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Players: 8712 6397 15109
Tournaments: 1554 1129 2683
 
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Mitch Malpee 70
Glen Gundert 66
Laurent Gendron 51
Teri Schroeder 50
Erminia Russo 50
Mireya Solange Duarte 45
Franzi Probst 44
Obin Mendez 42
Denis Tenenbaum 41
Sigurd Ringstad 40
Frank Verbeeck 39
C.J. Denk 39
Jason Greenlaw 38
Esteban Escobar 37
Marla Ricketts 37
Trent Ahlers 36
Natsuko Komatsu 35
Riikka Lehtonen 35
Milica Jelicic 35
Rasmus Jonsson 34
Mauricio Brizuela 32
Judith Geukes 31
Nienke de Waard 30
Sebastian Fuchs 28
Daniel Wernitz 27
Ilenia Arocha 27
Olga Azhgibetseva 27
Kim Huber 26
Alexandra Mingay 24
Konstantina Moraitidou 22
Manuel Gahr 22
Felix Friedl 18
Lisa Casimie 18
 
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Beach Volleyball History
In 1960
Mike Higer and Dave Kaplan won the Parks & Rec Corona Open.  It was the 2nd win for Mike Higer, the 1st win for Dave Kaplan, and the 1st win for the team.
In 1966
Ron Lang and Ron Von Hagen won the Parks & Rec Corona del Mar Open.  It was the 23rd win for Ron Lang, the 6th win for Ron Von Hagen, and the 2nd win for the team.
In 1977
Chris Marlowe and Jim Menges won the Parks & Rec San Diego Open.  It was the 5th win for Chris Marlowe, the 27th win for Jim Menges, and the 3rd win for the team.
In 1983
Sinjin Smith and Randy Stoklos won the Parks & Rec Miller High Life Hermosa Beach Open.  It was the 33rd win for Sinjin Smith, the 11th win for Randy Stoklos, and the 10th win for the team.
In 1983
Nina Matthies and Julie Thornton won the Parks & Rec Marine Women's Open.  It was the 18th win for Nina Matthies, the 2nd win for Julie Thornton, and the 2nd win for the team.
In 1988
Janice Harrer and Elaine Roque won the WPVA Kenwood/LeCoq Sportif Open.  It was the 12th win for Janice Harrer, the 3rd win for Elaine Roque, and the 2nd win for the team.
In 1988
Sinjin Smith and Randy Stoklos won the AVP Salisbury Open.  It was the 93rd win for Sinjin Smith, the 69th win for Randy Stoklos, and the 68th win for the team.
In 1988
Mike Dodd and Tim Hovland won the AVP Salisbury Open.  It was the 42nd win for Mike Dodd, the 39th win for Tim Hovland, and the 38th win for the team.
In 1988
Brent Frohoff and Andrew Smith won the AVP Salisbury Open.  It was the 6th win for Brent Frohoff, the 2nd win for Andrew Smith, and the 1st win for the team.
In 1988
Pat Powers and Jon Stevenson won the AVP Salisbury Open.  It was the 7th win for Pat Powers, the 18th win for Jon Stevenson, and the 5th win for the team.
In 1994
Karch Kiraly and Kent Steffes won the AVP Miller Lite Chicago Open.  It was the 95th win for Karch Kiraly, the 65th win for Kent Steffes, and the 54th win for the team.
In 1994
Monique Oliver and Gayle Stammer won the WPVA Coors Light Pismo Beach Open.  It was the 1st win for Monique Oliver, the 1st win for Gayle Stammer, and the 1st win for the team.
In 1994
Cammy Ciarelli and Holly McPeak won the AVP Miller Lite Chicago Open.  It was the 12th win for Cammy Ciarelli, the 14th win for Holly McPeak, and the 10th win for the team.
In 1999
Shelda Bede and Adriana Behar won the FIVB World Championships.  It was the 12th win for Shelda Bede, the 12th win for Adriana Behar, and the 12th win for the team.
In 2004
Holly McPeak and Elaine Youngs won the AVP Hermosa Beach Open Presented by Bud Light.  It was the 72nd win for Holly McPeak, the 30th win for Elaine Youngs, and the 16th win for the team.
In 2004
Pedro Brazao and Marcello Duarte won the FIVB San Marino Satellite.  It was the 1st win for Pedro Brazao, the 1st win for Marcello Duarte, and the 1st win for the team.
In 2005
Tereza Petrova and Hana Skalnikova won the FIVB Italy Satellite.  It was the 1st win for Tereza Petrova, the 1st win for Hana Skalnikova, and the 1st win for the team.
In 2005
Lina Yanchulova and Petia Yanchulova won the FIVB France Satellite.  It was the 2nd win for Lina Yanchulova, the 2nd win for Petia Yanchulova, and the 2nd win for the team.
In 2005
Eugenio Amore and Riccardo Fenili won the FIVB Italy Satellite.  It was the 1st win for Eugenio Amore, the 2nd win for Riccardo Fenili, and the 1st win for the team.
In 2005
Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh Jennings won the AVP Hermosa Beach Open Presented by Bud Light.  It was the 45th win for Misty May-Treanor, the 42nd win for Kerri Walsh Jennings, and the 40th win for the team.
In 2005
Markus Egger and Martin Laciga won the FIVB Mazury Open.  It was the 6th win for Markus Egger, the 13th win for Martin Laciga, and the 3rd win for the team.
In 2005
Giorgio Domenghini and Diego Nota won the FIVB Morocco Satellite.  It was the 2nd win for Giorgio Domenghini, the 1st win for Diego Nota, and the 1st win for the team.
In 2005
Bruno de Paula and Rodrigo Monteiro won the FIVB France Satellite.  It was the 1st win for Bruno de Paula, the 1st win for Rodrigo Monteiro, and the 1st win for the team.
In 2011
Thomas Kaczmarek and Alexander Walkenhorst won the CEV Polish Masters.  It was the 5th win for Thomas Kaczmarek, the 3rd win for Alexander Walkenhorst, and the 2nd win for the team.
In 2011
Jenny Kropp and Whitney Pavlik won the   NVL Malibu.  It was the 4th win for Jenny Kropp, the 4th win for Whitney Pavlik, and the 4th win for the team.
In 2011
Braidy Halverson and Adam Roberts won the   NVL Malibu.  It was the 1st win for Braidy Halverson, the 2nd win for Adam Roberts, and the 1st win for the team.
In 2011
Maria Antonelli and Talita Rocha won the FIVB Québec Open Jeep 2011 presented by Videotron.  It was the 10th win for Maria Antonelli, the 12th win for Talita Rocha, and the 7th win for the team.
In 2011
Phil Dalhausser and Todd Rogers won the FIVB Québec Open Jeep 2011 presented by Videotron.  It was the 64th win for Phil Dalhausser, the 75th win for Todd Rogers, and the 62nd win for the team.
 
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7/24/2014
Paraguay’s Michelle: from shy World Champ debutant to leader in the field
Larnaka, Cyprus, July 24, 2014 - In 2013 a very shy and timid Michelle Valiente Amarilla made her debut at the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Championships in Poland at the age of 15.
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7/23/2014
13 Women’s duos win first two of three rounds of Pool Play Wednesday at Alamitos Beach
Long Beach, Calif., July 23, 2014 — Making their presence felt in a major way, 13 women’s teams from seven countries won their first two of three pool play matches Wednesday at the double-gender ASICS World Series of Beach Volleyball, a US$1,000,000 FIVB Grand Slam.
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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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2014 FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour update after 10 events
Lausanne, Switzerland, July 21, 2014 — Using three venues for the first time during last week’s stop in the Netherlands, the Fédération Internationale de Volleyball (FIVB) will now present the second of two FIVB Grand Slams with record US$1,000,000 purses on the calendar of its 2014 FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour.
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7/20/2014
Switzerland finds gold in Mexico at Men’s FIVB U17 World Championships
Acapulco, Mexico, July 20, 2014 — Crowning an already amazing adventure thousands of miles from their homeland, Switzerland’s Florian Breer/Yves Haussener to defeat Spain’s Oscar Jimenez/Alejandro Huerta to win the cherished gold medal to conclude the inaugural double-gender FIVB Beach Volleyball U17 World Championships being held in Acapulco, Mexico.
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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.

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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.

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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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