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Friday, June 23, 2017
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Players: 9796 7345 17141
Tournaments: 1706 1283 2989
 
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Craig Plato 56
Antonio Babini 56
Sixto Jimenez 55
Kent Steffes 49
Patricia Lopez 48
Nathan Coonce 42
Valeri Aleksejev 41
Olga Filina 41
Tomislav Smuc 41
Andy Reichenbach 38
Jaroslav Pestak 38
Mario Silva 37
Jason Green 36
Danny Cook 36
Stanislav Eremin 32
Corinne Huck 32
Amanda Rouillard 30
Michael Leeb 29
Spencer McLachlin 29
Tamas Meszlenyi 27
Tea Vitasovic 27
Andrei Alecsandrut Florea 27
Felicia Menara 26
Hampus Randen 25
Molly Turner 21
Alina Demydova 20
Lidio Guedes 19
Georgia Coughlan 19
Chiara They 18
 
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Beach Volleyball History
In 1974
Tom Chamales and Ron Von Hagen won the Parks & Rec Santa Barbara Sports and Arts Festival Open.  It was the 5th win for Tom Chamales, the 56th win for Ron Von Hagen, and the 4th win for the team.
In 1985
Linda Hanley and Nina Matthies won the Parks & Rec Sea Squirts Doheny Beach Open.  It was the 19th win for Linda Hanley, the 28th win for Nina Matthies, and the 17th win for the team.
In 1985
Sinjin Smith and Randy Stoklos won the AVP Club Sportswear Laguna Beach Open.  It was the 48th win for Sinjin Smith, the 24th win for Randy Stoklos, and the 23rd win for the team.
In 1991
Sinjin Smith and Randy Stoklos won the AVP Miller Lite Cape Cod Open.  It was the 131st win for Sinjin Smith, the 107th win for Randy Stoklos, and the 106th win for the team.
In 1991
Karolyn Kirby and Angela Rock won the WPVA Kahlua Manhattan Beach Open.  It was the 16th win for Karolyn Kirby, the 8th win for Angela Rock, and the 8th win for the team.
In 1996
Karch Kiraly and Kent Steffes won the AVP Miller Lite Cleveland Open.  It was the 121st win for Karch Kiraly, the 82nd win for Kent Steffes, and the 71st win for the team.
In 1996
Jan Kvalheim and Bjorn Maaseide won the FIVB United States Open.  It was the 6th win for Jan Kvalheim, the 6th win for Bjorn Maaseide, and the 6th win for the team.
In 1996
Sandra Pires and Jackie Silva won the FIVB United States Open.  It was the 10th win for Sandra Pires, the 55th win for Jackie Silva, and the 10th win for the team.
In 2001
Shelda Bede and Adriana Behar won the FIVB Swiss Open.  It was the 22nd win for Shelda Bede, the 22nd win for Adriana Behar, and the 22nd win for the team.
In 2002
Mariano Baracetti and Martin Conde won the FIVB Switzerland Open.  It was the 5th win for Mariano Baracetti, the 7th win for Martin Conde, and the 4th win for the team.
In 2005
Citing favoritism for the American players for signing a modified version of the player contract, players at the World Championships in Berlin went on strike, halting play for 95 minutes. FIVB President Dr. Rubén Acosta Hernandez met with the players and reached an agreement that favors the continued success of the SWATCH-FIVB World Tour and SWATCH-FIVB World Championships, powered by Smart, to further the growth of the sport. Three "major" items were agreed with the players, including the creation of Beach Volleyball Player's Commission for each gender. The commissions will be made up of seven players each and will meet at least once a year in Lausanne, Switzerland in a date to be determined.
In 2013
Talita Antunes and Taiana Lima won the FIVB smart Grand Slam Rome.  It was the 16th win for Talita Antunes, the 6th win for Taiana Lima, and the 3rd win for the team.
In 2013
Phil Dalhausser and Sean Rosenthal won the FIVB smart Grand Slam Rome.  It was the 70th win for Phil Dalhausser, the 17th win for Sean Rosenthal, and the 2nd win for the team.
In 2013
Josh Binstock and Sam Schachter won the   Texas Championships.  It was the 2nd win for Josh Binstock, the 2nd win for Sam Schachter, and the 1st win for the team.
In 2013
Morgan Miller and Summer Ross won the   Texas Championships.  It was the 1st win for Morgan Miller, the 5th win for Summer Ross, and the 1st win for the team.
In 2013
Gustavo "Guto" Carvalhaes and Allison Cittadin won the FIVB Jr/Youth Under 21 World Championships.  It was the 1st win for Gustavo "Guto" Carvalhaes, the 1st win for Allison Cittadin, and the 1st win for the team.
In 2013
Jagoda Gruszczynska and Katarzyna Kociolek won the FIVB Jr/Youth Under 21 World Championships.  It was the 3rd win for Jagoda Gruszczynska, the 4th win for Katarzyna Kociolek, and the 3rd win for the team.
 
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Schalk enters Porec with new insight
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2017 FIVB World Tour update after The Hague, Jiangning, Monaco events
Lausanne, Switzerland, June 20, 2017 — The FIVB held the ninth, 10th and 11th events overall on the 2017 FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour calendar last week, including tournaments in the Netherlands, China and the Principality of Monaco.
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6/18/2017
Russians validate world ranking at Dela Beach Open in The Hague
The Hague, The Netherlands, June 18, 2017 – After losing a three-set gold medal match two weeks ago on “home sand” in Moscow, Viacheslav Krasilnikov and Nikita Liamin did not duplicate their fate in the Russian capital here Sunday by out-lasting Spaniards Adrian Gavira/Pablo Herrera to win the men’s title at the US$150,000 Dela Beach Open.
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Juliana and Carol Horta crowned queens of Monte Carlo
Lausanne, Switzerland, June 18, 2017 – Juliana Felisberta and Carol Horta won their first tournament since they teamed up at the start of the year when they won gold at the Monaco 1-Star tournament on Sunday.
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Italians Lupo & Nicolai net 17th FIVB World Tour medal at Dela Beach Open in The Hague
The Hague, The Netherlands, June 18, 2017 - In a contest between “veterans” and “newbies” for the men’s bronze medal at the US$150,000 Dela Beach Open, experience was the difference as Italians Daniele Lupo and Paolo Nicola captured their 19th FIVB World Tour medal by defeating Nico Beeler and Marco Krattiger of Switzerland for the third spot on the podium.
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USA’s Flint & Larsen all the way to gold at 2017 Tangshan Open
Jiangning, Nanjing, China, June 18, 2017 – USA’s Betsi Flint and Kelley Larsen earn their first ever FIVB World Tour medal, winning gold without dropping a single set at the 2017 FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour Silk Road Tangshan Open.
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Russia triumphant with double gold at #EuroBeachVolleyU22!
Baden, Austria, June 18, 2017. Russia struck double gold at the 2017 CEV U22 Beach Volleyball European Championship presented by SPORT.LAND.NÖ as both their men’s and the women’s duos kept up their winning streaks all the way through the final matches on a great Sunday at the Strandbad Baden in Lower Austria.
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June 22, 2017
By  Tom Feuer
For the first time since Fort Lauderdale’s “5 Star” Major we will have all of the world’s leading teams participating in Porec, Croatia next week for a total prize purse of $600,000. It will have taken almost five months to herd together the top players. Between all of the different circuits, there are plenty of playing opportunities, but there have been very few this year where we can get a quorum of the world’s elite teams.
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Upcoming Tournaments
Dates Tour Tournament Gender Purse
Jun 21-25 CEV Austrian Masters, Baden M € 25,000
Jun 21-24 CEV Austrian Masters, Baden W € 25,000
Jun 22-25 AVP Seattle Open M $75,000
Jun 22-25 AVP Seattle Open W $75,000
Jun 23-25 FIVB Nantong Two Star, China W US$50,000
Jun 23-25 NORCECA Norceca Beach Volleyball Circuit Jamaica, Ochos Rios M TBD
Jun 23-25 NORCECA Norceca Beach Volleyball Circuit Jamaica, Ochos Rios W TBD
Jun 27-Jul 2 FIVB Porec Major, Five Star, Croatia M US$300,000
Jun 27-Jul 1 FIVB Porec Major, Five Star, Croatia W US$300,000
Jul 4-9 FIVB Gstaad Major, Five Star, Switzerland M US$300,000
Jul 4-9 FIVB Gstaad Major, Five Star, Switzerland W US$300,000
Jul 6-9 AVP San Francisco Open M&W $150,000
Jul 6-9 CEV C&S Satellite Laholm, Sweden W € 7,500
Jul 7-9 CEV C&S Satellite Kharkiv, Ukraine M € 4,000
Jul 11-16 FIVB Age Group WC U21 World Championships, Nanjing, China M US$
Jul 11-16 FIVB Age Group WC U21 World Championships, Nanjing, China W US$
Jul 13-16 CEV Alanya Masters, Turkey W € 25,000
Jul 13-16 CEV C&S Satellite Siofok, Hungary W € 4,000
Jul 13-15 NORCECA Norceca Beach Volleyball Circuit Cuba, Varadero M&W TBD
Jul 13-16 NVL NVL Long Beach M&W TBD
Jul 14-16 CEV C&S Satellite Siofok, Hungary M € 4,000
Jul 14-16 FIVB Daegu One Star, Korea W US$10,000
Jul 19-23 FIVB Olsztyn Four Star, Poland M US$150,000
Jul 19-23 FIVB Olsztyn Four Star, Poland W US$150,000
Jul 20-23 AVP Hermosa Beach Open M&W $150,000
Jul 20-22 CEV Ljubljana Masters, Slovenia M € 25,000
Jul 20-22 CEV C&S Ljubljana Satellite, Slovenia W € 4,000
Jul 20-22 FIVB Ulsan One Star, Korea W US$10,000
Jul 21-23 FIVB Agadir One Star, Morocco M US$10,000
Jul 21-23 FIVB Agadir One Star, Morocco W US$10,000



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