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Entre Rios, Argentina, October 21, 2014 - The FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour Open Parana 2014, will have its local presentation at the capital city of the province, Parana, where the competition will take place showing during five consecutive days the best beach volleyball pairs of the world at Thompson resort. The event will take place at Teatro Multimedia del Circulo Medico with capacity for over 200 people live broadcast by the high quality websites vorterixparana.com and Elexplorador.tv (televisión program).

Just one week after the official presentation at the National Tourism Ministry in the city of Buenos Aires, now the presentation will be for the local, province and regional Media, in the framework of the launching of a Tourism application for mobile phones.

This important international world beach volleyball double gender event will take place from October 28th to November 2nd starting with the Qualy for Women's on Monday and on Tuesday for men's with the Main Draws starting on the following day showing the bet 32 pairs of the world in each gender.

For the Qualy a total of 35 pairs already registered (20 men's and 15 women's) as follows:

Men's + Women's

For the Main Draw 24 pairs depending their FIVB World Ranking on each gender are already qualified and at the men's they include three Argentine pairs: Pablo Bianchi-Julian Azaad, Ian Mehamed-Nicolas Capogrosso, Santiago Aulisi-Leandro Aveiro (Wild Card) while on the women's side among the best 24 already stand Ana Gallay-Georgina Klug, Virginia Zonta-Julieta Puntin and to be confirmed due to an injury Camila Hiruela-Irene Verasio

On the Qualy also stand very good Argentine pairs and eight of each gender will go on competing at the Main Draw. Among the men's stand the Argentine Sebastian Quiroga-Facundo Del Coto, Alejandro Ronconi-Angel Verzzalli and Exequiel Yacob-Joel Leon while on the women's stand Loreto Sancer-Florencia Amieva, Michella Di Cesares-Florencia Di Cesare, Virginia Cappelletti-Evangelina Gallay.


Competition formula:

While on Monday, October 27th starts the Women's Qualy, the men's will take place on the following day, Tuesday, October 28th simultaneously with the Women's Main Draw Preliminary Round start. On Wednesday both genders will be competing for the title.

First each gender 32 pairs will participate of a total of 48 matches at the Main Draw in the preliminary round with the top team after round robin pools matches qualifying directly for the second round and the second and third teams ranked on each pool playing raffled matches on Pool 1 and the fourth ranked team eliminated, From the first round after featuring pool play it will follow by single elimination knockout rounds.

The complex includes five official fields and one warm-up while the organization headed by FeVA, Turicentro company, Entre Rios Volleyball Federation and Parana City Hall Government staff are looking forward to settling a second warm-up field.