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Sunday, August 18, 2019
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Players: 10879 8317 19196
Tournaments: 1861 1444 3305
 
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Burkhard Sude 62
Chris Miller 56
Koichiro Kanno 52
Piero Antonini 51
Oliver Oetke 51
Bob Bowman 50
Mindy Czuleger 48
Will Rohde 48
Raymond Dussault 47
Chuck Moore 46
Fanny Katarzynski 44
Melissa Minkowski 42
Jessica Holmes 41
Yasmin Buchacher 38
Kerstin Pichler 38
Brennan Prahler 38
Bradley Smith 36
Jaclyne Jallos 35
Agnieszka Pregowska 33
Margaret Hall 33
Sibel Kucuk 32
David Updegrove 32
Kevin Floore 32
Hamaji Dialo 31
Josh Pradziad 30
Oskar Soderlund 30
Mart Pajusalu 28
Eduardo Figueiredo 27
Likejiang Ha 27
Hana Klimesova 26
Spencer Sauter 25
Kitti Duangjinda 24
Ivan Konkin 24
Markkus Keel 24
Markus Sorensen 23
Amelia Cedillo 22
Jackline Twikirize 22
Martin Melmuka 20
Alfred Brink 19
Victoria Cirpac 18
Tetiana Lazarenko 16
 
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Beach Volleyball History
In 1974
Tom Chamales and Ron Von Hagen won the Parks & Rec Manhattan Beach Open.  It was the 9th win for Tom Chamales, the 58th win for Ron Von Hagen, and the 5th win for the team.
In 1985
Mike Dodd and Tim Hovland won the AVP Miller High Life Chicago Open.  It was the 20th win for Mike Dodd, the 19th win for Tim Hovland, and the 18th win for the team.
In 1996
Karch Kiraly and Kent Steffes won the AVP Kodak Fun Saver Pocket Camera Belmar Open.  It was the 124th win for Karch Kiraly, the 85th win for Kent Steffes, and the 74th win for the team.
In 1996
Mike Dodd and Mike Whitmarsh won the FIVB Portugal Open.  It was the 72nd win for Mike Dodd, the 14th win for Mike Whitmarsh, and the 13th win for the team.
In 1996
Lisa Arce and Holly McPeak won the WPVA Evian National Championship.  It was the 3rd win for Lisa Arce, the 37th win for Holly McPeak, and the 3rd win for the team.
In 1996
Sandra Pires and Jackie Silva won the FIVB Belgium Open.  It was the 13th win for Sandra Pires, the 58th win for Jackie Silva, and the 13th win for the team.
In 1996
Rogerio Dias and Mario Rodrigues won the FIVB Belgium Challenger.  It was the 1st win for Rogerio Dias, the 1st win for Mario Rodrigues, and the 1st win for the team.
In 2002
Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh Jennings won the FIVB China Open.  It was the 12th win for Misty May-Treanor, the 7th win for Kerri Walsh Jennings, and the 7th win for the team.
In 2002
Mariano Baracetti and Martin Conde won the FIVB Swiss Life Beach Volleyball Satellite.  It was the 6th win for Mariano Baracetti, the 8th win for Martin Conde, and the 5th win for the team.
In 2002
Ruslan Dayanov and Yaroslav Koshkarev won the   CEV U18 European Championships.  It was the 1st win for Ruslan Dayanov, the 1st win for Yaroslav Koshkarev, and the 1st win for the team.
In 2002
Frederike Fischer and Sandra Piasecki won the   CEV U18 European Championships.  It was the 1st win for Frederike Fischer, the 1st win for Sandra Piasecki, and the 1st win for the team.
In 2007
Phil Dalhausser and Todd Rogers won the AVP Bob's Stores Boston Open at Marina Bay.  It was the 19th win for Phil Dalhausser, the 31st win for Todd Rogers, and the 18th win for the team.
In 2007
Juliana Felisberta and Larissa Franca won the FIVB PAF Open.  It was the 20th win for Juliana Felisberta, the 19th win for Larissa Franca, and the 19th win for the team.
In 2012
Juliana Felisberta and Larissa Franca won the FIVB Mazuri Orlen Grand Slam.  It was the 49th win for Juliana Felisberta, the 49th win for Larissa Franca, and the 48th win for the team.
In 2013
Piotr Kantor and Bartosz Losiak won the   2013 CEV U22 Beach Volleyball European Championship.  It was the 8th win for Piotr Kantor, the 8th win for Bartosz Losiak, and the 8th win for the team.
In 2013
Nina Betschart and Anouk Verge-Depre won the   2013 CEV U22 Beach Volleyball European Championship.  It was the 4th win for Nina Betschart, the 3rd win for Anouk Verge-Depre, and the 2nd win for the team.
In 2013
Phil Dalhausser and Sean Rosenthal won the AVP Salt Lake City Open.  It was the 72nd win for Phil Dalhausser, the 19th win for Sean Rosenthal, and the 4th win for the team.
In 2013
Jennifer Kessy and April Ross won the AVP Salt Lake City Open.  It was the 28th win for Jennifer Kessy, the 26th win for April Ross, and the 25th win for the team.
In 2013
Mike Morrison and Derek Olson won the   West Coast Championships.  It was the 1st win for Mike Morrison, the 1st win for Derek Olson, and the 1st win for the team.
In 2013
Christie Jenkins and Iwona Lodzik won the   West Coast Championships.  It was the 1st win for Christie Jenkins, the 1st win for Iwona Lodzik, and the 1st win for the team.
In 2016
Alison Cerutti and Bruno Oscar Schmidt won the FIVB 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games.  It was the 25th win for Alison Cerutti, the 14th win for Bruno Oscar Schmidt, and the 10th win for the team.
In 2018
Anders Mol and Christian Sorum won the Beach Volleyball FIVB World Tour Finals presented by Vodafone.  It was the 8th win for Anders Mol, the 7th win for Christian Sorum, and the 6th win for the team.
In 2019
Aleksandrs Samoilovs and Janis Smedins won the FIVB Moscow Four Star.  It was the 20th win for Aleksandrs Samoilovs, the 17th win for Janis Smedins, and the 15th win for the team.
In 2019
Joana Heidrich and Anouk Verge-Depre won the FIVB Moscow Four Star.  It was the 6th win for Joana Heidrich, the 5th win for Anouk Verge-Depre, and the 1st win for the team.
In 2019
Timothee Platre and Jeremy Silvestre won the FIVB Knokke-Heist One Star.  It was the 2nd win for Timothee Platre, the 3rd win for Jeremy Silvestre, and the 1st win for the team.
In 2019
Andrea Galindo and Claudia "Gorda" Galindo won the FIVB Knokke-Heist One Star.  It was the 1st win for Andrea Galindo, the 1st win for Claudia "Gorda" Galindo, and the 1st win for the team.
 
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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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Unfamiliarity no impediment as Silvestre and Platre top Knokke-Heist podium
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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Galindo sisters win first World Tour gold, at Knokke-Heist 1-Star
Knokke-Heist, Belgium, August 18, 2019 – Andrea Galindo and Claudia Galindo claimed their first FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour medals when they won the Knokke-Heist 1-Star gold medal match 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
Moscow, Russia, August 16, 2019 – Reigning world champions Viacheslav Krasilnikov & Oleg Stoyanovskiy, who were crowned in Hamburg just over a month ago, feel somewhat disappointed with their results after their triumph at the World Championship, especially with their ninth place at last week’s European Championship at home in Moscow.
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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
At first glance, the qualifying brackets for the AVP Manhattan Beach Open might look like madness, with a hundred-and-plenty names scattered through them, playing on courts that take a bit of a hike to find.
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Qualifiers Guto & Saymon win two tie-breakers in Moscow main draw
Moscow, Russia, August 15, 2019 – Wild cards Gustavo Albrecht Carvalhaes & Saymon Barbosa Santos of Brazil, who advanced to the men’s main draw at the four-star Moscow stop on the 2019 FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour from Wednesday’s qualifications, continued their winning streak on Thursday, snatching two come-from-behind tie-breaker wins to top Pool D and progress directly to the round of 16, along with seven other pairs.
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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
Moscow, Russia, August 15, 2019 – Tina Graudina & Anastasija Kravcenoka claimed the CEV European Championship title in Moscow last week. Although they are only 21 and 22 years old, respectively, these young Latvian athletes have already made a name for themselves on the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour and this continental crown is as logical as it is sensational.
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8/14/2019
AVP Gold Series MBO: Event Guide - AVP Beach Volleyball
It’s Christmas in August and that’s because it’s the Granddaddy of ‘em all… the Wimbledon of beach volleyball… the Super Bowl of our sport. Whatever you want to call it, it’s the most highly-anticipated beach volleyball event of the year for athletes and fans— the AVP Gold Series Manhattan Beach Open.
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Walsh Jennings celebrates her birthday at Moscow event
Moscow, Russia, August 14, 2019 - When Kerri Walsh Jennings takes to the sand here on Thursday during the opening pool play rounds in Moscow, she will be celebrating her birthday at an FIVB-sanctioned beach volleyball event for the fourth time.
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Ehlers & Flueggen excited about both Moscow and Rome main draws
Moscow, Russia, August 14, 2019 – On the very same day Germany’s Nils Ehlers & Lars Flueggen qualified for the men’s main draw at the Moscow four-star stop on the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour, to double their excitement, the direct main draw spots for next month’s World Tour Finals in Rome were officially confirmed and Ehlers & Flueggen are among them.
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Dates Tour Tournament Gender Purse
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 $150,000
Aug 15-18, 2019 AVP Gold Series Manhattan Beach Open W $150,000
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
Aug 24-27, 2019 FIVB Salalah One Star, Oman M US$5,000
Aug 27-31, 2019 FIVB Montpellier One Star, France M € 5,000
Aug 28-Sep 1, 2019 AVP Gold Series Championships, Chicago M&W $300,000
Aug 28-Sep 1, 2019 FIVB Oslo One Star, Norway M € 5,000
Sep 4-8, 2019 FIVB World Tour Finals, Rome, Italy M US$300,000
Sep 4-8, 2019 FIVB World Tour Finals, Rome, Italy W US$300,000
Sep 13-15, 2019 NORCECA NORCECA Continental Tour Punta Cana, Dominican Republic M TBD
Sep 13-15, 2019 NORCECA NORCECA Continental Tour Punta Cana, Dominican Republic W TBD
Sep 18-22, 2019 Other Olympic Qualification Tournament, Haiyang, China M&W TBD



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