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Saturday, July 22, 2017
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Players: 9860 7417 17277
Tournaments: 1719 1299 3018
 
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Sherri Holmes 60
Monica Rocha 51
Luis Nacero 51
Jolan Storch 47
Jun Ogawa 47
Jostein Olimstad 44
Albert Baker 42
Annika Svensson 42
Max Backer 41
Sofie Praesthus 40
Tom Lovelace 37
Shinpei Aoki 37
Brahma Furtado 36
Vendula Haragova 36
Goedele Van Cauteren 35
Juliana Felisberta 34
Qilu Elliot 33
Abrudan Moisa Petru 32
Brad Tutton 31
Veronika Opravilova 30
Ana Skarlovnik 27
Martina Bonnerova 26
Cassie Haag 26
Sophie Weber 21
Janis Gysin 20
Sofia Angelova 20
 
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Beach Volleyball History
In 1962
Mike Bright and Mike O'Hara won the Parks & Rec Corona del Mar Open.  It was the 7th win for Mike Bright, the 13th win for Mike O'Hara, and the 7th win for the team.
In 1973
Bob Jackson and Buzz Swartz won the Parks & Rec Corona del Mar Open.  It was the 1st win for Bob Jackson, the 6th win for Buzz Swartz, and the 1st win for the team.
In 1973
Eileen Clancy and Barbara May won the Parks & Rec Santa Barbara Women's Open.  It was the 2nd win for Eileen Clancy, the 1st win for Barbara May, and the 1st win for the team.
In 1979
Matt Gage and Jim Menges won the Parks & Rec Mission Beach Open.  It was the 20th win for Matt Gage, the 38th win for Jim Menges, and the 3rd win for the team.
In 1984
Mike Dodd and Tim Hovland won the AVP Miller High Life Hermosa Beach Open.  It was the 11th win for Mike Dodd, the 12th win for Tim Hovland, and the 11th win for the team.
In 1984
Linda Hanley and Nina Matthies won the Parks & Rec Native Sport and Scott Hawaii Marine Street Open.  It was the 14th win for Linda Hanley, the 24th win for Nina Matthies, and the 13th win for the team.
In 1985
Kathy Gregory and Janice Harrer won the Parks & Rec Laguna Women's Open.  It was the 45th win for Kathy Gregory, the 4th win for Janice Harrer, and the 2nd win for the team.
In 1990
Tim Hovland and Kent Steffes won the AVP Miller Lite Cleveland Open.  It was the 54th win for Tim Hovland, the 5th win for Kent Steffes, and the 1st win for the team.
In 1995
Holly McPeak and Nancy Reno won the FIVB Korea Open.  It was the 22nd win for Holly McPeak, the 19th win for Nancy Reno, and the 7th win for the team.
In 2000
Annett Davis and Jenny Johnson Jordan won the FIVB France Open.  It was the 5th win for Annett Davis, the 5th win for Jenny Johnson Jordan, and the 5th win for the team.
In 2001
Barbra Fontana and Elaine Youngs won the FIVB France Grand Slam.  It was the 19th win for Barbra Fontana, the 13th win for Elaine Youngs, and the 3rd win for the team.
In 2001
Brent Doble and Lee LeGrande won the AVP The Sunkist Open at Belmar.  It was the 3rd win for Brent Doble, the 4th win for Lee LeGrande, and the 3rd win for the team.
In 2001
Mariano Baracetti and Martin Conde won the FIVB France Grand Slam.  It was the 3rd win for Mariano Baracetti, the 5th win for Martin Conde, and the 2nd win for the team.
In 2006
Juliana Felisberta and Larissa Franca won the FIVB St. Petersburg Open.  It was the 12th win for Juliana Felisberta, the 11th win for Larissa Franca, and the 11th win for the team.
In 2007
Pedro Cunha and Franco Neto won the FIVB World Series 13.  It was the 5th win for Pedro Cunha, the 18th win for Franco Neto, and the 1st win for the team.
In 2007
Emanuel Rego and Ricardo Santos won the XV Pan Am Games.  It was the 71st win for Emanuel Rego, the 44th win for Ricardo Santos, and the 28th win for the team.
In 2007
Phil Dalhausser and Todd Rogers won the Bud Light AVP Long Beach Open.  It was the 16th win for Phil Dalhausser, the 28th win for Todd Rogers, and the 15th win for the team.
In 2007
Maria Antonelli and Vanilda Leao won the FIVB Eboli Challenger.  It was the 1st win for Maria Antonelli, the 1st win for Vanilda Leao, and the 1st win for the team.
In 2012
Ekaterina Birlova and Evgeniya Ukolova won the FIVB A1 Grand Slam presented by ERGO.  It was the 1st win for Ekaterina Birlova, the 3rd win for Evgeniya Ukolova, and the 1st win for the team.
In 2012
Jenny Kropp and Whitney Pavlik won the   Jose Cuervo Pro Beach Volleyball Series Hermosa Beach Open.  It was the 11th win for Jenny Kropp, the 11th win for Whitney Pavlik, and the 11th win for the team.
In 2012
Reinder Nummerdor and Richard Schuil won the FIVB A1 Grand Slam presented by ERGO.  It was the 17th win for Reinder Nummerdor, the 18th win for Richard Schuil, and the 17th win for the team.
In 2012
John Hyden and Sean Scott won the   Jose Cuervo Pro Beach Volleyball Series Hermosa Beach Open.  It was the 18th win for John Hyden, the 20th win for Sean Scott, and the 15th win for the team.
In 2017
Kim Behrens and Anni Schumacher won the   Ljubljana Satellite.  It was the 2nd win for Kim Behrens, the 2nd win for Anni Schumacher, and the 1st win for the team.
In 2017
Betsi Flint and Kelley Larsen won the FIVB Ulsan One Star.  It was the 5th win for Betsi Flint, the 5th win for Kelley Larsen, and the 5th win for the team.
In 2017
Anders Mol and Christian Sorum won the CEV Ljubljana Masters.  It was the 4th win for Anders Mol, the 3rd win for Christian Sorum, and the 2nd win for the team.
 
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7/22/2017
Germans Bockermann & Fluggen to play for men’s Olsztyn gold
Olsztyn, Poland, July 22, 2017 - After finishing 41st, 25th and 33rd in their last three FIVB World Tour events, German Olympians Markus Bockermann and Lars Fluggen won three matches here Saturday at the $300,000 Warmia Mazury Olsztyn Open to advance to the gold medal match.
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Brazil and Canada qualify for women’s Olsztyn final
Olsztyn, Poland, July 22, 2017 - Top-seeded Talita Antunes/Larissa Franca of Brazil and third-seeded Melissa Humana-Paredes/Sarah Pavan of Canada won two matches each here Saturday at the $300,000 Warmia Mazury Olsztyn Open to advance to Sunday’s gold medal match.
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Betsi Flint and Kelley Larsen win Ulsan
Ulsan, Korea, July 22, 2017 – Third-seeded Betsi Flint and Kelley Larsen are the champions of the women-only one-star Ulsan stop on the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour 2017! The two Americans, both born in 1992, upset the top seed in the main draw Varapatsorn Radarong and Tanarattha Udomchavee from Thailand with a straight-set win in the grand final at Jinha Beach on Korea’s eastern coast.
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Major upsets in Agadir as women’s semis are determined
Agadir, Morocco, July 22, 2017 – A couple of major upsets occurred during Saturday’s women’s quarterfinals at the Agadir stop on the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour 2017, as teams from Japan, Paraguay, France and Switzerland advanced to Sunday’s semis.
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7/21/2017
Action continues on 3 fronts in Ljubljana as city is wowed by Beach Volleyball
Ljubljana, Slovenia, July 21, 2017. The 2017 CEV Beach Volleyball European Championship Ljubljana Masters & Satellite served up some exciting games, amazing atmosphere and a lot of good volleyball right in the centre of Ljubljana.
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Six countries advance to Olsztyn women’s quarterfinals
Olsztyn, Poland, July 21, 2017 - Eight women’s teams from six countries earned quarterfinal berths here Friday after winning elimination matches at the $300,000 the Warmia Mazury Olsztyn Open as the FIVB World Tour returns to the Lake Ukiel venue for the third-straight season.
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Swiss pairs break men’s seeding in Agadir
Agadir, Morocco, July 21, 2017 – Two Swiss teams managed to break the seeding in the first round of the men’s main draw at the Agadir stop on the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour 2017. Mirco Gerson followed in the footsteps of his younger sister Dunja from earlier on Friday and qualified for Saturday’s quarterfinals at Plage Jour et Nuit on Morocco’s Atlantic coast.
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Eiholzer and Gerson win all-Swiss duel in Agadir
Agadir, Morocco, July 21, 2017 – Second-seeded Nicole Eiholzer and Dunja Gerson survived a late scare in their second set against 15th-seeded Laura Caluori and Elena Steinemann to claim a 2-0 (21-13, 23-21) victory in the all-Swiss duel of the first round in the women’s main draw at the Agadir stop on the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour 2017.
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Ross seeks another World Championship
Long Beach, USA, July 21, 2017 - As one of six FIVB world champions in the women’s field for the 2017 edition of the prestigious event, April Ross is hoping that her big right toe has healed from a dislocation and feels that she and her new America partner Lauren Fendrick have started to "figure some things out" as a team.
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Dynamics feel good for Canadians Pedlow & Schachter
Long Beach, USA, July 21, 2017 - As Sam Schachter stated, "We are getting better and better, and we believe in ourselves!"
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Qualifying Australia & Belarus pairs net Olsztyn pool titles
Olsztyn, Poland, July 21, 2017 - The qualifying teams of Christopher McHugh/Damien Schumann of Australia and Aliaksandr Dziadkou/Aliaksandr Kavalenka of Belarus won matches here Friday morning to claim men’s pool titles at this week’s US$300,000 Warmia Mazury Olsztyn Open.
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Thailand vs. USA in Ulsan Final
Ulsan, Korea, July 21, 2017 – Pairs from Thailand and USA will go face to face in the grand final of the women-only one-star Ulsan stop on the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour 2017. Top-seeded Varapatsorn Radarong and Tanarattha Udomchavee and third-seeded Betsi Flint and Kelley Larsen stayed unbeaten on Korean sand on Friday and will play for the gold at the beautiful Jinha Beach on Saturday.
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7/20/2017
Final Main Draw teams known from Ljubljana qualifiers
Ljubljana, Slovenia, June 20, 2017. The last participants for the main draws of the 2017 CEV Beach Volleyball European Championship in Ljubljana, consisting of a Masters for men & a Satellite for women have become known today.
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News - World Tour back to Morocco after five-season absence
Agadir, Morocco, July 20, 2017 – The last one-star event on the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour 2017 is about to get underway on Friday in Morocco. Almost six years after the men-only Agadir Open took place in October 2011, the World Tour returns to Morocco’s largest seaside resort for its second event in the African country.
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News - Czech Republic Women Lead Olsztyn Winners
Olsztyn, Poland, July 20, 2017 - Three women’s teams from the Czech Republic combined to win five matches here Thursday at the Warmia Mazury Olsztyn Open highlighted by a win by Kristyna Kolocova and Michala Kvapilova over Agatha Bednarczuk and Eduarda "Duda" Lisboa of Brazil, the No. 2-ranked team on the 2017 FIVB World Tour.
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News - Ageless Hyden claims win in Olsztyn
Olsztyn, Poland, July 20, 2017 - At 44-years old, John Hyden was by far the oldest player competing in the $300,000 Warmia Mazury Olsztyn Open here Thursday as the two-time American Volleyball Olympian teamed with a former professional baseball player to win their opening pool play beach volleyball match at the FIVB World Tour event.
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News - Top seed win Thursday’s longest match in Ulsan
Ulsan, Korea, July 20, 2017 – Brazil’s Eunyce Martins Vercosa and Camila Ortiz Habowski, the bottom-seeded team at the women-only one-star Ulsan stop on the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour 2017, put up quite a fight against the #1 team in the main draw, Varapatsorn Radarong and Tanarattha Udomchavee from Thailand, before losing the longest match of the first competition day at Korea’s Jinha Beach.
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News - World Championship schedule updates
Vienna, Austria, July 20, 2017 - The 2017 edition of the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Championships is set to take place on Danube Island in Vienna, Austria from July 28 to August 6, featuring the top 96 men's and women's teams in the world. Pool play will begin at 10.00 local time on Friday, July 28 with matches culminating in the women's finals on Saturday, August 5 and the men's finals on Sunday, August 6.
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Jul 20-22
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Jul 20-22
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Jul 21-23
FIVB Men Agadir, Morocco
 
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Upcoming Tournaments
Dates Tour Tournament Gender Purse
Jul 19-23 FIVB Warmia Mazury Olsztyn Open, Poland M US$150,000
Jul 19-23 FIVB Warmia Mazury Olsztyn Open, Poland W US$150,000
Jul 20-23 AVP Hermosa Beach Open M $79,000
Jul 20-23 AVP Hermosa Beach Open W $79,000
Jul 20-22 CEV Ljubljana Masters, Slovenia M € 25,000
Jul 20-22 CEV C&S Ljubljana Satellite, Slovenia W € 4,000
Jul 20-22 FIVB Ulsan One Star, Korea W US$10,000
Jul 21-23 FIVB Agadir One Star, Morocco M US$10,000
Jul 21-23 FIVB Agadir One Star, Morocco W US$10,000
Jul 27-30 CEV C&S Mersin Satellite, Turkey M € 7,500
Jul 27-30 CEV C&S Mersin Satellite, Turkey W € 7,500
Jul 28-30 FIVB Espinho Two Star, Portugal M US$50,000
Jul 28-Aug 6 FIVB FIVB Beach Volleyball World Championships, Vienna, Austria M US$500,000
Jul 28-Aug 5 FIVB FIVB Beach Volleyball World Championships, Vienna, Austria W US$500,000
Aug 4-6 CEV C&S Satellite Larnaca, Larnaka, Cyprus W € 4,000
Aug 10-13 CEV C&S Satellite Vaduz, Liechtenstein M € 4,000
Aug 10-13 CEV C&S Satellite Vaduz, Liechtenstein W € 4,000
Aug 10-12 NVL NVL Hermosa Beach M&W TBD
Aug 16-20 CEV European Championship Final, Jurmala, Latvia M € 100,000
Aug 16-20 CEV European Championship Final, Jurmala, Latvia W € 100,000
Aug 17-20 AVP Manhattan Beach Open M&W $225,000



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