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Friday, August 22, 2014
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Players: 8816 6467 15283
Tournaments: 1565 1140 2705
 
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Dan Moser 54
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Hirohito Ushio 40
Tomo Kawakubo 40
Richard Orea 39
Jada Scott 37
Sean Callahan 37
Samira Costa Nacif Da 37
Faiza Costa Nacif Da 37
Stacy Loyal 35
Kjell Jonsson 34
Wakasugi Shinsako 33
Pietro Ioppi 32
Kristin Ursillo 32
Michal Ruciak 31
Christina Paraskeyaidou 30
Christian Matheson 29
Ruth Flemig 29
Rima Rameikaite 28
Liga Vaidere 28
Lauren Paolini 27
Saana Koljonen 26
Mathias Loftesnes 25
Sara Valencic 24
Will Waltman 24
Dillan Bennett 23
Netanel Ohana 22
Tamara Vujadinovic 20
Eduardo Dammert 19
Ahid Al Sahi 18
Barbara Freitas 17
 
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Beach Volleyball History
In 1971
Bob Clem and Ron Von Hagen won the Parks & Rec Will Rogers State Beach Open.  It was the 7th win for Bob Clem, the 41st win for Ron Von Hagen, and the 1st win for the team.
In 1976
Gary Hooper and Fred Sturm won the Parks & Rec Lake Tahoe Open.  It was the 1st win for Gary Hooper, the 1st win for Fred Sturm, and the 1st win for the team.
In 1976
Kathy Gregory and Miki McFadden won the Parks & Rec Hermosa Beach Women's Open.  It was the 9th win for Kathy Gregory, the 6th win for Miki McFadden, and the 5th win for the team.
In 1982
Karch Kiraly and Sinjin Smith won the Parks & Rec Jose Cuervo San Diego.  It was the 21st win for Karch Kiraly, the 26th win for Sinjin Smith, and the 19th win for the team.
In 1992
Brent Frohoff and Ricci Luyties won the AVP Jose Cuervo Gold Crown Santa Cruz.  It was the 18th win for Brent Frohoff, the 6th win for Ricci Luyties, and the 1st win for the team.
In 1993
Karolyn Kirby and Liz Masakayan won the WPVA Coors Light World Championships.  It was the 42nd win for Karolyn Kirby, the 20th win for Liz Masakayan, and the 12th win for the team.
In 1999
Dain Blanton and Eric Fonoimoana won the AVP Cleveland Tournament of Champions.  It was the 3rd win for Dain Blanton, the 4th win for Eric Fonoimoana, and the 2nd win for the team.
In 1999
Ze Marco de Melo and Ricardo Santos won the FIVB Spanish Open.  It was the 20th win for Ze Marco de Melo, the 5th win for Ricardo Santos, and the 5th win for the team.
In 2004
Kevin Ces and Fabien Dugrip won the FIVB Corsica Satellite.  It was the 1st win for Kevin Ces, the 1st win for Fabien Dugrip, and the 1st win for the team.
In 2004
Katerina Tychnova and Marketa Tychnova won the FIVB Corsica Satellite.  It was the 3rd win for Katerina Tychnova, the 3rd win for Marketa Tychnova, and the 3rd win for the team.
In 2008
Phil Dalhausser and Todd Rogers won the FIVB XXIX Olympic Games.  It was the 33rd win for Phil Dalhausser, the 45th win for Todd Rogers, and the 32nd win for the team.
In 2008
The fourth Olympic Beach Volleyball competition takes place from August 9 to 22 in a specially constructed 12,200 seat venue at Chaoyang Park in Beijing, China. Twenty-four men's and women's teams compete for Olympic medals. The United States becomes the first nation to sweep gold medals in both genders. Second-seeded Phil Dalhausser and Todd Rogers won the gold medal over Brazil's fourth-seeded pair of Marcio Araujo and Fabio Luiz Magalhães. Defending gold medalists, third-seeded Emanuel Rego, playing in his fourth Olympic Games, and Ricardo Santos of Brazil captured the bronze. It was the third medal for Ricardo who also won a silver in 2000. In the women's competition, Americans Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh become the first team, men or women, to successfully repeat as gold medalists. The host nation displays their upcoming presence at the top level of beach volleyball with top seeded Jia Tian, playing her third Olympic Games, taking the silver medal with new partner Jie Wang and fourth seeded Chen Xue and Xi Zhang, the youngest team in the competition at 19 years and 23 years, respectively, taking the bronze. The two medals were the first ever for China in beach volleyball.
In 2009
Juliana Felisberta and Larissa Franca won the FIVB PAF Open.  It was the 29th win for Juliana Felisberta, the 29th win for Larissa Franca, and the 28th win for the team.
In 2010
Top-seeded Phil Dalhausser and Todd Rogers claimed their 9th victory of 2010, winning the PAF Open in Aland, Finland with a 24-22, 10-21, 15-13 gold medal victory in 59 minutes over third-seeded Marcio Araujo and Ricardo Santos of Brazil. The nine gold medals in a season is a new SWATCH FIVB World Tour record, breaking the previous record of eight titles in a year set by the Brazilian women’s pair of Juliana Felisberta Silva and Larissa Franca in 2008. The American pair set the record for men's gold medals in a season the previous week at the Otera Open in Kristiansand, Norway. The American’s winning’s mark of $387,700 also set a season record, breaking the previous men’s best of $355,000 in 2006 by Emanuel Rego and Ricardo. Dalhausser and Rogers also extended their SWATCH FIVB World Tour victory string to 23-straight matches. Their last loss was a pool forfeit to a Portuguese team at the Austrian Grand Slam at the end of July.
In 2010
Phil Dalhausser and Todd Rogers won the FIVB PAF Open.  It was the 61st win for Phil Dalhausser, the 72nd win for Todd Rogers, and the 59th win for the team.
 
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8/21/2014
Doppler and Horst play party poopers in Poland
August 21, 2014 – Clemens Doppler and Alexander Horst silenced the centre court crowd at the Stare Jablonki Grand Slam when they defeated local favourites and number one seeds Mariusz Prudel and Grzegorz Fijalek on the first day of the men’s main draw on Thursday.
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Bansley and Pavan earn Canadian bragging rights and eye season’s best
August 21, 2014 – Heather Bansley and Sarah Pavan recovered from losing both their matches on the opening day of the Stare Jablonki Grand Slam to win twice and progress to the second knockout round on Thursday.
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World Tour champs off to winning start
August 21, 2014 – FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour champions Janis Smedins and Aleksandrs Samoilovs were in determined mood as the Stare Jablonki Grand Slam men’s main draw started on Thursday.
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Brazil, Canada, Germany and Russia net women’s YOG pool titles
Nanjing, China, August 21, 2014 - Women’s Beach Volleyball teams from Brazil, Canada, Germany and Russia clinched the top spots in their pools at the Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games here Thursday with the remaining two groups to be decided during Friday’s during the final matches in the preliminary rounds.
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Puerto Rican and Russian men clinch pool play top spots
Nanjing, China, August 21, 2014 - With the top spot in four of the six women’s pools in the Beach Volleyball competition at the Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games, only Puerto Rico and Russia clinched top spots in a group play here Thursday during the fourth day of play at the venue located within the Nanjing Sports Park Complex.
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Pattaya welcomes new Women’s Challenger event
Lausanne, Switzerland, August 21, 2014 - The International Volleyball Federation’s schedule will feature a new event in 2014, when the $50,000 FIVB Beach Volleyball Women’s Challenger in Pattaya, Thailand, takes place from November 5-9.
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Latvia’s “happy” combination
Nanjing, China, August 21, 2014 - After a good “rest” day, the Latvian Beach Volleyball team of Tina Graudina and Anastasija Kravcenoka once again gained the feeling of victory here Thursday after losing a match two days earlier to the Canadian McNamara twins.
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“Prime” Pool Play Positioning
Nanjing, China, August 21, 2014 - The last men’s match of pool play for the Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympics might be the best after teams from Indonesia and Venezuela each improved their group record to 4-0 here Thursday to set up a confrontation of unbeatens at 9 p.m. local time Friday.
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The favorites showcase their abilities in the opening day in Kristiansand
Kristiansand, Norway, August 21, 2014. The first day of competition in the 2014 CEV Under 18 Beach Volleyball European Championship set the tone of the outstanding show that the upcoming stars of the sport are featuring over the sand of Kristiansand.
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Norwegian stars to defend local honor and tradition in Kristiansand
Kristiansand, Norway, August 21, 2014. As the ball started flying over the idyllic Norwegian city of Kristiansand for the 2014 CEV U18 Beach Volleyball European Championship, the attention of the local fans was indisputably focused on six young teams of players; twelve local stars in the making who will receive this week the mission of not only defending the honor of the organizing country in the event, but to also maintain the tradition of Norwegian splendor in Beach Volleyball.
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8/20/2014
Beach volleyball’s Olympic pioneer
Nanjing, China, August 20, 2014 - Barbra Fontana is known as the pioneer of Olympic beach volleyball.
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Upcoming stars of European Beach Volleyball meet this week in Kristiansand
Kristiansand, Norway, August 20, 2014. The Norwegian city of Kristiansand is the idyllic stage where the future stars of European Beach Volleyball will gather this week for four days of enthusiasm over the sand.
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Two Tanja’s start Stare Jablonki upsets
August 20, 2014 – Tanja Goricanec and Tanja Huberli showed that they were no respecters of reputations when they beat two higher ranked teams at the Stare Jablonki Grand Slam on Wednesday.
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Borger and Buthe aiming for more Stare Jablonki memories
August 20, 2014 – Karla Borger and Britta Buthe made a strong start to the Stare Jablonki Grand Slam as they won both their matches on Wednesday.
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Late call signals home delights for Fuchs and Kaczmarek
August 20, 2014 – Sebastian Fuchs and Thomas Kaczmarek shrugged off a late call to play in the Stare Jablonki Grand Slam and defeated Maverick Hatch and Christian Redmann to advance to the main draw on Wednesday.
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“Beach Volleyball Babies”
Nanjing, China, August 20, 2014 - Despite the players, coaches and officials taking a “rest” day Wednesday at the Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games, the “Beach Volleyball Babies” continued to perform at other event venues.
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Puerto Rico’s beach rats
Nanjing, China, August 20, 2014 - The “beach rats.” That’s how Puerto Rico coach Angel Peña affectionately refers to his scrappy team.
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Exciting finish for Women’s Youth Olympic pool play competition
Nanjing, China, August 20, 2014 - While each of the men’s pool play groups having at least one unbeaten pair, the women’s Beach Volleyball competition at the Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games features one cluster of nations where four teams are tied atop standings with 2-1 records.
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Final Youth Olympic men’s Beach Volleyball matches to determine single-elimination bracket
Nanjing, China, August 20, 2014 - With the 136 men’s and women’s Beach Volleyball athletes from 50 national Olympic committees enjoying a “rest” day at the Nanjing 2014 Youth Games, the competition for the 24 berths in each gender’s single-elimination bracket are taking shape entering the final two days of pool play matches.
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8/19/2014
Canadian twins "impressed and inspired" by Bach’s attendance
Nanjing, China, August 19, 2014 - After winning their third Beach Volleyball match in three days, the Canadian twins of Megan and Nicole McNamara were both “impressed and inspired” by the appearance of International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach at the Nanjing YOG Sports Park Tuesday afternoon.
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    Upcoming Tournaments
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    Aug 17-27 FIVB Age Group WC Nanjing Youth Olympic Games, China M US$
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    Aug 19-23 FIVB Stare Jablonki Grand Slam, Poland W US$400,000
    Aug 20-24 FIVB Stare Jablonki Grand Slam, Poland M US$400,000
    Aug 21-24 CEV Jr/Youth 2014 CEV U18 Beach Volleyball European Championship, Kristiansand, Norway M
    Aug 21-24 CEV Jr/Youth 2014 CEV U18 Beach Volleyball European Championship, Kristiansand, Norway W
    Aug 22-24 NORCECA Norceca Beach Volleyball Circuit Varadero, Cuba M&W US$16,000
    Aug 28-31 AVP Cincinnati Open M $75,000
    Aug 28-31 AVP Cincinnati Open W $75,000
    Aug 28-31 CEV C&S 2014 CEV Beach Volleyball Satellite Jurmala, Latvia M € 15,000
    Sep 4-7 CEV Jr/Youth 2014 CEV U20 Beach Volleyball European Championship, Cesenatico, Italy M
    Sep 4-7 CEV Jr/Youth 2014 CEV U20 Beach Volleyball European Championship, Cesenatico, Italy W
    Sep 5-7 AVP DO AC Invitational, Atlantic City M&W $150,000
    Sep 10-14 CEV 2014 CEV Beach Volleyball European Baku Masters, Azerbaijan M € 25,000
    Sep 10-14 CEV 2014 CEV Beach Volleyball European Baku Masters, Azerbaijan W € 25,000
    Sep 12-14 NORCECA Norceca Beach Volleyball Circuit Saint Lucia, TBD M&W US$16,000
    Sep 18-21 AVP AVP Championships, Huntington Beach M&W $200,000
    Sep 18-21 CEV Jr/Youth 2014 CEV U22 Beach Volleyball European Championship, Antalya, Turkey M
    Sep 18-21 CEV Jr/Youth 2014 CEV U22 Beach Volleyball European Championship, Antalya, Turkey W
    Sep 19-21 NORCECA Norceca Beach Volleyball Circuit Boqueron, Puerto Rico M&W US$16,000
    Sep 19-21 NVL NVL Hermosa Beach M&W $50,000



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