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New Indoor Events Added to March Calendar

By Ontario Volleyball Association, 02/07/22, 10:30AM EST


The Ontario Volleyball Association (OVA) excited to announce that two additional dates from the Niagara Falls Convention Centre (NFCC) have been secured. The OVA  will be offering additional tournament dates at the NFCC over the two weekends of March Break. 

After careful consideration and gaining the support of the OVA Board of Directors, the Regional Council and the Indoor Volleyball Development Committee, the OVA will be scheduling the TNS and 15U age divisions over the two weekends in March. These age divisions have been targeted to ensure that our largest age divisions receive a minimum of three regular season playing opportunities between league play and tournament style. 

March 12/13: TNS Girls & Boys Bugarski Cups

The TNS division will continue their Winter League Play (Feb 11 – Mar 27) as their second event and this additional Bugarski Cup event will be the third event for TNS teams. Participating in both the Winter League Play and Bugarski Cup in Niagara is not mandatory as teams only need one event to qualify for the Ontario Championships. 

The dates and times of the NFCC Bugarski Cup TNS events are as follows: 

  • Saturday, March 12 – AM Wave 7:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. 
  • Saturday, March 12 – PM Wave 3:00 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.  
  • Sunday, March 13 – AM Wave 7:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. 
  • Sunday, March 13 – PM Wave 3:00 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.  

Team splits will not be created based on league play results as not all matches will be completed, and results will not be submitted on time.  

For a better competitive balance, TNS teams (Girls Only) will self-declare in Tier 1 (Championship) or Tier 2 (Trillium) for the Bugarski Cup during the MRS registration process.  

Ontario Championships Seeding 

Self-declaration for Ontario Championships will remain for this age division. Self-declare will be the primary method for assigning teams into OC’s divisions. 

A team’s point average from the Winter League Play (Trillium points awarded only) and the Bugarski Cup (Championship and Trillium points awarded) will be used to seed teams within each self-declare OC’s division. A team’s point average will also be used as a tiebreaker if there are more teams who self-declared into a specific division then there are spots available.  

Registration Information 

The new TNS Bugarski Cup event has been created in MRS for your team to register for.  

Registration deadline:  February 13 at 11:59 p.m.  

If there is not enough room to fit all teams registered into this event, teams who are registered for the TNS Ontario Championships will be given priority. A random draw will take place to select teams registered for this event who are not participating in the TNS Ontario Championships only if there are spaces available. 

March 18-20: 15U Boys & Girls Bugarski Cups

The 15U Bugarski Cup will act as the divisions' third event of the season (Fall League Play and the February 26/27 McGregor Cup being the other two). Teams must participate in at least one event to qualify for Ontario Championships. 

The dates and times of the NFCC Bugarski Cup 15U events are as follows: 

  • Friday, March 18 – PM Wave 2:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.  
  • Saturday, March 19 – AM Wave 7:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. 
  • Saturday, March 19 – PM Wave 3:00 p.m. – 10:30 p.m. 
  • Sunday, March 20 – AM Wave 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. 
Ontario Championships Seeding

Ontario Championship seeding will be based on a team’s top two average. There will no longer be a self-declare option for the 15U Ontario Championships with the addition of this third 15U event as all three events had a result.  

Registration Information  

The original 15U Bugarski Cup events in MRS that were cancelled has not been refunded as of yet. The 15U Bugarski Cup event in MRS has now been re-opened for registration and will be used for this new 15U Bugarski Cup event in Niagara.  

If teams would like to be removed as they are unable to play, please contact Kaitlin Malyon ( no later than February 20 and a full refund will be issued.

Registration Deadline:  February 20, 2022 at 11:59 p.m.  

Underage teams 

A random draw will take place to select underage teams for this event only if there are spaces available. 

Hotel Bookings

Hudson Travel Group has secured hotel group bookings over both weekends in Niagara to achieve the lowest possible rates for OVA teams. Hotel booking information will be posted here and booking links will be posted on Monday, February 7 with room inventory being added over the coming days.