ABOUT THE EVENT
This year’s FIVB event is built on solid foundations of the Ljubljana Beach Volley Challenge that has been organized in the last couple of years and last year’s CEV European Beach Volleyball tournament which was a success in all aspects. Some of the best teams from all around the World will perform in front of Slovenian crowd and for the first time, the points from the Ljubljana tournament will be considered as ranking points for the Olympic Games. Hot sand, attractive scenery, dance rhythms and beach volleyball at the highest level are coming back to the centre of Ljubljana.
The Volleyball Federation of Slovenia is hosting the tournament, thus striving for the development of Beach Volleyball in the country and trying to offer Slovenian players the opportunity to perform internationally in front of a home crowd. Sberbank national championship finals for junior, U14 and U16 categories will take place alongside the main tournament.
Before the start of the FIVB Beach Volleyball Tour 1 Star Ljubljana tournament, on 2nd August, sixteen teams of both the men’s and women’s competition will participate in the qualifications at Ludus Sports Park in Črnuče trying to proceed to the main tournament. The main tournament will start the next day and it will take place at two venues, Črnuče and at the Congress Square. The knockout stage in the capital’s centre will start on 4th August, semi-finals and finals for men’s and women’s teams are scheduled for 5th August.
THURSDAY, August 1st 2019
Sports park Ludus Črnuče
10.00: qualifications (W and M)
FRIDAY, August 2nd 2019
Congress Square and Sports park Ludus Črnuče
9.00: main draw (W and M)
17.00: play-off (W and M)
SATURDAY, August 3rd 2019
8.00: 3rd place matches in National championship for younger categories
18.00: Quarterfinals (W and M)
SUNDAY, August 4th 2018
8.00: 1st place matches in National championship for younger categories
15.00: semifinals (W and M)
19.00: 3rd place (W)
20.00: 3rd place (M)
21.00: finals (W)*
22.00: finals (M)*
*broadcasted live at MMC and TV Slovenija 2
Since its beginnings, Beach Volleyball has gone hand in hand with music, fun in the stands and an atmosphere that relaxes both players and fans. The tournament in Ljubljana will be no exception to this. Attractive dance performances, good music and many fun games for visitors powered by our sponsors will definitely spice up the event. As the beach also requires water adventures, they will be set up courtside and will entertain mostly our youngest visitors.
BEACH IN THE CITY CENTRE!
To organise a tournament right in the city centre and transform it into a beautiful Volleyball event is an exceptional opportunity. Our slogan “Beach in the City Centre” comes from simple reasons and points out that you can experience the summer pulse in the city centre and have a great time, especially with the scenery provided by Beach Volleyball.
For this year’s FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour Ljubljana I wish full stands through the whole tournament!
Before the match I always take an invigorating nap somewhere in the shadow.
My favourite way of celebrating a victory is a champagne shower.
At Kongresni trg (Congress square) I am always amazed by excited crowd.
Beach volleyball is a lifestyle.
For this year’s FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour Ljubljana I wish victory! 😀
Before the match I always perform some foam rolling and extensive stretching.
My favourite way of celebrating a victory is a big feast with the whole team (everyone becomes a part of the team after a victory).
At Kongresni trg (Congress square) I am always amazed by the atmosphere, ambience.
Beach volleyball is hot.
Organizator dogodka: Odbojkarska zveza Slovenije
Izvajalec dogodka: Ekstrem d.o.o.