AVC beach volleyball calendar confirmed for 2014
Beijing, China, March 17, 2014 – The AVC Beach Volleyball Council confirmed its beach volleyball competition tournament calendar for 2014 at its annual meeting at the Jakarta Sultan Hotel in Jakarta, Indonesia on Friday.
A total of 13 tournaments will be organised across the AVC region in 2014. To date the venues and dates of nine tournaments have been confirmed while the other four are pending confirmation for the dates.
The nine confirmed events are as follows:
The Indonesia Palembang Open, which customarily takes place right after the Thailand Songkhla Open has been postponed to later in the year. It is scheduled to take place after the Asian Beach Games in November – before or after the Indonesia Bangka Open in December – on account of elections in Indonesia. The Oceania Championship will be held in June in Papua New Guinea with the exact date to be confirmed.
The AVC Beach Department, together with media company IEC in Sports is in close discussion with the UAE Volleyball Association and Dubai Sports Council to organise the AVC Pro-Beach Tour Final in Dubai. The tournament will welcome the top 12 men’s and women’s teams as per their AVC ranking points. The dates are tentatively scheduled for November and should be confirmed by end of April.
It will be a busy year with three major multi-sports games in the AVC territory, a second Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing, China from August 17 to 27, the 17th Asian Games from September 20 to 29 in Incheon, Korea and a fourth Asian Beach Games from November 16 to 23 in Phuket, Thailand. In addition, the fourth Western Asian Games will be held on the Kish Island of Iran after the Asian Games with the exact date to be confirmed.
The AVC Beach Council also discussed several proposals relating to the
AVC Age-Group Championships for the U17, U19, U21, U23 groups and the status of
the second edition of the AVC Continental Cup. AVC Financial Assistance to the
FIVB WT Assist TS/RD was also discussed during the meeting.