ATABT #5 WA State Open at Scarborough this weekend

Cole Durant, Shelby Maher, Zachary Schubert, Maksim Bacovic, Marcus Ferguson, Kristie Jenkins, Paul Burnett, Katie Bartoli, Greg Hunt and may other national, local and interstate players will all be heading to Scarborough Beach for the Alcohol. Think Again Beach Volleyball Tour (ATABT) WA State Open form the 3rd-5th February.

One of Australia’s top seeded players heading home for the weekend is Durant who commenced his career in Perth at 17 and is now Adelaide-based.   “I love coming home and playing at Scarbs in front of family and friends” said Durant.  

Volleyball WA (VWA) is encouraging everyone to come down to Scarborough for this popular event in the WA Beach calendar. This event is free entry and games start on Friday 3rd February, and finish with finals on Sunday 5th. The competition is expected to provide some great spectator action with many elite local and Australian players entered as it is also the Round 4 of the national Australian Beach Volleyball Tour.

As well as elite players, the ATABT WA State Open has divisions for WA’s young U17 athletes, developing athletes and social players, allowing everyone to have a go. More details on the event and how to get involved in volleyball can be found on the Volleyball WA website and Facebook page.

We thank all of our sponsors and supporters. Healthway with their Alcohol. Think Again message, Department of Sport and Recreation, Volleyball Australia, The Sunday Times/Perth Now and Fortix.

If you are heading to Scarborough on the weekend to catch the action, keep in mind that public parking is limited due to the Scarborough Redevelopment Project and consider using Transperth or alternate transport (drop-off/pick up, walking or cycling etc.) to the event instead. There is also dedicated event parking area on floors 10 and 11 only at the Wilson Manning Street Multi Level car park provided at no cost to WA Open attendees. Some on-street parking may be available in streets east of West Coast Drive and parking patrols are regularly undertaken in the area and fines for illegal parking will apply.