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Saturday, August 29, 2015
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Players: 9128 6746 15874
Tournaments: 1619 1194 2813
 
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Sergio Sanchez Romero 43
Shunsuke Hori 43
Marcello Canzian 41
Wai Fong Wong 39
Ossie Barreras 38
Gita Laidler 38
Tomas Hernandez 38
Luka Radosevic 34
Babanawo K. Dede 34
Talita Antunes 33
Alberto Corza 32
Kurt Gurdal 32
Amanda Wiggins 31
Michal Lach 30
Austin Filer 30
Travis Mewhirter 25
Nataliya Yankovych 23
Jakub Jetke 19
Pedro Resende 19
Tereze Hrapane 18
 
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Beach Volleyball History
In 1954
Don McMahon and Mike O'Hara won the Parks & Rec State Beach Open.  It was the 4th win for Don McMahon, the 1st win for Mike O'Hara, and the 1st win for the team.
In 1982
Kathy Gregory and Kathy Hanley won the Parks & Rec World Championships.  It was the 34th win for Kathy Gregory, the 10th win for Kathy Hanley, and the 5th win for the team.
In 1993
Karch Kiraly and Kent Steffes won the AVP Miller Lite U.S. Championships.  It was the 81st win for Karch Kiraly, the 52nd win for Kent Steffes, and the 41st win for the team.
In 1993
Karolyn Kirby won the WPVA I Dig Top of the Tour.  It was the 43rd win for Karolyn Kirby.
In 1993
Cammy Ciarelli and Holly McPeak won the AVP Women's Tour U.S. Championships.  It was the 9th win for Cammy Ciarelli, the 11th win for Holly McPeak, and the 7th win for the team.
In 1999
David Swatik and Mike Whitmarsh won the AVP Sunkist Manhattan Beach Open.  It was the 3rd win for David Swatik, the 24th win for Mike Whitmarsh, and the 3rd win for the team.
In 1999
Martin Laciga and Paul Laciga won the CEV European Championships.  It was the 5th win for Martin Laciga, the 5th win for Paul Laciga, and the 5th win for the team.
In 2004
Ethel-Julie Arjona and Virginie Kadjo won the FIVB France Satellite.  It was the 1st win for Ethel-Julie Arjona, the 1st win for Virginie Kadjo, and the 1st win for the team.
In 2004
Jochem De Gruijter and Gijs Ronnes won the FIVB France Satellite.  It was the 2nd win for Jochem De Gruijter, the 2nd win for Gijs Ronnes, and the 2nd win for the team.
In 2009
Juliana Felisberta and Larissa Franca won the FIVB The Hague Open Beach Volleyball 2009.  It was the 30th win for Juliana Felisberta, the 30th win for Larissa Franca, and the 29th win for the team.
In 2009
Marek Leznicki and Damian Wojtasik won the   CEV U20 European Championships.  It was the 1st win for Marek Leznicki, the 1st win for Damian Wojtasik, and the 1st win for the team.
In 2009
Debora Allegretti and Marta Menegatti won the   CEV U20 European Championships.  It was the 1st win for Debora Allegretti, the 1st win for Marta Menegatti, and the 1st win for the team.
In 2009
John Hyden and Sean Scott won the AVP Crocs Crocs Cup Championship Kentucky Grilled Chicken Chicago Open.  It was the 6th win for John Hyden, the 8th win for Sean Scott, and the 3rd win for the team.
In 2010
Aldo Miramontes and Juan Virgen won the NORCECA Norceca Beach Volleyball Circuit San Diego.  It was the 8th win for Aldo Miramontes, the 8th win for Juan Virgen, and the 8th win for the team.
In 2010
Casey Jennings and Kevin Wong won the FIVB Milner Open.  It was the 7th win for Casey Jennings, the 10th win for Kevin Wong, and the 1st win for the team.
In 2010
Competing together for only the second-time on the SWATCH FIVB World Tour, the 21st-seeded Casey Jennings and Kevin Wong scored a 21-18, 18-21 and 17-15 gold medal win in 60 minutes over the eighth-seeded Benjamin Insfran and Bruno Oscar Schmidt of Brazil at the Milner Open in The Hague, Netherlands. Jennings and Wong lost their final qualifying match four days earlier and only earned a main draw berth via a draw after the late withdrawals of two teams, becoming the first team to win an event as "lucky losers." The previous best had been Germans Sebastian Dollinger and Stefan Windscheif who took advantage of a 2008 “lucky loser” berth in Bahrain to place third in the Manama event.
In 2010
Dariam Acevedo and Yarleen Santiago won the NORCECA Norceca Beach Volleyball Circuit San Diego.  It was the 5th win for Dariam Acevedo, the 6th win for Yarleen Santiago, and the 5th win for the team.
In 2010
Maria Antonelli and Talita Antunes won the FIVB Milner Open.  It was the 9th win for Maria Antonelli, the 11th win for Talita Antunes, and the 6th win for the team.
In 2015
Talita Antunes and Larissa Franca won the FIVB Olsztyn Poland Grand Slam.  It was the 27th win for Talita Antunes, the 58th win for Larissa Franca, and the 9th win for the team.
 
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8/29/2015
Talita marks birthday in golden style
Olsztyn, Poland, August 29, 2015 – Larissa Franca and birthday girl Talita Antunes won a fifth gold medal of the 2015 FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour season when they defeated Marleen van Iersel and Madelein Meppelink in the Olsztyn Grand Slam gold medal match on Saturday.
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Change of mindset helps Van Iersel and Meppelink gain confidence
Olsztyn, Poland, August 29, 2015 – A new way of thinking. That is the secret of Marleen van Iersel’s and Madelein Meppelink’s excellent performance at the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour, Olsztyn Grand Slam.
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Van Iersel and Meppelink aiming for third time lucky
Olsztyn, Poland, August 29, 2015 – The Netherlands Marleen van Iersel and Madelein Meppelink will take on Brazil’s Larissa Franca and Talita Antunes in the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour Olsztyn Grand Slam gold medal match on Saturday after both teams won their semifinals earlier in the day.
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8/28/2015
Seeking experience on iconic Copacabana beach
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, August 28, 2015 – Why would a Beach Volleyball team travel from Australia travel more than 8,000 miles (12,875 kilometers) with the prospects of playing only one match in next week’s Rio Open?
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Norwegian teams march on, day of setbacks for Russia at Macedo de Cavaleiros, dream still alive for home guys
Macedo de Cavaleiros, Portugal, August 28, 2015. The second day of men’s competition at the 2015 CEV U22 Beach Volleyball European Championship was one to forget for Russia as their top duo Oleg Stoyanovskiy/Artem Yarzutkin – gold medallists from last year’s Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing – had to withdraw from the competition due to illness.
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Teams from Poland, Germany and Switzerland rock at Macedo de Cavaleiros
Macedo de Cavaleiros, Portugal, August 28, 2015. As slowly but surely the competition is about to enter its most exciting stages, the women’s top teams continue to shine at the 2015 CEV U22 Beach Volleyball European Championship at Praia de Albufeira in Macedo de Cavaleiros.
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Brzostek and Kolosinska hit new heights in Olsztyn
Olsztyn, Poland, August 28, 2015 – Kinga Kolosinska and Monika Brzostek set a new career best by reaching the semifinals of the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour Olsztyn Grand Slam on Friday.
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Latvian fans give Plavins and Regza timely boost
Olsztyn, Poland, August 28, 2015 – Latvia’s Martins Plavins and Haralds Regza were roared into the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour elimination rounds on Friday by a host of their compatriots who had travelled to Poland to cheer them on.
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8/27/2015
30 pairs from 15 countries in Varadero
VARADERO, Cuba, August 27, 2015 – Fifteen countries and the same number of duos per gender will be represented at the fourth stage of the NORCECA Beach Volleyball Circuit to take place on the sands of Barcelo-Solymar-Arenas Blancas Hotel in Varadero, Cuba.
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Kantor and Losiak use home comforts to continue rapid development
Olsztyn, Poland, August 27, 2015 – Piotr Kantor and Bartosz Losiak continued their development on the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour by winning both their matches on the opening day of the men’s main draw at the Olsztyn Grand Slam.
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Walsh keeping Olympic dream alive in Olsztyn
Olsztyn, Poland, August 27, 2015 – Triple-Olympic champion Kerri Walsh admitted she is taking a ‘calculated risk’ by playing with an injured right shoulder, but that the need to reach the required 12 tournaments in the Rio de Janeiro 2016, Olympic Games qualification cycle is driving her on.
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Cheeky Swiss pair upsets Pedro & Evandro
Olsztyn, Poland, August 27, 2015 – Swiss qualifiers Nico Beeler and Alexei Strasser might look like the underdogs in Pool B, but on Thursday morning they made clear that they are out to beat the top teams here at the FIVB World Tour Olsztyn Grand Slam.
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Tandems from Norway and Poland off to perfect start at men’s U22 European Champs, dramatic win for home heroes
Macedo de Cavaleiros, Portugal, August 27, 2015. Russia’s Artem Yarzutkin and Oleg Stoyanovskiy, the gold medallists from last year’s Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing, quite surprisingly lost their first match in pool play on the opening day of the men’s competition at the 2015 CEV U22 Beach Volleyball European Championship in Macedo de Cavaleiros, Portugal. Their nemesis is Germany’s tandem Yannick Harms/Mirko Schneider who cruised to a 21-10, 20-22, 15-9 victory to upset their pre-favourite opponents.
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2014 gold medallists Gruszczynska/Baran continue quest for second U22 crown
Macedo de Cavaleiros, Portugal, August 27, 2015. The women’s competition at the 2015 CEV U22 Beach Volleyball European Championship in Macedo de Cavaleiros is set to continue on Friday with the first and second round of the elimination stage and with a set of matches that are supposed to be electrifying, judging by the commitment shown by the teams still in contention for continental honours.
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8/26/2015
Canadians hit stride early in Olsztyn
Olsztyn, Poland, August 26, 2015 – Canadian pair Heather Bansley and Sarah Pavan continued the impressive form that has propelled them to second in the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Rankings with two wins from two on the opening day of the women’s FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour Olsztyn Grand Slam on Wednesday.
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Austrians and Aussies progress in Olsztyn
Olsztyn, Poland, August 26, 2015 – Young Austrian team Lorenz Petutschnig and Tobias Winter were one of eight men’s teams to reach the main draw at the Olsztyn Grand Slam on Wednesday.
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Van Gestel and van der Vlist hit form after injury break
Olsztyn, Poland, August 26, 2015 – An injury break gave Sophie van Gestel and Jantine van der Vlist much-needed time to reflect and get their minds straight before starting the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour Olsztyn Grand Slam main draw on Wednesday
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Bawden and Clancy dare to dream of Copacabana Beach
Lausanne, Switzerland, August 26, 2015 - There was a pause at the other end of the phone, followed by a sigh, and then mock exasperation. “It sat on the damn tape, and if that tape hadn’t been so new it would have gone over!
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    Aug 25-30 FIVB Olsztyn Poland Grand Slam M US$400,000
    Aug 25-29 FIVB Olsztyn Poland Grand Slam W US$400,000
    Aug 26-30 CEV Jr/Youth 2015 CEV U22 Beach Volleyball European Championship, Macedo de Cavaleiros, Po... W
    Aug 27-30 AVP AVP Chicago Open M $75,000
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    Aug 28-30 NORCECA Norceca Beach Volleyball Circuit Cuba, Varadero M US$8,000
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    Aug 28-30 NVL Seattle Championships M $37,500
    Aug 28-30 NVL Seattle Championships W $37,500
    Sep 1-6 FIVB Rio Open, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil M US$75,000
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    Sep 2-5 CEV Jr/Youth 2015 CEV U20 Beach Volleyball European Championship, Larnaka, Cyprus M
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    Sep 3-6 AVP AVP Cincinnati Open, Mason M&W $150,000
    Sep 8-13 FIVB Sochi Open, Russia M US$75,000
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    Sep 10-13 AVP AVP Championships at Huntington Beach M&W $200,000
    Sep 11-13 NORCECA Norceca Beach Volleyball Circuit Tavares, United States M&W US$16,000
    Sep 17-20 CEV 2015 CEV Beach Volleyball European Milan Masters, Italy M € 25,000
    Sep 18-20 NORCECA Norceca Beach Volleyball Circuit Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic M&W US$16,000
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    Sep 24-27 CEV 2015 CEV Beach Volleyball European Baku Masters, Azerbaijan M&W € 50,000
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