Is this a revolution in Hand Setting rules?

If the new rules laid out by the FIVB are interpreted by referees the way I read it, then anyone who learned to set a volleyball longer than two weeks ago is going to need to change their technique. Here is the opening paragraph of the new definition: “During the action of players setting overhand…

The new FIVB Olympic qualification System

The FIVB has made some major changes to the way the olympic qualification system will work leading up to the 2012 olympics in London. A total of 24 teams will compete in each of the Olympic beach volleyball competitions. 16 will come from the FIVB world tour rankings 5 will come from the winners of…

VIC beach volleyball open 2011

Here are the results from the Victorian beach volleyball open for 2011. The mens division had an international flavour with our local foreigners Bo Soderberg & Kirk Pitman teaming up to defend their beach against the French brothers, Kevin Ces & Andy Ces and the german world Champions Jonas Reckermann & Julius Brink. Unfortunately the…

QLD Open Beach Volleyball 2011

Some interesting controversies were reported from the QLD open, with light effecting play on the Saturday evening. Some games were stopped and had to be replayed the following morning. The most notable was the clash between Hinchley/Rohkamper and Palmer/Bawden. We are told that Hinchley/Rohkamper had 5 match points when the tournament director insisted that the…

SA Open Beach Volleyball 2011

I am finally getting around to catching up on this seasons tour. Once again, we don’t have any consistant organisation sothere is no central location to find all the results. (Not that I know of anyway). So here it is, starting with the Womens South Australian Open for Beach Volleyball 2011 Place Team Rating Points…