Less than four months after Ljubljana hosted its first ever FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour event in early August, the Slovenian capital is ready to welcome its second double-gender one-star event, this time for an indoor winter edition at the Ludus Sports Park in Crnuce from November 29 through December 2.
A total of 79 duos (52 men’s and 27 women’s teams) from 31 different countries have registered to take part in the tournament and battle it out for the larger pieces of the $10,000 prize pie. In each gender, a 16-team main draw will feature a modified pool play system with the top three teams in each four-team pool progressing into the single elimination stage. The pool winners will advance directly to the quarterfinals, while for the pool runners-up and the third-placed pairs one additional elimination round will take place before the quarters. With 12 duos seeded directly into the main draw, the remaining four spots will be contested in qualifications to be played on Thursday.
Fotocredit: Beachvolleyball Worldtour