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Thursday, July 28, 2016
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Players: 9511 7102 16613
Tournaments: 1675 1249 2924
 
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Victor Espiricueta 56
Lubomir Kuchta 51
Olney Thompson 49
Serguei Kolesnik 49
Vyacheslav Nirka 46
Dmitrii Sericov 44
Carolyn O'Keefe 43
Kaili Kimura 42
Shinako Tanaka 41
Carol Horne 40
Andreas Gilbertsson 40
Chris Zelvis 39
Tim May 37
Nate Michael 37
David Wasala 35
Chantal Fink 34
Kelly Caldwell 34
Adam Holmes 33
Elisa Joris 33
Tatiana Encarnacion 31
Anna Tengnas 31
Shea McNally 30
Bob Douwen 30
Rene Rudolph 29
Barbora Forgachova 29
K Saravan 29
Monika Brzostek 27
Georgia Terzoglou 27
Pui Lam Wong 25
Oratai Teptasang 24
Eduarda Duarte 23
Marion Sanchez 21
Alice Bain 21
Yekaterina Lassyuta 19
Nikki Esposito 19
Dimitrios Pochanis 19
Alice Seemann 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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7/28/2016
Brazil and Latvia all set up for pool win match
Larnaka, Cyprus, July 28, 2016 – With two wins each Brazil’s Eduarda ‘Duda’ Lisboa/Victoria Lopes Pereira and Latvia’s Tina Graudina/Paula Neciporuka are all set for the pool B decider on Friday at the FIVB U19 World Championships in Larnaka.
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Who are those guys that won two A1 Major Klagenfurt matches?
Klagenfurt, Austria, July 28, 2016 - With the world's best Beach Volleyball players competing in US$800,000 A1 Major Klagenfurt, three of the least experienced teams made a lot of noise here Thursday in the men's competition at the fourth of five SWATCH Major Series events on the 2015-2016 FIVB World Tour calendar.
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Men’s pool B turns out to be full of surprises
Larnaka, Cyprus, July 28, 2016 – Pool B in the men’s competition of the FIVB U19 World Championships proved to be full of surprises on the first day of main draw. Lucky losers Alexei Kirienko and Anton Saraev upset Brazil’s top seeds Renato Lima de Carvalho and Rafael Jose Mendonca de Quieroz 2-1 (21-18, 17-21, 15-12), but in their second match the Russians had to bow for Mexico’s Miguel Sarabia and Raymond Stephens (21-14, 21-13).
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Namibian twins soak up all the beach volleyball they can in Larnaka
Larnaka, Cyprus, July 28, 2016 – Daniel and Fabian Pfeifer started their campaign at the FIVB U19 World Championships in Larnaka with a 2-0 (21-13, 21-15) loss against Australia’s Paul Burnett and Marcus Ferguson. But the 17-year old Namibian twins left the court smiling anyway, happy being surrounded by beach volleyball.
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7/27/2016
Twenty years later - Atlanta validation for Kiraly & Steffes
Lausanne, Switzerland, July 27, 2016 - Twenty years ago today on July 28 on a man-made "beach" south of the Georgia capital of Atlanta, Karch Kiraly and Kent Steffes validated the belief that the United States men were the best in the world as the pair won five-straight matches in the 1996 Olympic Games highlighted by a convincing victory over the Mikes (Dodd and Whitmarsh) in the All-American finale.
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Canadians first to try out Copacabana
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, July 27, 2016 – Canada’s players had the honour of being the first team to try out the Copacabana Beach Rio de Janeiro 2016 Olympic Games beach volleyball arena when they trained there on Wednesday.
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July 14, 2016
By  Tom Feuer
Before we get to an analysis of the Olympic Pools, props to Evandro Goncalves and Pedro Solberg for a HUGE win in Gstaad. After some shaky performances, these two Brasilians have thrust themselves back into the medal picture and became the 13th different men’s team to win in 19 tournaments this season, a huge indication of the parity that is playing out on the men’s side at the moment.
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Upcoming Tournaments
Dates Tour Tournament Gender Purse
Jul 25-30 FIVB A1 Major Klagenfurt, Austria W US$400,000
Jul 26-31 FIVB A1 Major Klagenfurt, Austria M US$400,000
Jul 27-31 FIVB Age Group WC Under 19 World Championships, Larnaka, Cyprus M US$
Jul 27-31 FIVB Age Group WC Under 19 World Championships, Larnaka, Cyprus W US$
Aug 5-7 NORCECA Norceca Beach Volleyball Circuit Puerto Rico, Boqueron M&W US$16,000
Aug 6-18 FIVB 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games, Brazil M US$
Aug 6-17 FIVB 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games, Brazil W US$
Aug 11-14 CEV Jr/Youth CEV U18 Beach Volleyball European Championship, Brno, Czech Republic M
Aug 11-14 CEV Jr/Youth CEV U18 Beach Volleyball European Championship, Brno, Czech Republic W
Aug 11-13 NVL West Coast Championships, Hermosa Beach M&W $50,000
Aug 23-28 FIVB Long Beach Grand Slam, United States M US$400,000
Aug 23-28 FIVB Long Beach Grand Slam, United States W US$400,000
Aug 25-28 CEV C&S CEV Beach Volleyball Satellite Kisakallio, Lohja, Finland W € 7,500
Aug 25-28 CEV Jr/Youth CEV U22 Beach Volleyball European Championship, Thessaloniki, Greece M
Aug 25-28 CEV Jr/Youth CEV U22 Beach Volleyball European Championship, Thessaloniki, Greece W
Aug 26-28 NVL NVL Virginia Beach M&W $50,000



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