Saturday, 20 Jul 2024

Beach World Championship Field, Pools Set

The 2022 Beach Volleyball World Championships field has been finalized, and we are thrilled to announce that six U.S. Beach National Team pairs will be competing for a world title in Rome from June 10-19, 2022.

Representing the United States

  • Betsi Flint/Kelly Cheng
  • Kelley Kolinske/Sara Hughes
  • Emily Day/Emily Stockman
  • Sarah Sponcil/Terese Cannon
  • Chaim Schalk/Theo Brunner
  • Taylor Sander/Taylor Crabb

Flint and Sander will be making their Beach Worlds debuts. However, everyone else on the team has previously participated in the Championship. This will be Schalk’s first time representing the Stars and Stripes, as he previously competed for his native Canada in 2013 and 2015.

Day was originally partnered with April Ross, but due to Ross’s injury, she will now be partnering with Stockman. The duo recently played together at the AVP event in Austin, Texas, where they finished in third place. This will be their first tournament as partners.

In the previous World Championships in 2019, Ross and Alix Klineman won silver. Hughes finished fifth with her then-partner Summer Ross, and Cheng/Sponcil combined for a ninth-place finish. Among the American men, Tri Bourne/Trevor Crabb finished fourth, while Taylor Crabb and the now-retired Jake Gibb took ninth place.

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The Competition Format

The Beach Volleyball World Championships consist of 12 pools, each consisting of four teams, for both genders. After a round-robin pool play, the top two pairs from each pool, along with the four best third-place finishers, will advance directly to a 32-team knockout bracket. The remaining third-place finishers will compete for one of the final four knockout berths.

Women’s Pools

Pool E

  • Betsi Flint/Kelly Cheng (USA)
  • Sophie Bukovec/Brandie Wilkerson (CAN)
  • Esmee Bobner/Zoe Verge-Depre (SUI)
  • Valentina Cali/Margherita Tega (ITA)

Pool F

  • Kelley Kolinske/Sara Hughes (USA)
  • Maria Belen Carro Marquez de Acuna/Angela Lobato Herrero (ESP)
  • Ariana Estefania Vilela Becerra/Karelys Simisterra Ortiz (ECU)
  • Marta Menegatti/Valentina Gottardi (ITA)

Pool G

  • Emily Day/Emily Stockman (USA)
  • Talita Da Rocha Antunes/Rebecca Cavalcanti Barbosa Silva (BRA)
  • Taru Lahti-Liukkonen/Niina Ahtiainen (FIN)
  • Julibeth Payano Veras/Jeneiry Wismery Rosario Hernandez (DOM)

Pool H

  • Terese Cannon/Sarah Sponcil (USA)
  • Taliqua Clancy/Mariafe Artacho del Solar (AUS)
  • Leila Consuelo Martinez Ortega/Lidianny Echeverria Benitez (CUB)
  • Farida El Askalany/Doaa Elghobashy (EGY)

Men’s Pools

Pool D

  • Taylor Sander/Taylor Crabb (USA)
  • Cherif Younousse Samba/Ahmed Tijan (QAT)
  • Youssef Krou/Arnaud Gauthier-Rat (FRA)
  • Gonzalo Melgarejo/Roger Daniel Battilana Villamayor (PAR)

Pool F

  • Chaim Schalk/Theo Brunner (USA)
  • Ondrej Perusic/David Schweiner (CZE)
  • Mathias Berntsen/Hendrik Mol (NOR)
  • Ainadino Martinho/Jorge Monjane (MOZ)

We are extremely proud of our U.S. Beach National Team pairs and their achievements thus far. They have worked hard to earn their place in the Beach Volleyball World Championships, and we are excited to see them compete for the world title in Rome.

FAQs

Q: When and where will the Beach Volleyball World Championships take place?
A: The Beach Volleyball World Championships will be held in Rome from June 10-19, 2022.

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Q: How many U.S. Beach National Team pairs will be competing?
A: Six U.S. Beach National Team pairs will be competing in the Championships.

Q: What is the format of the competition?
A: The Championships consist of 12 pools, with four teams in each pool. After round-robin pool play, the top two pairs from each pool, along with the four best third-place finishers, will advance to a 32-team knockout bracket.

Q: Will the matches be available for streaming?
A: Yes, all matches of the Beach Volleyball World Championships will be streamed on VolleyballWorld.TV.

Conclusion

The U.S. Beach National Team pairs are ready to take on the world in the Beach Volleyball World Championships in Rome. We wish them the best of luck and look forward to witnessing their incredible athleticism, teamwork, and determination on the court.

For more information about the Beach Volleyball World Championships and updates on our U.S. Beach National Team, visit Alpinetgheep.