Bay Champs is going to be held at Mercury Arena in Tauranga this year on the 19th and 20th of August. Teams who are wanting to compete at Midlands will need to enter into this competition to get seeding. This is the start of the season leading into Nationals so is a crucial part of any clubs representative programme.
Cost: $175 per team
Dates: 19th and 20th of August 2023
The top 5 teams, in both the mens and womens sides, from this tournament will go through to division 1 for Midlands.
Game start times are for the first serve. Tosses & net warmups must be held before those times. If a game finishes late, the following game (1st serve) on that court is to start within 20 minutes.
All player names (Surname and First name initial) - of players present - must be written on the scoresheet before the game starts – this must be signed by the coach and captain before the match starts. Players arriving late after the match starts can't be added to the scoresheet.
All players must be registered with VNZ (form on our website & the VNZ website) - Clubs have until May 19th to complete this – all players who have played for, or will play for a League team must be registered.
Match forfeits – teams must have at least 6 players present at the game start time, or otherwise the match is forfeited, leading to the loss of the Bond and loss of one competition point.
Duties – a minimum of 5 people are needed for duties listed on the Draw: 1st Ref (qualified, or under assessment), 2nd Ref, Scorer, minimum 2 linespeople.