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Tuesday, August 20, 2019
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Players: 10880 8317 19197
Tournaments: 1861 1444 3305
 
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Mike Dodd 62
Vladimir Bouralev 57
Lars Garder 57
Quinteen Van der Vrie 55
Jody Holden 51
Shingo Sakai 50
Ana Freitas 49
Gary Gerns 48
Samo Bacvic 46
Colin Kaslow 44
Suzanne Himbeck 44
Eun-Kyoung Lee 42
Mark Lau 42
Brandy Kosty 41
Melissa Burrowes 40
Adrian Fernandez 39
Takemi Nishibori 38
Stacie Jones 35
Colleen Kelly 34
Tom Lord 33
Jake Kelly 32
Sittichai Sangkhachot 32
Rodrigo Bernat 32
Douglas Battersby 28
Carolina Horta 27
Kenny Moehrig 26
Tijs de Tombe 26
Ieva Kazuraityte 26
Gustavo "Guto" Carvalhaes 26
Robert Virlan 24
Sedtawat Padsawud 24
Chaowei Zhou 23
Kresimir Karaula 23
Nathan Fullerton 22
Camila Romero 22
Reimo Reimand 21
Ethan Elkins 21
Daniel Gruvaeus 20
Ignas Mazuras 19
Patricia Maros 19
Constantinos Skordis 18
Callahan Hefner 16
 
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Beach Volleyball History
In 1961
Mike Bright and Mike O'Hara won the Parks & Rec Will Rogers State Beach Open.  It was the 5th win for Mike Bright, the 11th win for Mike O'Hara, and the 5th win for the team.
In 1967
Mike Bright and Ernie Suwara won the Parks & Rec Corona del Mar Open.  It was the 16th win for Mike Bright, the 3rd win for Ernie Suwara, and the 2nd win for the team.
In 1972
Matt Gage and Ron Von Hagen won the Parks & Rec Will Rogers State Beach Open.  It was the 7th win for Matt Gage, the 48th win for Ron Von Hagen, and the 2nd win for the team.
In 1978
Andy Fishburn and Fred Sturm won the Parks & Rec Lake Tahoe Open.  It was the 5th win for Andy Fishburn, the 7th win for Fred Sturm, and the 5th win for the team.
In 1978
Linda Hanley and Maya Thiene won the Parks & Rec Hermosa Beach Open.  It was the 1st win for Linda Hanley, the 1st win for Maya Thiene, and the 1st win for the team.
In 1989
Mike Dodd and Tim Hovland won the AVP Miller Lite Seattle Open.  It was the 53rd win for Mike Dodd, the 50th win for Tim Hovland, and the 49th win for the team.
In 1989
Linda Chisholm and Janice Harrer won the WPVA U.S. Open.  It was the 21st win for Linda Chisholm, the 15th win for Janice Harrer, and the 4th win for the team.
In 1995
Holly McPeak and Nancy Reno won the WPVA Bally Total Fitness National Championships.  It was the 26th win for Holly McPeak, the 23rd win for Nancy Reno, and the 11th win for the team.
In 2000
Nancy Reno and Elaine Youngs won the BVA Long Beach Open.  It was the 38th win for Nancy Reno, the 10th win for Elaine Youngs, and the 1st win for the team.
In 2000
Jose Loiola and Emanuel Rego won the Paul Mitchell AVP U.S. Open of Beach Volleyball.  It was the 49th win for Jose Loiola, the 36th win for Emanuel Rego, and the 19th win for the team.
In 2000
Patrick Heuscher and Stefan Kobel won the FIVB Lausanne Satellite.  It was the 2nd win for Patrick Heuscher, the 3rd win for Stefan Kobel, and the 2nd win for the team.
In 2000
Lenka Hajeckova and Marika Teknedzjanova won the   CEV U23 European Championships.  It was the 1st win for Lenka Hajeckova, the 1st win for Marika Teknedzjanova, and the 1st win for the team.
In 2000
David Klemperer and Jonas Reckermann won the   CEV U23 European Championships.  It was the 1st win for David Klemperer, the 1st win for Jonas Reckermann, and the 1st win for the team.
In 2005
Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh Jennings won the AVP Manhattan Beach Open Presented by Bud Light.  It was the 48th win for Misty May-Treanor, the 45th win for Kerri Walsh Jennings, and the 43rd win for the team.
In 2005
Lina Yanchulova and Petia Yanchulova won the FIVB Liechtenstein Satellite.  It was the 3rd win for Lina Yanchulova, the 3rd win for Petia Yanchulova, and the 3rd win for the team.
In 2006
Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh Jennings won the AVP Brooklyn Open presented by Cushman & Wakefield.  It was the 65th win for Misty May-Treanor, the 61st win for Kerri Walsh Jennings, and the 59th win for the team.
In 2006
Patrick Heuscher and Stefan Kobel won the FIVB Vaduz Satellite.  It was the 8th win for Patrick Heuscher, the 9th win for Stefan Kobel, and the 8th win for the team.
In 2006
Jennifer Eckardt and Julia Sude won the   CEV U20 European Championships.  It was the 1st win for Jennifer Eckardt, the 1st win for Julia Sude, and the 1st win for the team.
In 2006
Jonathan Erdmann and Stefan Windscheif won the   CEV U20 European Championships.  It was the 1st win for Jonathan Erdmann, the 1st win for Stefan Windscheif, and the 1st win for the team.
In 2011
Chen Xue and Xi Zhang won the FIVB Paf Open.  It was the 8th win for Chen Xue, the 8th win for Xi Zhang, and the 8th win for the team.
In 2017
Phil Dalhausser and Nick Lucena won the AVP Manhattan Beach Open.  It was the 90th win for Phil Dalhausser, the 19th win for Nick Lucena, and the 16th win for the team.
In 2017
Emily Day and Brittany Hochevar won the AVP Manhattan Beach Open.  It was the 15th win for Emily Day, the 5th win for Brittany Hochevar, and the 4th win for the team.
In 2017
Daniele Lupo and Paolo Nicolai won the CEV European Championship Final.  It was the 6th win for Daniele Lupo, the 8th win for Paolo Nicolai, and the 6th win for the team.
In 2017
Nadja Glenzke and Julia Grossner won the CEV European Championship Final.  It was the 2nd win for Nadja Glenzke, the 5th win for Julia Grossner, and the 1st win for the team.
 
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8/19/2019
Busy week on tap for FIVB World Tour
Lausanne, Switzerland, August 19, 2019 - With three weeks of events left on the 2018-2019 international beach volleyball calendar, the FIVB World Tour prepares for its busiest week of the season with tournaments on three continents in four countries.
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8/18/2019
Samoilovs & Smedins defend Moscow title
Moscow, Russia, August 18, 2019 – Aleksandrs Samoilovs & Janis Smedins defended their 2018 title of the Moscow four-star event on the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour.
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Heidrich & Verge-Depre claim first World Tour gold as team
Moscow, Russia, August 18, 2019 – Joana Heidrich & Anouk Verge-Depre are the new champions of the Moscow four-star event on the 2019 FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour.
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Knokke-Heist, August 18, 2019 – Jérémy Silvestre and Timothée Platre marked their FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour debut as a pair at the Knokke-Heist 1-Star tournament by winning gold on Sunday.
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8/17/2019
Alison & Alvaro Filho to play Samoilovs & Smedins for Moscow gold
Moscow, Russia, August 17, 2019 – Second-seeded Alison Cerutti & Alvaro Morais Filho of Brazil will face Aleksandrs Samoilovs & Janis Smedins (seed #18) of Latvia in Sunday’s men’s gold medal match at the Moscow four-star stop on the 2019 FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour.
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Shustrov and Gusev ready to spoil hosts’ party in Knokke Heist
Knokke-Heist, August 17, 2019 – Pavel Shustrov and Alexey Gusev will try to end the hopes of Anshel Ver Eecke and Tim Lemmens - Belgium’s last remaining team in the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour Knokke-Heist 1-Star tournament – when they meet in the semifinals on Sunday.
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Galindo sisters out to stop top seeds in Knokke-Heist
Knokke-Heist, August 17, 2019 –Andrea Galindo and Claudia Galindo will face top seeds Emi van Driel and Raïsa Schoon in the Knokke-Heist 1-Star semifinals on Sunday and in doing so try to stop them from winning a third FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour gold medal in 2019.
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Brazilian qualifiers reach women’s final at Moscow
Moscow, Russia, August 17, 2019 – Brazil’s Taiana Lima & Talita Da Rocha Antunes (seed #17), who came into the main draw from Wednesday’s qualifications, and Switzerland’s Joana Heidrich & Anouk Verge-Depre (#15) will play in Sunday’s big final of the Moscow four-star stop on the 2019 FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour.
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Borger & Sude reminisce about Rome experiences in anticipation of World Tour Finals
Moscow, Russia, August 17, 2019 – Karla Borger & Julia Sude, currently the highest ranked German women’s pair, are keen on going back to Rome for the 2019 FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour Finals next month.
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8/16/2019
News - Samoilovs & Smedins stun Russian world champs on Moscow ground
Moscow, Russia, August 16, 2019 – Aleksandrs Samoilovs & Janis Smedins delivered Friday’s biggest upset at the Moscow four-star stop on the 2019 FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour, knocking the reigning world champions and number one seed in the tournament, Viacheslav Krasilnikov & Oleg Stoyanovskiy, out of the last eight on their home ground in the Russian capital.
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Cools and Van Den Vonder give 1-Star Knokke-Heist fans plenty to cheer
Knokke-Heist, August 16, 2019 – Sarah Cools and Lisa Van Den Vonder guaranteed that there would be one host team in the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour Knokke-Heist 1-Star tournament when they won both their matches on the opening day of the main draw on Friday.
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Ver Eecke and Lemmens enjoy home comforts at Knokke-Heist 1-Star
Knokke-Heist, August 16, 2019 – Anshel Ver Eecke and Tim Lemmens sent the home crowd into raptures of delight as they made a winning start at the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour Knokke-Heist 1-Star tournament on Friday.
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Menegatti and Sponcil celebrate birthdays with Moscow quarterfinal spots
Moscow, Russia, August 16, 2019 – Eight pairs earned their spots in Saturday’s women’s quarterfinals of the Moscow four-star stop on the 2019 FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour and two of the players, Italy’s Marta Menegatti and USA’s Sarah Sponcil did so on their birthdays.
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World champs ready to peak again at World Tour Finals
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Grimson and Palmer march on to Knokke-Heist main draw
Knokke-Heist, Belgium, August 15, 2019 – Jess Grimson and Victoria Palmer made it through qualifying for the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour Knokke-Heist 1-Star on Thursday, one of four teams per gender to reach pool play that begins on Friday.
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8/15/2019
Manhattan Beach Open: Main Draw
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Qualifiers Guto & Saymon win two tie-breakers in Moscow main draw
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Birthday girl wins twice to top Moscow pool
Moscow, Russia, August 15, 2019 – Legendary American Kerri Walsh Jennings, who celebrates her 41st birthday on Thursday playing at the Moscow four-star stop on the 2019 FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour, and her partner Brooke Sweat also celebrated two victories on the sand to become one of eight women’s teams to top their pools and advance straight to the second knockout round.
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Newly-crowned European champs hope for World Tour success next
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