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Tuesday, July 28, 2015
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Players: 9021 6637 15658
Tournaments: 1605 1181 2786
 
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Victor Espiricueta 55
Lubomir Kuchta 50
Olney Thompson 48
Serguei Kolesnik 48
Vyacheslav Nirka 45
Dmitrii Sericov 43
Carolyn O'Keefe 42
Kaili Kimura 41
Shinako Tanaka 40
Carol Horne 39
Andreas Gilbertsson 39
Chris Zelvis 38
Tim May 36
Nate Michael 36
David Wasala 34
Chantal Fink 33
Kelly Caldwell 33
Adam Holmes 32
Elisa Joris 32
Tatiana Encarnacion 30
Anna Tengnas 30
Shea McNally 29
Bob Douwen 29
Rene Rudolph 28
Barbora Forgachova 28
K Saravan 28
Monika Brzostek 26
Georgia Terzoglou 26
Pui Lam Wong 24
Oratai Teptasang 23
Eduarda Duarte 22
Marion Sanchez 20
Alice Bain 20
Yekaterina Lassyuta 18
Dimitrios Pochanis 18
 
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Beach Volleyball History
In 1974
Tom Chamales and Marshall Savage won the Parks & Rec Sorrento Beach Open.  It was the 8th win for Tom Chamales, the 1st win for Marshall Savage, and the 1st win for the team.
In 1985
Mike Dodd and Tim Hovland won the AVP Baxter's Manhattan Beach Open.  It was the 18th win for Mike Dodd, the 18th win for Tim Hovland, and the 17th win for the team.
In 1991
Adam Johnson and Ricci Luyties won the AVP Miller Lite Milwaukee Open.  It was the 5th win for Adam Johnson, the 3rd win for Ricci Luyties, and the 1st win for the team.
In 1991
John Eddo and Leif Hanson won the FIVB French Open.  It was the 1st win for John Eddo, the 3rd win for Leif Hanson, and the 1st win for the team.
In 1991
Karolyn Kirby and Angela Rock won the WPVA Coors Light Santa Barbara Open.  It was the 20th win for Karolyn Kirby, the 12th win for Angela Rock, and the 12th win for the team.
In 1994
Karolyn Kirby and Liz Masakayan won the FIVB Goodwill Games.  It was the 54th win for Karolyn Kirby, the 31st win for Liz Masakayan, and the 23rd win for the team.
In 1994
Jan Kvalheim and Bjorn Maaseide won the FIVB Goodwill Games.  It was the 3rd win for Jan Kvalheim, the 3rd win for Bjorn Maaseide, and the 3rd win for the team.
In 1996
Karch Kiraly and Kent Steffes won the FIVB XXVI Olympic Games.  It was the 122nd win for Karch Kiraly, the 83rd win for Kent Steffes, and the 72nd win for the team.
In 2001
Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh Jennings won the FIVB Portugal Open.  It was the 7th win for Misty May-Treanor, the 2nd win for Kerri Walsh Jennings, and the 2nd win for the team.
In 2002
Stein Metzger and Kevin Wong won the FIVB Portugal Open.  It was the 4th win for Stein Metzger, the 6th win for Kevin Wong, and the 4th win for the team.
In 2002
Jefferson Bellaguarda and Juca Dultra won the FIVB Ukraine Challenger.  It was the 1st win for Jefferson Bellaguarda, the 1st win for Juca Dultra, and the 1st win for the team.
In 2002
Holly McPeak and Elaine Youngs won the FIVB Hellas Open.  It was the 63rd win for Holly McPeak, the 21st win for Elaine Youngs, and the 7th win for the team.
In 2007
Katrin Holtwick and Ilka Semmler won the FIVB Geroskipou Challenger.  It was the 4th win for Katrin Holtwick, the 5th win for Ilka Semmler, and the 4th win for the team.
In 2007
Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh Jennings won the SWATCH FIVB World Championship powered by 1 to 1 Energy.  It was the 82nd win for Misty May-Treanor, the 79th win for Kerri Walsh Jennings, and the 76th win for the team.
In 2013
Yaroslav Koshkarev and Konstantin Semenov won the FIVB Anapa Open.  It was the 4th win for Yaroslav Koshkarev, the 3rd win for Konstantin Semenov, and the 3rd win for the team.
 
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7/27/2015
FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour update after $800,000 FIVB Yokohama Grand Slam
Lausanne, Switzerland, July 27, 2015 — Relishing in the international spotlight of 10 events over a 13-week window, the Fédération Internationale de Volleyball (FIVB) takes a three-week break with qualifications for placement into the 2016 Rio Olympic Games resuming in three weeks when the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour crosses the Atlantic to the United States for the double-gender $800,000 FIVB Long Beach Grand Slam to be held Aug. 18-23 in Southern California.
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Seven-time European medallist Laura Ludwig sets sight on yet another accolade
Klagenfurt, Austria, July 27, 2015. Laura Ludwig is by far the most successful Beach Volleyball player of the last decade, at least on the European stage. She is also the most decorated player since the CEV Beach Volleyball European Championship Final was established back in 1994, one year after the men’s premiere in Almeria, Spain. Laura is a double European champion (2008 and 2010) with former partner Sara Goller and her collection of seven European medals includes also two bronze ones claimed with Kira Walkenhorst in 2013 and 2014.
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CEV unveil new trophy for Europe’s ‘Kings and Queens of the Beach’
Klagenfurt, Austria, July 27, 2015. The 2015 edition of the CEV Beach Volleyball European Championship Final is a historic one in many ways. It is a real milestone also because for the very first time a special trophy has been designed and produced for the eventual winners of the competition who will receive a copy of it on Saturday and Sunday, i.e. the days when this year’s ‘Queens and Kings of the Beach’ will be crowned in Austria’s largest sandbox.
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Four Austrian tandems looking forward to leaving their mark on home European Championship
Klagenfurt, Austria, July 27, 2015. Two years ago, a whole nation was celebrating the historic home win of the Schwaiger Sisters, Doris and Stefanie, at the CEV Beach Volleyball European Championship Final in Klagenfurt. Two years later one of the two home heroines, Doris, is missing after she retired from competitive sport in May 2014. Since this past winter her younger sister Stefanie (pictured) has teamed up with another very experienced player, Barbara Hansel, a silver medallist from the 2011 edition of the European Championship which back then was held in Kristiansand, Norway.
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7/26/2015
Unstoppable Alison/Bruno take gold in Yokohama
Yokohama, Japan, July 26, 2015 – Alison Cerutti/Bruno Oscar Schmidt from Brazil take their third straight FIVB World Tour gold medal in a row after beating Canada’s Chaim Schalk/Ben Saxton 2-0 (21-15, 21-15) in the final of the Yokohama Grand Slam 2015. The double gender $800,000 FIVB Yokohama Grand Slam marks the first time both men and women have competed together in a FIVB World Tour event in Japan.
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Ludwig/Walkenhorst triumph with gold at Yokohama Grand Slam
Yokohama, Japan, July 26, 2015 – Germany’s Laura Ludwig/Kira Walkenhorst claim gold after an incredible day, defeating Brazil’s Agatha Bednarczuk/Barbara Seixas De Freitas 2-0 (21-14, 21-17) in the final of the 2015 FIVB Yokohama Grand Slam. The double gender $800,000 FIVB Yokohama Grand Slam marks the first time both men and women have competed together in a FIVB World Tour event in Japan.
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7/25/2015
Ludwig/Walkenhorst hold off Brazil to enter Yokohama semifinal
Yokohama, Japan, July 25, 2015 – Germany’s Laura Ludwig/Kira Walkenhorst beat top seeds Brazil’s Larissa Franca Maestrini/Talita Da Rocha Antunes to a place in the semifinal at the 2015 FIVB Yokohama Grand Slam. The double gender $800,000 FIVB Yokohama Grand Slam marks the first time both men and women have competed together in a FIVB World Tour event in Japan.
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Alison/Bruno storm to semifinal in Yokohama
Yokohama, Japan, July 25, 2015 – Alison Cerutti/Bruno Oscar Schmidt from Brazil pulled out another stunning performance to enter the 2015 FIVB Yokohama Grand Slam quarterfinals after defeating USA’s Jacob Gibb/Casey Patterson 2-0 (21-16, 21-16). The double gender $800,000 FIVB Yokohama Grand Slam marks the first time both men and women have competed together in a FIVB World Tour event in Japan.
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    Jul 28-Aug 1 CEV 2015 CEV Beach Volleyball European Championship Final, Klagenfurt, Austria W € 100,000
    Jul 29-Aug 2 CEV 2015 CEV Beach Volleyball European Championship Final, Klagenfurt, Austria M € 100,000
    Aug 6-9 AVP AVP Seattle Open M&W TBD
    Aug 6-10 CEV 2015 CEV Beach Volleyball European Biel/Bienne Masters, Switzerland M € 25,000
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    Aug 6-8 NVL Hermosa Beach Championships M&W $75,000
    Aug 7-9 NORCECA Norceca Beach Volleyball Circuit North Bay, Canada M&W US$16,000
    Aug 12-16 CEV C&S 2015 CEV Beach Volleyball European Timisoara Satellite, Romania W € 7,500
    Aug 13-16 AVP AVP Manhattan Beach Open M&W TBD
    Aug 14-16 NORCECA Norceca Beach Volleyball Circuit Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic M&W US$16,000
    Aug 18-23 FIVB Long Beach Grand Slam, United States M US$400,000
    Aug 18-23 FIVB Long Beach Grand Slam, United States W US$400,000
    Aug 19-23 CEV C&S 2015 CEV Beach Volleyball European Skopje Satellite, Macedonia M € 8,500
    Aug 25-30 FIVB Olsztyn Poland Grand Slam M US$400,000
    Aug 25-30 FIVB Olsztyn Poland Grand Slam W US$400,000
    Aug 27-30 AVP AVP Chicago Open M&W TBD
    Aug 27-30 NVL Seattle Championships M&W $75,000
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