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FIVB Beach Volleyball Swatch World Tour in Phuket

September 1, 2011

The 6th Phuket Thailand Open powered by PTT – The Thailand resort city of Phuket will host its sixth FIVB Beach Volleyball Swatch World Tour event from November 1-6 as the 2011 international beach volleyball calendar concludes on Karon Beach in a women’s-only event.

The 23rd edition of the FIVB Beach Volleyball Swatch World Tour, which also heralds the start of the World Tour Olympic qualifying process for 16 vacancies per gender which runs from January 1, 2011 until June 17, 2012, features six Grand Slams for the third year in a row offering $600,000 prize money in Norway, Switzerland, Russia, Poland, Austria and a new Grand Slam in Beijing, China.

Quebec in Canada will feature on the calendar for the first time with a double gender Open event while Marseille, France and Seoul, Korea are the only casualties from 2010. Events in the Middle East (Qatar, Doha) and Asia (Guangzhou, China) are still being negotiated for inclusion in the calendar while the Kristiansand Open event is still in the process of renewal.

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