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13-10-2014

PARANA OPEN BEACH VOLLEYBALL WORLD TOUR STOP WILL HAVE LUXURY PRESENCES

OFFICIAL PRESS CONFERENCE: THURSDAY, OCTOBER 16TH AT 12.00
TO BE HELD AT THE AUDITORIUM HALL OF THE
TOURISM NATIONAL MINISTRY (Suipacha 1111, Buenos Aires, Argentina)

Twitter: @Vóley_FeVA + Hashtag: #ParanaOpen

Parana, Argentina, October 13, 2014 - Parana's Open Stop of the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour 2014 to be held October 28th - November 2nd, will include the presence of many of the best world players and the last champions in Argentina, the Lituanian Aleksandrs Samoilovs-Janis Smedins, winners of the Grand Slam Corrientes 2013 already confirmed their presence.

Among the many different entertainments of the competition that with no doubt will be outstanding, also already confirmed their presence to compete the Brazilian Emanuel-Ricardo, the best World Pair of the starts of this new century, World and Olympic champions, that get together to play once more for the World Tour. Also the Italian Lup-Rossi, semi-finalists in Corrientes 2013 will return to our country's tournament.

Among the South American pairs, already confirmed their presence many of the best Continental Ranking like the Chilean cousins, Marco-Esteban Grimalt and the Venezuelan Jackson Enriquez-Leonard Colina.

Among the women pairs, the Brazilian Larissa-Talita that come from winning this year the Klagenfurt (Austrian), Stare Jablonki (Poland) and San Pablo (Brazil) Grand Slams. Also confirmed their participation from the same country Juliana-Maria Antonelli, second runner-up in Klagenfurt, at the Berlin (German) Grand Slam and at the Open stops of Fuzhou (China) and Puerto Vallarta (Mexico).

Also among the registered pairs that have a great background stand the Italian Menegatti-Orsi Toth, second runner-up at San Pablo Grand Slam and Semi-Finalists in Klagenfurt.

Argentina hosted in the year 2013 the first Grand Slam of South America ever in the city of Corrientes and this year will have this very important Open Stop - the sixth of the FIVB World Tour 2014 season after Fuzhou (China), Puerto Vallarta (Mexico), Prague (Czech Rep), Anapa (Russia) and Xiamen (China). The season will end with three more stops: Doha (Qatar), Vizag (India) and Mangaung (South Africa).

Therefore, from October 28th to November 2nd the best Beach Volleyball of the World will meet in Argentina once more, added to the fact that the country has requested to be considered for a new Grand Slam date for next season.

It will be the first time for Parana to welcome such an important beach volleyball event and a new Open stop in our country after hosting several in Mar del Plata 1998, 1999 and 2000 and Satellite Stops in 2004 (Mar del Plata) and in 2005 (Buenos Aires). Now it recovers the best chance to have the best beach volleyball pairs of the world competing in Argentina. Argentina already hosted 5 FIVB World Stops (four for men's and one for women's).

In Corrientes at the FIVB Grand Slam 2013 the Lituanian Aleksandrs Samoilovs/Janis Smedins and from Netherlands Sophie van Gestal-Madelein Meppelink won the Gold Medals.

The 2014 FIVB World Ranking system will include FIVB Beach Volleyball Grand Slam and Open events along with additional pre-approved events at the inter-continental, continental and national levels.

Implemented in 2013, the format of all the FIVB Beach Volleyball International Tournaments - whathever FIVB Beach Volleyball World Championships, FIVB Beach Volleyball Grand Slam or FIVB Beach Volleyball Open - are the same, featuring pool play followed by single elimination knockout rounds.

Simultanously with the great international event, FeVA will carry out a training for Beach Volleyball coaches in the same venue.

REGISTERED PAIRS:
MEN'S + WOMEN'S

Argentine pairs:

Men's:

Mehamed-Capogrosso

Bianchi-Azaad

Aulisi-Aveiro

Quiroga-Del Coto

Ronconi-Verzzali

Funes-De Elorza

Yacob-Leon

Women's:

Gallay A.-Klug

Zonta-Puntin

Verasio-player to be confirmed

Giorgi-Peralta

Sancer-Amieva

Di Cesare-Di Cesare

Cappelletti-Gallay E.

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