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Date 23 - 28 Oct 2012
Beach Volleyball Olympic stars head to Bangsaen.
Thailand will host the last stop on 2012 FIVB Beach Volleyball Swatch World Tour. The tournament is called the Bangsaen Thailand Open powered by PTT and will be held at Laemtean, Bangsaen from 23 – 28 October. Thai fans will be able see over 60 teams in action including the cream of the women’s beach volleyball teams who competed in the Olympic Games in London. Admission is free and for the first time on the World Tour in Thailand, feature matches will be played in the evening under lights.
This year’s season finale has drawn the best women’s beach volleyball teams from around the world to Bangsaen; including current World Champions and Olympic bronze medalists, Julian and Larissa from Brazil. They will be battling it out for the year-end No 1 ranking with China’s Xue and Zhang Xi, who finished fourth in the Olympics and are the reigning champions of the Thailand leg of the World Tour. Olympic silver medalists Kessy and Ross from the USA who are currently occupying the No 5 spot in the world rankings have also entered along with Olympic quarter-finalists; Cicolari and Menegatti from Italy, the Schwaiger sisters from Austria, Holtwick and Semmler from Germany and Kolocova and Slukova from the Czech Republic.
The Bangsaen Thailand Open powered by PTT is played over 6 days of competition from 23- 28 October 2012. Matches start from 09.00 daily, with evening feature matches being played from 24 – 26 October.