The International Volleyball Federation (FIVB) has announced its return to Puerto Vallarta from October 6 – 11.
FIVB will hold 5 tournaments in five cities throughout Mexico, with Puerto Vallarta hosting the Beach Volleyball Tournament.
The first stop in Mexico is Puerto Vallarta’s neighboring state of Nayarit in Tepic where Mexico’s Men’s team will face-off with China, Slovakia and Greece from June 12 to 14 in the 2015 World League Tournament.
The women’s team will face Colombia, Kenya and Peru in Córdoba, Veracruz from June 26 to 28 in the Grand Prix Tournament.
Men’s World Championship will take place from September 11 to 20 in Tijuana and Mexicali.
World Tour 2015 FIVB Open will come to Puerto Vallarta for the Beach Volleyball Tournament from October 6 to 11.
Acapulco had FIVB World Tour events in 1999, 2005 and 2006 and Rosarito Beach hosted a FIVB World Tour stop in 2000 in beach volleyball. Last year, FIVB visited Puerto Vallarta for the first time in its history and making comeback in 2015.
The 2015 FIVB World Ranking system will include FIVB Beach Volleyball Grand Slam and Open events along with additional pre-approved events at the inter-continental, continental and national levels.
Implemented in 2013, the format of all the FIVB Beach Volleyball international tournaments – whether FIVB Beach Volleyball World Championships, FIVB Beach Volleyball Grand Slam or FIVB Beach Volleyball Open – are the same, featuring pool play followed by single elimination knockout rounds.