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Thursday, June 29, 2017
Database Statistics
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Players: 9806 7360 17166
Tournaments: 1707 1284 2991
 
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Stu Waite 73
John Czartosieski 55
Yvonne Schnegg-Ackermann 46
Timo Taroni 44
Sean Scott 44
Craig Pendergrass 43
Will Harris 41
Kurt Peters 40
Lisa Brown 40
Laura Hadjikyriacou 39
Luca Colaberardino 38
Charnette Fair 38
Aaron St. Lawrence 37
Christos Belos 37
Stefan Gunnarsson 35
Pablo Herrera 35
Candice McNally 34
Malin Ebike Brynildsen 33
Fernanda Alves 32
Cassie Pena 32
Jindrich Hovorka 31
Clinton Stemmet 29
Timmy Epps 29
Ivan Latunov 27
Miriam Arina 26
Lucia Enciondo 26
Sophie van Gestel 26
Marina Pilipenko 26
Garret Denney 26
Iuiliia Makarenko 25
Axel Menendez 24
Alexandra Varassova 23
Lukasz Kaczmarek 23
Katharina Holzer 19
Perpetu Sala Luamba 18
Omar Sayed 18
Qinglin Chen 18
Alyssa Slagerman 18
 
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Beach Volleyball History
In 1954
Don McMahon and Gene Selznick won the Parks & Rec Santa Monica Open.  It was the 3rd win for Don McMahon, the 4th win for Gene Selznick, and the 3rd win for the team.
In 1969
Henry Bergman and Larry Rundle won the Parks & Rec Semana Nautica.  It was the 4th win for Henry Bergman, the 5th win for Larry Rundle, and the 4th win for the team.
In 1969
Eileen Clancy and Georjean Garvey won the Parks & Rec Santa Monica Women's Open.  It was the 1st win for Eileen Clancy, the 1st win for Georjean Garvey, and the 1st win for the team.
In 1975
Greg Lee and Jim Menges won the Parks & Rec Santa Barbara Open.  It was the 7th win for Greg Lee, the 7th win for Jim Menges, and the 5th win for the team.
In 1986
Sinjin Smith and Randy Stoklos won the AVP Jose Cuervo Ventura Open.  It was the 57th win for Sinjin Smith, the 33rd win for Randy Stoklos, and the 32nd win for the team.
In 1986
Linda Hanley and Nina Matthies won the AVP Jose Cuervo Ventura Open.  It was the 27th win for Linda Hanley, the 36th win for Nina Matthies, and the 25th win for the team.
In 1997
Lisa Arce and Holly McPeak won the WPVA Ocean Pacific U.S. Open.  It was the 11th win for Lisa Arce, the 45th win for Holly McPeak, and the 11th win for the team.
In 1997
Jose Loiola and Kent Steffes won the AVP Miller Lite Cleveland Open.  It was the 22nd win for Jose Loiola, the 95th win for Kent Steffes, and the 9th win for the team.
In 1997
Martin Laciga and Paul Laciga won the FIVB Czech Republic Challenger.  It was the 1st win for Martin Laciga, the 1st win for Paul Laciga, and the 1st win for the team.
In 2003
Harley Marques and Franco Neto won the FIVB Vodafone Grand Slam.  It was the 2nd win for Harley Marques, the 16th win for Franco Neto, and the 1st win for the team.
In 2008
Isabelle Forrer and Sarah Schmocker won the FIVB Laredo Satellite.  It was the 1st win for Isabelle Forrer, the 1st win for Sarah Schmocker, and the 1st win for the team.
In 2008
Phil Dalhausser and Todd Rogers won the FIVB ConocoPhillips Grand Slam.  It was the 29th win for Phil Dalhausser, the 41st win for Todd Rogers, and the 28th win for the team.
In 2014
Maciej Kosiak and Maciej Rudol won the   2014 CEV Beach Volleyball Satellite Lausanne.  It was the 3rd win for Maciej Kosiak, the 2nd win for Maciej Rudol, and the 2nd win for the team.
In 2014
Phil Dalhausser and Sean Rosenthal won the FIVB Stavanger Grand Slam.  It was the 73rd win for Phil Dalhausser, the 20th win for Sean Rosenthal, and the 5th win for the team.
 
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6/29/2017
Croatian football star Perisic makes FIVB Beach Volleyball debut
Porec, Croatia, June 29, 2017 - Croatian football star Ivan Perisic played his first international beach volleyball match here Thursday morning at the Swatch Porec Major with compatriot Niksa Dellorco as the host country pair were challenging Brazilians Saymon Barbosa and Alvaro Filho in a contest delayed by 12 hours due to heavy rains Wednesday.
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6/28/2017
Brazilian & Czech Republic women lead Porec Major
Porec, Croatia, June 28, 2017 - Despite a delay due to rain, 30 of the 32 women’s pool play matches scheduled here Wednesday were completed as seven teams from five countries won two contests each in the $600,000 Porec Major.
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Austrians win three men’s matches at Porec Major
Porec, Croatia, June 28, 2017 - Three Austrian men’s team won Main Draw matches here Wednesday during the first of three days of pool play competition at the $600,000 Porec Major.
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Laguna celebration for Czech Republic pairs at Porec Major
Porec, Croatia, June 28, 2017 - The opening pool play women’s matches here Wednesday morning in the US$600,000 Porec Major was a “celebration” for two Czech Republic tandems as both teams were playing back-to-back matches on the same Laguna courts in this Croatian seaside resort.
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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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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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