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Saturday, April 20, 2024
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Players: 12667 9745 22412
Tournaments: 2095 1663 3758
 
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Carlao Gouveia 59
Andrew Pocock 57
Lisa Jenkins 56
Cecile Rigaux 55
Yukiko Hashimoto 54
Adriana Bento Buczmiejuk 54
Jaroslava Bajerova 53
Greg Uscicki 52
Adam Dusewicz 52
Pelle Magnusson 52
Andrew Vazquez 52
Brian Reiner 50
Fabricio Barros 48
Andres Soriano 48
Brian Kelley 45
Kyle Krauss 45
Jakub Novotny 45
Frida Sigurdardottir 44
Heather Evans 44
Casey Patterson 44
Nelson Brizida 42
Jeremy Ayers 42
Marlena Dreffs 41
Oleksiy Gutor 40
Steve Mickelson 39
Verena Rizzoll 38
Alexios Messalas 37
Jonathan Lilliendal 37
Tijan Janko 36
Svenja Engelhardt 36
Diego Mahia 35
Martha Salcedo 33
Jiri Pribyl 33
Fiona van Diepen 33
Derek Strause 32
Silvestar Ivanov 32
Joshua Kulhavy-Sutherland 32
Willian Braga 31
Kitti Ancsin 31
Lily MacLeod 31
Christ Sokpomou 31
Daniele Di Stefano 31
Aquilas Kobon 31
Vegard Lokken 30
Jon Ferrari 30
Konstantinos Yiannakkos 30
Lindsey Lawmaster 30
Marius Pande 29
O.I. Leong 28
Bailey Foy 25
Brett Sheward 24
Anton Lydolff 24
Diego Perez 24
Jakub Kurowski 22
Siem Ooijman 21
Matiss Salkovskis 18
Loreta Cabule 17
 
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Beach Volleyball History
In 1997
Mike Dodd and Mike Whitmarsh won the AVP Miller Lite Fort Myers Open.  It was the 74th win for Mike Dodd, the 16th win for Mike Whitmarsh, and the 15th win for the team.
In 1997
Lisa Arce and Holly McPeak won the WPVA Deerfield Beach Open.  It was the 7th win for Lisa Arce, the 41st win for Holly McPeak, and the 7th win for the team.
In 2008
Laura Ludwig and Sara Niedrig won the CEV Spanish Masters.  It was the 4th win for Laura Ludwig, the 3rd win for Sara Niedrig, and the 2nd win for the team.
In 2008
Reinder Nummerdor and Richard Schuil won the CEV Spanish Masters.  It was the 3rd win for Reinder Nummerdor, the 3rd win for Richard Schuil, and the 3rd win for the team.
In 2008
Phil Dalhausser and Todd Rogers won the AVP Crocs Tour Cuervo Gold Crown Dallas Open.  It was the 23rd win for Phil Dalhausser, the 35th win for Todd Rogers, and the 22nd win for the team.
In 2008
Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh Jennings won the AVP Crocs Tour Cuervo Gold Crown Dallas Open.  It was the 91st win for Misty May-Treanor, the 88th win for Kerri Walsh Jennings, and the 85th win for the team.
In 2012
Chen Xue and Xi Zhang won the FIVB Brasília Open.  It was the 10th win for Chen Xue, the 10th win for Xi Zhang, and the 10th win for the team.
In 2021
Anders Mol and Christian Sorum won the FIVB Cancun Hub - 1st Event.  It was the 19th win for Anders Mol, the 17th win for Christian Sorum, and the 16th win for the team.
In 2021
Talita Antunes and Taiana Lima won the FIVB Cancun Hub - 1st Event.  It was the 36th win for Talita Antunes, the 10th win for Taiana Lima, and the 6th win for the team.
 
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4/20/2024
Men’s and women’s world champs upset in Tepic eighthfinals
Pablo Herrera & Adrian Gavira qualified for the Tepic Elite16 main draw from Wednesday’s qualifiers. Three tie-breakers later, they are already in the quarterfinals. While cruising confidently towards Paris 2024, which would be a record-breaking sixth Olympic appearance for Herrera (and fourth for Gavira), the Spanish veterans were among the four men’s pool winners...

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4/19/2024
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Teams from Australia and New Zealand, whose federations benefit from FIVB Volleyball Empowerment coach support for their national beach volleyball teams, collected five of the six medals at the Samila Open in Songkhla, Thailand, a stop on the continental AVC Beach Tour. Australia’s Jasmine Fleming & Georgia Johnson and Paul Burnett & Jack Pearse topped the women’s and the men’s podiums...

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4/18/2024
World’s best back on the beach at this week’s Tepic Elite16
As the Beach Pro Tour season has settled into its early-season stride, hitting consecutive stops in Brazil and another in Mexico, something still felt amiss. Namely, the best players. Almost all of them. Kristen Nuss and Taryn Kloth have played just four matches this season, Kelly Cheng and Sara Hughes six. Miles Partain and Andy Benesh haven’t played at all.

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Grimalts score important tie-breaker wins to make Tepic main draw
The main draw line-ups at the Volleyball World Beach Pro Tour Elite16 event in Tepic are now complete after Wednesday’s qualifiers made good news for some of the candidates for Olympic tickets and not so good for others. Chile’s Marco Grimalt & Esteban Grimalt, who are right on the edge of the men’s provisional Olympic Ranking, managed two important tie-breaker victories...

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4/17/2024
How Norway’s Beach Volley Vikings are changing beach volleyball
HERMOSA BEACH, California — In the spring of 2015, Mathias Berntsen and Anders Mol, cousins united by blood as much by a hereditary passion for the sport of volleyball, sat down and mapped out the future. There was much to discuss. The members of Norway’s senior national team at the time were aging out. After the 2016 Olympic Games, the future of their country’s success...

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Another chapter of the Swiss battle unfolds in Guadalajara
Some important moves were made in the internal race between Swiss women’s teams as they attempt to qualify for the Paris 2024 Olympics via the FIVB Olympic Rankings this past week at the Volleyball World Beach Pro Tour Guadalajara Challenge, in Mexico, where all three duos that vie for the two available spots were on the court.

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Olympic Beach Volleyball Rankings: Crabb-Brunner take big leap with Guadalajara gold
Within an hour or so after Trevor Crabb and Theo Brunner won gold at the Guadalajara Challenge, the messages came pouring in: Did that seal the deal? Are Crabb and Brunner going to the Paris Olympics? Maybe. A gold medal, and the 800 points that come with it, certainly do not hurt the cause of Brunner and Crabb. They are now the No. 2 USA men’s team by a 480-point margin...

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Beach Update: Olympic Points on the Line at Elite16 Tepic
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (April 17, 2024) – In the latest beach update, a gold medal for Trevor Crabb and Theo Brunner at Challenge Guadalajara vaults them into the top spot for the U.S. men’s provisional Olympic rankings. We now look toward the next Elite16 event in Tepic, Mexico, this week with all the top U.S. teams in the Olympic rankings.

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Partain & Benesh, Tillmann & Muller in for late start of 2024 season this week in Tepic
The fifth high-level event on the 2024 Volleyball World Beach Pro Tour and the second Elite16 tournament of the year is about to serve off in Mexico. Tepic will host its second world-level event this week, from April 17 to 21, after its inaugural Elite16 Tour stop in March 2023. For some high-calibre pairs, like USA’s Miles Partain & Andrew Benesh or Germany’s Cinja Tillmann & Svenja Muller...

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Crabb & Brunner take lead in US race for Olympic spots
Following their victory at last week’s Guadalajara Challenge on the Volleyball World Beach Pro Tour, Trevor Crabb & Theodore Brunner became the highest-placed American team in the men’s provisional Olympic Ranking, surpassing Miles Partain & Andrew Benesh in the race for the country’s maximum of two tickets to Paris 2024.

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Pair From The Philippines Celebrate First Beach Pro Tour Medal With Support From FIVB Volleyball Empowerment
FIVB Volleyball Empowerment beneficiaries James Buytrago & Rancel Varga of the Philippines claimed the pair’s first-ever Beach Pro Tour medal by finishing runners-up at last week’s Nuvali Futures on home sand in Santa Rosa. The duo from Czechia, Krystof Jan Oliva & Vaclav Kurka topped the men’s podium to celebrate the team’s first gold, while Latvian pair Toms Liepa & Ernests Puskundzis...

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Upcoming Tournaments
Dates Tour Tournament Gender Purse
Apr 17-21, 2024 FIVB BPT Elite16 Tepic, Mexico M US$150,000
Apr 17-21, 2024 FIVB BPT Elite16 Tepic, Mexico W US$150,000
Apr 25-28, 2024 FIVB BPT Challenge Xiamen, China M US$75,000
Apr 25-28, 2024 FIVB BPT Challenge Xiamen, China W US$75,000
May 1-5, 2024 FIVB BPT Elite16 Brasília, Brazil M US$150,000
May 1-5, 2024 FIVB BPT Elite16 Brasília, Brazil W US$150,000
May 3-5, 2024 NORCECA NORCECA Beach Volleyball Continental Tour - Varadero, Cuba M TBD
May 3-5, 2024 NORCECA NORCECA Beach Volleyball Continental Tour - Varadero, Cuba W TBD
May 7-10, 2024 NORCECA NORCECA Beach Volleyball Continental Tour - Juan Dolio, Dominican Republic M TBD
May 7-10, 2024 NORCECA NORCECA Beach Volleyball Continental Tour - Juan Dolio, Dominican Republic W TBD
May 9-12, 2024 FIVB BPT Futures Madrid, Spain M € 5,000
May 9-12, 2024 FIVB BPT Futures Pingtan, China M US$5,000
May 9-12, 2024 FIVB BPT Futures Pingtan, China W US$5,000
May 12-14, 2024 NORCECA NORCECA Beach Volleyball Continental Tour - Juan Dolio Final, Dominican Republic M TBD
May 12-14, 2024 NORCECA NORCECA Beach Volleyball Continental Tour - Juan Dolio Final, Dominican Republic W TBD
May 16-19, 2024 FIVB BPT Futures Cervia, Italy M € 5,000
May 16-19, 2024 FIVB BPT Futures Cervia, Italy W € 5,000
May 16-19, 2024 FIVB BPT Futures Madrid, Spain W € 5,000
May 16-19, 2024 FIVB BPT Futures Qingshan, China M US$5,000
May 16-19, 2024 FIVB BPT Futures Qingshan, China W US$5,000
May 17-19, 2024 AVP Huntington Beach Heritage Series M&W TBD



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