2019-2020 FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour Calendar announced for Olympic season
Will world champion Viacheslav Krasilnikov (right) again lead Russia to victory in 2020, alongside teammate Oleg Stoyanovskiy?
The season begins with five tournaments in October and November this year, including previously confirmed stops in Iran (Bandar Torkaman), China (Qinzhou), Qatar (Doha) and Mexico (Chetumal). They are joined by a new 1-star double gender event in Tel-Aviv from November 6 to 9 as the World Tour makes its first visit to Israel.
Asia will host the first event in 2020, a new tournament in Qeshm, Iran in January, followed by stops in the Cook Islands, Bandar Abbas (Iran), Siem Reap and Phnom Penh (both Cambodia), Australia (Venue TBD) and Visakhapatnam (India), with the Cook Islands and Guam (in March) hosting the first World Tour events in Oceania outside Australia.
Argentina is set to welcome a stop at the beginning of March, before the World Tour returns to Oceania for an event in Guam, to Asia for the first 4-star event of the year in Doha from March 9 to 13, and stops in Langkawi (Malaysia) and Boracay (Philippines) and a 4-star in Cancun (Mexico).
The 5-star Gstaad Major is scheduled a month later from July 7 to 12 after stops in Miguel Pereira (Brazil) and Vientiane (Laos) and alongside events in Daegu (Korea) and Qidong (China). The World Tour will also return to Espinho in Portugal ahead of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games in July.
Two weekends have been reserved for FIVB Beach Volleyball Continental Cup tournaments from May 12-17 for the 2nd phase of the competition and from June 23 to 28 for the Finals, which will complete the qualification process for all confederations for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.
The FIVB Beach Volleyball U19 World Championships will follow the end of the 2019-2020 World Tour season from September 1-6 and will be held in Thailand.
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Information about organising events on the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour is available to promoters by contacting FIVB New Events Department Director Angelo Squeo at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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