Las Vegas, USA and Chetumal, Mexico to host new World Tour events in October

Lausanne, Switzerland, August 6, 2018 - The 2018-2019 FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour continues to take shape with Las Vegas, USA and Chetumal, Mexico set to host new events in October. One of ten confirmed stops in the opening months of next season's beach volleyball calendar, Las Vegas will host a 4-star double gender event from October 17 to 21. The following week, from October 24-28, Chetumal will welcome the top women's teams to the Yucatan Peninsula for a 3-star single gender event.

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As the current season enters the final stretch ahead of the Beach Volleyball FIVB World Tour Finals in Hamburg, Germany from August 15-19, the list of events in the first part of the 2018-2019 season also includes stops in Siofok in Hungary, Montpellier in France, Zhongwei, Qinzhou and Yangzhou in China, and Bandar Torkaman, Babolsar and Bandar Anzali in Iran.

Current list of events in 2018-2019:
Siofok, Hungary, August 23-26, Double gender, 1 star
Montpellier, France, August 28-September 1, Double gender, 1 star
Zhongwei, China, September 13-16, Single gender - Women, 2 star
Qinzhou, China, September 30-October 4, Double gender, 3 star
Bandar Torkaman, Iran, October 2-5, Single gender - Men, 1 star
Baboslar, Iran, October 9-12, Single gender - Men, 1 star
Yangzhou, China, October 10-14, Double gender, 4 star
Bandar Anzali, Iran, October 16-19, Single gender - Men, 1 star
Las Vegas, United States, October 17-21, Double gender, 4 star
Chetumal, Mexico, October 24-28, Single gender - Women,  3 star

The World Tour returns to the United States after hosting events in Fort Lauderdale and Huntington Beach earlier this year. It will be the first time Las Vegas hosts a stop on the international circuit. Mexico last held a World Tour event in 2016 when the United States' Phil Dalhausser/Nick Lucena and Germany's Laura Ludwig/Kira Walkenhorst claimed gold at the tournament in Puerto Vallarta. Earlier visits to the country also include stops in Acapulco and Rosarito.

The FIVB New Events Business Department continues to work with promoters to organise additional events in the period from January to August 2019 and to provide players with new opportunities to compete. The full calendar of events for 2018-2019 will be announced at the next World Tour Council on September 18. An additional European event (November 30 to December 2) may also be added to the calendar at a later date. The new stop in Chetumal, Mexico in October is also set to become a double gender event in 2019-2020.


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