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The Northern Series was born in 2022, when a group of organisers in the North of the UK banded together to spread beach volleyball! In our second season we are back bigger and better, with lots of events taking place across the region. Huge thanks to host clubs Skyball, Everton, Sprinks Farm and Fireball.
At each Northern Series event you will earn points towards your Northern Ranking. These will be updated on the Monday after every event, and can be seen below. Your Northern Ranking is what counts to qualify you for our Northern Series Showdown in September, where we have put prize money and a big prize bundle up for grabs!
Check out all the Northern Series events, ranking points and more below.
Some of the Northern Series events are part of the UKBT. This will be clearly signposted on the event entry page. The UK Beach Tour (UKBT) is the national beach volleyball tour. Being part of the national tour means that your results from these events count towards a national ranking.
To play in a UKBT event, you need a valid UKBT membership. These last a year. To buy one, you can head here.
The Northern Series offers events at a few different levels. Here’s a description of each of them below:
These are for junior players (U17) looking to get into beach volleyball. Beginenrs are more than welcome!
These are casual, informal events perfect for players looking for a chilled tournament. These are great for first-time players, players trying beach for the first time coming from indoors, or experienced players wanting to play a casual event with a friend! Some of these events are 1* UKBT tournaments.
These are our events for more serious players. They are all UKBT 3* tournaments, so count towards your national ranking. They are designed for people who’ve played beach for a while or good level indoor players looking for a challenge on the beach.
Our Showdown is our season finale. It’s worth the most points, and is a 2-day celebration of all things Northern Series. Fireball will be hosting in 2023 and will be putting up a big prize bundle for the winners, with cash and stash on the line! You have to qualify for this event by playing in other Northern Series events.
The Northern Series is run at various venues and clubs across the North. Here are more details about the organisers:
We will be running events across three venues this year: Skegness, Redcar and South Shields (Newcastle). You are already on our site, so you can enter any of our events below.
Skyball is based in East Yorkshire. They run events at Bridlington beach and (new for this year), in Leeds! Find out more about them here.
Everton are based in the Liverpool area, and are running a series of events in Crosby. You can see everything they are up to here.
Newly built in 2022, Sprinks Farm is a hidden beach gem. In the small town of Leek, just outside Stoke-on-Trent, Sprinks Farm will be running two slams and a social event this year. Entry for those is via the Fireball site. More details about Sprinks Farm here.
This depends on the specific tournament organiser.They will email you with full details in the days before the tournament.
For Fireball events, you and your partner will receive an email either the day before or 2 days before the tournament with a full schedule of the games. You need to arrive at least 30 minutes before your first game!
Whatever you want! We recommend you bring:
In short, yes! We are 100% committed to making our Northern Series events friendly, warm, welcoming events for everyone.
Beginners are welcome. We have designed the Northern Series so it could be your first event or your fiftieth, and you will still have a great time. The best entry point for beginners is our Socials. These are the lower level events and are designed to be fun, accessible tournaments.
The simple answer is: YES! New for 2023 is our range of Northern Series stash. This will be released in late March, so you can get your gear before the season starts. It will all be ordered via our new Stash Site.