FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour

Vizag Open | 25 - 30 novembre 2014

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Vizag, India to present 2014 FIVB Beach Volleyball Open

The fourth of seven double-gender Open events on the 2014 FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour calendar, India will present its first FIVB World Tour event when it hosts the FIVB Vigaz Open on November 25-30.

While the event will mark the inaugural visit by the FIVB World Tour, India has hosted two men and two women’s FIVB Challenger events, both double gender events and both were held in Chennai. The double-gender FIVB Chennai Challenger tournaments were held in 2008 and in 2010. Chennai also hosted the Asian Beach Volleyball Championships in 2013.

The nine FIVB Beach Volleyball Opens on the 2014 FIVB World Tour include seven double-gender, one men-only and one women-only tournaments, adding numerous possibilities for athletes to compete in high quality, FIVB international competition. All five Confederations will again host a FIVB event in 2014.

The 2014 FIVB World Ranking system will include FIVB Beach Volleyball Grand Slam and Open events along with additional pre-approved events at the inter-continental, continental and national levels.

Implemented in 2013, the format of all the FIVB Beach Volleyball international tournaments – whether FIVB Beach Volleyball World Championships, FIVB Beach Volleyball Grand Slam or FIVB Beach Volleyball Open – are the same, featuring pool play followed by single elimination knockout rounds.

A new frontier for international beach volleyball will be established when Vizakapatnam in India hosts the Vizag Open.

Vizag has long been a perfect hotspot for the lovers of the game and after hosting several national events, it will take a new dimension in November.

Vizakapatnam commonly known by its abbreviated name Vizag is located on India’s south-west coastline, on the Bay of Bengal, 1,700 kilometres from India’s capital Delhi. It is a city of two million people and November through February is the best time to visit since temperatures are moderate.

The nine FIVB Beach Volleyball Opens on the 2014 FIVB World Tour include seven double-gender, one men-only and one women-only tournaments, adding numerous possibilities for athletes to compete in high quality, FIVB international competition. All five Confederations are again hosting a FIVB event in 2014.

The 2014 FIVB World Ranking system includes FIVB Beach Volleyball Grand Slam and Open events along with additional pre-approved events at the inter-continental, continental and national levels.

Implemented in 2013, the format of all the FIVB Beach Volleyball international tournaments – whether FIVB Beach Volleyball World Championships, FIVB Beach Volleyball Grand Slam or FIVB Beach Volleyball Open – are the same, featuring pool play followed by single elimination knockout rounds.

With the grand slam portion of the 2014 FIVB World Tour now complete, the tour continues through December with five FIVB Open events spread across the globe. Remaining on the 2014 calendar are four double-gender FIVB Open events along with one men-only FIVB Open tournament.

First up, the 2014 FIVB World Tour travels to China for the double-gender FIVB Xiamen Open (Oct. 7-12), followed by the double-gender FIVB Parana Open (Oct. 28-Nov. 2).

After those two events, the 2014 FIVB World Tour will head to Qatar for the men-only FIVB Doha Open (Nov. 4-8) then to the double-gender FIVB Vizag Open (Nov. 25-30) before concluding in South Africa with the double-gender FIVB Mangaung Open (Dec. 9-14).


 

 

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