The King of the Court Finals 2021 are about to get underway in Doha, Qatar. At the facilities of Aspire Zone and in cooperation with Qatar Volleyball Association, we are able to present a top-level beach volleyball tournament. We are still in the midst of a global pandemic and organization hasn’t been ideal regarding covid restrictions. Check below to see how the final pool setup is arranged.
King of the Court Finals 2021
The 4-day tournament in Doha is the conclusion of the 2021 season consisted of two major tournaments organized in August. First we stopped in Hamburg, Germany for the first-ever King of the Court tournament on German soil. At the iconic Rothenbaum stadium both a German and international tournament were played. A total of 80 teams contested the titles of Queens and Kings.
Straight after we traveled to the home of King of the Court: Utrecht in the Netherlands. The best of the best gathered to contest the next Kings and Queens of Holland. A mixed-nationality team ascended the throne, Spain’s Maria Belén Carro and Italy’s Marta Menegatti were unstoppable in the final. And one of the most spectacular teams to have ever played the game showed their best, Swedish teenagers David Åhman and Jonatan Hellvig were in a league of their own with a 12-point run in the final round.
Utrecht Queens Belén Carro and Marta Menegatti are present in Doha, but they will fight for the crowns with fellow countrywomen this time.
Some excellent plays were conducted over the two tournaments, 2020 King Marco Krattiger reached two second-place finishes alongside Moritz Pristauz, he will now play with his regular partner and Utrecht 2020 King Florian Breer. Pristauz is now challenging his former King of the Court partner with Mark Nicolaidis.
We are so honored to welcome King of the Court royalty in Doha as well. Aleksandrs Samoilovs and Janis Smedins have been with the program since the start in 2017. And 2018 superstars Alexander Brouwer and Oleg Stoyanovskiy have returned once again to show the world what mixed-nationality teams are capable of. They were the first to ever do this in a beach volleyball tournament and they rocked.
Though Covid has once again hit the entire sports world, the best of the King of the Court universe are still in Doha to compete for the crowns in the Middle-Eastern debut of the sport. We are proud to welcome them, but our hearts also go out to the players that were unable to make it due to covid restrictions and injuries.
Check out the pool composition in the finals here.