We are back in Halifax for the FIVB Junior World Championships. We have five women's and four men's teams representing Canada including half of last year's women's silver medallist team with Melissa Humana-Paredes back in Halifax. From the FIVB press release:
The world championship event will be held through Sunday (Sept. 2) at the purpose-built beach volleyball complex on the Salter Lot of the Halifax Waterfront. This is the not only the second time in the event’s 12-year history that it is being held in North America, but also the second straight year in Halifax.
Gathered in Halifax for this year’s event are 81 teams (41 men and 40 women) from 34 countries. With 32 teams in each gender qualified into their respective main draws, the additional teams for each gender are reserve teams if needed to complete the respective 32-team fields. This is the first time in event history that a 32-team main draw field is being used for the competition.
The 32 teams will be divided into eight four-team pools for round-robin play of three matches per team. The women will begin with two rounds on Wednesday and one on Thursday, while the men will have two rounds on Thursday and one on Friday.
The top three teams in each pool (24 total) will advance to the single-elimination bracket phase of the tournament. The women will begin their single elimination phase with two rounds on Friday followed by the women’s quarterfinals and semifinals on Saturday. Men will play their first elimination round on Friday, followed by the second round and quarterfinals on Saturday and the semifinals on Sunday morning.
The event is run as Sand Jam Halifax with tickets being sold on the Sand Jam Halifax website. Also on the website, you can download the Sand Jam mobile app to follow along with match results, news and more. Team list below.
Canadian Women in Halifax
Canadian Men in Halifax
Live Streams and results after the jump.
After three days of play at the 2011 FIVB Junior World Beach Volleyball Championships in Halifax, we are down to quarter final action on both the men's and women's side of the tournament. Canada saw five teams make it out of pool play and into the elimination round. Sidgwick-Kazhamiaka won their pool and joined Demyanenko-May and Del Bianco-Chow on the men's side of the tournament to represent Canada in the later rounds of the tournament. On the women's side two teams made it out of pool play as well. Hudson-Sider and Altomare-Humana-Paredes will continue on in the elimination part of the tournament. Unlike a normal FIVB grand slam event, this event is single elimination. Matches, results and brackets and live streams below.
First Round Men's Matches
|Kaszas O.-Kaszas S.||vs.||Demyanenko-May||1-2 (21-18, 16-21, 12-15)|
|Sidgwick-Kazhamiaka||vs.||Glöckner-Stork||2-0 (21-13, 21-15)|
|Del Bianco-Chow||vs.||Haralds-Armands||0-2 (13-21, 18-21)|
More match results, brackets and live streams after the jump.
The 2011 FIVB Beach Volleyball Junior World Championships starts today in Halifax, Nova Scotia and will run until September 4th. Canada was chosen to host this year's event due to Garret May and Sam Schachter winning the gold medal last year in Turkey. Garret is back this year with a new partner, Danny Demyanenko. On the women's side of the tournament, recent bronze medalists at the 2011 Canadian National Beach Volleyball Championship Melissa Humana-Paredes and Victoria Altomare are also in Halifax with a direct main draw entry. Due to Canada hosting as well as previous finishes, every Canadian team on the men's and women's side of the tournament will begin in the main draw. Main Draw action starts on September 1st. Check out the links below for live streaming video information.
Canadian Women's Teams
Canadian Men's Teams
Live Streams after the jump.