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Beach Shorts

10.07.2020 - Vienna, Austria

The week in the sands of the world

Welcome back to another edition of Beach Shorts, beach volleyball fans! It will be championship weekend in Europe with the winners of the first editions of the Austrian Champions Cup and of the German Die Beach Liga being determined over the next couple of days. Get ready for it!

Across the Atlantic, the American AVP prepares to start its 2020 season next weekend and the entry lists are already out.

Join us and find out more about these topics!

Austria Champions Cup final round in Vienna

After hosting its preliminary rounds in four different cities over the last two weekends, the Austrian Champions Cup lands in Vienna on Saturday for its final stage. Four teams in each gender remain in contention and the semifinals are set with Christoph Dressler/Alexander Huber x Tobias Winter/Julian Hörl and Robin Seidl/Philipp Waller x Clemens Doppler/Alexander Horst for the men and Julia Radl/Anja Dörfler x Dorina Klinger/Oda Ulveseth and Teresa Strauss/Nadine Strauss x Franziska Friedl/Eva Pfeffer.

Die Beach Liga crowns first winners in Germany

The Die Beach Liga has been playing since June 13 and the tournament will come to an end this weekend in Düsseldorf. Four teams in each gender will take part in the final stage of the event. The women’s field is set with Karla Borger/Svenja Müller, Leonie Körtzinger/Sarah Schneider, Kim Behrens/Cinja Tillmann and Melanie Gernert/Sarah Schulz while the men’s has only Alexander Walkenhorst/Sven Winter, Max Betzien/Dirk Westphal and Jonathan Erdmann/Theo Timmermman already in. The fourth and final spot will be determined this Friday, during the last day of the preliminary round.

Entry Lists out for the first AVP tournament of 2020

The AVP is about to start its 2020 season, which will consist of three tournaments in consecutive weeks in Long Beach, and the entry lists have been released this week. There will be six teams in each gender guaranteed in the main draw and 12 in the qualifiers, which will see two duos progressing to the main stage of the tournaments.

Social Media: Kiara strikes again

Mathias Berntsen’s dog Kiara became a social media celebrity over the last few months because of her ability to play with the Beach Volley Viking. This week she returned to the sand and didn’t disappoint. Check it out!

 

See you next week!