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Players: 9557 7134 16691
Tournaments: 1682 1257 2939
 
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Susan Carroll 51
Caron Janc 51
Laura Bruschini 50
Ninahua Bezerra 50
Matt Lyles 47
Stace Lougeay 46
Gifta Dujon 41
Yuko Nakabayashi 41
Tarik Guray Sahin 39
Camila Fonseca 38
Tim Ryan 38
Ruby Lucero 37
Stephanie Chapek 37
Marcela Gamarra 37
Ester Ribera 37
Jaren Barredo 36
Erin Breithaupt 35
Brock Redmond 34
Grzegorz Klimek 33
Alexey Sidorenko 33
Matt Belante 33
Frank Gal 32
Gunita Packajeva 31
Pei Shan Hsieh 29
Sami Outhman 28
Benita Tamutyte 27
Karla Martinez 27
Maximilian von Deichmann 25
Samara Aleman 23
Morea Wagner 21
Sachin Avril 20
Briggitte Batioja 20
Tim Van de Wielle 19
Sara Tiihonen 17
Viktoria Lysytsia 16
 
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Beach Volleyball History
In 1956
Bernie Holtzman and Gene Selznick won the Parks & Rec Santa Monica Muscle Beach Open.  It was the 13th win for Bernie Holtzman, the 12th win for Gene Selznick, and the 8th win for the team.
In 1962
Ron Lang and Gene Selznick won the Parks & Rec Will Rogers State Beach Open.  It was the 15th win for Ron Lang, the 30th win for Gene Selznick, and the 14th win for the team.
In 1968
Ron Lang and Ron Von Hagen won the Parks & Rec Corona del Mar Open.  It was the 33rd win for Ron Lang, the 17th win for Ron Von Hagen, and the 12th win for the team.
In 1984
Mike Dodd and Tim Hovland won the AVP Ocean Beach Open.  It was the 14th win for Mike Dodd, the 15th win for Tim Hovland, and the 14th win for the team.
In 1990
Karolyn Kirby and Jackie Silva won the WPVA Flamingo Hilton Boulder Open.  It was the 7th win for Karolyn Kirby, the 40th win for Jackie Silva, and the 6th win for the team.
In 1995
Roberto Lopes and Franco Neto won the FIVB French Open.  It was the 11th win for Roberto Lopes, the 9th win for Franco Neto, and the 9th win for the team.
In 1998
Eva Celbova Rysava and Sona Novakova won the CEV Rhodes Open.  It was the 2nd win for Eva Celbova Rysava, the 2nd win for Sona Novakova, and the 2nd win for the team.
In 2000
Laura Bruschini and Annamaria Solazzi won the CEV European Championships.  It was the 4th win for Laura Bruschini, the 4th win for Annamaria Solazzi, and the 4th win for the team.
In 2001
Anna Voronova and Ekaterina Voronova won the   CEV U23 European Championships.  It was the 2nd win for Anna Voronova, the 2nd win for Ekaterina Voronova, and the 2nd win for the team.
In 2001
Shaylyn Bede and Maria Clara Salgado won the FIVB Jr/Youth Under 21 World Championships.  It was the 1st win for Shaylyn Bede, the 1st win for Maria Clara Salgado, and the 1st win for the team.
In 2001
Shelda Bede and Adriana Behar won the FIVB Hong Kong Open.  It was the 27th win for Shelda Bede, the 27th win for Adriana Behar, and the 27th win for the team.
In 2001
Jose Pedrosa and Jose Teixeira won the   CEV U23 European Championships.  It was the 1st win for Jose Pedrosa, the 1st win for Jose Teixeira, and the 1st win for the team.
In 2001
Barbra Fontana and Elaine Youngs won the AVP Michelob Light Open at Manhattan Beach Presented by Paul Mitchell.  It was the 20th win for Barbra Fontana, the 14th win for Elaine Youngs, and the 4th win for the team.
In 2001
Stein Metzger and Kevin Wong won the AVP Michelob Light Open at Manhattan Beach Presented by Paul Mitchell.  It was the 3rd win for Stein Metzger, the 4th win for Kevin Wong, and the 3rd win for the team.
In 2001
Pedro Cunha and Anselmo Sigoli won the FIVB Jr/Youth Under 21 World Championships.  It was the 1st win for Pedro Cunha, the 1st win for Anselmo Sigoli, and the 1st win for the team.
In 2007
Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh Jennings won the AVP Brooklyn Open presented by Cushman & Wakefield.  It was the 85th win for Misty May-Treanor, the 82nd win for Kerri Walsh Jennings, and the 79th win for the team.
In 2007
Clemens Doppler and Peter Gartmayer won the CEV Nestea European Championship.  It was the 2nd win for Clemens Doppler, the 1st win for Peter Gartmayer, and the 1st win for the team.
In 2012
Emilia Nystrom and Erika Nystrom won the 2012 CEV Beach Volleyball European Championship Varna Masters.  It was the 5th win for Emilia Nystrom, the 5th win for Erika Nystrom, and the 5th win for the team.
In 2012
John Hyden and Sean Scott won the   Jose Cuervo Pro Beach Volleyball Series Manhattan Beach Open.  It was the 20th win for John Hyden, the 22nd win for Sean Scott, and the 17th win for the team.
In 2012
Jenny Kropp and Whitney Pavlik won the   Jose Cuervo Pro Beach Volleyball Series Manhattan Beach Open.  It was the 12th win for Jenny Kropp, the 12th win for Whitney Pavlik, and the 12th win for the team.
In 2012
Yarleen Santiago and Yamileska Yantin won the NORCECA Norceca Beach Volleyball Circuit Puerto Rico.  It was the 9th win for Yarleen Santiago, the 4th win for Yamileska Yantin, and the 3rd win for the team.
In 2012
Jan Hadrava and Robert Kufa won the 2012 CEV Beach Volleyball European Championship Varna Masters.  It was the 1st win for Jan Hadrava, the 3rd win for Robert Kufa, and the 1st win for the team.
In 2012
Eric Haddock and Roberto Rodriguez-Bertran won the NORCECA Norceca Beach Volleyball Circuit Puerto Rico.  It was the 2nd win for Eric Haddock, the 6th win for Roberto Rodriguez-Bertran, and the 2nd win for the team.
In 2014
Eduarda Lisboa and Ana Patricia Silva won the FIVB Jr/Youth Nanjing Youth Olympic Games.  It was the 3rd win for Eduarda Lisboa, the 1st win for Ana Patricia Silva, and the 1st win for the team.
 
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8/26/2016
All Greek duos advance to the knockout phase at Thessaloniki
Thessaloniki, Greece, August 26, 2016. Greece’s young Beach Volleyball ambassadors did well during the group stage of the 2016 CEV U22 Beach Volleyball European Championship, at Avant Garde Sports Club, where quite a few spectators witnessed them advancing towards the knockout phase of the tournament.
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Lehtonen connects with her family at the Kisakallio CEV Satellite
Kisakallio, Finland, August 26, 2016. After the second day of the Kisakallio CEV Satellite only 12 teams are left to compete for the total amount of 7500 euros prize money and taking ranking points at the same time. For the Finnish Riikka Lehtonen this tournament brings her close with her family, as both her parents also play a little role in the competition.
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8/25/2016
Latvia’s Samoilovs/Smedins win their pool 3-0 on Thursday
Long Beach, Calif., USA, August 25, 2016 - They carried the weight of their country on their shoulders and they knew it. Latvia’s Aleksandrs Samoilovs and Janis Smedins had also put the pressure on themselves heading into the Rio 2016 Olympics. They had just won the A1 Major Klagenfurt and they headed to Brazil as the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour leaders, so certainly the expectations were high for the Latvians.
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Spain’s Fernandez/Baqueriza lead six 3-0 women’s duos to elim rounds at FIVB Long Beach Grand Slam
Long Beach, Calif., USA, August 25, 2016 — It took a win in a match between a pair of Olympic teams, but Spain’s Liliana Fernandez/Elsa Baquerizo prevailed to win their third of three pool play matches Thursday to advance with a first-round bye to the elimination rounds of the internationally-televised ASICS World Series of Beach Volleyball that features the $800,000 FIVB Long Beach Grand Slam being held in Long Beach, Calif.
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#EuroBeachVolleyU22 starts on a high note in Greece
Thessaloniki, Greece, August 25, 2016. The opening day of the CEV U22 Beach Volleyball European Championship was more than promising at the village of Kardia, just outside Greece’s metropolis of the north, where the tournament got underway on Thursday.
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Danish and Swiss teams earn their first ever CEV Main Draw spot
Lohja, Finland, August 25, 2016. The CEV Beach Volleyball Satellite tournament at Kisakallio Sports Institute started on Thursday with five qualification matches. The pre-favourites lived up to their reputation and even though the matches were tough, they all progressed to the Main Draw without any difficulties.
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8/24/2016
USA’s Walsh Jennings/Ross enjoy two home sand wins Wednesday at FIVB Long Beach Grand Slam
Long Beach, Calif., USA, August 24, 2016 — Kerri Walsh Jennings and April Ross are the proud new owners of an Olympic bronze medal in Beach Volleyball, an achievement that they grew to appreciate coming home from the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.
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Thessaloniki welcomes Europe’s next golden generation
Thessaloniki, Greece, August 24, 2016. The city of Thessaloniki is ready to host the 2016 CEV U22 Beach Volleyball European Championship, which gathers the cream of the crop of Europe’s up-and-coming talents.
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USA Olympians Lucena/Dalhausser start quickly with men’s pool play win at FIVB Long Beach Grand Slam
Long Beach, Calif., USA, August 24, 2016 — USA Olympians Nick Lucena/Phil Dalhausser got things started in a hurry on their ‘home country’ sand, winning their first of three main draw pool play matches Wednesday at the internationally-televised ASICS World Series of Beach Volleyball that features the $800,000 FIVB Long Beach Grand Slam being held in Long Beach, Calif.
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Trips to Toronto at stake in Long Beach
Long Beach, Calif., United States, August 24, 2016 - With the Rio 2016 Olympic Games over, the FIVB World Tour resumes here this week with the US$800,000 ASICS World Series of Beach Volleyball as the event is the last international stop to help set the field for the 2016 SWATCH FIVB World Tour Finals to be staged September 13-18 in Toronto, Canada.
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8/23/2016
Brazil’s George/Thiago among eight men qualifiers for main draw at $800,000 FIVB Long Beach Grand Slam
Long Beach, Calif., USA, August 23, 2016 — Brazil’s George Wanderley and Thiago Barbosa upset a USA host-country tandem Tuesday to earn one of eight qualifying spots in the 32-team men’s main draw at the this week’s ASICS World Series of Beach Volleyball that features the $800,000 FIVB Long Beach Grand Slam being held in Long Beach, Calif.
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USA’s Larsen/Flint among eight women qualifiers for main draw at $800,000 FIVB Long Beach Grand Slam
Long Beach, Calif., USA, August 23, 2016 — Creating a good start to their first event as a team on the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour, USA’s Kelley Larsen/Betsi Flint won two ‘home-sand’ qualifying matches Tuesday to earn one of eight women’s main draw spots in this week’s ASICS World Series of Beach Volleyball that features the $800,000 FIVB Long Beach Grand Slam in sunny Southern California.
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Joy and gratitude for silver medallists Agatha and Barbara
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, August 23, 2016 - Agatha Bednarczuk and Barbara Seixas said a sense of joy and gratitude were the dominant feelings following their silver medal in the women's beach volleyball tournament at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.
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8/22/2016
CEV Satellite to raise international profile of Kisakallio Sports Institute
Lohja, Finland, August 22, 2016. Kisakallio Sports Institute is an ideal place for top athletes. It is located in the city of Lohja, just less than a one-hour drive from Helsinki-Vantaa Airport.
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Alison and Bruno split gold medal with coach
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, August 22, 2016 - Alison Cerutti and Bruno Oscar Schmidt, who defeated Italians Daniele Lupo and Paolo Nicolai to claim gold in the men's beach volleyball tournament final on Thursday, commissioned a replica of their gold medal to offer to their coach Leandro Andreão.
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8/21/2016
2016 FIVB World Tour regular season finale in USA at $800,000 FIVB Long Beach Grand Slam in SoCal
Lausanne, Switzerland, August 21, 2016 — Spiced up with rosters filled with Olympians from all over the world returning from the Rio 2016 Olympic Games in Brazil, the Fédération Internationale de Volleyball (FIVB) now heads to the United States for the regular-season finale of the internationally-televised 2016 FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour.
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Dutchmen “floating” home to meet the "King"! Then Toronto?
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, August 21, 2016 - Two days after winning the men's Beach Volleyball bronze medal on iconic Copacabana, Alexander Brouwer and Robert Meeuwsen of The Netherlands were still "floating on a cloud" after reaching the podium at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.
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August 19, 2016
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(Rio de Janeiro August 17) Some final thoughts on the Rio beach volleyball competition (this is being written just before the medal matches)
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Upcoming Tournaments
Dates Tour Tournament Gender Purse
Aug 23-28 FIVB Long Beach Grand Slam, United States M US$400,000
Aug 23-28 FIVB Long Beach Grand Slam, United States W US$400,000
Aug 25-28 CEV C&S CEV Beach Volleyball Satellite Kisakallio, Lohja, Finland W € 7,500
Aug 25-28 CEV Jr/Youth CEV U22 Beach Volleyball European Championship, Thessaloniki, Greece M
Aug 25-28 CEV Jr/Youth CEV U22 Beach Volleyball European Championship, Thessaloniki, Greece W
Aug 26-28 NVL NVL Virginia Beach M $25,000
Aug 26-28 NVL NVL Virginia Beach W $25,000
Sep 1-4 AVP AVP Championships, Chicago M $100,000
Sep 1-4 AVP AVP Championships, Chicago W $100,000
Sep 1-4 CEV CEV Beach Volleyball European Championship Jurmala Masters, Latvia M € 25,000
Sep 1-4 CEV CEV Beach Volleyball European Championship Jurmala Masters, Latvia W € 25,000
Sep 8-12 NVL Players Championships, Port St. Lucie M&W $100,000
Sep 13-18 FIVB World Tour Finals, Toronto, Canada M&W US$500,000



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