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Wednesday, December 7, 2022
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Players: 12137 9281 21418
Tournaments: 2008 1577 3585
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Audrey Cooper 58
Dorothy Hert 57
Aaron Hansen 55
Burke Stefko 54
Giorgio Giordano 52
Leninha Aguiar 52
Danylo Konstantinov 51
Duncan Leroux 51
Blake Newman 49
Szabolcs Mike 46
Noel Frohman 42
Renata Ribeiro 41
Chris McNeeley 39
Jonathan Hellman 39
Joanna Niemczewska 39
Ryan McGinley 38
Raymond Wilson 38
Alison Cerutti 37
Luke Hunyadi 37
Okoli Tobenna 37
Naci Subagja 36
Natalja Bratuhhina 35
Polina Bratuhhina 35
Ilke Beken 34
John Stock 33
Jonas Kissling 32
Amber Bennett 31
Kristin Heldt 30
Renisha Stafford 28
Luize Skrastina 27
Artem Petrossyants 27
Pavel Vauchkevich 26
Desi Ratnasari 25
Siloy Craeghs 21
Valentino Abrantes 20
Liam Patte 20
Yu Tong 18
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Beach Volleyball History
In 1997
Ze Marco de Melo and Emanuel Rego won the FIVB Brazil Open.  It was the 15th win for Ze Marco de Melo, the 15th win for Emanuel Rego, and the 15th win for the team.
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2022 End of Year Awards
It’s about time we crown some 2022 Superlative Winners. The athletes have been polled; who do we think will win the year’s top awards? To refresh, the End of Year Awards are as follows: Most Valuable Player (MVP), Rookie of the Year, Most Improved, Best Defender, Best Offensive Player, Best Server, and Team of the Year. We’ll know who the athletes chose shortly, but I couldn’t resist a little speculation.

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Beach Volleyball: Beach Pro Tour kicks off in Subic
The Volleyball World Beach Pro Tour Futures kicks off Thursday with 11 men and 14 women teams vying in the knockout qualifiers at the Subic Bay Sand Court. Only four squads from each gender will advance to the main draw of the major international beach volleyball tournament organized by the Philippine National Volleyball Federation (PNVF).

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Central Florida Open: A Storybook Ending
We finished the year with a script-worthy ending. And not just one. There were numerous cinematic moments before we even got to the weekend’s end. Two kids out of Florida named Caleb Kwekel and Dylan Zacca began the weekend by upsetting the #1 seed. Crowd-favorite Santa’s Helpers Logan Webber and Seain Cook ended with their best finish after a slew of fun victories.

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2022 NORCECA Continental Tour Final headed to Punta Cana
PUNTA CANA, Dominican Republic, December 5, 2022.- Twelve countries have registered for the 2022 NORCECA Beach Volleyball Continental Tour Final to be held from December 9-11 in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. The first stage of the road to Paris 2024 starts on Friday in Punta Cana, marking the beginning of the NORCECA Beach Volleyball Paris 2024 Olympic Qualification System, which consists of a series of three NORCECA Tour Finals (2022, 2023 and 2024).

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All systems go for world beach volleyball tourney in Subic
MANILA – It is all system go for the country's hosting of the Volleyball World Beach Pro Tour Futures this week. International Volleyball Federation (FIVB) technical delegate Barry Wedmaier of Australia has made a final inspection of the Subic Bay Sand Court at the Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA) in Zambales province on Tuesday, two days before the tournament begins.

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Beach Volleyball Digest: Honeymooning in Torquay; Central FL highs, lows; NORCECA Championships
Precisely how long is the “honeymoon phase” of a beach volleyball partnership? One season? One tournament? One road trip’s worth of tournaments? There is no exact answer, although Kerri Pottharst, a three-time Olympian who won both a bronze and gold medal for Australia in 1996 and 2000, respectively, has declared the honeymoon phase to be definitively over for Kelly Cheng and Sara Hughes. “They have arrived,” Pottharst said on Saturday evening in Torquay, Australia.

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AVP Central Florida: Dalhausser wins third tournament with third different partner
TAVARES, Florida — Nick Lucena couldn’t help himself. Once one of the best defenders of this generation of beach volleyball players, Lucena, who retired after AVP Atlanta earlier this summer, switched roles during this weekend’s AVP Pro Series in Central Florida to coaching duties, overseeing a triumphant run to the finals from Tri Bourne and John Hyden. And after a tremendous final between his team and Phil Dalhausser and Taylor Crabb, which went to Dalhausser and Crabb 21-18, 21-19...

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Hughes/Cheng Win 2nd Straight Gold; Flint/Scoles Take Silver
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Dec. 3, 2022) – The U.S. women’s beach team of Sara Hughes/Kelly Cheng won its second-straight gold medal on the Beach Pro Tour on Saturday, beating Betsi Flint/Julia Scoles, 2-0 (21-17, 21-11) in the Elite 16 event in Torquay, Australia. The U.S. beach team of Kristen Nuss/Taryn Kloth placed fourth as did the men’s team of Paul Lotman/Miles Evans.

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Dates Tour Tournament Gender Purse
Dec 8-11, 2022 FIVB Subic Bay Futures, Philippines M US$5,000
Dec 8-11, 2022 FIVB Subic Bay Futures, Philippines W US$5,000
Dec 9-11, 2022 NORCECA 2022 Norcea Beach Tour Final, Punta Cana, Dominican Republic M TBD
Dec 9-11, 2022 NORCECA 2022 Norcea Beach Tour Final, Punta Cana, Dominican Republic W TBD
Dec 28-31, 2022 FIVB 2022 VW Beach Pro Tour Futures - The Hague, Netherlands M € 5,000
Dec 28-31, 2022 FIVB 2022 VW Beach Pro Tour Futures - The Hague, Netherlands W € 5,000
Jan 26-29, 2023 FIVB Beach Pro Tour Finals, Doha, Qatar M&W US$800,000
Jul 26-29, 2023 CEV Under Age Euro Beach Volley U22, Timisoara, Romania M&W US$
Aug 10-13, 2023 CEV Under Age Euro Beach Volley U20, Riga, Latvia M&W US$
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