Corrientes, Argentina - It was quick and it was intense, but when it finished eight men’s and eight women’s teams have advanced from Wednesday’s qualifying rounds to Thursday’s start of the 32-team main draw at the $440,000 FIVB Corrientes Grand Slam double-gender tournament. Two men’s teams from Austria and one each from Brazil, Germany, Italy, Russia, Sweden and Switzerland, along with women’s teams from Austria, Brazil, Canada, Germany, Great Britain, Italy, Kazakhstan and the United States advanced.
A total of 28 men’s and 18 women’s teams battled in the single-elimination qualification tournament Wednesday to determine the final eight spots in their respective 32-team main draw fields as the 2013 FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour resumed in South America after a two-week layoff.
TAMPA — It's had ice-skating in the winter. Now, for the first time, Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park will offer beach volleyball this summer.
The white-sand court is going in this week for Saturday's Tampa Bay Margarita Festival, but it's staying through July 31.
"We thought it would be pretty cool, like an urban beach kind of thing," said Ferdian Jap of Big City Events, which is organizing the margarita fest.
Promoters liked the idea of setting up and then leaving the court behind for a while. When the Tampa Downtown Partnership saw their plans, it was an easy sell.
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – To honor the wishes of Dave Williams, the USA Volleyball Foundation has set up a “Dave Williams Memorial” account for donations in his name.
Funds from the “Dave Williams Memorial” account will benefit the USA Volleyball beach programs.
Williams, a native of Brilliant, Ohio, and resident of Hermosa Beach, Calif., died May 14 with his family by his side in a Southern California hospital after a short battle with cancer. He was 55.
Corrientes, Argentina, May 21, 2013 - Following Tuesday night’s technical meeting, a total of 28 men’s and 18 women’s teams will contest a single-elimination qualification tournament Wednesday to determine the final eight spots in their respective 32-team main draw fields as the 2013 FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour resumes in South America, returning to Argentina for the first time since 2000 for the this week’s $440,000 FIVB Corrientes Grand Slam double-gender tournament. Wednesday’s qualifying tournament will start at 9 a.m. local time with competition held on six Corrientes courts.
Tuesday night’s preliminary inquiry and technical meeting at the Hotel Turismo tournament headquarters drew a packed house of players, coaches, media and event officials.
When you think of South America you think hot and sunny, right? Yeah, so did we!
First realization in Argentina: It is really cold, overcast and rainy here! Lesson learned. Next time we’ll research the weather. (Good thing we are classic over-packers).
Second realization: Everyone here loves a good "siesta.” Like, everyone! Businesses shut down, restaurants lock their doors until 8 p.m. and the city is a ghost town!