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Players: 9470 7071 16541
Tournaments: 1673 1247 2920
 
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Mitch Malpee 72
Glen Gundert 68
Laurent Gendron 53
Teri Schroeder 52
Erminia Russo 52
Joey McDonald 49
Mireya Solange Duarte 47
Franzi Probst 46
Obin Mendez 44
Denis Tenenbaum 43
Sigurd Ringstad 42
Frank Verbeeck 41
C.J. Denk 41
Jason Greenlaw 40
Marla Ricketts 39
Esteban Escobar 39
Trent Ahlers 38
Natsuko Komatsu 37
Riikka Lehtonen 37
Milica Jelicic 37
Rasmus Jonsson 36
Mauricio Brizuela 34
Judith Geukes 33
Nienke de Waard 32
Sebastian Fuchs 30
Daniel Wernitz 29
Ilenia Arocha 29
Olga Azhgibetseva 29
David Joyce 28
Kim Huber 28
Alexandra Mingay 26
Konstantina Moraitidou 24
Manuel Gahr 24
Felix Friedl 20
Lisa Casimie 20
Nicolas Bertran 17
Shahar Rosner 17
Viliam Cizmazia 17
 
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Beach Volleyball History
In 1960
Mike Higer and Dave Kaplan won the Parks & Rec Corona Open.  It was the 2nd win for Mike Higer, the 1st win for Dave Kaplan, and the 1st win for the team.
In 1966
Ron Lang and Ron Von Hagen won the Parks & Rec Corona del Mar Open.  It was the 23rd win for Ron Lang, the 6th win for Ron Von Hagen, and the 2nd win for the team.
In 1977
Chris Marlowe and Jim Menges won the Parks & Rec San Diego Open.  It was the 5th win for Chris Marlowe, the 27th win for Jim Menges, and the 3rd win for the team.
In 1983
Sinjin Smith and Randy Stoklos won the Parks & Rec Miller High Life Hermosa Beach Open.  It was the 33rd win for Sinjin Smith, the 11th win for Randy Stoklos, and the 10th win for the team.
In 1983
Nina Matthies and Julie Thornton won the Parks & Rec Marine Women's Open.  It was the 18th win for Nina Matthies, the 2nd win for Julie Thornton, and the 2nd win for the team.
In 1988
Janice Harrer and Elaine Roque won the WPVA Kenwood/LeCoq Sportif Open.  It was the 12th win for Janice Harrer, the 3rd win for Elaine Roque, and the 2nd win for the team.
In 1988
Sinjin Smith and Randy Stoklos won the AVP Salisbury Open.  It was the 93rd win for Sinjin Smith, the 69th win for Randy Stoklos, and the 68th win for the team.
In 1988
Mike Dodd and Tim Hovland won the AVP Salisbury Open.  It was the 42nd win for Mike Dodd, the 39th win for Tim Hovland, and the 38th win for the team.
In 1988
Brent Frohoff and Andrew Smith won the AVP Salisbury Open.  It was the 6th win for Brent Frohoff, the 2nd win for Andrew Smith, and the 1st win for the team.
In 1988
Pat Powers and Jon Stevenson won the AVP Salisbury Open.  It was the 7th win for Pat Powers, the 18th win for Jon Stevenson, and the 5th win for the team.
In 1994
Karch Kiraly and Kent Steffes won the AVP Miller Lite Chicago Open.  It was the 95th win for Karch Kiraly, the 65th win for Kent Steffes, and the 54th win for the team.
In 1994
Monique Oliver and Gayle Stammer won the WPVA Coors Light Pismo Beach Open.  It was the 1st win for Monique Oliver, the 1st win for Gayle Stammer, and the 1st win for the team.
In 1994
Cammy Ciarelli and Holly McPeak won the AVP Miller Lite Chicago Open.  It was the 12th win for Cammy Ciarelli, the 14th win for Holly McPeak, and the 10th win for the team.
In 1999
Shelda Bede and Adriana Behar won the FIVB World Championships.  It was the 12th win for Shelda Bede, the 12th win for Adriana Behar, and the 12th win for the team.
In 2004
Holly McPeak and Elaine Youngs won the AVP Hermosa Beach Open Presented by Bud Light.  It was the 72nd win for Holly McPeak, the 30th win for Elaine Youngs, and the 16th win for the team.
In 2004
Pedro Brazao and Marcello Duarte won the FIVB San Marino Satellite.  It was the 1st win for Pedro Brazao, the 1st win for Marcello Duarte, and the 1st win for the team.
In 2005
Tereza Petrova and Hana Skalnikova won the FIVB Italy Satellite.  It was the 1st win for Tereza Petrova, the 1st win for Hana Skalnikova, and the 1st win for the team.
In 2005
Lina Yanchulova and Petia Yanchulova won the FIVB France Satellite.  It was the 2nd win for Lina Yanchulova, the 2nd win for Petia Yanchulova, and the 2nd win for the team.
In 2005
Eugenio Amore and Riccardo Fenili won the FIVB Italy Satellite.  It was the 1st win for Eugenio Amore, the 2nd win for Riccardo Fenili, and the 1st win for the team.
In 2005
Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh Jennings won the AVP Hermosa Beach Open Presented by Bud Light.  It was the 45th win for Misty May-Treanor, the 42nd win for Kerri Walsh Jennings, and the 40th win for the team.
In 2005
Markus Egger and Martin Laciga won the FIVB Mazury Open.  It was the 6th win for Markus Egger, the 13th win for Martin Laciga, and the 3rd win for the team.
In 2005
Giorgio Domenghini and Diego Nota won the FIVB Morocco Satellite.  It was the 2nd win for Giorgio Domenghini, the 1st win for Diego Nota, and the 1st win for the team.
In 2005
Bruno de Paula and Rodrigo Monteiro won the FIVB France Satellite.  It was the 1st win for Bruno de Paula, the 1st win for Rodrigo Monteiro, and the 1st win for the team.
In 2011
Thomas Kaczmarek and Alexander Walkenhorst won the CEV Polish Masters.  It was the 5th win for Thomas Kaczmarek, the 3rd win for Alexander Walkenhorst, and the 2nd win for the team.
In 2011
Jenny Kropp and Whitney Pavlik won the   NVL Malibu.  It was the 4th win for Jenny Kropp, the 4th win for Whitney Pavlik, and the 4th win for the team.
In 2011
Braidy Halverson and Adam Roberts won the   NVL Malibu.  It was the 1st win for Braidy Halverson, the 2nd win for Adam Roberts, and the 1st win for the team.
In 2011
Maria Antonelli and Talita Antunes won the FIVB Québec Open Jeep 2011 presented by Videotron.  It was the 10th win for Maria Antonelli, the 12th win for Talita Antunes, and the 7th win for the team.
In 2011
Phil Dalhausser and Todd Rogers won the FIVB Québec Open Jeep 2011 presented by Videotron.  It was the 64th win for Phil Dalhausser, the 75th win for Todd Rogers, and the 62nd win for the team.
In 2016
Nico Beeler and Alexei Strasser won the   CEV Beach Volleyball Satellite Vaduz.  It was the 1st win for Nico Beeler, the 2nd win for Alexei Strasser, and the 1st win for the team.
 
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7/24/2016
Swiss party caps five-day-long Beach Volleyball fiesta in Vaduz
Vaduz, Liechtenstein, July 24, 2016. Even though the weather forecasts were not that promising earlier this week, the 2016 edition of the CEV Satellite in Vaduz was crowned with success – approximately 9,000 fans attended the five-day-long tournament in the capital city of Liechtenstein.
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7/23/2016
Again, Again, Again & Again, Klagenfurt is the final FIVB World Tour stop before Olympics
Klagenfurt, Austria, July 23, 2016 - For the fourth-straight quadrennial, the Klagenfurt stop on the FIVB World Tour will host the final international Beach Volleyball event prior to the Olympic Games.
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Kolocova/Kvapilova cause sensation to claim women’s gold at Vaduz Satellite
Vaduz, Liechtenstein, July 23, 2016. On Saturday night Kristyna Kolocova and Michala Kvapilova of the Czech Republic surprisingly triumphed in the women’s gold medal match of the CEV Satellite in Vaduz after upsetting the top-seeded team of the tournament, Rio-bound Sophie van Gestel and Jantine van der Vlist of the Netherlands (23-21, 21-13).
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7/22/2016
FIVB World Tour in Austria for $800,000 Swatch A1 FIVB Klagenfurt Major
Lausanne, Switzerland, July 22, 2016 — Following two weeks away from competition for the Fédération Internationale de Volleyball (FIVB), the final Olympic preparations on the 2016 FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour conclude along with the remaining stops on this season’s international tour.
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Women’s semi-finalists known in Vaduz, top men’s team through to Round 3
Vaduz, Liechtenstein, July 22, 2016. The third competition day at the CEV Satellite in Vaduz continued the positive trend from earlier in the week – matches were played under ideal weather conditions even though actions were stopped twice because of short, yet heavy rain showers.
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7/21/2016
Czech veterans steal the show at Vaduz Satellite
Vaduz, Liechtenstein, July 21, 2016. The 2016 edition of the CEV Satellite in Vaduz continued on Thursday with the first and second round of the women’s Main Draw and with the men playing for a spot in the Main Draw which is set to start on Friday.
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Toronto to host Swatch Beach Volleyball FIVB World Tour Finals
Lausanne, Switzerland, July 21, 2016 - The International Volleyball Federation and the Beach Major Company are pleased to announce Toronto, Canada as the venue for this year's Swatch Beach Volleyball FIVB World Tour Finals.
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Puerto Vallarta Open removed from beach volleyball calendar
Lausanne, Switzerland, July 21, 2016 - The Puerto Vallarta Open which was scheduled to take place from October 11 to 16 has been cancelled due to constraints encountered by the event organisers in Mexico.
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Duda looking to continue reign as "Miss FIVB age-group World Champ"
Larnarka, Cyprus, July 21, 2016 – Brazil’s Eliza “Duda” Santos antics over the last three years has seen her arguably become “Miss FIVB age-group World Championships” and the 17-year-old is not done yet as she prepares to turn out at the FIVB Beach Volleyball U19 World Championship.
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7/20/2016
Get all the latest Olympic volleyball and beach volleyball news on fivb.com
Lausanne, Switzerland, July 20, 2016 - With just 16 days to go before the beginning of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, fivb.com has all the latest news in the build-up to the volleyball and beach volleyball tournaments in Brazil this August.
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7/17/2016
Klagenfurt-bound Claes & Hughes top World University Championships podium
Parnü, Estonia, July 17, 2016 - Kelly Claes and Sara Hughes of the United States captured their second-straight international Beach Volleyball gold medal here Sunday by defeating compatriots the Witt twins in the finals of the World University Championships.
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Cubans Díaz and González score third win of the year
VARADERO, Cuba, July 17, 2016 – Cubans Nivaldo Diaz and Sergio Gonzalez, who are qualified to play at Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games, claimed their third gold medal of the year at the NORCECA Beach Volleyball Circuit by winning the Varadero Tournament with a 2-1 (21-13, 19-21, 14-13) victory over Canadians Michael Plantinga and Cameron Wheelan on Sunday.
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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 21-24 CEV C&S CEV Beach Volleyball Satellite Vaduz, Liechtenstein M € 7,500
Jul 26-30 FIVB A1 Major Klagenfurt, Austria W US$400,000
Jul 26-31 FIVB Age Group WC Under 19 World Championships, Larnaka, Cyprus M US$
Jul 26-31 FIVB Age Group WC Under 19 World Championships, Larnaka, Cyprus W US$
Jul 27-31 FIVB A1 Major Klagenfurt, Austria M US$400,000
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



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