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Friday, April 28, 2017
Database Statistics
  Men Women Total
Players: 9644 7206 16850
Tournaments: 1696 1270 2966
 
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Andrea Pavelkova 45
Mark Addy 44
Tanya Fuamatu-Anderson 43
Cecilia Filliol 43
Robert Njerere 41
Jeremy Beck 41
Jaimie Lee 41
David Dean 40
Casey Brewer 39
Andrew Wyer 37
Steven Dierstein 34
Gilmario Vidal Ferreira 34
Soso Lobzhanidze 34
Patricia Caballero 33
Farid Mussa 33
James Battiston 33
Stefan Uhmann 31
Manuel Schnell 29
Martins Dauburs 29
Colleen Mitros 27
Stefano Notarangelo 27
Viacheslav Krasilnikov 26
Akim Bushe 25
Simon Kraftschik 24
Nick Vankleeck 24
Celia Martin 23
Daniel Malescha 23
Ahmed Tijan 22
Clemens Wickler 22
Iliya Goldrin 22
Carla Alocen 21
Georgi Botev 19
Elizaveta Zayonchkovskaya 19
 
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Beach Volleyball History
In 1985
Mike Dodd and Karch Kiraly won the AVP Jose Cuervo Arizona Open.  It was the 15th win for Mike Dodd, the 24th win for Karch Kiraly, and the 1st win for the team.
In 1990
Janice Harrer and Jackie Silva won the WPVA Flamingo Hilton/Diet Pepsi Phoenix Open.  It was the 17th win for Janice Harrer, the 30th win for Jackie Silva, and the 1st win for the team.
In 1991
Gail Castro Kehl and Lori Forsythe won the WPVA Flamingo Hilton Fresno Open.  It was the 3rd win for Gail Castro Kehl, the 2nd win for Lori Forsythe, and the 1st win for the team.
In 1996
Lisa Arce and Holly McPeak won the WPVA Coors Light Beach Volley '96.  It was the 1st win for Lisa Arce, the 33rd win for Holly McPeak, and the 1st win for the team.
In 2008
David Fischer and Ed Ratledge won the NORCECA El Salvador.  It was the 2nd win for David Fischer, the 2nd win for Ed Ratledge, and the 2nd win for the team.
In 2008
Erin Byrd and Stephanie Chapek won the NORCECA El Salvador.  It was the 1st win for Erin Byrd, the 1st win for Stephanie Chapek, and the 1st win for the team.
In 2013
Chen Xue and Xi Zhang won the FIVB Fuzhou Open.  It was the 13th win for Chen Xue, the 13th win for Xi Zhang, and the 13th win for the team.
 
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4/27/2017
Royal celebrations also mark build-up to 2017 Beach Volleyball World Championships
Lausanne, Switzerland, April 27, 2017 - Today's Koningsdag celebrations in the Netherlands - the 50th birthday of King Willem-Alexander - call up memories of the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Championships in the Netherlands in 2015, when the country's monarch mixed with fans to cheer on the the top beach volleyball teams in the world.
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Lucerne World Tour event postponed and Fiji cancelled
Lausanne, Switzerland, April 27, 2017 - The International Volleyball Federation confirms the postponement of the Lucerne FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour event to September as a result of financial difficulties faced by the promoters.
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4/26/2017
2017 FIVB World Tour update after FIVB Xiamen 3-Star event
Lausanne, Switzerland, April 26, 2017 — The Fédération Internationale de Volleyball (FIVB) held the sixth event overall on the 2017 FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour calendar last week, returning again to China. It was the fifth event for each gender as teams from the European Federation claimed five of eight final four placements followed by South America with two and Asia with one.
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CEV announce two changes to 2017 Beach Volleyball calendar
Luxembourg, April 26, 2017. The CEV have confirmed two changes to an already busy Beach Volleyball season with the first historic CEV Satellite event set to take place on Hungarian soil – actually sand – turning into a double-gender tournament while the local organisers have announced that one of three Masters scheduled for the summer of 2017 has been moved from Ankara to Alanya.
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4/23/2017
Double success for Cuban pairs in Cayman Islands
GRAND CAYMAN, Cayman Islands, April 23, 2017 – Cuba enjoyed twice the fun on Sunday when Lidiannis Echeverria and Leila Martinez and Karell Pena and Daisel Quesada won women’s and men’s gold at the Cayman Island NORCECA Beach Volleyball Tournament at Seven Mile Beach on Sunday.
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Rio prepares for next FIVB World Tour stop
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, April 23, 2017 - With entries totaling 146 teams from 31 countries with less than month before the start of competition, organizers for the FIVB World Tour stop in Rio de Janeiro are busy preparing a new site for staging the 18th international Beach Volleyball stop for men and 10th for women in the city that hosted the 2016 Olympic Games.
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May 4-7 AVP Huntington Beach Open M TBD
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May 11-13 NVL NVL Dallas M&W TBD
May 18-21 AVP Austin Open M TBD
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May 18-21 FIVB Rio de Janeiro Four Star, Brazil M US$150,000
May 18-21 FIVB Rio de Janeiro Four Star, Brazil W US$150,000
May 31-Jun 4 FIVB Moscow Three Star, Russia M US$75,000
May 31-Jun 4 FIVB Moscow Three Star, Russia W US$75,000
Jun 8-11 AVP New York City Open M&W TBD



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