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Sunday, August 30, 2015
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Players: 9135 6747 15882
Tournaments: 1619 1194 2813
 
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Christina Erdmann 53
Andre Lima 46
Tom De Vleeschouwer 44
Michael Young 41
Ran Kumgisky 41
Bradley Tharington 40
Victor Rivera 39
Brian Post 38
Fereniki Orfanidou 38
Kathleen Hosie 36
Tuomas Vayrynen 36
Giulia Momoli 34
Rait Rikberg 33
Takawira Nyashadzashe 32
Daniela Romero 30
Laure Gregoire 30
Larissa Witherspoon 30
Camille Quetelard 29
Julia Maier 29
Andrew Baker 29
Vangel Velinov 28
Hannah Croad 26
Ricardo Silva 25
Daria Paszek 24
Svein Solhaug 24
Fabian Kandolf 23
Michael Kuryl 22
Monika Povilaityte 21
Cong Yang 21
Dusan Bogunovic 21
Alan Kosenina 19
 
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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
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 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 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
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.
 
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8/30/2015
Alison and Bruno make it five in a row at Olsztyn
Olsztyn, Poland, August 30, 2015 – World champion duo Alison Cerutti and Bruno Schmidt won their fifth consecutive FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour gold when they defeated Jacob Gibb and Casey Patterson in the Olsztyn Grand Slam gold medal match on Sunday.
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Gibb and Patterson win marathon Olsztyn semi
Olsztyn, Poland, August 30, 2015 – Jacob Gibb and Casey Patterson needed over an hour to see off the challenge of Jonathan Erdmann and Kay Matysik and reach the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour Olsztyn Grand Slam on Sunday.
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8/29/2015
United States and Cuba go for women’s crown in Varadero
VARADERO, Cuba, August 29, 2015 – The teams of United States-A and Cuba-A won the right to play for the women’s title of the fourth stage of the NORCECA Beach Volleyball circuit where players from 15 countries competed at Varadero.
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Cuba and Canada to play for men’s gold in Varadero
VARADERO, Cuba, August 29, 2015 – The top teams of Cuba and Canada will meet on Sunday for the men’s gold medal at the fourth stop of the NORCECA Beach Volleyball Circuit successfully taking place at the Barcelo Solymar Arenas Blancas Resort in Varadero.
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Erdman and Matysik pushed hard before reaching Olsztyn semis
Olsztyn, Poland, August 29, 2015 – Jonathan Erdmann and Kay Matysik reached their second semifinal of the 2015 FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour when they ended the hopes of local favourites Piotr Kantor and Bartosz Losiak at the Olsztyn Grand Slam on Saturday.
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Norwegians lose to Russian revelation, Poland’s Bryl/Kujawiak set sight on gold
Macedo de Cavaleiros, Portugal, August 29, 2015. Saturday’s schedule at the 2015 CEV U22 Beach Volleyball European Championship was a busy one for the men who played all matches of Round 1, 2 and 3, thereby determining the names of the eventual semi-finalists.
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2014 gold medallists dethroned, U22 European Champs to crown new queens
Macedo de Cavaleiros, Portugal, August 29, 2015. Though only four matches were scheduled on Saturday for the women’s competition at the 2015 CEV U22 Beach Volleyball European Championship in Macedo de Cavaleiros, there was no lack of excitement and drama as the semi-finalists of the tournament were eventually determined.
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Talita marks birthday in golden style
Olsztyn, Poland, August 29, 2015 – Larissa Franca and birthday girl Talita Antunes won a fifth gold medal of the 2015 FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour season when they defeated Marleen van Iersel and Madelein Meppelink in the Olsztyn Grand Slam gold medal match on Saturday.
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Change of mindset helps Van Iersel and Meppelink gain confidence
Olsztyn, Poland, August 29, 2015 – A new way of thinking. That is the secret of Marleen van Iersel’s and Madelein Meppelink’s excellent performance at the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour, Olsztyn Grand Slam.
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Van Iersel and Meppelink aiming for third time lucky
Olsztyn, Poland, August 29, 2015 – The Netherlands Marleen van Iersel and Madelein Meppelink will take on Brazil’s Larissa Franca and Talita Antunes in the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour Olsztyn Grand Slam gold medal match on Saturday after both teams won their semifinals earlier in the day.
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8/28/2015
Cuba’s men dominate at Varadero
VARADERO, Cuba, August 28, 2015 – The two país of Cuba dominated their rivals in pools C and D and Canada-A in pool A advancing to the quarterfinals of Saturday after the definition of pool B in the fourth phase of the NORCECA Beach Volleyball Circuit.
Read more from norceca.net
Seeking experience on iconic Copacabana beach
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, August 28, 2015 – Why would a Beach Volleyball team travel from Australia travel more than 8,000 miles (12,875 kilometers) with the prospects of playing only one match in next week’s Rio Open?
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Norwegian teams march on, day of setbacks for Russia at Macedo de Cavaleiros, dream still alive for home guys
Macedo de Cavaleiros, Portugal, August 28, 2015. The second day of men’s competition at the 2015 CEV U22 Beach Volleyball European Championship was one to forget for Russia as their top duo Oleg Stoyanovskiy/Artem Yarzutkin – gold medallists from last year’s Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing – had to withdraw from the competition due to illness.
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Teams from Poland, Germany and Switzerland rock at Macedo de Cavaleiros
Macedo de Cavaleiros, Portugal, August 28, 2015. As slowly but surely the competition is about to enter its most exciting stages, the women’s top teams continue to shine at the 2015 CEV U22 Beach Volleyball European Championship at Praia de Albufeira in Macedo de Cavaleiros.
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Brzostek and Kolosinska hit new heights in Olsztyn
Olsztyn, Poland, August 28, 2015 – Kinga Kolosinska and Monika Brzostek set a new career best by reaching the semifinals of the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour Olsztyn Grand Slam on Friday.
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Latvian fans give Plavins and Regza timely boost
Olsztyn, Poland, August 28, 2015 – Latvia’s Martins Plavins and Haralds Regza were roared into the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour elimination rounds on Friday by a host of their compatriots who had travelled to Poland to cheer them on.
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8/27/2015
30 pairs from 15 countries in Varadero
VARADERO, Cuba, August 27, 2015 – Fifteen countries and the same number of duos per gender will be represented at the fourth stage of the NORCECA Beach Volleyball Circuit to take place on the sands of Barcelo-Solymar-Arenas Blancas Hotel in Varadero, Cuba.
Read more from norceca.net
Kantor and Losiak use home comforts to continue rapid development
Olsztyn, Poland, August 27, 2015 – Piotr Kantor and Bartosz Losiak continued their development on the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour by winning both their matches on the opening day of the men’s main draw at the Olsztyn Grand Slam.
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Walsh keeping Olympic dream alive in Olsztyn
Olsztyn, Poland, August 27, 2015 – Triple-Olympic champion Kerri Walsh admitted she is taking a ‘calculated risk’ by playing with an injured right shoulder, but that the need to reach the required 12 tournaments in the Rio de Janeiro 2016, Olympic Games qualification cycle is driving her on.
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    What’s the reward for taking second to indisputably the best team in the world (to say nothing of an AVP second and first in consecutive weeks)? Getting on an airplane to Olsztyn, Poland (pronounced Olshten) and playing three days later in a single elimination qualifier where you have to win two matches to even make it to the main draw. Welcome to life in the glamorous world of beach volleyball for Phil Dalhausser and Nick Lucena.
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    Aug 25-30 FIVB Olsztyn Poland Grand Slam M US$400,000
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    Aug 27-30 AVP AVP Chicago Open M $75,000
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    Sep 17-20 CEV 2015 CEV Beach Volleyball European Milan Masters, Italy M € 25,000
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