2019-05-24 12:00:00 CEST

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The week in the sands of the world

Brouwer and Meeuwsen will play in the Dutch Tour for the first time in 2019Brouwer and Meeuwsen will play in the Dutch Tour for the first time in 2019

Here we are, beach volleyball fans, ready for the weekend ahead of us again. Last weekend was intense and if this one won’t probably match the same amount of beach volleyball, it will also be an important one with a World Tour four-star event going on in China and Olympic qualification at full pace in Europe.

The FIVB also announced some changes in the World Tour calendar, while the Dutch National Tour continues for another week.

Join us and know more about that and much more!

Big guns to feature on Dutch Tour

The Dutch National Tour continues for the third-straight week as the city of Utrecht hosts the third tournament of the season this weekend. This event will be the first to have the country’s top male teams, Alexander Brouwer/Robert Meeuwsen and Christiaan Varenhorst/Steven van de Velde, which will both enter the tournament in the quarterfinals.

Varenhorst and van de Velde are fresh from a bronze medal at the World Tour event in Itapema (Photocredit: FIVB)Varenhorst and van de Velde are fresh from a bronze medal at the World Tour event in Itapema (Photocredit: FIVB)

Olympic qualification continues in Europe

The continental qualification process to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics takes another step forward in European soil this weekend with London hosting one male and one female pool of Phase 1 of the Continental Cup. Among the men, teams from Switzerland, England, Armenia and Bulgaria will compete on Pool B while the women’s contest will feature France, England, Belarus and Northern Ireland. The two nations in each pool advance to Phase 2.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Enjoying the nice weather here in Switzerland before we go to London for the CEV continental cup🏐 #beachvolleyball #roadtotokyo #cev #london #nicewaether #sun #bern #funday

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World Tour calendar updated

The World Tour calendar has been updated this week with some changes in the current season and the first tournaments announced for 2019-2020. For 2018-2019, the FIVB announced the inclusion of a one-star tournament in Budapest from August 8-11 and the cancellation of the event schedule for July in Ulsan, South Korea. Additionally, two events are already confirmed for next season: a one-star men’s-only tournament in Marseille, France, at the end of August, and a double-gender one-star event in Qatar in November.

France and Qatar were the first countries confirmed in the 2019-2020 World Tour calendar (Photocredit: FIVB)France and Qatar were the first countries confirmed in the 2019-2020 World Tour calendar (Photocredit: FIVB)

Social Media: Off to Lima

The American Federation held this week a two-day qualifier for the 2019 Pan-American Games in Manhattan Beach. With each country sending just one team in each gender to compete in Lima, Peru, from July 26-August 11, American beach volleyball will be represented by Mark Burik/Ian Satterfield among the men and Karissa Cook/Jace Pardon in the women’s tournament. Congrats!

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Q u a l i f i e d ! So honored to get to represent the USA in Peru for the Pan Am Games this summer! Shoutout to the awesome players in the quali who made us work for every point 🤓 Can’t wait to not jump tomorrow 🙏 #usabeach #whataweek #panamgames #donttalktomeormylegseveragain

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In case you missed it

Check out last weekend’s beach volleyball recap

Meet the player who emailed us to NOT get a wildcard for Hamburg

 

See you next week!

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