If you would like to officiate at the 2016 Pacific Northwest Qualifier, please fill out a reply form, and return it via e-mail to the address on the form. For questions, please e-mail our head official, Margie Ray.


March 18-20, 2016

March 25-27, 2016


The nineteenth annual Pacific Northwest Qualifier (PNQ) is scheduled for play at the Spokane Convention Center (Spokane, WA), Eastern Washington University (Cheney, WA), and the HUB Sports Center (Liberty Lake, WA). We have teams competing in morning and afternoon waves on 30+ courts. This allows us to accept approximately 70 officials including National referees, Junior National referees, National and Jr. National candidates, local Regional officials, Regional officials from other regions, and referee chair-recommended Provisional officials.


In order to officiate at the PNQ, you must be a current USA Volleyball member in good standing and have PASSED a background screening. Please register through your local USA Volleyball region. If your region does not require a background screening, please contact Margie Ray so that she can send you the appropriate form. You will be responsible for the background screening fee. You will not be able to work until the screening has cleared.


There will be a meeting for all officials at 9:00 pm on the Thursdays prior to the event at the Doubletree Hotel. Please make every effort to arrive on time for these meetings.


The PNQ provides a complimentary SHARED hotel room for all out-of-town officials at various hotels throughout the Spokane area for Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights. You will be given your hotel information the week of the tournament that you work. NO complimentary rooms are provided for Sunday night.


Lunch will be provided all three days of the tournament, with dinner being provided on Friday and Saturday as well. Some water will be provided, but please remember to bring other snacks and additional water if you need these things to stay energized and hydrated.


The tournament will be operating a courtesy vehicle to/from the hotel and playing venues for those out-of-town officials who do not have a vehicle. Please make sure to mark this information on your reply form accurately so that we are able to arrange housing efficiently.


In addition to your hotel and meals, National, Jr. National, and Regional rated officials working the entire event will be paid $600-$650 for an estimated 6-8 matches on Friday and Saturday, and 4-6 matches on Sunday (otherwise prorated). Provisional rated officials will be paid $550 for an estimated 6-8 matches on Friday and Saturday, and 4-6 matches on Sunday (otherwise prorated).


Please bring your complete officiating uniform -- standard white, blue, or gray official's shirt, navy blue slacks, black belt, white socks, white tennis shoes.

Thank you for your interest in being an official at our tournament. We work hard to make this a great event for all involved!