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Saturday, November 26, 2022
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Players: 12137 9279 21416
Tournaments: 2006 1575 3581
 
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Mike Wilkinson 67
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Suzanne Radcliffe 48
Dalixia Fernandez Grasset 45
Kimberly Lovett 44
Ewa Kus 42
Laura Caballero 42
Jeffrey Dust 39
Sidi Sidatty 38
Vitalii Sukhinin 37
Georgios Chrysostomou 35
Tin Lai Ng 35
Antoine Vliet 34
Kwansia Carr 33
Rachel Krabacher 33
Marthe Kamano 32
Iain McCoy 32
Madalina Voicu 30
Catalin Miron 30
Jie Li 29
Gabi Brito 29
Maria Sarmento 27
Yves Mutabazi 27
Jiraporn Sonsupap 26
Jan Stefko 26
Meimei Lin 25
Emileta Racheva 24
Yaren Balaban 24
Tatiana Simopoulos 21
Menia Bentele 21
Asja Sen 19
Charlie Dalton 18
 
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Mariafe Artacho and Taliqua Clancy won the FIVB Sydney Two Star.  It was the 3rd win for Mariafe Artacho, the 2nd win for Taliqua Clancy, and the 2nd win for the team.
 
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11/26/2022
Partner switch proves fruitful, brings about all-Italian final in Torquay
At the very first tournament after two of the leading Italian pairs switched partners, they will meet in the final to collect the first Volleyball World Beach Pro Tour medals for any of the four Olympians involved. On Sunday, at 18:00 local time (07:00 UTC), third-seeded Daniele Lupo and Enrico Rossi will take on fourth-seeded Adrian Carambula and Alex Ranghieri in the men’s final at the Torquay Challenge in Australia...

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USA against China in both women’s medal matches
Duels between teams from China and the United States shaped up for both of Sunday’s medal matches in the Volleyball World Beach Pro Tour Torquay Challenge women’s competition. 10th-seeded Yuan Lvwen and Dong Jie and top-seeded Sara Hughes and Kelly Cheng will lock horns for the trophy at 13:00 local time (02:00 UTC). An hour earlier, third-seeded Xia Xinyi and Lin MeiMei and second-seeded Emily Stockman and Megan Kraft will battle for the bronze.

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11/25/2022
France’s Krou & Gauthier-Rat cope with French obstacles in Australia
France’s Youssef Krou and Arnaud Gauthier-Rat may have been wondering why they had to fly all the way to Australia if all they have had to do so far at the Volleyball World Beach Pro Tour Challenge event in Torquay was play against other French teams. However, the sixth-seeded pair were victorious against all three of their opponents and will finally get to meet some of the locals in Saturday’s quarterfinals.

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Stockman & Kraft bounce back to make Torquay quarterfinals
In the only three-setter in the round of 16 on Friday, the United States’ Emily Stockman and Megan Kraft recovered from a set down to book their spot in Saturday’s quarterfinals at the Volleyball World Beach Pro Tour Challenge event in Torquay. All four Chinese teams also advanced to the last eight of the tournament.

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11/24/2022
Xia & Lin win all-Chinese clash to top all-Asian pool in Torquay
The pool stage of the Volleyball World Beach Pro Tour Torquay Challenge women’s main draw was completed on Thursday, with 18 of 24 teams advancing to Friday’s knockouts. The first place in all-Asian Pool C came down to an all-Chinese decider, in which third-seeded Xia Xinyi and Lin MeiMei mastered an emphatic 2-0 (21-15, 21-8) sweep of compatriots Yuan Lvwen and Dong Jie.

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Dumek & Sedlak stun top seeds in Torquay
The Czech Republic’s Jan Dumek and Jiri Sedlak produced the biggest upset of the first competition day in the men’s main draw at the Volleyball World Beach Pro Tour Challenge event in Torquay. The 24th-seeded qualifiers shocked the top-seeded home pair of Christopher McHugh and Paul Burnett in Thursday’s last match on the men’s programme at Elephant Walk in the southern Australian seaside resort, as 12 of the 24 main draw teams secured their spots in Friday’s playoffs.

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11/23/2022
Jeremy Casebeer on Sustainability and WM Partnership
Jeremy Casebeer is one of the most universally-loved AVP players. His two-toned mustache, bullet train serve, and fiery energy are just a few of his notable features. Another? His fervor for sustainability and conservation. Jeremy’s passion for the planet began early and organically.

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SANDCAST: Maddison McKibbin, the trailblazer who did it all backwards and carved a new path
HERMOSA BEACH, Calif. — Maddison McKibbin was doing it all wrong. Sometime around 2017 — the details for such matters are hazy — Tri Bourne had to inform his good friend of how things worked in the world of business and beach volleyball, and the tenuous connection between the two. “Dude,” he told him, “you’re not going to get sponsors until you win.”

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Torquay Challenge main draw ready to go on Thursday
Wednesday’s qualifications at the Volleyball World Beach Pro Tour Challenge event in Torquay produced the eight remaining main draw participants in each gender, so 24 women’s and 24 men’s teams are set to get into action as main draw competition at Elephant Walk on the Bass Strait coast starts on Thursday morning at 09:00 local time (22:00 UTC on Wednesday).

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11/22/2022
Torquay doubleheader set to take off with Wednesday’s qualifiers
Torquay is taking over as the beach volleyball capital of the world this week and next as two Beach Pro Tour events take place in southern Australia. First is the Challenge event starting on Wednesday with the qualification matches, which will fill the eight remaining main draw vacancies per gender. The new pairing of Czech stars Helena Havelkova and Marketa Slukova lead the line-up of 16 women’s duos set to engage in the qualifier battles.

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