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2012 Oceania Beach Volleyball Championships to take place in Papete, Tahiti

posted Nov 28, 2012, 6:13 PM by Laurie Peterka
Reprinted from FIVB Website
Papete, Tahiti, November 27, 2012 – In what promises to be an exciting seven days of beach volleyball in Tahiti, the 2012 Oceania Beach Volleyball Championships will take place in Papete, Tahiti, from November 29 to December 5, 2012.

Beach Volleyball has strong support as participating countries line up to compete in both the Under-17 and Open Age Tournaments.

The men’s and women’s home teams are definitely keen to please their vocal local supporters, especially in the Open Age Beach Volleyball tournament. But the barwill be placed high in the women’s competition with the participation of the Vanuatu ladies fresh from their silver medal success in the AVC Beach Volleyball Championships in Haikou, China. 

On the men’s side, all eyes will be on the Australian and Fijian teams who have proved to be formidable opponents in previous competitions. The Under 17 tournament will also be keenly contested with both Australia and New Zealand sending strong teams to test the best of the Pacific.

Linline Maauatu and Miller Elwin from Vanuatu will take part in the 
Oceania Beach Volleyball Championships in Tahiti

NMIVA Note: Due to extremely high travel costs, the NMI, Guam and several other countries were unable to commit to participating in this year's event. We wish all the participants able to attend a very successful tournament!