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PANDIST Official Sponsor of 2014 AVC Beach Volleyball Championship

10 July 2014 In early June, the Pandist brand was an anchor sponsor and designated menswear supplier for the 2014 AVC Beach Volleyball Championship held in Jinjiang city. Top players have gathered here in southeast China to compete for the highest honor in Asian beach volleyball. A total of 41 teams from 14 countries participated in the championship, which lasted from 5th June to 8th June, at Yakou Beach in Jinjiang City, Fujian Province of China. There were a total of 24 men's teams divided into 8 pools of 3 teams, competing in round-robin play where the best 2 teams from each pool will qualify into a round of 16 where direct elimination format will then apply. Similarly, a total of 17 women's team were divided into 4 pools of 4 teams in Pool A to C, and 5 teams in Pool D. One team in each pool was eliminated before the teams moved on to the round of 16 for direct elimination. After bouts of fierce and exciting matches, teams from Australia proved unmatched in skill as the men's team of Christopher McHugh and Isaac Kapa took top spot, beating Dmitriy Yakovlev and Alexey Kuleshov from Kazakhstan who took second place. The Australian women's team of Louise Bawden and Taliqua Clancy overpowered Varapatsorn Radarong and Tanarattha Udomchavee from Thailand to take the crown. The women's team of Chen Xue and Xinyi Xia from host country China took third spot, and the men's team of Cheng Chen and Jian Li shared fifth rank with teams from Indonesia, Qatar and another team from Australia. “Last year, Jinjiang organized one leg og the 2013 China Beach Volley Tour successfully. I believe Jinjiang city is capable of hosting higher-level beach volleyball tournaments. ” said Wang Jianping, Director of the Jinjiang Municipal Publicity department “2014 is a key year for all Asian beach volleyball players as Asian Games will be held September in Incheon and the 2nd AVC Continental Cup which is the road to Rio Olympic Games will also launch this year. The Asian Beach Volleyball Championship in Jinjiang will act as an important platform for all the players.” “It is an exciting competition. “ said Xu Jia Yin, managing director and CEO of Sunbridge Group Limited, who owns and operates the menswear brand PANDIST in China. “It is also an honor that we are the anchor sponsor and designated menswear supplier for this event, and that we are able to display and show forth the dedicated quality of our brand, and the commitment we put behind it towards the community.” Sunbridge Group Limited is a leading retailer of menswear in the People's Republic of China. The group owns and operates the “PANDIST 邦迪.斯顿” and “AGUASEADAN 亚阁.仕丹” brands of menswear, which are targeted at different age group segments of well-groomed upper middle class gentlemen. The Group's products are currently sold in over 400 retail outlets all across the PRC.