Calendar

May
15
Wed
2019
Itapema (BRA)
May 15 – May 19 all-day
Itapema (BRA)

After last year’s successful event, the FIVB World Tour returns to Itapema (Brazil). The $300,000 Itapema Open main draw starts on Thursday followed by elimination rounds on Friday and Saturday and the the medal matches on Sunday.

Last year the Brazilian hosts dominated the event and claimed both gold medals. Defending champions on the men’s side are Evandro Goncalves/Andre Loyola who beat Norwegian youngsters Anders Mol/Christian Sørum in the final. This year Evandro will play with reigning Olympic champion Bruno Oscar Schmidt while his former partner Andre has teamed up with George Wanderley. Besides the Norwegian Vikings, other international top teams competing this week are Poland’s Grzegorz Fijalek/Michal Bryl as well as Piotr Kantor/Bartosz Losiak, Netherlands’ Alexander Brouwer/Robert Meeuwsen and Latvia’s Aleksandrs “Lion King” Samoilovs/Janis Smedins.

On the women’s side Agatha/Duda will try to defend their title against other Brazilian top teams such as Xiamen Open winners Ana Patricia Silva/Rebecca Cavalcanti. The Brazilians will be challenged by several international top teams like Heather Bansley/Brandie Wilkerson (Canada), three-time Olympic champion Kerri Walsh Jennings and Brooke Sweat (USA) or European champions Sanne Keizer/Madelein Meppelink (Netherlands).

You can check out schedule and results at the official event page.

 

May
16
Thu
2019
Aydin (TUR)
May 16 – May 19 all-day
May
17
Fri
2019
Düsseldorf (GER)
May 17 – May 19 all-day
May
22
Wed
2019
Jinjiang (CHN)
May 22 – May 26 all-day
Jinjiang (CHN)

The $300,000 Jinjiang Open start with qualifiers on Wednesday followed by main draw pool play on Thursday and elimination rounds from Friday. The medal matches will take place on Sunday and will be streamed at the FIVB Youtube Channel.

World ranking leaders and Itapema winners Mol/Sorum are top-seeded at Jinjiang. Last year’s champion Trevor Crabb who won alongside John Mayer is now playing with Tri Bourne. Together they already won at Qinzhou and reached the quarterfinals at Itapema. Further US teams competing are NickLucena and Phil Dalhausser as well as John Hyden and Ryan “Avatar” Doherty. Brazil’s Alison Cerutti and Alvaro Filho who won gold at the Kuala Lumpur 3-Star will need to go through qualification.

Agatha Bednarczuk and Duda will lead a strong Brazilian women’s team. They will be joined by Ana Patricia and Rebecca who won at The Hague and Xiamen. Top seeds are Czech team Barbara Hermannova and Marketa Slukova. For the USA Sara Hughes/Summer Ross, Sweat/Walsh Jennings, Claes/Sponcil and Day/Flint will be competing.

Check out the official event page.

 

May
23
Thu
2019
Manila (PHI)
May 23 – May 26 all-day
May
29
Wed
2019
Ostrava (CZE)
May 29 – Jun 2 all-day
Ostrava (CZE)
The FIVB World Tour returns to Ostrava (Czech Republic) with a US$300,000 4-star event. Qualification will be played from Wednesday, pool play kicks off on Thursday followed by elimination rounds on Friday. The medal matches in the men’s and women’s competition will take place on Sunday.
Defending champions on the women’s side are local heroes Barbora Hermannova/Marketa Slukova. They will be challenged by several Brazilian top teams such as Agatha/Duda and Ana Patricia/Rebecca, both reaching the final four at last week’s Jinjiang event. Jinjiang gold medalists Walsh Jennings/Sweat (USA) will also be competing as well as USA’s “A-Team” Klineman/Ross and Summer Ross/Sara Hughes. The field will be completed by Candian top teams Pavan/Humana-Paredes and Bansley/Wilkerson who missed the event in China.
For the men, Gavira/Herrera from Spain will try to defend last year’s title. Silver medalists Kantor/Losiak had to withdraw their participation but the second Polish top team Fijalek/Bryl will compete. With Mol/Sorum (Norway), Evandro/Bruno and Andre/George (both Brazil), all teams who made the podium at Jinjiang will compete. For the USA, four men’s teams are in the field, amongst them Tri Bourne and Trevor Crabb who reached the semifinal at Jinjiang.
Check out the full entry list here.

May
30
Thu
2019
Nantong (CHN)
May 30 – Jun 2 all-day
May
31
Fri
2019
Nürnberg (GER)
May 31 – Jun 2 all-day
Jun
6
Thu
2019
Baden (AUT)
Jun 6 – Jun 10 all-day
Nanjing (CHN)
Jun 6 – Jun 9 all-day
Jun
12
Wed
2019
Warsaw (POL)
Jun 12 – Jun 16 all-day
Warsaw (POL)
The Warsaw 4-star is the last stop of the beach volleyball world elite before the FIVB World Championships in Hamburg (Germany) will start end of June. The US$300,000 Warsaw Open qualifiers will be played on Wednesday with pool play following on Thursday. Elimination rounds will take place Friday and Saturday, the medal matches on Saturday for the women and on Sunday for the men.
Defending champions on the men’s side are local heroes Piotr Kantor/Bartosz Losiak who will not be able to defend their title due to Losiak’s injury. Therefore Piotr Kantor is teaming up with Mariusz Prudel. The men’s competition will feature most of the top teams such as Norwegian Vikings Mol/Sorum or AVP New York winnners Dalhausser/Lucena.
For the women, beach volleyball gypsy Brandie Wilkerson will return with her Canadian partner Heather Bansley after Brandie had joined forces with American Brooke Sweat at last week’s AVP New York Gold Series event. The Canadians will try to defend their Warsaw 2018 title against Jinjiang winners Brooke Sweat and Kerri Walsh as well as the Brazilians top teams Ana Patricia/Rebecca and Agatha/Duda who won bronze last year.
Check out the full schedule and all results at the official FIVB event page here.
Jun
14
Fri
2019
Dresden (GER)
Jun 14 – Jun 16 all-day
Ios (GRE)
Jun 14 – Jun 16 all-day
Jun
28
Fri
2019
FIVB Beach Volleyball World Championships, Hamburg (GER)
Jun 28 – Jul 7 all-day

The 2019 World Championships will run from June 28 to July 7 at the Hamburg Rothenbaum Stadium with a total prize purse of $1.000.000. About 13.000 fans will follow the 48 teams per gender on centre court. New winner teams will be crowned as the defending champions teamed up with new partners. Current world champion Laura Ludwig (Germany) is playing with Maggie Kozuch after Kira Walkenhorst had to retire form professional beach volleyball in January. On the men’s side, defending champions Evandro and Andre Loyola (Brazil) have split up. While Evandro joined forces with Olympic champion Bruno Schmidt, Andre Loyola is now playing with George Wanderley after splitting from Alison.

The tournament schedule outlines pool play until July 3 in 12 pools of four teams with the top two teams from each pool going directly to the elimination round. They will be joined by the eight best third-ranked teams. These 32 teams will continue in single-elimination play with the medal matches being played on July 6 and 7. Top favorites are Norwegian Vikings Anders Mol and Christian Sorum who have already posted three 4-star wins this season at Itapema (Brazil), Jianjiang (China) and Ostrava (Czech Republic). They will play in Pool A.

 

FIVB Beach Volleyball World Championships

Pools Men

On the women’s side, Xiamen and The Hague winners Ana Patricia/Rebecca from Brazil will compete in Pool D. With eight centre court matches scheduled on Friday, German top team Ludwig/Kozuch will play their first match at 6pm against Warsaw silver medalists Larsen/Stockman (USA) who also won their first AVP title in Seattle last weekend. Evandro/Bruno who beat Vikings Mol/Sorum in the Warsaw final will play against Durant/Schumann (Australia) on Saturday at 2pm on centre court. For the exact court schedule, visit the official event page.

FIVB Beach Volleyball World Championships

Pools Women

Jul
4
Thu
2019
Qidong (CHN)
Jul 4 – Jul 7 all-day
Jul
9
Tue
2019
Gstaad (SWI)
Jul 9 – Jul 14 all-day
Gstaad (SWI)
You can argue if it really makes sense to play a Beach Major Series event in the week right after the FIVB World Championships. After ten days of fierce competition, many teams might be physically and/or mentally exhausted. Nevertheless, the 20th edition of the Gstaad event will be played between July 9-14, 2019.
The $600,000 Gstaad Major qualifiers start on Tuesday and main draw kicks off on Wednesday. The finals are scheduled for Saturday on the men’s and for Sunday on the women’ side.
The new world champions Melissa Humana-Paredes and Sarah Pavan from Canada are also the defending champions after beating Germany’s Chantal Laboureur and Julia Sude in last year’s gold medal match. On the men’s side, Norwegian Vikings Anders Mol and Christian Sorum will try to defend their 2018 title that also kicked off their incredible run that ended in winning the Gstaad and Vienna Majors, the European championships and the World Tour Finals.
Jul
11
Thu
2019
Daegu (KOR)
Jul 11 – Jul 14 all-day
Jul
12
Fri
2019
Alba Adriatica (ITA)
Jul 12 – Jul 14 all-day
Jul
17
Wed
2019
Edmonton (CAN)
Jul 17 – Jul 21 all-day
Espinho (POR)
Jul 17 – Jul 21 all-day
Jul
24
Wed
2019
Tokyo (JPN)
Jul 24 – Jul 28 all-day
Tokyo (JPN)
The US$300,000 Tokyo Open will be a test and qualifiying event for the 2020 Olympic beach volleyball competition. The winners will share the $20,000 first-place prize purse and collect 800 Olympic qualifying points.
The 4-star event’s main draw starts on Thurdsday with the same 24-team format as for Tokyo 2020.
On the men’s side, Norwegian youngsters Mol/Sorum are the favorites for the gold medal. They will be challenged by Polish top teams Kantor/Losiak and Fijalek/Bryl. For the US, both Crabb brothers will be competing. Besides Bourne/Trevor Crabb and Taylor Crabb/Gibb, US veterans Dalhausser/Lucena and Brunner/Priddy are travelling to the Tokyo event.
In the women’s competition, all Brazilian top teams will fight for gold. They will go up against world champions Pavan/Humana-Paredes and Gstaad winners Klineman/Ross. Find the full schedule and results here.
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Jul
25
Thu
2019
Pinarella di Cervia (ITA)
Jul 25 – Jul 28 all-day
Jul
26
Fri
2019
St. Peter-Ording (GER)
Jul 26 – Jul 28 all-day
Jul
31
Wed
2019
Vienna (AUT)
Jul 31 – Aug 4 all-day
Vienna (AUT)
The US$600,000 Vienna Major is the third elite beach volleyball event in the Austrian capital after the World Championships in 2017 and last year’s Major event. On top of the $40,000 first-place prize purse, the Vienna gold medalists will earn 1,200 Olympic qualifying points for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.
Qualification starts Tuesday with several top teams being involved. On the men’s side, 2013 world champions and Gstaad finalists Brouwer/Meeuwsen as well as Latvian top team Samoilovs/ Smedins need to go through the qualification tournament. Main draw rounds will start on Wednesday for the women and on Thursday for the men. The knock-out rounds will be played from Friday leading to the women’s final on Saturday and the men’s medal matches on Sunday.
Defending champions are Norwegians Anders Mol and Christian Sorum who just claimed gold at the Tokyo 4-star event last weekend. Their strongest opposition might be the new world champions Oleg Stoyanovskiy and Viacheslav Krasilnikov from Russia. On the women’s side, Czech beach girls Barbora Hermannova and Marketa Slukova will try to defend their 2018 title .
Aug
1
Thu
2019
Ljubljana (SLO)
Aug 1 – Aug 3 all-day
Malbork (POL)
Aug 1 – Aug 4 all-day
Aug
2
Fri
2019
Fehmarn (GER)
Aug 2 – Aug 4 all-day
Aug
5
Mon
2019
2019 CEV Beach Volleyball European Championship, Moscow (RUS)
Aug 5 – Aug 11 all-day
Aug
7
Wed
2019
Vaduz (LIE)
Aug 7 – Aug 11 all-day
Aug
8
Thu
2019
Budapest (HUN)
Aug 8 – Aug 11 all-day
Miguel Pereira (BRA)
Aug 8 – Aug 11 all-day
Seaside Oregon (USA)
Aug 8 – Aug 11 all-day
Seaside Oregon (USA)

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Aug
9
Fri
2019
Zinnowitz (GER)
Aug 9 – Aug 11 all-day
Aug
14
Wed
2019
Moscow (RUS)
Aug 14 – Aug 18 all-day
Moscow (RUS)

The US$300,000 FIVB 4-star Moscow Open are the 14th World Tour event in the Russian capital. It will start Wednesday with qualfication, Main Draw play takes off on Thursday with the medal matches being played on Sunday.

With only a few exceptions, most of the international top teams will be competing. On the men’s side, the world’s number one and new European champions Mol/Sorum from Norway will take a rest and will only be back for the 1-star Oslo event end of August. Top-seeds are Hamburg world champions Krasilnikov/ Stoyanovskiy from Russia. They are followed by Brazilians Evandro and reigning Olympic champion Bruno as well as Andre and George Wanderley. Latvians Samoilovs/Smedins will try to defend their 2018 Moscow title.

The women’s side will feature pretty much all of the Brazilian top teams, namely Ana Patricia/ Rebecca, Agatha/Duda and Maria Antonelli/ Carolina Salgado. In contrast to the men’s side, the new European champions Graudina/ Kravcenoka from Latvia who just claimed the title in the same spot, will also be competing.

Find the full schedule and team entry list here.

 

Aug
16
Fri
2019
Kühlungsborn (GER)
Aug 16 – Aug 18 all-day
Aug
21
Wed
2019
Rubawu (Rwanda)
Aug 21 – Aug 24 all-day
Salalah (Oman)
Aug 21 – Aug 24 all-day
Aug
22
Thu
2019
Jurmala (LAT)
Aug 22 – Aug 25 all-day
Jurmala (LAT)

The Jurmala Open are a men’s-only event at Jurmala Beach near Riga (Latvia). The event will take place from August 22-25, 2019. Prize money is US$ 75,000 and the event will count for the Olympic qualification process towards Tokyo 2020. Qualification kicks off on Thursday, the main draw starts on Friday and the semifinals and medal matches will be played on Sunday.

The lovely beach resort of Jurmala hosted the CEV European Beach Volleyball Championships in 2017. In the event’s final Italian Olympic silver medalists Paolo Nicolai and Daniele Lupo defeated local heroes Janis Smedins and “Lion King” Alex Samoilovs. The two Latvians are back strong after winning the 4-star Moscow Open last weekend. Their back-to-back Moscow title also puts them in a favorite postition for the Jurmala 3-star event. Besides a range of Latvian home teams, several US teams will be competing. AVP Manhattan Beach finalists Patterson/Budinger, Slick/Allen and Evans/Kolinske will go for points in the Olympic race to Tokyo 2020.

 

 

Zhongwei (CHN)
Aug 22 – Aug 25 all-day
Aug
28
Wed
2019
Oslo (NOR)
Aug 28 – Sep 1 all-day