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Friday, August 17, 2018
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Darmi Sudarmi 52
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Dif Nadjib 40
Jani Saisa 40
Jeff Wootton 36
Luca Foschini 36
Iuliana Elena Farcas 36
Samaa Miyagawa 35
Isabelle Pahlsson 34
Wang Pan 34
Janis Straume 32
Daniela Loureiro 31
Daniela Hradecka 29
Casey Santamaria 28
Chris Flood 27
Lizi Cambula 24
Antti Ropponen 23
Allie Elson 22
Rajahl Moxey 22
Kaewta Noramart 21
Kseniia Timofeeva 21
Ieva Petrova 19
Francesca Gettings 19
Immanuel Zurcher 18
 
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Beach Volleyball History
In 1963
Mike Bright and Mike O'Hara won the Parks & Rec Manhattan Beach Open.  It was the 10th win for Mike Bright, the 17th win for Mike O'Hara, and the 10th win for the team.
In 1975
Greg Lee and Jim Menges won the Parks & Rec Winston Manhattan Beach Open.  It was the 12th win for Greg Lee, the 12th win for Jim Menges, and the 10th win for the team.
In 1980
Andy Fishburn and Dane Selznick won the Parks & Rec Santa Monica Sports and Arts Festival Open.  It was the 11th win for Andy Fishburn, the 8th win for Dane Selznick, and the 6th win for the team.
In 1980
Peter Ehrman and Karch Kiraly won the Parks & Rec Hawaii State Open.  It was the 1st win for Peter Ehrman, the 12th win for Karch Kiraly, and the 1st win for the team.
In 1980
Ann Cunningham and Nina Matthies won the Parks & Rec Hermosa Beach Open.  It was the 4th win for Ann Cunningham, the 11th win for Nina Matthies, and the 3rd win for the team.
In 1986
Linda Hanley and Nina Matthies won the AVP Miller Lite Chicago Open.  It was the 30th win for Linda Hanley, the 39th win for Nina Matthies, and the 28th win for the team.
In 1986
Sinjin Smith and Randy Stoklos won the AVP Lite Beer Chicago Open.  It was the 64th win for Sinjin Smith, the 40th win for Randy Stoklos, and the 39th win for the team.
In 1991
Karch Kiraly and Kent Steffes won the AVP Jose Cuervo Gold Crown Santa Cruz.  It was the 45th win for Karch Kiraly, the 15th win for Kent Steffes, and the 7th win for the team.
In 1997
Adam Johnson and Karch Kiraly won the AVP Miller Lite Minneapolis Open.  It was the 32nd win for Adam Johnson, the 129th win for Karch Kiraly, and the 4th win for the team.
In 1997
Ze Marco de Melo and Emanuel Rego won the FIVB Belgium Open.  It was the 14th win for Ze Marco de Melo, the 14th win for Emanuel Rego, and the 14th win for the team.
In 1997
Lisa Arce and Holly McPeak won the FIVB Korea Open.  It was the 14th win for Lisa Arce, the 48th win for Holly McPeak, and the 14th win for the team.
In 2003
Rebekka Kadijk and Marrit Leenstra won the FIVB Lianyungang Open.  It was the 1st win for Rebekka Kadijk, the 1st win for Marrit Leenstra, and the 1st win for the team.
In 2003
Brent Doble and Karch Kiraly won the AVP Huntington Beach Open Presented by Bud Light.  It was the 5th win for Brent Doble, the 143rd win for Karch Kiraly, and the 2nd win for the team.
In 2003
Patrick Heuscher and Stefan Kobel won the FIVB Switzerland Satellite.  It was the 3rd win for Patrick Heuscher, the 4th win for Stefan Kobel, and the 3rd win for the team.
In 2014
Mike Placek and Austin Rester won the   NVL Milwaukee Indy Fest.  It was the 1st win for Mike Placek, the 2nd win for Austin Rester, and the 1st win for the team.
In 2014
Karolina Marciniak and Priscilla Piantadosi-Lima won the   NVL Milwaukee Indy Fest.  It was the 4th win for Karolina Marciniak, the 3rd win for Priscilla Piantadosi-Lima, and the 3rd win for the team.
In 2014
Phil Dalhausser and Sean Rosenthal won the AVP Manhattan Beach Open.  It was the 76th win for Phil Dalhausser, the 23rd win for Sean Rosenthal, and the 8th win for the team.
In 2014
April Ross and Kerri Walsh Jennings won the AVP Manhattan Beach Open.  It was the 38th win for April Ross, the 121st win for Kerri Walsh Jennings, and the 11th win for the team.
In 2016
Laura Ludwig and Kira Walkenhorst won the FIVB 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games.  It was the 19th win for Laura Ludwig, the 12th win for Kira Walkenhorst, and the 10th win for the team.
 
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8/17/2018
Norway & Poland net men’s World Tour Finals pool titles
Hamburg, Germany, August 17, 2018 - The pairs of Anders Mol/Christian Sorum of Norway and Piotr Kantor/Bartosz Losiak of Poland captured pool titles here Friday mid-day to advance to the semifinals of the $800,000 Beach Volleyball FIVB World Tour Finals presented by Vodafone.
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Young German guns eyeing the next step
Hamburg, Germany, August 17, 2018 – The great week Clemens Wickler and Julius Thole are enjoying at the $800,000 Beach Volleyball FIVB World Tour Finals presented by Vodafone means a lot more for Germany than just the opportunity of fighting for a medal in the country’s home sand.
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8/16/2018
Brazil, Canada & Czech Republic women’s pairs pace World Tour Finals
Hamburg, Germany, August 16, 2018 - Teams from Canada, Brazil and the Czech Republic are the only unbeaten women’s teams in the $800,000 Beach Volleyball FIVB World Tour Finals presented by Vodafone with 2-0 pool play records after two days of competition at Rothenbaum Stadium.
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Youth being served at the World Tour Finals
Hamburg, Germany, August 16, 2018 -The second day of men’s competition at the Beach Volleyball FIVB World Tour Finals presented by vodafone saw the elimination of two of the more experienced teams on the international circuit with five pairs with a combined age of 25 still in contention for the largest gold medal purse in the sport’s history.
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Loiola looking for Olympic return with Hughes/Summer
Hamburg, Germany, August 16, 2018 – Competing in the most important beach volleyball tournaments around the planet is nothing new to Brazilian star Jose Loiola, but the former player is now enjoying it from a different standpoint as he’s been traveling the world as the head coach of American team Summer Ross/Sara Hughes.
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8/15/2018
Qualification for #EuroBeachVolleyU18 in Brno is over!
Brno, Czech Republic, August 15, 2018. Two men’s pairs out of four and two women’s teams out of five made it through to the Main Draw of #EuroBeachVolleyU18 that starts on Thursday.
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Czech Republic ready to host #EuroBeachVolleyU18 once again!
Brno, Czech Republic, August 15, 2018. The 2018 edition of #EuroBeachVolleyU18 starts on Wednesday afternoon at the Brno Reservoir, in Sokol Brno Areal.
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Polish pair improve, but Norwegians still reign
Hamburg, Germany, August 15, 2018 -The last time Anders Mol and Christian Sorum met Michal Bryl and Grzegorz Fijalek of Poland on the FIVB World Tour, the Norwegians allows their gold medal opponent at the Vienna Major 29 points during their two-set win at the August 5 Beach Major Series event in the Austrian capital.
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Australians gain revenge in Hamburg
Hamburg, Germany, August 15, 2018 - After losing the gold medal match four months ago at the Commonwealth Games to Melissa Humana-Paredes and Sarah Pavan, Australians Mariafe Artacho and Taliqua Clancy gained revenge here Wednesday by defeating the Canadians in an opening women’s contest at the Beach Volleyball FIVB World Tour Finals.
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Keizer excited by early success after beach volleyball return
Hamburg, Germany, August 15, 2018 – When Sanne Keizer decided to resume her beach volleyball career last January after being away from the sport for almost four years, the Dutch Olympian had several questions to deal with.
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European men reign at World Tour Finals
Hamburg, Germany, August 15, 2018 - When Sunday comes about at the Beach Volleyball FIVB World Tours Finals Hamburg ’18 presented by Vodafone, men’s teams from the European continent will fill the podium at the season-ending international event at Rothenbaum Stadium.
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8/14/2018
Pool play launches Beach Volleyball World Tour Finals in Hamburg
Hamburg, Germany, August 14, 2018 - The fourth edition of the Beach Volleyball FIVB World Tour Finals starts here Wednesday with a 12-match pool play schedule at Rothenbaum Stadium featuring eight men and four women contests during the first of five days of competition.
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8/13/2018
FIVB World Tour season to reach climax in Hamburg
Lausanne, Switzerland, August 13, 2018 - After nearly 12 months of competition that started last September in France, the 2017-2018 international season concludes this week in Germany with the fourth annual Beach Volleyball FIVB World Tour Finals presented by Vodafone where the men's and women's gold medallists will be awarded the largest winner's checks in the history of the sport.
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8/12/2018
Myskiv and Samoday do it again, claiming second gold in second World Tour appearance!
Vaduz, Liechtenstein, August 12, 2018 – Taras Myskiv and Valeriy Samoday did it again! The Russian pair repeated their feat from Ljubljana last week and went all the way from the qualifications to the top of the men’s podium at the Vaduz one-star stop on the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour.
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Latvians back on top with Moscow gold
Moscow, Russia, August 12, 2018 – Aleksandrs Samoilovs and Janis Smedins won their second FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour gold medal of 2018 when they defeated Alison Cerutti and Andre Steyn in the Moscow 4-Star gold medal match on Sunday.
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Dates Tour Tournament Gender Purse
Aug 15-19, 2018 CEV Jr/Youth U18 Beach Volleyball European Championship, Brno, Czech Republic M
Aug 15-19, 2018 CEV Jr/Youth U18 Beach Volleyball European Championship, Brno, Czech Republic W
Aug 15-18, 2018 FIVB Beach Volleyball FIVB World Tour Finals presented by Vodafone, Hamburg, Germany M US$400,000
Aug 15-19, 2018 FIVB Beach Volleyball FIVB World Tour Finals presented by Vodafone, Hamburg, Germany W US$400,000
Aug 16-19, 2018 AVP AVP Gold Series Manhattan Beach M $125,000
Aug 16-19, 2018 AVP AVP Gold Series Manhattan Beach W $125,000
Aug 23-26, 2018 FIVB Siofok One Star, Hungary M € 5,000
Aug 23-26, 2018 FIVB Siofok One Star, Hungary W € 5,000
Aug 28-Sep 1, 2018 FIVB Montpellier One Star, France M € 5,000
Aug 28-Sep 1, 2018 FIVB Montpellier One Star, France W € 5,000
Aug 30-Sep 2, 2018 AVP AVP Gold Series The Championships, Chicago M&W $250,000
Sep 13-16, 2018 FIVB Zhongwei Two Star, China W US$50,000
Sep 14-16, 2018 AVP Hawaii Invitational, Waikiki M&W $150,000



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