If you would like to officiate at the 2021 Pacific Northwest Qualifier, the REPLY FORM will be available in January, so please check back at that time. 


March 20-22, 2021 (Sat-Mon)

March 26-28, 2021 (Fri-Sun)


**Please note that, due to COVID-19 restrictions/guidelines, dates are subject to change and tournament could also be cancelled.


The 25th 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 40+ 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. For the 2021 tournament, tournament size could be affected by COVID-19 restrictions, so fewer officials may be accepted.


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 evenings prior to the event, at the Doubletree Hotel. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, this information may change.  Please check back frequently for updates.


The PNQ provides a complimentary SHARED hotel room for all out-of-town officials at various hotels throughout the Spokane area for Friday, Saturday, and Sunday (Thursday, Friday, and Saturday on Week 2) nights. You will be given your hotel information the week of the tournament that you work.


Lunch will be provided all three days of the tournament, with dinner being provided on Days 1 & 2 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, officials with National, Jr. National, and Regional ratings working the entire event will be paid $650-$725 each weekend, for an estimated 6-8 matches on Days 1 and 2, and 4-6 matches on Day 3 (otherwise prorated).

Provisional rated officials will be paid $600 for an estimated 6-8 matches on Days 1 and 2, and 4-6 matches on Day 3 otherwise prorated).


Please bring your complete officiating uniform -- standard white, blue, or gray official's shirt, any past PNQ polo, navy blue slacks, black belt, white socks, white tennis shoes. Each official will also receive a 2021 PNQ polo.