Calendar

Sep
30
Mon
2019
Bandar Torkaman (IRA)
Sep 30 – Oct 4 all-day
Oct
30
Wed
2019
Qinzhou (CHN)
Oct 30 – Nov 3 all-day
Qinzhou (CHN)

Qinzhou hosts a World Tour event for the third-straight season after 2017 and 2018. It is the the first women’s event on this season’s FIVB calendar and the second for the men. Last year, it was US team Tri Bourne/ Trevor Crabb and Brazil’s Rebecca Cavalcanti/ Ana Patricia Silva who claimed the gold medals. For Tri Bourne the Qinzhou win marked the beginning of his comeback after being sidelined due to an auto-immune disease. With his partner Trevor Crabb he continued his great return when reaching the semifinals at this year’s World Championships in Hamburg.

While the defending champions are not competing in the 2019 edition, the women’s competition will feature numerous American top teams. Except for A-Team Alix Klineman/ April Ross, the strongest US women’s team will compete. Besides three-time Olympic champion Kerri Walsh and her partner Brooke Sweat, Stockman/ Larsen, Claes/ Sponcil and Hughes/Summer Ross have registered for the event.

After the qualification on October 30, the US$150,000 Qinzhou Open main draw starts on October 31. Quarterfinals will be played on November 2 and the medal matches on November 3. Top-seeds are Switzerland’s Mirco Gerson and Adrian Heidrich on the men’s and Australia’s Taliqua Clancy/ Mariafe Artacho Del Solar on the women’s side. Check out further details on the official FIVB event page.

 

Nov
6
Wed
2019
Tel Aviv (ISR)
Nov 6 – Nov 9 all-day
Nov
12
Tue
2019
Doha (QAT)
Nov 12 – Nov 15 all-day
Nov
13
Wed
2019
Chetumal (MEX)
Nov 13 – Nov 17 all-day
Chetumal (MEX)

Last year, Chetumal hosted a women-only 3-star event, this year the tournament has been upgraded to a double-gender 4-star that takes place in the Mexican coastal city between November 13-18. The event is another important milestone in the Olympic qualification process towards Tokyo 2020. Main draw starts November 14 with quarter- and semifinals being played on November 16 leading to the medal matches on November 17.

Defending champions are Canadians Heather Bansley and beach volleyball gypsy Brandie Wilkerson who had a great appearance in last season’s edition. In their quest to defend their title, the Canadians will face several American teams such as 2018 Chetumal bronze medalists Kerri Walsh Jennings/ Brooke Sweat as well as Betsi Flint/Emily Day and Kelly Claes/ Sarah Sponcil.

Top-seeds on the men’s side are Olympic bronze medalists Alexander Brouwer and Robert Meeuwsen (Netherlands), Polish top team Fijalek/Bryl and AVP Hawaii champions Jake Gibb and Taylor Crabb. Taylor Crabb’s brother Trevor will compete with his partner Tri Bourne, a team that reached this year’s Hamburg world championships semifinals. Further US teams participatig are Billy Allen/ Stafford Slick and beach volleyball veteran John Hyden teaming up with Bill Kolinske in the qualifiers.

You can find schedule and results on the official FIVB Chetumal event page.

 

Jan
7
Tue
2020
Qeshm (IRA)
Jan 7 – Jan 10 all-day
Jan
14
Tue
2020
Cook Islands (COK)
Jan 14 – Jan 17 all-day
Cook Islands (COK)

It is for the first time that the Cook Islands in the South Pacific are organizing an official FIVB event. Local teams Rai-Arii Enoka/Atatoa Herman and Brendon Heath/Raitiavatea Herman are the first-ever teams from the Cook Islands to compete in an FIVB World Tour event.

In total 18 teams from nine countries are participating in the VolleyFest Cook Islands: four from Australia, three from Japan, two from Canada, United States, Tuvalu and Cook Islands and one team from Hong Kong, New Zealand and Norway each. For the US, Adam Roberts/ Travis Mewhirter and Earl Schultz/ Christopher Austin are competing.

The medal matches in this FIVB 1-star event will be played at beautiful Rarotonga island on January 17. You can find the full event schedule here.

Feb
5
Wed
2020
Siem Reap (CAM)
Feb 5 – Feb 9 all-day
Siem Reap (CAM)

The first women’s World Tour stop is scheduled for this week in Siem Reap which is famous for its iconic temple Angkor Wat. It is Cambodia’s third straight season to host a World Tour event. Main draw in the Siem Reap 2-star event will start on Thursday, semifinals and medal matches will take place on Sunday.

Top-entries are Sara Hughes and Lauren Fendrick from the United States who just recently joined forces trying to make a last minute push for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics this summer. 2016 Olympian Lauren Fendrick has not competed for more than a year. Second-ranked are Futami/Hasegawa (Japan) followed by last year’s Sydney gold medalists Nicole Laird and Becchara Palmer. The Australians both have Olympic experience with Palmer competing in London 2012 and Laird in Rio 2016.

You can find the full schedule at the official FIVB event page.

Feb
20
Thu
2020
Phnom Penh (CAM)
Feb 20 – Feb 23 all-day
Phnom Penh (CAM)
The eighth men’s tournament on this season’s World Tour will be staged in Cambodia’s capital Phnom Penh. After the Singapore 4-star event in April has been cancelled due to the coronavirus, the other World Tour events in Southeast Asia will take place as scheduled. The Phnom Penh men only 2-star will run from February 20 -23. Main draw starts on February 21 with medal matches being played on February 23.
Ranked first in the main draw field are Austrians Christoph Dressler/Alexander Huber who won the 2019 event in Siem Reap. Rio 2010 Olympian Huber and his partner Dressler have two World Tour titles with the second being the gold medal at Qidong (China). In the main draw ranking they are followed by Australians McHugh/Schumann and Abbiati/Andreatta, T. from Italy.
The 2020 beach volleyball calendar is packed with World Tour events. Further stops in Asia in the first quarter are Bandar Abbas (3-star), Guam (1-star), Doha (4-star), Langkawi (1-star), and Coolangatta Beach (3-star).
Check out the official FIVB event page for schedule and results.
Mar
3
Tue
2020
Bandar Abbas (IRA)
Mar 3 – Mar 7 all-day
Mar
5
Thu
2020
Guam (GUM)
Mar 5 – Mar 8 all-day
Mar
9
Mon
2020
Doha (QAT)
Mar 9 – Mar 13 all-day
Mar
12
Thu
2020
Langkawi (MAS)
Mar 12 – Mar 15 all-day
Mar
18
Wed
2020
Coolangatta Beach (AUS)
Mar 18 – Mar 22 all-day
Mar
25
Wed
2020
Cancun (MEX)
Mar 25 – Mar 29 all-day
Mar
26
Thu
2020
Boracay (PHI) – cancelled
Mar 26 – Mar 29 all-day
Apr
8
Wed
2020
Satun (THA)
Apr 8 – Apr 11 all-day
Apr
14
Tue
2020
Samila (THA)
Apr 14 – Apr 17 all-day
Apr
15
Wed
2020
Singapore Beach Open 2020 (SGP) – cancelled
Apr 15 – Apr 19 all-day
Singapore Beach Open 2020 (SGP) - cancelled

The Singapore 4-star event in April next year is coming up with a new concept compared to a standard FIVB 4-star event. The Singapore Beach Open 2020 from April 15-19 will be Southeast Asia’s largest sports event and the first-ever FIVB 4-star World Tour event in the region.

Besides world-class beach volleyball, the organizers are coming up with an event that does also feature pop concerts, numerous family-friendly activities and a large selection of Singaporean cuisine. The beach arena will be a temporary facility with an innovative design and concept that fits into the natural beauty of Singapore.

Being part of the Olympic qualification process towards Tokyo 2020, the tournament is an important milestone with 1200 points on the line for the winning teams. The event is supposed to be the starting point of boosting Singapore as the beach volleyball hub of Southeast Asia.

Find out further details on the official event website.

Apr
20
Mon
2020
Can Tho (VIE)
Apr 20 – Apr 23 all-day
Apr
22
Wed
2020
Yangzhou (CHN) – postponed
Apr 22 – Apr 26 all-day
Apr
29
Wed
2020
Siming (CHN)
Apr 29 – May 3 all-day
May
1
Fri
2020
Huntington Beach (USA)
May 1 – May 3 all-day
May
6
Wed
2020
Itapema (BRA)
May 6 – May 10 all-day
Jurmala (LAT)
May 6 – May 10 all-day
Tuan Chau Island (VIE)
May 6 – May 9 all-day
May
8
Fri
2020
Münster (GER)
May 8 – May 10 all-day
May
13
Wed
2020
Jinjiang (CHN)
May 13 – May 17 all-day
May
15
Fri
2020
Austin (USA)
May 15 – May 17 all-day
May
20
Wed
2020
Ostrava (CZE)
May 20 – May 24 all-day
May
21
Thu
2020
Baden (AUT)
May 21 – May 24 all-day
May
22
Fri
2020
Nürnberg (GER)
May 22 – May 24 all-day
May
27
Wed
2020
Warsaw (POL)
May 27 – May 31 all-day
Jun
3
Wed
2020
Moscow (RUS)
Jun 3 – Jun 7 all-day
Jun
5
Fri
2020
New York City Gold Series (USA)
Jun 5 – Jun 7 all-day
Jun
11
Thu
2020
Miguel Pereira (BRA)
Jun 11 – Jun 14 all-day
Jun
12
Fri
2020
Ios (GRE)
Jun 12 – Jun 14 all-day
Jun
18
Thu
2020
Vientiane (LAO)
Jun 18 – Jun 21 all-day
Jun
19
Fri
2020
Seattle (USA)
Jun 19 – Jun 21 all-day