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Central coastal village to host int’l women’s beach volleyball

Sixteen domestic and foreign teams will compete in the international women’s beach volleyball open tour on the pristine beach of Ha Thanh village of Tam Ky city’s Tam Thanh commune from June 14-17.

Vice Chairman of the Tam Ky City People’s Committee Nguyen Minh Nam said 14 teams from Hai Phong, Khanh Hoa, Ho Chi Minh City, Da Nang, Can Tho, Tam Ky and two teams from Singapore and Thailand will take part in the tournament for total a cash prize of 100 million VND (4,300 USD).

Teams will join a round-robin in four groups with the top team qualifying for the quarter-final. Eight teams ranking second and third place in the groups will play a knock-out round for four berths in the quarter-final.

The final match will be played on June 17.

The tournament’s organisers will also present awards for the best team; the best umpire and Miss Beach Volleyball.

The event is part of series of cultural activities to boost summer tourism in the beach commune – 10km from Tam Ky city in central Quang Nam province.

Local residents will join a coracle paddling race; cuisine competition and photo and painting exhibition at Tam Thanh beach square from June 14-18.

Tam Thanh commune is known as the first locale in Vietnam to have colourful murals painted on its moss-covered walls by artists from several foreign countries.

The commune also debuted the first ever coracle painting road – displaying more than 100 coracles with ocean lifestyle paintings along 2km coast line – during the summer festival.