2017 FIVB BEACH VOLLEYBALL WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS – VIENNA
- July 28 to August 6
- Vienna Centre Court, Vienna, Austria
- Event Site
The 2017 Vienna Beach World Championships is set to begin this week with a $1 million purse prize. In total, each gender will be awarded $500,000 in prize money broken up by their finish in the competition.
The winners of the both the men’s and women’s competition will earn $60,000 to split along with 800 FIVB World Ranking points. The second place team will receive $45,000 while the third and fourth place teams will take home $35,000 and $28,000, respectively.
There will be a total of four fifth place finishers that will be awarded $18,000 per team, eight ninth place finishers taking home $11,000 per team. There will be 16 17th place finishers earning $7,000 per team, four 33rd place finishers at $4,800 per team and finally 12 37th place finishers earning $3,400 per team.
The $1 million purse prize is the same amount that was awarded in 2015 when the competition was in the Netherlands. In the Netherlands, Bruno Schmidt/Alison Cerutti took home the top prize for the men while Agatha Bednarczuk/Barbara Seixas won the women’s side for a Brazilian sweep of the event. Bednarczuk/Seixas are no longer partners – Bednarczuk teamed up with Eduarda ‘Duda’ Santos Lisboa while Seixas is now with Fernanda Alves.
Below is the breakup of monies being awarded at the World Championships:
|Rank||Prize Money Per Team in USD||Total Prize Money Per Place in USD|
|1st x 1||$60,000.00||$60,000.00|
|2nd x 1||$45,000.00||$45,000.00|
|3rd x 1||$35,000.00||$35,000.00|
|4th x 1||$28,000.00||$28,000.00|
|5th x 4||$18,000.00||$72,000.00|
|9th x 8||$11,000.00||$88,000.00|
|17th x 16||$7,000.00||$112,000.00|
|33rd x 4||$4,800.00||$19,200.00|
|37th x 12||$3,400.00||$40,800.00|