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FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour Finals starts today

by WoV
source: en.volleyballworld.com

Today begins the sixth edition of the FIVB World Beach Volleyball Tour Finals, with 10 teams per gender competing for medals in the final competition of the season. A five-day competition for prizes worth $ 800,000 is being held at the picturesque Molo Sanita in the port of Cagliari on the island of Sardinia.

Betschart/Hüberli (SUI) v Borger/Sude (GER) – Photo: en.volleyballworld.com

In each gender, the 10 teams participating in the World Tour Finals were divided into two Pools of five pairs and they will play in single round-robin format. The winners of the Pools will advance directly to Saturday’s semifinals, while each of the two runners-up will have to play against the third-placed team of the second pool in the quarterfinals. Gold and bronze medal matches are scheduled for Sunday.

Pools – Women

Pool A: Betschart/Hüberli (SUI), Borger/Sude (GER), Menegatti/Gottardi (ITA), Makroguzova/Kholomina (RUS), April/Alix (USA)

Pool B: Agatha/Duda (BRA), Sponcil/Claes (USA), Pavan/Melissa (CAN), Keizer/Meppelink (NED), Vergé-Dépré, A./Heidrich (SUI)

Pools – Men

Pool A: Nicolai/Lupo (ITA), Crabb/Gibb (USA), Perusic/Schweiner (CZE), Varenhorst/van de Velde (NED), Plavins/Tocs (LAT)

Pool B: Cherif/Ahmed (QAT), Mol,A./Sorum,C. (NOR), Brouwer/Meeuwsen (NED), Semenov/Leshukov (RUS), Carambula/Rossi (ITA)


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