Batumi ready to host another stop of EEVZA Beach Volleybal Tour
Batumi, Georgia, September 11, 2018. As many as 24 teams - 12 per gender - have gathered in the Georgian resort city Batumi as the EEVZA Beach Volleyball Tour stop is set to start on Wednesday with the eventual winners to be determined on Thursday. Three home teams per gender will try to show their best after having just competed at the Georgian National championship.
All the medallists from last week s event in Yerevan will be back in action this week in Batumi - Belarusians Aliaksandr Kavalenka/Pavel Piatrushka, Latvians Mihails Samoilovs/Matiss Gabdulins and Russians Pavel Shutrov/Alexey Gusev will seek to record back-to-back podium finishes. In addition, the women s teams will take to the court as well with the sure favourites being Latvians Anastasija Kravcenoka/Alise Lece. For five pairs this will be the first international experience, including the local teams excited to take centre stage in Batumi - Elizabet Palavandishvili/Nana Tsotsonava, Tinatin Tchautchidze/Ana Batsatsashvili and Daviti Tskhomaria/Mikheil Jajvani.
Batumi has played host to the EEVZA Beach volleyball Tour since 2014, making it an annual tournament players are looking forward to. This year is no exception to the tradition as the venue is experiencing heavy rain the day before the tournament is set to start, but the weather forecast for the upcoming days is promising.
Once the event in Batumi comes to an end, there is only one free day on the EEVZA 2018 Beach Volleyball calendar as on Friday, September 15, teams will gather in Sochi, Russia, for the final event of the season.
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