2018 Border Smackdown Boys Volleyball Tournament

Boys volleyball teams from all over the western United States and Canada meet in the Border Smackdown in May. The weekend between Mother's Day and Memorial Day when Canadians celebrate their Victoria Day holiday. These teams celebrate the sport they love, competing in 14's, 16's, and 18's divisions. For more information contact: bordersmackdown@comcast.net

May 19-20, 2018  |  Spokane Convention Center

In it's 7th year, the Border Smackdown International Tournament will welcome boys teams from across Canada and the Western United States to Spokane for a weekend of volleyball action! 

Watch Matches and Highlights from 2018!

U14 Championship Match: Spaceneedle V.B.F. vs. Absolute Zero V.B.C. 
16 Championship Match: Spaceneedle V.B.F & AJAX Volleyball
18 Championship Match: AJAX 18 & ACES 17

Watch Matches and Highlights from 2017! 

Follow the links below to view exciting matches from this year's event!

U14 Final: Sideout VBC vs. Space Needle VBC
U16 Final: Orangemen VBC vs. Aces VBC
U18 Final: Ajax vs. Canada West
U18 Semi-Final: South Sound vs. Canada West
U18 Semi-Final: Ajax vs. Space Needle VBC



Tournament History

The Border Smackdown was created as opportunity to bring together boys teams from around the Pacific NW and the western Canadian provinces, to enjoy high level competitive volleyball. During it's first 5 years of existence, the Border Smackdown was hosted by the Spokane Boys Volleyball Club (SBVC) and it's Director, Roland Madany. SBVC was absorbed by Renovators Volleyball Club in the fall of 2016, but Roland maintains his leadership position within the club, as well as that of Tournament Director for the Border Smackdown. This means that the 2017 competition will hold just as much excitement and passion as the years past, and then some!  


Tournament Divisions


17s and 18s teams welcome, submit season record along with registration information for seeding purposes; strong 16s teams will be considered on exception basis, Net 8'


15s and 16s teams welcome, submit season record along with registration information for seeding purposes; strong 14s teams will be considered on exception basis, Net 8'


12s, 13s and 14s teams welcome, submit season record along with registration information for seeding purposes, Net 7'4"



  • Five match guarantee. Adult R1 provided for each match; teams to provide remaining crew (R2/L1/L1/SK/LT.)
  • Modified International Rules; USAV substitution limit of 12; libero can serve.
  • Saturday pool play will be followed by double elimination bracket play on Sunday.
  • Teams must comply with USAV medical release and roster requirements outlined during registration process.



Domestic U.S. Teams

Please email or mail your USAV Webpoint registration roster along with payment to address below.

International Teams

Please download and complete theForeign Summary Form for Team Participation.

For each rostered participant please submit the following no later than tournament check-in (Friday evening May 19), preferably sooner to expedite check in:

  1. Signed copy of the USAV Foreign Participant Registration Form
  2. USAV's Consent for Medical Treatment & Release Form, signed by the player's parent or legal guardian.

For each rostered participant, the following will also be required at tournament check in:

  1. Photo ID (Driver's license, passport or comparable government issued document).
  2. Copy of birth certificate with birth date



$400 US / team

To pay by Visa/MC, please contact Barb Anzivino at Spokane Sports Commission, M–F, 9am–4pm. 509.456.5812. This is the preferred method of payment for Canadian teams.

Email roster/forms to: Roland Madany

Or, mail forms and check to:

Border Smackdown Tournament
C/O Roland Madany
1318 E Sara Lane
Spokane, WA 99223-6204


About Spokane, Washington 

Spokane, serves as a shopping, entertainment, sports, and medical hub for the Pacific Northwest. Athletes and fans alike love to come to Spokane. We are home to Bloomsday, the largest timed road race in the nation, as well as Hoopfest, the largest three-on-three street basketball tournament in the world. Ironman is held each year in beautiful Coeur d’Alene, Idaho—just a 30-minute drive away. We are home to Gonzaga Bulldogs, Eastern Eagles, and Washington State Cougars. Here in Spokane, sports reign supreme.