Historic Beach Volleyball World Championship in Tlaxcala starts Friday

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic, October 3, 2023.- The pool phase of the 2023 FIVB Beach Volleyball World Champions is fully set to start with 96 teams representing 40 different countries to compete in Mexico from October 6-15.

Marking the return of the event to Latin America for the first in two decades, the 14th edition of the World Championship will be played across four venues in the cities of Tlaxcala, Huamantla and Apizaco and will include as many as 216 matches – half in each gender.

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The men’s and women’s winners will each earn a spot at the Paris 2024 Olympics for their countries as well as a share of the $ 1 million prize money.

During the first phase of the tournament, teams in each of the 12 pools will play in a round-robin format. The top two teams in each pool and the best four teams that rank third in their respective pools will move directly to the Round of 32.

The remaining eight third-placed tandems will play a four-match lucky loser round to fill the last four spots in the elimination rounds. From the Round of 32 forward, the tournament continues on a single elimination format, with the Round of 16, quarterfinals, semifinals and medal matches.

These are the teams representing NORCECA:


Miles Partrain/Andrew Benesh (3) USA, Miguel Sarabia/Juan Virgen (12) USA, Chaim Schalk/Tri Bourne (19) USA, Trevor Crabb/Theodore Brunner (21) USA, Jorge Luis Alayo/Noslen Diaz (33) CUB, Samuel Schachter/Daniel Dearing (36) CAN, Ricardo Galindo/Isaias Oziel Aguirre (40) MEX, Jorge Barajas/Gabriel Cruz (41) MEX, Andy Alexis Blanco/Luis Garcia (42) GUA, Ruben Mora/Dany Lopez (44) NCA.


Kristen Noth/Taryn Kloth (2) USA, Sara Hughes/Kelly Cheng (3) USA, Melissa Humana-Paredes/Brandie Wilkerson (4) CAN, Atenas Gutierrez/Abril Castro (12) MEX, Julia Scoles/Betsi Flint (15) USA, Terese Cannon/Megan Kraft (16) USA, Sarah Pavan/Molly McBain (32) CAN, Alexandra Klineman/Hailey Harward (38) USA, Kianny Araya Quesada/Angel Williams (39) CRC, Susan Torres/Ivanna Rivera (40) MEX, Allanis Navas/Maria Gonzalez (41) PUR, Bethania Almanzar/Julibeth Payano (44) DOM, Esperanza Albarran/Yeray Vidaurrazaga (46) MEX.

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