October 17, 2011

In just under two weeks — 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 has proven to be an extremely popular event for tourists and locals alike. This will be its 6th annual appearance in Phuket,

Over 70 teams are expected to appear, with seventeen of the world’s top twenty ranked teams already signed up. 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 top 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 taking our October 3rd TEFL course 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.

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