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Players: 10840 8289 19129
Tournaments: 1847 1432 3279
 
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Yuriy Simonenko 59
Jason Haldane 48
Keely Eagle 47
Frederic Rein 44
Oliver Cole 43
John Pecora 42
Jana Rusnakova 40
Rika Yamamoto 40
Darren Baker 39
Jerome Schumacher 38
Garrett Black 38
Daniel Samuelson 37
Leonid Kalinine 35
Robert Griffiths 35
Nacanieli Elliot 35
Rosalin Angeles 34
Isaac Kapa 34
Agolo Pana 34
Thijs van Noorden 34
Yuan Yue 32
Angela Bensend 30
Kati Duddridge 26
Avery Edwards 26
Andrea Mattei 26
Daisuke Shibata 25
Nikki Taylor 24
Matheus Maia 23
Donovan Dzavoronok 22
Wan Yong Lim 22
Casey Muirhead 21
Miroslava Dunarova 20
Yingpeng Wang 20
Freddie Bialokoz 19
Eszter Vasvari 18
Kateryna Dashevska 18
Peetu Saarimaki 18
John Ziska 17
 
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Beach Volleyball History
In 1961
Ron Lang and Gene Selznick won the Parks & Rec Corona Open.  It was the 11th win for Ron Lang, the 26th win for Gene Selznick, and the 10th win for the team.
In 1967
Mike Bright and Ernie Suwara won the Parks & Rec San Diego Open.  It was the 14th win for Mike Bright, the 2nd win for Ernie Suwara, and the 1st win for the team.
In 1972
Buzz Swartz and Ron Von Hagen won the Parks & Rec Corona del Mar Open.  It was the 2nd win for Buzz Swartz, the 46th win for Ron Von Hagen, and the 1st win for the team.
In 1978
Andy Fishburn and Fred Sturm won the Parks & Rec Mission Beach Open.  It was the 3rd win for Andy Fishburn, the 5th win for Fred Sturm, and the 3rd win for the team.
In 1989
Mike Dodd and Tim Hovland won the AVP Miller Lite Milwaukee Open.  It was the 51st win for Mike Dodd, the 48th win for Tim Hovland, and the 47th win for the team.
In 1989
Patty Dodd and Jackie Silva won the WPVA Diet Pepsi Hermosa Beach Open.  It was the 10th win for Patty Dodd, the 25th win for Jackie Silva, and the 9th win for the team.
In 1995
Marie Andersson and Elaine Roque won the WPVA Coors Light Pismo Beach Open.  It was the 1st win for Marie Andersson, the 6th win for Elaine Roque, and the 1st win for the team.
In 1995
Mike Dodd and Mike Whitmarsh won the AVP Miller Lite Milwaukee Open.  It was the 69th win for Mike Dodd, the 11th win for Mike Whitmarsh, and the 10th win for the team.
In 2000
Ze Marco de Melo and Ricardo Santos won the FIVB France Open.  It was the 25th win for Ze Marco de Melo, the 10th win for Ricardo Santos, and the 10th win for the team.
In 2000
Canyon Ceman and Mike Whitmarsh won the Sunkist AVP Belmar Open.  It was the 5th win for Canyon Ceman, the 25th win for Mike Whitmarsh, and the 2nd win for the team.
In 2005
Matt Fuerbringer and Casey Jennings won the AVP Hermosa Beach Open Presented by Bud Light.  It was the 3rd win for Matt Fuerbringer, the 3rd win for Casey Jennings, and the 3rd win for the team.
In 2006
Marcio Araujo and Fabio Luiz Magalhaes won the FIVB St. Petersburg Open.  It was the 14th win for Marcio Araujo, the 6th win for Fabio Luiz Magalhaes, and the 6th win for the team.
In 2006
Mike Lambert and Stein Metzger won the AVP McDonald's Chicago Open presented by Nautica.  It was the 10th win for Mike Lambert, the 11th win for Stein Metzger, and the 3rd win for the team.
In 2006
Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh Jennings won the AVP McDonald's Chicago Open presented by Nautica.  It was the 63rd win for Misty May-Treanor, the 59th win for Kerri Walsh Jennings, and the 57th win for the team.
In 2006
Reinder Nummerdor and Richard Schuil won the CEV Nestea Spanish Masters.  It was the 1st win for Reinder Nummerdor, the 1st win for Richard Schuil, and the 1st win for the team.
In 2006
Stephanie Pohl and Okka Rau won the CEV Nestea Spanish Masters.  It was the 5th win for Stephanie Pohl, the 5th win for Okka Rau, and the 5th win for the team.
In 2006
Kerri Walsh and Misty May-Treanor win in Chicago as Walsh joins the millionaire club. She is the 18th person worldwide to win over $1 million in her career, and did so in fewer events (90th tournament) as well as being one of just four to reach the mark before turning 28 years old.
In 2011
Karla Borger and Britta Buthe won the CEV Polish Masters.  It was the 2nd win for Karla Borger, the 3rd win for Britta Buthe, and the 2nd win for the team.
In 2016
Kristyna Kolocova and Michala Kvapilova won the   CEV Beach Volleyball Satellite Vaduz.  It was the 5th win for Kristyna Kolocova, the 1st win for Michala Kvapilova, and the 1st win for the team.
In 2017
Markus Bockermann and Lars Fluggen won the FIVB Warmia Mazury Olsztyn Open.  It was the 3rd win for Markus Bockermann, the 5th win for Lars Fluggen, and the 3rd win for the team.
In 2017
Talita Antunes and Larissa Franca won the FIVB Warmia Mazury Olsztyn Open.  It was the 34th win for Talita Antunes, the 65th win for Larissa Franca, and the 16th win for the team.
In 2017
Quincy Aye and Youssef Krou won the FIVB Agadir One Star.  It was the 1st win for Quincy Aye, the 2nd win for Youssef Krou, and the 1st win for the team.
In 2017
Nicole Eiholzer and Dunja Gerson won the FIVB Agadir One Star.  It was the 5th win for Nicole Eiholzer, the 1st win for Dunja Gerson, and the 1st win for the team.
In 2017
Taylor Crabb and Jake Gibb won the AVP Hermosa Beach Open.  It was the 5th win for Taylor Crabb, the 35th win for Jake Gibb, and the 2nd win for the team.
In 2017
Emily Day and Brittany Hochevar won the AVP Hermosa Beach Open.  It was the 14th win for Emily Day, the 4th win for Brittany Hochevar, and the 3rd win for the team.
In 2017
Katarina Schillerwein and Cinja Tillmann won the   2017 CEV-EEVZA Beach Volleyball Satellite Vilnius.  It was the 2nd win for Katarina Schillerwein, the 3rd win for Cinja Tillmann, and the 2nd win for the team.
 
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7/23/2019
Tokyo Open qualifier a year before 2020 Olympic opening
Tokyo, Japan, July 24, 2019 - With Wednesday marking the 365-day countdown mark until 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games opening ceremonies, eight men’s and eight women’s beach volleyball will qualify main Draw rounds at this week's FIVB World Tour event at Shiokaze Park.
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World Tour heads back to Bandar Torkaman in Iran
Lausanne, Switzerland, July 23, 2019 – Iran will continue to expand its portfolio of FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour events when the country hosts a 1-Star men’s event in Bandar Torkaman from October 1-4 as part of the 2019-20 season.
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7/22/2019
National Federations confirm participation in Beach Volleyball Tokyo Qualification Tournament
Lausanne, Switzerland, July 22, 2019 - Fifteen National Federations per gender have now confirmed their participation in the FIVB Beach Volleyball Tokyo Qualification Tournament after obtaining a quota place through the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Ranking on July 16.
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Tokyo Olympic dress rehearsal next
Lausanne, Switzerland, July 22, 2019 - With the beach volleyball competition at the Tokyo Olympic Games a year away, the dress rehearsal for the 2020 Summer Games will be this week at Shiokaze Park in the Japanese capital city.
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7/21/2019
Humana-Paredes & Pavan claim home gold in Edmonton
Edmonton, Canada, July 21, 2019 – The FIVB Beach Volleyball World Championships’ title celebration is not over yet for Sarah Pavan and Melissa Humana-Paredes as the Canadians secured the gold medal of the $150,000 Edmonton Open on Sunday and became the first in their nation to top the podium in their home sand.
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Beeler & Krattiger win first Swiss gold in 13 years
Edmonton, Canada, July 21, 2019 – Tenth-seeded Marco Krattiger and Nico Beeler placed Switzerland at the top of the podium of the men’s tournament of a FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour event for the first time 2006 as the Europeans topped Canadians Ben Saxton and Grant O’Gorman 21-15, 23-25, 15-8 at the gold medal match of the $150,000 Edmonton Open.
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Edmonton bronze propels Hasegawa & Futami on their way to Tokyo
Edmonton, Canada, July 21, 2019 – The FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour four-star event in Tokyo from July 24-28 will be a very important one to any team with Olympic aspirations as it will serve as the sport’s test event for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics in the Japanese capital.
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Espinho gold for Alison & Alvaro Filho; Plavins steals the hearts
Espinho, Portugal, July 21, 2019 – Alison Cerutti & Alvaro Morais Filho emerged victorious from a spectacular all-Brazilian three-set final to triumph with the gold medals at the Espinho four-star stop on the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour.
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7/20/2019
Americans Day & Flint avenge Sydney setback in Edmonton
Edmonton, Canada, July 20, 2019 - Four months after losing an FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour gold medal match to Nicole Laird and Becchara Palmer on their home sand in Australia, Americans Emily Day and Betsi Flint avenged the setback with a two-set semifinal win here Saturday evening at the $150,000 Edmonton Open.
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Expensive change for Beeler & Krattiger, but…..
Edmonton, Canada, July 20, 2019 - Advancing to the semi-finals of the inaugural Edmonton Open proved to be expensive for Nico Beeler and Marco Krattiger, but the Switzerland pair doesn't regret the cost of changing their airline tickets after winning two beach volleyball matches here Saturday to advance to the finals of the FIVB World tour event.
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Many upsets and no sets lost on way to Espinho semis
Espinho, Portugal, July 20, 2019 – Latvia’s Martins Plavins & Edgars Tocs will play against Brazil’s Alison Cerutti & Alvaro Morais Filho in the first of Sunday’s men’s semifinals at the four-star Espinho stop on the 2019 FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour.
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First four-star gold for Makroguzova & Kholomina
Espinho, Portugal, July 20, 2019 – Fifth-seeded Nadezda Makroguzova & Svetlana Kholomina won the gold medal at the Espinho four-star stop on the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour.
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Schumann and Durant see game the same way
Espinho, Portugal, July 20, 2019 – There was a reshuffle in Australia’s main men’s pairs in the middle of 2018. Right after Damien Schumann won gold at the Commonwealth Games alongside Christopher McHugh, partners were switched and he teamed up with Cole Durant. Durant’s previous teammate, Zachery Schubert, aligned with McHugh.
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Ranghieri making his way back to where he belongs
Edmonton, Canada, July 20, 2019 – Alex Ranghieri was among the best players in the planet between 2015 and 2016, when he won four World Tour gold medals and featured in eight final fours and the Rio 2016 Olympics with former partner Adrian Carambula, but the last two years have been considerably different for the Italian.
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Thole & Wickler back to Espinho experiencing new status
Espinho, Portugal, July 20, 2019 – Just a year ago, Julius Thole & Clemens Wickler won their first ever medal on the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour finishing third at the four-star event in Espinho.
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7/19/2019
World champions Humana-Paredes & Pavan pace Edmonton women's field
Edmonton, Canada, July 19, 2019 - With the second-straight day of cool and wet conditions at Northlands Park for the US$150,000 Edmonton Open, newly-crowned FIVB world champions Melissa Humana-Paredes and Sarah Pavan continue to lead the way as eight women's team advanced to quarter-finals.
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Estonians Nolvak &Tiisaar lead European surge in Edmonton
Edmonton, Canada, July 19, 2019 - Led by ninth-seeded Kusti Nolvak/Mart Tiisaar of Estonia, five European men's teams have advanced to the quarter-finals of the US$150,000 Edmonton Open after winning Round of 16 matches here Friday at Northlands Park.
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Claes & Sponcil take revenge from Greece to make Espinho semis
Espinho, Portugal, July 19, 2019 – USA’s Kelly Claes & Sarah Sponcil will meet Brazil’s Ana Patricia Silva Ramos & Rebecca Cavalcanti Barbosa Silva in one of Saturday’s women’s semifinals at the four-star Espinho stop on the 2019 FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour.
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It’s never too late for Josi Alves
Edmonton, Canada, July 19, 2019 – Most beach volleyball players competing at the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour had already established their careers when they turned 29, but that wasn’t the case for Brazilian Josi Alves.
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Brunner & Priddy outrace American legends to win Espinho pool
Espinho, Portugal, July 19, 2019 – Eight teams from seven different countries posted two victories apiece in Friday’s pool stage of the men’s main draw at the four-star Espinho stop on the 2019 FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour to top their pools and progress straight to the second elimination round.
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Dubovcova & Strbova: It is important to focus on every ball
Espinho, Portugal, July 19, 2019 – Slovakia’s Andrea Strbova & Natalia Dubovcova have their long-term goals, but know that they can reach them only if they play well in the right now.
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7/18/2019
Austrian Strauss twins successful at the Edmonton Open
Edmonton, Canada, July 18, 2019 - The FIVB has been sanctioning beach volleyball events since 1987 and here Thursday at the US$150,000 Edmonton Open, two sets of twins met in the same World Tour beach volleyball match for the second time.
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Jul 24-28, 2019 FIVB Tokyo Four Star, Japan M US$150,000
Jul 24-28, 2019 FIVB Tokyo Four Star, Japan W US$150,000
Jul 24-30, 2019 PAN AM XVIII Pan Am Games, Lima, Peru M US$
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Jul 25-28, 2019 AVP Hermosa Beach Open M $100,000
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Jul 25-28, 2019 FIVB World Tour 1 star inEmiliaRomagna presented by BPER, Pinarella di Cervia, Italy M € 5,000
Jul 31-Aug 4, 2019 FIVB Vienna Major Series, Austria M US$300,000
Jul 31-Aug 4, 2019 FIVB Vienna Major Series, Austria W US$300,000
Aug 1-4, 2019 FIVB Ljubljana One Star, Slovenia M € 5,000
Aug 1-4, 2019 FIVB Ljubljana One Star, Slovenia W € 5,000
Aug 1-4, 2019 FIVB Malbork One Star, Malborck, Poland M € 5,000
Aug 6-11, 2019 CEV 2019 European Championships, Moscow, Russia M € 100,000
Aug 6-11, 2019 CEV 2019 European Championships, Moscow, Russia W € 100,000
Aug 7-10, 2019 FIVB Beacharena Vaduz, Liechtenstein W € 5,000
Aug 8-11, 2019 FIVB Budapest One Star, Hungary M € 5,000
Aug 8-11, 2019 FIVB Budapest One Star, Hungary W € 5,000
Aug 8-11, 2019 FIVB Miguel Pereira One Star, Brazil M US$5,000
Aug 8-11, 2019 FIVB Miguel Pereira One Star, Brazil W US$5,000
Aug 8-11, 2019 FIVB Beacharena Vaduz, Liechtenstein M € 5,000
Aug 14-18, 2019 FIVB Moscow Four Star, Russia M US$150,000
Aug 14-18, 2019 FIVB Moscow Four Star, Russia W US$150,000
Aug 15-18, 2019 AVP Gold Series Manhattan Beach Open M&W $300,000
Aug 15-18, 2019 FIVB Knokke-Heist One Star, Belgium M € 5,000
Aug 15-18, 2019 FIVB Knokke-Heist One Star, Belgium W € 5,000
Aug 21-25, 2019 FIVB Jurmala Three Star, Latvia M US$75,000
Aug 21-24, 2019 FIVB Rubavu One Star, Rubawu, Rwanda M US$5,000
Aug 21-24, 2019 FIVB Rubavu One Star, Rubawu, Rwanda W US$5,000
Aug 22-25, 2019 FIVB Zhongwei Two Star, China W US$25,000



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