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How does King of the Court 2020 work in Utrecht?


Just over eight weeks to go before King of the Court 2020 starts on the Jaarbeursplein in Utrecht. From Wednesday 9 to Saturday September 12, a total of thirty teams per gender will be playing for the crown.

King of the Court is the first international sports event in the Netherlands to be open to the public since the corona crisis. King of the Court is organized by sport events agency Sportworx, in collaboration with the Nevobo and world volleyball association FIVB.

On Wednesday September 9 and Thursday September 10, the first phase of the tournament starts, in which twenty teams will compete for five available places in the main draw. They do this in four groups of which the winner qualifies. The runners-up will compete in a playoff for the last remaining place on Friday.

The main draw starts on Friday. The five teams that secured their spot on Thursday join the top 10 King of the Court teams. On Friday, three groups of five teams will compete for a place in the semi-finals. The best three teams of each group immediately qualify for that semifinal, which is played on Saturday. The teams that finish fourth in the group on Friday will play a round of King of the Court on Saturday to see which last team will join the semi-finalists.

Saturday will be the day for crowning of the new kings and queens of Utrecht 2020. After the play-off determines the last team to play in the semifinal, two groups will determine who will qualify for Saturday evening’s grand finale. The two best teams per group qualify immediately, the numbers 3 and 4 will play a play-off for the last place in the all-deciding final.

The grand finale starts on Saturday 12 September at 7.30 pm. First, the women will determine who can put on the crown, then after a performance by a renowned artist, the men will also compete for who can rule over Utrecht. The evening will conclude with the award ceremony.

Would you like to be there from 9 to 12 September in Utrecht? Register now here. The stadium on Jaarbeursplein has been built completely corona proof for King of the Court. You can buy a skybox for 2 to a maximum of 10 people. Ticket sales start on August 10, make sure you’re among the first ones to buy the tickets.