GOV League and North American LGBTQ+ Tournaments

The Gay Ottawa Volleyball (GOV) League and other LGBTQ+ volleyball organizations across North America host tournaments every year that cater to both competitive and recreational skill levels. Tournaments are a great way to develop your skills, meet people and get involved with LGBTQ+ communities in other cities.


Teams from across North America come out to the GOV tournament every year! The tournament usually takes place every spring at the University of Ottawa’s Montpetit Hall. This weekend-long event includes an opening night social and a banquet complete with a fabulous show and dance!

GOV’s first annual “Queers & Queens” beach volleyball tournament will take place on Sunday August 13, 2017! Sign up as a pair and play 4 x 4 with other pairs throughout the day! Get outside and make new friends! Register now!


Toronto’s Spartan Volleyball League (TSVL) runs both a Fall and Spring tournament in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA). Registration is now open for the Rise of the Spartans Annual 2-Day Competitive Volleyball Tournament being held on Thanksgiving Day / Columbus Day Long Weekend, October 8/9, 2016, at the Markham Pan Am Centre.

Visit the Rise of the Spartans tournament website for details!


Volleyball Boréal Montréal hosts a spring tournament on the Easter weekend. Recreational and Competitive divisions are available. For more information, check out their page on the ODYSSÉE Volleyball Tournament.


knock-OUT runs an annual tournament in London, Ontario called the UNCAGED Volleyball Tournament. UNCAGED is one-of-a-kind sporting experience for straight and LGBTQ+ athletes hosted at Supreme Courts Volleyball that helps raise money for underprivileged LGBTQ+ youth in London’s community.


The North American Gay Volleyball Association (NAGVA) is a not-for-profit organization committed to promoting and developing the sport of volleyball in the LGBTQ+ community. Cities from across the continent host NAGVA sanctioned tournaments that are both competitive and fabulously fun!