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Players: 9892 7453 17345
Tournaments: 1722 1302 3024
 
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Patty Dodd 54
Alessandro Rigo 51
Bill Suwara 51
Wendy Whiting 49
Michelle Vander Meer 48
Scott Bundonis 48
Chris Sayer 47
Chiho Torii 47
Adrianne Graebner 44
Max Clini 43
Beth Williams 41
Alice Ito 40
Benoit Uguet 40
Keith Heisler 39
Gabriel Howard 35
Tarin Locascio 35
Matt McKinney 34
Zoltan Maksa 33
Jaroslaw Lech 33
Conor O'Brien 32
Erin Clark 32
Tomas Pala 32
Josh Williams 31
Alexei Strasser 30
Branagan Fuller 29
Kashima Noel 28
Jared Andreozzi 28
Mantvydas Suklys 27
Ana Monteiro 24
Anton Artemchuk 24
Marko Sedlacek 21
Garrett Bucklin 21
Simona Nikolova 20
Frederikke Schade Jensen 20
Ester Maestroni 20
Celine Grebien 20
Domagoj Nizic 19
Adelina Budai-Ungureanu 17
 
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Beach Volleyball History
In 1973
Matt Gage and Ron Von Hagen won the Parks & Rec Muscle Beach Open.  It was the 12th win for Matt Gage, the 53rd win for Ron Von Hagen, and the 5th win for the team.
In 1973
Rose Duncan and Nina Matthies won the Parks & Rec Hermosa Beach Women's Open.  It was the 3rd win for Rose Duncan, the 2nd win for Nina Matthies, and the 1st win for the team.
In 1979
Nancy Cohen and Kathy Gregory won the Parks & Rec Orville and Wilber's Marine Street Open.  It was the 11th win for Nancy Cohen, the 26th win for Kathy Gregory, and the 8th win for the team.
In 1979
Matt Gage and Jim Menges won the Parks & Rec Laguna Beach Open.  It was the 21st win for Matt Gage, the 39th win for Jim Menges, and the 4th win for the team.
In 1984
Scott Ayakatubby and Brent Frohoff won the AVP Rosecrans Open.  It was the 2nd win for Scott Ayakatubby, the 2nd win for Brent Frohoff, and the 2nd win for the team.
In 1984
Sinjin Smith and Randy Stoklos won the AVP Jose Cuervo Colorado.  It was the 44th win for Sinjin Smith, the 22nd win for Randy Stoklos, and the 21st win for the team.
In 1984
Linda Hanley and Nina Matthies won the Parks & Rec John Shaw Manhattan Beach Open.  It was the 15th win for Linda Hanley, the 25th win for Nina Matthies, and the 14th win for the team.
In 1985
Linda Hanley and Nina Matthies won the Parks & Rec Marine Street Native Sport/Scott Hawaii Women's Open.  It was the 21st win for Linda Hanley, the 30th win for Nina Matthies, and the 19th win for the team.
In 1990
Janice Harrer and Lisa Strand-Ma'a won the WPVA Salem Fresh Tokyo Open.  It was the 22nd win for Janice Harrer, the 1st win for Lisa Strand-Ma'a, and the 1st win for the team.
In 1990
Sinjin Smith and Randy Stoklos won the AVP Miller Lite Chicago Open.  It was the 116th win for Sinjin Smith, the 92nd win for Randy Stoklos, and the 91st win for the team.
In 1990
Andre Lima and Guilherme Marques won the FIVB French Open.  It was the 1st win for Andre Lima, the 1st win for Guilherme Marques, and the 1st win for the team.
In 1995
Holly McPeak and Nancy Reno won the FIVB Japan Open.  It was the 23rd win for Holly McPeak, the 20th win for Nancy Reno, and the 8th win for the team.
In 2000
Liz Masakayan and Elaine Youngs won the FIVB Portugal Open.  It was the 45th win for Liz Masakayan, the 8th win for Elaine Youngs, and the 8th win for the team.
In 2001
Aaron Boss and Collin Smith won the AVP Paul Mitchell Open at Virginia Beach.  It was the 1st win for Aaron Boss, the 1st win for Collin Smith, and the 1st win for the team.
In 2001
Jose Loiola and Ricardo Santos won the FIVB Portugal Open.  It was the 51st win for Jose Loiola, the 12th win for Ricardo Santos, and the 1st win for the team.
In 2001
Thomas Klepper and Murilo Toscano won the FIVB Ukraine Challenger.  It was the 2nd win for Thomas Klepper, the 2nd win for Murilo Toscano, and the 2nd win for the team.
In 2006
Juliana Felisberta and Larissa Franca won the FIVB Henkel Grand Chelem.  It was the 13th win for Juliana Felisberta, the 12th win for Larissa Franca, and the 12th win for the team.
In 2006
Tereza Petrova and Hana Skalnikova won the FIVB Cyprus Challenger.  It was the 2nd win for Tereza Petrova, the 2nd win for Hana Skalnikova, and the 2nd win for the team.
In 2007
Bruno de Paula and Benjamin Insfran won the FIVB Geroskipou Challenger.  It was the 3rd win for Bruno de Paula, the 10th win for Benjamin Insfran, and the 1st win for the team.
In 2007
Phil Dalhausser and Todd Rogers won the SWATCH FIVB World Championship powered by 1 to 1 Energy.  It was the 17th win for Phil Dalhausser, the 29th win for Todd Rogers, and the 16th win for the team.
 
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7/28/2017
Favourites lead the way at Espinho Open
Lausanne, Switzerland, July 28, 2017 – Anders Bernsten Mol and Mathias Berntsen, top seeds at the Espinho 2-star event, advanced to the quarterfinals on the opening day of the tournament at Praia da Baia on Friday.
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2013 world champions Brouwer & Meeuwsen net WCH victory
Vienna, Austria, July 28, 2017 - Alexander Brouwer and Robert Meeuwsen of The Netherlands began their quest for another world championship gold medal here Friday by defeating a team from Uruguay in an opening Pool J match at the 2017 FIVB Beach Volleyball Championships presented by A1.
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Olympic champions Ludwig & Walkenhorst post WCH win
Vienna, Austria, July 28, 2017 - Reigning Olympic champions Laura Ludwig and Kira Walkenhorst won their opening match here Friday in the 2017 FIVB Beach Volleyball World Championships presented by A1 as the Germans posted a two-set win over a team from Morocco.
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World champion Xue wants to return to winning ways in Vienna
Vienna, Austria, July 28, 2017 – Teaming up with Zhang Xi, Chinese star Chen Xue climbed to the top of the beach volleyball world. The duo took home the silver medal of 2008 Beijing Olympic Games and became the first Asian team to win the FIVB World Championships in 2013.
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American women post two opening world championship wins
Vienna, Austria, July 28, 2017 - Led by the United States,12 countries were winners here Friday during the opening day of play in the 2017 FIVB Beach Volleyball World Championships with 15 matches remaining on the schedule during the first of six sessions of pool play.
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Beach Volleyball World Championships - Day 1
Vienna, Austria, July 28, 2017 - Dries Koekelkoren/Tom van Walle of Belgium and Sarah Pavan/Melissa Humana-Paredes of Canada claimed today's opening match victories on Courts 2 and 3 at the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Championships Vienna 2017 presented by A1.
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7/27/2017
Parade of Nation's launches FIVB World Championships
Vienna, Austria, July 27, 2017 - On the eve of the 11th edition of the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Championships presented by A1, 192 players forming 96 teams representing 40 nations paraded in front of the Vienna City Hall here Thursday before attending the event's technical meeting and "official" welcome dinner.
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Media meeting sets tone for much-anticipated CEV Satellite in Mersin
Mersin, Turkey, July 27, 2017. A media meeting took place on Thursday at Mersin Marina as the Turkish city of Mersin plays host this weekend to a double-gender CEV Beach Volleyball Satellite tournament. Mersin Metropolitan Mayor Burhanettin Kocamaz, TVF Beach Volleyball Director Oguz Degirmenci, CEV Technical Supervisor Pier Paolo Murgioni, Turkey national team head coach Carlos Galletti as well as home stars Murat Giginoglu and Bugra Eryildiz were all in attendance.
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Espinho sands awaiting World Tour action
Lausanne, Switzerland, Jul 27, 2017 – Espinho beach is ready and waiting for the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour, with Praia da Baia set to host the Espinho 2-Star men-only event from Friday, July 28 to Sunday, July 30.
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7/26/2017
Spaniard Navarro added to World Championship roster
Vienna, Austria, July 26, 2017 - Amaranta Navarro of Spain has been named as a replacement player for the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Championships 2017 presented by A1 as she will play with two-time Olympian Elsa Baquerizo when the event opens play on Friday.
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7/25/2017
Walsh Jennings withdraws from World Championships
Vienna, Austria, July 25, 2017 - Due to a right shoulder injury suffered this past Saturday at the FIVB World Tour stop in Poland, three-time Olympic and world champion Kerri Walsh Jennings has withdrawn from the 2017 FIVB Beach Volleyball World Championships presented by A1 with American Nicole Branagh now playing with Emily Day.
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Larissa & Talita ready for Vienna challenge
Vienna, Austria, July 25, 2017 – Less than one year after they left the Rio 2016 Olympic Games empty-handed, Brazilians Larissa Franca and Talita Antunes will have a good opportunity to erase their frustrations at the 2017 FIVB Beach Volleyball World Championships in Vienna.
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World Tour update after Olsztyn, Ulsan and Agadir events
Lausanne, Switzerland, July 25, 2017 - With three events played last week in Poland, Korea and Morocco, the Fédération Internationale de Volleyball (FIVB) has now held 18 events overall on the 2017 FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour calendar.
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7/24/2017
Americans Brunner & Patterson building towards World Championships
Lausanne, Switzerland, July 24, 2017 - As a new team on the 2017 FIVB World Tour, Theo Brunner and Casey Patterson have had a roller coaster of a season.
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German women seeking World Championship gold
Vienna, Austria, July 24, 2017 - Watch out, Germany. Germany is gaining on you. When Laura Ludwig and Kira Walkenhorst cemented their spot-on top of the world by winning the Rio 2016 Olympic gold medal, the Germans also established the fact that they would be the team that the rest of the world would take aim at on the 2017 FIVB World Tour.
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Tips from FIVB World Tour participants
Long Beach, USA, July 24, 2017 - Participants on the international beach volleyball circuit provide their tips to accommodate for those hot and sunny summer days expected for the 2017 FIVB Beach Volleyball World Championships to be played July 28 through August 6 in Vienna, Austria.
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7/23/2017
France’s Krou and Aye on top of Agadir
Agadir, Morocco, July 23, 2017 – France’s Youssef Krou and Quincy Aye triumphed with the men’s title at the Agadir stop on the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour 2017.
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"Viva Vienna"
July 20, 2017
By  Tom Feuer
The World Championships begin next week in Vienna, Austria and the format is unlike any other elite global tournament as it features a robust field of 48 teams in each gender distributed among 12 pools of four players each.
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Upcoming Tournaments
Dates Tour Tournament Gender Purse
Jul 27-30 CEV C&S Mersin Satellite, Turkey M € 7,500
Jul 27-30 CEV C&S Mersin Satellite, Turkey W € 7,500
Jul 28-30 FIVB Espinho Two Star, Portugal M US$50,000
Jul 28-Aug 6 FIVB FIVB Beach Volleyball World Championships presented by A1, Vienna, Austria M US$500,000
Jul 28-Aug 5 FIVB FIVB Beach Volleyball World Championships presented by A1, Vienna, Austria W US$500,000
Aug 4-6 CEV C&S Satellite Larnaca, Cyprus W € 4,000
Aug 10-13 CEV C&S Satellite Vaduz, Liechtenstein M € 4,000
Aug 10-13 CEV C&S Satellite Vaduz, Liechtenstein W € 4,000
Aug 10-12 NVL NVL Hermosa Beach M&W TBD
Aug 16-20 CEV European Championship Final, Jurmala, Latvia M € 100,000
Aug 16-20 CEV European Championship Final, Jurmala, Latvia W € 100,000
Aug 17-20 AVP Manhattan Beach Open M&W $225,000
Aug 23-27 FIVB Swatch Beach Volleyball FIVB World Tour Finals, Hamburg, Germany M&W US$800,000
Aug 24-27 CEV Jr/Youth U18 Beach Volleyball European Championship, Kazan, Russia M
Aug 24-27 CEV Jr/Youth U18 Beach Volleyball European Championship, Kazan, Russia W
Aug 24-26 NVL NVL Virginia Beach M&W TBD



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