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Tuesday, August 30, 2016
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Players: 9558 7135 16693
Tournaments: 1682 1257 2939
 
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Christina Erdmann 54
Andre Lima 47
Tom De Vleeschouwer 45
Michael Young 42
Ran Kumgisky 42
Bradley Tharington 41
Victor Rivera 40
Brian Post 39
Fereniki Orfanidou 39
Kathleen Hosie 37
Tuomas Vayrynen 37
Giulia Momoli 35
Rait Rikberg 34
Takawira Nyashadzashe 33
Daniela Romero 31
Laure Gregoire 31
Larissa Witherspoon 31
Camille Quetelard 30
Julia Maier 30
Andrew Baker 30
Vangel Velinov 29
Hannah Croad 27
Ricardo Silva 26
Daria Paszek 25
Svein Solhaug 25
Fabian Kandolf 24
Michael Kuryl 23
Monika Povilaityte 22
Cong Yang 22
Dusan Bogunovic 22
Alan Kosenina 20
 
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Beach Volleyball History
In 1987
Sinjin Smith and Randy Stoklos won the AVP Denver Open.  It was the 82nd win for Sinjin Smith, the 58th win for Randy Stoklos, and the 57th win for the team.
In 1987
Linda Chisholm and Jackie Silva won the WPVA Michelob Light Open.  It was the 9th win for Linda Chisholm, the 8th win for Jackie Silva, and the 8th win for the team.
In 1992
Karch Kiraly and Kent Steffes won the AVP Miller Lite U.S. Championships.  It was the 62nd win for Karch Kiraly, the 33rd win for Kent Steffes, and the 23rd win for the team.
In 1998
Canyon Ceman and Mark Kerins won the Miller Lite/AVP Tour Championships.  It was the 3rd win for Canyon Ceman, the 2nd win for Mark Kerins, and the 1st win for the team.
In 2003
Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh Jennings won the AVP Chicago Open Presented by Bud Light.  It was the 22nd win for Misty May-Treanor, the 17th win for Kerri Walsh Jennings, and the 17th win for the team.
In 2008
Maria Antonelli and Vanilda Leao won the FIVB Otera Open Kristiansand.  It was the 3rd win for Maria Antonelli, the 3rd win for Vanilda Leao, and the 3rd win for the team.
In 2009
Reinder Nummerdor and Richard Schuil won the FIVB The Hague Open Beach Volleyball 2009.  It was the 10th win for Reinder Nummerdor, the 10th win for Richard Schuil, and the 10th win for the team.
In 2009
Nicole Branagh and Elaine Youngs won the AVP Crocs Crocs Cup Championship Kentucky Grilled Chicken Chicago Open.  It was the 16th win for Nicole Branagh, the 51st win for Elaine Youngs, and the 15th win for the team.
In 2015
Brad Keenan and Ty Tramblie won the AVP Chicago Open.  It was the 2nd win for Brad Keenan, the 1st win for Ty Tramblie, and the 1st win for the team.
In 2015
Nicole Branagh and Jenny Kropp won the AVP Chicago Open.  It was the 20th win for Nicole Branagh, the 15th win for Jenny Kropp, and the 1st win for the team.
In 2015
Karolina Marciniak and Brooke Niles won the   Seattle Championships.  It was the 8th win for Karolina Marciniak, the 7th win for Brooke Niles, and the 2nd win for the team.
In 2015
Alison Cerutti and Bruno Oscar Schmidt won the FIVB Olsztyn Poland Grand Slam.  It was the 21st win for Alison Cerutti, the 10th win for Bruno Oscar Schmidt, and the 6th win for the team.
In 2015
Nina Betschart and Nicole Eiholzer won the   2015 CEV U22 Beach Volleyball European Championship.  It was the 7th win for Nina Betschart, the 4th win for Nicole Eiholzer, and the 4th win for the team.
In 2015
Dave Palm and Eric Zaun won the   Seattle Championships.  It was the 3rd win for Dave Palm, the 2nd win for Eric Zaun, and the 2nd win for the team.
In 2015
Michal Bryl and Kacper Kujawiak won the   2015 CEV U22 Beach Volleyball European Championship.  It was the 3rd win for Michal Bryl, the 3rd win for Kacper Kujawiak, and the 3rd win for the team.
In 2015
Kelly Claes and Sara Hughes won the NORCECA Norceca Beach Volleyball Circuit Cuba.  It was the 1st win for Kelly Claes, the 2nd win for Sara Hughes, and the 1st win for the team.
In 2015
Nivaldo Diaz and Sergio Gonzalez won the NORCECA Norceca Beach Volleyball Circuit Cuba.  It was the 5th win for Nivaldo Diaz, the 12th win for Sergio Gonzalez, and the 5th win for the team.
 
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8/28/2016
Brazil’s Pedro/Evandro wins battle of Olympians over USA for gold at FIVB Long Beach Grand Slam
Long Beach, California, USA, August 28, 2016 — Perhaps the most dangerous Beach Volleyball player on the planet struck at just the right time for Brazil on Sunday. The 6-foot-11 Evandro Goncalves made the big plays to aid ailing teammate Pedro Solberg as the Olympians captured the gold medal at the ASICS World Series of Beach Volleyball FIVB Long Beach Grand Slam.
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Long Beach, California, USA, August 28, 2016 — A bronze medal finish for Aleksandrs Samoilovs and Janis Smedins of Latvia in the ASICS World Series of Beach Volleyball FIVB Long Beach Grand Slam was just about the right way to finish the 2016 FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour.
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Germany’s Sude/Laboureur capture bronze medal at FIVB Long Beach Grand Slam
Long Beach, California, USA, August 28, 2016 – Turning the tables on a old home-country friendly ‘nemisis’, Germany’s Julia Sude/Chantal Laboureur toppled compatriots Katrin Holtwick/Ilka Semmler Sunday to win the bronze medal at the ASICS World Series of Beach Volleyball featuring the $800,000 FIVB Long Beach Grand Slam in Los Angeles, Calif.
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Norway and Latvia claim top honours in Thessaloniki
Thessaloniki, Greece, August 28, 2016. Norway’s Anders Berntsen Mol/Christian Sandlie Sørum and Latvia’s Anastasija Kravcenoka/Tina Graudina claimed the gold medals in Kardia, Thessaloniki, as the 2016 CEV U22 Beach Volleyball European Championship came to an end on Sunday afternoon at Avant Garde Sports Club.
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Home party for Lehtonen and Lahti as Kisakallio Satellite comes to an end
Kisakallio, Finland, August 28, 2016. The final day of the CEV Kisakallio Satellite provided the home stars as well as the local audience with a very emotional moment. Top-seeded Riikka Lehtonen and Taru Lahti completed their clean home run by winning another two matches, including the ‘grand finale’ with Magdalena Dostalova and Karolina Rehackova of the Czech Republic (21-10, 21-18) to net the second CEV Satellite title in their career.
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8/27/2016
Olympians from Brazil and USA to battle for gold Medal Sunday at FIVB Long Beach Grand Slam
Long Beach, Calif., USA, August 27, 2016 — You couldn’t blame USA Olympians Phil Dalhausser and Nick Lucena if they took the court, looked across the net and said “Who is this guy?” It’s not often an FIVB Grand Slam semifinal has an unknown quantity, but that’s what Dalhausser and Lucena faced in the semifinals of the ASICS World Series of Beach Volleyball FIVB Long Beach Grand Slam on Saturday.
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USA’s Walsh Jennings/Ross vs. Spain’s Lili/Elsa for women’s gold medal Sunday at $800,000 FIVB Long Beach Grand Slam
Long Beach, California, USA, August 27, 2016 – Continuing to relish in the joy of playing in their home country and lapping up the affection poured on them by the cheering stadium capacity crowd, USA’s 2016 Olympic bronze medalists Kerri Walsh Jennings/April Ross marched triumphantly to a semifinal match win over Germany Saturday to advance to Sunday’s gold medal match at the ASICS World Series of Beach Volleyball featuring the $800,000 FIVB Long Beach Grand Slam in Los Angeles, Calif.
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Two teams still unbeaten at the Kisakallio CEV Satellite, Essi Hasu retires
Kisakallio, Finland, August 27, 2016 . On day 3 of CEV Satellite in Kisakallio the top Finnish beach volleyball team Lehtonen/Lahti didn’t let their fans down. In the front of their home crowd the Finns managed to qualify for the Sunday’s semifinals without losing any set.
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Brazil, Italy, Latvia and USA earn men's semifinal spots Saturday at FIVB Long Beach Grand Slam
Long Beach, California, USA, Aug. 27, 2016 – Top-seeded Phil Dalhausser and Nick Lucena of the United States and second-seeded Aleksandrs Samoilovs and Janis Smedins of Latvia won kept their hope alive for a post-Olympic title by reaching the semifinals of the ASICS World Series of Beach Volleyball FIVB Long Beach Grand Slam Saturday.
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8/26/2016
USA’s Walsh Jennings/ Ross leading women’s field to Saturday semis at FIVB Long Beach Grand Slam
Long Beach, California, USA, Aug. 26, 2016 – After an emotional final three days of the Rio 2016 Olympics, Kerri Walsh Jennings and April Ross were greeted by many fans in their return to California. Not all of the well-wishers had any idea how difficult their job would be in the ASICS World Series of Beach Volleyball-FIVB Long Beach Grand Slam.
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Upcoming Tournaments
Dates Tour Tournament Gender Purse
Sep 1-4 AVP AVP Championships, Chicago M $100,000
Sep 1-4 AVP AVP Championships, Chicago W $100,000
Sep 1-4 CEV CEV Beach Volleyball European Championship Jurmala Masters, Latvia M € 25,000
Sep 1-4 CEV CEV Beach Volleyball European Championship Jurmala Masters, Latvia W € 25,000
Sep 8-12 NVL Players Championships, Port St. Lucie M&W $100,000
Sep 13-18 FIVB SWATCH FIVB World Tour Finals, Toronto, Canada M US$250,000
Sep 13-18 FIVB SWATCH FIVB World Tour Finals, Toronto, Canada W US$250,000
Sep 30-Oct 2 NORCECA Norceca Beach Volleyball Circuit US Virgin Islands, St. Thomas M&W US$16,000
Oct 14-16 NORCECA Norceca Beach Volleyball Circuit Saint Lucia, Pigeon Point M&W US$16,000
Nov 18-20 NORCECA Norceca Beach Volleyball Circuit El Salvador, San Salvador M&W US$16,000



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