The stage is set in Edinburgh for the best teams in Scotland to battle it out at the Scottish Beach Volleyball Tour Championship Finals. Matches start at 10am and spectating is free.
The home of Edinburgh Beach Volleyball Club, Portobello Beach, is the place to be today for the finale of the Scottish Beach Volleyball Tour season.
After 8 qualifying events visiting beaches across Scotland including Ayr, Troon, St Andrews, Dundee and Edinburgh the best 8 teams in Scotland will today take to the sand to battle it out for the Scottish Tour Championship title in a line-up including Scottish Internationalists, Commonwealth Games athletes and Scottish Olympians.
Beach volleyball made its debut in the Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast in 2018 and has since been confirmed to return for the 2022 Games in Birmingham. A real spectator-friendly sport for a flavour of what to expect take a look at this video of a previous CEV international tournament held at Portobello.
Refreshments, food and music will accompany the beach volleyball making it a great day out for all the family.
Matches take place 10am-5pm.
Admission is free to all spectators.
About the Scottish Beach Volleyball Tour Championship. The Tour takes place across the summer months with a total of 8 qualifying events visiting beaches across Scotland including Ayr, Troon, St Andrews, Dundee and Edinburgh.
To qualify for the finals, competitors have to have played in a minimum of 4 tour events. Players are awarded valuable tour ranking points based on their finishing position in qualifying events. These ranking points are accumulated and the teams championship seeding is determined.
A player may partner someone who they may not have played with through the season in order to give them a better seed and possibly a better chance of being crowned championship team and take a chunk of the £700 cash prize pot.
The top 8 qualifying pairs take part in the Scottish Beach Volleyball Tour Championship Final held at Portobello Beach, Edinbugh in a one-day event which in 2019 is on Saturday 7 September. The line-up typically includes Scottish Internationalists, Commonwealth Games athletes and Scottish Olympians. The winners are crowned Scottish Bach Volleyball Tour Championship Team for that year.