Haiyang to host September’s FIVB Beach Volleyball Olympic Qualification Tournament
To be played from September 18-22, the 2019 FIVB Beach Volleyball Olympic Qualification Tournament will determine two men's and two women's quota places for their National Olympic Committee/National Federation to the 2020 Summer Olympic Games in Tokyo providing that the athletes meet the eligibility requirements stipulated by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) in the qualification system.
With host China receiving one berth in both genders, the other 15 spots will be determined by the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Rankings as of July 16, 2019 with one team per gender per National Federation.
In case China is already among the top 15 teams as per the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Ranking on July 16, 2019, the next highest ranked eligible team will earn a quota place for their National Federation. As of the latest rankings, the Chinese men and women do not have a team listed among the top 15 pairs.
Laura Ludwig and Kira Walkenhorst of Germany were victorious in the women's tournament at the Rio Olympics in 2016
With the Olympic qualifier now on the schedule, China will be hosting seven FIVB-sanctioned events in 2019 - Xiamen (April 24-28), Jinjiang (May 22-26), Nantong (May 30-June 2), Nanjing (June 6-9), Qidong (July 4-7) and Zhongwei (August 22-25). The Xiamen, Jinjiang and Qidong tournaments will feature both men's and women's competition. Nantong, Nanjing and Zhongwei are women's-only events.
Earlier on the 2018-2019 World Tour calendar, China hosted FIVB events in Zhongwei (September 14-16), Qinzhou (September 30-October 4) and Yangzhou (October 10-14). Zhongwei was a women's-only event with Qinzhou and Yangzhou double gender tournaments.
Event in the Philippines
Following discussions with the event promoters, the 1-star double gender event scheduled to take place in Manila, Philippines from May 23 to 26 will now take place at the White House Beach Resort in Boracay, in the province of Aklan in the Philippines. The event dates remain unchanged.
2018/2019 FIVB Beach Volleyball Calendar - click here to download.
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