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Thursday, July 30, 2015
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Players: 9021 6637 15658
Tournaments: 1606 1181 2787
 
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Ole Lachenmeier 52
Bob Samuelson 49
Karina Lins e Silva 49
Ryo Kirinoe 45
Loic Neraudau 44
Bryan Hughes 41
Chris Luers 41
David Badrignans 39
Lluis Badosa 39
Lou Hlebski 38
Fanny Dube 38
Misty May-Treanor 38
Lenka Urbanova 37
Huseyin Koc 36
Cosmin Ghimes 36
Julie Rodrigue 30
Mariana Costa 29
Adam Scates 28
Alexander Walkenhorst 27
Ikram Ettayfi 27
Ksenia Ezhak 26
Javier Monfort 25
Yuesdivia Ruiz 24
Nikol Nikolova 23
Anniina Parkkinen 19
 
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Beach Volleyball History
In 1967
Ron Lang and Ron Von Hagen won the Parks & Rec Manhattan Beach Open.  It was the 31st win for Ron Lang, the 14th win for Ron Von Hagen, and the 10th win for the team.
In 1972
Bob Clem and Matt Gage won the Parks & Rec Laguna Beach Open.  It was the 9th win for Bob Clem, the 5th win for Matt Gage, and the 1st win for the team.
In 1978
Andy Fishburn and Fred Sturm won the Parks & Rec Laguna Beach Open.  It was the 4th win for Andy Fishburn, the 6th win for Fred Sturm, and the 4th win for the team.
In 1978
Kathy Gregory and Miki McFadden won the Parks & Rec Orville and Wilbur's Rosecrans Open.  It was the 21st win for Kathy Gregory, the 15th win for Miki McFadden, and the 14th win for the team.
In 1989
Patty Dodd and Jackie Silva won the WPVA Michelob Light Huntington Beach Open.  It was the 11th win for Patty Dodd, the 26th win for Jackie Silva, and the 10th win for the team.
In 1989
Mike Dodd and Tim Hovland won the AVP Miller Lite Rochester Open.  It was the 52nd win for Mike Dodd, the 49th win for Tim Hovland, and the 48th win for the team.
In 1989
Sinjin Smith and Randy Stoklos won the FIVB Italian Open.  It was the 106th win for Sinjin Smith, the 82nd win for Randy Stoklos, and the 81st win for the team.
In 1992
Paulao Moreira and Paulo Emilio Silva won the FIVB Japan Open.  It was the 1st win for Paulao Moreira, the 1st win for Paulo Emilio Silva, and the 1st win for the team.
In 1995
Mike Dodd and Mike Whitmarsh won the AVP Miller Lite Seal Beach Open.  It was the 70th win for Mike Dodd, the 12th win for Mike Whitmarsh, and the 11th win for the team.
In 2000
Adam Johnson and Karch Kiraly won the Paul Mitchell AVP Virginia Beach Open.  It was the 44th win for Adam Johnson, the 141st win for Karch Kiraly, and the 16th win for the team.
In 2000
Ze Marco de Melo and Ricardo Santos won the FIVB Portugal Open.  It was the 26th win for Ze Marco de Melo, the 11th win for Ricardo Santos, and the 11th win for the team.
In 2005
Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh Jennings won the FIVB Beach Volleyball Paris-Ile de France Grand Slam.  It was the 46th win for Misty May-Treanor, the 43rd win for Kerri Walsh Jennings, and the 41st win for the team.
In 2006
Marcio Araujo and Fabio Luiz Magalhaes won the FIVB Henkel Grand Chelem.  It was the 15th win for Marcio Araujo, the 7th win for Fabio Luiz Magalhaes, and the 7th win for the team.
In 2006
Emiel Boersma and Mathijs Mast won the FIVB Cyprus Challenger.  It was the 1st win for Emiel Boersma, the 1st win for Mathijs Mast, and the 1st win for the team.
In 2006
Hannes Brinkborg and Mattias Magnusson won the FIVB Casablanca Satellite.  It was the 1st win for Hannes Brinkborg, the 1st win for Mattias Magnusson, and the 1st win for the team.
In 2006
Michal Kadziola and Jakub Szalankiewicz won the   CEV U18 European Championships.  It was the 1st win for Michal Kadziola, the 1st win for Jakub Szalankiewicz, and the 1st win for the team.
In 2006
Danielle Remmers and Michelle Stiekema won the   CEV U18 European Championships.  It was the 1st win for Danielle Remmers, the 1st win for Michelle Stiekema, and the 1st win for the team.
In 2011
Piotr Kantor and Bartosz Losiak won the   2011 CEV U20 European Championship.  It was the 4th win for Piotr Kantor, the 4th win for Bartosz Losiak, and the 4th win for the team.
In 2011
Lena Plesiutschnig and Katharina Schutzenhofer won the   2011 CEV U20 European Championship.  It was the 1st win for Lena Plesiutschnig, the 1st win for Katharina Schutzenhofer, and the 1st win for the team.
In 2011
Juliana Felisberta and Larissa Franca won the FIVB Mazuri Orlen Grand Slam.  It was the 44th win for Juliana Felisberta, the 44th win for Larissa Franca, and the 43rd win for the team.
 
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7/29/2015
Schwaiger/Hansel keep on rolling, German teams with another clean sweep
Klagenfurt, Austria, July 29, 2015. It wasn’t exactly what the organisers were hoping for as on Wednesday the rain started pouring down already in the morning hours in Klagenfurt but this did not prevent the fans from flocking to Austria’s largest sandbox and some teams from speeding up their run towards the elimination phase of the 2015 CEV Beach Volleyball European Championship – Final.
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‘Lion King’ entertains Klagenfurt centre court, perfect record for Italian duos
Klagenfurt, Austria, July 29, 2015. The opening day of the men’s competition at Austria’s largest sandbox did not provide any major sensations. The top seeds claimed their respective matches and this way asserted their intention to vie for the medals that will be at stake on Sunday, August 2 when the winners of the 2015 CEV Beach Volleyball European Championship Final will be crowned.
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Boy-next-door Clemens Wickler enjoys ‘senior’ European debut
Klagenfurt, Austria, July 29, 2015. About a week ago Clemens Wickler could hardly imagine he would have travelled to Klagenfurt to participate in the real highlight of the 2015 Beach Volleyball season. The 21-year old German, with the face of the ‘boy next door’, has now made it to the world’s Beach Volleyball ‘Mecca’ and he could not ask for a better debut alongside 2011 European silver medallist and 2013 world bronze medal winner Jonathan Erdmann.
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Self-funding, passion, enthusiasm and self-belief – Sheaf and Gregory on a mission to further grow Beach Volleyball in the UK
Klagenfurt, Austria, July 29, 2015. Jake Sheaf and Chris Gregory are the only team from England – and actually from the UK – that is currently touring the world and pursuing a professional career in Beach Volleyball.
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Getting to know: Austria’s hopeful Nadine Strauss
Klagenfurt, Austria, July 29, 2015. Austria’s Nadine Strauss is one of the youngest players competing at this year’s CEV Beach Volleyball European Championship Final in Klagenfurt. Just 19 years old, Strauss was one of Austria's most successful players in recent years.
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After sensational European Games silver medal Kathi and Lena keep on growing…
Klagenfurt, Austria, July 28, 2015. Though they feel no pressure and right now they simply enjoy performing at home, Katharina Schützenhöfer and Lena Plesiutschnig already made it to the next level a few weeks ago as they cruised to a fairly surprising silver medal at the Baku 2015 European Games in Azerbaijan.
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ASICS World Series of Beach Volleyball Entries Finalized
Lausanne, Switzerland, July 29, 2015 - The entries for the third annual ASICS World Series of Beach Volleyball in the United States have been finalized with 137 teams from 34 countries signing up for the US$800,000 FIVB World Tour event to be played August 17-23 in southern California.
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7/28/2015
All eyes on home heroes Doppler/Horst as men’s tournament starts Wednesday in Austria’s largest sandbox
Klagenfurt, Austria, July 28, 2015. Austria’s Clemens Doppler and Alexander Horst have been one of the most consistent teams in 2015. Just last weekend they took the bronze medal at the FIVB Grand Slam in Yokohama, Japan where they finished as the best European tandem in the competition.
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Opening day brings happy start for Austrian and German tandems
Klagenfurt, Austria, July 28, 2015. The 2015 CEV Beach Volleyball European Championship Final got underway on Tuesday in Klagenfurt with the first round of pool matches for the women’s competition. The many fans that already found their way to Austria’s largest sandbox got something to celebrate as three of the four home teams were off to a good start.
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Mom Tsiartsiani is back combining the two loves of her life…
Klagenfurt, Austria, July 28, 2015. Three years ago Maria Tsiartsiani and Vasiliki Arvaniti played Marleen van Iersel and her former partner Sanne Keizer in the gold medal match of the European Championship held back then in Scheveningen. On Tuesday, right on the opening day of the 2015 CEV Beach Volleyball European Championship Final in Klagenfurt, three of these players crossed their ways again and delivered one of the most exciting matches at the side courts.
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The Beach Volleyball party of the year has started!
Klagenfurt, Austria, July 28, 2015. The Beach Volleyball party of the year has finally started! On Tuesday morning a large number of journalists came together in the always fancy VIP room of Austria’s largest sandbox to listen to the voice of the local organisers and of some teams that are expected to ‘shine’ this week on the shores of the Wörthersee.
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    Jul 28-Aug 1 CEV 2015 CEV Beach Volleyball European Championship Final, Klagenfurt, Austria W € 100,000
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    Aug 12-16 CEV C&S 2015 CEV Beach Volleyball European Timisoara Satellite, Romania W € 7,500
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