Volleyball World Beach Pro Tour
US$300,000 BPT Elite16 Joao Pessoa
November 22 - 26, 2023
(13, Q1) Cherif Samba/Ahmed Tijan, Qatar
 
Cherif Younousse Samba
Qatar
Photo: FIVB
Personal Info
Birth Date: May 22, 1995 (28 yrs old)
Home Town: Dakar, Senegal
Resides: Doha
Height: 195 cm (6'5")
Weight: 76 kg (167 lb)
Seasons: 11
Tournaments: 81
Career Wins: 5
Career Winnings: US$279,400.00
Ahmed Tijan
Qatar
Photo: FIVB
Personal Info
Birth Date: Apr 28, 1995 (28 yrs old)
Home Town: Banjul, Gambia
Resides: Doha
Height: 186 cm (6'1")
Weight: 80 kg (176 lb)
Seasons: 10
Tournaments: 75
Career Wins: 4
Career Winnings: US$251,600.00
Team Career Summary 
TourPlayed1234579131725334149Money
FIVB574651131141100110 US$489,000.00
FIVB Age Group WC10000000000001 US$0.00
Other10000000100000 US$0.00
Overall594651131142100111 US$489,000.00
Previous Joao Pessoa Results  Neither player has played in this venue before
Recent Results 
TourDateTournamentSeedFinishPointsMoney
FIVB 10/6-15/2023 Beach Volleyball World Championships 7 17 640 US$7,000.00
FIVB 8/16-20/2023 Elite16 Hamburg 6 5 760 US$8,000.00
FIVB 7/26-30/2023 Elite16 Montréal 5 5 760 US$8,000.00
FIVB 7/5-9/2023 Elite16 Gstaad 2 5 760 US$8,000.00
FIVB 5/31-6/4/2023 Elite16 Ostrava 7 2 1100 US$20,000.00
FIVB 3/22-26/2023 Elite16 Tepic 8 13 460 US$5,000.00
FIVB 2/1-5/2023 Doha Elite16 4 9 600 US$6,000.00
FIVB 1/26-29/2023 Beach Pro Tour Finals 1 7 0 US$15,000.00
FIVB 11/2-6/2022 Cape Town Elite 16 3 3 1000 US$14,000.00
FIVB 10/13-16/2022 Maldives Challenge 1 1 800 US$10,000.00
FIVB 9/28-10/2/2022 Paris Elite 16 6 5 760 US$8,000.00
FIVB 7/6-9/2022 Gstaad Elite 16 1 9 530 US$4,000.00
FIVB 6/10-19/2022 Beach Volleyball World Championships 4 9 800 US$11,000.00
FIVB 6/1-5/2022 Jurmala Elite 16 1 2 1100 US$20,000.00
FIVB 5/25-29/2022 Ostrava Elite 16 2 5 760 US$8,000.00
FIVB 5/5-8/2022 Doha Challenge 1 9 460 US$2,500.00
FIVB 3/23-27/2022 Rosarito Elite 16 1 1 1200 US$30,000.00
Elite16 Joao Pessoa Matches
DateBracketOpponentScoreTime
Wed, 11/22/2023 Qualifier 1 Dudu Barbosa / Lucas Sampaio, Brazil (Q16) Won 21-13, 21-18 0:31
Wed, 11/22/2023 Qualifier 2 Florian Schnetzer / Mathias Seiser, Austria (Q8) Won 21-17, 21-12 0:35
Thu, 11/23/2023 Pool D Samuele Cottafava / Paolo Nicolai, Italy (5) Won 21-13, 16-21, 15-13 0:52
Thu, 11/23/2023 Pool D Theo Brunner / Trevor Crabb, United States (12) Won 21-16, 21-16 0:34
Fri, 11/24/2023 Pool D Evandro Goncalves / Arthur Mariano, Brazil (4) Won 19-21, 21-18, 15-12 0:55
Sat, 11/25/2023 Winner 2 Stefan Boermans / Yorick de Groot, Netherlands (8) Lost 21-15, 16-21, 13-15 0:46
Head to Head Results
Samba/Tijan lead the series against the field 28-27
DateTourTournamentRoundWinning TeamSeedLosing TeamSeedScoreTime
Lead the series against # 1 Perusic/Schweiner, Czech Republic 4-3
8/18/23FIVBElite16 Hamburg Pool C Samba/Tijan 6 Perusic/Schweiner 3 17-21, 21-16, 15-9 0:49
5/28/22FIVBOstrava Elite 16 Winner 1 Perusic/Schweiner 1 Samba/Tijan 2 16-21, 21-18, 15-13 0:54
3/26/22FIVBRosarito Elite 16 Winner 1 Samba/Tijan 1 Perusic/Schweiner 5 21-18, 16-21, 15-12 0:52
5/29/21FIVBSochi 4 Star Winner 2 Samba/Tijan 4 Perusic/Schweiner 5 21-18, 21-17 0:35
3/11/21FIVBDoha 4-star Winner 3 Perusic/Schweiner 14 Samba/Tijan 8 17-21, 21-18, 17-15 1:00
9/18/19OtherFIVB Tokyo Olympic Qualification Tournament Pool D Perusic/Schweiner 12 Samba/Tijan 5 19-21, 21-13, 18-16 0:51
6/29/19FIVBWorld Championships Hamburg Pool D Samba/Tijan 4 Perusic/Schweiner 28 18-21, 21-13, 18-16 0:56
Series tied with # 2 Ahman/Hellvig, Sweden 2-2
6/2/23FIVBElite16 Ostrava Pool B Ahman/Hellvig 2 Samba/Tijan 7 21-18, 17-21, 17-15 0:51
11/5/22FIVBCape Town Elite 16 Semi-Finals Ahman/Hellvig 6 Samba/Tijan 3 33-35, 21-16, 15-11 0:56
11/4/22FIVBCape Town Elite 16 Pool C Samba/Tijan 3 Ahman/Hellvig 6 21-19, 21-19 0:38
10/16/22FIVBMaldives Challenge Semi-Finals Samba/Tijan 1 Ahman/Hellvig 2 15-21, 21-12, 15-13 0:46
Trail the series against # 3 Bryl/Losiak, Poland 1-2
1/28/23FIVBBeach Pro Tour Finals Pool A Bryl/Losiak 5 Samba/Tijan 1 21-18, 21-17 0:36
3/26/22FIVBRosarito Elite 16 Semi-Finals Samba/Tijan 1 Bryl/Losiak 8 21-17, 21-15 0:37
3/25/22FIVBRosarito Elite 16 Pool A Bryl/Losiak 8 Samba/Tijan 1 21-16, 25-23 0:43
Lead the series against # 4 Goncalves/Mariano, Brazil 2-1
11/24/23FIVBElite16 Joao Pessoa Pool D Samba/Tijan 13, Q1 Goncalves/Mariano 4 19-21, 21-18, 15-12 0:55
7/29/23FIVBElite16 Montréal Winner 2 Goncalves/Mariano 11 Samba/Tijan 5 21-18, 21-18 0:38
6/1/23FIVBElite16 Ostrava Pool B Samba/Tijan 7 Goncalves/Mariano 15, Q10 17-21, 21-18, 15-10 0:53
Series tied with # 5 Cottafava/Nicolai, Italy 2-2
11/23/23FIVBElite16 Joao Pessoa Pool D Samba/Tijan 13, Q1 Cottafava/Nicolai 5 21-13, 16-21, 15-13 0:52
3/24/23FIVBElite16 Tepic Pool A Cottafava/Nicolai 9 Samba/Tijan 8 21-18, 21-12 0:31
9/30/22FIVBParis Elite 16 Pool C Samba/Tijan 6 Cottafava/Nicolai 3 21-18, 26-24 0:42
6/5/22FIVBJurmala Elite 16 Gold Medal Cottafava/Nicolai 13, Q1 Samba/Tijan 1 16-21, 27-25, 15-12 0:56
Lead the series against # 6 Ehlers/Wickler, Germany 2-1
7/28/23FIVBElite16 Montréal Pool D Samba/Tijan 5 Ehlers/Wickler 4 21-15, 21-16 0:34
2/4/23FIVBDoha Elite16 Winner 1 Ehlers/Wickler 10 Samba/Tijan 4 21-19, 21-16 0:36
6/4/22FIVBJurmala Elite 16 Winner 1 Samba/Tijan 1 Ehlers/Wickler 15, Q4 21-18, 21-19 0:41
Trail the series against # 7 Brouwer/Meeuwsen, Netherlands 3-5
6/2/23FIVBElite16 Ostrava Pool B Brouwer/Meeuwsen 10 Samba/Tijan 7 21-19, 18-21, 18-16 0:54
3/27/22FIVBRosarito Elite 16 Gold Medal Samba/Tijan 1 Brouwer/Meeuwsen 7 21-17, 21-15 0:41
10/8/21FIVBWorld Tour Finals - Italy Pool B Brouwer/Meeuwsen 6 Samba/Tijan 2 21-16, 21-18 0:34
4/24/21FIVBCancun 4 Star - 2nd Winner 1 Samba/Tijan 10 Brouwer/Meeuwsen 13 21-17, 21-16 0:38
8/5/18FIVBVienna Major Bronze Medal Samba/Tijan 24, Q5 Brouwer/Meeuwsen 5 25-23, 17-21, 15-12 0:57
6/30/18FIVBPoland Four Star Winner 2 Brouwer/Meeuwsen 4 Samba/Tijan 22 22-20, 21-16 0:34
5/17/18FIVBItapema Four Star Pool B Brouwer/Meeuwsen 2 Samba/Tijan 15 21-13, 21-15 0:30
3/9/18FIVBDoha Four Star Semi-Finals Brouwer/Meeuwsen 9 Samba/Tijan 8 22-20, 21-18 0:32
Trail the series against # 8 Boermans/de Groot, Netherlands 0-4
11/25/23FIVBElite16 Joao Pessoa Winner 2 Boermans/de Groot 8 Samba/Tijan 13, Q1 15-21, 21-16, 15-13 0:46
10/11/23FIVBBeach Volleyball World Championships Winner 1 Boermans/de Groot 24 Samba/Tijan 7 21-17, 21-14 0:37
7/10/21FIVBGstaad 4 Star Gold Medal Boermans/de Groot 15 Samba/Tijan 2 23-21, 19-21, 15-10 0:52
7/7/21FIVBGstaad 4 Star Pool B Boermans/de Groot 15 Samba/Tijan 2 20-22, 21-12, 15-11 0:45
Lead the series against # 9 Carvalhaes/Solberg, Brazil 3-0
10/9/23FIVBBeach Volleyball World Championships Pool G Samba/Tijan 7 Carvalhaes/Solberg 18 21-18, 17-21, 15-8 0:56
7/27/23FIVBElite16 Montréal Pool D Samba/Tijan 5 Carvalhaes/Solberg 13, Q1 30-28, 21-16 0:47
6/3/23FIVBElite16 Ostrava Winner 1 Samba/Tijan 7 Carvalhaes/Solberg 9 19-21, 21-17, 15-12 0:58
Trail the series against # 11 Loyola/Wanderley, Brazil 1-3
8/19/23FIVBElite16 Hamburg Winner 2 Loyola/Wanderley 9 Samba/Tijan 6 21-18, 21-16 0:37
7/7/23FIVBElite16 Gstaad Pool B Loyola/Wanderley 7 Samba/Tijan 2 22-20, 21-18 0:40
2/2/23FIVBDoha Elite16 Pool D Samba/Tijan 4 Loyola/Wanderley 5 20-22, 21-19, 15-13 0:57
1/27/23FIVBBeach Pro Tour Finals Pool A Loyola/Wanderley 4 Samba/Tijan 1 21-15, 21-16 0:36
Lead the series against # 12 Brunner/Crabb, United States 1-0
11/23/23FIVBElite16 Joao Pessoa Pool D Samba/Tijan 13, Q1 Brunner/Crabb 12 21-16, 21-16 0:34
Lead the series against # 15, Q2 Felipe/Lima, Brazil 1-0
6/2/22FIVBJurmala Elite 16 Pool A Samba/Tijan 1 Felipe/Lima 8 21-14, 24-22 0:40
Series tied with # Q5 Grimalt/Grimalt, Chile 4-4
7/6/23FIVBElite16 Gstaad Pool B Samba/Tijan 2 Grimalt/Grimalt 10 21-15, 21-13 0:36
1/26/23FIVBBeach Pro Tour Finals Pool A Samba/Tijan 1 Grimalt/Grimalt 8 21-18, 21-18 0:38
10/1/22FIVBParis Elite 16 Winner 1 Grimalt/Grimalt 7 Samba/Tijan 6 22-20, 27-25 0:46
5/7/22FIVBDoha Challenge Winner 1 Grimalt/Grimalt 15, Q2 Samba/Tijan 1 21-14, 21-17 0:31
9/18/19OtherFIVB Tokyo Olympic Qualification Tournament Pool D Grimalt/Grimalt 13 Samba/Tijan 5 21-14, 21-16 0:33
7/10/19FIVBGstaad Major Series Pool C Samba/Tijan 14 Grimalt/Grimalt 19 21-16, 21-19 0:40
7/28/18FIVBTokyo Three Star Winner 3 Grimalt/Grimalt 7 Samba/Tijan 1 16-21, 21-18, 15-10 0:46
5/17/18FIVBItapema Four Star Pool B Samba/Tijan 15 Grimalt/Grimalt 18 27-25, 29-27 0:49
Lead the series against # Q8 Schnetzer/Seiser, Austria 1-0
11/22/23FIVBElite16 Joao Pessoa Qualifier 2 Samba/Tijan 13, Q1 Schnetzer/Seiser Q8 21-17, 21-12 0:35
Lead the series against # Q16 Barbosa/Sampaio, Brazil 1-0
11/22/23FIVBElite16 Joao Pessoa Qualifier 1 Samba/Tijan 13, Q1 Barbosa/Sampaio Q16 21-13, 21-18 0:31