Asian Senior Men’s Beach Volleyball Championship gets underway in Iran

The Continent’s five-day competition started this week

29 of Asia’s top beach volleyball teams have begun their journeys to be crowned the Asian Volleyball Confederation (AVC) beach volleyball champions as the event kicked off yesterday in Bandar Abbas, Iran.

Teams from 11 countries in Asia are showcasing their athletic skill in front of local fans from 14-18 November in Bandar Abbas, a port city and the capital of Iran’s Hormozgān Province on the southern coast. These include four Iranian teams, three teams each from Australia, Qatar, China, Thailand, Japan and Kazakhstan, two teams from Oman, Indonesia and Hong Kong, China and one team from India.

Australia has already captured five Asian Championship titles, with reigning champions Christopher McHugh and Paul Burnett going all-out in an effort to stretch the country’s run to six titles. Meanwhile, Indonesia has claimed four titles and China three, with Iran, Qatar and New Zealand winning two apiece. Kazakhstan has netted one title.

For more information follow the AVC website.