Members of the AVC Beach Council at their meeting in Jakarta
Asian Games, Asian Beach Games highlight beach volleyball calendar
17 Mar 2014
Beijing, China: The Asian Volleyball Confederation Beach Volleyball Council confirmed its beach volleyball competition tournament calendar for 2014 at its annual meeting at the Jakarta Sultan Hotel in Jakarta, Indonesia, on Friday. A total of 13 tournaments will be organised across the AVC region in 2014. The venues and dates of nine tournaments have been confirmed while the other four are pending confirmation for the dates. The nine confirmed events are:
April 4-6: Khanom Beach, Thailand (AVC Qualification for Youth Olympic Games)
April 9-11: Khanom Beach, Thailand (Open)
April 14-16: Samila Beach, Songkhla, Thailand (Open)
April 25-27: Ha Long, Vietnam (Open)
June 5-8: Jin Jiang, China (AVC Championship)
September 20-29: Incheon, Korea (17th Asian Games)
October 23-26: Hong Kong (Open)
November 16-23: Phuket, Thailand (4th Asian Beach Games)
December 4-6: Bangka, Indonesia (Open)
The Indonesia Palembang Open, which customarily takes place right after the Thailand Songkhla Open, has been postponed to later in the year. It is scheduled to take place after the 4th Asian Beach Games in November – before or after the Indonesia Bangka Open in December – on account of elections in Indonesia.
The AVC Beach Department, together with media company IEC in Sports, is in close discussion with the UAE Volleyball Association and Dubai Sports Council to organise the AVC Pro-Beach Tour Final in Dubai. The tournament will welcome the top 12 men’s and women’s teams as per their AVC ranking points. The dates are tentatively scheduled for November and should be confirmed by end of April.
In addition, the fourth Western Asian Games will be held on the Kish Island of Iran after the Asian Games with the exact date to be confirmed.