Beach Volleyball - Lausanne, Switzerland, February 19, 2013 – The FIVB Beach Volleyball World Championships in Stare Jablonki and a record number of 11 FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour Grand Slam tournaments will highlight a modernised FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour in 2013, the International Volleyball Federation (FIVB) announced on Monday.... Read full news
As part of a new development strategy focused on the new Olympic cycle, the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour Council decided that FIVB Beach Volleyball Opens would no longer be part of the World Tour in 2013, putting in place an intermediate property that provides more opportunities for athletes worldwide to play .
With a total of seven FIVB Beach Volleyball Opens in the 2013 calendar comprising five double-gender and two women-only tournaments, there is plenty of possiblities for athletes to partake in high quality, international competition. Over the course of the year more Open events could be added to the schedule, ensuring that all five Confederations will host an FIVB event in 2013.
The FIVB Open tournaments get underway in the sunny surrounds of Fuzhou in south-east China from April 24 to 28 and conclude in South Africa’s surf capital, Durban from December 12 to 15. Other FIVB Open tournaments in 2013 include Kampala in Uganda, Vizag in India and Phuket in Thailand.