Last weekend’s 27th annual Vancouver Open beach tournament was a huge success. The field of 64 teams represented many Canadian provinces and the main draw included multiple American teams, some from Southern California and many from the Seattle area.
The crowd at Kitsilano Beach exceeded a total of 20,000 as players competed for a total purse of $30,000, Canada’s richest pro tournament.
Josh Binstock and Dan Dearing took gold after beating Gabriel Burlacu and Raffe Paulis in the men’s final. Mike Plantinga and Aaron Nusbaum took bronze.
Denise Wooding and Jamie Broder beat Katie Spieler and Emily Hartong for women’s gold. Megan Nagy and Caleigh Cruickshank took bronze.
Here are a few of the best photos from the weekend by VolleyballMag.com’s Stephen Burns: