Stare Jablonki Grand Slam | 19 - 24 août 2014
Beach Volleyball - August 20, 2014 – Tanja Goricanec and Tanja Huberli showed that they were no respecters of reputations when they beat two higher ranked teams at the Stare Jablonki Grand Slam on Wednesday. ... Read full news
Beach Volleyball - August 20, 2014 – Karla Borger and Britta Buthe made a strong start to the Stare Jablonki Grand Slam as they won both their matches on Wednesday. ... Read full news
Beach Volleyball - August 20, 2014 – Sebastian Fuchs and Thomas Kaczmarek shrugged off a late call to play in the Stare Jablonki Grand Slam and defeated Maverick Hatch and Christian Redmann to advance to the main draw on Wednesday. ... Read full news
Beach Volleyball - August 19, 2014 – Larissa Franca and Talita Antunes didn’t hang around as they reached the main draw of the Stare Jablonki Grand Slam with a 2-0 (21-14, 21-13) win over the Netherlands’ Laura Bloem and Marloes Wesselink on Tuesday.... Read full news
Beach Volleyball - Stare Jablonki, Poland, August 18, 2014 - The FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour is in Poland this week - on the site of last year’s massive US$1,000,000 FIVB Beach Volleyball World Championships - for the very popular double-gender US$800,000 FIVB Stare Jablonki Grand Slam, which will take place on the spacious and picturesque grounds of the pristin... Read full news
Beach Volleyball - Lausanne, Switzerland, August 14, 2014 — Completing a two-week break between tournaments this week, the Fédération Internationale de Volleyball (FIVB) pauses to look back on some of the significant stats from its 2014 US$10.2 million FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour.... Read full news
Beach Volleyball - Lausanne, Switzerland, August 4, 2014 - Another ‘immaculate reception at last week’s double-gender $800,000 FIVB Klagenfurt A1 Grand Slam, earned Brazil a sweep the women’s podium for the 20th time as well as Brazil winning the men’s gold medal. The Fédération Internationale de Volleyball (FIVB) produced another spectacular performance with a retur... Read full news
Beach Volleyball - Lausanne, Switzerland, August 4, 2014 — Following last week’s return to the extremely popular event site in Austria after a one year layoff, the Fédération Internationale de Volleyball (FIVB) will now enjoy a two-week respite on the calendar of its 2014 FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour.... 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
Stare Jablonki a ‘happening’ FIVB Beach Volleyball Grand Slam
A quiet village in the Mazury region of Poland will again become the center of the beach volleyball world from August 19-24 as Stare Jablonki gears up to host the FIVB Stare Jablonki Grand Slam, the 10th and final Grand Slam of the 2014 FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour.
While there have been 22 all-time total FIVB World Tour events held in Poland, the competition in 2014 will be 11th men’s and sixth women’s FIVB World Tour event held on the spacious grounds of the luxurious Anders Hotel in Stare Jablonki. In 2013, Stare Jablonki and the Anders Hotel played host to the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Championships.
Featuring men’s-only competition for the first four years starting in 2004, Stare Jablonki had a double gender FIVB Open tournament in 2008. It then moved up a step to hold Poland's first FIVB Grand Slam in 2009. This will be the 11th consecutive year that Stare Jablonki will have hosted a FIVB international men’s tournament and the seventh consecutive year for a FIVB international women’s event.
Besides Stare Jablonki, the other Polish sites of FIVB international events have been Myslowice and Warsaw. Myslowice also hosted the FIVB Beach Volelyball Under 19 World Championships (2006) and the FIVB Beach Volleyball Under 21 World Championships in 2007.
Poland has hosted a total of 22 FIVB World Tour events (12 men, 10 women) over a 10-year period with Brazil leading the medal count in both genders. In the men’s totals, Brazil has 13 medals, followed by the USA with six, Germany with five each, Spain with three, and with one men’s medal each in Stare Jablonki are Argentina, Australia, Austria, China, Latvia, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland and Switzerland.
After 10 FIVB World Tour women’s events held in Poland, Brazil leads the medal parade with 14 total medals followed by China with five, Germany and USA with three each, Italy with two and with one women’s medal in Poland are Australia, the Netherlands and Norway.
Winning the gold medal at the men’s 2013 FIVB World Championships in Stare Jablonki was the duo of Alexendar Brouwer/Robert Meeuswen of the Netherlands, while China’s two-time Olympians Chen Xue/Xi Zhang did the honours in the women's competition.
Stare Jablonki is a quaint village with a permanent population of about 700 located in the Mazury region of northern Poland, resting on the pristine shores of Lake Mazury.
The 2014 FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour will include 10 double-gender FIVB Grand Slam tournaments along with the inaugural FIVB Grand Slam and eleven FIVB Beach Volleyball Open events.
This year's 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.
The 2014-2016 FIVB Beach Volleyball Continental Cup also returns this year as it starts its portion of the qualification process for the Rio de Janeiro 2016 Olympic Games.