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Wednesday, June 03, 2015
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Players: 8977 6592 15569
Tournaments: 1593 1167 2760
 
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Kim Jagd 51
Kim Harsch-Bird 50
Thierry Courtois 48
Rafael Garcia 47
Sarah Jones 46
Janet Schloss 46
Rob Heidger 46
Arcadia Keane 45
Gray Davis 44
Dennis Jocson 44
Ivo Jarvala 42
Sherry Jackson 41
Jing Sun 40
Lucilla Perrotta 40
Stefan Jucker 40
Igor Kachkakha 39
Joe Cash 37
Mahesh Perera 36
Diletta Lunardi 36
Ashley Bowles 35
Sergiy Rasputniy 35
Victoriia Pogorielaia 34
James Wright 33
Alex Tennison 32
Veronika Pokorna 32
Kay-Yasmin Schmid 32
Marko Peltonen 32
Darko Nojic 31
Frank van den Outenaar 30
Jillian McLeod 28
Joe Nelson 27
Michal Zurek 27
Plume Arturs 27
Ludovic Duee 24
Jan Hadrava 24
Diogo Alves 23
Didem Kale 18
Maria Dwiningtyas 17
Presley Forbes 16
Maia Hannemann 14
 
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Beach Volleyball History
In 1973
Tom Chamales and Ron Von Hagen won the Parks & Rec Will Rogers State Beach Open.  It was the 2nd win for Tom Chamales, the 49th win for Ron Von Hagen, and the 1st win for the team.
In 1979
Karch Kiraly and Sinjin Smith won the Parks & Rec San Diego Open.  It was the 2nd win for Karch Kiraly, the 3rd win for Sinjin Smith, and the 2nd win for the team.
In 1979
Carol McCaslin and Bonnie Toth won the Parks & Rec San Clemente Open.  It was the 1st win for Carol McCaslin, the 1st win for Bonnie Toth, and the 1st win for the team.
In 1984
Bev Lidyoff and Liz Masakayan won the Parks & Rec Santa Monica Open.  It was the 1st win for Bev Lidyoff, the 1st win for Liz Masakayan, and the 1st win for the team.
In 1984
Sinjin Smith and Randy Stoklos won the AVP Jose Cuervo Florida.  It was the 38th win for Sinjin Smith, the 16th win for Randy Stoklos, and the 15th win for the team.
In 1990
Kent Steffes and Dan Vrebalovich won the AVP Miller Lite San Jose Open.  It was the 4th win for Kent Steffes, the 5th win for Dan Vrebalovich, and the 1st win for the team.
In 1990
Janice Harrer and Jackie Silva won the WPVA Flamingo Hilton/Diet Pepsi/Jag Hermosa Open.  It was the 20th win for Janice Harrer, the 33rd win for Jackie Silva, and the 4th win for the team.
In 2006
Stephanie Pohl and Okka Rau won the CEV Nestea German Masters.  It was the 3rd win for Stephanie Pohl, the 3rd win for Okka Rau, and the 3rd win for the team.
In 2006
Julius Brink and Christoph Dieckmann won the CEV Nestea German Masters.  It was the 2nd win for Julius Brink, the 5th win for Christoph Dieckmann, and the 1st win for the team.
In 2007
Julius Brink and Christoph Dieckmann won the CEV Nestea Russian Masters.  It was the 8th win for Julius Brink, the 11th win for Christoph Dieckmann, and the 7th win for the team.
In 2007
Katrin Holtwick and Ilka Semmler won the CEV Nestea Russian Masters.  It was the 2nd win for Katrin Holtwick, the 3rd win for Ilka Semmler, and the 2nd win for the team.
In 2007
Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh Jennings won the AVP esurance Tampa Open.  It was the 75th win for Misty May-Treanor, the 72nd win for Kerri Walsh Jennings, and the 69th win for the team.
In 2007
Natalie Cook and Tamsin Hinchley won the FIVB Seoul Open.  It was the 4th win for Natalie Cook, the 1st win for Tamsin Hinchley, and the 1st win for the team.
In 2007
Jake Gibb and Sean Rosenthal won the AVP esurance Tampa Open.  It was the 8th win for Jake Gibb, the 5th win for Sean Rosenthal, and the 3rd win for the team.
In 2012
Henriette Iatika and Pata Miller won the FIVB Seoul Challenger.  It was the 1st win for Henriette Iatika, the 1st win for Pata Miller, and the 1st win for the team.
In 2012
Julius Brink and Jonas Reckermann won the 2012 CEV Beach Volleyball European Championship Final.  It was the 16th win for Julius Brink, the 12th win for Jonas Reckermann, and the 7th win for the team.
In 2012
Sanne Keizer and Marleen Van Iersel won the 2012 CEV Beach Volleyball European Championship Final.  It was the 5th win for Sanne Keizer, the 7th win for Marleen Van Iersel, and the 3rd win for the team.
 
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6/3/2015
Porec “Major” Notes
Porec, Croatia, June 3, 2015 - As the US$800,000 Porec Major, inaugural SWATCH Beach Volleyball Major Series event, staged 56 matches here Wednesday for both women and men, the FIVB World Tour “money” rounds produce a variety of interesting notes.
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Turks Post Porec Triumphs
Porec, Croatia, June 3, 2015 - Three weeks after netting Turkey’s first-ever podium placement on the FIVB World Tour, Murat Giginoglu and Volkan Gogtepe advanced from an international qualifier to a Main Draw for the first-time after winning a pair of matches here Wednesday in the US$800,000 Porec Major, the inaugural event on the SWATCH Beach Volleyball Major Series.
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Sander Mulder appointed ambassador for Apeldoorn
Apeldoorn, Netherlands, June 3, 2015 - Sander Mulder will replace Bram Ronnes as ambassador for the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Championships The Netherlands 2015 in Apeldoorn.
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6/2/2015
“Major” Moment for FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour
Porec, Croatia, June 2, 2015 - Continuing on the cutting edge of development on the global stage of professional sports, the Fédération Internationale de Volleyball (FIVB) “debuts” the new SWATCH FIVB Major Series this week in Croatia where a 5,000-seat stadium with a “major” tribune have been built in the heart of the colorful Croatian coastal city on the shores of the Adriatic Sea.
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Horta “Hustlin' & Bustlin'” in Porec Major Women’s Qualifier
Porec, Croatia, June 2, 2015 - Amid the “Hustlin' And Bustlin'” here Tuesday to prepare for the opening “money” rounds of the US$800,000 Porec Major, the inaugural SWATCH Beach Volleyball Major Series event, Carolina Horta of Brazil is quietly making a name for herself on the FIVB World Tour.
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Austria, Brazil, Germany & USA Pairs Net Country Quota Playoff Wins
Porec, Croatia, June 2, 2015 - Beach Volleyball power Brazil took center stage here Tuesday in the men’s competition for the Porec Major where pairs from Austria, Germany and United States joined the South American country in advancing to Wednesday’s qualifier in the inaugural SWATCH Major Series event.
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Porec Major "Officially" Opens
Porec, Croatia, June 2, 2015 - Sporting history was made here Tuesday as the first SWATCH Beach Volleyball Major Series was "officially" launched with a VIP press conference and explosive early-round action. The biggest international stars in beach volleyball are charging the sand at the series opener to improve their positions in the Olympic qualifying ranking that could lift them all the way to Copacabana Beach in Rio next year.
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Remmers/Stiekema and Daalmeijer/Spil claim Dutch wild card ranking points
The Hague, Netherlands, June 2, 2015 - Daalmeijer/Spil and Remmers/Stiekema have won the first of three qualifying events for the final set of two wild cards (one for a Dutch men's team - one for a Dutch women's team) to be attributed for the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Championships The Netherlands 2015.
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6/1/2015
Women’s Country Quota Playoffs Initiate Porec Major
Porec, Croatia, June 1, 2015 - Country quota matches for women’s teams from six nations initiated play in the inaugural SWATCH Beach Volleyball Major Series event here Monday in the heart of the colorful Croatian coastal city on the shores of the Adriatic Sea.
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Construction of The Hague Stadium gets underway
The Hague, Netherlands, June 1, 2015 - With less than four weeks to go until the start of the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Championships the construction of the beach volleyball stadium on the Hofvijver pond in The Hague has started.
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2015 FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour update after FIVB Moscow Grand Slam
Lausanne, Switzerland, June 1, 2015 — After visiting Russia for the first of two stops in 2015, the Fédération Internationale de Volleyball (FIVB) will see its 2015 FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour in Croatia this week with the US$800,000 Swatch FIVB Porec Major, the first of three double-gender on the 2015 competition calendar that are part of the new Swatch FIVB Major Series within the FIVB World Tour.
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BACK-TO-BACK NATIONAL VOLLEYBALL LEAGUE WINS FOR KRISTEN BATT-ROHR & PRISCILLA PIANTADOSI-LIMA; ERIC HADDOCK & ROBERTO RODRIGUEZ-BERTRAN GET FIRST TITLE AT OCEAN CITY CHAMPIONSHIPS
OCEAN CITY, Md. (June 1, 2015) – The National Volleyball League (NVL) crowned Puerto Rican men’s team Eric Haddock & Roberto Rodriguez-Bertran and women’s team Kristen Batt-Rohr (USA) & Priscilla Piantadosi-Lima (BRA) winners at the Ocean City Championships, the league’s third stop of the 2015 season.
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    June 2, 2015
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    Upcoming Tournaments
    Dates Tour Tournament Gender Purse
    Jun 1-7 FIVB Porec Major Series, Croatia W US$400,000
    Jun 2-7 FIVB Porec Major Series, Croatia M US$400,000
    Jun 9-14 FIVB Stavanger Major Series, Norway M US$400,000
    Jun 9-14 FIVB Stavanger Major Series, Norway W US$400,000
    Jun 11-14 CEV C&S 2015 CEV Beach Volleyball European Molodechno Satellite, Belarus W TBD
    Jun 16-21 CEV 1st European Games, Baku, Azerbaijan M
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    Jun 17-21 FIVB St. Petersburg Grand Slam, United States M US$400,000
    Jun 17-21 FIVB St. Petersburg Grand Slam, United States W US$400,000
    Jun 26-Jul 5 FIVB FIVB Beach Volleyball World Championships 2015, The Hague, Netherlands M US$500,000
    Jun 26-Jul 5 FIVB FIVB Beach Volleyball World Championships 2015, The Hague, Netherlands W US$500,000
    Jun 26-28 NORCECA Norceca Beach Volleyball Circuit Punta Cana, Dominican Republic M&W US$16,000



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