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Players: 10837 8287 19124
Tournaments: 1847 1432 3279
 
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Javier Leonardo Pedri 56
Teri Van Dyke 52
Samantha Shaver 50
Bradley Hinson 48
Humberto Pino 48
Robert Glogowski 48
Shinya Azama 47
Martin Fluckiger 47
Krystal Attwood 47
Francisco Luque 46
Mika Paivaniemi 45
Nathan Cumme 43
Ewans Tagoe 42
Celia Smith 41
Summer Mrotek 41
Sanne Godthaab Olesen 40
Christine Alamelou 40
Jay Reynolds 38
Julian Seraphine 38
Michelle Maggio 38
Marie Rolfe 37
Travis Lee 36
Marius Ciortea 35
Nicolas Patrouilleau 35
Yelena Panenko 34
Nirian Sinal 33
Atef Nassif 33
Chang Liu 32
Travis Greiner 31
Wendy Guizar 31
Katerina Korhonova 31
Lenka Hradecka 31
Edouard Rowlandson 31
Gay Ben Gal 30
Richard Rohrl 30
Nicolas Salmon 29
Connor Hughes 29
Maria Martinez 26
Michaela Madlova 26
Yurika Sakaguchi 25
Miguel Cardenas 25
Vlads Smirnovs 24
Tatyana Shabalina 24
William Bantle 24
Jackson Bantle 24
Nejc Marovt 21
Tomislav Mislov 20
Oskari Keskinen 19
Mark Nicolaidis 19
Luis Javier Bello 19
Joaquin Bello 19
Laia Garcia 18
Piper Ferch 16
 
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Beach Volleyball History
In 1969
Henry Bergman and Larry Rundle won the Parks & Rec 'Cisco' Rosecrans Open.  It was the 5th win for Henry Bergman, the 6th win for Larry Rundle, and the 5th win for the team.
In 1975
Greg Lee and Jim Menges won the Parks & Rec Corona del Mar Open.  It was the 9th win for Greg Lee, the 9th win for Jim Menges, and the 7th win for the team.
In 1975
Kathy Hanley and Robin Irvin won the Parks & Rec Santa Barbara Open.  It was the 1st win for Kathy Hanley, the 1st win for Robin Irvin, and the 1st win for the team.
In 1980
Karch Kiraly and Sinjin Smith won the Parks & Rec Pacific Beach Surf Shop San Diego Open.  It was the 9th win for Karch Kiraly, the 11th win for Sinjin Smith, and the 8th win for the team.
In 1980
Linda Hanley and Nina Matthies won the Parks & Rec John Shaw Manhattan Beach Open.  It was the 2nd win for Linda Hanley, the 9th win for Nina Matthies, and the 1st win for the team.
In 1983
Mike Dodd and Tim Hovland won the Parks & Rec NOVA All-Star Invitational.  It was the 6th win for Mike Dodd, the 7th win for Tim Hovland, and the 6th win for the team.
In 1986
Sinjin Smith and Randy Stoklos won the AVP Lite Beer Hermosa Open.  It was the 60th win for Sinjin Smith, the 36th win for Randy Stoklos, and the 35th win for the team.
In 1986
Linda Hanley and Nina Matthies won the Parks & Rec Marine Street Open.  It was the 29th win for Linda Hanley, the 38th win for Nina Matthies, and the 27th win for the team.
In 1997
Jose Loiola and Kent Steffes won the AVP Miller Lite Milwaukee Open.  It was the 24th win for Jose Loiola, the 97th win for Kent Steffes, and the 11th win for the team.
In 1997
Martin Conde and Eduardo Martinez won the FIVB Italian Open.  It was the 2nd win for Martin Conde, the 2nd win for Eduardo Martinez, and the 2nd win for the team.
In 2002
Holly McPeak and Elaine Youngs won the FIVB France Grand Slam.  It was the 62nd win for Holly McPeak, the 20th win for Elaine Youngs, and the 6th win for the team.
In 2002
Holly McPeak becomes the first woman to win $1Million in prize money. Winning her 62nd career title, the 6th with Elaine Youngs, at the FIVB French Grand Slam in Marseille nets her $15,000 to bring her career total to $1,001,927.
In 2003
Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh Jennings won the FIVB World Series 13 Grand Slam.  It was the 17th win for Misty May-Treanor, the 12th win for Kerri Walsh Jennings, and the 12th win for the team.
In 2003
Emanuel Rego and Ricardo Santos won the FIVB World Series 13 Grand Slam.  It was the 45th win for Emanuel Rego, the 18th win for Ricardo Santos, and the 2nd win for the team.
In 2008
Marcio Araujo and Fabio Luiz Magalhaes won the FIVB World Series 13.  It was the 19th win for Marcio Araujo, the 11th win for Fabio Luiz Magalhaes, and the 11th win for the team.
In 2008
Stephanie Pohl and Okka Rau won the FIVB World Series 13.  It was the 7th win for Stephanie Pohl, the 7th win for Okka Rau, and the 7th win for the team.
In 2008
Alison Cerutti and Bernardo Romano won the FIVB Pärnu Challenger.  It was the 3rd win for Alison Cerutti, the 3rd win for Bernardo Romano, and the 3rd win for the team.
In 2008
Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh Jennings won the AVP Crocs Slam Brooklyn presented by Cushman and Wakefield.  It was the 101st win for Misty May-Treanor, the 98th win for Kerri Walsh Jennings, and the 95th win for the team.
In 2008
Jarunee Sannok and Usa Tenpaksee won the FIVB Chennai Challenger.  It was the 1st win for Jarunee Sannok, the 1st win for Usa Tenpaksee, and the 1st win for the team.
In 2008
Luizao Correa and Thomas Klepper won the FIVB Chennai Challenger.  It was the 2nd win for Luizao Correa, the 4th win for Thomas Klepper, and the 1st win for the team.
In 2013
Clemens Doppler and Alexander Horst won the 2013 CEV Beach Volleyball European Novi Sad Masters.  It was the 4th win for Clemens Doppler, the 2nd win for Alexander Horst, and the 2nd win for the team.
In 2014
Grzegorz Fijalek and Mariusz Prudel won the FIVB Transavia Grand Slam .  It was the 3rd win for Grzegorz Fijalek, the 3rd win for Mariusz Prudel, and the 3rd win for the team.
In 2014
Fernanda Alves and Taiana Lima won the FIVB Transavia Grand Slam .  It was the 1st win for Fernanda Alves, the 9th win for Taiana Lima, and the 1st win for the team.
In 2014
Florian Breer and Yves Haussener won the FIVB Jr/Youth Under 17 World Championships.  It was the 1st win for Florian Breer, the 1st win for Yves Haussener, and the 1st win for the team.
In 2014
Morgan Martin and Kathryn Plummer won the FIVB Jr/Youth Under 17 World Championships.  It was the 1st win for Morgan Martin, the 1st win for Kathryn Plummer, and the 1st win for the team.
In 2019
Svetlana Kholomina and Nadezda Makroguzova won the FIVB Espinho Four Star.  It was the 5th win for Svetlana Kholomina, the 5th win for Nadezda Makroguzova, and the 4th win for the team.
 
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7/20/2019
Expensive change for Beeler & Krattiger, but…..
Edmonton, Canada, July 20, 2019 - Advancing to the semi-finals of the inaugural Edmonton Open proved to be expensive for Nico Beeler and Marco Krattiger, but the Switzerland pair doesn't regret the cost of changing their airline tickets after winning two beach volleyball matches here Saturday to advance to the finals of the FIVB World tour event.
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Many upsets and no sets lost on way to Espinho semis
Espinho, Portugal, July 20, 2019 – Latvia’s Martins Plavins & Edgars Tocs will play against Brazil’s Alison Cerutti & Alvaro Morais Filho in the first of Sunday’s men’s semifinals at the four-star Espinho stop on the 2019 FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour.
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First four-star gold for Makroguzova & Kholomina
Espinho, Portugal, July 20, 2019 – Fifth-seeded Nadezda Makroguzova & Svetlana Kholomina won the gold medal at the Espinho four-star stop on the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour.
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Schumann and Durant see game the same way
Espinho, Portugal, July 20, 2019 – There was a reshuffle in Australia’s main men’s pairs in the middle of 2018. Right after Damien Schumann won gold at the Commonwealth Games alongside Christopher McHugh, partners were switched and he teamed up with Cole Durant. Durant’s previous teammate, Zachery Schubert, aligned with McHugh.
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Ranghieri making his way back to where he belongs
Edmonton, Canada, July 20, 2019 – Alex Ranghieri was among the best players in the planet between 2015 and 2016, when he won four World Tour gold medals and featured in eight final fours and the Rio 2016 Olympics with former partner Adrian Carambula, but the last two years have been considerably different for the Italian.
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Thole & Wickler back to Espinho experiencing new status
Espinho, Portugal, July 20, 2019 – Just a year ago, Julius Thole & Clemens Wickler won their first ever medal on the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour finishing third at the four-star event in Espinho.
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7/19/2019
World champions Humana-Paredes & Pavan pace Edmonton women's field
Edmonton, Canada, July 19, 2019 - With the second-straight day of cool and wet conditions at Northlands Park for the US$150,000 Edmonton Open, newly-crowned FIVB world champions Melissa Humana-Paredes and Sarah Pavan continue to lead the way as eight women's team advanced to quarter-finals.
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Estonians Nolvak &Tiisaar lead European surge in Edmonton
Edmonton, Canada, July 19, 2019 - Led by ninth-seeded Kusti Nolvak/Mart Tiisaar of Estonia, five European men's teams have advanced to the quarter-finals of the US$150,000 Edmonton Open after winning Round of 16 matches here Friday at Northlands Park.
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Claes & Sponcil take revenge from Greece to make Espinho semis
Espinho, Portugal, July 19, 2019 – USA’s Kelly Claes & Sarah Sponcil will meet Brazil’s Ana Patricia Silva Ramos & Rebecca Cavalcanti Barbosa Silva in one of Saturday’s women’s semifinals at the four-star Espinho stop on the 2019 FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour.
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It’s never too late for Josi Alves
Edmonton, Canada, July 19, 2019 – Most beach volleyball players competing at the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour had already established their careers when they turned 29, but that wasn’t the case for Brazilian Josi Alves.
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Brunner & Priddy outrace American legends to win Espinho pool
Espinho, Portugal, July 19, 2019 – Eight teams from seven different countries posted two victories apiece in Friday’s pool stage of the men’s main draw at the four-star Espinho stop on the 2019 FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour to top their pools and progress straight to the second elimination round.
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Dubovcova & Strbova: It is important to focus on every ball
Espinho, Portugal, July 19, 2019 – Slovakia’s Andrea Strbova & Natalia Dubovcova have their long-term goals, but know that they can reach them only if they play well in the right now.
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7/18/2019
Austrian Strauss twins successful at the Edmonton Open
Edmonton, Canada, July 18, 2019 - The FIVB has been sanctioning beach volleyball events since 1987 and here Thursday at the US$150,000 Edmonton Open, two sets of twins met in the same World Tour beach volleyball match for the second time.
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O'Gorman & Saxton lead Canadian Edmonton effort
Edmonton, Canada, July 18, 2019 - On a cool and wet day at the US$150,000 Edmonton Open here Thursday, top-seeded Grant O'Gorman and Ben Saxton led the effort by the Canadian men by posting a pair of pool play wins over pairs from Brazil and Switzerland.
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Kissling & Zandbergen break into Espinho main draw, at last
Espinho, Portugal, July 18, 2019 – Gabriel Kissling & Michiel Zandbergen broke the seeding in the men’s qualifications twice on Thursday to become the lowest ranked team to progress to Friday’s 32-team main draw at the four-star Espinho stop on the 2019 FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour.
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Brazil, USA with two pool toppers each at Espinho
Espinho, Portugal, July 18, 2019 – Two teams from Brazil, two from USA and one each from China, Greece, Russia and Spain achieved two wins apiece in Thursday’s pool stage of the women’s main draw at the four-star Espinho stop on the 2019 FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour to top the standings in their respective pools and advance straight to the round of 16.
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The ‘other’ Vikings look for their next steps
Edmonton, Canada, July 18, 2019 – The Beach Volley Vikings have become pretty popular faces in the sport over the last year thanks to the massive success of one of its halves, the one of Norway’s Anders Mol and Christian Sørum. But the other part of the team, formed by Hendrik Mol and Mathias Bernstein, is also looking for its spot among the beach volleyball elite.
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7/17/2019
Two-time World Tour MOP Harley & Luciano post two Edmonton wins
Edmonton, Canada, July 17, 2019 - Two-time FIVB World Tour most outstanding player Harley Marques was back competing on the international circuit here Wednesday as the 45-year old Brazilian teamed with Luciano Ferreira to win a pair of qualifying matches at the US$150,000 Edmonton Open.
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Polish & Swiss pairs paced Edmonton women's qualifier
Edmonton, Canada, July 17, 2019 - Led by women's beach volleyball pairs from Poland and Switzerland, eight teams from six countries advanced from the qualifier here Wednesday afternoon to the opening Main Draw rounds at the US$150,000 Edmonton Open at Northlands Park.
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Asian underdogs upset top seeds en route to Espinho main draw
Espinho, Portugal, July 17, 2019 – Yukako Suzuki & Yui Nagata delivered a straight-set upset of the top seeds in the women’s qualifications to become one of eight teams to advance to Thursday’s 32-team main draw at the four-star Espinho stop on the 2019 FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour.
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Vasiliki Arvaniti - 176 FIVB events and counting...
Espinho, Portugal, July 17, 2019 – At the Espinho four-star stop on the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour, taking place on the Atlantic coast of Portugal this week, Vasiliki Arvaniti is playing her 176th FIVB beach volleyball tournament, which makes her the female athlete with the highest number of appearances in history!
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Pavan returns to Canada as a world champion
Edmonton, Canada, July 17, 2019 - Since she started playing volleyball in the mid-1990s as a 10-year old, Sarah Pavan has had a long and decorated career in the sport where her mother played on the Canadian national team in the late 1970s and her father has been her coach.
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Dates Tour Tournament Gender Purse
Jul 16-20, 2019 FIVB Espinho Four Star, Portugal W US$150,000
Jul 17-21, 2019 FIVB Edmonton Three Star, Canada M US$75,000
Jul 17-21, 2019 FIVB Edmonton Three Star, Canada W US$75,000
Jul 17-21, 2019 FIVB Espinho Four Star, Portugal M US$150,000
Jul 24-28, 2019 FIVB Tokyo Four Star, Japan M US$150,000
Jul 24-28, 2019 FIVB Tokyo Four Star, Japan W US$150,000
Jul 24-30, 2019 PAN AM XVIII Pan Am Games, Lima, Peru M US$
Jul 24-30, 2019 PAN AM XVIII Pan Am Games, Lima, Peru W US$
Jul 25-28, 2019 AVP Hermosa Beach Open M $100,000
Jul 25-28, 2019 AVP Hermosa Beach Open W $100,000
Jul 25-28, 2019 FIVB World Tour 1 star inEmiliaRomagna presented by BPER, Pinarella di Cervia, Italy M € 5,000
Jul 31-Aug 4, 2019 FIVB Vienna Major Series, Austria M US$300,000
Jul 31-Aug 4, 2019 FIVB Vienna Major Series, Austria W US$300,000
Aug 1-4, 2019 FIVB Ljubljana One Star, Slovenia M € 5,000
Aug 1-4, 2019 FIVB Ljubljana One Star, Slovenia W € 5,000
Aug 1-4, 2019 FIVB Malbork One Star, Malborck, Poland M € 5,000
Aug 6-11, 2019 CEV 2019 European Championships, Moscow, Russia M € 100,000
Aug 6-11, 2019 CEV 2019 European Championships, Moscow, Russia W € 100,000
Aug 7-10, 2019 FIVB Beacharena Vaduz, Liechtenstein W € 5,000
Aug 8-11, 2019 FIVB Budapest One Star, Hungary M € 5,000
Aug 8-11, 2019 FIVB Budapest One Star, Hungary W € 5,000
Aug 8-11, 2019 FIVB Miguel Pereira One Star, Brazil M US$5,000
Aug 8-11, 2019 FIVB Miguel Pereira One Star, Brazil W US$5,000
Aug 8-11, 2019 FIVB Beacharena Vaduz, Liechtenstein M € 5,000
Aug 14-18, 2019 FIVB Moscow Four Star, Russia M US$150,000
Aug 14-18, 2019 FIVB Moscow Four Star, Russia W US$150,000
Aug 15-18, 2019 AVP Gold Series Manhattan Beach Open M&W $300,000
Aug 15-18, 2019 FIVB Knokke-Heist One Star, Belgium M € 5,000
Aug 15-18, 2019 FIVB Knokke-Heist One Star, Belgium W € 5,000



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