The South Delta Sun Devils, top-ranked in the B.C. senior girls Quad-A tier, will be one of somewhere in the neighbourhood of 100 boys and girls senior varsity teams which will now wait a week longer to see if their seven respective B.C. senior varsity championships can go off without a hitch. (Photo by Mark Booth property of the Delta Optimist 2021. All Rights Reserved)
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BCSS moves all seven B.C. high school senior varsity volleyball championships ahead to Dec. 8-11 window for best chance at true provincial tourney fields!

B.C.’s seven boys and girls B.C. senior varsity volleyball championships are still being afforded the chance to maintain their full integrity as province-wide championship tournaments.

Yet, due to the massive after-effects of flooding and severely-compromised highway systems, B.C. School Sports announced Wednesday evening that the girls Quad-A, Triple-A, Double-A and Single-A championships, as well as the boys Triple-A, Double-A and Single-A championships have been moved back one full week with the hope that conditions continue to move in a more positive direction.

A release from B.C. School Sports read in part “…originally scheduled for the first week of December for a period of one week… (all volleyball championships) will now take place Dec 8/9 – 11. The intent of this delay is to provide the greatest likelihood that our Volleyball Championships can be contested in their traditional format.”

Speaking with immediately after the news was released, BCSS executive director Jordan Abney said “This really buys us a bit of time and recognizes that what has happened in this province is serious, and that there continues to be issues that everyone is dealign with from flooding, to being cut off by roads to gas rationing. These are serious issues.

“We’re still hopeful to have these championships contested in their normal provincial way, but we’re not sure exactly what that looks like yet,” Abney continued. “By doing this, it gives us a little more time. We may still have to go back to regional model (implemented for football and boys soccer) but we’re hopeful this gives us a bit of time to allow a couple more things to smooth out.”

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