Doha Open | 4 - 8 November 2014
Beach Volleyball - Lausanne, Switzerland, January 9, 2015 — Visiting 18 sites in 15 countries over an eight-month period, including the country of Qatar for the first time, the Fédération Internationale de Volleyball (FIVB) pauses to take a three-part look back on some of the significant stats and stories from its 2014 US$9.6 million FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour.... Read full news
Beach Volleyball - Lausanne, Switzerland, November 10, 2014 - The capital city of Qatar was the scene of the newest stop on the FIVB World Tour, as the Doha Open brought out the crowds to see some of the best men's volleyball players in the world go for gold.... Read full news
Beach Volleyball - Doha, Qatar, November 8, 2014 - Tim Holler and Jonas Schroder capped a dream week on the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour by winning gold at the inaugural Doha Open on Saturday. ... Read full news
Beach Volleyball - Doha, Qatar, November 8, 2014 – Tim Holler and Jonas Schroder kept up their dream start to life on the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour when they reached the Doha Open gold medal match on Saturday. ... Read full news
Beach Volleyball - Doha, Qatar, November 7, 2014 – Ruslan Bykanov and Serguei Prokopiev have been receiving plenty of love from back home in Russia en route to the Doha Open semifinals, their best FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour finish of their careers so far. ... Read full news
Beach Volleyball - Doha, Qatar, November 6 – Volkan Gogtepe and Murat Giginoglu finished day three of the inaugural Doha Open tired but happy after they continued their impressive form on Thursday with two wins over US teams that ensured their progress to the second knockout round. ... Read full news
Beach Volleyball - Doha, Qatar, November 5, 2014 – Josh Binstock and Sam Schachter won twice on the opening day of the inaugural Doha Open to maintain the form that earned them a maiden FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour title at the Parana Open three days ago.... Read full news
Beach Volleyball - Doha, Qatar, November 4, 2014, - Jake Sheaf and Chris Gregory continued their efforts to put beach volleyball back onto the sports agenda in England, two years on from the London 2012 Olympic Games.... Read full news
Beach Volleyball - Lausanne, Switzerland, November 3, 2014 — Following last week’s visit to Argentina, the Fédération Internationale de Volleyball (FIVB) will now have a men-only event on the calendar of its 2014 FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour. After last week’s $150,000 FIVB Paraná Open, the FIVB World Tour continues this week by visiting Qatar for the first time... Read full news
Beach Volleyball - Lausanne, Switzerland, January 22, 2014 – The FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour will once again be the centrepiece of the international beach volleyball calendar in 2014. ... Read full news
Doha, Qatar to host men’s FIVB Beach Volleyball Open
The first of two tournaments for men this year and one of eleven FIVB Open events on the 2014 FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour schedule, Doha, Qatar will present the inaugural FIVB Qatar Open from November 4 to 8. It will be the first time that Doha has hosted a FIVB World Tour event.
This event is a direct result of the directives of the new FIVB administration to expand the scope and the reach of the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour. The expansion provides significantly increased participation levels from more countries around the world that are developing pro beach volleyball programmes within the framework of their respective national federations.
The eleven FIVB Beach Volleyball Opens on the 2014 FIVB World Tour include seven double-gender, two men-only and two women-only tournaments, adding numerous possibilities for athletes to compete in high quality, FIVB international competition. Over the course of the year more Open events could be added to the schedule, ensuring that all five Confederations will 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.
Doha is the capital city of the state of Qatar located on the coast of the Persian Gulf and has a population of over 1 million. It is Qatar's largest city, with over 60% of the nation's population residing in Doha or its surrounding suburbs, and is also the economic center of the country. Doha serves as the seat of government of Qatar and is home to the Education City, an area devoted to research and education.
The city has held the largest ever Asian Games in 2006, the 2011 Pan Arab Games and the 2011 AFC Asian Cup and will welcome the FIFA World Cup in 2022. The World Petroleum Council held the 20th World Petroleum Conference in Doha in December 2011.
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.