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Sunday, October 2, 2022
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Players: 12080 9213 21293
Tournaments: 1996 1566 3562
 
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Jeff Robertson 55
Tom Kapron 54
Carlos Antezana 52
Neringa Susinskyte 51
Istvan Somodi 50
Weng Kin Lam 49
Jesper Hansen 47
Junko Suzuki 45
Ryan Stuntz 42
Patrick Bolton 41
Koko Darkuncoro 41
David Bailey 40
Leonel Gomes 40
Davilson Martins 38
Efstathiou Konstantinos 38
Karina Cardozo 37
Claire Tucker 36
Marco Daalmeijer 35
Boon Lee 34
B Sinehapriya 34
Ivan Zaytsev 34
Joana Heidrich 31
Smith Swords 30
Anthony Pippen 30
Tereza Vankova 29
Abdulazeez Adamu 29
Sheldon Descartes 28
Lau Ee Shan 26
Lia Fortunati 26
Tomas Schilling 25
Bella Kuechenberg 23
Yahli Ashush 20
Ioana Radu 19
Rafael Munguambe 18
Kaja Flatekval 18
Katerina Pavelkova 17
Anna Pavelkova 17
 
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Beach Volleyball History
In 1994
Barbra Fontana and Lori Forsythe won the WPVA Reebok Best of the Beach .  It was the 5th win for Barbra Fontana, the 9th win for Lori Forsythe, and the 4th win for the team.
In 2005
Todd Rogers and Sean Scott won the AVP Honolulu Best of the Beach Presented by Paul Mitchell.  It was the 12th win for Todd Rogers, the 5th win for Sean Scott, and the 4th win for the team.
In 2005
Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh Jennings won the AVP Honolulu Best of the Beach Presented by Paul Mitchell.  It was the 51st win for Misty May-Treanor, the 47th win for Kerri Walsh Jennings, and the 45th win for the team.
In 2010
Alexander Likholetov and Evgeniy Romashkin won the FIVB BSNL Chennai Challenger.  It was the 2nd win for Alexander Likholetov, the 2nd win for Evgeniy Romashkin, and the 2nd win for the team.
In 2010
Jana Kohler and Kira Walkenhorst won the FIVB BSNL Chennai Challenger.  It was the 6th win for Jana Kohler, the 1st win for Kira Walkenhorst, and the 1st win for the team.
In 2011
Aldo Miramontes and Juan Virgen won the NORCECA Norceca Beach Volleyball Circuit Puerto Vallarta.  It was the 14th win for Aldo Miramontes, the 14th win for Juan Virgen, and the 14th win for the team.
In 2011
Bibiana Candelas and Mayra Garcia won the NORCECA Norceca Beach Volleyball Circuit Puerto Vallarta.  It was the 7th win for Bibiana Candelas, the 7th win for Mayra Garcia, and the 7th win for the team.
In 2022
Anders Mol and Christian Sorum won the FIVB Paris Elite 16.  It was the 26th win for Anders Mol, the 24th win for Christian Sorum, and the 23rd win for the team.
In 2022
Raisa Schoon and Katja Stam won the FIVB Paris Elite 16.  It was the 4th win for Raisa Schoon, the 2nd win for Katja Stam, and the 2nd win for the team.
 
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10/2/2022
Graudina-Samoilova, Stam-Schoon both record momentous wins in reaching Paris final
On how many occasions had Tina Graudina and Anastasija Samoilova played Brazilians Eduarda 'Duda' Lisboa and Ana Patricia Ramos without a win? Four? Five? Six? Graudina didn’t know. And, at any rate, what did the record matter, anyway? “We were always so close to beating them so there was no pressure for us,” said Graudina, who had played Duda and Ana Patricia five times throughout her career heading into this weekend’s Paris Elite16.

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Christian Sorum, Anders Mol, and the scariest two words in volleyball: 'We're back'
Just moments after securing an uninterrupted dismantling of Chile’s Marco and Esteban Grimalt in the semifinals of the Paris Elite16, Christian Sorum spoke what might just be the two most terrifying words in beach volleyball: “We’re back.” It’s been a strange summer for Sorum and his all-world partner, Anders Mol.

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10/1/2022
Canadians to meet in Punta Cana Women’s semifinals
PUNTA CANA, Dominican Republic, October 1, 2022.- The two Canadian women duos of Amanda Harnett and Marie-Alex Bélanger, and Lea Monkhouse alongside Molley McBain kept their winning streak and will meet in Sunday’s semifinals of the fourth stop of the 2022 NORCECA Beach Volleyball Tour in Punta Cana.

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Dominicans Martinez and De Jesus advance to semifinals in Punta Cana
PUNTA CANA, Dominican Republic, October 1, 2022.- Oscar Jose Martinez and Francisco De Jesus of Dominican Republic advanced to the Men’s semifinals of the fourth stop of the 2022 NORCECA Beach Volleyball Tour of Punta Cana in a comeback win over Franklyn Flores and Armando Guatemala of El Salvador 2-1 (18-21, 21-10, 15-12).

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Brouwer-Meeuwsen looking to get over 'haunting' miss in Hamburg with gold in Paris
Nearly two months later, Alex Brouwer still can’t forget about it. “I had one match point on the left side,” Brouwer said, referencing the epic 18-21, 21-16, 27-29 Hamburg Elite16 finals against Bartosz Losiak and Michal Bryl. “And it’s still haunting me.” Those demons were, at the very least, partly exorcised on Friday afternoon in Paris.

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Cheng-Flint, Nuss-Kloth emerge from Pool C to continue run in Paris Elite16
Let’s rewind the tape, shall we? Run it back. Only this time, let’s take arguably the best rivalry on the AVP Tour – Kelly Cheng and Betsi Flint vs. Kristen Nuss and Taryn Kloth – and move it from the Footprint Center in Phoenix, Arizona, and drop it onto an even bigger stage: The Paris Elite16, home to the finest beach volleyball not just in the United States, but the world.

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9/30/2022
Canadian Women open Punta Cana strong
PUNTA CANA, Dominican Republic, September 30, 2022.- Canadian women duos of Lea Monkhouse and Molley McBain in pool A and Amanda Harnett with Marie-Alex Bélanger in pool D opened strong the fourth stage of the NORCECA Beach Volleyball Tour in Punta Cana, winning their two matches.

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Canada, Cuba, USA and Dominicans advance in Men’s Punta Cana Beach
PUNTA CANA, Dominican Republic, September 30, 2022.- Duos of Canada, Cuba, United States, and the Dominican Republic advance to play-offs winning their pools at the Punta Cana Beach Volleyball Tournament, the 4th stage of the 2022 NORCECA Beach Tour. Dominicans Oscar Martinez and Francisco De Jesus Goris took pool A dominating Daryl Franklyn/Asmond Franklyn of St. Vincent and the Grenadines 2-0 (21-16, 21-6) and Adrian Constant/Jahsun Josin of Antigua and Barbuda 2-0 (21-6, 21-15).

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The NORCECA Beach Volleyball Tour begins successfully in Punta Cana
Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, September 30, 2022.- The fourth stop of the NORCECA Beach Volleyball Tour kicked off with resounding success at Punta Cana Beach in the eastern part of the Dominican Republic. In the women's branch, Canada was 4-0, Dominican Republic 1-2, Costa Rica 0-1, Mexico 3-1, Jamaica 1-1, El Salvador 0-1, Virgin Islands 0-1, Grand Cayman 0-1, Guatemala 0-1 and United States 2-0.

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Switzerland, Brazil out to dominant starts at the Paris Elite16
The most lopsided score of the Paris Elite16 thus far – Nina Brunner and Tanja Huberli’s 21-6 second set victory over France’s Lezana Placette and Alexia Richard – is also something of a strange one, not only because of the vast difference in points scored, but because of how deceiving it is for what was actually happening on the court.

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Paris Elite 16 Pool B: The pool of brotherly love
Pool B in this weekend’s Paris Elite16 is both metaphorically and literally a family affair. Of the four teams in the pool, two – Norway’s Anders Mol and Christian Sorum, and Hendrik Mol and Mathias Berntsen – include actual brothers, with the elder, Hendrik, battling with his World Championship-winning brother, Anders.

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9/29/2022
Fourth Stop of the NORCECA Beach Tour kicks off on Friday
PUNTA CANA, Dominican Republic, September 29, 2022.- The fourth stop of the 2022 NORCECA Beach Volleyball Tour kicks off on Friday in Punta Cana with 32 participating teams from 17 countries. A total of sixteen teams per gender, divided into pools of four, confirmed their registration during the general technical meeting chaired by NORCECA President Cristóbal Marte Hoffiz, divided in four pools.

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Beach stars stoked to play at Roland Garros
As the Paris Elite16 tournament on the Volleyball World Beach Pro Tour got underway in the French capital, some of the stars of the sport shared their excitement about competing at the iconic Roland Garros stadium, a venue well known among sports fans across the world as the home to one of tennis’s four Grand Slam events, and about playing in the city they hope to return to in two years vying for Olympic honours.

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Sep 28-Oct 2, 2022 FIVB Paris Elite 16, France M US$150,000
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Oct 13-16, 2022 FIVB Maldives Challenge, Sun Island M US$75,000
Oct 13-16, 2022 FIVB Maldives Challenge, Sun Island W US$75,000
Oct 17-20, 2022 FIVB Cairo Challenge, Egypt M US$75,000
Oct 17-20, 2022 FIVB Cairo Challenge, Egypt W US$75,000
Oct 22-25, 2022 FIVB Dubai 1st Challenge, United Arab Emirates M US$75,000
Oct 22-25, 2022 FIVB Dubai 1st Challenge, United Arab Emirates W US$75,000
Oct 27-30, 2022 FIVB Dubai 2nd Challenge, United Arab Emirates M US$75,000
Oct 27-30, 2022 FIVB Dubai 2nd Challenge, United Arab Emirates W US$75,000
Oct 27-30, 2022 FIVB Sohar Futures, Oman M US$5,000
Nov 2-6, 2022 FIVB Cape Town Elite 16, South Africa M US$150,000
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