After the all-new Volleyball World Beach Pro Tour got underway with the first Challenge stop two weeks ago and the first Elite 16 event last week, it is time for the inaugural Future tournament to be held this week. Coolangatta Beach on Australia’s eastern coast is ready to welcome the historic Beach Pro Tour event from March 30 through April 3. With the main draw starting on Thursday, all centre court action will be streamed live on the Beach Volleyball World YouTube channel.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Top seeds Maximilian Trummer and Felix Friedl of Austria will be looking for their first international podium as a team as they make their Beach Pro Tour debut. Also directly placed in the Main Draw are two teams from Israel in Eylon Elazar / Nati Ohana and Michal Barannik / Yahli Ashush.

All together teams from 10 different countries will compete in Coolangatta. The double-gender event started today with single-elimination qualifiers, which determined which four men’s and four women’s duos joined the 12 pairs per gender seeded directly into the main draw.

In each gender, a 16-team main draw will feature a modified pool play system with the top three duos in each four-team pool advancing to the knockout stage. The pool winners will progress directly to the quarterfinals, while the pool runners-up and the third-placed pairs will play in the Round of 12. Main draw action starts on Thursday and will last through Sunday, when the semifinals and the medal matches will be played.

 
 
 
 
 
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Main Draw:
31-Mar 09:00 (1:00 CET)  Barannik/Ashush (ISR) – Rodriguez/Muno (USA)
31-Mar 10:40 (2:40 CET)  Trummer/Friedl, F. (AUT) – Tang/Poland (AUS)
31-Mar 13:20 (5:30 CET)  Elazar/Ohana (ISR) – Zürcher/Jordan (SUI)