Some awful news for volleyball fans was made official today: the Quebec City stop on the 2012 FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour has been cancelled. Quebec City was the only stop on the tour in North America and Kill on Two was there all week last year.
From what we understand, last year's event resulted in a financial loss. This type of thing is not uncommon. Events in their first year often finish in the red mainly do to startup costs. These costs are risks that businesses and promoters take with the intention to offset them with the profits of future events. This year, the event lost their Sport Canada funding and because of this, did not receive $500 000 that they were scheduled to get.
If you are interested, check out our 2011 FIVB Quebec City coverage.
Good thing I haven't booked my flight yet.