World Tour leaps forward with launch of new five-star structure at Kish Island

Kish Island, Iran, February 14, 2017 – The FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour’s new five-star structure will make a historical debut when the men’s only Kish Island 3-Star 2017 opens on Wednesday, February 15.

Kish Island hosted its first World Tour event in 2016 with 48 participating teams from 21 countries, where Qatar, Russia and Poland emerged as the top podium finishers.

The event this year will be tougher with a single elimination format in the qualification round. Eight teams from the qualification round will complete the main draw’s 32-team roster that will vie for the very first Kish Island 3-Star medals.

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Players set foot on Kish Island sand for training 

The modern and streamlined competition broadens the chances of up-and-coming athletes to excel in the game. The Kish Island 3-Star event puts this philosophy into action as the new faces get to play in a bigger field along with World Tour winners and Olympians.

FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour Kish Island 3STAR 2017
Teams train hard at night for the Kish Island 3-Star 2017

The action starts at 10.00 local time, when all eyes will be on the main court for the historic first serve of the first five-star structure event.


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