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Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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Players: 8712 6397 15109
Tournaments: 1554 1129 2683
 
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Yuriy Simonenko 54
Jason Haldane 43
Keely Eagle 42
Frederic Rein 39
Oliver Cole 38
John Pecora 37
Rika Yamamoto 35
Darren Baker 34
Jerome Schumacher 33
Garrett Black 33
Robert Griffiths 30
Leonid Kalinine 30
Rosalin Angeles 29
Isaac Kapa 29
Agolo Pana 29
Thijs van Noorden 29
Yuan Yue 27
Angela Bensend 25
Kati Duddridge 21
Avery Edwards 21
Matheus Maia 18
Donovan Dzavoronok 17
 
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Beach Volleyball History
In 1961
Ron Lang and Gene Selznick won the Parks & Rec Corona Open.  It was the 11th win for Ron Lang, the 26th win for Gene Selznick, and the 10th win for the team.
In 1967
Mike Bright and Ernie Suwara won the Parks & Rec San Diego Open.  It was the 14th win for Mike Bright, the 2nd win for Ernie Suwara, and the 1st win for the team.
In 1972
Buzz Swartz and Ron Von Hagen won the Parks & Rec Corona del Mar Open.  It was the 2nd win for Buzz Swartz, the 46th win for Ron Von Hagen, and the 1st win for the team.
In 1978
Andy Fishburn and Fred Sturm won the Parks & Rec Mission Beach Open.  It was the 3rd win for Andy Fishburn, the 5th win for Fred Sturm, and the 3rd win for the team.
In 1989
Mike Dodd and Tim Hovland won the AVP Miller Lite Milwaukee Open.  It was the 51st win for Mike Dodd, the 48th win for Tim Hovland, and the 47th win for the team.
In 1989
Patty Dodd and Jackie Silva won the WPVA Diet Pepsi Hermosa Beach Open.  It was the 10th win for Patty Dodd, the 25th win for Jackie Silva, and the 9th win for the team.
In 1995
Marie Andersson and Elaine Roque won the WPVA Coors Light Pismo Beach Open.  It was the 1st win for Marie Andersson, the 6th win for Elaine Roque, and the 1st win for the team.
In 1995
Mike Dodd and Mike Whitmarsh won the AVP Miller Lite Milwaukee Open.  It was the 69th win for Mike Dodd, the 11th win for Mike Whitmarsh, and the 10th win for the team.
In 2000
Canyon Ceman and Mike Whitmarsh won the Sunkist AVP Belmar Open.  It was the 5th win for Canyon Ceman, the 25th win for Mike Whitmarsh, and the 2nd win for the team.
In 2000
Ze Marco de Melo and Ricardo Santos won the FIVB France Open.  It was the 25th win for Ze Marco de Melo, the 10th win for Ricardo Santos, and the 10th win for the team.
In 2005
Matt Fuerbringer and Casey Jennings won the AVP Hermosa Beach Open Presented by Bud Light.  It was the 3rd win for Matt Fuerbringer, the 3rd win for Casey Jennings, and the 3rd win for the team.
In 2006
Kerri Walsh and Misty May-Treanor win in Chicago as Walsh joins the millionaire club. She is the 18th person worldwide to win over $1 million in her career, and did so in fewer events (90th tournament) as well as being one of just four to reach the mark before turning 28 years old.
In 2006
Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh Jennings won the AVP McDonald's Chicago Open presented by Nautica.  It was the 63rd win for Misty May-Treanor, the 59th win for Kerri Walsh Jennings, and the 57th win for the team.
In 2006
Stephanie Pohl and Okka Rau won the CEV Nestea Spanish Masters.  It was the 5th win for Stephanie Pohl, the 5th win for Okka Rau, and the 5th win for the team.
In 2006
Reinder Nummerdor and Richard Schuil won the CEV Nestea Spanish Masters.  It was the 1st win for Reinder Nummerdor, the 1st win for Richard Schuil, and the 1st win for the team.
In 2006
Marcio Araujo and Fabio Luiz Magalhaes won the FIVB St. Petersburg Open.  It was the 14th win for Marcio Araujo, the 6th win for Fabio Luiz Magalhaes, and the 6th win for the team.
In 2006
Mike Lambert and Stein Metzger won the AVP McDonald's Chicago Open presented by Nautica.  It was the 10th win for Mike Lambert, the 11th win for Stein Metzger, and the 3rd win for the team.
In 2011
Karla Borger and Britta Buthe won the CEV Polish Masters.  It was the 2nd win for Karla Borger, the 3rd win for Britta Buthe, and the 2nd win for the team.
 
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7/23/2014
Men complete first of three rounds of Pool Play in Long Beach
Long Beach, Calif., July 23, 2014 — Getting things rolling like the waves on the Pacific Wednesday, men’s action saw the first of three rounds of pool play completed with only one major seed-breakthrough out the 16 matches at the double-gender ASICS World Series of Beach Volleyball, a US$1,000,000 FIVB Grand Slam.
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Eight qualification winners and five lucky losers make it into U21 main draw
Larnaka, Cyprus, July 23, 2014 - Eight qualification teams, four for each gender, made it into the main draw of the FIVB Beach Volleyball U21 World Championships by winning their final round match on Wednesday in Larnaka, Cyprus.
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Researcher Reaps Rewards
Long Beach, Calif., July 23, 2014 - With this week’s FIVB World Tour event in the United States for the only time this season, the US$1-million ASICS World Series of Beach Volleyball is attracting more than fans and the usual group of print and electronic media that are attracted to an international sport event has features the planet’s best players.
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Czech team Benes/Perusic reach U21 main draw thanks to adrenaline and luck
Larnaka, Cyprus, July 23, 2014 - With a fair dose of adrenaline, some luck and a good amount of experience Ondrej Benes and Ondrej Perusic reached the main draw of the FIVB Beach Volleyball U21 World Championships on Wednesday.
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Canadian McNamara-twins grab main draw spot at U21 in Larnaka
Larnaka, Cyprus, July 23, 2014 - In only their first FIVB Beach Volleyball event Megan and Nicole McNamara qualified for main draw at the U21 World Championships on Wednesday.
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Cypriot talent Leonidou (13) debuts at U21 World Championships
Larnaka, Cyprus, July 23, 2014 - “It’s the participation that counts, not the result”, big words from the youngest player of the FIVB Beach Volleyball U21 World Champions in Larnaka, the 13-year old Evita Leonidou, on Wednesday.
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Join the Beachmania as preparations speed up in Biel/Bienne!
Biel/Bienne, Switzerland, July 23, 2014. The city of Biel/Bienne is about to host the fourth stop of this year’s CEV Beach Volleyball European Championship.
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7/22/2014
ASICS World Series of Beach Volleyball, a $1,000,000 FIVB Grand Slam in Long Beach
Long Beach, Calif., July 22, 2014 — Returning to the United States for the second straight year after an absence of a decade, the Fédération Internationale de Volleyball (FIVB) will again showcase in spectacular fashion its 2014 FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour this week at the double-gender ASICS World Series of Beach Volleyball, a US$1,000,000 FIVB Grand Slam.
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Finding Stars on Alamitos Beach
Long Beach, Calif., July 22, 2014 - When a father was entering the Alamitos Beach venue with his daughter for this week FIVB World Tour here Tuesday, the young girl asked if they would see any “stars” at the event where the world’s best Beach Volleyball players are gathering this week for the US$1-million ASICS World Series of Beach Volleyball.
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Polish U21 world champions to defend their title in Larnaka
Larnaka, Cyprus, July 22, 2014 - Katarzyna Kociolek and Jagoda Gruszczynska will be defending their title this week at the FIVB Beach Volleyball U21 World Championships in the Cypriot resort Larnaka.
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Social Timeline: The Netherlands put on a Grand Slam show
Lausanne, Switzerland, July 22, 2014: The Hague Grand Slam was the next stop on the FIVB World Tour, and while it was the first Grand Slam to ever have a million-dollar purse, it was also a rehearsal for the 2015 Beach Volleyball World Championships.
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7/21/2014
Talking Stats: 2014 FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour—July 21
Lausanne, Switzerland, July 21, 2014 — Pulling off an amazing FIVB The Hague Transavia Grand Slam last week in the Netherlands played in three cities with a FIVB Grand Slam record $US1,000,000 purse, the Fédération Internationale de Volleyball (FIVB) is backing up sterling performance with a second $1,000,000 tournament in the United States.
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July 21, 2014
By  Tom Feuer
In our post last week we confidently proclaimed that Nick Lucena and Ryan Doherty looked like cinches to win their pool in The Hague, Netherlands’ million dollar tourney because the only other formidable team was the height-challenged 6-1 Grzegorz Fijalek and the 6-3 Mariusz Prudel.

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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    Upcoming Tournaments
    Dates Tour Tournament Gender Purse
    Jul 22-27 FIVB Long Beach Grand Slam M US$500,000
    Jul 22-27 FIVB Long Beach Grand Slam W US$500,000
    Jul 23-27 FIVB Jr/Youth Under 21 World Championships, Larnaca, Cyprus M US$
    Jul 23-27 FIVB Jr/Youth Under 21 World Championships, Larnaca, Cyprus W US$
    Jul 29-Aug 2 FIVB Klagenfurt A1 Grand Slam , Austria W US$400,000
    Jul 30-Aug 3 FIVB Klagenfurt A1 Grand Slam , Austria M US$400,000
    Jul 30-Aug 3 FIVB Jr/Youth Under 19 World Championships, Porto, Portugal M US$
    Jul 30-Aug 3 FIVB Jr/Youth Under 19 World Championships, Porto, Portugal W US$
    Aug 1-3 NORCECA Norceca Beach Volleyball Circuit Juan Dolio, Dominican Republic M&W US$16,000
    Aug 6-10 CEV 2014 CEV Beach Volleyball European Biel/Bienne Masters, Switzerland M € 25,000
    Aug 6-10 CEV 2014 CEV Beach Volleyball European Biel/Bienne Masters, Switzerland W € 25,000
    Aug 6-10 CEV C&S 2014 CEV Beach Volleyball Satellite Vaduz, Liechtenstein M € 7,500
    Aug 6-10 CEV C&S 2014 CEV Beach Volleyball Satellite Vaduz, Liechtenstein W € 7,500
    Aug 7-10 AVP Salt Lake City Open M $75,000
    Aug 7-10 AVP Salt Lake City Open W $75,000
    Aug 14-17 AVP Manhattan Beach Open M&W $150,000
    Aug 16-17 NVL NVL Milwaukee Indy Fest M&W $25,000
    Aug 17-27 FIVB Jr/Youth Nanjing Youth Olympic Games, China M US$
    Aug 17-27 FIVB Jr/Youth Nanjing Youth Olympic Games, China W US$
    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



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