State Title showdown set for Scarborough Beach

The 2020 Alcohol. Think Again WA Open is set to light up Scarborough Beach as 57 teams battle it out for the state titles this weekend. The event, also a stop on the Australian Beach Volleyball Tour, will see interstate and international players join WA’s best for a weekend of volleyball action. 

In the Women’s elite competition, it’s the interstate athletes who have topped the seeding list. Jesse Mann and Lauren Cox enter the tournament as the number one seed, while Kayla Mears and Jana Milutinovic are two and local’s Taleah Atthowe and Jana Orszaghova round out the top three. However, the top seeds will have to face local favourite Shelby Maher, who will be looking to cap off a tremendous run in the 2020 Alcohol. Think Again Beach Tour when she partners with Melissa Kennedy. Maher has won the last three consecutive stops, having claimed tour wins with different partners at City Beach, Sorrento and Busselton.

One team to keep an eye on will be the international duo of WA’s Tessa Browne and Japan’s Haruka Arai. The pair will team up for the first time in Scarborough, with Arai coming off a recent Snow Volleyball tour of Europe.

WA leads the way in the Men’s elite competition with Ryan Penno and Dylan Phillips edging just ahead of Greg Hunt and Maksim Bacovic to claim the number one seed. Griffin Bateman and Lucas Mark-Seymour have secured the number three seed, with Alcohol. Think Again Beach tour stalwarts Jonathan Hague and Samuel Kingston set to challenge for the title as the fourth seed.

Make sure you head down on Sunday between 10 am and 1 pm to check out the Alcohol. Think Again Family Zone. During the finals Volleyball WA will have free face painting, Kids Volley and more will be on offer at the Scarborough Beach Amphitheatre.

For more information about the Alcohol. Think Again Beach Tour or this weekend’s Alcohol. Think Again WA Open, please contact the Volleyball WA office.