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Thursday, March 26, 2015
Database Statistics
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Players: 8924 6527 15451
Tournaments: 1584 1158 2742
 
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Tina Klappenbach 50
Martina Hudcova 49
Jana Monello 47
Antonio Lopez Izquierdo 45
Mike Deforge 43
Ihosvany Chambers 43
Nick Pabarcus 40
Stanislav Zimakijevic 39
Robert Svensson 39
Andor Gyulai 39
Jim Walls 37
Eric Morse 33
Bogdan Sereda 32
Steffen Vestergaard 30
Andzej Poplavskij 30
Jonny Ellis 30
Ema Placko 30
Kaylah Nielsen 29
Kimberly Bentfield 29
Alena Bernatovich 28
Nathaly Melendez 28
Virginie Leuenberger 28
Meghan Gilroy 27
Christie Jenkins 27
Eric Olsson 27
Kara Gonzalez 26
Eric Schiffer 24
Victoria Bieneck 24
Christine Aulenbrock 23
Samuel Kingston 23
Samantha Brown 23
Dajana Lucas 21
Lu Freire 20
Aida Etxebarria 20
Agnieszka Kudziela 19
Maxim Zotov 19
Milena Churin 18
 
Today In
Beach Volleyball History
In 1989
Andrew Smith and Dan Vrebalovich won the AVP Miller Lite Miami Beach Open.  It was the 3rd win for Andrew Smith, the 2nd win for Dan Vrebalovich, and the 1st win for the team.
In 1995
Karch Kiraly and Kent Steffes won the AVP Nestea Singer Island Open.  It was the 102nd win for Karch Kiraly, the 72nd win for Kent Steffes, and the 61st win for the team.
In 2011
Matt McKinney and Steven VanderWerp won the   USAV IDQ #1.  It was the 1st win for Matt McKinney, the 1st win for Steven VanderWerp, and the 1st win for the team.
 
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3/25/2015
AVP Pro Beach Volleyball Tour announces 2015 schedule
COSTA MESA, Calif. (March 25, 2015) – The Association of Volleyball Professionals (AVP), the premiere domestic professional beach volleyball tour in the U.S., today officially announced its 2015 schedule, adding tournaments in four new cities to its seven-event nationwide tour taking place from May through September.
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2015 Beach Volleyball World Tour Media Guide available now
Lausanne, Switzerland, March 25, 2015 - The 2015 edition of the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour Media Guide looks ahead to an exciting new season, which will features an FIVB record $9.2 million in prize money, five Grand Slam events, an innovative four-event FIVB Major Series, six FIVB Open events, the inaugural FIVB World Tour Finals in the United States and the 2015 FIVB Beach Volleyball World Championships to be held in four cities in the Netherlands.
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3/24/2015
Player Profile: Kerri Walsh Jennings
The Hague, Netherlands, March 24, 2015 - Multiple world and Olympic champion Kerri Walsh Jennings and partner April Ross will be one of the teams to beat at the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Championships The Netherlands 2015 from June 26 to July 5. In the run-up to this summer's event, Walsh Jennings speaks about what inspires her to keep working on her game.
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3/21/2015
TOP SEEDS DAVE PALM & MIKE PLACEK AND BROOKE NILES & KAROLINA SOWALA TAKE HOME WINS AT NVL’S SEASON OPENER IN PANAMA CITY BEACH
PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. (March 21, 2015) – The National Volleyball League (NVL) opened the 2015 Pro Beach Tour in Panama City Beach, Fla. this week with Americans Dave Palm and Mike Placek earning the men’s title, and Brooke Niles (USA) and Karolina Sowala (PL) crowned the women’s champions. This is the first tournament both teams have played together professionally.
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    Upcoming Tournaments
    Dates Tour Tournament Gender Purse
    Apr 21-25 FIVB Fuzhou Open, China M US$75,000
    Apr 22-26 FIVB Fuzhou Open, China W US$75,000
    Apr 24-26 NORCECA Norceca Beach Volleyball Circuit Cayman Islands, Grand Cayman M&W TBD
    Apr 24-26 NVL Madeira Beach Championships M&W $50,000
    May 12-17 FIVB Lucerne Open, Switzerland W US$75,000
    May 13-17 FIVB Lucerne Open, Switzerland M US$75,000
    May 20-24 CEV 2015 CEV Beach Volleyball European Jurmala Masters, Latvia M € 25,000
    May 20-24 FIVB Prague Open, Czech Republic W US$75,000
    May 21-24 AVP AVP New Orleans Open M&W TBD
    May 26-31 FIVB Moscow Grand Slam, Russia M US$400,000



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