May's first stop on the Volleyball World Beach Pro Tour, and the third Challenge event on the international circuit's inaugural calendar, sees the world's top teams travel to Doha in Qatar. The tournament in Doha will follow events in Tlaxcala and Rosarito, Mexico and Itapema, Brazil.
Host City - Doha
Qatar's capital city Doha is a busy international hub with a population of over 2 million. Also the country's political and economic centre, the city has welcomed numerous top-level sports events in recent years. Qataris Cherif Younousse and Ahmed Tijan won bronze for their country at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.
Challenge event format:
Teams per gender: 24
Qualification Tournament: Up to 32 teams
First phase: Six pools of four teams each; modified pool play
Second phase: Single elimination bracket
Total matches per gender: 40
Duration: 4 days
Prize purse: USD 150,000 (USD 75,000 per gender)