The Hague, the Netherlands, June 27, 2015 - The world record ‘largest beach volleyball tournament’ was broken on the sunny beaches of Scheveningen in The Hague on Saturday. No less then 2,355 beach volleyballers played at the same time to break the Guinness World Record, which previously stood at 1,610.
Beside the battle for the world titles, ample events are organized this week in all four host cities of the World Championships. These events mostly feature recreational sports. The biggest side event is the CheapTickets.nl world record beach volleyball tournament, that was organized in Scheveningen.
At 15.15 it was announced that a whopping 2,355 beach volleyballers participated in ‘the biggest beach volleyball tournament ever’ beating the previous world record established in Canada in 2014.
Many prominent people participated in and were present at the announcement of the new world record including FIVB President Dr. Ary S. Graca F°, Hans Nieukerke (president of Nevobo), Michel Everaert (president of sport Nevobo), Rabin Baldewsingh (alderman of sport The Hague) and Bas van de Goor (FIVB Beach volleyball World Championships tournament director).
The 2,355 beach volleyballers played on 276 courts spread out for 1km over the beach of Scheveningen.