Beach volleyball at the 2022 Commonwealth Games

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Beach volleyball
at the 2022 Commonwealth Games
2022 Commonwealth Games Beach Volleyball.svg
VenueSmithfield
Dates30 July – 7 August 2022
Competitors48 from 18 nations
← 2018
TBD →

Beach volleyball is among the sports contested at the 2022 Commonwealth Games, to be held in Birmingham, England. This will be the second staging of beach volleyball at the Commonwealth Games since its debut four years prior, and therefore the first staging within England specifically.

Both tournaments are scheduled to take place between 30 July and 7 August 2022.[1][2]

Schedule

The competition schedule is as follows:[1][2]

G Group stage ¼ Quarter-finals ½ Semi-finals B Bronze medal match F Gold medal match
Date
Event
Sat 30 Sun 31 Mon 1 Tue 2 Wed 3 Thu 4 Fri 5 Sat 6 Sun 7
Session → A E A E A E A E A E A E M A E A E A E
Men G G G G G G ¼ ½ B F
Women G G G G G G ¼ ½ B F

Full match schedules were released on 1 July 2022.[3][4][5]

Venue

The competitions will be held in a temporary Games-time venue at the brownfield site in Smithfield,[6] named after the market that once stood in its place.

The venue will also play host to 3x3 basketball, 3x3 wheelchair basketball, and the start of the marathon;[7] after the Games, it will be dismantled and the site subject to a redevelopment scheme.[8]

Medal summary

Medal table

  *   Host nation (England)

RankCGAGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1 Australia1102
 Canada1102
3 England*0011
 Vanuatu0011
Totals (4 CGAs)2226

Medallists

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Men
details
 Australia
Paul Burnett
Chris McHugh
 Canada
Daniel Dearing
Sam Schachter
 England
Javier Bello
Joaquin Bello
Women
details
 Canada
Melissa Humana-Paredes
Sarah Pavan
 Australia
Mariafe Artacho del Solar
Taliqua Clancy
 Vanuatu
Miller Pata
Sherysyn Toko

Qualification

Twelve nations qualify for each tournament at the 2022 Commonwealth Games:[9][10]

  • The host nation.
  • The top five Commonwealth nations in the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Rankings between 16 April 2018 and 31 March 2022, excluding the host nation.
  • The highest-placed nation not yet qualified from each of the five regional qualifiers (four of six FIVB regions, plus the Oceania CGF region).
  • One nation not already qualified receives a CGF/FIVB Bipartite Invitation.

Summary

CGA Men Women Athletes
 Australia Yes Yes 4
 Canada Yes Yes 4
 Cyprus Yes Yes 4
 England Yes Yes 4
 Ghana Yes 2
 Kenya Yes 2
 Maldives Yes 2
 New Zealand Yes Yes 4
 Rwanda Yes 2
 Saint Kitts and Nevis Yes 2
 Scotland Yes 2
 Solomon Islands Yes 2
 South Africa Yes 2
 Sri Lanka Yes Yes 4
 The Gambia Yes 2
 Trinidad and Tobago Yes 2
 Tuvalu Yes 2
 Vanuatu Yes 2
TOTAL: 18 CGAs 12 12 48

Men

Means of qualification Date Location Quotas Qualified
Host Nation 1  England
FIVB Beach Volleyball World Rankings 16 April 2018 – 31 March 2022 5  Canada
 Australia
 New Zealand
 The Gambia
 Rwanda
Oceania Ranking[a] 1  Tuvalu
Americas / Caribbean Ranking[a] 1  Saint Kitts and Nevis
European Qualifier 24–26 September 2021 Scotland Edinburgh 1  Cyprus
Asian Qualifier 18–19 March 2022 Sri Lanka Negombo 1  Sri Lanka
African Qualifier 25–28 March 2022 Ghana Accra 1  South Africa
Bipartite Invitation 21 April 2022 1  Maldives
TOTAL 12

Women

Means of qualification Date Location Quotas Qualified
Host Nation 1  England
FIVB Beach Volleyball World Rankings 16 April 2018 – 31 March 2022 5  Canada
 Australia
 Vanuatu
 New Zealand
 Cyprus
Oceania Ranking[b] 1  Solomon Islands
Americas / Caribbean Ranking[b] 1  Trinidad and Tobago
European Qualifier 24–26 September 2021 Scotland Edinburgh 1  Scotland
Asian Qualifier 18–19 March 2022 Sri Lanka Negombo 1  Sri Lanka
African Qualifier 25–28 March 2022 Ghana Accra 1  Ghana
Bipartite Invitation 21 April 2022 1  Kenya
TOTAL 12
Scheduling issues
  1. ^ a b The men's continental qualifiers for the Americas / Caribbean and Oceania were abandoned due to the COVID-19 pandemic, so the associated quota places were awarded to the highest-ranked nations from those regions.
  2. ^ a b The women's continental qualifiers for the Americas / Caribbean and Oceania were abandoned due to the COVID-19 pandemic, so the associated quota places were awarded to the highest-ranked nations from those regions.

References

  1. ^ a b "Competition Schedule". BOCCG. Archived from the original on 2 March 2022. Retrieved 31 March 2022.
  2. ^ a b Competition Schedule | Beach Volleyball (PDF). BOCCG. p. 15. Archived (PDF) from the original on 2 March 2022. Retrieved 31 March 2022.
  3. ^ "Beach Volleyball | Men's Match Schedule" (PDF). BOCCG. 1 July 2022. Archived (PDF) from the original on 1 July 2022. Retrieved 3 July 2022.
  4. ^ "Beach Volleyball | Women's Match Schedule" (PDF). BOCCG. 1 July 2022. Archived (PDF) from the original on 1 July 2022. Retrieved 3 July 2022.
  5. ^ Lloyd, Owen (2 July 2022). "Bello brothers to open England beach volleyball campaign at Birmingham 2022 against Tuvalu". Inside the Games. Dunsar Media. Archived from the original on 3 July 2022. Retrieved 3 July 2022.
  6. ^ Robinson, Jon (28 July 2020). "NEW COMMONWEALTH GAMES VENUE REVEALED". Insider Media Ltd. Newsco Insider Ltd. Archived from the original on 4 December 2021. Retrieved 3 January 2022.
  7. ^ "Venues | SMITHFIELD". BOCCG. Archived from the original on 4 December 2021. Retrieved 3 January 2022.
  8. ^ "JV contract finalised for £1.9bn Smithfield Birmingham scheme". pbctoday. Adjacent Digital Politics Ltd. 29 June 2021. Archived from the original on 4 December 2021. Retrieved 3 January 2022.
  9. ^ "Athlete Allocation System | Beach Volleyball" (PDF). Commonwealth Sport / FIVB. 1 July 2021. Archived (PDF) from the original on 14 April 2022. Retrieved 24 April 2022.
  10. ^ "Beach Volleyball Line-Up Confirmed For Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games". FIVB. 26 April 2022. Archived from the original on 26 April 2022. Retrieved 26 April 2022.

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