Kiwis win Men’s Elite Australian Championships at Volleyslam 2022

New Zealand’s number one men’s team Sam O’dea and Bradley Fuller have won gold at the 2022 Australian Beach Volleyball Championships on the Gold Coast. Coming in as an unseeded international team, O’dea and Fuller had to play eight games of volleyball over three days, starting in Friday’s Qualification Tournament, to earn their spot in the gold medal final against…

Laird and Bell win Australian Championships on the Gold Coast

Number one seeds Nikki Laird and Phoebe Bell have been crowned the Women’s Elite 2022 Australian Beach Volleyball Champions on Coolangatta Beach. The local favourites came up against the unpredictable Philippines duo of Cherry Ann Rondina and Bernadeth Pons who have been nearly unstoppable in their journey to the gold medal match, only losing one pool game of seven games…

Familiar faces to mix with new in Australian Championship Finals

The Finals day of the 2022 Australian Beach Volleyball Championships is set to deliver something unexpected with several new faces making their Australian Beach Volleyball Tour (ABVT) finals debut on Sunday 27 March. The quarterfinals on the Gold Coast saw the familiar two top seeded teams advance through to the semifinals, however there will be several new faces fighting for…

National titles up for grabs on Coolangatta Beach as Australian Championships start on Friday

The Gold Coast is ready to host the 2022 Australian Championships (formally the Australian Beach Volleyball Tour Finals), with the best athletes in the country squaring off on iconic Coolangatta Beach from 25-27 March. The National Championships kickstart the 2022 Gold Coast VolleySlam Festival, as the Australian Youth Beach Volleyball Championships (28-31 March), the Volleyball World Beach Pro Tour Futures…

ABVT Finals Repeat Crowns New Women’s Champion on Mollymook Beach

The Women’s Elite Division gold medal match at the Mollymook Australian Beach Volleyball Tour (ABVT) was a repeat of the Cobram final two weeks earlier, going down to the wire in three sets. But unlike Cobram, it was #3 seeds Caitlin Bettenay and Alisha Stevens who won the title on the NSW South Coast, defeating top seeds Phoebe Bell and…

Nicolaidis and Carracher win first ABVT title

In hot and windy conditions on Mollymook beach, third seeds Mark Nicolaidis and Izac Carracher have upset the Tour Leaders Chris McHugh and Paul Burnett to win gold at the inaugural Mollymook Australian Beach Volleyball Tour. it was a replay of the Cobram ABVT final two weeks ago, which the 2021 Asian Champions McHugh and Burnett won in straight sets….

Hodges and Guehrer looking for “revenge” in Sunday’s Mollymook ABVT Finals

Australia’s best beach volleyball athletes have descended on the NSW South Coast for the inaugural Mollymook Australian Beach Volleyball Tour. The second leg on the four-stop National Tour has brought 85 teams (45 men’s and 40 women’s)  to the Shoalhaven, and while the temperature has been cooler than the sweltering days at Cobram ABVT earlier in the month, the competition…

Australian Beach Volleyball Tour Arrives in Mollymook this Weekend

The Australian Beach Volleyball Tour (ABVT) will make its way to the Shoalhaven on the NSW South Coast this week for the inaugural Mollymook Open (18-20 February). The 2022 ABVT is set to deliver another action packed weekend of beach volleyball, continuing on from a great opening leg at the Cobram-Barooga Classic earlier this month.  Tokyo Olympian Chris McHugh and…

Double gold for Fejes on Thompsons Beach wraps up Cobram-Barooga Classic

The Cobram-Barooga Classic has wrapped up on Thompsons Beach with Wednesday’s finals of the Australian Junior Beach Volleyball Tour (AJBVT). After winning gold with her partner Phoebe Bell in the Women’s Elite division of the Australian Beach Volleyball Tour (ABVT) on Sunday, Stefanie Fejes has won gold again in the Women’s U21 division, this time joining forces with Kayla Mears…

McHugh and Burnett win Cobram ABVT Gold

Tokyo Olympian and Commonwealth Games gold medalist Chris McHugh and new partner Paul Burnett have won the first 2022 Australian Beach Volleyball Tour (ABVT) event, winning gold in straight sets at the Cobram Barooga Classic. McHugh recently teamed up with Burnett after his Tokyo Olympic partner Damien Schumann retired, however it’s been an instant connection, with the pair winning their…