Beach volleyball
King of the Court: Hamburg duo in the quarterfinals

The Hamburg beach volleyball duo Isabel Schneider and Sandra Ittlinger (FC St. Pauli) easily reached the quarterfinals of the “King of the Court” tournament in the Hanseatic city. In the opening round on Thursday in front of around 800 spectators in the Active City Arena on the Heiligengeistfeld, the co-favorites in their group of five took first place.

The Hamburg beach volleyball duo Isabel Schneider and Sandra Ittlinger (FC St. Pauli) easily reached the quarterfinals of the “King of the Court” tournament in the Hanseatic city. In the opening round on Thursday in front of around 800 spectators in the Active City Arena on the Heiligengeistfeld, the co-favorites in their group of five took first place.

At the beginning of the year, Schneider and Ittlinger won the final tournament in Doha in the young series. Hamburg forms the start of the new series, which includes five locations and will again end in Doha next January.

King of the Court tournaments are played using a different format than standard beach volleyball. 20 pairs each for men and women play in groups of five. Two teams face each other on the field. The winner of the rally gets to stay, the loser is replaced by another team. The playing time is 15 minutes. The duo with the fewest points is eliminated until one team remains as the winner of the group.

dpa