NORCECA confirms new qualification dates for beach world championship


SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic, May 6, 2020 – The one-year postponement of the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Championship for June 2022 will have an impact in the NORCECA Confederation and its qualification system and points granted.


Cristobal Marte Hoffiz, president of NORCECA informed that the re-schedule of the FIVB World Championship necessarily affect the confederation’s date limit to accumulate points.


In recent days, the International Volleyball Federation (FIVB) announced the change following the postponement of the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games for one year due to the pandemic coronavirus COVID-19. The beach volleyball world championship, originally programmed for June 2021, will be maintained in Rome, Italy.


Marte Hoffiz explained that the NORCECA rankings to be considered will be that up to December 31, 2021.


In the competition format of the World Championship, NORCECA has six vacancies in the “Main Draw” and four other teams have the option of playing in the qualifying phase.


FIVB President, Dr. Ary S. Graça F recently expressed:

 “We believe that rescheduling the 2021 FIVB Beach Volleyball World Championships was the best solution in light of the postponement of the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020. We are also delighted that this event will remain in Italy, a nation with a proud sporting history.”


Any other information concerning the qualification process, NORCECA would inform through its beach volleyball department.