Pattaya confirmed as host for FIVB Beach Volleyball tourney

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Pentangle Promotions Co., Ltd will hold a FIVB women’s international beach volleyball tournament in Pattaya from 5–9 November this year.

An originally planned World Tour tournament was cancelled earlier this year as the traditional venue on Karon Beach, Phuket is being used for the Asian Beach Games, which are being held during the same time period.  However a new venue has been found in Central Pattaya to stage a US$50,000 FIVB Challenger tournament, which sees the return of International beach volleyball to the popular beach resort after a break of 10 years.

The event will see teams from Asia, Australasia and Europe competing against the top Thai teams for theUS$11,000 winner’s purse and 160 FIVB World ranking points.

Some of the world’s best female beach volleyball stars will be in action in Pattaya at the FIVB Challenger tournament, being held from 5–9 November 2014.Some of the world’s best female beach volleyball stars will be in action in Pattaya at the FIVB Challenger tournament, being held from 5–9 November 2014.

All main draw matches on the 2,000 seat centre court are to be televised on CTH TV Sport Spirit channel and in addition to the action on-court an activity zone will be set-up at the venue to provide entertainment and booth space for the tournament sponsors.

The FIVB Beach Volleyball Challenger is being organized in conjunction with the Federation Internationale de Volleyball, the Thailand Volleyball Association and Sportmaster Co., Ltd.

Further information on the tournament will be made available at a press conference early in October.