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Beach Volleyball World Champs competition timing confirmed

 
The spectacular setting of the Stare Jablonki centre court for the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Championships 2013

Lausanne, Switzerland, March 27, 2013 – The International Volleyball Federation (FIVB) is pleased to announce the confirmation of the competition structure for the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Championships 2013 which will be held in Stare Jablonki, Poland from July 1 to 7. 

The finals of the women’s competition will take place on Saturday, July 6 at 18:00 while the men’s gold medal match will take place at the same time the following day. Both finals will be preceded by their respective semifinals at 12:00 and 13:00 and the bronze medal match at 17:00.

Over 100,000 beach volleyball fans are expected to take in the action live, with many more tuning in on television to see if Brazil’s Emanuel Rego and Alison Cerutti can defend their world crown and find out who will succeed Juliana Felisberta da Silva and Larissa França as women’s champions. 

FIVB Beach Volleyball World Championships 2013 competition page

Along with the stadium centre court, which seats 9,000 spectators, the competition will use four additional courts over the week. The total capacity of 11,000 is a record for a temporary venue at an FIVB Beach Volleyball World Championships.

The women’s competition will kick-off at 10:00 on Monday, July 1. The men’s competition begins the following day on court five at 09:00 with an average competition day running from 09:00 until the last match starting at 19:00.

Pool play for the women’s competition will take place until Wednesday with the Round of 32 taking place on Thursday, while the men’s pool play will finish on Thursday before their Round of 32 action starts on Friday.

The competition schedule was confirmed after an inspection visit, led by FIVB Board member and Beach Volleyball Commission President Vicente Araujo, held from March 12 to 14 in Warsaw and Stare Jablonki.

Staged every two years, the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Championships feature the brightest stars of the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour, with 48 teams in each gender taking part.

MONDAY          
Start Time Court 1 Court 2 Court 3 Court 4 Court 5
10.00 W Pool W Pool W Pool W Pool  
11.00 W Pool W Pool W Pool W Pool  
12.00 W Pool W Pool W Pool W Pool  
13.00 W Pool W Pool W Pool W Pool  
           
16.00 W Pool W Pool      
17.00 W Pool W Pool      
18.00 W Pool W Pool      
19.00 W Pool W Pool      
           
         
TUESDAY          
Start Time Court 1 Court 2 Court 3 Court 4 Court 5
9.00 W Pool W Pool W Pool W Pool M Pool
10.00 W Pool W Pool W Pool W Pool M Pool
11.00 W Pool W Pool W Pool W Pool M Pool
12.00 M Pool M Pool M Pool M Pool M Pool
13.00 M Pool M Pool M Pool M Pool  
           
15.00 W Pool W Pool W Pool W Pool  
16.00 W Pool W Pool W Pool W Pool M Pool
17.00 W Pool W Pool W Pool W Pool M Pool
18.00 M Pool M Pool M Pool M Pool M Pool
19.00 M Pool M Pool M Pool M Pool M Pool
           
WEDNESDAY          
Start Time Court 1 Court 2 Court 3 Court 4 Court 5
9.00 W Pool W Pool W Pool W Pool M Pool
10.00 W Pool W Pool W Pool W Pool M Pool
11.00 W Pool W Pool W Pool W Pool M Pool
12.00 M Pool M Pool M Pool M Pool M Pool
13.00 M Pool M Pool M Pool M Pool  
           
15.00 W Pool W Pool W Pool W Pool  
16.00 W Pool W Pool W Pool W Pool M Pool
17.00 W Pool W Pool W Pool W Pool M Pool
18.00 M Pool M Pool M Pool M Pool M Pool
19.00 M Pool M Pool M Pool M Pool M Pool
           
           
THURSDAY          
Start Time Court 1 Court 2 Court 3 Court 4 Court 5
9.00 M Pool M Pool M Pool M Pool  
10.00 M Pool M Pool M Pool M Pool  
11.00 M Pool M Pool M Pool M Pool  
12.00 W R32 W R32 W R32 W R32  
13.00 W R32 W R32 W R32 W R32  
           
15.00 M Pool M Pool M Pool M Pool  
16.00 M Pool M Pool M Pool M Pool  
17.00 M Pool M Pool M Pool M Pool  
18.00 W R32 W R32 W R32 W R32  
19.00 W R32 W R32 W R32 W R32  
           
FRIDAY          
Start Time Court 1 Court 2 Court 3 Court 4 Court 5
10.00          
11.00 W R16 W R16 W R16 W R16  
12.00 W R16 W R16 W R16 W R16  
13.00 M R32 M R32 M R32 M R32  
           
16.00 M R32 M R32 M R32 M R32  
17.00 M R32 M R32 M R32 M R32  
18.00 M R32 M R32 M R32 M R32  
19.00 W quarter  W quarter  W quarter  W quarter   
           
SATURDAY          
Start Time Court 1 Court 2 Court 3 Court 4  
09.45 M R16 M R16 M R16 M R16  
10.45 M R16 M R16 M R16 M R16  
12.00 W Semi 1        
13.00 W semi 2        
           
14.45 Men quarter Men quarter      
15.45 Men quarter Men quarter      
17.00 Women 3 place        
18.00 Women Final        
19.00          
           
SUNDAY          
Start Time Court 1 Court 2 Court 3 Court 4  
10.00          
11.00          
12.00 Men semi 1        
13.00 men semi 2        
           
16.00          
17.00 Men 3 place        
18.00 Men Final        
19.00          

Meanwhile, the FIVB can confirm some modifications to the beach volleyball season with the cancellation of the Lisbon Open and Dubai Grand Slam while the Vizag Open has moved one week earlier from September 12 to 15 to run from September 4 to 8.



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