Nestea European Championship Tour

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Nestea European Championship Tour
Full name Beach Volleyball Nestea European Championship Tour
Region Europe
Date span April 17–20 to September 19–21 (2008)
Tournaments (Men & Women)
Type Beach volleyball
Events Director
History
First tour 2003
Number of tours 6 (29 tournaments)
Women (team),
most wins
Greece ArvanityKaradassiou
(7 wins) 2005–2008
Men (team),
most wins
Germany BrinkDieckmann
(5 wins) 2006–2007
Women, most wins Greece Vassiliki Arvaniti
(8 wins) 2004–2008
Men, most wins Germany Christoph Dieckmann
(7 wins) 2004–2007
Infobox last updated on: September 5, 2008

The Nestea European Championship Tour (or the European Beach Volleyball Tour) is a European beach volleyball tour organised by the European Volleyball Confederation (CEV). It is the highest ranked European series of beach volleyball tournaments.[1]

The tour was previously known as the European Championship Tour, before the CEV 2003 signed a sponsorship deal with Nestea in 2003.[2]

Categories[edit]

The European Tour consists of Satellite and Masters events, culminating with the European Beach Volleyball Championships.[3] From the 2018 season onwards, the Satellite and Masters events have been merged into the FIVB World Tour, but are still organised by the CEV.[4]

Challenger and Satellite[edit]

The Challenger and Satellite events are a series of grassroots tournaments that serve as a developmental circuit for the FIVB World Tour.[5][6] These tournaments award less prize money (€4,000–15,000) and FIVB ranking points than Masters events.[7] The Challenger and Satellite circuit was previously organised by the FIVB, who handed over the organising of these events to the continental volleyball confederations in 2009.[8]

Masters[edit]

In the 2017 season, Masters events awarded €25,000 in prize money per gender with a 12–16 team main draw.[9]

Medal table by country[edit]

Medal table as of September 3, 2008. This includes the results of every tournament, since the tour began in 2003.

Position Country Gold Silver Bronze Total
1.  Germany 22 16 12 50
2.  Netherlands 8 8 10 26
3.  Greece 8 2 1 11
4.   Switzerland 7 7 8 23
5.  Czech Republic 4 4 4 12
6.  Austria 3 4 2 9
7.  Italy 2 1 5 8
8.  Spain 2 1 3
9.  Russia 1 1 1 3
10.  Lithuania 1 1
11.  Norway 7 6 13
12.  Estonia 3 2 5
13.  Slovenia 1 1 2
14.  France 1 1
14.  Latvia 1 1
14.  Croatia 1 1
17.  Poland 1 1
17.  Finland 1 1
17.  Ukraine 1 1
17.  Bulgaria 1 1

References[edit]

  1. ^ European Championship Tour 2004, European Volleyball Federation (CEV), 3 May 2004
  2. ^ History, European Championship Tour
  3. ^ "CEV releases tentative calendar for another record-breaking beach volleyball season". Fédération Internationale de Volleyball. 9 January 2015. Retrieved 18 January 2019.
  4. ^ "New FIVB-CEV joint venture incorporates European circuit in World Tour". Fédération Internationale de Volleyball. 26 February 2018. Retrieved 22 March 2018.
  5. ^ "FIVB Beach Volleyball Events ... from the World Championships to the grass roots: Challenger and Satellite Events" (PDF). Fédération Internationale de Volleyball. Retrieved 10 January 2019.
  6. ^ "CEV set to stage Challenger and Satellite events for the first time ever". Volleyball.it. 5 May 2009. Retrieved 18 January 2019.
  7. ^ "2017 CEV Beach Volleyball Satellites" (PDF). European Volleyball Confederation. 22 May 2017. Retrieved 18 January 2019.
  8. ^ "FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour: 2017 Media Guide" (PDF). Fédération Internationale de Volleyball. p. 67. Retrieved 18 January 2019.
  9. ^ "2017 CEV Beach Volleyball European Championship" (PDF). European Volleyball Confederation. 22 May 2017. Retrieved 18 January 2019.

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