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Saturday, May 27, 2017
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Players: 9735 7271 17006
Tournaments: 1699 1273 2972
 
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Hanspeter Sacher 57
Karl Ottman 53
Nikolay Grigorov 51
Sergey Sayfulin 49
Nadege Belle Perat 40
Cristine "Saka" Santanna 38
Luciana Pierangeli 37
Sara Ravindhar Reddy 37
Keith Busam 37
Robert Branum 37
Ella Harley 36
Mathias Prohaska 35
Oleg Nikolaev 35
Stephanie Haskell 34
Ozkan Hayirli 33
Taiana Lima 33
Eve Dansereau 33
Siarhei Kazantsau 32
Erin Dunne 31
Jingrong Ma 30
Danou L. Diane 30
Alexander Kammermeier 30
Arnop Prigbangkhem 27
Vahid Nikoufar 26
Nanna Dahl 26
Pigi Anna Metheniti 25
Holly Reschke 25
Denyse Mutatsimpundu 24
Kyle Willis 24
Francesco De Luigi 22
Natalia Blizmanova 20
Petar Dirlic 20
Daja Gorisek 19
Sofia Bisgaard 15
 
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Beach Volleyball History
In 1973
Matt Gage and Bill Imwalle won the Parks & Rec Santa Cruz Open.  It was the 9th win for Matt Gage, the 3rd win for Bill Imwalle, and the 3rd win for the team.
In 1979
Karch Kiraly and Sinjin Smith won the Parks & Rec Santa Cruz Open.  It was the 1st win for Karch Kiraly, the 2nd win for Sinjin Smith, and the 1st win for the team.
In 1984
John Hanley and Jon Stevenson won the AVP Jose Cuervo Santa Cruz.  It was the 5th win for John Hanley, the 5th win for Jon Stevenson, and the 4th win for the team.
In 1984
Linda Hanley and Nina Matthies won the Parks & Rec Cole of California Open.  It was the 9th win for Linda Hanley, the 19th win for Nina Matthies, and the 8th win for the team.
In 1990
Brent Frohoff and Karch Kiraly won the AVP Miller Lite Venice Open.  It was the 12th win for Brent Frohoff, the 36th win for Karch Kiraly, and the 5th win for the team.
In 2001
Dain Blanton and Eric Fonoimoana won the BVA VolleyHut.com Oceanside Invitational.  It was the 6th win for Dain Blanton, the 7th win for Eric Fonoimoana, and the 5th win for the team.
In 2001
Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh Jennings won the BVA VolleyHut.com Oceanside Invitational.  It was the 6th win for Misty May-Treanor, the 1st win for Kerri Walsh Jennings, and the 1st win for the team.
In 2006
Marcio Araujo and Fabio Luiz Magalhaes won the FIVB China Open.  It was the 12th win for Marcio Araujo, the 4th win for Fabio Luiz Magalhaes, and the 4th win for the team.
In 2007
Ania Ruiz and Yamileska Yantin won the NORCECA Port of Spain.  It was the 2nd win for Ania Ruiz, the 2nd win for Yamileska Yantin, and the 1st win for the team.
In 2007
Marcio Araujo and Fabio Luiz Magalhaes won the FIVB Italian Open Presented by Abruzzo.  It was the 16th win for Marcio Araujo, the 8th win for Fabio Luiz Magalhaes, and the 8th win for the team.
In 2007
Talita Antunes and Renata Ribeiro won the FIVB Singapore Open.  It was the 3rd win for Talita Antunes, the 3rd win for Renata Ribeiro, and the 3rd win for the team.
In 2007
Phil Dalhausser and Todd Rogers won the AVP Louisville Open.  It was the 15th win for Phil Dalhausser, the 27th win for Todd Rogers, and the 14th win for the team.
In 2007
Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh Jennings won the AVP Louisville Open.  It was the 74th win for Misty May-Treanor, the 71st win for Kerri Walsh Jennings, and the 68th win for the team.
In 2012
John Hyden and Sean Scott won the   Jose Cuervo Pro Beach Volleyball Series Florida Open.  It was the 17th win for John Hyden, the 19th win for Sean Scott, and the 14th win for the team.
In 2012
Clemens Doppler and Alexander Horst won the   2012 CEV Beach Volleyball Satellite Baden presented by Sport.Land. NÖ & Autohaus Bierbaum.  It was the 3rd win for Clemens Doppler, the 1st win for Alexander Horst, and the 1st win for the team.
In 2012
Pedro Cunha and Ricardo Santos won the FIVB Patria Direct Prague Open.  It was the 10th win for Pedro Cunha, the 56th win for Ricardo Santos, and the 4th win for the team.
In 2012
Lombardo Ontiveros and Juan Virgen won the NORCECA Norceca Beach Volleyball Circuit Toluca.  It was the 2nd win for Lombardo Ontiveros, the 15th win for Juan Virgen, and the 1st win for the team.
In 2012
Jenny Kropp and Whitney Pavlik won the   Jose Cuervo Pro Beach Volleyball Series Florida Open.  It was the 8th win for Jenny Kropp, the 8th win for Whitney Pavlik, and the 8th win for the team.
In 2012
Bibiana Candelas and Mayra Garcia won the NORCECA Norceca Beach Volleyball Circuit Toluca.  It was the 9th win for Bibiana Candelas, the 9th win for Mayra Garcia, and the 9th win for the team.
 
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5/25/2017
Russians seeking Moscow gold
Moscow, Russia, May 25, 2017 - With an international Beach Volleyball event returning here next week for 10th-straight season and 12th-time since the start of the sanctioned FIVB competition in 1987, host Russia will be looking for its fifth men’s and third women’s gold medals at a World Tour event featuring the planet’s “elite” competitors.
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5/24/2017
2017 FIVB World Tour update after FIVB Rio 4-Star event
Lausanne, Switzerland, May 24, 2017 — The FIVB held their seventh event of the 2017 FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour calendar last week at the Rio de Janerio 4-Star event, as the Tour returned to Brazil.
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5/23/2017
Return to Moscow features “new” FIVB World Tour partnerships
Moscow, Russia, May 23, 2017 - When the FIVB World Tour returns to the Russian capital here next week for the 10th-straight season, the US$150,000 event will feature several “new” partnerships when Moscow hosts the sixth double gender event on the 2017 international Beach Volleyball calenda.
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Rimser/Plesiutschnig gain motivation heading into Vienna 2017
Lausanne, Switzerland, May 23, 2017 – Austrians Cornelia Rimser and Lena Pletsiutschnig relished their first successful mission as partners when they took the bronze podium spot at the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour in Langkawi, Malaysia.
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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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