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Monday, August 20, 2018
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Players: 10444 7904 18348
Tournaments: 1792 1374 3166
 
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Mike Dodd 61
Vladimir Bouralev 56
Lars Garder 56
Quinteen Van der Vrie 54
Jody Holden 50
Shingo Sakai 49
Ana Freitas 48
Gary Gerns 47
Samo Bacvic 45
Colin Kaslow 43
Suzanne Himbeck 43
Eun-Kyoung Lee 41
Mark Lau 41
Brandy Kosty 40
Melissa Burrowes 39
Adrian Fernandez 38
Takemi Nishibori 37
Stacie Jones 34
Colleen Kelly 33
Tom Lord 32
Jake Kelly 31
Sittichai Sangkhachot 31
Rodrigo Bernat 31
Douglas Battersby 27
Carolina Horta 26
Tijs de Tombe 25
Ieva Kazuraityte 25
Gustavo "Guto" Carvalhaes 25
Robert Virlan 23
Sedtawat Padsawud 23
Chaowei Zhou 22
Kresimir Karaula 22
Nathan Fullerton 21
Camila Romero 21
Reimo Reimand 20
Ethan Elkins 20
Daniel Gruvaeus 19
Ignas Mazuras 18
Patricia Maros 18
Constantinos Skordis 17
Callahan Hefner 15
 
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Beach Volleyball History
In 1961
Mike Bright and Mike O'Hara won the Parks & Rec Will Rogers State Beach Open.  It was the 5th win for Mike Bright, the 11th win for Mike O'Hara, and the 5th win for the team.
In 1967
Mike Bright and Ernie Suwara won the Parks & Rec Corona del Mar Open.  It was the 16th win for Mike Bright, the 3rd win for Ernie Suwara, and the 2nd win for the team.
In 1972
Matt Gage and Ron Von Hagen won the Parks & Rec Will Rogers State Beach Open.  It was the 7th win for Matt Gage, the 48th win for Ron Von Hagen, and the 2nd win for the team.
In 1978
Andy Fishburn and Fred Sturm won the Parks & Rec Lake Tahoe Open.  It was the 5th win for Andy Fishburn, the 7th win for Fred Sturm, and the 5th win for the team.
In 1978
Linda Hanley and Maya Thiene won the Parks & Rec Hermosa Beach Open.  It was the 1st win for Linda Hanley, the 1st win for Maya Thiene, and the 1st win for the team.
In 1989
Mike Dodd and Tim Hovland won the AVP Miller Lite Seattle Open.  It was the 53rd win for Mike Dodd, the 50th win for Tim Hovland, and the 49th win for the team.
In 1989
Linda Chisholm and Janice Harrer won the WPVA U.S. Open.  It was the 21st win for Linda Chisholm, the 15th win for Janice Harrer, and the 4th win for the team.
In 1995
Holly McPeak and Nancy Reno won the WPVA Bally Total Fitness National Championships.  It was the 26th win for Holly McPeak, the 23rd win for Nancy Reno, and the 11th win for the team.
In 2000
Nancy Reno and Elaine Youngs won the BVA Long Beach Open.  It was the 38th win for Nancy Reno, the 10th win for Elaine Youngs, and the 1st win for the team.
In 2000
Jose Loiola and Emanuel Rego won the Paul Mitchell AVP U.S. Open of Beach Volleyball.  It was the 49th win for Jose Loiola, the 36th win for Emanuel Rego, and the 19th win for the team.
In 2000
Patrick Heuscher and Stefan Kobel won the FIVB Lausanne Satellite.  It was the 2nd win for Patrick Heuscher, the 3rd win for Stefan Kobel, and the 2nd win for the team.
In 2000
Lenka Hajeckova and Marika Teknedzjanova won the   CEV U23 European Championships.  It was the 1st win for Lenka Hajeckova, the 1st win for Marika Teknedzjanova, and the 1st win for the team.
In 2000
David Klemperer and Jonas Reckermann won the   CEV U23 European Championships.  It was the 1st win for David Klemperer, the 1st win for Jonas Reckermann, and the 1st win for the team.
In 2005
Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh Jennings won the AVP Manhattan Beach Open Presented by Bud Light.  It was the 48th win for Misty May-Treanor, the 45th win for Kerri Walsh Jennings, and the 43rd win for the team.
In 2005
Lina Yanchulova and Petia Yanchulova won the FIVB Liechtenstein Satellite.  It was the 3rd win for Lina Yanchulova, the 3rd win for Petia Yanchulova, and the 3rd win for the team.
In 2006
Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh Jennings won the AVP Brooklyn Open presented by Cushman & Wakefield.  It was the 65th win for Misty May-Treanor, the 61st win for Kerri Walsh Jennings, and the 59th win for the team.
In 2006
Patrick Heuscher and Stefan Kobel won the FIVB Vaduz Satellite.  It was the 8th win for Patrick Heuscher, the 9th win for Stefan Kobel, and the 8th win for the team.
In 2006
Jennifer Eckardt and Julia Sude won the   CEV U20 European Championships.  It was the 1st win for Jennifer Eckardt, the 1st win for Julia Sude, and the 1st win for the team.
In 2006
Jonathan Erdmann and Stefan Windscheif won the   CEV U20 European Championships.  It was the 1st win for Jonathan Erdmann, the 1st win for Stefan Windscheif, and the 1st win for the team.
In 2011
Chen Xue and Xi Zhang won the FIVB Paf Open.  It was the 8th win for Chen Xue, the 8th win for Xi Zhang, and the 8th win for the team.
In 2017
Phil Dalhausser and Nick Lucena won the AVP Manhattan Beach Open.  It was the 90th win for Phil Dalhausser, the 19th win for Nick Lucena, and the 16th win for the team.
In 2017
Emily Day and Brittany Hochevar won the AVP Manhattan Beach Open.  It was the 15th win for Emily Day, the 5th win for Brittany Hochevar, and the 4th win for the team.
In 2017
Daniele Lupo and Paolo Nicolai won the CEV European Championship Final.  It was the 6th win for Daniele Lupo, the 8th win for Paolo Nicolai, and the 6th win for the team.
In 2017
Nadja Glenzke and Julia Grossner won the CEV European Championship Final.  It was the 2nd win for Nadja Glenzke, the 5th win for Julia Grossner, and the 1st win for the team.
 
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8/20/2018
Numbers to remember this past season - 20, 21 & 22
Lausanne, Switzerland, August 20, 2018 - The final chapter for the 2017-2018 FIVB World Tour calendar has been written and the only numbers of significance for the 32nd men's and 27th women's international Beach Volleyball competition are 20, 21 and 22.
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8/19/2018
Ahman/Hellvig from Sweeden and Müller/Kunst from Germany are #EuroBeachVolleyU18 champions!
Brno, Czech Republic, 19 August, 2018. The new U18 European Champions were announced on Sunday afternoon. Jonatan Hellvig and David Ahman were victorious in the boys' competition, while Svenja Müller and Lea Sophie Kunst were the best ones among the girls.
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Agatha is no ordinary volleyball player
Hamburg, Germany, Aug. 19, 2018 – Agatha Bednarczuk, World Champion, Olympic silver medalist and now Beach Volleyball FIVB World Tour Finals presented by Vodafone gold medalist, is no ordinary volleyball player.
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Third-time “the charm” for Agatha in Hamburg
Hamburg, Germany, August 19, 2018 - After placing second in her last two appearance on the River Elbe, Agatha Bednarczuk finally captured the top spot on the podium in Germany’s second largest city here Sunday as she and Eduarda “Duda” Lisboa defeated a team from the Czech Republic to win the gold medal at the US$800,000 Beach Volleyball FIVB World Tour Finals presented by vodafone.
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Artacho & Clancy’s “dream” season ends in World tour Finals bronze
Hamburg, Germany, August 19, 2018 - The 2017-2018 international Beach Volleyball season will be a memorable one for Mariafe Artacho and Taliqua Clancy as the Australians ended their first full-season together on the international circuit by capturing the women’s bronze medal here Sunday afternoon at the US$800,000 Beach Volleyball FIVB World Tour Finals presented by vodafone.
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8/18/2018
Home hopes still alive as 2 Czech teams reach #EuroBeachVolleyU18 semis
Brno, Czech Republic, 18 August, 2018. All is set for the final day of #EuroBeachVolleyU18 as all the semi-finalists are known for both boys and girls.
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“They’re living the dream”
Hamburg, Germany, Aug. 18, 2018 - Ssshhh, don’t wake these guys up. They’re living the dream. Putting the cap on one of the great runs in their sport’s history, the Norway Beach Volleyball Vikings - the rest of the world is quickly becoming acquainted with Anders Mol and Christian Sorum - stormed to victory Saturday to capture the Beach Volleyball FIVB World Tour Finals presented by vodafone in resounding fashion.
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Mol & Sorum surpass Beach Volleyball legends in winning World Tour Finals
Hamburg, Germany, August 18, 2018 -The “hottest” and “youngest” Beach Volleyball team on planet earth surpassed several legends of the sport here Saturday evening as Anders Mole and Christian Sorum of Norway captured their fourth-straight gold medal by winning the men’s finale at the US$800,000 FIVB World Tour Finals at Rothenbaum Stadium.
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Australians & Brazilians net women World Tour Final pool crowns
Hamburg, Germany, August 18, 2018 - Topping the women’s pools at the Beach Volleyball World Tour Finals presented by vodafone were Mariafe Artacho/Taliqua Clancy of Australia and Maria Antonelli/Carolina Salgado of Brazil as both teams won matches here Saturday mid-day to advance to the semi-finals at the US$800,000 event.
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Reunited in Hamburg at the World Tour Finals
Hamburg, Germany, August 18, 2018 - On the two-year anniversary of their Beach Volleyball gold medal triumph in the Rio 2016 Olympics, Laura Ludwig and Kira Walkenhorst were reunited here Friday in front of the media in their hometown at the Beach Volleyball FIVB World Tour Finals presented by vodafone.
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8/17/2018
Young players keep their ambitions high as #EuroBeachVolleyU18 moves to the Elimination stage
Brno, Czech Republic, 17 August, 2018. Top seeded teams from Czech Republic completed the first stage of the tournament with three wins out of three, just as the pretenders to the medals from Russia, Netherlands, Germany and the Swedish boys' team.
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Laboureur & Sude bounce back in Hamburg
Hamburg, Germany, August 17, 2018 - After a disappointing setback in their first match Thursday at the Beach Volleyball FIVB World Tour Finals presented by vodafone, Germans Chantel Laboureur and Julia Sude have regained control in their quest for a “final four” berth at this week’s US$800,000 event at Rothenbaum Stadium.
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Norway & Poland net men’s World Tour Finals pool titles
Hamburg, Germany, August 17, 2018 - The pairs of Anders Mol/Christian Sorum of Norway and Piotr Kantor/Bartosz Losiak of Poland captured pool titles here Friday mid-day to advance to the semifinals of the $800,000 Beach Volleyball FIVB World Tour Finals presented by Vodafone.
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Young German guns eyeing the next step
Hamburg, Germany, August 17, 2018 – The great week Clemens Wickler and Julius Thole are enjoying at the $800,000 Beach Volleyball FIVB World Tour Finals presented by Vodafone means a lot more for Germany than just the opportunity of fighting for a medal in the country’s home sand.
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8/16/2018
Pre-favourites secure spot in #EuroBeachVolleyU18 elimination phase
Brno, Czech Republic, August 16, 2018. Half of the pool play matches took place at Brno Reservoir on Thursday as the second largest city of the Czech Republic is playing host this week to the 2018 edition of the CEV U18 Beach Volleyball European Championship.
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Brazil, Canada & Czech Republic women’s pairs pace World Tour Finals
Hamburg, Germany, August 16, 2018 - Teams from Canada, Brazil and the Czech Republic are the only unbeaten women’s teams in the $800,000 Beach Volleyball FIVB World Tour Finals presented by Vodafone with 2-0 pool play records after two days of competition at Rothenbaum Stadium.
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Youth being served at the World Tour Finals
Hamburg, Germany, August 16, 2018 -The second day of men’s competition at the Beach Volleyball FIVB World Tour Finals presented by vodafone saw the elimination of two of the more experienced teams on the international circuit with five pairs with a combined age of 25 still in contention for the largest gold medal purse in the sport’s history.
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Loiola looking for Olympic return with Hughes/Summer
Hamburg, Germany, August 16, 2018 – Competing in the most important beach volleyball tournaments around the planet is nothing new to Brazilian star Jose Loiola, but the former player is now enjoying it from a different standpoint as he’s been traveling the world as the head coach of American team Summer Ross/Sara Hughes.
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