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Tuesday, June 27, 2017
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Players: 9806 7360 17166
Tournaments: 1707 1284 2991
 
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John Hancock 48
Sean Burke 47
Mike Chaloupka 46
Mikhail Kushnerev 45
Ryan Fowlds 45
Mikhail Kouchnerev 45
Kevin Craig 43
Lars Mayland 41
Francesco Sposato 40
Beth Van Fleet 40
Matthias Wachter 38
Benjamin Read 37
Gheorghe Ilie 36
Darin Hernandez 36
Brett Buker 34
Clint Gentry 34
Lawrence Montas 33
Jordan Roldan 32
Bojan Kristan 32
Dan Laure 31
Ketty Chila 30
Sara Sousa 28
Romans Sauss 28
Maria Tyndeskov 26
Alexandra Hudson 26
Tom Smrke 25
Enrico Rossi 24
Dan Nugent 24
Emily Kawaguchi 24
Maciej Rudol 24
Armando Guatemala 23
Irmak Keskin 21
Kellen Dunn 20
Jacob Link 20
Peter Blomgren 20
Alexandra Popa 20
Antrea Tooulia 19
Eder Rojas 18
Xu Han 18
 
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Beach Volleyball History
In 1971
Henry Bergman and Ron Von Hagen won the Parks & Rec Semana Nautica Santa Barbara Open.  It was the 12th win for Henry Bergman, the 37th win for Ron Von Hagen, and the 6th win for the team.
In 1976
Greg Lee and Jim Menges won the Parks & Rec Santa Barbara Open.  It was the 16th win for Greg Lee, the 16th win for Jim Menges, and the 14th win for the team.
In 1982
Mike Dodd and Tim Hovland won the Parks & Rec Tournament of Champions.  It was the 2nd win for Mike Dodd, the 3rd win for Tim Hovland, and the 2nd win for the team.
In 1993
Karch Kiraly and Kent Steffes won the AVP Miller Lite Ocean City Open.  It was the 74th win for Karch Kiraly, the 45th win for Kent Steffes, and the 34th win for the team.
In 1993
Linda Hanley and Angela Rock won the AVP Women's Tour Ocean City.  It was the 34th win for Linda Hanley, the 20th win for Angela Rock, and the 1st win for the team.
In 1999
David Swatik and Mike Whitmarsh won the AVP Sunkist Open.  It was the 2nd win for David Swatik, the 23rd win for Mike Whitmarsh, and the 2nd win for the team.
In 1999
Marcio Araujo and Benjamin Insfran won the FIVB Italy Challenger.  It was the 1st win for Marcio Araujo, the 1st win for Benjamin Insfran, and the 1st win for the team.
In 1999
Liz Masakayan and Elaine Youngs won the USAV Oldsmobile Alero Beach Volleyball Series.  It was the 42nd win for Liz Masakayan, the 5th win for Elaine Youngs, and the 5th win for the team.
In 1999
Joao Brenha and Miguel Maia won the FIVB Russian Open.  It was the 2nd win for Joao Brenha, the 2nd win for Miguel Maia, and the 2nd win for the team.
In 2004
Markus Dieckmann and Jonas Reckermann won the FIVB Smart Grand Slam.  It was the 3rd win for Markus Dieckmann, the 4th win for Jonas Reckermann, and the 3rd win for the team.
In 2010
Jennifer Kessy and April Ross won the AVP NIVEA Tour Belmar Open presented by Lexus.  It was the 18th win for Jennifer Kessy, the 15th win for April Ross, and the 15th win for the team.
In 2010
Phil Dalhausser and Todd Rogers won the AVP NIVEA Tour Belmar Open presented by Lexus.  It was the 54th win for Phil Dalhausser, the 65th win for Todd Rogers, and the 52nd win for the team.
In 2010
Kim DiCello and Cayley Thurlby won the AVP YG AVP Developmental Tour Milwaukee.  It was the 3rd win for Kim DiCello, the 1st win for Cayley Thurlby, and the 1st win for the team.
In 2010
Tara Roenicke and Bojana Todorovic won the   USAV IDQ #3.  It was the 1st win for Tara Roenicke, the 1st win for Bojana Todorovic, and the 1st win for the team.
In 2010
Hudson Bates and Mark Burik won the AVP YG AVP Developmental Tour Milwaukee.  It was the 1st win for Hudson Bates, the 1st win for Mark Burik, and the 1st win for the team.
In 2010
Mike Diehl and Marcin Jagoda won the   USAV IDQ #3.  It was the 1st win for Mike Diehl, the 1st win for Marcin Jagoda, and the 1st win for the team.
 
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6/27/2017
Poland’s Rudol celebrates successful 24th birthday at Porec Major
Porec, Croatia, June 27, 2017 - It will be a birthday to remember for Maciej Rudol as he celebrated his 24th birthday here Tuesday with Polish partner Jakub Szalankiewicz by winning two men’s qualifying matches to advance to the Main Draw at this week’s $600,000 Swatch Major Series event in Porec, Croatia.
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Young Finns progress in Porec
Porec, Croatia, June 27, 2017 - Niina Ahtiainen and Ida Sinisalo are not familiar names on the FIVB World Tour, but the Finnish beach volleyball duo posted a fine finish here Tuesday during the women’s qualifying rounds at the $600,000 Porec Major as the Swatch Major Series event returns to the Croatian coastal resort city for the third-straight season.
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Kozuch and Ludwig team up for Porec Major
Porec, Croatia, June 27, 2017 - It has been a good five-day period for German indoor sensation Margareta “Maggie” Kozuch starting with her confirmation last week with Karla Borger to fill one of three women’s wild card berths at next month’s FIVB Beach Volleyball World Championships in Vienna.
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6/26/2017
2017 FIVB World Tour update after Nantong event in China
Lausanne, Switzerland, June 26, 2017 — The 2017 FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour calendar featured the women’s FIVB Nantong tournament in China last week. A team from host country China won the gold medal with another team from China earning silver and a team from Lithuania capturing bronze.
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Porec country quota matches feature beach volleyball elite
Porec, Croatia, June 26, 2017 - It was not a typical day of preliminary competition at a FIVB World Tour event here Monday as beach volleyball Olympians were playing not to be eliminated from the Swatch Major Series event at the Valamar courts in this Croatian seaside resort.
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6/25/2017
Daisel and Peña tie record of NORCECA Circuit
OCHO RIOS, Jamaica, June 25. 2017 – Cubans Daisel Quesada and Karell Peña defeated Miles Evans and William Kolinkse of United States-A 2-0 (21-13, 22-20) to tie the men’s record of three gold medals in a row at the NORCECA Beach Volleyball Circuit.
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Canadians Broder & Bukovec winners in Ocho Rios
OCHO RIOS, Jamaica, June 25, 2017 – Jamie Broder and Sophie Bukovec of Canada-A concluded a perfect weekend by dominating Cubans Lianma Flores and Yanisleidis Sanchez 2-0 (21-18, 21-7) in the match for the gold medal at Ocho Rios Beach Volleyball Tournament, the third stop of NORCECA Circuit.
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Koekelkoren and van Walle claim historic gold for Belgium at Baden Masters
Baden, Austria, June 25, 2017. The last competition day at the Baden Masters lasted for longer than initially planned since heavy rain and lightning resulted in the postponement of the gold medal match by half an hour. However, the brave Austrian fans who did not leave the venue at the Strandbad soon realised they had stayed on for a good reason.
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Sh. H. Wen & X. Y. Xia triumph in Chinese showdown for gold in Nantong
Nantong, China, June 25, 2017 – Shuhui Wen and Xinyi Xia defeated Xinxin Wang and Chen Xue, 2-0 (21-18, 21-14) in an all-China final at the 2017 FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour, Silk Tour Nantong Open.
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6/24/2017
Two Canadian Teams to meet in semis at Ocho Rios
OCHO RIOS, Jamaica, June 24, 2017 – The two teams representing Canada at Ocho Rios Beach Volleyball Tournament, the third tournament of the year in the NORCECA Circuit, will face each other in the semifinals to be held on Sunday.
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Quesada and Peña in semifinals at Ocho Rios
OCHO RIOS, Jamaica, June 24, 2017 – Cubans Daisel Quesada and Karell Peña, winners of the first two tournaments of the year, are among the semifinalists of the Ocho Rios Beach Volleyball Tournament, the third stop of the 2017 NORCECA Circuit.
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Top-seeded Germans net gold medal at Baden Masters
Baden, Austria, June 24, 2017. Chantal Laboureur and Julia Sude of Germany lived up to their status of top-seeded team in the women’s competition of the Baden Masters and on Saturday late afternoon they triumphed with the gold medal after edging Russia’s Ekaterina Birlova and Nadezda Makroguzova 2-1 (21-17, 17-21, 15-13).
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Thole/Schümann cause major sensation with win over top-seeded Latvians
Baden, Austria, June 24, 2017. Only a few could have predicted it but on Saturday afternoon Julius Thole and Lorenz Schümann caused a real sensation before a sell-out crowd at the Strandbad in Baden, when they beat top-seeded, former European champions Janis Smedins and Aleksandrs Samoilovs of Latvia to claim a spot in the semis of the Baden Masters.
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June 22, 2017
By  Tom Feuer
For the first time since Fort Lauderdale’s “5 Star” Major we will have all of the world’s leading teams participating in Porec, Croatia next week for a total prize purse of $600,000. It will have taken almost five months to herd together the top players. Between all of the different circuits, there are plenty of playing opportunities, but there have been very few this year where we can get a quorum of the world’s elite teams.
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Upcoming Tournaments
Dates Tour Tournament Gender Purse
Jun 26-Jul 2 FIVB Porec Major, Five Star, Croatia M US$300,000
Jun 26-Jul 1 FIVB Porec Major, Five Star, Croatia W US$300,000
Jul 4-9 FIVB Gstaad Major, Five Star, Switzerland M US$300,000
Jul 4-9 FIVB Gstaad Major, Five Star, Switzerland W US$300,000
Jul 6-9 AVP San Francisco Open M&W $150,000
Jul 6-9 CEV C&S Satellite Laholm, Sweden W € 7,500
Jul 7-9 CEV C&S Satellite Kharkiv, Ukraine M € 4,000
Jul 11-16 FIVB Age Group WC U21 World Championships, Nanjing, China M US$
Jul 11-16 FIVB Age Group WC U21 World Championships, Nanjing, China W US$
Jul 13-16 CEV Alanya Masters, Turkey W € 25,000
Jul 13-16 CEV C&S Satellite Siofok, Hungary W € 4,000
Jul 13-15 NORCECA Norceca Beach Volleyball Circuit Cuba, Varadero M&W TBD
Jul 13-16 NVL NVL Long Beach M&W TBD
Jul 14-16 CEV C&S Satellite Siofok, Hungary M € 4,000
Jul 14-16 FIVB Daegu One Star, Korea W US$10,000
Jul 19-23 FIVB Olsztyn Four Star, Poland M US$150,000
Jul 19-23 FIVB Olsztyn Four Star, Poland W US$150,000
Jul 20-23 AVP Hermosa Beach Open M&W $150,000
Jul 20-22 CEV Ljubljana Masters, Slovenia M € 25,000
Jul 20-22 CEV C&S Ljubljana Satellite, Slovenia W € 4,000
Jul 20-22 FIVB Ulsan One Star, Korea W US$10,000
Jul 21-23 FIVB Agadir One Star, Morocco M US$10,000
Jul 21-23 FIVB Agadir One Star, Morocco W US$10,000
Jul 27-30 CEV C&S Mersin Satellite, Turkey M € 7,500
Jul 27-30 CEV C&S Mersin Satellite, Turkey W € 7,500
Jul 28-30 FIVB Espinho Two Star, Portugal M US$50,000
Jul 28-Aug 6 FIVB FIVB Beach Volleyball World Championships, Vienna, Austria M US$500,000
Jul 28-Aug 5 FIVB FIVB Beach Volleyball World Championships, Vienna, Austria W US$500,000



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