2018-2019 World Tour to reach climax in Rome finale
The world's top beach volleyball teams will be in Rome from September 4 to 8, 2019.
With a total prize purse of $600,000 and a main draw of 32 teams per gender, as well as points counting towards qualification for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, the final tournament of the season will gather the best teams in the world in Rome for what promises to be one of the most exciting competitions of the year. The tournament will replace the 5-star stop in Rome initially scheduled to take place in June.
Rome will provide an ideal stage for the world’s leading teams. It will also provide fans in the Italian capital with a true festival of beach volleyball just over a year after the city also welcomed the spectacular opening match of the 2018 FIVB Volleyball Men’s World Championship.
The event will be the sixth FIVB World Tour stop in the Italian capital after tournaments in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013, when Phil Dalhausser and Sean Rosenthal of the United States won gold in the men’s competition and Brazilians Talita Antunes and Taiana Lima claimed victory in the women’s event. The FIVB Beach Volleyball World Championships also enjoyed a big success in 2011 at the iconic location of Foro Italico.
Also updated on the 2018-2019 World Tour calendar, the tournament in Sydney, Australia from March 6 to 10 will now be a 3-star event, while Xiamen, China from April 24 to 28 will be a 4-star event. The two 3-star events in Lucerne, Switzerland and Alexandria, Egypt, however, which were still to be confirmed, will not take place in 2019.
The World Tour resumes in Ljubljana, Slovenia from November 29 to December 2 before the first event in 2019 in The Hague, Netherlands from January 2 to 6.
Quick links - Beach volleyball:
FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour
FIVB.com - Beach volleyball
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