Drawing of Lots to set tone for historic EuroBeachVolley Final

Monday 17th of July 2017

Riga, Latvia, July 17, 2017. Europe’s Beach Volleyball elite will travel in a few weeks to Latvia for the major highlight of a record-breaking season, i.e. the 2017 CEV Beach Volleyball European Championship Final. Latvia’s most popular seaside resort, Jurmala will be the ‘capital’ of European Beach Volleyball for almost an entire week, with the competition starting on August 16 with the pool phase and crowning the new European champions on August 20. The 32 participating teams per gender will know the names of their opponents for the group stage on Tuesday late afternoon already, with the Drawing of Lots taking place in Riga at 6 pm local time. 


Live streaming of the Drawing of Lots will be available on the official Facebook page of the Latvian Volleyball Federation as well as right here. The ceremony will set the tone for the terrific Beach Volleyball party, which will be taking place right by the Baltic Sea in mid-August, with home stars Janis Smedins and Aleksandrs Samoilovs hoping to add one more medal to their collection – they won silver in 2013 and 2014, and gold in 2015. On top of this, Smedins has a bronze medal from the 2010 edition of the championship, which he won together with former partner Martins Plavins. 

The championship is the largest Beach Volleyball event to have taken place not only in Latvia but also in any of the Baltic States and it follows the highly successful Jurmala Masters that this city hosted in early September 2016 and another two CEV events organised at that same venue in 2014 and 2015. 

The Drawing of Lots will take place in Riga and more specifically at the iconic House of the Blackheads, a historic building situated in the old town of the Latvian capital, which was erected during the first half of the XIV century by a guild of unmarried German merchants living in Riga. 

Make sure you follow the Drawing of Lots and if you want to be a part of the Beach Volleyball party of the year, buy your tickets here to join Europe’s elite on the stunning, white sandy beach of Jurmala! 

Click here for further information

Information by cev.lu