Wednesday, 29 May 2024

Beach Update: FIVB World Tour Finals Begin in Germany

The FIVB World Tour Finals, the final event of the 2017 FIVB World Tour season, is set to begin on August 23rd in Hamburg, Germany. This highly anticipated beach volleyball tournament will feature top teams from around the world competing for the championship title.

Representing the United States

The United States will be well-represented at the World Tour Finals, with two women’s teams and two men’s teams competing. The teams include Phil Dalhausser and Nick Lucena, Casey Patterson and Theo Brunner, April Ross and Lauren Fendrick, and Brooke Sweat and Summer Ross.

Format and Schedule

The tournament will consist of four pools of three teams each for pool play. All teams will advance to the single elimination bracket. The women’s final will take place on Saturday, August 26th, followed by the men’s final on Sunday, August 27th. The winning team in each gender will take home $100,000, with second and third place receiving $75,000 and $50,000 respectively. It’s important to note that no FIVB World Ranking points will be awarded at the World Tour Finals.

USA’s Track Record

The United States has had success in previous World Tour Finals. In 2015, Phil Dalhausser and Nick Lucena won the silver medal in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. In 2016, John Hyden and Tri Bourne claimed the bronze medal in Toronto. In this year’s edition, Dalhausser and Lucena have the best winning record against the field, with a record of 19-6.

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What’s Next

Following the World Tour Finals, the official 2017-18 season will kick off in September in Montpellier, France. There are additional events scheduled for the 2017 calendar, which will count as the start of the 2017-18 World Tour season. These events include the Montpellier 1-Star, Qinzhou 3-Star, Aalsmer 1-Star, and Sydney 2-Star.

FAQs

Q: How many teams are representing the United States at the World Tour Finals?

A: The United States has two women’s teams and two men’s teams competing at the World Tour Finals.

Q: When will the women’s and men’s finals take place?

A: The women’s final is scheduled for Saturday, August 26th, and the men’s final will follow on Sunday, August 27th.

Q: What is the prize money for the World Tour Finals?

A: The winning team in each gender will receive $100,000, with second and third place receiving $75,000 and $50,000 respectively.

Q: Will FIVB World Ranking points be awarded at the World Tour Finals?

A: No, FIVB World Ranking points will not be awarded at the World Tour Finals.

Conclusion

The FIVB World Tour Finals in Hamburg, Germany is set to be an exciting event for beach volleyball fans around the world. With top teams from various countries competing for the championship title, there will be plenty of thrilling matches to watch. The United States will be well-represented with two women’s teams and two men’s teams vying for glory. Stay tuned for updates on this highly anticipated tournament!

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