Anapa OPEN | 23 - 28 July 2013
Beach Volleyball - Anapa, Russia, July 28, 2013 – Host country Russia can look back on a very successful first edition of the FIVB Anapa Open, winning four out of six medals at the double gender event. ... Read full news
Beach Volleyball - Anapa, Russia, July 28, 2013 – Russia’s Konstantin Semenov and Yaroslav Koshkarev claimed their first gold medal on Sunday at the FIVB Anapa Open. In a thrilling final they defeated Germany’s Lars Flüggen and Alexander Walkenhorst 2-1 (25-23 24-26 15-13).... Read full news
Beach Volleyball - Anapa, Russia, July 28, 2013 - The inaugural FIVB Anapa Open will feature another Russian-German final on Sunday, just like the women’s gold medal match on Saturday. Top seeded home team Konstantin Semenov and Yaroslav Koshkarev will play Germany’s Alexander Walkenhorst and Lars Flüggen at 15:00 on the centre court of Volley Grad.... Read full news
Beach Volleyball - Anapa, Russia, July 27, 2013 – Home country Russia claimed the gold and bronze medal at the inaugural FIVB Beach Volleyball Anapa Open on Saturday.... Read full news
Beach Volleyball - Anapa, Russia, July 27, 2013 – The men’s final four at the FIVB Beach Volleyball Anapa Open features two teams from home country Russia and two teams from Germany. ... Read full news
Beach Volleyball - Anapa, Russia, July 27, 2013 – Evgenia Ukolova and Ekaterina Khomyakova wrote history on Saturday becoming the first Russian team to win a gold medal in an FIVB World Tour or Open event on home soil. In the final of the Anapa Open they overpowered Germany’s Teresa Mersmann and Isabel Schneider 2-0 (21-10, 21-14).... Read full news
Beach Volleyball - Anapa, Russia, July 27, 2013 – Germany’s Teresa Mersmann and Isabel Schneider prevented an all-Russian women’s final at the inaugural FIVB Beach Volleyball Anapa Open. In their first ever semifinal the 23rd seeded defeated 6th seeded Russians Maria Prokopeva and Svetlana Popova 2-0 (21-19, 21-19) on Saturday.... Read full news
Beach Volleyball - Anapa, Russia, July 26, 2013 – The women’s final four of the inaugural Anapa Open comprises two Russian teams and a German and American pair, who never played in a FIVB semifinal before.... Read full news
Beach Volleyball - Anapa, Russia, July 26, 2013 – Two Russian teams made it to the women’s final four of the Anapa Open after three elimination rounds on Friday. ... Read full news
Beach Volleyball - Anapa, Russia, July 26, 2013 - On their first FIVB event as a new team Thiago Santos Barbosa and Oscar Brandao booked their third straight win in pool play at the Anapa Open on Friday, defeating Latvia’s Haralds Regza and Abolins Armands 21-15, 21-18.... Read full news
Beach Volleyball - Anapa, Russia, July 26, 2013 – Argentina’s Ian Mehamed and Julian Amado Azaad won a tight battle for top position in pool D at the Anapa Open on Friday. The South Americans defeated Germany’s Finn Dittelbach and Eric Koreng 2-1 (13-21, 21-17, 15-11), who had also claimed two wins so far, to advance to the second elimination round unbeaten.... Read full news
Beach Volleyball - Anapa, Russia, July 26, 2013 – Estonia’s Rivo Vesik and Kristo Kollo came to the FIVB Anapa Open with just one goal: the gold. And they are well on their way, topping the pool on Friday with three straight wins.... Read full news
Russia to host FIVB Beach Volleyball Open in Anapa
The second of five double-gender open events in 2013, Russia will host the second double-gender FIVB Beach Volleyball Open under the new tournament structure when the FIVB Anapa Open is held July 23-28.
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 on the 2013 calendar comprised of five double-gender and two women-only tournaments, there are numerous possibilities for athletes to compete 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.
With a guaranteed purse of US$75,000 per gender, the bonus pool will push the total purse for the event to nearly $120,000 per gender.
Anapa becomes the third Russian city to host a FIVB beach volleyball international event joining Moscow and St. Petersburg. On the 2013 FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour, the Moscow Grand Slam will be held August 21-25.
The 2013 FIVB World Ranking system will include Beach Volleyball events at inter-continental, continental and national levels. In another significant change, the format of all the tournaments – whether FIVB Beach Volleyball World Championships, FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour Grand Slam or a FIVB Beach Volleyball Open – will be the same, featuring pool play followed by single elimination rounds.
Anapa is a town in Krasnodar Krai, Russia, located on the northern coast of the Black Sea near the Sea of Azov. Anapa is a tourist destination with a permanent population of just over 60,000 people. Anapa, like the other Black Sea coast resorts, has a superb sunny summer climate. Anapa has beautiful, mostly sandy beaches.