18th - 20th February 2022

Pioneer Sand Courts & Cathedral Square
The G.J. Gardner Homes NZ Beach Tour continues its journey to the garden city of Christchurch for the fourth stop in the 2022 series. The Canterbury 5-Star tournament is a split venue event with the Challenger's bracket beginning competition at Pioneer Sand Courts and the Champions pool beginning competition at the same time on Friday morning on the showcourt situated in the heart of the city, Cathedral Square.

Saturday sees Dirty Dog A Grade competition continue at Pioneer with quarter finals (top 8) at Cathedral Square. Sunday sees the top 4 men and top 4 women only playing semis and medal matches at Cathedral Square. The draw will be limited to a maximum of 50 teams.


The seeding format for the G.J. Gardner Homes NZ Beach Tour is determined by a weighted performance model. As the G.J. Gardner Homes NZ Beach Tour progresses from event to event, the weight of a player's past performance will become lessened in determining their seeding within a tournament. A maximum of one international performance may be used in as a result within the current seasonal window per event.

Past Performance

Past performance refers to 1- to 5-Star tournaments in the seasonal window of 1st April 2020 to 31st March 2021.

Two (2) results from the previous season will account towards a players seeding for this tournament.

Current Performance

Current Performance refers to 1- to 5-Star tournaments in the seasonal window of 1st April 2021 to 31st March 2022.

Three (3) results from the current season will account towards a player's seeding for this tournament.


Midday 14 Feb 2022

Wildcard Applications Close

A team may apply for a wildcard seeding if their points do not reflect their performance. Submit your wildcard application before this deadline.

Midday 14 Feb 2022

Midday 14 Feb 2022

Entries Close

Any team may enter this tournament before this deadline and will be charged $50.00 per player (excluding credit card fees and merchandise).

5pm 15 Feb 2022


Seedings advised so that teams are aware of whether they have made main draw or will need to qualify.

5pm 15 Feb 2022

5pm 15 Feb 2022

Wildcard Applicants Advised

Wildcard applicants will be advised of outcome.

Midday 16 Feb 2022

Qualifier Draw Released

Qualifier games will begin from 9am 18 Feb.

Midday 16 Feb 2022

Midday 17 Feb 2022

Main Draw Released

The main draw allows for a maximum of 24 teams, 4 in the Champions bracket and 20 in the Challengers bracket.

8am 18 Feb 2022

Technical Meeting

A representative from each team must be present at the Technical Meeting to receive updates to the tournament.

8am 18 Feb 2022

Location & Facilities

COVID Protection Framework
Volleyball New Zealand | Poirewa Aotearoa
Oceania Volleyball
Volleyball New Zealand Inc
Sports House, Stadium Drive,
Albany, Auckland, New Zealand