After a 4-month break, the FIVB World Tour resumes with a 1-star event in Ljubljana (Slovenia). The double gender tournament is the fourth international event that the Slovenian capital has been hosting since August 2018. 12 teams per gender do directly go into the main draw while 4 additional teams come through the qualification. Main draw kicks off on Friday with the single-elimination rounds starting on Saturday and the medal matches being played on Sunday.
With 2017 world championship silver medalists Clemens Doppler and Alex Horst as well Huber A./Dressler, two Austrian teams are leading the field on the men’s side. Italian Alex Ranghieri, former partner of Adrian “Mr. Skyball” Carambula, and his partner Daniele Sablone will need to go through the qualification. In the women’s competition, Czech team Bonnerova/ Olivova are the top entries.
Due to the COVID-19 situation and associated travel restrictions, no ranking points will be allocated at the Ljubljana event. Strict health and hygiene guidelines will be put in place for all participants.