Calendar

Apr
22
Thu
2021
Cancun (MEX) 2nd Event
Apr 22 – Apr 26 all-day
Apr
28
Wed
2021
Cancun (MEX) 3rd Event
Apr 28 – May 2 all-day
May
20
Thu
2021
Sofia (BUL)
May 20 – May 23 all-day
May
26
Wed
2021
Sochi (RUS)
May 26 – May 30 all-day
Sochi (RUS)

The FIVB 4-star in Sochi (Russia) gathers the entire beach volleyball world elite on their way to the Tokyo Olympic Games in July. It is for the first time after more than five years that the World Tour returns to Sochi. The US$ 300,000 prize money event is the penultimate top tournament before the Olympic qualification cut-off date in June.

The event played in a modified pool play system starts with country-quota matches for the US and Germany on Tuesday before the qualifiers take place on Wednesday. Main draw will be played from May 27. For the women, quartefinals are scheduled for May 28 and the tournament will finish with the medal matches on May 29. On the men’s side there is a one day delay with semifinals and medal matches taking place on May 30.

Top favorites and FIVB World Ranking leaders are again Norwegian Vikings Anders Mol and Christian Sorum who won the two recent Cancun events they participated in. The are followed by Germany’s Thole/ Wickler and Qataris Cherif/ Ahmed who won the third Cancun event end of April.

On the women’s side, Canadian world champions Sarah Pavan and Melissa Humana-Paredes are challenged by strong Brazilian teams Agatha/ Duda and Taiana Lima/ Talita as well as Amercian top team Alix Klineman and April Ross. Three-time Olympic gold medalist Kerri Walsh Jennings and her partner Brooke Sweat need to go through the country-quota and qualifiers.

You can check out the entire entry list on the official FIVB event page.

 

May
27
Thu
2021
Prague (CZE)
May 27 – May 30 all-day
Jun
2
Wed
2021
Ostrava (CZE)
Jun 2 – Jun 6 all-day
Ostrava (CZE)

After 2018 and 2019, the Ostrava Beach Open take place for the third time. The US$ 300,000 prize money event’s main draw starts on Thursday, the quarterfinals will be played on June 5. Semifinals and medal matches are scheduled for June 6. The Ostrava event will bring a final decision regarding the remaining open spots for the Tokyo Olympics in July.

On the women’s side, things are pretty much clear after three-time Olympic champion Kerri Walsh Jennings and her partner Brooke Sweat were eliminated in Wednesday’s qualifiers by Raisa Schoon and Katja Stam from the Netherlands. For the US, it will now be A-Team Alix Klineman and April Ross as well as Sochi winners Sarah Sponcil and Kelly Claes who will be representing their country in Tokyo.

On the men’s side, it is Latvia’s Aleksandrs Samoilovs/ Janis Smedins, Switzerland’s Adrian Heidrich/ Mirco Gerson, Dutchmen Christiaan Varenhorst/ Steven van de Velde and Germany’s Nils Ehlers/ Lars Fluggen who need to gain further points to claim a spot for Tokyo. Last week’s Sochi champions Kantor/ Losiak are in a rather comfortable position in the race to Tokyo.
In a sort of “extra-competition”, Americans Tri Bourne/ Trevor Crabb will need to show a strong performance to catch up with compatriots Jake Gibb/ Taylor Crabb and veterans Nick Lucena/ Phil Dalhausser who are currently holding the Olympic spots.

You can follow the action on the FIVB official event site and their Youtube Channel.

Jun
10
Thu
2021
Sofia (BUL)
Jun 10 – Jun 13 all-day
Jun
18
Fri
2021
Dresden (GER) – cancelled
Jun 18 – Jun 20 all-day
Jul
2
Fri
2021
Konstanz (GER) – cancelled
Jul 2 – Jul 4 all-day
Jul
6
Tue
2021
Gstaad (SUI)
Jul 6 – Jul 11 all-day
Jul
9
Fri
2021
Fehmarn (GER) – cancelled
Jul 9 – Jul 11 all-day
Jul
14
Wed
2021
Rubavu (RWA)
Jul 14 – Jul 18 all-day
Jul
15
Thu
2021
Sofia (BUL) Men-only
Jul 15 – Jul 18 all-day
Jul
16
Fri
2021
Kühlungsborn (GER)
Jul 16 – Jul 18 all-day
Jul
22
Thu
2021
Sofia (BUL) Women-only
Jul 22 – Jul 25 all-day
Jul
29
Thu
2021
Ljubljana (SLO)
Jul 29 – Aug 1 all-day
Jul
30
Fri
2021
St. Peter-Ording (GER)
Jul 30 – Aug 1 all-day
Aug
5
Thu
2021
Sofia (BUL)
Aug 5 – Aug 8 all-day
Aug
11
Wed
2021
CEV EuroBeachVolley – Vienna (AUT)
Aug 11 – Aug 15 all-day
Aug
19
Thu
2021
Hamburg (GER)
Aug 19 – Aug 22 all-day
Sep
3
Fri
2021
German Championships Timmendorfer Strand (GER)
Sep 3 – Sep 5 all-day
Sep
8
Wed
2021
FIVB World Tour Finals (ITA)
Sep 8 – Sep 12 all-day
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