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Wednesday, May 24, 2017
Database Statistics
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Players: 9735 7271 17006
Tournaments: 1699 1273 2972
 
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Bev Lidyoff 55
Anna Vorwerk 52
Dancer Styles 52
Allen Allen 50
Eva Sztanko 47
Juan Rodriguez Jaume 47
Stephane Vukajlovic 45
Maria Teresa Esparza 43
Kahl Goldfarb 43
Darina Mifkova 43
Alessia Lombardi 41
Andre Kraft 40
Kris McGlothlin 40
Miriam Famoso 39
Barbara Puiggali 37
Drew Colvin 36
Fabrice Laroque 36
Vanessa Latimer 34
Horst Lambauer 33
Kini Wilfred 33
Oscar Brandao 32
Taja Vercic 31
Dimitra Gkotzi 30
Camille Clavreul 29
Dianne Burrows 29
Lars Fluggen 27
Dillon Lesniak 27
Patrick Jensen 24
Jesse Fortin 24
Marko Maattanen 23
Luis Castillo 23
Brad Millers 23
Viktor Pestov 22
Hannah Sorensen 22
Davide Acconci 20
Helena Mijoc 20
Mary Nehmeh 20
Ecem Vatansever 19
Adriana-Maria Matei 19
 
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Beach Volleyball History
In 1981
Kevin Cleary and Tim Walmer won the Parks & Rec Santa Cruz Open.  It was the 1st win for Kevin Cleary, the 1st win for Tim Walmer, and the 1st win for the team.
In 1981
Gary Hooper and Steve Obradovich won the Parks & Rec Santa Cruz Open.  It was the 9th win for Gary Hooper, the 7th win for Steve Obradovich, and the 6th win for the team.
In 1992
Janice Harrer and Nancy Reno won the WPVA Coors Light Seal Beach Open.  It was the 25th win for Janice Harrer, the 1st win for Nancy Reno, and the 1st win for the team.
In 1992
Karch Kiraly and Kent Steffes won the AVP Miller Lite Fort Worth Open.  It was the 50th win for Karch Kiraly, the 21st win for Kent Steffes, and the 11th win for the team.
In 1998
Jose Loiola and Kent Steffes won the AVP Coppertone Daytona Beach Open.  It was the 30th win for Jose Loiola, the 103rd win for Kent Steffes, and the 17th win for the team.
In 2009
Phil Dalhausser and Todd Rogers won the AVP Crocs Tour Huntington Beach Open presented by Bud Light.  It was the 40th win for Phil Dalhausser, the 52nd win for Todd Rogers, and the 39th win for the team.
In 2009
Juliana Felisberta and Larissa Franca won the FIVB Keihan/SMFG Japan Open.  It was the 25th win for Juliana Felisberta, the 25th win for Larissa Franca, and the 24th win for the team.
In 2009
Nicole Branagh and Elaine Youngs won the AVP Crocs Tour Huntington Beach Open presented by Bud Light.  It was the 11th win for Nicole Branagh, the 46th win for Elaine Youngs, and the 10th win for the team.
In 2014
Josh Binstock and Sam Schachter won the   NVL Texas Championships.  It was the 3rd win for Josh Binstock, the 3rd win for Sam Schachter, and the 2nd win for the team.
In 2014
Karolina Marciniak and Priscilla Piantadosi-Lima won the   NVL Texas Championships.  It was the 2nd win for Karolina Marciniak, the 1st win for Priscilla Piantadosi-Lima, and the 1st win for the team.
In 2015
Matteo Ingrosso and Paolo Ingrosso won the 2015 CEV Beach Volleyball European Jurmala Masters.  It was the 1st win for Matteo Ingrosso, the 1st win for Paolo Ingrosso, and the 1st win for the team.
In 2015
Jake Gibb and Casey Patterson won the AVP New Orleans Open.  It was the 28th win for Jake Gibb, the 16th win for Casey Patterson, and the 10th win for the team.
In 2015
Agatha Bednarczuk and Barbara Seixas won the FIVB Prague Open.  It was the 2nd win for Agatha Bednarczuk, the 7th win for Barbara Seixas, and the 2nd win for the team.
In 2015
April Ross and Kerri Walsh Jennings won the AVP New Orleans Open.  It was the 42nd win for April Ross, the 125th win for Kerri Walsh Jennings, and the 15th win for the team.
 
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5/21/2017
Alison & Bruno net 12th FIVB World Tour title
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, May 21, 2017 - Alison Cerutti and Bruno Oscar Schmidt regained their winning ways on the FIVB World Tour here Sunday after the Brazilians defeated Piotr Kantor and Bartosz Losiak of Poland in the men’s gold medal match at the US$300,000 Rio Open that was played at the tennis stadium Olympic Park in Barra da Tijuca.
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Agatha & Duda net Rio Open title
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, May 21-2017 - The “new” alliance between Agatha Bednarczuk and Eduarda "Duda" Lisboa has quickly produced dividends on the FIVB World Tour as the first-season partnership has netted medals in their first two international Beach Volleyball events highlighted by a podium-topping performance here Sunday in the women’s finale at the US$300,000 Rio Open.
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5/20/2017
No. 58 gold medal sweep pending for Beach Volleyball power Brazil
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, May 21, 2017 - Host Brazil is in position to take home the gold medals for men and women at the same FIVB World Tour event for the 58th-time here Sunday when Agatha Bednarczuk/Eduarda "Duda" Lisboa and Alison Cerutti/Bruno Oscar Schmidt meet pairs from Canada and Poland in the final matches at the US$300,000 Rio Open.
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Past Rio champions meet in Sunday’s men’s finale
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, May 20, 2017 - Two teams that captured gold medals last season on Copacabana will meet here Sunday as 2016 Rio Grand Slam winners Piotr Kantor and Bartosz Losiak of Poland will challenge reigning Olympic and FIVB world champions Alison Cerutti and Bruno Oscar Schmidt of Brazil after the two Beach Volleyball pairs advanced to the finals of the men’s US$300,000 Rio Open with a pair of wins Saturday.
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New pairs gain women’s finale at Rio Open
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, May 20, 2017 - New pairs with limited experience together will be facing off for a FIVB World Tour gold medal as the teams of Melissa Humana-Paredes/Sarah Pavan of Canada will challenge Agatha Bednarczuk/Eduarda "Duda" Lisboa of Brazil after the two duos won two matches each here Saturday at the US$300,000 Rio Open.
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Brazil, Italy, Poland and United States vie for men’s Rio Open gold
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, May 20, 2017 - For the 108th-time in 358 men’s events since the start of the FIVB World Tour in 1987, four different countries will be competing in the semi-finals of an international Beach Volleyball tournament as pairs from host Brazil, Italy, Poland and the United States won quarter-finals matches here Saturday at the US$300,000 Rio Open.
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Canadian women ousts German Olympic champions at Rio Open Saturday
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, May 20 2017 - Saturday’s action at the US$300,000 Rio Open started with a “bang” as Canadians Melissa Humana-Paredes and Sarah Pavan posted a two-set morning quarter-final win over Rio 2016 Olympic champions Laura Ludwig and Kira Walkenhorst of Germany at the tennis center located at the Olympic Park in Barra da Tijuca.
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Seeking success Saturday at Rio Open
Rio de Janeiro, May 20, 2017 - It’s down to eight women’s and eight men’s teams vying for medals at the US$300,000 Rio Open where the schedule here Saturday at the tennis center located at the Olympic Park in Barra da Tijuca features 12 matches to set the field for Sunday’s podium placement meetings.
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5/19/2017
American men place three teams in Rio Open quarter-finals
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, May 19, 2017 - Three American teams led by 40-somethings John Hyden and Jake Gibb advanced to the men’s quarter-finals after winning matches here Friday at the US$300,000 Rio Open where host Brazil secured two spots in the “elite eight” along with pairs from Italy, The Netherlands and Poland.
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Brazil, Canada, Czech Republic, Germany & USA in women’s Rio Open quarter-finals
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, May 19, 2016 - What was setting up here Friday afternoon for the advancement of six Brazilian women’s teams to the quarter-finals at the US$300,000 Rio Open turned out to have only three “elite eight” qualifiers from the South American country as teams from Canada, the Czech Republic and the United States served as “spoilers”.
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