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Beach Volleyball History
In 1965
Gene Selznick and Ron Von Hagen won the Parks & Rec Santa Barbara Open.  It was the 35th win for Gene Selznick, the 3rd win for Ron Von Hagen, and the 1st win for the team.
In 1971
Henry Bergman and Ron Von Hagen won the Parks & Rec Hermosa Beach Open.  It was the 13th win for Henry Bergman, the 38th win for Ron Von Hagen, and the 7th win for the team.
In 1976
Greg Lee and Jim Menges won the Parks & Rec Rosecrans Open.  It was the 17th win for Greg Lee, the 17th win for Jim Menges, and the 15th win for the team.
In 1976
Kathy Gregory and Miki McFadden won the Parks & Rec Orville and Wilbur's Marine Street Women's Open.  It was the 6th win for Kathy Gregory, the 4th win for Miki McFadden, and the 3rd win for the team.
In 1979
Karch Kiraly and Sinjin Smith won the Parks & Rec Tournament of Champions.  It was the 3rd win for Karch Kiraly, the 4th win for Sinjin Smith, and the 3rd win for the team.
In 1980
Karch Kiraly and Sinjin Smith won the Parks & Rec Tournament of Champions.  It was the 7th win for Karch Kiraly, the 9th win for Sinjin Smith, and the 6th win for the team.
In 1981
Andy Fishburn and Dane Selznick won the Parks & Rec Tournament of Champions.  It was the 15th win for Andy Fishburn, the 11th win for Dane Selznick, and the 10th win for the team.
In 1982
Sinjin Smith and Randy Stoklos won the Parks & Rec Santa Barbara Open.  It was the 23rd win for Sinjin Smith, the 2nd win for Randy Stoklos, and the 1st win for the team.
In 1983
Sinjin Smith and Randy Stoklos won the Parks & Rec Miller High Life Tournament of Champions.  It was the 30th win for Sinjin Smith, the 8th win for Randy Stoklos, and the 7th win for the team.
In 1989
Sinjin Smith and Randy Stoklos won the AVP Mitsubishi Manhattan Open.  It was the 103rd win for Sinjin Smith, the 79th win for Randy Stoklos, and the 78th win for the team.
In 1993
Karolyn Kirby and Liz Masakayan won the WPVA Coors Light Boston Shootout.  It was the 38th win for Karolyn Kirby, the 16th win for Liz Masakayan, and the 8th win for the team.
In 1993
Karch Kiraly and Kent Steffes won the AVP Killer Loop Manhattan Beach Open.  It was the 75th win for Karch Kiraly, the 46th win for Kent Steffes, and the 35th win for the team.
In 1993
Cammy Ciarelli and Holly McPeak won the AVP Women's Tour Manhattan Beach.  It was the 4th win for Cammy Ciarelli, the 6th win for Holly McPeak, and the 2nd win for the team.
In 1999
Karch Kiraly wins his 139th career open victory at the Sunkist/AVP Dallas Open with partner Adam Johnson and ties Sinjin Smith's all-time record for open victories. A few weeks later on the 4th of July, Kiraly breaks the record as he and partner Adam Johnson win the U.S. Open of Beach Volleyball in Chicago.
In 1999
Vasso Karadassiou and Efi Sfyri won the CEV Xylokastro Open.  It was the 1st win for Vasso Karadassiou, the 1st win for Efi Sfyri, and the 1st win for the team.
In 1999
Adriana Bento Buczmiejuk and Monica Paludo won the FIVB Italy Challenger.  It was the 1st win for Adriana Bento Buczmiejuk, the 1st win for Monica Paludo, and the 1st win for the team.
In 1999
Adam Johnson and Karch Kiraly won the AVP/Paul Mitchell Grand Slam.  It was the 42nd win for Adam Johnson, the 139th win for Karch Kiraly, and the 14th win for the team.
In 1999
Ze Marco de Melo and Ricardo Santos won the FIVB German Open.  It was the 19th win for Ze Marco de Melo, the 4th win for Ricardo Santos, and the 4th win for the team.
In 1999
Kjell Goranson and Iver Horrem won the CEV Xylokastro Open.  It was the 1st win for Kjell Goranson, the 1st win for Iver Horrem, and the 1st win for the team.
In 1999
Liz Masakayan and Elaine Youngs won the AVP Grand Slam.  It was the 43rd win for Liz Masakayan, the 6th win for Elaine Youngs, and the 6th win for the team.
In 2000
Misty May-Treanor and Holly McPeak won the FIVB Oldsmobile U.S. Grand Slam.  It was the 2nd win for Misty May-Treanor, the 52nd win for Holly McPeak, and the 2nd win for the team.
In 2003
Sara Niedrig and Friederike Romberg won the   CEV U20 European Championships.  It was the 1st win for Sara Niedrig, the 1st win for Friederike Romberg, and the 1st win for the team.
In 2003
Janis Peda and Toms Smedins won the   CEV U20 European Championships.  It was the 1st win for Janis Peda, the 1st win for Toms Smedins, and the 1st win for the team.
In 2004
Emanuel Rego and Ricardo Santos won the FIVB ConocoPhillips Open.  It was the 52nd win for Emanuel Rego, the 25th win for Ricardo Santos, and the 9th win for the team.
In 2009
Dianne DeNecochea and Carrie Dodd won the AVP Crocs Slam Lumber Liquidators Coney Island Open presented by Kentucky Grilled Chicken.  It was the 2nd win for Dianne DeNecochea, the 2nd win for Carrie Dodd, and the 1st win for the team.
In 2009
Jennifer Kessy and April Ross won the SWATCH FIVB World Championship presented by ConocoPhillips.  It was the 8th win for Jennifer Kessy, the 6th win for April Ross, and the 6th win for the team.
In 2009
With their victory in the Coney Island Open, Dianne DeNecochea and Carrie Dodd become the oldest team to win a professional beach volleyball tournament with a combined age of 76 years, 9 months and 3 days. They break Brent Doble's and Karch Kiraly's record by a little over four months and the women's AVP record by Linda Hanley and Sarah Straton by almost five years. DeNecochea also becomes the oldest woman to win a professional beach volleyball event at 41 years, 7 months and 18 days, breaking Linda Hanley's record by six months and 11 days. Dodd sets the record for the longest drought between wins at 9 years 23 days since her 2000 win with Leanne McSorley at the BVA stop in Hermosa Beach. DeNecochea sets the second longest drought between wins at 7 years, 10 months and 15 days since her 2001 win with Liz Masakayan at the AVP event in Santa Barbara. Dodd also wins her first AVP event in 108 tries. She previously held the record for the most AVP events for women without a victory.
In 2010
Thomas Kaczmarek and Stefan Schneider won the   CEV Satellite Kiev.  It was the 3rd win for Thomas Kaczmarek, the 1st win for Stefan Schneider, and the 1st win for the team.
In 2010
David Klemperer and Eric Koreng won the FIVB ConocoPhillips Grand Slam Stavanger 2010.  It was the 2nd win for David Klemperer, the 1st win for Eric Koreng, and the 1st win for the team.
In 2011
With her entry in the Gstaad Grand Slam, Natalie Cook passes Shelda Bede for the most career FIVB World Tour events played with 149.
In 2015
Agatha Bednarczuk and Barbara Seixas won the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Championships 2015.  It was the 4th win for Agatha Bednarczuk, the 9th win for Barbara Seixas, and the 4th win for the team.
 
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7/4/2015
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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HOLLAND VS BRAZIL: “THIS IS GOING TO BE A WHOLE NEW GAME”
The Hague, the Netherlands, July 4, 2015 - The FIVB World Championship semifinal between home favourites Reinder Nummerdor & Christiaan Varenhorst and Brazil’s Pedro Solberg & Evandro Goncalves is going to be a rematch of the Stavanger Grand Slam quarterfinal just three weeks ago.
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LUCENA & BRUNNER TAKE THE UNDERDOG APPROACH
The Hague, the Netherlands, July 4, 2015 – Ranked 15th USA’s Nick Lucena and Theo Brunner are the lowest seeds in the final four of the 2015 FIVB World Champions in the Netherlands. On Saturday, Independence Day, they take on third seeded Alison Cerutti and Bruno Oscar Schmidt from Brazil.
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7/3/2015
BRAZILIAN SEMIFINAL VICTORIES NET OLYMPIC BERTH
The Hague, The Netherlands, July 3, 2015 - A pair of semifinal wins here Friday evening in the FIVB “senior” Beach Volleyball World Championships by Agatha Bednarczuk/Barbara Seixas and Fernanda Alves/Taiana Lima netted Brazil a second berth in the women competition at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.
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AGATHA/BARBARA EARN FINAL BERTH IN TENSE TWO-SETTER
The Hague, the Netherlands, July 3, 2015 – Agatha Bednarczuk and Barbara Seixas will go for their second FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour gold in a row, and fifth of the year, after they defeated fellow Brazilians Juliana Felisberta Da Silva and Maria Antonelli 24-22, 21-19 in the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Championships 2015 semifinals in The Hague on Friday.
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LIMA/FERNANDA BOOK TICKET TO FINAL AS WIN STREAK CONTINUES
The Hague, the Netherlands, July 3, 2015 – Taiana Lima and Fernanda Alves became the first team to book their place in the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Championship 2015 with a 21-12, 21-15 win over Germany’s Katrin Holtwick and Ilka Semmler.
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50/50 chances for semifinal Holtwick/Semmler versus Lima/Fernanda
The Hague, The Netherlands, July 3, 2015 – Germans Ilka Semmler and Katrin Holtwick are up against Fernanda Alves and Taiana Lima of Brazil tonight in the semi-finals. The teams played each other twice before, the Germans won one match and the Brazilians took the other.
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Must watch! Behind the scenes of the World Championships!
Want to meet the Canadians Saxton and Schalk, enjoy a sightseeing tour on the ss Rotterdam with mascot Spike or watch some amazing rallies? Check out our awesome videos of the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Championships in the Netherlands.
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Antonelli & Juliana count on support from their Dutch family
The Hague, the Netherlands, July 3, 2015 – It’s going to be a tough match against their fellow Brazilians, but Maria Antonelli and Juliana Felisberta da Silva can count on huge support from their ‘Dutch family’.
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Heartbreak for brave Bawden and Clancy at World Championships
The Hague, Netherlands, July 3, 2015 - The inspiring run of Australian beach volleyballers Louise Bawden and Taliqua Clancy has ended in heartbreak at the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Championships The Netherlands 2015, with the duo twice getting within one point of a top four finish.
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7/2/2015
Getting Social: FIVB Beach Volleyball World Championships 2015 Day 7
Amsterdam, the Netherlands, July 2, 2015 - Day seven at the Netherlands 2015, FIVB Beach Volleyball World Championships was all about the semifinals. With the second knockout round and the quarterfinals taking place, by the end of the day the four semifinalists in both men's and women's draws would be known.
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Pedro & Evandro eliminate fellow Brazilians to move into semis
Rotterdam, the Netherlands, July 2, 2015 – Pedro Solberg and Evandro Goncalves eliminated fellow Brazilians Alvaro Filho and Vitor Felipe in three sets (21-14, 14-21, 15-8) in the quarterfinal in Rotterdam Thursday evening to move into the semifinals of the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Championships.
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Dutch Net World Championship “Final Four” Berth
The Hague, The Netherlands, July 2, 2015 - Reinder Nummerdor and Christiaan Varenhorst validated their top-seeding in the 2015 FIVB “senior” Beach Volleyball World Championships here Thursday evening by advancing to the men’s “final four” after defeating Americans Tri Bourne and John Hyden in an “Elite 8” match on the sand at The Hofvijver stadium court.
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Brazil captures both Quarterfinals Thursday in amazing Apeldoorn
Apeldoorn, Netherlands, July 2, 2015 – After six days and nights of dramatic pro beach volleyball winners of exciting quarterfinal matches Thursday night in always appealing Apeldoorn, one men’s and one women’s team each from Brazil will now move to the final four matches in The Hague starting Friday for the final three days of competition the internationally-televised double-gender $1,000,000 FIVB Beach Volleyball World Championships the Netherlands 2015.
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Fernanda & Lima Net Third Brazilian World Championship Semi-final Berth
The Hague, The Netherlands, July 2, 2015 - If you are looking for a favorite to win the women’s gold medal at the 2015 FIVB “senior” Beach Volleyball World Championships, the team at the top of the list will be Fernanda Alves and Taiana Lima of Brazil.
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Lucena and Brunner lead semifinals charges as Amsterdam closes for business
Amsterdam, the Netherlands, July 2, 2015 – Nick Lucena and Theodore Brunner ensured that they wrapped up their Amsterdam campaign in unbeaten fashion by reaching the Netherlands 2015, FIVB Beach Volleyball World Championships semifinals on Thursday.
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Rotterdam queens Holtwick & Semmler roll into semifinals
Rotterdam, the Netherlands, July 2, 2015 – Katrin Holtwick and Ilka Semmler defeated USA’s Lauren Fendrick and Brooke Sweat 2-0 (21-18, 21-15) Thursday evening in Rotterdam to move into the semifinals of the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Championships for the first time in their long career.
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Alluring Apeldoorn anxiously awaits awesome aria of Quarterfinals tonight
Apeldoorn, Netherlands, July 2, 2015 – Down to the final day at three of the four venues including here in alluring Apeldoorn, men’s teams from Brazil and the United States along with women’s teams from Brazil and China won their round of 16 matches Thursday to advance to tonight’s quarterfinals in the Market Square stadium at the internationally-televised double-gender $1,000,000 FIVB Beach Volleyball World Championships the Netherlands 2015. The men’s Apeldoorn quarterfinal will start at 7 p.m. local time followed immediately by the women’s Apeldoorn quarterfinal.
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