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Sunday, August 19, 2018
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Players: 10436 7897 18333
Tournaments: 1792 1374 3166
 
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Hugo Forster 51
Laura Higgins 51
Quentin Spiegel 48
Sung-Hyun Kim 47
Matt Sokolowski 44
Hernan Valcarce 43
Mette Jensen Flugge 43
Adil El Andaloussi 42
Denis Rovkin 42
Sabrina Cutri' 41
Nikki Higley 41
Andrew Klein 41
Stephanie Dehant 40
Will Paulson 39
Carlos Rivera 38
Trisha Hilder 34
Mariana Diaconita 32
Ahmed Nassir 31
Ondrej Hromadko 31
Christoph Berger 31
Joanna Healy 31
Pelle Klein 30
Megan Thornberry 29
Celine Obiyi Ongala 29
Julio Alvarez 28
Minori Kumada 27
Fredrik Ingebrigtsen 27
Gahyun Kim 25
Ahmed Farag 25
Eduardo Davi 24
Andre Loyola 24
Sergiy Grabovskyy 24
Valeriu Braicov 21
Leying Jiang 19
Sarah Schulz 19
Mara Betschart 18
Mikolaj Nawrocki 16
 
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Beach Volleyball History
In 1973
Bob Jackson and Fred Zuelich won the Parks & Rec Manhattan Beach Open.  It was the 2nd win for Bob Jackson, the 1st win for Fred Zuelich, and the 1st win for the team.
In 1979
Gary Hooper and Steve Obradovich won the Parks & Rec Sorrento Beach Open.  It was the 8th win for Gary Hooper, the 6th win for Steve Obradovich, and the 5th win for the team.
In 1979
Sandy Malpee and Nina Matthies won the Parks & Rec Hermosa Beach Open.  It was the 4th win for Sandy Malpee, the 5th win for Nina Matthies, and the 1st win for the team.
In 1985
Nancy Cothron and Donna Townsend won the Parks & Rec Miller Chicago Women's Open.  It was the 1st win for Nancy Cothron, the 1st win for Donna Townsend, and the 1st win for the team.
In 1990
Nina Matthies and Elaine Roque won the WPVA Flamingo Hilton World Championships.  It was the 43rd win for Nina Matthies, the 4th win for Elaine Roque, and the 1st win for the team.
In 1990
Brent Frohoff and Karch Kiraly won the AVP Miller Lite Seattle Open.  It was the 16th win for Brent Frohoff, the 40th win for Karch Kiraly, and the 9th win for the team.
In 1995
Scott Ayakatubby and Karch Kiraly won the AVP Jose Cuervo Gold Crown Boulder.  It was the 14th win for Scott Ayakatubby, the 111th win for Karch Kiraly, and the 7th win for the team.
In 1995
Ze Marco de Melo and Emanuel Rego won the FIVB Belgium Open.  It was the 2nd win for Ze Marco de Melo, the 2nd win for Emanuel Rego, and the 2nd win for the team.
In 2001
Shelda Bede and Adriana Behar won the FIVB China Open.  It was the 26th win for Shelda Bede, the 26th win for Adriana Behar, and the 26th win for the team.
In 2001
Thomas Klepper and Murilo Toscano won the FIVB Swiss Satellite.  It was the 3rd win for Thomas Klepper, the 3rd win for Murilo Toscano, and the 3rd win for the team.
In 2001
Stein Metzger and Kevin Wong won the AVP Michelob Light Open at Santa Barbara Presented by Paul Mitchell.  It was the 2nd win for Stein Metzger, the 3rd win for Kevin Wong, and the 2nd win for the team.
In 2001
Dianne DeNecochea and Liz Masakayan won the AVP Michelob Light Open at Santa Barbara Presented by Paul Mitchell.  It was the 1st win for Dianne DeNecochea, the 47th win for Liz Masakayan, and the 1st win for the team.
In 2006
Mike Lambert and Stein Metzger won the AVP Brooklyn Open presented by Cushman & Wakefield.  It was the 11th win for Mike Lambert, the 12th win for Stein Metzger, and the 4th win for the team.
In 2006
Katrin Holtwick and Ilka Semmler won the FIVB Vaduz Satellite.  It was the 1st win for Katrin Holtwick, the 2nd win for Ilka Semmler, and the 1st win for the team.
In 2006
Inese Jursone and Inguna Minusa won the FIVB Turku Satellite.  It was the 1st win for Inese Jursone, the 2nd win for Inguna Minusa, and the 1st win for the team.
In 2007
Nicole Branagh and Elaine Youngs won the AVP Bob's Stores Boston Open at Marina Bay.  It was the 3rd win for Nicole Branagh, the 38th win for Elaine Youngs, and the 3rd win for the team.
In 2007
Harley Marques and Pedro Solberg won the FIVB PAF Open.  It was the 5th win for Harley Marques, the 5th win for Pedro Solberg, and the 2nd win for the team.
In 2007
Vivian Cunha and Angela Lavalle won the FIVB Good Luck Beijing Challenger.  It was the 1st win for Vivian Cunha, the 1st win for Angela Lavalle, and the 1st win for the team.
In 2007
Joao Maciel and Bruno Oscar Schmidt won the FIVB Lausanne Satellite.  It was the 1st win for Joao Maciel, the 2nd win for Bruno Oscar Schmidt, and the 1st win for the team.
In 2007
Frederike Fischer and Jana Kohler won the   CEV U23 European Championships.  It was the 2nd win for Frederike Fischer, the 4th win for Jana Kohler, and the 1st win for the team.
In 2007
Sebastian Fuchs and Thomas Kaczmarek won the   CEV U23 European Championships.  It was the 2nd win for Sebastian Fuchs, the 2nd win for Thomas Kaczmarek, and the 2nd win for the team.
In 2007
Misty May-Treanor became the all-time earnings leader on the women's side following her second place finish in Boston. She has collected a total of $1,505,157.50 in her short career thus far (136 tournaments). Nine men's players have earned more money, but all have at least 50 more tournaments played.
In 2012
Martins Plavins and Janis Smedins won the FIVB Mazuri Orlen Grand Slam.  It was the 5th win for Martins Plavins, the 2nd win for Janis Smedins, and the 1st win for the team.
In 2012
Lorenz Petutschnig and Tobias Winter won the   2012 CEV U20 Beach Volleyball European Championship.  It was the 1st win for Lorenz Petutschnig, the 1st win for Tobias Winter, and the 1st win for the team.
In 2012
Jagoda Gruszczynska and Katarzyna Kociolek won the   2012 CEV U20 Beach Volleyball European Championship.  It was the 2nd win for Jagoda Gruszczynska, the 3rd win for Katarzyna Kociolek, and the 2nd win for the team.
 
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8/18/2018
Home hopes still alive as 2 Czech teams reach #EuroBeachVolleyU18 semis
Brno, Czech Republic, 18 August, 2018. All is set for the final day of #EuroBeachVolleyU18 as all the semi-finalists are known for both boys and girls.
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“They’re living the dream”
Hamburg, Germany, Aug. 18, 2018 - Ssshhh, don’t wake these guys up. They’re living the dream. Putting the cap on one of the great runs in their sport’s history, the Norway Beach Volleyball Vikings - the rest of the world is quickly becoming acquainted with Anders Mol and Christian Sorum - stormed to victory Saturday to capture the Beach Volleyball FIVB World Tour Finals presented by vodafone in resounding fashion.
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Mol & Sorum surpass Beach Volleyball legends in winning World Tour Finals
Hamburg, Germany, August 18, 2018 -The “hottest” and “youngest” Beach Volleyball team on planet earth surpassed several legends of the sport here Saturday evening as Anders Mole and Christian Sorum of Norway captured their fourth-straight gold medal by winning the men’s finale at the US$800,000 FIVB World Tour Finals at Rothenbaum Stadium.
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Australians & Brazilians net women World Tour Final pool crowns
Hamburg, Germany, August 18, 2018 - Topping the women’s pools at the Beach Volleyball World Tour Finals presented by vodafone were Mariafe Artacho/Taliqua Clancy of Australia and Maria Antonelli/Carolina Salgado of Brazil as both teams won matches here Saturday mid-day to advance to the semi-finals at the US$800,000 event.
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Reunited in Hamburg at the World Tour Finals
Hamburg, Germany, August 18, 2018 - On the two-year anniversary of their Beach Volleyball gold medal triumph in the Rio 2016 Olympics, Laura Ludwig and Kira Walkenhorst were reunited here Friday in front of the media in their hometown at the Beach Volleyball FIVB World Tour Finals presented by vodafone.
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8/17/2018
Young players keep their ambitions high as #EuroBeachVolleyU18 moves to the Elimination stage
Brno, Czech Republic, 17 August, 2018. Top seeded teams from Czech Republic completed the first stage of the tournament with three wins out of three, just as the pretenders to the medals from Russia, Netherlands, Germany and the Swedish boys' team.
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Laboureur & Sude bounce back in Hamburg
Hamburg, Germany, August 17, 2018 - After a disappointing setback in their first match Thursday at the Beach Volleyball FIVB World Tour Finals presented by vodafone, Germans Chantel Laboureur and Julia Sude have regained control in their quest for a “final four” berth at this week’s US$800,000 event at Rothenbaum Stadium.
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Norway & Poland net men’s World Tour Finals pool titles
Hamburg, Germany, August 17, 2018 - The pairs of Anders Mol/Christian Sorum of Norway and Piotr Kantor/Bartosz Losiak of Poland captured pool titles here Friday mid-day to advance to the semifinals of the $800,000 Beach Volleyball FIVB World Tour Finals presented by Vodafone.
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Young German guns eyeing the next step
Hamburg, Germany, August 17, 2018 – The great week Clemens Wickler and Julius Thole are enjoying at the $800,000 Beach Volleyball FIVB World Tour Finals presented by Vodafone means a lot more for Germany than just the opportunity of fighting for a medal in the country’s home sand.
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8/16/2018
Pre-favourites secure spot in #EuroBeachVolleyU18 elimination phase
Brno, Czech Republic, August 16, 2018. Half of the pool play matches took place at Brno Reservoir on Thursday as the second largest city of the Czech Republic is playing host this week to the 2018 edition of the CEV U18 Beach Volleyball European Championship.
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Brazil, Canada & Czech Republic women’s pairs pace World Tour Finals
Hamburg, Germany, August 16, 2018 - Teams from Canada, Brazil and the Czech Republic are the only unbeaten women’s teams in the $800,000 Beach Volleyball FIVB World Tour Finals presented by Vodafone with 2-0 pool play records after two days of competition at Rothenbaum Stadium.
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Youth being served at the World Tour Finals
Hamburg, Germany, August 16, 2018 -The second day of men’s competition at the Beach Volleyball FIVB World Tour Finals presented by vodafone saw the elimination of two of the more experienced teams on the international circuit with five pairs with a combined age of 25 still in contention for the largest gold medal purse in the sport’s history.
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Loiola looking for Olympic return with Hughes/Summer
Hamburg, Germany, August 16, 2018 – Competing in the most important beach volleyball tournaments around the planet is nothing new to Brazilian star Jose Loiola, but the former player is now enjoying it from a different standpoint as he’s been traveling the world as the head coach of American team Summer Ross/Sara Hughes.
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8/15/2018
Qualification for #EuroBeachVolleyU18 in Brno is over!
Brno, Czech Republic, August 15, 2018. Two men’s pairs out of four and two women’s teams out of five made it through to the Main Draw of #EuroBeachVolleyU18 that starts on Thursday.
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Czech Republic ready to host #EuroBeachVolleyU18 once again!
Brno, Czech Republic, August 15, 2018. The 2018 edition of #EuroBeachVolleyU18 starts on Wednesday afternoon at the Brno Reservoir, in Sokol Brno Areal.
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Polish pair improve, but Norwegians still reign
Hamburg, Germany, August 15, 2018 -The last time Anders Mol and Christian Sorum met Michal Bryl and Grzegorz Fijalek of Poland on the FIVB World Tour, the Norwegians allows their gold medal opponent at the Vienna Major 29 points during their two-set win at the August 5 Beach Major Series event in the Austrian capital.
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Australians gain revenge in Hamburg
Hamburg, Germany, August 15, 2018 - After losing the gold medal match four months ago at the Commonwealth Games to Melissa Humana-Paredes and Sarah Pavan, Australians Mariafe Artacho and Taliqua Clancy gained revenge here Wednesday by defeating the Canadians in an opening women’s contest at the Beach Volleyball FIVB World Tour Finals.
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Keizer excited by early success after beach volleyball return
Hamburg, Germany, August 15, 2018 – When Sanne Keizer decided to resume her beach volleyball career last January after being away from the sport for almost four years, the Dutch Olympian had several questions to deal with.
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European men reign at World Tour Finals
Hamburg, Germany, August 15, 2018 - When Sunday comes about at the Beach Volleyball FIVB World Tours Finals Hamburg ’18 presented by Vodafone, men’s teams from the European continent will fill the podium at the season-ending international event at Rothenbaum Stadium.
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8/14/2018
Pool play launches Beach Volleyball World Tour Finals in Hamburg
Hamburg, Germany, August 14, 2018 - The fourth edition of the Beach Volleyball FIVB World Tour Finals starts here Wednesday with a 12-match pool play schedule at Rothenbaum Stadium featuring eight men and four women contests during the first of five days of competition.
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Aug 15-19, 2018 CEV Jr/Youth U18 Beach Volleyball European Championship, Brno, Czech Republic M
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Aug 15-19, 2018 FIVB Beach Volleyball FIVB World Tour Finals presented by Vodafone, Hamburg, Germany W US$400,000
Aug 16-19, 2018 AVP AVP Gold Series Manhattan Beach M $125,000
Aug 16-19, 2018 AVP AVP Gold Series Manhattan Beach W $125,000
Aug 23-26, 2018 FIVB Siofok One Star, Hungary M € 5,000
Aug 23-26, 2018 FIVB Siofok One Star, Hungary W € 5,000
Aug 28-Sep 1, 2018 FIVB Montpellier One Star, France M € 5,000
Aug 28-Sep 1, 2018 FIVB Montpellier One Star, France W € 5,000
Aug 30-Sep 2, 2018 AVP AVP Gold Series The Championships, Chicago M&W $250,000
Sep 13-16, 2018 FIVB Zhongwei Two Star, China W US$50,000
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