Poland and Estonia off to strong start in Vilnius, Lithuania through to Round 4

Saturday 2nd of May 2015
Poland and Estonia off to strong start in Vilnius, Lithuania through to Round 4

Vilnius, Lithuania, May 2, 2015. The 3rd Round tournament – Pool F of the 2014-2016 CEV Beach Volleyball Continental Cup got started on Saturday morning in Vilnius with Poland and Estonia cruising past hosts Lithuania and Serbia, respectively, to claim a spot in the ‘big final’ whose eventual winners will win a ticket to the Continental Cup finals scheduled for next year. The home heroes of Lithuania got back on track later in the afternoon edging Serbia at the ‘golden match’ to secure their qualification to Round 4 coming up later this summer.  

Resovia cap fabulous season with seventh national league title

Friday 1st of May 2015
Resovia cap fabulous season with seventh national league title

Rzeszow, Poland, May 1, 2015. The silver medallists from this year’s CEV DenizBank Volleyball Champions League, Poland’s Asseco Resovia RZESZOW, capped a terrific season by claiming their seventh title in the country’s national league, and the first since they had topped the charts at the end of the 2012/2013 season. Resovia came back from behind but eventually scored a 3:1 win over Lotos Trefl GDANSK (19-25, 25-19, 27-25, 25-18) in the third round of the Championship series. 

Lithuanian teams set sight on Continental Cup 4th Round

Friday 1st of May 2015
Lithuanian teams set sight on Continental Cup 4th Round

Vilnius, Lithuania, May 1, 2015. The Credit24 Arena, a facility which has already played host to a number of international Beach Volleyball tournaments and that is situated right at the heart of Lithuania’s capital, Vilnius, will welcome back the 2014-2016 CEV Beach Volleyball Continental Cup for one of eight 3rd Round tournaments. This same venue had already hosted one of the 1st Round events last year where the home heroines of Lithuania topped the charts thereby making it straight to Round 3. This time the matches on schedule for Pool F will start on Saturday, May 2 and continue through to Sunday with the eventual winners moving on straight to the finals next year whilst the second and third-placed teams will continue their journey via the 4th Round coming up later this summer. 

Dinamo KAZAN celebrate fifth straight crown in Russian Superleague

Friday 1st of May 2015
Dinamo KAZAN celebrate fifth straight crown in Russian Superleague

Moscow, Russia, May 1, 2015. Dinamo KAZAN redeemed a fairly disappointing European season – the 2014 gold medallists were eliminated in the Playoffs 12 of this year’s CEV DenizBank Volleyball Champions League – by taking their fifth consecutive title in the Russian Superleague. Dinamo KAZAN edged their arch-rivals of Dinamo MOSCOW by three victories to none in the Championship series with their third and deciding win coming after a much disputed match that ended at the tie-break (26-28, 25-16, 25-19, 20-25, 15-6). As for Dinamo MOSCOW, the team from Russia’s capital had to be content with the sixth silver medal in their club history. 

Russia book spot in Continental Cup finals, Ukraine on to 4th round

Thursday 30th of April 2015
Russia book spot in Continental Cup finals, Ukraine  on to 4th round

Baden, Austria, April 30, 2015. Russia’s women completed their perfect run at the 3rd Round – Pool B tournament at Strandbad in Baden to claim a spot in the final stage of the 2014-2016 CEV Beach Volleyball Continental Cup which is scheduled for next year. The Russian pairs did so by edging past their Ukrainian opponents without dropping a set. Meanwhile, on court 2 Scotland celebrated a historic achievement since by besting Bulgaria at the ‘golden match’ they secured their participation in the 4th Round of the competition coming up later this summer.