FIVB: 2013 Beach Volleyball Schedule

January 28, 2013 by Cameron Kerr

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It may be January in Canada, but that doesn't mean we have to forget about beach volleyball for another couple months.  The 2013 FIVB beach volleyball schedule is about to be released, and we've got our hands on the current version.  You'll notice it's not perfect.  Some events are hosted by a country, with no specific city location and some events are yet to be confirmed.  Right now, this is what we are looking at.

North American beach volleyball fans can be happy to see the return of the FIVB World Tour to The United States.  July 23rd - 28th, 2013 is slotted for a dual gender grand slam event in Long Beach, California.  The last FIVB event to take place on North American shores was back in 2011 in Quebec City.

Event Type

Location

Gender

Date

FIVB World Cup

Brazil

M & W

March 20th - 24th, 2013*

Open

Corrientes, Argentina

M & W

March 28th - 31st, 2013

Open

Mexico

M & W

April 4th - 7th, 2013*

Open

Egypt

M & W

April 18th - 21st, 2013*

Open

Fuzhou, China

M & W

April 24th - 28th, 2013

Grand Slam

Shanghai, China

M & W

April 30th - May 5th, 2013

Grand Slam

Beijing, China

M & W

May 8th - 12th 2013*

U23 World Championships

Myslowice, Poland

M & W

June 6th - 9th, 2013

Grand Slam

The Hague, Netherlands

M & W

June 11th - 16th, 2013

Grand Slam

Rome, Italy

M & W

June 19th - 23rd, 2013

U21 World Championships

Umag, Croatia

M & W

June 20th - 23rd, 2013

Open

Lisbon, Portugal

W

June 27th - 30th, 2013*

2013 FIVB World Championships

Stare Jablonki, Poland

M & W

July 1st - 7th, 2013

Grand Slam

Gstaad, Switzerland

M & W

July 9th - 14th, 2013

U19 World Championships

Larnaca, Cyprus

M & W

July 11th - 14th, 2013

Grand Slam

Long Beach, USA

M & W

July 23rd - 28th, 2013

Open

Anapa, Russia

M & W

July 24th - 28th, 2013

Grand Slam

Berlin, Germany

M & W

August 7th - 11th, 2013

Open

England, UK

M & W

August 15th - 18th, 2013

Grand Slam

Moscow, Russia

M & W

August 21st - 25th, 2013

Open

Vizag, Indonesia

M & W

September 12th - 15th, 2013*

Open

Kampala, Uganda

M & W

September 26th - 29th, 2013

Grand Slam

Brasilia, Brazil

M & W

October 9th - 13th, 2013

Open

Xiamen, China

W

October 24th - 27th, 2013

Open

Pattaya, Thailand

W

October 30th - November 3rd, 2013

Grand Slam

Dubai, UAE

M & W

November 20th - 24th, 2013*

Open

Qatar

M & W

November 28th - December 1st, 2013*

Open

Durban, South Africa

M & W

December 5th - 8th, 2013

*To Be Confirmed

This schedule will most likely change.  As dates are confirmed or removed, we will update this page here as we get the confirmation.

Here are a couple things to note:

No Men's Only Events

There are three events on the schedule this year that are women only events and not a single one that is men only.  Last year, we had three events for the women and three for the men.

Many More Tournaments

Last year, there were fourteen events on tour.  This may be because it was an Olympic year, but in 2011 there were only seventeen on the world tour.  This year, including World Cup and World Championships, there are twenty five events on the world tour.  The tour is usually done in August with two single gender events in October or November.  This year, while the tour does slow down after August, we still have eight events taking place during the month of September or after.  That is if all these events do get confirmed.  It's unlikely as there are always some cancellations (looking at you Quebec) but I can hope.

USA

After many years, The FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour will return this year to The United States. With the many domestic beach leagues all vying to be named the #1 beach tour in the US, will the FIVB's return help or hinder their own 2013 schedules?

Update

on 2013-03-22 17:49 by Cameron Kerr

The FIVB has released the official schedule.  As predicted, some events have been removed, some now have cities and some have changed dates.  Here is the current schedule from The FIVB.

Category

Title

City

Type

Dates

Gender

Country

FIVB

Fuzhou OPEN

Fuzhou

OPEN

23 - 27 April

M

China

FIVB

Fuzhou OPEN

Fuzhou

OPEN

24 - 28 April

W

China

FIVB

Shanghai GRAND SLAM

Shanghai

GS

30 April - 4 May

M

China

FIVB

Shanghai GRAND SLAM

Shanghai

GS

1 May - 5 May

W

China

FIVB

Corrientes GRAND SLAM

Corrientes

GS

22 - 26 May

W

Argentina

FIVB

Corrientes GRAND SLAM

Corrientes

GS

22 - 26 May

M

Argentina

FIVB

The Hague GRAND SLAM

The Hague

GS

11 - 16 June

W

Netherlands

FIVB

The Hague GRAND SLAM

The Hague

GS

11 - 16 June

M

Netherlands

FIVB

Rome GRAND SLAM

Rome

GS

19 - 23 June

W

Italy

FIVB

Rome GRAND SLAM

Rome

GS

19 - 23 June

M

Italy

FIVB

WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS

Stare Jablonki

WCH

1 - 6 July

W

Poland

FIVB

WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS

Stare Jablonki

WCH

2 - 7 July

M

Poland

FIVB

Gstaad GRAND SLAM

Gstaad

GS

9 - 13 July

W

Switzerland

FIVB

Gstaad GRAND SLAM

Gstaad

GS

10 - 14 July

M

Switzerland

FIVB

Long Beach GRAND SLAM

Long Beach

GS

23 - 27 July

W

USA

FIVB

Anapa OPEN

Anapa

OPEN

23 - 27 July

W

Russia

FIVB

Long Beach GRAND SLAM

Long Beach

GS

24 - 28 July

M

USA

FIVB

Anapa OPEN

Anapa

OPEN

24 - 28 July

M

Russia

FIVB

Berlin GRAND SLAM

Berlin

GS

7 - 11 August

W

Germany

FIVB

Berlin GRAND SLAM

Berlin

GS

7 - 11 August

M

Germany

FIVB

Moscow GRAND SLAM

Moscow

GS

21 - 25 August

W

Russia

FIVB

Moscow GRAND SLAM

Moscow

GS

21 - 25 August

M

Russia

FIVB

Vizag OPEN

Vizag

OPEN

11 - 15 September

W

India

FIVB

Vizag OPEN

Vizag

OPEN

11 - 15 September

M

India

FIVB

Kampala OPEN

Kampala

OPEN

25 - 29 September

W

Uganda

FIVB

Kampala OPEN

Kampala

OPEN

25 - 29 September

M

Uganda

FIVB

Beijing GRAND SLAM

Beijing

GS

2 - 6 October

W

China

FIVB

Beijing GRAND SLAM

Beijing

GS

2 - 6 October

M

China

FIVB

Sao Paulo GRAND SLAM

Sao Paulo

GS

9 - 13 October

W

Brazil

FIVB

Sao Paulo GRAND SLAM

Sao Paulo

GS

9 - 13 October

M

Brazil

FIVB

Xiamen OPEN

Xiamen

OPEN

23 - 27 October

W

China

FIVB

Phuket OPEN

Phuket

OPEN

29 October - 3 November

W

Thailand

FIVB

Dubai GRAND SLAM *

Dubai *

GS

20 - 24 November

W

UAE

FIVB

Dubai GRAND SLAM *

Dubai *

GS

20 - 24 November

M

UAE

FIVB

Durban OPEN

Durban

OPEN

11 - 15 December

W

South Africa

FIVB

Durban OPEN

Durban

OPEN

11 - 15 December

M

South Africa

We will be updating this post with the schedule as it changes.

Update

on 2013-03-22 17:51 by Cameron Kerr

The FIVB has also moved the date of The FIVB World Cup to May 29th - June 2nd, 2013.  We talked about this with our Canadian men representatives Chaim Schalk and Ben Saxton on our podcast this past week.  It looks like they are scheduling it to be right after the Argentina event on this year's world tour.