November 1st through November 6th avid beach volleyball fans will flock to the white sands of Karon beach for the Phuket Thailand Open sponsored by PTT. The women’s-only beach volleyball competition is making its 6th annual visit to Phuket, and it has proven to be an extremely popular event for tourists and locals alike.
Seventeen of the world’s top twenty ranked teams have signed up, and over 70 teams are expected to appear. Thailand’s duos Kamoltip Kulna and Varapatsorn Radarong, Jarunee Sannok and Usa Tenpaksee, and Tanarattha Udomchavee and Rumpaipruet Numwong will try to top the world’s number one team of Franca Larissa and Felisberta Da Silva Juliana of Brazil for their share of this year’s US$190,000 in cash prizes.
If you can’t make it to Karon, this event will be broadcast on TV worldwide. If you’re already in Phuket taking one of our language courses in Patong, you can take a 15 minute bus ride and easily join one of the 20,000+ spectators expected to show up this year.