The 2022 edition of the Czech Snow Volleyball national championships took place at Brno Olympic Park, where players and fans alike enjoyed a great party and a vibrant atmosphere as the coolest version of the Volleyball game continues to grow at a fast pace.

Former Queen of the Snow Anna Dostálová was among the winners of the women’s competition

The competition ran for two days and reached its climax on the Sunday with the medal matches. Team Šeredová/Hynková/Šauerová/Skopová eventually claimed third place in the women’s tournament after a closely fought match. The eventual winners of the women’s title were Team Frommová/Dostálová/Šafránková/Marcelová, who comfortably (15-9, 15-10) edged the team comprising of Jírovcová, Jamborová, Francová and Dražanová in the final. Anna Dostálová has a wealth of experience in Snow Volleyball – and is a former ‘Queen of the Snow’ in 2017, a feat that she achieved together with former partner Michaela Knoblochová.

“I think we all knew what to do and did not have to improvise. Last week we trained together a few times to get used to both the outdoor conditions and to playing as a trio.”

Anna Dostálová

Players and fans alike had a great time at the competition held in Brno

The men’s competition offered many interesting and exciting matches as well. In the bronze medal game, Tomáš Pála’s team challenged youngsters Kurk/Cerva/Tesárek. Team Pála/Šotola/Mach/Hlavácek capitalised on their experience and recorded a 2-0 victory (15-7, 15-10) after delivering their best performance throughout the whole tournament.

The 2020 men’s champions retained their crown in Brno

The final match was almost a repeat of the gold medal game from 2020. The highest-ranked team of the tournament, Trousil/Pihera/Mrkous, challenged the team around the experienced Snow Volleyball pioneer Robert Kufa. Kufa was a member of the team that had finished second two years ago and the fans could expect a very close battle in a fixture featuring the reigning champions – no competition took place in 2021 due to the pandemic – and the group around ‘Bobb’ Kufa. The winners of the 2020 edition eventually retained their crown following a 2-1 victory (13-15, 15-13, 15-10).

“The opponents had a quality block, and we had to get used to it during the first set, but in the end we found a way to bypass it and eventually won.”

Honza Mrkous