The Beach Majors Series shared the process of making the Fort Lauderdale Beach Park into Red Bull Beach Arena, center court of the five-star event.
Eight teams punched their tickets to the Round of 16 at the Kish Island Three Star on Wednesday, each notching a pair of victories in pool play action.
After two rounds of qualifying, two Ukrainian sides, two from Germany and one each from France, Russia, Lithuania and Italy earned the right to move on to the Kish main draw of the Kish Island Three Star.
The FIVB World Tour has been on break for about a month but the participants for the MICA Mall Kish Island Open from February 19-24 have been announced.
The teams for the FIVB World Tour five-star event in Fort Lauderdale have been announced.
New American duos Casey Patterson/Stafford Slick and Billy Allen/Ryan Doherty were among the winners in the first round of pool play at the DELA Beach Open on Thursday.
The top nine seeds of the tournament won their opening round pool play matches, with No. 1 Piotr Kantor and Bartosz Losiak of Poland leading the way with a 21-9, 21-13 victory.
June was filled with beach volleyball on both the AVP and FIVB Tours, while the indoor focus turned to the FIVB Men’s World League and women’s Pan American Cup and Montreaux Masters tournaments.
2017 in wrapping up and the AVP Tour Awards have been announced following the first year of Gold Series stops and more points awarded to players.
April Ross and Kelly Claes lost in the main draw on Thursday, while fellow Americans Lauren Fendrick and Nicole Branagh, Emily Day and Brittany Hochevar, and Summer Ross and Brooke Sweat fared better with straight-set wins