Bud Light Beach Volleyball

Bud Light Beach Volleyball

Beach Volleyball is at the heart of Monster Energy Center of Gravity. In fact, MECOG started in 2007 under the name of Volleyfest. Only in this zone will you find former and future Olympians alike playing for a total prize pool of $11,500.

2015 Tournament Details



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Deadline: July 17, 2015, 5:00PM; no late registrants will be accepted

 Cost: $60 per player

 Entry Passes: Each player receives a 3-Day Sports Only pass;

-Players may upgrade to include concerts for $50/night per player, or $120 for all three nights


 Venue: Hot Sands Beach @ Kelowna's City Park – 1600 Abbott Street, Kelowna, BC

 Contact: Ben Feist, Tournament Director – beachvolleyball@wetape.com



 Technical Meeting: Friday, July 24, 2015 @ 8:30pm – Location TBD

 Tournament Date & Time: Saturday, July 25 (9am) – Sunday, July 26 (~5pm)

 Prize Pool: $11,500

    Men: 1st  $3,000         Women: 1st  $3,000

            2nd $1,500                       2nd $1,500

            3rd $1,000 (split)               3rd $1,000 (split)

            5th $250 (split)                 5th $250 (split)

 Format: Double-elimination (single-elimination semis and finals)

-24 Mens & 24 Womens teams; 20 teams with direct entry* + 4 teams from qualification**

 Official Ball: Wilson Canada Gold Volleyball; 1 ball per court will be provided


 Technical Meeting: Friday, July 24, 2015 @ 8:30am – Hot Sands Beach at Draw Board

 Tournament Date & Time: Friday, July 25 (9am-430pm)

 Main Draw Entry: Top four teams per gender qualify for the Main Draw

 Passes: All Qualification teams pay full entry but each player will receive a 3-Day Sports Only pass, regardless of whether or not they qualify (option to upgrade also available)


 Weather Conditions: the average temperature in Kelowna in July is 28C (82F); however, temperatures reached 32.4C during tournament play in 2014. Please note that the sand on the courts may be very hot by midday. The courts will be watered periodically, but please plan accordingly.

 Accommodation: See the Where to Stay page for more info

 Transportation: Check out the new Shuttle Program and get your ticket to ride for the weekend

*All players must be able to compete at a high level; seeding is by committee based on recent beach volleyball finishes and, consequently, we reserve the right to refuse entry if a team does not meet this requirement

 **Main Draw & Qualification teams will be notified of their status on Monday, July 20, 2015 by 5pm

Feature Athletes

Cam Wheelan


Name: Cam Wheelan
Location: Toronto, ON
Years participating in MECOG: 4
Sponsors: Muscle Milk
Career highlights: World University Games
Favorite MECOG 2015 artist: Zeds Dead

Mike Platinga


Name: Mike Plantinga
Location: Toronto, ON
Years participating in MECOG: 4
Sponsors: Muscle Milk
Career highlights: 4 Podium finishes on NORCECA Tour
Favorite MECOG 2015 artist: Flo Rida

Megan McNamara


Name: Megan McNamara
Location: Delta, BC
Years participating in MECOG: 3
Sponsors: None
Career highlights: Silver at the Youth Olympic Games, Gold and Senior Women’s Nationals
Favorite MECOG 2015 artist: Will Sparks

Nicole McNamara


Name: Nicole McNamara
Location: Delta, BC
Years participating in MECOG: 3 years
Sponsors: None
Career highlights:
Favorite MECOG 2015 artist: David Stone