Prize Money Jumps from $3.3 Million to $7 Million for 2018 Beach World Tour

  0 Carly DeMarque | November 08th, 2017 | Beach, FIVB Majors Series, FIVB World Tour, News, Pro Beach

FIVB has announced the complete schedule for the 2017-2018 FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour. The schedule was ratified at the World Tour Council meeting in Lausanne, Switzerland last week.

In total, there will be more than $7 million in prize money available, including $800,000 at the World Tour finals. That’s more than double the $3.3 million available last year.

Prize money 2017/2018

  • World Tour Finals is $400,000 per gender
  • 5-star is $300,000 per gender
  • 4-star is $150,000 per gender
  • 3-star is $75,000 per gender
  • 2-star is $25,000 per gender
  • 1-star is $5,000 per gender

The site of the 2018 World Tour finals has not yet been announced – but the tournament will take place from the 14th-19th of August. This will be the 4th edition of the beach volleyball mega-event, after finals held in Ft. Lauderdale, Toronto, and Hamburg.

This year’s schedule will feature four 5-star events – the top of FIVB‘s star-system that was introduced last year to tell the relative significance of the tournaments. Those tournaments will take palce in Ft. Lauderdale, Croatia, Gstaad, and Vienna. The first of those will once again be in Ft. Lauderdale, USA from February 27th-March 4th.

In addition to prize money increases, the number of events has more than doubled, allowing for extended opportunities for teams have more playing opportunities. Modified pool play will also be introduced at all 1-star through 4-star events for the beginning stages of the Main Draw tournaments – as compared to the traditional single-elimination tournaments that were historically used for the lower-starred events.

This year is also unique in that the season has actually already started. 4 events, awarding a total of $110,00 per gender, have already occurred.

See FIVB’s Graphical Representation here. below is the full schedule.

Dates City Country Gender Star Rating Prize Money (Per Gender)
September 7th-9th, 2017 Montpellier France Men Only 1-star $5,000
October 11th-15th, 2017 Qinzhou China Mixed Gender 3-star $75,000
October 25th-29th, 2017 Aelsmeer Netherlands Mixed Gender 1-star $5,000
November 22nd-26th, 2017 Sydney Australia Mixed Gender 2-star $25,000
January 3rd-7th, 2018 The Hague Netherlands Mixed Gender 4-star $150,000
February 1st-4th, 2018 Shepparton Australia Mixed Gender 1-star $5,000
February 20th-24th, 2018 Kish Island Iran Men Only 3-star $75,000
February 27th-March 4th, 2018 Ft. Lauderdale USA Mixed Gender 5-star (MAJOR) $300,000
March 6th-10th, 2018 Doha Watar Men Only 4-star $150,000
March 14th-17th, 2018 Muscat Oman Men Only 1-star $5,000
March 15th-18th, 2017 Aalsmeer Netherlands Mixed Gender 1-star $5,000
April 8th-11th, 2018 Satun Thailand Mixed Gender 1-star $5,000
April 18th-22nd, 2018 Xiamen China Mixed Gender 4-star $150,000
April 26th-29th, 2018 Langhawi Malaysia Mixed Gender 1-star $5,000
May 2nd-6th, 2018 Huntington Beach USA Mixed Gender 4-star $150,000
May 2nd-6th, 2018 Mersin Turkey Mixed Gender 3-star $75,000
May 3rd-6th, 2018 Manila Philippines Mixed Gender 1-star $5,000
May 4th-7th, 2018 Nanjing China Mixed Gender 2-star $25,000
May 9th-13th, 2018 Lucerne Switzerland Mixed Gender 3-star $75,000
May 9th-12th, 2018 Tuan Chau Island Vietnam Mixed Gender 1-star $5,000
May 10th-13th, 2018 Bangkok Thailand Mixed Gender 1-star $5,000
May 16th-20th, 2018 Rio Brazil Mixed Gender 4-star $150,000
May 17th-20th, 2018 Aydin Turkey Mixed Gender 1-star $5,000
May 23rd-27th, 2018 TBD Yanzhou China Mixed Gender 4-star $150,000
May 29th-June 3rd, 2018 TBD Croatia Mixed Gender 5-star (MAJOR) $300,000
May 31st-June 3rd, 2018 Jinjiang China Mixed Gender 2-star $25,000
June 14th-17th, 2018 Monaco Monaco Mixed Gender 1-star $5,000
June 20th-24th, 2018 Ostrava Czech Republic Mixed Gender 4-star $150,000
June 21st-24th, 2018 Singapore Singapore Mixed Gender 2-star $25,000
June 22nd-25th, 2018 Nantong China Mixed Gender 2-star $25,000
June 26th-July 1st, 2018 Nanjing China Mixed Gender FIVB Age Group World Championship $0
June 27th-July 1st, 2018 TBD Poland Mixed Gender 4-star $150,000
June 28th-July 1st, 2018 Alanya Turkey Mixed Gender 1-star $5,000
July 4th-8th, 2018 Espinho Portugal Mixed Gender 4-star $150,000
July 10th-15th, 2018 Gstaad Switzerland Mixed Gender 5-star (MAJOR) $300,000
July 12th-15th, 2018 Daegu South Korea Mixed Gender 1-star $5,000
July 18th-21st, 2018 Ulsan South Korea Mixed Gender 1-star $5,000
July 25th-29th, 2018 Tokyo Japan Mixed Gender 4-star $150,000
July 25th-29th, 2018 Agadiro Morocco Mixed Gender 3-star $75,000
July 26th-29th, 2018 Samsun Turkey Mixed Gender 1-star $5,000
July 31st-August 5th, 2018 Vienna Austria Mixed Gender 5-star (MAJOR) $300,000
August 2nd-5th, 2018 Kochi India Mixed Gender 1-star $5,000
August 8th-12th, 2018 Moscow Russia Mixed Gender 4-star $150,000
August 14th-19th, 2018 TBD TBD Mixed Gender World Tour Finals $400,000

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Carly DeMarque has been involved with competitive volleyball for the majority of her life, playing competitively at the club and collegiate level for 15 years and coaching club for five. Now a retired Division I volleyball athlete out of McNeese State University, she continues her volleyball enthusiasm by stepping back into …

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