Calendar

Jul
4
Thu
2019
Qidong (CHN)
Jul 4 – Jul 7 all-day
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
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
Aug
1
Thu
2019
Ljubljana (SLO)
Aug 1 – Aug 3 all-day
Malbork (POL)
Aug 1 – Aug 4 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
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
21
Wed
2019
Rubawu (Rwanda)
Aug 21 – Aug 24 all-day
Salalah (Oman)
Aug 21 – Aug 24 all-day
Aug
28
Wed
2019
Oslo (NOR)
Aug 28 – Sep 1 all-day