20th Annual Vancouver Invitational Wheelchair Rugby Tournament

  • Date: March 8, 2019 to March 10, 2019
  • Contact: Kevin Bowie kevin@bcwheelchairsports | 604.333.3520
  • Location: Richmond Olympic Oval
  • Website: Visit event website

The Vancouver Invitational Wheelchair Rugby Tournament returns to the Richmond Olympic Oval from March 8-10th 2019.

Now in its 20th year, the Vancouver Invitational is one Canada’s premier wheelchair rugby tournaments and regularly welcomes top teams from across Canada and around the world.  This year’s event will feature a D1 (with a max of eight teams) and D2 (with a max of six teams) tournament.

All interested teams must email a declaration of intent to Tournament Director Kevin Bowie at kevin@bcwheelchairsports.com by January 18th 2019. Full tournament info including registration fee, transportation and accommodation info can be found below.

Vancouver Invitational Wheelchair Rugby Tournament Info

Tournament Director: Kevin Bowie

Tournament Web Site: www.wcrugby.com

Contact Info: kevin@bcwheelchairsports.com 1-604-333-3520 Ext. 205

Location: Vancouver, BC

Final Tournament Registration Deadline: Feb. 1, 2019

Dates: March 8-10

Venue: Richmond Olympic Oval

Transportation: Provided between Airport and Host Hotel (See bullet 3 under registration fees)

Accommodations:  Sheraton Vancouver Airport, 7551 West Minster Hwy. – Call Andy Lee @ 1-604-233-3982 or andrew.lee@sheratonvancouverairport.com the block will be identified under Vancouver Invitational Rugby Tournament 2017.

Hotel Rate: $159 per night

Hotel Booking Deadline: Feb 5th, 2019

Tournament Description:  

D1 (max 8 teams)
D2 (Max 6 teams)

Registration Fee: $800 CND per team

If your team roster exceeds 8 athletes and 3 staff (total 11), there will be a $40 fee added for to your tournament registration. This fee will cover additional transportation and meal costs.   

Classification – IWRF Panel TBD (Tentative)

Early arrivals (available March 5th and 6th): Should your team wish to arrive early additional chair storage space and facility access can be arranged – this will be at your cost and a contract with the Oval can be arranged. I will do my best to arrange test matches between other early arriving countries if you wish. If the number of athletes and staff exceeds 11, in one single arrival slot, we may need a larger bus to accommodate. Should a coach bus be required there may be an additional transport charge applied. We can provide rates once flight schedules are provided due to fluctuating rates.

Departure – we will be able to accommodate departure on March 10th for flights departing at 6pm onward (Final game typically starts at 2:30). We can also arrange transport all day on the 11th. If your team has arranged to depart after the 11th we will do our best to accommodate but it may require an additional fee and will be managed on a case by case basis.