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Beach Volleyball King and Queen in search of crown this weekend

Beach Volleyball King and Queen in search of crown this weekend

The King and Queen of the Beach concept of the fifth Timeout Beach Series 2017 will see the best individual beach volleyball athletes battle it out on Saturday at the DTS Beach Arena.

The tournament will see athletes feature in the three 2-a-side categories; Men’s, Ladies and Legends.

Series and Tournament Director James Verrinder said, the competition will see the top local beach volleyball athletes taking part, including Steff Palmhert, Rosi Hennes, Daniel Pfeifer, Michi Böhringer, and Fabian Pfeifer (all Namibian National Team Athletes).

We also have some Legendary volleyball athletes, from years gone by, participating in the Legends category. They will be dusting of their skill and battling to take the prestigious title of Legends King of the Beach,” he added.

According to him the tournament, is a skill in itself and needs to be mastered to be able to succeed. “The athletes in their own categories are divided into groups of 4 athletes and will play one set matches with each of the other 3 athletes in their group (3 different partners),” he added.

The organisers said the tournament will be made possible by the support from Red Bull Namibia and Interpack, who are supporting their third Timeout Beach Series 2017 event this year.

We are humbled and very thankful by their support of beach volleyball in Namibia,” Verrinder added.

The Timeout Beach Series has a total of seven events in 2017 and athletes collect points throughout the series to give an overall standing for the Men’s, Ladies and Youth categories.

Meanwhile Verrinder said accounting for the fact that some athletes are not able to attend all seven events, the five best results from each athlete will give the final overall standings.

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