Comments are off for this post

Teams Get Ready for First Beach ParaVolley World Series Open – Update

An earlier version of this article included the roster for Kazakhstan. The team had to withdraw from the tournament due to issues in their visa. The former version also included Li Yue in the Chinese women’s team roster; she was replaced with Li Min.

The stage is set as the world prepares to witness the first ever Beach ParaVolley World Series Open!

As the campaign to include Beach ParaVolley in future Paralympic Games continues, Pingtan, China was selected to host the historic event on 9-12 May featuring nine men’s and two women’s teams.

Battling out to be the first men’s champions are the hosts’ Wu Kai, Wei Fan, and Ma Cong; Australia’s Bradley John Barclay, Nicholas Andrew Coburn, and Nicholas Robert Howie Kaiser; USA’s Chris Seilkop, Eric Duda, and Dave Newkirk; Germany’s Elmar Werner Sommer, Heiko Wiesenthal, and Torben Schiewe; and Slovakia’s Juraj Kucej, Martin Dubovsky, Rudolf Makovini.

Two countries will be sending in two teams, including Poland’s Adam Piotr Stępień, Artur Stanislaw Wąsowicz, and Rafal Jerzy Wojtowicz; and Michal Wypych, Bartlomiej Janusz Synowiec, and Jacek Grzegorz Molinski. Indonesia, meanwhile are fielding in Abhishek Aluwala, Sahir Ali Mallick, and Nareshyadav Ragula; and Datar Singh Deewarata, Mahesh Dheeravath, and Virendra Singh.

On the women’s side, on the other hand, representing China are Li Min, Xu Danshu, and Chen Yalin. Meanwhile, Autum Reagan, Meredith Gross, and Skye Mc Dermott will banner the USA flag.

The Pingtan World Series Open will be held at the Longwangtou Beach in Pingtan County, Fuzhou, China. Pool play begins on Thursday, 9 May, at 09:00 (GMT+8). The quarterfinals are set on Saturday, 11 May, followed by the medal matches and awarding ceremonies on the following day.

You may see full schedule here:

Thursday 9 May
9:00 – 9:30 Opening Ceremony Longwangtou Beach
9:30 – 18:00 Pool Stage – Men

Pool Stage – Women

Longwangtou Beach
Friday 10 May
9:00 – 18:00 Pool Stage – Men

Pool Stage – Women

Longwangtou Beach
Saturday 11 May
9:00 – 13:00 Pool Stage – Men

Pool Stage – Women

Longwangtou Beach
13:00 – 18:00 Quarter Finals – Men

Pool Stage – Women

Longwangtou Beach
Sunday 12 May
10:00 – 13:00 Semi-Finals – Men

Pool Stage – Women

Longwangtou Beach
14:00 – 15:00 Bronze Final – Men Longwangtou Beach
15:00 – 16:00 Gold Final – Men Longwangtou Beach
16:00 – 16:30 Awarding Ceremony – Men and Women Longwangtou Beach

An earlier version of this article included the roster for Kazakhstan. The team had to withdraw from the tournament due to issues in their visa. The former version also included Li Yue in the Chinese women’s team roster; she was replaced with Li Min.


2019 Pingtan Beach World Series Open Quick Links