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Monday, July 28, 2014
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Players: 8720 6399 15119
Tournaments: 1554 1129 2683
 
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Victor Espiricueta 54
Lubomir Kuchta 49
Olney Thompson 47
Serguei Kolesnik 47
Vyacheslav Nirka 44
Dmitrii Sericov 42
Carolyn O'Keefe 41
Kaili Kimura 40
Shinako Tanaka 39
Carol Horne 38
Andreas Gilbertsson 38
Chris Zelvis 37
Tim May 35
Nate Michael 35
David Wasala 33
Chantal Fink 32
Kelly Caldwell 32
Adam Holmes 31
Elisa Joris 31
Tatiana Encarnacion 29
Anna Tengnas 29
Shea McNally 28
Bob Douwen 28
Rene Rudolph 27
Barbora Forgachova 27
K Saravan 27
Monika Brzostek 25
Georgia Terzoglou 25
Pui Lam Wong 23
Oratai Teptasang 22
Eduarda Duarte 21
Marion Sanchez 19
Alice Bain 19
Yekaterina Lassyuta 17
Dimitrios Pochanis 17
 
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Beach Volleyball History
In 1974
Tom Chamales and Marshall Savage won the Parks & Rec Sorrento Beach Open.  It was the 8th win for Tom Chamales, the 1st win for Marshall Savage, and the 1st win for the team.
In 1985
Mike Dodd and Tim Hovland won the AVP Baxter's Manhattan Beach Open.  It was the 18th win for Mike Dodd, the 18th win for Tim Hovland, and the 17th win for the team.
In 1991
Adam Johnson and Ricci Luyties won the AVP Miller Lite Milwaukee Open.  It was the 5th win for Adam Johnson, the 3rd win for Ricci Luyties, and the 1st win for the team.
In 1991
John Eddo and Leif Hanson won the FIVB French Open.  It was the 1st win for John Eddo, the 3rd win for Leif Hanson, and the 1st win for the team.
In 1991
Karolyn Kirby and Angela Rock won the WPVA Coors Light Santa Barbara Open.  It was the 20th win for Karolyn Kirby, the 12th win for Angela Rock, and the 12th win for the team.
In 1994
Karolyn Kirby and Liz Masakayan won the FIVB Goodwill Games.  It was the 54th win for Karolyn Kirby, the 31st win for Liz Masakayan, and the 23rd win for the team.
In 1994
Jan Kvalheim and Bjorn Maaseide won the FIVB Goodwill Games.  It was the 3rd win for Jan Kvalheim, the 3rd win for Bjorn Maaseide, and the 3rd win for the team.
In 1996
Karch Kiraly and Kent Steffes won the FIVB XXVI Olympic Games.  It was the 122nd win for Karch Kiraly, the 83rd win for Kent Steffes, and the 72nd win for the team.
In 2001
Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh Jennings won the FIVB Portugal Open.  It was the 7th win for Misty May-Treanor, the 2nd win for Kerri Walsh Jennings, and the 2nd win for the team.
In 2002
Stein Metzger and Kevin Wong won the FIVB Portugal Open.  It was the 4th win for Stein Metzger, the 6th win for Kevin Wong, and the 4th win for the team.
In 2002
Jefferson Bellaguarda and Juca Dultra won the FIVB Ukraine Challenger.  It was the 1st win for Jefferson Bellaguarda, the 1st win for Juca Dultra, and the 1st win for the team.
In 2002
Holly McPeak and Elaine Youngs won the FIVB Hellas Open.  It was the 63rd win for Holly McPeak, the 21st win for Elaine Youngs, and the 7th win for the team.
In 2007
Katrin Holtwick and Ilka Semmler won the FIVB Geroskipou Challenger.  It was the 4th win for Katrin Holtwick, the 5th win for Ilka Semmler, and the 4th win for the team.
In 2007
Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh Jennings won the SWATCH FIVB World Championship powered by 1 to 1 Energy.  It was the 82nd win for Misty May-Treanor, the 79th win for Kerri Walsh Jennings, and the 76th win for the team.
In 2013
Yaroslav Koshkarev and Konstantin Semenov won the FIVB Anapa Open.  It was the 4th win for Yaroslav Koshkarev, the 3rd win for Konstantin Semenov, and the 3rd win for the team.
 
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7/27/2014
USA’S Dalhausser & Rosenthal Net Third 2014 FIVB World Tour Gold Medal
Long Beach, USA, July 27, 2014 - On the sixth-straight day of competition where blue skies and near-perfect weather conditions prevailed, Phil Dalhausser and Sean Rosenthal avenged a gold medal setback a week earlier to Grzegorz Fijalek and Mariusz Prudel as the Americans captured their third gold medal on the 2014 FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour by outlasting the Polish pair here Sunday to net the men’s gold medal at the US$1-million ASICS World Series of Beach Volleyball.
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Canada and Poland claim the gold medals at the U21 World Championships
Larnaka, Cyprus, July 27, 2014 - Canada’s Sophie Bukovec and Tia Miric and Poland’s Michal Bryl and Kacper Kujawiak were crowned FIVB U21 world champions on Sunday evening in Larnaka.
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USA’s Ross/Walsh Jennings capture women’s gold medal on home sand
Long Beach, USA, July 27, 2014 - Rarely able to enjoy the benefits of playing an international event on their home sand, USA’s top-seeded Olympians April Ross/Kerri Walsh Jennings made the most of it Sunday to defeat Brazil’s rapidly-improving fifth-seeded Agatha Bednarczuk/Barbara Seixas 2-0 (21-17 and 21-17) to win the women’s gold medal match at the double-gender ASICS World Series of Beach Volleyball, a US$1,000,000 FIVB Grand Slam.
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First FIVB title for Canada’s Bukovec/Miric at the U21 in Larnaka
Larnaka, Cyprus, July 27, 2014 - Sophie Bukovec and Tia Miric claimed their first gold on Sunday at the FIVB Beach Volleyball U21 World Championships. The Canadians defeated Lithuania’s Ieva Dumbauskaite and Monika Povilaityte 2-1 (21-19, 18-21, 15-10) in their first final ever.
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Back-to-back Larnaka gold for Poland’s Bryl and Kujawiak
Larnaka, Cyprus, July 27, 2014 - Michal Bryl and Kacper Kujawiak won their second gold medal on Sunday in Larnaka. The Polish defeated Russian qualifiers Ilya Leshukov and Aleksandr Margiev 2-0 (21-16, 21-15) in the final of the FIVB Beach Volleyball U21 World Championships.
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Lithuanian girls to clash with Canada for the gold medal in Larnaka
Larnaka, Cyprus, July 27, 2014 - Lithuania’s Ieva Dumbauskaite and Monika Povilaityte made it to their second final on Sunday at the FIVB Beach Volleyball U21 World Championships.
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Poland and Russia to meet in the U21 men’s final
Larnaka, Cyprus, July 27, 2014 - Michal Bryl and Kacper Kujawiak reached their second final in Larnaka. Two years ago the Polish won gold at the FIVB Beach Volleyball U19 World Championship, on Sunday evening they will play Russian qualifiers Ilya Leshukov and Aleksandr Margiev in the U21 World Championship final.
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Caribbean ambassadors Skye and Noel honoured to be in Larnaka
Larnaka, Cyprus, July 26, 2014 - Although St. Lucians Dala Noel and Skye Mondesir did not win a single match this week, they were extremely proud to participate at the FIVB Beach Volleyball U21 World Championships as Caribbean ambassadors.
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7/26/2014
Brazil to battle USA Sunday for Long Beach women’s gold
Long Beach, Calif., July 26, 2014 — After nearly a week of spectacular international beach volleyball, the spotlight now focuses on team’s from Brazil and the United States who will meet Sunday in the women’s gold medal match at the double-gender ASICS World Series of Beach Volleyball, a US$1,000,000 FIVB Grand Slam.
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Men’s Long Beach final between Poland, USA
Long Beach, Calif., July 26, 2014 — Through all the intense struggles it has come down to teams from Poland and the host country United States have emerged from semifinal victories Saturday to battle for the internationally-televised men’s gold medal Sunday at the double-gender ASICS World Series of Beach Volleyball, a US$1,000,000 FIVB Grand Slam.
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CUT SHOTS: GOOD VIBRATIONS
July 25, 2014
By  Tom Feuer
Defining nirvana: ten hours of single elimination beach volleyball which was what we had in Long Beach Friday...

PRO INSIGHTS - BERLIN SURPRISE
June 25, 2014
By  Sinjin Smith
It isn't a real surprise to have two American teams in the finals of a Grand Slam but it was a surprise for me to see the American teams of John Hyden/Tri Bourne vs Nick Lucena/Ryan Doherty, as both teams advanced from the qualification tournament to earn a spot in the finals.

PRO INSIGHTS - JUNE UPDATE
June 18, 2014
By  Holly McPeak
With the WSOBV about a month away, I am looking forward to seeing what the best teams in the world look like and which countries are playing well.
 
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