Beach volleyball at the 2022 Commonwealth Games

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Beach volleyball is among the sports contested at the 2022 Commonwealth Games, to be held in Birmingham, England. This will be the second staging of beach volleyball at the Commonwealth Games since its debut four years prior, and therefore the first staging within England specifically.

Both tournaments are scheduled to take place between 30 July and 7 August 2022.

Schedule

The competition schedule is as follows:

GGroup stage¼Quarter-finals½Semi-finalsBBronze medal matchFGold medal match
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Full match schedules were released on 1 July 2022.

Venue

The competitions will be held in a temporary Games-time venue at the brownfield site in Smithfield, named after the market that once stood in its place.

The venue will also play host to 3x3 basketball, 3x3 wheelchair basketball, and the start of the marathon; after the Games, it will be dismantled and the site subject to a redevelopment scheme.

Qualification

Twelve nations qualify for each tournament at the 2022 Commonwealth Games: * The host nation. * The top five Commonwealth nations in the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Rankings between 16 April 2018 and 31 March 2022, excluding the host nation. +more * The highest-placed nation not yet qualified from each of the five regional qualifiers (four of six FIVB regions, plus the Oceania CGF region). * One nation not already qualified receives a CGF/FIVB Bipartite Invitation.

Summary

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TOTAL: 18 CGAs121248

Men

Means of qualificationDateLocationQuotasQualified
Host NationN/AN/Acenter|1
FIVB Beach Volleyball World Rankings16 April 2018 - 31 March 2022N/Acenter|5
Oceania Ranking16 April 2018 - 31 March 2022N/Acenter|1
Americas / Caribbean Ranking16 April 2018 - 31 March 2022N/Acenter|1
European Qualifier24-26 September 2021Edinburghcenter|1
Asian Qualifier18-19 March 2022Negombocenter|1
African Qualifier25-28 March 2022Accracenter|1
Bipartite Invitation21 April 2022N/Acenter|1
TOTAL12

Women

Means of qualificationDateLocationQuotasQualified
Host NationN/AN/Acenter|1
FIVB Beach Volleyball World Rankings16 April 2018 - 31 March 2022N/Acenter|5
Oceania Ranking16 April 2018 - 31 March 2022N/Acenter|1
Americas / Caribbean Ranking16 April 2018 - 31 March 2022N/Acenter|1
European Qualifier24-26 September 2021Edinburghcenter|1
Asian Qualifier18-19 March 2022Negombocenter|1
African Qualifier25-28 March 2022Accracenter|1
Bipartite Invitation21 April 2022N/Acenter|1
TOTAL12

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