2018-09-28 10:00:00 CET

Beach Shorts

Beach Shorts: The week in the sands of the world

Australians Mariafe Artacho and Taliqua Clancy are the favorites in the Asian ChampionshipAustralians Mariafe Artacho and Taliqua Clancy are the favorites in the Asian Championship

Welcome to another edition of Beach Shorts, beach volleyball fans! After a slow week, our beloved sport returns at full pace this weekend and make sure your turn your focus to Asia as the continent hosts both the Asian Championships and a pair of World Tour stops in the next few days.

Know that and much more right now!

Asian champs to be known

Asian beach volleyball will crown new champions this weekend as the continental championship takes place in Satun, Thailand. The tournament gathers 32 men’s and 26 women’s duos from 18 countries, including World Tour Finals bronze medalists Taliqua Clancy and Mariafe Artacho. Other Beach Major Series regulars, such as Qatar’s Cherif Samba/Ahmed Tijan, China’s Fan Wang/Chen Xue and Japan’s Miki Ishii/Megumi Murakami will also compete for the gold medals.

Despite the windy conditions,recent Asian Games Champions,Cherif and Ahmed Tijan of Qatar 🇶🇦 beat Singapore's Tay Z. H. K./Shen 2-0(21-15,21-11)in their second match of Pool B in the 2018 Asian BV championships.The Qatari pair earlier beat Ali/Dhia from Saudi Arabia in straight sets 2-0(21-12,21-14) in the morning and they will next play against Nouh and Mazin of Oman on Wednesday morning 8:00 am.#beachvolleyball

182 Likes, 0 Comments - Asian Volleyball Confederation (@avcvolley) on Instagram: "Despite the windy conditions,recent Asian Games Champions,Cherif and Ahmed Tijan of Qatar 🇶🇦 beat..."

World Tour heads to China for back-to-back weeks

After a week off, the World Tour returns with a double-gender three-star event in Qinzhou, China, from Sunday to Thursday. The tournament, which will feature the return of American Tri Bourne to the International scene, will be the first of two events in the country with a four-star tournament set to take place in Yangzhou from October 9 to 14. Next week will also feature a recently-included one star event for men only in Bandar Torkaman, Iran. Check back here for the results.

American Tri Bourne last competed internationally in the 2016 World Tour Finals in TorontoAmerican Tri Bourne last competed internationally in the 2016 World Tour Finals in Toronto

NORCECA Tour resumes in Punta Cana 

After a five-month break, the North, Central America and Caribbean (NORCECA) Tour is set to resume with the fourth of six events scheduled for 2018 taking place in Punta Cana, the Dominican Republic, this weekend. The event will have 42 tandems from 16 countries, including the American duos of Eric Zaun/Avery Drost and Katie Spieler/Karissa Cook, the pair of the Canadian twins Nicole and Megan McNamara and Mexican veteran Martha Revuelta.

Can't wait to head to the Dominican Republic for a NORCECA this weekend ☀️🌴🇨🇦

2,307 Likes, 13 Comments - Megan McNamara (@megannmcnamara) on Instagram: "Can't wait to head to the Dominican Republic for a NORCECA this weekend ☀️🌴🇨🇦"

Social Media: What a rally!

Missing a fun and entertaining beach volleyball rally? No worries, we got you covered. All you need to do is put two amazing teams as Canada's Sam Pedlow/Sam Schachter and Brazil's Guto Carvalhaes/Saymon Barbosa in the same court, even if it's just for a training session, and wait for the magic to happen.

If I have one piece of advice to give you all about what to search for in your quest for What Next, it's to find where the line blurs between hard work and happiness for you. To find that thing where working hard at it makes you happy, and where you're happy to work hard at it . . . . #motivation #inspirationalathlete #inspirationdaily #inspires #workharder #workhardforit #workhardpaysoff #workhardeveryday #workhardorgohome #workhardeatwell #volleyball #beachvolleyball #teamcanada #toronto #tokyo2020olympics #beachvolleybal #beachvolleyboll #beachvolleylife #volleybal #volleyboll #volley_ball #huntingtonbeach

534 Likes, 44 Comments - Sam Pedlow (@pedlowsamuel) on Instagram: "If I have one piece of advice to give you all about what to search for in your quest for What Next,..."

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