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Tuesday, July 25, 2017
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Players: 9867 7428 17295
Tournaments: 1719 1299 3018
 
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Mustafa Bengu 56
Roseli Timm 55
Kim Berrington 54
Petri Sainio 51
Emanuel Fernandes 50
Alison Scorghie 48
Steve Nall 47
Anna-Maria Xavier 46
Erik Moore 45
Mouktar Mohamed Salleh 43
Scott Perry 43
Massimo Di Risio 39
Shamsu Awudu 38
Marcella Armarelis 36
Guillermo Hernan 35
Jeffrey Bunge 35
Chris Cooper 35
Lindsay Stalzer 33
Esther Biedermann 33
Alexander Huber 32
Tanja Diechtler 32
Anicia Wood 32
Yuliya Nozhyna 31
Andris Jonass 30
Michael Prindiville 29
Manuel Sutter 29
Brenden Pence 28
Antreas Savvidis 26
Julia Schmidt 26
Nairobi Agramonte 23
Anton Menner 23
Katarina Raicevic 23
Aleksandra Wroblewska 22
Barbora Pilatova 22
Tyler Cobian 21
Polina Tsyganova 19
Vivien Tournier 17
 
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Beach Volleyball History
In 1971
Bob Clem and Larry Rundle won the Parks & Rec Corona del Mar Open.  It was the 4th win for Bob Clem, the 8th win for Larry Rundle, and the 2nd win for the team.
In 1982
Sinjin Smith and Randy Stoklos won the Parks & Rec Jose Cuervo Laguna Beach.  It was the 24th win for Sinjin Smith, the 3rd win for Randy Stoklos, and the 2nd win for the team.
In 1982
Nancy Cohen and Kathy Gregory won the Parks & Rec Orville and Wilbur's Marine Street Open.  It was the 15th win for Nancy Cohen, the 31st win for Kathy Gregory, and the 11th win for the team.
In 1993
Karch Kiraly and Kent Steffes won the AVP Miller Lite Belmar Open.  It was the 77th win for Karch Kiraly, the 48th win for Kent Steffes, and the 37th win for the team.
In 1993
Karolyn Kirby and Liz Masakayan won the WPVA Coors Light Pismo Beach Open.  It was the 40th win for Karolyn Kirby, the 18th win for Liz Masakayan, and the 10th win for the team.
In 1993
Cammy Ciarelli and Holly McPeak won the AVP Women's Tour Belmar.  It was the 6th win for Cammy Ciarelli, the 8th win for Holly McPeak, and the 4th win for the team.
In 1998
Sandra Pires and Adriana Samuel won the FIVB French Open.  It was the 17th win for Sandra Pires, the 7th win for Adriana Samuel, and the 2nd win for the team.
In 1999
Jose Loiola and Emanuel Rego won the FIVB World Championships.  It was the 40th win for Jose Loiola, the 27th win for Emanuel Rego, and the 10th win for the team.
In 2004
Emanuel Rego and Ricardo Santos won the FIVB Mazury Open.  It was the 53rd win for Emanuel Rego, the 26th win for Ricardo Santos, and the 10th win for the team.
In 2004
Eric Fonoimoana and Kevin Wong won the AVP Hermosa Beach Open Presented by Bud Light.  It was the 14th win for Eric Fonoimoana, the 8th win for Kevin Wong, and the 2nd win for the team.
In 2004
Marie-Andree Lessard and Sarah Maxwell won the FIVB Italy Challenger.  It was the 1st win for Marie-Andree Lessard, the 1st win for Sarah Maxwell, and the 1st win for the team.
In 2004
Giorgio Domenghini and Paolo Ficosecco won the FIVB Morocco Satellite.  It was the 1st win for Giorgio Domenghini, the 1st win for Paolo Ficosecco, and the 1st win for the team.
In 2004
Martins Plavins and Aleksandrs Samoilovs won the   CEV U20 European Championships.  It was the 1st win for Martins Plavins, the 1st win for Aleksandrs Samoilovs, and the 1st win for the team.
In 2004
Ruth Flemig and Ilka Semmler won the   CEV U20 European Championships.  It was the 1st win for Ruth Flemig, the 1st win for Ilka Semmler, and the 1st win for the team.
In 2009
Americans Phil Dalhausser and Todd Rogers defeat Germans Julius Brink and Jonas Reckermann 21-18, 21-15 in 48 minutes in the Semifinals at the World Series 13 Grand Chelem in Marseille, France to snap their 25-match winning streak -- the longest in SWATCH FIVB World Tour history. The German duo began their streak at the World Championships in Stavanger, Norway one month earlier where they won that event plus the next two Grand Slams in Gstaad, Switzerland, and Moscow, Russia. The gold medal match in Moscow had set the record of 22 straight breaking Dalhausser's and Roger's record of 21 set in 2008 when they also won three straight events in Berlin, Paris, and Stavanger.
In 2010
Phil Dalhausser and Todd Rogers won all five of their matches on their way to the title at the Long Beach Open to complete the 2010 AVP season with a perfect 34-0 match record. In winning five of the six events in which they played (along with a shared 2nd place in Ft. Lauderdale due to weather), the duo was only pushed to three sets in 6 of their 34 matches, winning by an average score of 21-16. They become the only men's team to finish a season undefeated, matching a perfect 39-0 season in 2003 by fellow Olympic gold medalists, Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh.
In 2010
Maria Antonelli and Talita Antunes won the FIVB World Series 13.  It was the 8th win for Maria Antonelli, the 10th win for Talita Antunes, and the 5th win for the team.
In 2010
Artis Caics and Toms Smedins won the   CEV Challenger Novi Sad.  It was the 2nd win for Artis Caics, the 4th win for Toms Smedins, and the 2nd win for the team.
In 2010
Phil Dalhausser and Todd Rogers won the AVP NIVEA Tour Long Beach Open presented by Malibu Rum.  It was the 57th win for Phil Dalhausser, the 68th win for Todd Rogers, and the 55th win for the team.
In 2010
Penggen Wu and Linyin Xu won the FIVB World Series 13.  It was the 2nd win for Penggen Wu, the 2nd win for Linyin Xu, and the 2nd win for the team.
In 2010
Nicole Branagh and Misty May-Treanor won the AVP NIVEA Tour Long Beach Open presented by Malibu Rum.  It was the 18th win for Nicole Branagh, the 107th win for Misty May-Treanor, and the 2nd win for the team.
 
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7/24/2017
Americans Brunner & Patterson building towards World Championships
Lausanne, Switzerland, July 24, 2017 - As a new team on the 2017 FIVB World Tour, Theo Brunner and Casey Patterson have had a roller coaster of a season.
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German women seeking World Championship gold
Vienna, Austria, July 24, 2017 - Watch out, Germany. Germany is gaining on you. When Laura Ludwig and Kira Walkenhorst cemented their spot-on top of the world by winning the Rio 2016 Olympic gold medal, the Germans also established the fact that they would be the team that the rest of the world would take aim at on the 2017 FIVB World Tour.
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Tips from FIVB World Tour participants
Long Beach, USA, July 24, 2017 - Participants on the international beach volleyball circuit provide their tips to accommodate for those hot and sunny summer days expected for the 2017 FIVB Beach Volleyball World Championships to be played July 28 through August 6 in Vienna, Austria.
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7/23/2017
France’s Krou and Aye on top of Agadir
Agadir, Morocco, July 23, 2017 – France’s Youssef Krou and Quincy Aye triumphed with the men’s title at the Agadir stop on the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour 2017.
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Agadir brings first World Tour gold to Eiholzer and Gerson!
Agadir, Morocco, July 23, 2017 – Nicole Eiholzer and Dunja Gerson triumphed with their first gold from a top international competition.
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Bockermann & Fluggen top Olsztyn men’s podium
Olsztyn, Poland, July 23, 2017 - For the third-time this season and the 16th-time overall in the 30-year history of the FIVB World Tour, a men’s team that qualified for a FIVB World Tour Main Draw won an event as Markus Bockermann and Lars Fluggen of Germany topped the podium here Sunday at the US$300,000 Warmia Mazury Olsztyn Open.
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Brazilians Talita & Larissa regain Olsztyn gold
Olsztyn, Poland, July 23, 2017 - Talita Antunes and Larissa Franca of Brazil regained their winning ways on the center court at the Crooked Lake (Lake Ukiel or Krzywe Lake) venue here Sunday to capture the women’s gold medal at the US$300,000 Warmia Mazury Olsztyn Open.
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Brazilians Agatha & Duda Claim Olsztyn Bronze
Olsztyn, Poland, July 23, 2017 - Due to a right shoulder injury suffered by Kerri Walsh Jennings, Agatha Bednarczuk and Eduarda "Duda" Lisboa of Brazil claimed the Warmia Mazury Olsztyn Open bronze medal here Sunday via an injury forfeit over the three-time Olympic and world champion Kerri Walsh Jennings and her American partner Nicole Branagh.
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7/22/2017
Behrens and Schumacher claim Satellite title in Ljubljana
Ljubljana, Slovenia, July 22, 2017. The final day of the 2017 CEV Beach Volleyball Satellite in Ljubljana offered some exciting actions, lots of sun and crowned Kim Behrens and Anni Schumacher from Germany with the title of champions after impressing over the last two days.
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Krou and Aye upset top seeds in Agadir, Moroccans write history
Agadir, Morocco, July 22, 2017 – The men’s quarterfinals at the Agadir stop on the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour 2017 started off with a major upset. On Saturday afternoon, at Plage Jour et Nuit on Morocco’s Atlantic coast, a French pair, seeded sixth, knocked out the main draw leaders.
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Germans Bockermann & Fluggen to play for men’s Olsztyn gold
Olsztyn, Poland, July 22, 2017 - After finishing 41st, 25th and 33rd in their last three FIVB World Tour events, German Olympians Markus Bockermann and Lars Fluggen won three matches here Saturday at the $300,000 Warmia Mazury Olsztyn Open to advance to the gold medal match.
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Brazil and Canada qualify for women’s Olsztyn final
Olsztyn, Poland, July 22, 2017 - Top-seeded Talita Antunes/Larissa Franca of Brazil and third-seeded Melissa Humana-Paredes/Sarah Pavan of Canada won two matches each here Saturday at the $300,000 Warmia Mazury Olsztyn Open to advance to Sunday’s gold medal match.
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Betsi Flint and Kelley Larsen win Ulsan
Ulsan, Korea, July 22, 2017 – Third-seeded Betsi Flint and Kelley Larsen are the champions of the women-only one-star Ulsan stop on the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour 2017! The two Americans, both born in 1992, upset the top seed in the main draw Varapatsorn Radarong and Tanarattha Udomchavee from Thailand with a straight-set win in the grand final at Jinha Beach on Korea’s eastern coast.
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Major upsets in Agadir as women’s semis are determined
Agadir, Morocco, July 22, 2017 – A couple of major upsets occurred during Saturday’s women’s quarterfinals at the Agadir stop on the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour 2017, as teams from Japan, Paraguay, France and Switzerland advanced to Sunday’s semis.
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7/21/2017
Action continues on 3 fronts in Ljubljana as city is wowed by Beach Volleyball
Ljubljana, Slovenia, July 21, 2017. The 2017 CEV Beach Volleyball European Championship Ljubljana Masters & Satellite served up some exciting games, amazing atmosphere and a lot of good volleyball right in the centre of Ljubljana.
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Six countries advance to Olsztyn women’s quarterfinals
Olsztyn, Poland, July 21, 2017 - Eight women’s teams from six countries earned quarterfinal berths here Friday after winning elimination matches at the $300,000 the Warmia Mazury Olsztyn Open as the FIVB World Tour returns to the Lake Ukiel venue for the third-straight season.
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Swiss pairs break men’s seeding in Agadir
Agadir, Morocco, July 21, 2017 – Two Swiss teams managed to break the seeding in the first round of the men’s main draw at the Agadir stop on the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour 2017. Mirco Gerson followed in the footsteps of his younger sister Dunja from earlier on Friday and qualified for Saturday’s quarterfinals at Plage Jour et Nuit on Morocco’s Atlantic coast.
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Eiholzer and Gerson win all-Swiss duel in Agadir
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Ross seeks another World Championship
Long Beach, USA, July 21, 2017 - As one of six FIVB world champions in the women’s field for the 2017 edition of the prestigious event, April Ross is hoping that her big right toe has healed from a dislocation and feels that she and her new America partner Lauren Fendrick have started to "figure some things out" as a team.
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Dynamics feel good for Canadians Pedlow & Schachter
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Qualifying Australia & Belarus pairs net Olsztyn pool titles
Olsztyn, Poland, July 21, 2017 - The qualifying teams of Christopher McHugh/Damien Schumann of Australia and Aliaksandr Dziadkou/Aliaksandr Kavalenka of Belarus won matches here Friday morning to claim men’s pool titles at this week’s US$300,000 Warmia Mazury Olsztyn Open.
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"Viva Vienna"
July 20, 2017
By  Tom Feuer
The World Championships begin next week in Vienna, Austria and the format is unlike any other elite global tournament as it features a robust field of 48 teams in each gender distributed among 12 pools of four players each.
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Upcoming Tournaments
Dates Tour Tournament Gender Purse
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
Aug 4-6 CEV C&S Satellite Larnaca, Larnaka, Cyprus W € 4,000
Aug 10-13 CEV C&S Satellite Vaduz, Liechtenstein M € 4,000
Aug 10-13 CEV C&S Satellite Vaduz, Liechtenstein W € 4,000
Aug 10-12 NVL NVL Hermosa Beach M&W TBD
Aug 16-20 CEV European Championship Final, Jurmala, Latvia M € 100,000
Aug 16-20 CEV European Championship Final, Jurmala, Latvia W € 100,000
Aug 17-20 AVP Manhattan Beach Open M&W $225,000
Aug 23-27 FIVB Swatch Beach Volleyball FIVB World Tour Finals, Hamburg, Germany M&W US$800,000
Aug 24-27 CEV Jr/Youth U18 Beach Volleyball European Championship, Kazan, Russia M
Aug 24-27 CEV Jr/Youth U18 Beach Volleyball European Championship, Kazan, Russia W
Aug 24-26 NVL NVL Virginia Beach M&W TBD



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