Ft. Lauderdale Swatch Beach Volleyball FIVB World Tour Finals | 29 September - 4 October 2015
Beach Volleyball - Lausanne, Switzerland, October 6, 2015 – As the curtain came down on the SWATCH FIVB World Tour Finals on Sunday, it was clear that the final tournament of the 2015 beach volleyball season has set the standard high for future international beach volleyball events. ... Read full news
Beach Volleyball - Fort Lauderdale, Fla., October 6, 2015 - When he went to sleep Thursday night, Jose Casanova hit the bed with more than a little anxiety.... Read full news
Beach Volleyball - Fort Lauderdale, United States, October 4, 2015 - Check out all of the best social media posts from Day 6 of the US$500,000 FIVB World Tour Finals! Medal match action highlighted Sunday action where four teams from Brazil placed on the podium led by $100,000 gold medal winners Talita Antunes/Larissa Franca and Alison Cerutti/Bruno Oscar Schmidt. ... Read full news
Beach Volleyball - Fort Lauderdale, Fla., October 4, 2015 - It was a thorough clinic in Beach Volleyball, but when the last ball hit the sand in the US$500,000 SWATCH World Tour Finals on Sunday, Brazilian Bruno Oscar Schmidt knew it was more than hitting a ball around that brought him and Alison Cerutti another FIVB title.... Read full news
Beach Volleyball - Fort Lauderdale, Fla., October 4, 2015 - In addition to winning the richest women’s first-place prize in Beach Volleyball history with US$100,000 pay check here Saturday at the SWATCH FIVB World Tour Finals, Talita Antunes and Larissa Franca extended their international winning streak to 27-straight matches with a gold medal victory over Germa... Read full news
Beach Volleyball - Fort Lauderdale, Fla., October 4, 2015 – A semifinal loss to their rival countrymen left Pedro Solberg and Evandro Goncalves with a bad taste in their mouths, but when they had a chance to make up for it a bit they made they most of it.... Read full news
Beach Volleyball - Fort Lauderdale, United States, October 4, 2015 - Red Bull brought U.S. Olympians Trey Hardee and Lolo Jones to Fort Lauderdale to witness the SWATCH FIVB World Tour Finals firsthand. Both track and field athletes quickly became beach volleyball fans.... Read full news
Beach Volleyball - Fort Lauderdale, Fla., October 4, 2015 - In a confrontation between two of the top three-ranked teams on the international Beach Volleyball circuit, Agatha Bednarczuk and Barbara Seixas of Brazil posted a two-set win over Heather Bansley and Sarah Pavan of Canada here Sunday to capture the bronze medal at the US$500,000 SWATCH FIVB World Tour Final... Read full news
FIVB - Fort Lauderdale, USA, October 4, 2015 - FIVB President Dr. Ary S. Graça F° officially launched the FIVB’s 9 goals today at the SWATCH FIVB World Tour Finals, as the global federation looks to build on recent success and achieve its vision of becoming the number one family entertainment sport in the world. ... Read full news
Beach Volleyball - Fort Lauderdale, United States, October 3, 2015 - Check out all of the best social media posts from Day 5 of the FIVB World Tour Finals! Medal match action Sunday features pairs from Brazil, Canada, The Netherlands and the United States.... Read full news
Beach Volleyball - Fort Lauderdale, USA, October 3, 2015 – The SWATCH World Tour Finals have all the ingredients for a top notch beach volleyball event: high class sporting action, enthusiastic crowds and impeccable weather. Listen to what the FIVB President Ary S. Graça F° had to say.... Read full news
Beach Volleyball - Fort Lauderdale, Fla., October 3, 2015 – Nick Lucena and Phil Dalhausser are right at home in the familiar surroundings of South Florida, with family and friends soaking in their run in the SWATCH FIVB World Tour Finals.... Read full news
USA to host inaugural Swatch FIVB Beach Volleyball Season Final
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Continuing to introduce innovations and dynamic expression into the framework of professional beach volleyball, the Fédération Internationale de Volleyball (FIVB), international governing body for the Olympic sport of beach volleyball, will present the inaugural double-gender Swatch FIVB Beach Volleyball Season Final in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., USA to be held from September 29 to October 4.
With a $500,000 total purse for the spectacular, the sport’s newest event will feature the top eight point leaders plus two wild cards in each gender. The tournament will have a special format with the winning team in each gender taking home a $100,000 gold medal prize.
The Fort Lauderdale event will be one of three scheduled double-gender FIVB international tournaments to be held in the United States in 2015. The other two stops in the United States in 2015 will be the FIVB St. Petersburg Grand Slam in Florida (from June 17 to 21) and the Long Beach Grand Slam in Southern California (from August 18 to 23).
After 11 FIVB World Tour women’s events held in the United States through 2014, Brazil leads the medal parade with 15 total medals followed by the US with 13, Australia with three and with one women’s medal each are Germany and the Slovak Republic.
The FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour 2015 calendar will include five FIVB Grand Slams, a new FIVB Swatch Beach Volleyball Major Series of three events, six FIVB Opens and a special FIVB Swatch Beach Volleyball Season Final in the United States.
The showcase event will be the $1 million FIVB Beach Volleyball World Championships The Netherlands 2015.
A total of 14 countries will host events this year as the FIVB World Tour 2015 also begins the Olympic qualification process with all FIVB World Tour events (except the World Tour Finals) in 2015 up until June 13, 2016 counting towards the Olympic Ranking in order to determine the 15 vacancies for each gender that will take part in the 2016 Rio Olympic Games.
The 2015 FIVB World Ranking system will again 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 World Continental Cup also returns this year as it starts its portion of the qualification process for the 2016 Rio Olympic Games in Brazil.
Fort Lauderdale is a US city in the state of Florida in the Southeastern part of the country. It is located on the Atlantic coast, 23 miles (37 km) north of Miami. As of the 2010 census, the city had a population of 165,521. It is a principal city of the South Florida metropolitan area, which is home to 5,564,635 people.
The city is a popular tourist destination, with an average year-round temperature of 24.2 C (75.5 F), and 3,000 hours of sunshine per year. Greater Fort Lauderdale which takes in all of Broward County hosted 12 million visitors in 2012, including 2.8 million international visitors. The district has 561 hotels and motels comprising nearly 35,000 rooms. Forty six cruise ships sailed from Port Everglades in 2012. Greater Fort Lauderdale has over 4,000 restaurants, 63 golf courses, 12 shopping malls, 16 museums, 132 nightclubs, 278 parkland campsites, and 100 marinas housing 45,000 resident yachts.