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DELA Beach Open in The Hague next up on World Tour

Rio 2016 bronze medallists Alexander Brouwer and Robert Meeuwsen lead the Dutch contingent set to compete at the 2018 FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour DELA Beach Open in The Hague
The Hague, Netherlands, November 28, 2017 – Next up on the 2017-2018 FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour, the Netherlands will have an elite contingent for the DELA Beach Open in The Hague from January 3-7.

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Rio 2016 bronze medallists Alexander Brouwer and Robert Meeuwsen will head the elite troupe, with other top Dutch beach volleyball pairs Christiaan Varenhorst/Jasper Bouter, Ruben Penninga/Tom van Steenis, Wessel Blom/Yorick de Groot and Sven Vismans/Jannes van der Ham in the men’s tournament.

Sanne Keizer of the Netherlands will mark her return with new partner Madelein Meppelink, while Annemieke Driessen/Ilke Meertens and Marleen van Iersel/Joy Stubbe have all signed up for the women’s tournament.

Last June, the 3-star DELA Beach Open World Tour event in The Hague was the first international sporting event at the state-of-the-art Sportcampus Zuiderpark, where Russia’s Nikita Liamin and Viacheslav Krasilnikov captured the men’s top podium spot against Spain’s Pablo Herrera and Adrian Gavira 2-0 (23-21, 22-20). Brazilians Carolina Salgado and Maria Antonelli claimed the women’s gold against Swiss pair Anouk Verge-Depre/Joana Heidrich 2-0 (21-17, 21-11).

The success of the first edition demanded an upgrade to a 4-star event, which is set to feature the participation of the world’s top players including strong contingents from Brazil and USA, and the likes of Sydney gold medallists Ben Saxton/Grant O'Gorman from Canada. 

Sports and entertainment will come together as DJs, dance, light shows and public activities highlight the festivities of the World Tour. The event will also feature a Kids' Zone, where children can have fun all day with sports activities and games.

Visit www.delabeachopen.nl to order tickets.

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