“In return, we have to bring the site to life,” says Laure Deswetschin, treasurer of Anglet beach bask. This is what led us, in addition to the stage of the French championship in August, to launch an appointment for the general public. »
In June 2021, the ABB organized the Copaya challenge. A competition that alternated matches 2 against 2 and 3 against 3. The formula has proven itself. This led the club to organize Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 June, the first Anglet beach challenge, insisting on the fact that its acronym ABC is pronounced “Hey Bi CI”.
The proposal quickly met with an interested audience. 330 players are registered for this meeting. Two tournaments are offered, 2 X 2 and 3 X 3. Each player can register in both. For each formula, there is a men’s table and a women’s table. Which makes four parallel tournaments. The challenge starts Saturday at 8 a.m. Sunday, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
A gold medalist at Golden Sands
Two volleyball internationals will be present, Antoine Brizard, Olympic medalist in 2020 in Tokyo with the French volleyball team and smuggler for the Italian club Piacenza, as well as Isaline Sager, player from Nantes and the French team. feminine.
“The tournament formula should ensure that each team quickly plays a tournament at its level, for more pleasure. And whatever the level, several final tables will be set up. Each team will therefore have the opportunity to play a final at their level. “, we read on the website of the Anglet beach bask.
City and club have seen a real complementarity between the Anglet beach challenge and the Nocturnes de la Chambre d’Amour »
“We have filled up with registrations, welcomes Laure Deswetschin. The boys table is complete. There are a few places missing for girls. For a first challenge, it’s a real satisfaction. »
The fact of having 21 courts to organize the various tournaments will make it possible to offer a permanent beach volleyball show during the two days of the challenge. The managers of Anglet beach bask hope to be able to renew it every year thereafter, just like its meeting in the French championship in August.
City and club have seen a real complementarity between the Anglet beach challenge and the Nocturnes de la Chambre d’Amour, which take place nearby in the evening, with Les Négresses vertes and Amir on the bill this Saturday. While waiting for the concerts to begin, the ABB is offering a free concert at 6 p.m. in its partner village, where Decathlon is organizing various activities, with DJ Alex Layan.