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Friday, September 04, 2015
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Players: 9144 6755 15899
Tournaments: 1622 1197 2819
 
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Tak Ming Poon 50
Brian Olsen 48
Todd Schoenfelt 47
Martin Tschudi 46
Janet Vasconzuelos 46
Christopher Shipps 43
Haroldas Cyvas 43
Dax Holdren 43
Aldo Tallone 42
Chase Andrews 41
Maria Bonafont 40
Kristal Harris 39
Viktor Norberg 38
Eeng Veronica 38
Diego Caielli 38
Nicolas Pasquini 38
Kristof Achten 37
Jamie Ivers 36
Aldo Miramontes 35
George Mulry 34
Ben Mol 34
Carol Triguero 33
Oystein Holstad 32
Audrey Syren 32
Anders Lund Hoyer 32
Hakon Kronstad 32
Morgan Rogers 30
Valerie Teufl 29
Justine Mowen 29
Yael Yellin 27
Alice Rohkamper 27
Matteo Zonzini 26
Michal Krymolowski 25
Mitchel Daniel 25
Ying Huang 23
Anja Licka 20
Bitrus Jummai 19
Natalie Honzovicova 17
Mariana Nora 16
Aly Freeland 15
 
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Beach Volleyball History
In 1950
Ev Keller and Gene Selznick won the Parks & Rec State Beach Open.  It was the 1st win for Ev Keller, the 1st win for Gene Selznick, and the 1st win for the team.
In 1950
Lois Haraughty and Norma Holtzman won the Parks & Rec State Beach Open.  It was the 1st win for Lois Haraughty, the 1st win for Norma Holtzman, and the 1st win for the team.
In 1966
Ron Lang and Ron Von Hagen won the Parks & Rec Will Rogers State Beach Open.  It was the 27th win for Ron Lang, the 10th win for Ron Von Hagen, and the 6th win for the team.
In 1977
Chris Marlowe and Jim Menges won the Parks & Rec World Championships.  It was the 8th win for Chris Marlowe, the 30th win for Jim Menges, and the 6th win for the team.
In 1983
Sinjin Smith and Randy Stoklos won the Parks & Rec Gladstone's Men's Open.  It was the 36th win for Sinjin Smith, the 14th win for Randy Stoklos, and the 13th win for the team.
In 1988
Sinjin Smith and Randy Stoklos won the AVP San Francisco Open.  It was the 94th win for Sinjin Smith, the 70th win for Randy Stoklos, and the 69th win for the team.
In 1993
Karch Kiraly and Kent Steffes won the AVP Old Spice Tournament of Champions.  It was the 82nd win for Karch Kiraly, the 53rd win for Kent Steffes, and the 42nd win for the team.
In 1994
Barbra Fontana won the WPVA Avia Top of the Tour .  It was the 4th win for Barbra Fontana.
In 1994
Roberto Lopes and Franco Neto won the FIVB Brazil Open.  It was the 5th win for Roberto Lopes, the 3rd win for Franco Neto, and the 3rd win for the team.
In 2001
Tatiana Minello and Sandra Pires won the FIVB Goodwill Games.  It was the 1st win for Tatiana Minello, the 18th win for Sandra Pires, and the 1st win for the team.
In 2001
Jose Loiola and Ricardo Santos won the FIVB Goodwill Games.  It was the 52nd win for Jose Loiola, the 13th win for Ricardo Santos, and the 2nd win for the team.
In 2005
Emanuel Rego and Ricardo Santos won the FIVB Athens INFOTE Open.  It was the 59th win for Emanuel Rego, the 32nd win for Ricardo Santos, and the 16th win for the team.
In 2005
Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh Jennings won the AVP Chicago Open Presented by McDonald's.  It was the 49th win for Misty May-Treanor, the 46th win for Kerri Walsh Jennings, and the 44th win for the team.
In 2011
John Hyden and Sean Scott won the   U.S. Open of Beach Volleyball.  It was the 15th win for John Hyden, the 17th win for Sean Scott, and the 12th win for the team.
In 2011
Lauren Fendrick and Brooke Niles won the   U.S. Open of Beach Volleyball.  It was the 4th win for Lauren Fendrick, the 2nd win for Brooke Niles, and the 2nd win for the team.
In 2011
Sergiy Popov and Valeriy Samoday won the FIVB Jr/Youth SWATCH FIVB Junior (U21) World Championships.  It was the 3rd win for Sergiy Popov, the 3rd win for Valeriy Samoday, and the 3rd win for the team.
In 2011
Nina Betschart and Joana Heidrich won the FIVB Jr/Youth SWATCH FIVB Junior (U21) World Championships.  It was the 1st win for Nina Betschart, the 1st win for Joana Heidrich, and the 1st win for the team.
 
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Latest News and Feature Articles
9/3/2015
Brazil vs. Poland ends Copacabana’s opening evening
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, September 3, 2015 - It was only fitting that Beach Volleyball power Brazil had two teams playing the final two matches of the day here Thursday against emerging force Poland in the US$150,000 Rio Open where 24 men’s and women’s matches were contested on iconic Copacabana beach.
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New Team, Old Player
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, September 3, 2015 - After not playing on the FIVB World Tour for more than three years, Brazilian Olympian Pedro Cunha is making his return to the international Beach Volleyball scene this week at the US$150,000 Rio Open.
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The calm before the storm
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, September 3, 2015 - It was a clam, but cloudy day for the women competing in the US$150,000 Rio Open here Thursday where the pleasant conditions produced only one seed-break-through in a match featuring North American rivals Canada and the United States.
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VIDEO: Rio rehearsal
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, September 3, 2015 – Copacabana is no stranger to beach volleyball, with the famed coastline playing host to hundreds of games a day. But with the Rio 2016 Olympic Games beach volleyball tournament set to unfold on one of the country’s most famous landmarks, making sure the facilities are up to scratch is vitally important for the organisers.
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Huge win for Cyprus boys
Larnaka, Cyprus, September 3, 2015. Something that in the past looked an impossible dream is now a reality. Georgios Chrysostomou and Pantelis Christidis are making headlines, having gained automatic qualification into the last 16 of the men’s competition, as they won all their matches and thus finished in first place in Pool A.
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Thole leads Germany to success
Larnaka, Cyprus, September 3, 2015. The fact that the Germans Julius Thole and Eric Stadie played so well in all three of their matches so far at the 2015 CEV U20 Beach Volleyball European Championship will lead to someone think that they have been playing together for a long time.
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Big win for Cyprus girls!
Larnaka, Cyprus, September 3, 2015. Every Cypriot athlete will admit that, in whichever sport they are competing, a match against Turkey is not a normal match that you play every day.
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Plotnytskyi/Kovalov live up to their status of pre-favourites in Larnaka
Larnaka, Cyprus, September 3, 2015. Two wins in two matches for Ukraine’s Oleh Plotnytskyi and Illia Kovalov in the 2015 CEV U20 Beach Volleyball European Championship. Their second win came in Thursday’s morning play against the Danes Martin Trans Hansen and Markus Sorensen by 2-0 (21-13, 21-9), in a match lasting exactly 30 minutes.
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Second win for Swiss rising stars Breer/Haussener at #EuroBeachVolleyU20
Larnaka, Cyprus, September 3, 2015. The Swiss duo of Florian Breer and Yves Haussener arrived in Larnaka having finished third at the U18 European Championship in Riga, Latvia, only a few weeks ago.
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9/2/2015
Aussies’ long trip already profitable
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, September 2, 2015 - Traveling more than 8,000 miles to play one match was not in the “plan” for Cole Durant and Bo Soderberg as the Australians posted a three-set win over a home-standing team from Brazil here Wednesday to lead eight teams into the next rounds of competition in the US$150,000 Rio Open.
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Brazil’s past and future advance in Rio Open
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, September 2, 2015 - The Brazilian past and future were on display on the center court of the Rio Open here Wednesday as Beach Volleyball Olympians Renata Ribeiro and Ana Patricia Silva won a pair of qualifying matches in the FIVB World Tour event to advance to the 24-team Main Draw in the “test” tournament for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.
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Cyprus delight continues at #EuroBeachVolleyU20
Larnaka, Cyprus, September 2, 2015. Home heroes Georgios Chrysostomou and Pantelis Christidis ended the first day of their campaign at the 2015 CEV U20 Beach Volleyball European Championship the way they started it, with a win, and what a win it was for the Cyprus men’s team.
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Heroic win for French women’s team at Larnaka
Larnaka, Cyprus, September 2, 2015. Their will to win was so great for the French women’s team of Lézana Placette and Alexia Richard that not even shoulder injuries suffered by both of them, and losing the first set to their Polish opponents Agata Trybula and Martyna Kloda could prevent the tandem from recording their second win (8-21, 21-13, 16-14) on the first day of the 2015 CEV U20 Beach Volleyball European Championship.
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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 2-6 FIVB Rio Open, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil M US$75,000
    Sep 2-6 FIVB Rio Open, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil W US$75,000
    Sep 3-6 AVP AVP Cincinnati Open, Mason M $75,000
    Sep 3-6 AVP AVP Cincinnati Open, Mason W $75,000
    Sep 8-13 FIVB Sochi Open, Russia M US$75,000
    Sep 8-13 FIVB Sochi Open, Russia W US$75,000
    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
    Sep 22-26 FIVB Xiamen Open, China M US$75,000
    Sep 23-27 FIVB Xiamen Open, China W US$75,000
    Sep 24-27 CEV 2015 CEV Beach Volleyball European Baku Masters, Azerbaijan M&W € 50,000
    Sep 24-26 NVL Players Championships, Port St. Lucie M&W $100,000
    Sep 25-27 NORCECA Norceca Beach Volleyball Circuit Boqueron, Puerto Rico M&W US$16,000
    Sep 29-Oct 4 FIVB Fort Lauderdale Swatch Season Final, United States M&W US$500,000



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