2019 Beach Volleyball Events for FIVB, AVP, AVC, CEV and DVV
The 2019 Beach Volleyball World Calendar gives an overview on events that have been announced on a global (FIVB), American (AVP), Asian (AVC), European (CEV) and German (DVV) level.
The FIVB Tokyo Beach Volleyball Qualification tournament in Haiyang will feature 32 pairs from 19 countries competing for four spots in the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. Haiyang is a Shandong Peninsula coastal city in China. The torunament begins on September 18 and concludes on September 21 for the men and September 22 for the women. With only one team allowed per country, the 16 teams per gender are competing for two quota places for their NOC/NF.
The event format is quite lengthy and not straightforward. Four each gender, four phases will be played. Initially, four groups of four teams each will play in Pools A, B, C and D. The top three teams advance to Phase II with four pools of three teams each in Pools E, F, G and H. The top two teams from each pool go to Phase III which will feature two groups of four teams each in Pools I and J. The top two teams of those pools make it into the Final Phase where the pool winners meet the pool runners-up. The two winners of the Final Phase receive the quota place for their NOC/NF at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
Check out schedule and results on the official FIVB page.
After last season’s AVP Hawaii Invitational, the 2019 edition comes as a full main draw event that closes the 2019 AVP Tour. The US$200,000 Hawaii Open are made up of 16 main draw teams for both genders. The champions of the Huntington Beach Open, Austin Open, Seattle Open and Hermosa Beach Open enter automatically. Additionally, six teams come in based on their Gold Series standings, two as wild cards plus four qualifier teams. The teams that won one of the mentioned tournaments and that qualifiy based on Gold Series standings, give their spot to the next team in the Gold Series standings.
In the men’s competiton, Tri Bourne/ Trevor Crabb and Reid Priddy/ Ricardo Santos have received the wild cards. Trevor Crabb and Reid Priddy had claimed the Manhattan Beach title together but will play the Hawaii event in separate teams. After Tri Bourne has recovered from his broken finger, he is joining forces with his friend and regular partner Trevor Crabb. On the women’s side, another battle between A-Team Alix Klineman/April Ross and Canadian world champions Sarah Pavan and Melissa Humana-Paredes can be expected.
Check out the full entry list on the official AVP event page.