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Monday, June 26, 2017
Database Statistics
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Players: 9806 7360 17166
Tournaments: 1706 1283 2989
 
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Linda Capizzi 53
Anita Spring 52
Taryn Collins 49
Guilherme Marques 48
Curtis Griffin 48
Manuel Berenguel 47
Steven Kruger 47
James Fellows 46
Marco Malavolta 46
Brigitte Gros 46
Iwan Sumoyo 45
Patrick Owino 44
Ivan De Decker 44
Rachel Manley Casimir 44
Yohana Marawali 43
Heidi Byberg 42
Makare Wilson 41
Nadia Erni 40
Antoinette Polk 39
Sara Pothaar 39
Oliga Ilina 38
Anas Diouri 38
Charlotte Nzeyimana 38
Yulia Ilina 38
Kobina Assande 37
Jussi Savio 37
Aline Ahmed Ali 37
Georgia Paraskaki 36
Gustavo Dalanhese 35
Leonardo Lunardi 35
Yiyao Fu 34
Dan Newman 34
Christian Ramos 34
Gina Flores 34
Namphon Intuan 33
Korina Fryslie 33
Oleksandr Ioisher 31
Dana Oliver 27
Steven Solis 27
Amiel Arad 27
Ioannis Stylianou 27
Kelly Vieira 26
Momodu Samura 23
Aliaksei Ratutski 17
 
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Beach Volleyball History
In 1977
Chris Marlowe and Jim Menges won the Parks & Rec Santa Barbara Open.  It was the 2nd win for Chris Marlowe, the 24th win for Jim Menges, and the 1st win for the team.
In 1977
Rose Duncan and Christie Hahn won the Parks & Rec Rosecrans Open.  It was the 6th win for Rose Duncan, the 3rd win for Christie Hahn, and the 1st win for the team.
In 1988
Pat Powers and Jon Stevenson won the AVP Jose Cuervo Gold Crown Boulder.  It was the 5th win for Pat Powers, the 16th win for Jon Stevenson, and the 3rd win for the team.
In 1988
Linda Chisholm and Janice Harrer won the WPVA Michelob Light Open.  It was the 13th win for Linda Chisholm, the 10th win for Janice Harrer, and the 1st win for the team.
In 1994
Karolyn Kirby and Liz Masakayan won the WPVA Reebok Sacramento Open.  It was the 51st win for Karolyn Kirby, the 28th win for Liz Masakayan, and the 20th win for the team.
In 1994
Linda Chisholm and Linda Hanley won the AVP Nestea Baltimore Open.  It was the 38th win for Linda Chisholm, the 36th win for Linda Hanley, and the 2nd win for the team.
In 1994
Scott Ayakatubby and Eric Fonoimoana won the AVP Nestea Baltimore Open.  It was the 7th win for Scott Ayakatubby, the 1st win for Eric Fonoimoana, and the 1st win for the team.
In 2004
Shelda Bede and Adriana Behar won the FIVB Smart Grand Slam.  It was the 32nd win for Shelda Bede, the 32nd win for Adriana Behar, and the 32nd win for the team.
In 2005
Marcio Araujo and Fabio Luiz Magalhaes won the Swatch-FIVB World Championships powered by Smart.  It was the 10th win for Marcio Araujo, the 2nd win for Fabio Luiz Magalhaes, and the 2nd win for the team.
In 2011
John Hyden and Sean Scott won the   Corona Light Wide Open Seaside Heights.  It was the 11th win for John Hyden, the 13th win for Sean Scott, and the 8th win for the team.
In 2011
Jenny Kropp and Whitney Pavlik won the   Corona Light Wide Open Seaside Heights.  It was the 3rd win for Jenny Kropp, the 3rd win for Whitney Pavlik, and the 3rd win for the team.
In 2011
Lukasz Kaczmarek and Maciej Kosiak won the FIVB Jr/Youth SWATCH FIVB Youth (U19) World Championship.  It was the 1st win for Lukasz Kaczmarek, the 1st win for Maciej Kosiak, and the 1st win for the team.
In 2011
Karolina Baran and Katarzyna Kociolek won the FIVB Jr/Youth SWATCH FIVB Youth (U19) World Championship.  It was the 1st win for Karolina Baran, the 1st win for Katarzyna Kociolek, and the 1st win for the team.
In 2016
April Ross and Kerri Walsh Jennings won the AVP San Francisco Open.  It was the 52nd win for April Ross, the 132nd win for Kerri Walsh Jennings, and the 22nd win for the team.
In 2016
Jake Gibb and Casey Patterson won the AVP San Francisco Open.  It was the 32nd win for Jake Gibb, the 20th win for Casey Patterson, and the 14th win for the team.
 
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6/25/2017
Daisel and Peña tie record of NORCECA Circuit
OCHO RIOS, Jamaica, June 25. 2017 – Cubans Daisel Quesada and Karell Peña defeated Miles Evans and William Kolinkse of United States-A 2-0 (21-13, 22-20) to tie the men’s record of three gold medals in a row at the NORCECA Beach Volleyball Circuit.
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Canadians Broder & Bukovec winners in Ocho Rios
OCHO RIOS, Jamaica, June 25, 2017 – Jamie Broder and Sophie Bukovec of Canada-A concluded a perfect weekend by dominating Cubans Lianma Flores and Yanisleidis Sanchez 2-0 (21-18, 21-7) in the match for the gold medal at Ocho Rios Beach Volleyball Tournament, the third stop of NORCECA Circuit.
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Koekelkoren and van Walle claim historic gold for Belgium at Baden Masters
Baden, Austria, June 25, 2017. The last competition day at the Baden Masters lasted for longer than initially planned since heavy rain and lightning resulted in the postponement of the gold medal match by half an hour. However, the brave Austrian fans who did not leave the venue at the Strandbad soon realised they had stayed on for a good reason.
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Sh. H. Wen & X. Y. Xia triumph in Chinese showdown for gold in Nantong
Nantong, China, June 25, 2017 – Shuhui Wen and Xinyi Xia defeated Xinxin Wang and Chen Xue, 2-0 (21-18, 21-14) in an all-China final at the 2017 FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour, Silk Tour Nantong Open.
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6/24/2017
Two Canadian Teams to meet in semis at Ocho Rios
OCHO RIOS, Jamaica, June 24, 2017 – The two teams representing Canada at Ocho Rios Beach Volleyball Tournament, the third tournament of the year in the NORCECA Circuit, will face each other in the semifinals to be held on Sunday.
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Quesada and Peña in semifinals at Ocho Rios
OCHO RIOS, Jamaica, June 24, 2017 – Cubans Daisel Quesada and Karell Peña, winners of the first two tournaments of the year, are among the semifinalists of the Ocho Rios Beach Volleyball Tournament, the third stop of the 2017 NORCECA Circuit.
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Top-seeded Germans net gold medal at Baden Masters
Baden, Austria, June 24, 2017. Chantal Laboureur and Julia Sude of Germany lived up to their status of top-seeded team in the women’s competition of the Baden Masters and on Saturday late afternoon they triumphed with the gold medal after edging Russia’s Ekaterina Birlova and Nadezda Makroguzova 2-1 (21-17, 17-21, 15-13).
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Thole/Schümann cause major sensation with win over top-seeded Latvians
Baden, Austria, June 24, 2017. Only a few could have predicted it but on Saturday afternoon Julius Thole and Lorenz Schümann caused a real sensation before a sell-out crowd at the Strandbad in Baden, when they beat top-seeded, former European champions Janis Smedins and Aleksandrs Samoilovs of Latvia to claim a spot in the semis of the Baden Masters.
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Russia's Abalakina/Dabizha Defeat Juliana/Carol Horta to Enter Nantong Semis
Nantong, China, June 24, 2017 – Russia’s Yulia Abalakina and Ksenia Dabizha are through to their first ever FIVB World Tour final four after defeating Brazil’s Juliana Felisberta Da Silva and Carolina Horta Maximo, 2-1 (21-16, 17-21, 15-12) at the 2017 FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour, Silk Tour Nantong Open.
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6/23/2017
Women teams of Canada undefeated in Ocho Rios
OCHO RIOS, Jamaica, June 23, 2017 – The two teams of Canada one from United States and Guatemala won their two matches in opening day of the Ocho Rios Beach Volleyball Tournament, the third stage of the 2017 NORCECA Circuit on Friday.
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Quesada and Peña off on the right foot at Ocho Ríos
OCHO RIOS, Jamaica, June 23, 2017 – Cubans Daisel Quesada and Karell Peña, winners of the first two competitions of the year in the NORCECA Beach Volleyball Circuit started off on their right foot at the Ocho Rios Tournament on Friday.
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Austrians put up a fight at Baden Masters, only Doppler/Horst leave court smiling
Baden, Austria, June 23, 2017. Friday was the busiest day of the week at the Strandbad in Baden – and it featured highs and lows for the home teams representing Austria, who put up a fight in all of their matches but most of the times had to accept a setback before the enthusiastic home crowd.
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Lehtonen having great time as Finland experiment with ‘weekly partnerships’
Baden, Austria, June 23, 2017. Riikka Lehtonen is one of the most experienced players you may bump into not only at the Baden Masters – and even at 37 years of age, her enthusiasm and dedication remain a true inspiration for the younger ones, including her current partner Anniina Parkkinen.
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Cut Shots:
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June 22, 2017
By  Tom Feuer
For the first time since Fort Lauderdale’s “5 Star” Major we will have all of the world’s leading teams participating in Porec, Croatia next week for a total prize purse of $600,000. It will have taken almost five months to herd together the top players. Between all of the different circuits, there are plenty of playing opportunities, but there have been very few this year where we can get a quorum of the world’s elite teams.
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Upcoming Tournaments
Dates Tour Tournament Gender Purse
Jun 27-Jul 2 FIVB Porec Major, Five Star, Croatia M US$300,000
Jun 27-Jul 1 FIVB Porec Major, Five Star, Croatia W US$300,000
Jul 4-9 FIVB Gstaad Major, Five Star, Switzerland M US$300,000
Jul 4-9 FIVB Gstaad Major, Five Star, Switzerland W US$300,000
Jul 6-9 AVP San Francisco Open M&W $150,000
Jul 6-9 CEV C&S Satellite Laholm, Sweden W € 7,500
Jul 7-9 CEV C&S Satellite Kharkiv, Ukraine M € 4,000
Jul 11-16 FIVB Age Group WC U21 World Championships, Nanjing, China M US$
Jul 11-16 FIVB Age Group WC U21 World Championships, Nanjing, China W US$
Jul 13-16 CEV Alanya Masters, Turkey W € 25,000
Jul 13-16 CEV C&S Satellite Siofok, Hungary W € 4,000
Jul 13-15 NORCECA Norceca Beach Volleyball Circuit Cuba, Varadero M&W TBD
Jul 13-16 NVL NVL Long Beach M&W TBD
Jul 14-16 CEV C&S Satellite Siofok, Hungary M € 4,000
Jul 14-16 FIVB Daegu One Star, Korea W US$10,000
Jul 19-23 FIVB Olsztyn Four Star, Poland M US$150,000
Jul 19-23 FIVB Olsztyn Four Star, Poland W US$150,000
Jul 20-23 AVP Hermosa Beach Open M&W $150,000
Jul 20-22 CEV Ljubljana Masters, Slovenia M € 25,000
Jul 20-22 CEV C&S Ljubljana Satellite, Slovenia W € 4,000
Jul 20-22 FIVB Ulsan One Star, Korea W US$10,000
Jul 21-23 FIVB Agadir One Star, Morocco M US$10,000
Jul 21-23 FIVB Agadir One Star, Morocco W US$10,000
Jul 27-30 CEV C&S Mersin Satellite, Turkey M € 7,500
Jul 27-30 CEV C&S Mersin Satellite, Turkey W € 7,500



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