and women’s teams for players who will NOT be playing in the Pro Tour events on  Saturday or Sunday.

Entry will open in April 2018  Closing Date:When entry is full or Sun 15th July 

Saturday 28th July   2018 UKBT Pro Star Mens and Women

Pro  Star   16 team events for Men and Women begin

Entry will open in April 2018  Entry Closing Date: Sun 1st July

Sunday 29th July 2018      UKBT Pro Star Mens and Womens

Finals day for 5 star events men and Women

Womens Final 3pm

Mens final 4pm approx

Mixed Tournament for any players who have competed over the weekend

Rules and Format:  The event is part of the UKBT , all players will be registered with UKBT and and have agreed the UKBT regulations. All competitions will be run under UKBT and FIVB regulations.

Insurance: The event will be registered and insured with Volleyball England.

Accommodation: There are hundreds of hotels and Guest  Houses of all types in Weymouth which can be found on accommodation sites. However the closest to the volleyball site have an address with a low number on the Esplanade. These are within 100 metres of the site


For any questions prior to the event please contact

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