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Thursday, September 20, 2018
Database Statistics
  Men Women Total
Players: 10472 7916 18388
Tournaments: 1796 1379 3175
 
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Tony Cothron 55
Monica Rodrigues 51
Masafumi Matsunaga 49
Thomas Eade 48
Felipe Ralat 45
Malin Hellstrom 44
Malin Andersson 44
Rafael Vargas 43
Ralf Petzold 40
Ana Catarina 40
Tyler Lesneski 40
Emily Darr 39
Bernhard Beyeler 38
Heidy Rostran 38
Kristopher Fraser 37
Andrea Garghella 36
Xisto Conge 36
Gabriela Tomasekova 35
Kyle Thomson 35
Gregorio Godoy 33
Igor Horvath 33
Lucia Behunova 32
Stephanie Koszowski 29
Jessica Jendryk 28
Yngve Are Antonsen 28
Sadegh Mohajer 25
Ambrose Wureh 25
Tina Toghiyani 25
Lars Luckemeier 24
Manuel Harms 22
Amit Masuri 21
Bobby Barkley 19
Carrie Van Rensburg 19
Saman Behbodi 18
Sarah Strong 18
 
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Beach Volleyball History
In 1981
Karch Kiraly and Sinjin Smith won the Parks & Rec World Championships.  It was the 20th win for Karch Kiraly, the 21st win for Sinjin Smith, and the 18th win for the team.
In 1987
Mike Dodd and Tim Hovland won the AVP U.S. Championships.  It was the 35th win for Mike Dodd, the 32nd win for Tim Hovland, and the 31st win for the team.
In 2008
Vivian Cunha and Larissa Franca won the FIVB KIA Open presented by Banco do Brazil.  It was the 2nd win for Vivian Cunha, the 23rd win for Larissa Franca, and the 1st win for the team.
In 2008
Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh Jennings won the AVP Crocs Cup Shootout presented by Bud Light Manhattan Beach Open.  It was the 105th win for Misty May-Treanor, the 102nd win for Kerri Walsh Jennings, and the 99th win for the team.
In 2009
Michal Kadziola and Jakub Szalankiewicz won the FIVB Jr/Youth SWATCH FIVB World Under 21 Championships.  It was the 5th win for Michal Kadziola, the 5th win for Jakub Szalankiewicz, and the 5th win for the team.
In 2009
Monika Brzostek and Kinga Kolosinska won the FIVB Jr/Youth SWATCH FIVB World Under 21 Championships.  It was the 1st win for Monika Brzostek, the 1st win for Kinga Kolosinska, and the 1st win for the team.
In 2015
Adrian Carambula and Alex Ranghieri won the 2015 CEV Beach Volleyball European Milan Masters.  It was the 5th win for Adrian Carambula, the 2nd win for Alex Ranghieri, and the 1st win for the team.
 
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9/20/2018
2018-2019 FIVB Beach Volleyball Calendar maps out beginning of journey to Tokyo Olympics
Lausanne, Switzerland, September 20, 2018 - The events on the 2018-2019 FIVB Beach Volleyball Calendar were confirmed as the World Tour Council met in Lausanne on Tuesday.
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9/17/2018
World Tour looks ahead to event in Qinzhou
Lausanne, Switzerland, September 17, 2018 - The FIVB World Tour takes another week off before resuming action with five-straight weeks of international Beach Volleyball action starting September 30 with a double-gender event in Qinzhou, China.
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9/16/2018
China's Wang & Wen net Zhongwei beach gold
Zhongwei, China, September 16, 2018 - Jingzhe Wang became only the seventh women's player to win an FIVB World Tour event in her first-ever appearance at a Beach Volleyball tournament on the international circuit as she teamed with Shuhui Wen to capture the gold medal at the Zhongwei Open here Sunday.
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9/15/2018
Brazil & China compete for Zhongwei gold
Zhongwei, China, September 15, 2018 - Three teams from host China join Elize Maia/Maria Clara Salgado of Brazil in the "final four" of this week’s FIVB World Tour event after each pair won two matches here Saturday in the inaugural Zhongwei Open.
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9/14/2018
Gene Selznick Memorial Qualifying Teams
Kerri Walsh Jennings’ event series and digital experience, p1440, and the California Beach Volleyball Association (CBVA) announce the two top team finishers from the Women’s and Men’s Gene Selznick Memorial Open (Sept. 8-9) qualified to compete at the p1440 San Jose Invitational on Sept. 28 – 30 at Avaya Stadium grounds.
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ABCs of beach volleyball dominate Zhongwei Open play
Zhongwei, China, September 14, 2018 - Teams from America, Brazil and China captured pools here Friday during the opening rounds of three days of FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour competition at the $25,000 Zhongwei Open.
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Thailand to host U21 Beach Volleyball World Championships in 2019
Lausanne, Switzerland, September 14, 2018 - Samila Beach in Songkhla, Thailand will host the 2019 edition of the men’s and women’s FIVB Beach Volleyball U21 World Championships from June 19 to 23.
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9/13/2018
Tokyo Olympic qualifying continues in China
Zhongwei, China, September 13, 2018 - The second event for qualifying for the beach volleyball competition at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games begins here Friday with 19 teams from eight countries competing for the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour gold medal.
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Sep 28-30, 2018 NORCECA Norceca Beach Volleyball Circuit Dominican Republic, Punta Cana M TBD
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