Rikus Grobler | Jun 20, 2017 | 0
Timeout serves some beach volley this weekend
The Timeout Beach Volleyball Series 2016 event, the Tropizone Aqua Kalahari Open, will be hosted for the second time at Tivoli Southern Sky Guest Farm, this weekend.
The tourney will see the top Namibian beach volleyball athletes taking part, including the winners of the first Timeout Series event in April; Mixed Experienced Champions Carmen Curschmann and Jan-Eric Sack and Mixed Social winners Bentje and Freidja Mehnert.
The categories for this leg will include: 2-a-side Men’s, Ladies, Youth Boys (Under 18), Youth Girls (Under 18) and Social Adults.
Sponsorship for the event will see Interpack Consumable Manufacturers coming back as a loyal sponsor and supporter of beach volleyball. In total, Interpack will sponsor 3 of the 5 Timeout Beach Volleyball Series 2016 events.
“We are humbled by their support and are looking forward to working with them again this year. Tropizone Aqua has kindly sponsored N$6,000 cash prize money,” the organisers said.
In 2015, Kalahari dune sand had been special transported in to make three unique beach volleyball courts especially for this event.
“It has taken the Schreiber family (Reinhold, Kirsten, Dennis & Damian) 3 months to prepare for this event, with tons of sand being transported from the nearby Kalahari dune,” said James Verrinder, Tournament Director.
“This location was specially picked to complement the beach volleyball image; sun, sand and the great outdoors, which Namibia has to offer in spades,” Verrinder added.
The other Timeout Beach Volleyball Series 2016 dates are as follows:
1. Tropizone Aqua Kalahari Open – 21 and 22 May – Tivoli Southern Sky Guest Farm
2. Word Press Namibia Winter Classic – 25 June – DTS Beach Arena, Windhoek
3. Interpack King & Queen – 17 September – DTS Beach Arena, Windhoek
4. Fabupharm Swakop Masters – 22 and 23 September – Mole Beach, Swakopmund.