The Beach Pro Tour season finals for 2022 will be held in Doha from January 26 to 29, 2023. The trip will take place at Aspire Park’s sports facility. The event is being planned by the International Volleyball Federation in collaboration with the Qatar Volleyball Association (QVA) and Aspire Zone, which will host the tournament for three years beginning in January 2023.
Ahmed Tijan and Cherif Younousse, two local favorites in the men’s tournament, are the top seeds. The Qatari team will compete fiercely against teams that have won Beach Pro Tour tournaments in 2022, including the defending Olympic and World champions from Norway, Anders Mol, and Christian Sorum, in what promises to be delectable entertainment for beach volleyball fans. The Gstaad Elite16 champions
Marco and Esteban Grimalt of Chile and the recently reunited Italian team Adrian Carambula and Alex Ranghieri received wildcard invitations.
Eduarda “Duda” Santos Lisboa and Ana Patricia Silva Ramos, two Brazilian World champions who won five Elite16 medals in 2022, including gold in Gstaad and Uberlandia, are the leaders of the women’s competition. Compatriots Barbara Seixas and Carolina Solberg, who are probably one of the most reliable teams on the 2022 tour, and Katja Stam and Raisa Schoon from the Netherlands, who won two Elite16 championships throughout the season, will be the duo’s rivals. Newly created couples were given the two women’s wildcards. In Doha, the 2019 World Champion Sarah Pavan and the Canadian Sophie Bukovec, who finished second in the 2021 World Championship, will make their Beach Pro Tour debuts. Kelly Cheng and Sara Hughes of the United States, who reconnected late in the season and won back-to-back competitions in Torquay, are the second wildcards.
Qatar Volleyball Association
The Qatari Sports Federation created a committee in the early 1960s, led by the late Sheikh Suhaim Bin Hamad Al Thani. However, it barely lasted a few months. The Sports Federation was re-established in 1961 under the leadership of the late Sheikh Jassim Bin Hamad Al Thani, who was the Minister of Education at the time. The Federation was in charge of creating the rules and regulations that govern the athletic and cultural clubs, as well as the permits that allow them to operate. As a result, the Qatari Volleyball Association was established in 1962 to supervise the game.
This event is being hosted by Aspire Zone as part of their close partnership with the QVA in the planning of several international competitions. After the 2022 season winners are announced, the focus will go to the start of the Beach Pro Tour 2023 season, which begins only days after the Finals in Doha with a tantalizing Elite16 tournament featuring the greatest partnerships in the world.
Aspire, an innovative multi-purpose zone provides cutting-edge sports arenas and amenities. Aspire Zone, located minutes from central Doha, is distinguished by The Torch Doha, a 300m tall hotel with panoramic views of the city. It is a small destination for sports fans, with world-class sports arenas, a training school, a sports medical facility, a turf research center, as well as five-star accommodations, restaurants, and entertainment. With walking/running trails, children’s play areas, a big lake, and Perceval, a public artwork by Sarah Lucas, Aspire Park’s wide natural spaces give an escape from the urban. Cafés and dining establishments abound in the region, while Villaggio Mall and Hyatt Plaza Mall offer further entertainment, dining, and shopping options.