2023/2024 Mauao Challenger Events

Mauao Challenger 1 - 14th of October 2023

Mauao Challenger 2 - 25th of November 2023

​​​​​​​Mauao Challenger 3 - 13th of January 2024

The Mauao Challenger Beach Volleyball Tournament is an annual event hosted by Volleyball Bay of Plenty, that combines the love for the sport with the stunning backdrop of the Bay of Plenty region. The tournament takes place in the Bay of Plenty, with the iconic Mauao (Mount Maunganui) providing a stunning backdrop. This tournament is a must for competitive players and anyone looking for a weekend of beachside fun and excitement. So mark your calendars and join us for an unforgettable volleyball experience at the Mauao Challenger. ​​​​​​​

Registration link for Mauao 3

Prize money will be awarded to teams who place 1st, 2nd and 3rd in each grade (open men and open women)

Location: Mount Main Beach (by Commons Ave/ Marine Parade intersection)

Date: Saturday the 13th of January 2024

Time: 8:30am - 4pm 

Divisions: 2 aside competitive (open men, open women, U17 & U19 grades), 2 aside social, 4 aside social (mixed gender). 


  • 2 aside divisions: $80 per team   

All games will be played to the best of 3 sets. Some morning games may be sets to 15, 15, 11.​​​​​​​

Please aim to be at the Mount Main beach by 8:30am to check-in your team as games start at 9:00am. Rubbish and recycling bins will be provided - please use these and keep our beach clean. Come prepared for all conditions, we will have sunblock but bring your own just in case. 

Each team will be required to duty. 

Results from Mauao 2

Results from Mauao 3

Key Links:

For full FIVB rules, click here

Placings for Mauao Challenger 1:

Open Men:

1st place: Stewart & Stratton

2nd place: Pacheco & Martins

​​​​​​​3rd place: Kilpatrick & Illanes

4th place: Alberit & Uribe

5th place: Preston & Taikato

6th place: Forsyth & Buchan

7th place: Venimore & Cundy

8th place: Roberts & Hitchens

9th place: Julian & Wagner

10th place: Jenkins & Samia

Open Women:

1st place: Allison-Carnie & Green

2nd place: Gosar & Kemble

3rd place: Goffi & Kuhl Da Silva

4th place: Doherty & McKane

5th place: Hemi & Hunia

6th place: Randall & Lankshear

7th place: Southby & Sinkinson

U19 Boys:​​​​​​​

1st place: Douglas & Koning

2nd place: Neilson & Gardnier

3rd place: de Goeji & Baukama

4th place: Perry & Herrick

5th place: Dawson & Pidduck

6th place: Lee & Jennings

7th place: Rushton & Barnett

​​​​​​​8th place: Park & Miezenbeek