SCD European Beach Volleyball Finals
“The trumpets of the King sounded a charge, the bagpipes blew up their screaming and maddening notes, and the combatants, starting forward in regular order, and increasing their pace, till they came to a smart run, met together in the centre of the ground, as a furious land torrent encounters an advancing tide” – Sir Walter Scott, The Fair Maid of Perth, 1828.
The words of Sir Walter Scott may refer to the 1396 clan battle of North Inch at Perth, yet they describe accurately the excitement before the battle of the SCD Beach volleyball finals. On the center of the court this time the 48 players from Scotland, Ireland, Wales, Luxembourg, Northern Ireland and San Marino will honor their nations by competing in this noble non-contact sport.
Scottish Volleyball will host this historically momentous SCD Beach Volleyball Finals from 3rd to 5th June alongside the ever-popular Scottish Open Volleyball Tournament, which celebrates its 30th tournament this year.
Possibly no other sport in the Olympics is more closely associated with Rio de Janeiro than beach volleyball and 2016 is proving to be a memorable year for the future of this game.
Scotland welcomes back and invests in the pairings from the legacy of the 2nd round of CEV Beach Volleyball continental cup Portobello in September 2014. The athletes now look more ready to cash the check that their hard work had signed. Meanwhile the progress from other countries competing is also visible. With allocated coaches and good structure they look like anything is possible. So we are really looking forward to seeing the 12 competing teams fighting it out for the Gold Medal in both genders.
The schedule is as follows:
Friday 3rd June – Preliminary Matches (Pool Play)
Saturday 4th June – Preliminary Matches (Pool Play), Evening – Classification Matches
Sunday 5th June – Classification Matches followed by Semi Finals
Women’s Final – 2.30pm
Men’s Final – 3.30pm
The weekend is going to be a fantastic atmosphere and a real celebration of the 30th tournament of the Scottish open volleyball tournament.
Entry is free for all spectators so you are more than welcome to come to North Inch and enjoy the party and support the athletes.