Prague hosts one of the most attractive sporting activities starting tomorrow (21.5-25.5)! Historically, it’s the first time top women’s beach volleyball teams make an appearance in Prague. The tournament starts tomorrow with a qualification round, where 26 (3 Czech teams) teams battle it out, for 8 spots to the main draw. [Qualification results]
Within the main draw, you will see pool play followed by single elimination knock out. Implemented in 2013, the format of all the FIVB Beach Volleyball international tournaments have been unified – whether FIVB Beach Volleyball World Championships, FIVB Beach Volleyball Grand Slam or FIVB Beach Volleyball Open.
Out of the 24 teams already within the main draw, top seeded German team Laura Ludwig/Kira Walkenhorst are coming straight from a big gold medal win at the FIVB Grand Slam held in Shanghai, China a couple of weeks ago. The Silver medalists, a Chinese Team Fan Wang/Yan Yue are also making an appearance (Seeded 7th in the main draw). You can see Czech Olympians Kristyna Kolocova/Marketa Slukova in action, placing 5th at the 2012 Summer Olympics (Seeded 6th in the main draw). Additional two Czech teams are also in the main draw [Main Draw Teams – full list]
The main draw pool play starts on Thursday, single elimination on Friday and you can see great quarter-final and semi-final matches on Saturday, with the big finale on Sunday. [Full schedule]
Don’t miss this awesome event! Free entrance!