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Monday, April 24, 2017
Database Statistics
  Men Women Total
Players: 9635 7189 16824
Tournaments: 1696 1270 2966
 
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Nak-Gil Ma 49
Pascal Delfosse 48
Alan Hinchley 46
Vladek Pavelka 43
David Toussaint 42
Shane LeCroy 42
Brian Kwasny 40
Daniela Scarpellino 37
Jenny Scherfenberg 36
Linda Laffourcade 36
Brandon Kuntz 36
Angela Lavalle 36
Michael Atisha 35
Monica Fine 34
Yasmina Hernandez Ramos 33
Abdullah Kaabi 32
Irina Lashchenko 31
Petr Minarik 30
Rut Gomez 26
Meaghan Wheeler 26
Naomie Too 25
Alex Shipley 25
Christina Pasiali 24
Filip Mokelainen 21
Joona Vaananen 18
 
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Beach Volleyball History
In 1988
Sinjin Smith and Randy Stoklos won the AVP Scottsdale Open.  It was the 90th win for Sinjin Smith, the 66th win for Randy Stoklos, and the 65th win for the team.
In 1993
Karch Kiraly and Kent Steffes won the AVP Jose Cuervo Gold Crown Clearwater.  It was the 67th win for Karch Kiraly, the 38th win for Kent Steffes, and the 27th win for the team.
In 1994
Karch Kiraly and Kent Steffes won the AVP Miller Lite Jacksonville Open.  It was the 88th win for Karch Kiraly, the 58th win for Kent Steffes, and the 47th win for the team.
In 2005
Jake Gibb and Stein Metzger won the AVP Tempe Open.  It was the 3rd win for Jake Gibb, the 6th win for Stein Metzger, and the 2nd win for the team.
In 2005
Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh Jennings won the AVP Tempe Open.  It was the 38th win for Misty May-Treanor, the 35th win for Kerri Walsh Jennings, and the 33rd win for the team.
In 2010
Juliana Felisberta and Larissa Franca won the FIVB Brasilia Open.  It was the 33rd win for Juliana Felisberta, the 33rd win for Larissa Franca, and the 32nd win for the team.
In 2011
Jenny Kropp and Whitney Pavlik won the NORCECA Norceca Beach Volleyball Circuit Dominican Republic.  It was the 2nd win for Jenny Kropp, the 2nd win for Whitney Pavlik, and the 2nd win for the team.
In 2011
Javier Jimenez and Karell Pena won the NORCECA Norceca Beach Volleyball Circuit Dominican Republic.  It was the 1st win for Javier Jimenez, the 3rd win for Karell Pena, and the 1st win for the team.
In 2016
Taylor Crabb and Trevor Crabb won the NORCECA Norceca Beach Volleyball Circuit Cayman Islands.  It was the 3rd win for Taylor Crabb, the 3rd win for Trevor Crabb, and the 3rd win for the team.
In 2016
Betsi Flint and Kelley Larsen won the NORCECA Norceca Beach Volleyball Circuit Cayman Islands.  It was the 2nd win for Betsi Flint, the 2nd win for Kelley Larsen, and the 2nd win for the team.
In 2016
April Ross and Kerri Walsh Jennings won the FIVB Fuzhou Open.  It was the 47th win for April Ross, the 127th win for Kerri Walsh Jennings, and the 17th win for the team.
 
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4/23/2017
Double success for Cuban pairs in Cayman Islands
GRAND CAYMAN, Cayman Islands, April 23, 2017 – Cuba enjoyed twice the fun on Sunday when Lidiannis Echeverria and Leila Martinez and Karell Pena and Daisel Quesada won women’s and men’s gold at the Cayman Island NORCECA Beach Volleyball Tournament at Seven Mile Beach on Sunday.
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Rio prepares for next FIVB World Tour stop
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, April 23, 2017 - With entries totaling 146 teams from 31 countries with less than month before the start of competition, organizers for the FIVB World Tour stop in Rio de Janeiro are busy preparing a new site for staging the 18th international Beach Volleyball stop for men and 10th for women in the city that hosted the 2016 Olympic Games.
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Xiamen gold for Brouwer/Meeuwsen defeating Nicolai/Lupo
Xiamen, China, April 23, 2017 – Dutch team Alexander Brouwer and Robert Meeuwsen claim gold in their 2017 debut defeating Italy’s Paolo Nicolai and Daniele Lupo at the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour Xiamen Open 2017.
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Barbara/Fernanda win gold in Xiamen thriller
Xiamen, China, April 23, 2017 – Brazil’s Barbara Seixas De Freitas and Fernanda Alves take their first FIVB World Tour title together beating China’s Fan Wang and Yue Yuan at the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour Xiamen Open 2017.
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4/22/2017
Cubans Pena and Quesada to Final Four in Cayman Islands
GRAND CAYMAN, Cayman Islands, April 22, 2017 – Top-seed Cubans Karell Pena and Daisel Quesada advanced to the men’s semifinals of the Cayman Islands Beach Volleyball Tournament at Seven Mile Beach on Saturday.
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Spotlight on China’s Wang/Yue on final day in Xiamen
Xiamen, China, April 22, 2017 – The host nation’s hopes ride on the shoulders of China’s Fan Wang and Yuan Yue on the closing day of the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour Xiamen Open 2017.
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Brouwer/Meeuwsen reach semifinal in 2017 debut
Xiamen, China, April 22, 2017 – Alexander Brouwer and Robert Meeuwsen enter FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour Xiamen Open 2017 semifinal in their first tournament of the year.
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Maria Antonelli/Carolina Horta earn Xiamen semifinal spot
Xiamen, China, April 22, 2017 – The performance of the day must be handed to Brazil’s Maria Antonelli and Carolina Horta Maximo who earned a well deserved semifinal position in the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour Xiamen Open 2017.
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Doherty and Drost successfully join forces in Xiamen
Xiamen, China, April 22, 2017 – USA’s Ryan Doherty and James Avery Drost came together for the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour Xiamen Open 2017 in the absence of their usual partners.
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4/21/2017
Liamin/Krasilnikov off to confident start in Xiamen
Xiamen, China, April 21, 2017 – Russia’s Nikita Liamin and Viacheslav Krasilnikov get off to a confident strong start at the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour Xiamen Open 2017.
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Cuba’s Gonzalez/Nivaldo power onwards in Xiamen
Xiamen, China, April 21, 2017 – Cuba’s Sergio Reynaldo Gonzalez Bayard and Diaz Gomez Nivaldo Nadir power onwards in the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour Xiamen Open 2017.
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