Canadian National Dodgeball Championships

The Canadian National Dodgeball Championship tournament was first run by Dodgeball Canada in 2016 in Toronto. The event was the first of its kind in Canada, where representative dodgeball teams from many provinces were selected to compete on a grand stage. It was designed with 2 goals in mind – First, to provide a venue for the best teams from around the country to come together to compete. Second, to serve as a scouting platform for the year’s selection of Team Canada for the WDBF World Championships. Previously, Team Canada’s players were selected using video footage and local tryouts, where players may never have met the people they were competing with for spots.

Without a doubt the dodgeball world has become much more cohesive since the foundation of this event. Players look forward to seeing friends they have made in previous tournaments every time Canada comes together to compete. Our big country feels closer and closer every year.

In the time that this tournament has existed, the scope has grown with each year. 2020 will be the largest event to date, with 44 total teams competing. The production of the event also gets more sophisticated with each year, with games from multiple courts being live-streamed for spectators around the world.

The selection of Team Canada is as grueling a process as ever, with a team of scouts and head coach Victor Gravili combing through a bigger and more competitive pool of talent than ever before.

Past Event Results

2016 – Toronto, ON
Men’s Champions: Havoc
Women’s Champions: She Bears

2017 – Halifax, NS
Men’s Champions: Havoc
Women’s Champions: She Bears

2018 – Winnipeg, MB
Men’s Champions: Rampage
Women’s Champions: Kick Ass

2019 – Charlottetown, PEI
Men’s Champions: Rampage
Women’s Champions: Kick Ass