Fuzhou national federation list now online
Lausanne, Switzerland, April 10, 2013 – A total of 121 teams from 35 countries have registered for the first event of the 2013 beach volleyball season – the Fuzhou Open in China – ensuring that the world’s premier international beach volleyball property starts the year in exciting fashion.
The Fuzhou Open, set to take place from April 23 to 28, is the first of eight Open events during a bumper ninth-month season, which also includes the FIVB World Tour – 10 Grand Slams and the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Championships in Stare Jablonki, Poland. The Shanghai Grand Slam is the next tournament on the calendar running from April 30 to May 5.
The women’s tournament features 54 teams from 23 countries with the likes of Colombia, Kazakhstan and Vanuatu all included in the Qualification list. The likes of Brazil, China* and USA feature thee teams in the Main Draw.
National federations, which are responsible for entering and selecting the teams which will represent them in the tournament, now have until the end of Thursday to confirm or re-order the placement of their teams within the listed positions across the Main Draw, Qualification and Reserves lists.
The opening tournament of last season – the Brasilia Open – featured 148 teams from 35 countries.
*Includes a Wild Card