Volleyball Cuppers and 4max Tournament 2015

Oxford University Volleyball Club invites you to take part in our annual grass 4-a-side volleyball tournaments.

There will be two tournaments running alongside each other - the Oxford University Volleyball Cuppers Competition and the 4MAX Tournament.

The Volleyball Cuppers Competition is an inter-college tournament for students of Oxford University.

The 4MAX Tournament is organised for the general volleyball-loving public.

If you haven't taken part in the competition before, here's a video to give you a preview of what it's about...

When and where?

Saturday 30 May 2015
There is a compulsory players meeting at 10:30am. Games are expected to go on until 2-3pm for Cuppers and until 4-5pm for 4Max.

Both the 4MAX and the Cuppers will be played in University Park, Oxford. The courts will be at the Midfield rugby pitch, next to the South Lodge.


To play in the 4MAX tournament you have to be 16+. If you are under 18 (but over 16) you will need a parental consent form.

To play in the Cuppers tournament all members of your team have to be students at Oxford University. It would be most fun to have college teams, but you don't officially all have to be from the same college. Oxford University staff and Oxford Brookes students and staff are not eligible to join Cuppers but are very welcome to join the 4MAX.


Registration for 2015 is now open!
Please register using our online form.

Please pay for your team when you register. There is a £20 per team fee for 4Max and £5 per team fee for Cuppers. Please send payment electronically to "Oxford University Volleyball Club", account number 40943304, sort code 20-65-20. Please include your team name in the reference field.

Structure and Rules

Standard indoor volleyball rules apply. Please be aware that it is not allowed to touch the top band of the net or to place your foot over the line under the net, because this can easily cause injuries.

At least one woman has to be on the court at all times during the game. If your team does not have at least one female member you will not be allowed to take part.

In the Cuppers tournament each team can have a maximum of two OUVC players on court at any time.

The games will be 4vs4 so during the games a maximum of 4 players can be on the court on each side. Teams with more than four players are very welcome and the substitutes can rotate onto the court between points.

In each competition teams will be randomly placed into pools. Your team will play every other team in your pool. Top teams will proceed to the quarter/semi-finals. Bottom teams will play more matches against teams from other pools. The exact number of teams advancing will be determined on the day depending on the final number of teams in each competition.

If a team is not playing, then it is expected that they will referee/score. The refereeing schedule will be distributed together with the order of play.


All sporting equipment for the games will be provided. If you have a volleyball bring it along for warming up.

There will be a food stall selling drinks and snacks and we will also have a bbq throughout the day.