Beach Shorts

11.09.2020 - Vienna, Austria

The week in the sands of the world

If you, like most of us, are craving for international beach volleyball competition, there’s certainly some interesting stuff to look at this weekend as several of the best teams in the world are gathered in Utrecht, the Netherlands, for the 2020 edition of the King of the Court tournament.

The World Tour is also going on with a one-star event in Lithuania and some players still get to play on their home sand, like the Russians and Dutch, who have national events to attend this week.

Get the full info below:

King of the Court returns in Utrecht

The sole 2020 edition of King of the Court, a fast-paced, dynamic version of the sport, is taking place in Utrecht since Wednesday and Friday’s and Saturday’s schedules include the semifinals and final. Some of the top teams in the world, such as Norway’s Anders Mol/Christina Sørum and Czech Republic’s Marketá Sluková/Barbora Hermannová, are still in contention for the crowns.

World Tour makes first stop in Lithuania

Lithuania is hosting a World Tour event for the first time as the city of Vilnius is currently staging a double-gender one-star tournament. The most notable names entered in the tournament are Estonia’s Kusti Nõlvak and Mart Tiisaar for the men and the home duo of Vytene Vitkauskaite and Urte Andriukaityte among the women.

Russian Cup and Dutch Tour

One week after playing at their National Championships, Russians are back in the sand for one of the biggest tournaments of their summer, the Russian Cup in Anapa. Dutch players will also get to compete on their home soil in a national tour tournament in Utrecht, which will immediately follow the King of the Court event.

Social Media: Stage is set for the European Championships

The 2020 edition of the European Championships will happen next week in Jurmala, Latvia, and the stadium preparation is already far advanced.

 

See you next week!