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Kish Island Open 2016 | 15 - 19 February 2016

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Kish Island set for World Tour opener


Kish Island is set to restart the World Tour season

Kish Island, Iran, February 14, 2016 – Kish Island, an Iran-administered island in the Gulf will play host to the resumption of the 2015-16 FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour, with the first tournament of 2016 running from February 14-19. 

The tournament is the first World Tour event to be held in Iran and it picks up where the tour left off following Open events in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, Antalya in Turkey and Qatar’s capital Doha in late 2015. It starts the run through to the Rio de Janeiro 2016 Olympic Games in August and the FIVB World Tour Finals, that will take place in Fort Lauderdale in October. 

Germany’s Markus Bockermann and Lars Fluggen are top seeds and they lead a strong line-up from Germany that also features Sebastien Fuchs and Stefan Windschief. Mexico’s Juan Virgen and Lombardo Ontiveros are seeded second and will be out to add their first World Tour medals that they claimed in Puerto Vallarta. 

France’s Edouard Rowlandson and Youssef Krou and Italian twins Matteo and Paolo Ingrosso provide further threats from European teams and are seeded third and fourth. 

London 2012 bronze medallist Martins Plavins and Haralds Regza will seek to add another podium finish to the inaugural European Games title that they won at Baku 2015. 

Poland’s Piotr Kantor and Bartosz Losiak are another East European team will also be eyeing a place on the podium. Since winning FIVB world titles at under 19, 21 and 23 level they have won World Tour silver and bronze, but have not yet claimed gold. 

The 2015-2016 beach volleyball calendar also includes five Grand Slams, three Major Series stops and the second edition of the Swatch FIVB World Tour Finals. The beach volleyball tournament at the Rio de Janeiro 2016 Olympic Games which will take place on Copacabana Beach will be the highlight of the 2016 calendar.

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