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Friday, May 29, 2015
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Players: 8977 6586 15563
Tournaments: 1592 1166 2758
 
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Rudy Dvorak 51
Michelle Taulbee 47
Matthew Hunter 44
Evelyne Schneiter 44
Steve Laubenberg 42
Ingrid Morales 40
Peter Anundgard 34
William Lesho 34
Matthew Baker 33
Wessel Keemink 32
Beatrice Nortey 32
Maria Francisca Esteves 32
Philip Burrow 31
Kevin Oleson 30
Galina Boyko 30
Max Von Klopmann 30
Avery Harrison 30
Rando Ringmets 28
Elizaveta Ryabova 27
Ilya Mavrin 26
Frane Zanic 26
Vitalij Galinskij 25
Cozaru Gabriel 23
Mihai Dimitru 23
Theophile Carrau 22
Agostinho Tivane 20
Birthe Wittock 20
Aly Fayed 18
 
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Beach Volleyball History
In 1977
Gary Hooper and Fred Sturm won the Parks & Rec Santa Cruz Open.  It was the 2nd win for Gary Hooper, the 2nd win for Fred Sturm, and the 2nd win for the team.
In 1983
Mary Diamond and Janice Harrer won the Parks & Rec Sea Squirts Doheny Beach Open.  It was the 1st win for Mary Diamond, the 1st win for Janice Harrer, and the 1st win for the team.
In 1988
Kathy Gregory and Janice Harrer won the Parks & Rec Santa Monica Open.  It was the 50th win for Kathy Gregory, the 9th win for Janice Harrer, and the 6th win for the team.
In 1988
Scott Ayakatubby and Brent Frohoff won the AVP Miller Lite Ventura Open.  It was the 5th win for Scott Ayakatubby, the 5th win for Brent Frohoff, and the 5th win for the team.
In 1988
Mike Dodd and Tim Hovland won the AVP Miller Lite Ventura Open.  It was the 38th win for Mike Dodd, the 35th win for Tim Hovland, and the 34th win for the team.
In 1988
Sinjin Smith and Randy Stoklos won the AVP Miller Lite Ventura Open.  It was the 91st win for Sinjin Smith, the 67th win for Randy Stoklos, and the 66th win for the team.
In 1988
John Hanley and Dan Vrebalovich won the AVP Miller Lite Ventura Open.  It was the 13th win for John Hanley, the 1st win for Dan Vrebalovich, and the 1st win for the team.
In 1993
Karch Kiraly and Kent Steffes won the AVP Jose Cuervo Gold Crown Boulder.  It was the 71st win for Karch Kiraly, the 42nd win for Kent Steffes, and the 31st win for the team.
In 1994
Adam Johnson and Randy Stoklos won the AVP Nestea San Francisco Open.  It was the 12th win for Adam Johnson, the 117th win for Randy Stoklos, and the 1st win for the team.
In 1994
Barbra Fontana and Lori Forsythe won the WPVA Coors Light Myrtle Beach Open.  It was the 2nd win for Barbra Fontana, the 6th win for Lori Forsythe, and the 2nd win for the team.
In 1994
Cammy Ciarelli and Holly McPeak won the AVP Nestea San Francisco Open.  It was the 11th win for Cammy Ciarelli, the 13th win for Holly McPeak, and the 9th win for the team.
In 2005
Shaylyn Bede and Ana Paula Henkel won the FIVB Japan Open.  It was the 2nd win for Shaylyn Bede, the 7th win for Ana Paula Henkel, and the 1st win for the team.
 
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5/29/2015
Two Teams Set for Moscow Grand Slam Semi-finals
Moscow, Russia, May 29, 2015 - One-half of the semi-final program for the Moscow Grand Slam is set with Italian and Dutch pairs winning matches here Friday before heavy rains and thunderstorms around the at the Vodny Stadium Beach Sports Center courts halted play in the third of four quarter-final matches.
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Brazil & Germany dominate Moscow Grand Slam men’s quarter-final pairings
Moscow, Russia, May 29, 2015 - It will be three Brazilian, two German pairs in the quarter-finals of the US$800,000 Moscow Grand Slam along with tandems from Austria, The Netherlands and Spain as the third stop on the 2015 men’s FIVB World Tour calendar featured 16 matches at the Vodny Stadium Beach Sports Center here Friday.
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Apeldoorn launches promotional campaign
Apeldoorn, Netherlands, May 29, 2015 - With less than a month to go until the start of the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Championships The Netherlands 2015, beach volleyball fever is building in the four host cities.
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World Champs Beach Blog - 4 weeks to go
The Hague, Netherlands, May 29, 2015 - The World Champs Beach Blog is your weekly update of news ahead of the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Championships The Netherlands 2015.
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Men’s World Championship Participants Advance in Moscow Grand Slam
Moscow, Russia, May 29, 2015 - All 16 teams competing in the second round of the men’s elimination bracket here Friday at the US$800,000 Moscow Grand Slam will be competing in the upcoming FIVB Beach Volleyball World Championships starting next month at four sites in The Netherlands.
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“Mama” Kessy Advances in women’s Moscow Grand Slam
Moscow, Russia, May 29, 2015 - Nine-plus months after giving birth to baby daughter Aila, Jen Kessy is back playing Beach Volleyball on the FIVB World Tour as she and new partner Emily Day have won three of four matches this week at the US$800,000 Moscow Grand Slam.
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5/28/2015
Canada Strong, Part II
Moscow, Russia, May 28, 2015 - With the Canadian women making a “strong” showing at the first three FIVB World Tour events on the 2015 international Beach Volleyball calendar, a men’s team from the North American continent is now making an impression by upsetting the seed order to win their pool here Thursday at the Moscow Grand Slam.
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Brazilian Pairs Headline Women’s Moscow Grand Slam Pool Winners
Brazilian Pairs Headline Women’s Moscow Grand Slam Pool Winners Moscow, Russia, May 28, 2015 - With the completion of women’s pool play in the US$800,000 Moscow Grand Slam, three teams from Brazil are joined by pairs from Australia, China, the Czech Republic, Germany and Spain in winning group titles and netting a “byes” into the second-round of Friday’s elimination bracket.
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Brazilian veterans hold off Polish junior world champions
Moscow, Russia, May 28, 2015 - For the second-straight day at the US$800,000 Moscow Grand Slam, the opening men’s pool play match here Thursday featured “the young and old” of the FIVB World Tour.
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5/27/2015
Busy Day at the Moscow Grand Slam for Women, but…
Moscow, Russia, May 27, 2015 - The women competing in the US$800,000 Moscow Grand Slam had a busier day here Wednesday as compared to their male counterparts with two rounds of pool play matches being contested on the sand at the Vodny Stadium Beach Sports Center.
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Moscow Grand Slam Features Youth Olympians Upset
Moscow, Russia, May 27, 2015 - Youth bettered FIVB World Tour experience here Wednesday afternoon as two teenagers defeated 30-somethings in an opening men’s Moscow Grand Slam pool play match on the center court of the Vodny Stadium Beach Sports Center.
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