National Federation list confirmed for Corrientes Grand Slam
Lausanne, Switzerland, May 3, 2013 – Fuzhou
Open champions Chen Xue and Xi Zhang of China will miss the second Grand
Slam of the year – the Corrientes Grand Slam in Argentina – having not been
entered into the tournament following the passing of the deadline for entries
Leading the way in the men’s competition are Brazil, USA, Germany, Latvia and Argentina (including one wild card) with three teams while the Netherlands and Poland have two as 12 countries are represented in the Main Draw. Latvia received the second wild card.
The number of national federation vacancies in the Main Draw and the Qualification tournament are determined via the national federation ranking.
The final entry list and actually seeding for the
tournament will be updated following the Technical Meeting on the eve of the
tournament. The seeding will be based on the sum of the individual rankings
taking into consideration the status as at -21 days.
The Corrientes Grand Slam is the second of 10 Grand
Slams which make up the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour which also includes
Beach Volleyball World Championships in Stare Jablonki, Poland from July 1
to 7. The
first Grand Slam in Shanghai concludes on Sunday.