2008 SWATCH FIVB WORLD TOUR CALENDAR
(Updated on 12, August 2008)
Please note that starting from 2008 the below dates incorporate the Country Quota Play Offs,
the Qualification and the Main Draw. 

*12 August: The Double Gender's Open in Sanya has been reinstated into the calendar*
*11 March: the Double Gender's Open in Dubai has been confirmed by the NF-UAE*
* 25 January: A Men's Open in Mallorca has been added*
*24, January: The Double Gender's Open in Montreal has been cancelled by the NF-CAN*

WOMEN'S CALENDAR

DATES

COUNTRY

EVENT

EVENT'S TITLE

HOST BROADCASTER

PRIZE MONEY

BONUS POOL

Gold

Silver

Bronze

March 25-30

Adelaide, Australia

Open

Adelaide Australia Open

SBS Corporation

US$100,000

US$75,000

Juliana/

Larissa, BRA

Talita/

Renata, BRA

Ana Paula/

Shelda,

 BRA

April 29- May 4

Shanghai, China

Open

China Shanghai Jinshan Open

Shanghai TV Sports Channel

US$100,000

US$75,000

Talita/

Renata, BRA

Juliana/

Larissa, BRA

Xue/

Zhang,

CHN

May 13 –18

Seoul, Korea

Open

Seoul Open

SBS

US$100,000

US$75,000

Xue/

Zhang, CHN

Ana Paula/

Shelda,

 BRA

Branagh/ Youngs, USA

May 20-25

Osaka, Japan

Open

Keihan/Smfg Japan Open

Mainichi Broadcasting System, Inc

US$100,000

US$75,000

Juliana/

Larissa, BRA

Tian/

Wang, CHN

Xue/

Zhang,

CHN

May 26-31

Barcelona, Spain

Open

Hyundai Open Barcelona

Televisio' de Catalunya

US$100,000

US$75,000

Branagh/ Youngs, USA

Talita/

Renata, BRA

Juliana/

Larissa, BRA

June 2-7

Stare Jablonki, Poland

Open

GE Money Ban Mazury Open

Polsat Television

US$100,000

US$75,000

Ana Paula/

Shelda,

 BRA

Turner/ Wacholder, USA

Carolina/ Maria Clara, BRA

June 9-14

Berlin, Germany

Grand Slam

Smart Grand Slam

 

US$150,000

US$150,000

May-Treanor

/Walsh, USA

Tian/

Wang, CHN

Juliana/

Larissa, BRA

June 16 – 22

Paris, France

Grand Slam

Henkel Grand Chelem

Direct 8

US$150,000

US$150,000

May-Treanor

/Walsh, USA

Turner/ Wacholder, USA

Branagh/ Youngs, USA

June 23-28

Stavanger, Norway

Grand Slam

ConocoPhillips Grand Slam Stavanger

TV Vest AS

US$150,000

US$150,000

May-Treanor

/Walsh, USA

Arvaniti/

Karadassiou, GRE

Boss/

Ross, USA

June 30- July 5

Moscow, Russia

Grand Slam

Moscow 2008 Grand Slam

RTR Sports

US$150,000

US$150,000

Xue/

Zhang, CHN

Branagh/ Youngs, USA

Tian/

Wang, CHN

July 14-20

Marseille, France

Open

World Series 13

Direct 8

US$100,000

US$75,000

Pohl/

Rau,

GER

Antonelli/

Leao,

 BRA

Carolina/ Maria Clara, BRA

July 20 End of the Olympic Qualification period

July 21-26

Gstaad, Switzerland

Grand Slam

1 to 1 Energy Grand Slam 2008

SRG SSR

US$150,000

US$150,000

Ana Paula/

Shelda,

 BRA

Tian/

Wang, CHN

Xue/

Zhang, CHN

July 26 "Olympic Games Drawing of Lots" , Gstaad, Switzerland

July 28-August 2

Klagenfurt, Austria

Grand Slam

A1 Beach Volleyball Grand Slam presented by NOKIA

ORF

US$150,000

US$150,000

Ana Paula/

Shelda,

 BRA

Baburina/

Osheyko, UKR

Holtwick/

Semmler, GER

August 9-21, Olympic Games, Beijing - China

August 25-30

Kristiansand, Norway

Open

Otera Open Kristiansand

TV Vest AS

US$100,000

US$75,000

Antonelli/

Leao,

 BRA

Hakedal/

Torlen,

 NOR

D. Schwaiger/

S. Schwaiger,

 AUT

September 2-7

Myslowice, Poland

Open

Myslowice Open

Polsat Television

US$100,000

US$75,000

Carolina/ Maria Clara, BRA

Holtwick/

Semmler, GER

Hakedal/

Torlen,

 NOR

September 15-20

Guarujà, Brazil

Open

Brazil Open

Rede Globo

US$100,000

US$75,000

Vivian/

Larissa,

 BRA

Agatha/

Shaylyn,

 BRA

Ana Paula/

Shelda,

 BRA

October 5-10

Dubai, UAE

Open

Dubai Open

Dubai Sports Channel

US$100,000

US$75,000

Branagh/

Walsh, USA

Boss/

Ross, USA

Carolina/ Maria Clara, BRA

November 4-9

Phuket, Thailand

Open

Phuket Thailand Open

Kriscom Broadcast Communication

US$100,000

US$75,000

Boss/

Ross, USA

Branagh/

Turner, USA

Banch/

Günther, GER

November 11-16 Sanya, China Open Sanya Open Sanya Radio & Cable Station

US$100,000

US$75,000

Boss/

Ross, USA

Huang/

Zhang, CHN

Branagh/

Turner, USA

   

TOTAL

US$2’200’000

US$1’875’000

 

 

 

MEN'S CALENDAR

DATES

COUNTRY

EVENT

EVENT'S TITLE

HOST BROADCASTER

PRIZE MONEY

BONUS POOL

Gold

Silver

Bronze

March 25-30

Adelaide, Australia

Open

Adelaide Australia Open

SBS Corporation

US$100,000

US$75,000

Harley/

Salgado, BRA

Wu/

Xu, CHN

Dalhausser/

Rogers,

USA

April 28- May 3

Shanghai, China

Open

China Shanghai Jinshan Open

Shanghai TV Sports Channel

US$100,000

US$75,000

Harley/

Salgado, BRA

Wu/

Xu, CHN

Cunha/

Franco, BRA

May 6-11

Prague, Czech Republic

Open

Prague Open

Česká televize

US$100,000

US$75,000

Gibb/

Rosenthal, USA

Brink/

Dieckman, GER

Emanuel/

Ricardo, BRA

May 13 –18

Roseto degli Abruzzi, Italy

Open

Italian Open presented by Abruzzo

Sportitalia

US$100,000

US$75,000

Harley/

Salgado, BRA

Brink/

Dieckman, GER

Dalhausser/

Rogers,

USA

May 20-25

Zagreb, Croatia

Open

VIP Open

HTV – Croatian National TV

US$100,000

US$75,000

Nummerdor/ Schuil,

NED

Wu/

Xu, CHN

Fuerbringer/

Jennings, USA

May 27- June 1

Barcelona, Spain

Open

Hyundai Open Barcelona

Televisio' de Catalunya

US$100,000

US$75,000

Brink/

Dieckman, GER

Barsouk/

Kolodinsky, RUS

Emanuel/

Ricardo, BRA

June 3-8

Stare Jablonki, Poland

Open

Mazury Open

Polsat Television

US$100,000

US$75,000

Emanuel/

Ricardo, BRA

Gavira Collado/Lario, ESP

Schacht/

Slack,

AUS

June 10-15

Berlin, Germany

Grand Slam

Smart Grand Slam

 

US$150,000

US$150,000

Emanuel/

Ricardo, BRA

Dalhausser/

Rogers, USA

Herrera/

Mesa, ESP

June 17 – 22

Paris, France

Grand Slam

Henkel Grand Chelem

Direct 8

US$150,000

US$150,000

Dalhausser/

Rogers, USA

Nummerdor/ Schuil,

NED

Klemperer/

Koreng, GER

June 24-29

Stavanger, Norway

Grand Slam

ConocoPhillips Grand Slam Stavanger

TV Vest AS

US$150,000

US$150,000

Dalhausser/

Rogers, USA

Reckermann/

Urbatzka, GER

Brink/

Dieckman, GER

July 1- 6

Moscow, Russia

Grand Slam

Moscow Grand Slam

RTR Sports

US$150,000

US$150,000

Dalhausser/

Rogers, USA

Wu/Xu, CHN

Klemperer/

Koreng, GER

July 15-20

Marseille, France

Open

World Series 13

Direct 8

US$100,000

US$75,000

Marcio Araujo/

Fabio, BRA

Wu/Xu, CHN

Matysik/

Uhmann, GER

July 20 End of the Olympic Qualification period

July 22-27

Gstaad, Switzerland

Grand Slam

1 to 1 Energy Grand Slam 2008

SRG SSR

US$150,000

US$150,000

Harley/

Salgado, BRA

Nummerdor/ Schuil,

NED

Alison/

Emanuel, BRA

July 26 "Olympic Games Drawing of Lots" , Gstaad, Switzerland

July 29-August 3

Klagenfurt, Austria

Grand Slam

A1 Beach Volleyball Grand Slam presented by NOKIA

ORF

US$150,000

US$150,000

Barsouk/

Kolodinsky, RUS

Metzger/

Williams,

USA

Emanuel/

Ricardo, BRA

August 9-22 Olympic Games, Beijing - China

August 26-31

Kristiansand, Norway

Open

Otera Open Kristiansand

TV Vest AS

US$100,000

US$75,000

Herrera/

Mesa, ESP

Maciel/

Bruno, BRA

Lochhead/

Pitman, NZL

September 2-7

Mallorca, Spain

Open

Mallorca Open

 

US$100,000

US$75,000

Harley/

Salgado, BRA

Klemperer/

Koreng, GER

Benjamin/

Franco, BRA

September 16-21

Guaruja, Brazil

Open

Brazil Open

Rede Globo

US$100,000

US$75,000

Harley/

Salgado, BRA

Brink/

Dieckman, GER

Reckermann/

Urbatzka, GER

October 6-11

Dubai, UAE

Open

Dubai Open

Dubai Sports Channel

US$100,000

US$75,000

Nummerdor/ Schuil,

NED

Reckermann/

Urbatzka, GER

Harley/

Salgado, BRA

October 27- November 1

Manama, Bahrain

Open

Bahrain Open

Bahrain Radio & TV Corporation

US$100,000

US$75,000

Alison/

Cunha,

BRA

A. Ces/

K. Ces,

FRA

Windscheif/

Dollinger, GER

November 10-15 Sanya, China Open Sanya Open Sanya Radio & Cable Station

US$100,000

US$75,000

Benjamin/

Harley, BRA

Cunha/

Pitta,

BRA

Baracetti/

Salema,

ARG

   

TOTAL

US$2’300’000

US$1’950’000

 

 

 

19 Women’s events / 20 Men’s events Including 6 Grand Slams

* CEV Championships Final (included in the Olympic Games qualification system): Hamburg (GER), July 10-13*