21.08.2020 - Vienna, Austria
Hello, beach volleyball fans! This weekend we'll be able to feel at least a little bit of the taste of a top-level World Tour event as the one-star tournament happening in Baden, Austria, has attracted some of the greatest names of our sport.
Other tournaments worth watching are going on in Europe – and, as always, we got you covered with the list down the page. Looking ahead to September, some of the most exciting events scheduled for next month had their participants confirmed.
Join us and get all the details below:
World Tour event in Baden attracts stars
It’s a one-star event, but it feels like a three or four-star to be honest. This week’s World Tour tournament in Baden, Austria, has attracted some of the best teams on the planet and features high-level competition across the weekend. The women’s entry list features the likes of Czech Republic’s Barbora Hermannová/Marketá Sluková, Switzerland’s Nina Betschart/Tanja Hüberli and Joana Heidrich/Anouk Vergé-Dépré and Germany’s Karla Borger/Julia Sude while Switzerland’s Adrian Heidrich/Mirco Gerson, Austria’s Clemens Doppler/Alexander Horst and Poland’s Michal Bryl/Mikolaj Miszczuk are the headliners among the men. You can watch the matches here.
Dutch Championships highlight national competitions
Some noted absences in Baden are the Dutch teams, who are competing on the National Championships in Scheveningen this weekend. Alexander Brouwer/Robert Meeuwsen and Christiaan Varenhorst/Steven van de Velde are the favorites among the men while Sanne Keizer/Madelein Meppelink and Raisa Schoon/Katja Stam are the main contenders in the women’s tournament. Other national events worth following this week are the Russian Tour stop in Obinsk and the German Tour tournament in Hamburg – for the men only.
European Championships participants confirmed
The European Volleyball Federation confirmed the lists of 32 men's and women's teams that will compete at this year's European Championships in Jurmala, Latvia, from September 15-20. The drawing of lots to determine the pools will be conducted on Wednesday and we'll bring the results to you next week.
Social Media: King of the Court releases teams and sessions
The King of the Court event that will take place in Utrecht, the Netherlands, from September 9-12, has announced the teams that will compete in the tournament and the times and pools for the first sessions. The event will feature 40 teams from 16 countries, including Norway’s Anders Mol/Christian Sørum and Brazil’s Agatha Bednarczuk/Duda Lisboa.
🔎 Check out how the pools look for phase one of 👑 King of the Court 2020 in Utrecht! Some exciting battles 💪 ahead! Make sure you buy your tickets 🎟️ now, because half of the sessions are already sold out ❌! Go to the link in bio 👆 to buy your skybox! #KotC2020 #kingofthecourt
See you next week!