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‘Samui Open Beach Volleyball Tournament’ to take place

Updated:2018-01-30 12:36:27   nationmultimedia.com

Following the huge success of the inaugural Samui Open Beach Volleyball Tournament last year on Koh Samui, Thailand, an even bigger and better beach volleyball tournament will take place 17-18 February 2018.

This year the tournament has expanded to 24 teams and once again all games will be played on volleyball courts in the sun and fun-filled ambience of The Beach Bar Samui on beautiful Chaweng Noi Beach.

Participating teams last year consisted of 22 amateur and professional players from 10 countries – streaming in from across Thailand, Europe, North America, Australia and Asia as well as local players on the island.

The tournament, organized by the Koh Samui Beach Volleyball Club, reflects the global interest in Beach Volleyball as one of the fastest-growing sports in the world. Koh Samui is the perfect destination for the crowd-pleasing annual tournament.

Tournament Director, Cord Biggs, notes there are still some spots open, enthusing: “The purpose of the tournament is to promote Beach Volleyball in Southeast Asia and on Koh Samui and having an exciting and fun event for the island. A non-profit tournament, all proceeds from the Samui Beach Volleyball Tournament go to the tournament winners and the promotion of Beach Volleyball on the island and region.”

Biggs explains the format will be a 2X2 Double Elimination Tournament, with a guaranteed minimum three matches per team. Prizes will include Cash Awards, Event Medals and Sponsor Gift Vouchers for all the top teams in each Division. As well, every participant will receive a souvenir special tournament tank-top.

The entry fee is Bt1,500 per team and participants can register and pay before February 1, 2018 for a Bt500 discount.

The annual volleyball tournament is able to take place thanks to the wonderful Event Host, The Beach Bar Samui. The relaxed and beautifully situated beach club enjoys a great overall setting and ambiance, while providing a great bar & snacks and tasty beach BBQ along with DJ entertainment during the tournament.

Editor: John Li

Keywords:   Beach Volleyball Tournament