2016-10-25 10:25:00 CEST
Find out where and when the stars will be competing in 2017…
The 2017 international beach volleyball season is going to be epic! How do we know that? Just take a look at the full schedule of tournaments below!
The highlights of the calendar include the spectacular four Swatch Major Series stops, the Swatch World Tour Finals and, of course, the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Championships in Vienna.
But there’s loads of more excitement and drama on the sand guaranteed in a mouthwatering schedule that covers eight glorious months of world class beach volleyball.
The list features 23 events across 18 different countries, with the first tournament, the Fort Lauderdale Major, kicking off the season in style in February.
Ahead of the new season the FIVB, the sport’s governing body, has introduced a new five-star structure, which will see all events on the World Tour assigned a rating between one and five. Five-star events – which include all four Swatch Major Series stops – and four-star events have been designated as elite events, while three, two and one-star tournaments have been designed to aid the development of beach volleyball in as many places around the globe as possible.
So remember to put all the dates in your diaries – especially those on the Swatch Major Series stops! Hurry up February! See you at the beach!
2017 FIVB Beach Volleyball calendar:
7-12 February – Fort Lauderdale Major, Fort Lauderdale, United States (Five star – Swatch Major Series) RESULTS
15-18 February – Kish Island, Iran (3 star, men only) RESULTS
18-21 May – Rio, Brazil, (4 star)
23-28 May – Lucerne, Switzerland (4 star)
31 May-4 June – Moscow, Russia (3 star)
15-18 June – The Hague, Netherlands (3 star)
16-18 June – Nanjing, China (2 star)
17-18 June – Monaco (1 star, women only)
27 June-2 July – Poreč Major, Poreč, Croatia (Five star, Swatch Major Series)
4-9 July – Gstaad Major, Switzerland (Five star, Swatch Major Series)
11-16 July – Nanjing, China (Under-21 World Championships)
14-16 July – Daegu, Korea (1 star, women only)
20-23 July – Olsztyn, Poland (3 star)
20-22 July – Ulsan, Korea (women, 1 star)
21-23 July – Agadir Beach, Morocco (1 star)
28-30 July – Espinho, Portugal (2 star, men only)
28 July-6 August – Vienna, Austria – 2017 FIVB Beach Volleyball World Championships
22-27 August – Swatch Beach Volleyball FIVB World Tour Finals – Hamburg
11-15 October – Qinzhou, China (3 star)
*All tournament dates are subject to change.
No stopping the hosts on home sand
Update from Rio de Janeiro
Full steam ahead for players ahead of Poreč