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Monday, July 06, 2015
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Players: 8991 6608 15599
Tournaments: 1598 1174 2772
 
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Alfonso Jackson 49
Angela Berrett 46
Ming Mei Tang 46
Christophe Burlas 44
Chris Podracky 42
Harley Marques 41
Flip Castro 40
Nicole Bradley 37
Filipe Soares 35
Lyndsi Johnson 34
Julius Brink 33
Michaela Oberhuber 33
Graeme Cowgill 32
Julia Jurczyk 32
Vladimir Tchernichov 31
Joel Bruschweiler 30
Jonathan Crepeau 27
Addison Musser 26
Ekaterina Raevskaya 25
Jennifer Fiorentino 25
Joanna Mano 24
Victoria Altomare 24
Haralds Regza 23
Bennet Poniewaz 22
Cristel Garcia 22
David Poniewaz 22
Julien Prigent 20
Sarah Berger 19
 
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Beach Volleyball History
In 1958
Barry Brown and Mike O'Hara won the Parks & Rec Semana Nautica.  It was the 1st win for Barry Brown, the 5th win for Mike O'Hara, and the 1st win for the team.
In 1969
Bob Clem and Gene Pflueger won the Parks & Rec Marine Street Open.  It was the 1st win for Bob Clem, the 1st win for Gene Pflueger, and the 1st win for the team.
In 1975
Mike Carey and Dennis Hare won the Parks & Rec Rosecrans Open.  It was the 1st win for Mike Carey, the 2nd win for Dennis Hare, and the 1st win for the team.
In 1975
Hillary Johnson and Sandy Malpee won the Parks & Rec Orville and Wilbur's Marine Street Open.  It was the 1st win for Hillary Johnson, the 3rd win for Sandy Malpee, and the 1st win for the team.
In 1980
Karch Kiraly and Sinjin Smith won the Parks & Rec Miller Santa Barbara Open.  It was the 8th win for Karch Kiraly, the 10th win for Sinjin Smith, and the 7th win for the team.
In 1986
Sinjin Smith and Randy Stoklos won the AVP Lite Beer Zuma Beach Open.  It was the 58th win for Sinjin Smith, the 34th win for Randy Stoklos, and the 33rd win for the team.
In 1986
Kathy Gregory and Janice Harrer won the Parks & Rec Santa Barbara Open.  It was the 48th win for Kathy Gregory, the 6th win for Janice Harrer, and the 4th win for the team.
In 1997
Mark Kerins and Henry Russell won the Miller Lite/AVP Championships.  It was the 1st win for Mark Kerins, the 1st win for Henry Russell, and the 1st win for the team.
In 1997
Ze Marco de Melo and Emanuel Rego won the FIVB German Open.  It was the 12th win for Ze Marco de Melo, the 12th win for Emanuel Rego, and the 12th win for the team.
In 1997
Lisa Arce and Holly McPeak won the FIVB Italian Open.  It was the 12th win for Lisa Arce, the 46th win for Holly McPeak, and the 12th win for the team.
In 2002
Holly McPeak and Elaine Youngs won the FIVB Norway Open.  It was the 61st win for Holly McPeak, the 19th win for Elaine Youngs, and the 5th win for the team.
In 2003
Emanuel Rego and Ricardo Santos won the FIVB ConocoPhillips Open.  It was the 44th win for Emanuel Rego, the 17th win for Ricardo Santos, and the 1st win for the team.
In 2008
Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh Jennings won the AVP Crocs Slam Boulder presented by Bud Light.  It was the 99th win for Misty May-Treanor, the 96th win for Kerri Walsh Jennings, and the 93rd win for the team.
In 2008
Alison Cerutti and Bernardo Romano won the FIVB Brno Challenger.  It was the 1st win for Alison Cerutti, the 1st win for Bernardo Romano, and the 1st win for the team.
In 2008
Phil Dalhausser and Todd Rogers won the FIVB Moscow 2008 Grand Slam.  It was the 30th win for Phil Dalhausser, the 42nd win for Todd Rogers, and the 29th win for the team.
In 2008
With their $25,000 pay check for winning the AVP Boulder Open, Misty May and Kerri Walsh become the first team, men or women, to top the $3 Million mark in career team winnings.
In 2013
Chen Xue and Xi Zhang won the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Championships Mazury 2013.  It was the 14th win for Chen Xue, the 14th win for Xi Zhang, and the 14th win for the team.
In 2014
April Ross and Kerri Walsh Jennings won the AVP Milwaukee Open.  It was the 35th win for April Ross, the 118th win for Kerri Walsh Jennings, and the 8th win for the team.
In 2014
Tri Bourne and John Hyden won the AVP Milwaukee Open.  It was the 2nd win for Tri Bourne, the 24th win for John Hyden, and the 2nd win for the team.
 
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7/5/2015
GETTING SOCIAL: FIVB BEACH VOLLEYBALL WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS DAY 10
The Hague, the Netherlands, July 5, 2015 - The FIVB Beach Volleyball World Championships 2015 reached its final day on Sunday as hosts the Netherlands got behind home heroes Reinder Nummerdor and Christian Varenhorst as they took on Brazil's Alison and Bruno in the men's final.
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ALISON/BRUNO SPOIL DUTCH PARTY IN THRILLING FINAL
The Hague, the Netherlands, July 5, 2015 – The Hague turned orange on Sunday evening for Reinder Nummerdor and Christian Varenhorst, but it was the green and gold of Brazil that eventually came out on top in the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Championship men’s final as Alison Cerutti and Bruno Oscar Schmidt sealed a thrilling 12-21, 21-14, 22-20 win over the home heroes.
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SERVING SUPERSTAR EVANDRO POWERS BRAZIL TO BRONZE
The Hague, the Netherlands, July 5, 2015 – Evandro Gonclaves delivered a serving clinic as he and Pedro Solberg powered to Bronze with a 22-20, 21-13 victory over Theodore Brunner and Nick Lucena at the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Championship 2015 in The Hague.
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FIVB PRESIDENT APPLAUDS THE NETHERLANDS AS BEACH VOLLEYBALL EMBARKS ON NEW ERA
The Hague, the Netherlands, July 5, 2015 - FIVB President Dr. Ary S. Graca F° applauded the Dutch hosts of the Beach Volleyball World Championships today as the sport gathers increasing momentum towards the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.
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DUTCH VIP’S OVER THE MOON WITH WORLD CHAMPS
The Hague, the Netherlands, July 5, 2015 – “Very, very proud. So impressed. Inspiring.” Dutch volleyball VIP’s are head over heals with the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Championships taking place in the Netherlands these past days.
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BRAZIL AND THE NETHERLANDS MEET IN WORLD CHAMPS FINAL FOR THE SECOND TIME IN HISTORY
The Hague, The Netherlands, July 5, 2015 – Can Brazil add an eleventh gold medal to their impressive FIVB Beach Volleyball World Championships honour list? Or will home favourites Reinder Nummerdor and Christiaan Varenhorst be able to prevent this and claim back-to-back gold for the Netherlands?
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7/4/2015
DOUBLE DELIGHT FOR BRAZIL’S AGATHA BEDNARCZUK
The Hague, the Netherlands, July 4, 2015 – Things couldn’t get any better for Brazil’s Agatha Bednarczuk on Saturday evening in The Hague. The 32-year old blocker won gold at the FIVB World Championships with her partner Barbara Seixas for the first time ànd she was voted best player of the tournament.
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GOLDEN GIRLS BARBARA/AGATHA CLAIM MAIDEN WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP
The Hague, the Netherlands, July 4, 2015 – Barbara Seixas and Agatha Bednarczuk carved their name into FIVB Beach Volleyball World Championship folklore after sealing the 2015 title with a 21-18, 21-19 of fellow Brazilians Taiana Lima and Fernanda Alves.
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BRAZIL LOCK OUT PODIUM AFTER JULIANA/ANTONELLI VICTORY
The Hague, the Netherlands, July 4, 2015 – Juliana Felisberta da Silva and Maria Antonelli ensured it would be an all-Brazilian podium after they claimed a 23-25, 21-18, 15-9 win over Katrin Holtwick and Ilka Semmler in the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Championships 2015 bronze medal match in The Hague on Saturday.
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ON THE BRINK OF COME-BACK?
For the first time since he retired in 2013 former beach volleyball star Julius Brink had a moment of regret, he said Friday at the World Championships in the Netherlands. “Actually seeing that this World Championships have four cities involved, is quite disappointing for me, because I retired and I would have loved to play an event like that.”
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ALISON/BRUNO EASE INTO FINAL
The Hague, the Netherlands, July 4, 2015 – Alison Cerutti will compete in his third FIVB Beach Volleyball World Championships final after he and Bruno Schmidt defeated Theodore Brunner/Nick Lucena 21-17, 21-15 in the semifinals in The Hague on Saturday.
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NUMMERDOR/VARENHORST BOOK DATE WITH DESTINY AFTER SEMIFINAL VICTORY
The Hague, the Netherlands, July 4, 2015 – Reindeer Nummerdor/Christian Varenhorst brought the atmosphere to new levels in The Hague on Saturday after they defeated Pedro Solberg/Evandro Gonclaves to reach their first FIVB Beach Volleyball World Championships final.
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USA’S BRUNNER/LUCENA TRYING TO CAPTURE MAGIC FROM SEASON’S PAST
The Hague, The Netherlands, July 4, 2015 - Call them underdogs, call them longshots, call them lucky for their draw – whatever you choose to call them, Theo Brunner and Nick Lucena of the United States are simply trying to capture some magic from season’s past in the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Championships Netherlands 2015.
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