Photos Of The Italian Volleyball Federation
Seven stages, the new location for the final two passes up for grabs for the last act of the World Tour. Here are the main features of the Absolute Italian Championship of Beach Volleyball 2019, presented today in Rome: the edition number 26 of the event, which over the last three years has been re-launched with a prize fund more consistent and a higher media profile.
The circuit of the national male and female organized by Fipav will start from Milan on the weekend of June 14-16, and then continue with the stages of Cesenatico (28-30 June), Cagliari (5-7 July), Cirò Marina (19-21 July) and Palinuro (August 2-4). The Final Championship, after five years, will move from Catania to Caorle (23-25 August), while the town of etna will host the Cup, Italy from 30 August to 1 September.
The prize money is unchanged from last season: 7,500 € for the winning couples of each stage, 10,000 euros for the Coppa Italia and 15.000 for the scudetto. Champions are Marta Menegatti and Viktoria Orsi Toth in the women’s sector, Enrico Rossi and Marco Caminati in the male.
The great novelty of this edition is the allocation of two Wild Cards (one male and one female) for participation at the Fivb Rome Finals, on the last leg of the World Tour, from 4 to 8 September. The Wild Card will be awarded to the pairs who score the highest in the first five stages of the Italian Championship, until Palinuro included.
Next to the Absolute Championship will be held also this year the circuit Under-21 (12 stages, from June 8 to August 22) and Under 19 (11 stages, from 10 June to 20 August); for both, the final act will be held in Caorle, in the days prior to the Final Shield. The novelty of 2019 instead of the Italian Championship for Society, in Bibione, the 1st and 2nd of June.
The presentation ceremony was also the occasion to officially announce the partnership with the trade mark Spalding, the new technical sponsor and official supplier of the national Beach Volleyball and the Italian Championship.
Amongst the participants, also the undersecretary to the Presidency of the Council of Ministers Giancarlo Giorgetti. There are also all the pairs of national and their technicians: Matteo Varnier, Terence Feroleto, Gianluca Casadei and Fabrizio Magi. “The thing that makes me most happy – he said Feroleto – now is that the Italian Championship has become an event to which they aspire the young people who come to this sport: a signal that the whole movement is on the right track“.
Single detail left out from the release of the federal is the television coverage of the event, which last year was broadcast live on Eurosport: there will be news about this?
(source: press Release)