Lausanne, Switzerland, September 24, 2018 – Beach volleyball fans will be able to stay bang up to date with the 2018-19 FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour season by downloading the calendar in PDF format which shows where all the action is taking place.
The downloadable calendar
sets out where all the action is taking place from August 2018 to August 2019, while the colour coding indicates how the tournament is ranked, from 1-star to 5-star.
The 2018-19 season began in August with 1-star tournaments in Montpellier, France and Siofok, Hungary. The big names will return to action in October when Las Vegas, USA and Yangzhou, China host 4-star tournaments.
The highlight of the season will be the Hamburg 2019 FIVB Beach Volleyball World Championships from June 28-July 7 in northern Germany, while the best of the U21 age-grade will compete at the 2019 FIVB Beach Volleyball U21 World Championships at Samila Beach in Songkhla, Thailand from June 19-23.
The 2018-2019 calendar includes three 5-star Beach Major Series events in Fort Lauderdale (USA), Gstaad (Switzerland) and Vienna (Austria), as well as a 5-star event in Rome, Italy (TBC). There will also be as many as fourteen 4-star events, eight 3-star events, seven 2-star events, and nineteen 1-star events across all five continents.
These tournaments are the first steps on the road to qualifying for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. Athletes and fans will be able to enjoy an early taste of what the Olympics will be like when Japan’s capital hosts a 4-Star tournament from July 24-28.