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Wednesday, May 27, 2015
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Players: 8976 6586 15562
Tournaments: 1591 1165 2756
 
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Hanspeter Sacher 55
Karl Ottman 51
Nikolay Grigorov 49
Sergey Sayfulin 47
Nadege Belle Perat 38
Cristine "Saka" Santanna 36
Luciana Pierangeli 35
Sara Ravindhar Reddy 35
Keith Busam 35
Robert Branum 35
Ella Harley 34
Mathias Prohaska 33
Oleg Nikolaev 33
Stephanie Haskell 32
Ozkan Hayirli 31
Taiana Lima 31
Eve Dansereau 31
Siarhei Kazantsau 30
Erin Dunne 29
Jingrong Ma 28
Danou L. Diane 28
Arnop Prigbangkhem 25
Nanna Dahl 24
Pigi Anna Metheniti 23
Denyse Mutatsimpundu 22
Francesco De Luigi 20
Natalia Blizmanova 18
Petar Dirlic 18
 
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Beach Volleyball History
In 1973
Matt Gage and Bill Imwalle won the Parks & Rec Santa Cruz Open.  It was the 9th win for Matt Gage, the 3rd win for Bill Imwalle, and the 3rd win for the team.
In 1979
Karch Kiraly and Sinjin Smith won the Parks & Rec Santa Cruz Open.  It was the 1st win for Karch Kiraly, the 2nd win for Sinjin Smith, and the 1st win for the team.
In 1984
John Hanley and Jon Stevenson won the AVP Jose Cuervo Santa Cruz.  It was the 5th win for John Hanley, the 5th win for Jon Stevenson, and the 4th win for the team.
In 1984
Linda Hanley and Nina Matthies won the Parks & Rec Cole of California Open.  It was the 9th win for Linda Hanley, the 19th win for Nina Matthies, and the 8th win for the team.
In 1990
Brent Frohoff and Karch Kiraly won the AVP Miller Lite Venice Open.  It was the 12th win for Brent Frohoff, the 36th win for Karch Kiraly, and the 5th win for the team.
In 2001
Dain Blanton and Eric Fonoimoana won the BVA VolleyHut.com Oceanside Invitational.  It was the 6th win for Dain Blanton, the 7th win for Eric Fonoimoana, and the 5th win for the team.
In 2001
Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh Jennings won the BVA VolleyHut.com Oceanside Invitational.  It was the 6th win for Misty May-Treanor, the 1st win for Kerri Walsh Jennings, and the 1st win for the team.
In 2006
Marcio Araujo and Fabio Luiz Magalhaes won the FIVB China Open.  It was the 12th win for Marcio Araujo, the 4th win for Fabio Luiz Magalhaes, and the 4th win for the team.
In 2007
Ania Ruiz and Yamileska Yantin won the NORCECA Port of Spain.  It was the 2nd win for Ania Ruiz, the 2nd win for Yamileska Yantin, and the 1st win for the team.
In 2007
Marcio Araujo and Fabio Luiz Magalhaes won the FIVB Italian Open Presented by Abruzzo.  It was the 16th win for Marcio Araujo, the 8th win for Fabio Luiz Magalhaes, and the 8th win for the team.
In 2007
Talita Antunes and Renata Ribeiro won the FIVB Singapore Open.  It was the 3rd win for Talita Antunes, the 3rd win for Renata Ribeiro, and the 3rd win for the team.
In 2007
Phil Dalhausser and Todd Rogers won the AVP Louisville Open.  It was the 15th win for Phil Dalhausser, the 27th win for Todd Rogers, and the 14th win for the team.
In 2007
Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh Jennings won the AVP Louisville Open.  It was the 74th win for Misty May-Treanor, the 71st win for Kerri Walsh Jennings, and the 68th win for the team.
In 2012
John Hyden and Sean Scott won the   Jose Cuervo Pro Beach Volleyball Series Florida Open.  It was the 17th win for John Hyden, the 19th win for Sean Scott, and the 14th win for the team.
In 2012
Clemens Doppler and Alexander Horst won the   2012 CEV Beach Volleyball Satellite Baden presented by Sport.Land. NÖ & Autohaus Bierbaum.  It was the 3rd win for Clemens Doppler, the 1st win for Alexander Horst, and the 1st win for the team.
In 2012
Pedro Cunha and Ricardo Santos won the FIVB Patria Direct Prague Open.  It was the 10th win for Pedro Cunha, the 56th win for Ricardo Santos, and the 4th win for the team.
In 2012
Lombardo Ontiveros and Juan Virgen won the NORCECA Norceca Beach Volleyball Circuit Toluca.  It was the 2nd win for Lombardo Ontiveros, the 15th win for Juan Virgen, and the 1st win for the team.
In 2012
Jenny Kropp and Whitney Pavlik won the   Jose Cuervo Pro Beach Volleyball Series Florida Open.  It was the 8th win for Jenny Kropp, the 8th win for Whitney Pavlik, and the 8th win for the team.
In 2012
Bibiana Candelas and Mayra Garcia won the NORCECA Norceca Beach Volleyball Circuit Toluca.  It was the 9th win for Bibiana Candelas, the 9th win for Mayra Garcia, and the 9th win for the team.
 
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5/27/2015
Busy Day at the Moscow Grand Slam for Women, but…
Moscow, Russia, May 27, 2015 - The women competing in the US$800,000 Moscow Grand Slam had a busier day here Wednesday as compared to their male counterparts with two rounds of pool play matches being contested on the sand at the Vodny Stadium Beach Sports Center.
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Moscow Grand Slam Features Youth Olympians Upset
Moscow, Russia, May 27, 2015 - Youth bettered FIVB World Tour experience here Wednesday afternoon as two teenagers defeated 30-somethings in an opening men’s Moscow Grand Slam pool play match on the center court of the Vodny Stadium Beach Sports Center.
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"Lucky Losers" continue Moscow Grand Slam winning streak
Moscow, Russia, May 27, 2015 - Chantel Laboureur and Julia Sude almost packed their bags for home here Monday, but a late withdrawal by a women's team from Sweden gave the German team a second chance in the eighth annual Moscow Grand Slam.
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Player Profile: Jonathan Erdmann
The Hague, Netherlands, May 27, 2015 - Jonathan Edrmann answers our questions about his career to date in this update to our series of player profiles looking ahead to the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Championships The Netherlands 2015.
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Check ‘Stars on the Beach’ videos to relive first beach party of the year!
Luxembourg, May 27, 2015. The 2015 CEV Beach Volleyball European Championship got started last week with the Jurmala Masters and what an amazing Beach Volleyball party it was there on the shores of the Baltic Sea!
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5/26/2015
Men’s Moscow Grand Slam Qualifier Sets Main Draw Field
Moscow, Russia, May 26, 2015 - It was a busy day at the Vodny Stadium Beach Sports Center here Tuesday where 32 Beach Volleyball pairs vied for the final eight spots in the “money” rounds of the US$800,000 Moscow Grand Slam, the first “big” event on the 2015 FIVB World Tour.
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Women’s Moscow Grand Slam Adds Eight Qualifying Team
Moscow, Russia, May 26, 2015 - The women’s Moscow Grand Slam kicked off here Tuesday with 24 elimination matches to set the field for Wednesday’s open two rounds of pool play on the sand at the Vodny Stadium Beach Sports Center as tandems from eight countries earned a berth in the “money” rounds.
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Egyptians “pleased” despite setback
Moscow, Russia, May 26, 2015 - It is not often that one is “pleased” with their performance in a loss, but Usama Eltranisy and Ayman Shoukry of Egypt were “pleased” to be playing in their first-ever FIVB World Tour event here Tuesday in the US$800,000 Moscow Grand Slam.
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5/25/2015
Australia’s Laird expects return to form in Moscow Grand Slam
Canberra, Australia, May 25, 2015 – FIVB Beach Volleyball U23 world champion Nikki Laird will make a return to the courts of the FIVB Beach Volleyball Moscow Grand Slam after being sidelined by an ankle injury early this year.
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Moscow “Monday” Features Country Quota Matches
Moscow, Russia, May 25, 2015 - If it is Monday, it must be Moscow as the third of five-straight weeks of competition in Europe began here Monday in the Russian capital with men’s and women’s country quota matches for the first of five Grand Slam events on the 2015 international calendar.
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2015 FIVB World Tour update after women’s FIVB Prague Open
Lausanne, Switzerland, May 25, 2015 — After visiting the Czech Republic for the only time in 2015, the Fédération Internationale de Volleyball (FIVB) will see its 2015 FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour continue in Russia this week with the US$800,000 FIVB Moscow Grand Slam, the first of five double-gender grand slams on the 2015 competition calendar. Round 3 of the 2015 FIVB World Tour, held last week, was the FIVB Prague Open, the lone women’s only event in 2015.
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5/24/2015
FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour in Russia for FIVB Moscow Grand Slam
Lausanne, Switzerland, May 24, 2015 — Following last week’s lone women’s only event on its 2015 calendar, the Fédération Internationale de Volleyball (FIVB) travels from the Czech Republic to Russia as 2015 FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour continues this week for the US$800,000 Moscow Grand Slam, the first of five double-gender grand slams on this year’s schedule.
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Brazilians Agatha & Seixas Top Prague Podium
Prague, Czech Republic, May 24, 2015 - After finishing a “disappointing” 25th in their last FIVB World Tour start last September where they were ousted for the Brazilian Grand Slam by their opponent in Sunday gold medal match, Agatha Bednarczuk and Barbara Seixas gained redemption in the finals of the US$75,000 Prague Open on the sands of Stvanice Stadium.
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    Upcoming Tournaments
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    May 25-31 FIVB Moscow Grand Slam, Russia M US$400,000
    May 25-31 FIVB Moscow Grand Slam, Russia W US$400,000
    May 28-31 NVL Ocean City Championships M $37,500
    May 28-31 NVL Ocean City Championships W $37,500
    Jun 2-7 FIVB Porec Major Series, Croatia M US$400,000
    Jun 2-7 FIVB Porec Major Series, Croatia W US$400,000
    Jun 9-14 FIVB Stavanger Major Series, Norway M US$400,000
    Jun 9-14 FIVB Stavanger Major Series, Norway W US$400,000
    Jun 11-14 CEV C&S 2015 CEV Beach Volleyball European Molodechno Satellite, Belarus W TBD
    Jun 16-21 CEV 1st European Games, Baku, Azerbaijan M&W
    Jun 17-21 FIVB St. Petersburg Grand Slam, United States M US$400,000
    Jun 17-21 FIVB St. Petersburg Grand Slam, United States W US$400,000
    Jun 26-Jul 5 FIVB FIVB Beach Volleyball World Championships 2015, The Hague, Netherlands M US$500,000
    Jun 26-Jul 5 FIVB FIVB Beach Volleyball World Championships 2015, The Hague, Netherlands W US$500,000
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