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Players: 9892 7453 17345
Tournaments: 1720 1301 3021
 
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Thomas Brall 54
Hannes Kronthaler 52
Valeri Dimitrov 50
Peter Gonnerman 45
Moncha Cruz 43
Petya Veneva 42
Brad Vallett 42
Steve Fee 42
Erica Favini 41
Andris Krumins 41
William Marantz 40
Nicki Fusco 39
Aristeidis Chatzikalfas 39
Tomasz Gortych 38
Ekaterina Voronova 38
Anna Voronova 38
Andriy Chayka 37
Krzysztof Hajbowicz 36
Monika Czypiruk 35
Paige Jensen 35
Alicia Robinson 34
Neil Birrell 34
Richard Albano 34
Dickens Otim 30
Xijun Hou 29
Anni Schumacher 29
Josh Randall 28
Christopher Patz 27
Thiery Mugabo 26
Julia Fruhbauer 26
Oliver Kaszas 26
Valentina Vrbanc 25
Shuhui Wen 23
Robert Juchnevic 23
Viacheslav Batchkala 23
Max Staples 23
Kristina Vasic 22
Silvia Monteiro 22
Shavar Bryan 21
Lisa Arnholdt 21
Joy Stubbe 20
Max Nieuwstad 19
Pippa Monk-Heidrich 18
Kirstine Garder 18
Dimas Wirachmat 17
 
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Beach Volleyball History
In 1958
Ron Lang and Gene Selznick won the Parks & Rec Corona del Mar Open.  It was the 2nd win for Ron Lang, the 17th win for Gene Selznick, and the 1st win for the team.
In 1975
Greg Lee and Jim Menges won the Parks & Rec Tournament of Champions.  It was the 10th win for Greg Lee, the 10th win for Jim Menges, and the 8th win for the team.
In 1980
Andy Fishburn and Dane Selznick won the Parks & Rec Cuervo Laguna Beach Open.  It was the 10th win for Andy Fishburn, the 7th win for Dane Selznick, and the 5th win for the team.
In 1980
Ann Cunningham and Sharkie Zartman won the Parks & Rec Orville and Wilbur's Marine Street Open.  It was the 3rd win for Ann Cunningham, the 1st win for Sharkie Zartman, and the 1st win for the team.
In 1986
Mariao Grisanti and Anne Hansen won the Parks & Rec Laguna Beach Open.  It was the 1st win for Mariao Grisanti, the 1st win for Anne Hansen, and the 1st win for the team.
In 1986
Sinjin Smith and Randy Stoklos won the AVP Del Taco Doheny Open.  It was the 61st win for Sinjin Smith, the 37th win for Randy Stoklos, and the 36th win for the team.
In 1986
Kathy Gregory and Janice Harrer won the Parks & Rec Club Sportswear World Championship for Women.  It was the 49th win for Kathy Gregory, the 7th win for Janice Harrer, and the 5th win for the team.
In 1996
Sandra Pires and Jackie Silva won the FIVB XXVI Olympic Games.  It was the 11th win for Sandra Pires, the 56th win for Jackie Silva, and the 11th win for the team.
In 1997
Adam Johnson and Karch Kiraly won the AVP Miller Lite U.S. Championships.  It was the 29th win for Adam Johnson, the 126th win for Karch Kiraly, and the 1st win for the team.
In 1997
Rogerio 'Para' Ferreira and Guilherme Marques won the FIVB French Open.  It was the 2nd win for Rogerio 'Para' Ferreira, the 3rd win for Guilherme Marques, and the 2nd win for the team.
In 2003
Sean Rosenthal and Larry Witt won the AVP Belmar Open.  It was the 1st win for Sean Rosenthal, the 1st win for Larry Witt, and the 1st win for the team.
In 2003
Emanuel Rego and Ricardo Santos won the FIVB Portugal Open.  It was the 46th win for Emanuel Rego, the 19th win for Ricardo Santos, and the 3rd win for the team.
In 2003
Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh Jennings won the AVP Belmar Open.  It was the 18th win for Misty May-Treanor, the 13th win for Kerri Walsh Jennings, and the 13th win for the team.
In 2008
Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh Jennings won the AVP Crocs Slam Bud Light Long Beach Open.  It was the 102nd win for Misty May-Treanor, the 99th win for Kerri Walsh Jennings, and the 96th win for the team.
In 2008
Natalja Bratuhhina and Mari-Liis Graumann won the FIVB Gdansk Satellite.  It was the 1st win for Natalja Bratuhhina, the 1st win for Mari-Liis Graumann, and the 1st win for the team.
In 2008
Harley Marques and Pedro Solberg won the FIVB 1to1 energy Grand Slam 2008.  It was the 10th win for Harley Marques, the 10th win for Pedro Solberg, and the 7th win for the team.
In 2008
Grzegorz Fijalek and Mariusz Prudel won the   CEV U23 European Championships.  It was the 1st win for Grzegorz Fijalek, the 1st win for Mariusz Prudel, and the 1st win for the team.
In 2008
Maria Prokopeva and Evgeniya Ukolova won the   CEV U23 European Championships.  It was the 1st win for Maria Prokopeva, the 1st win for Evgeniya Ukolova, and the 1st win for the team.
In 2008
With their 21-17 and 21-18 win over Angie Akers and Holly McPeak in the semifinals of the AVP Slam Long Beach Open, Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh stretch their match winning streak to 100.
In 2013
Ekaterina Birlova and Evgeniya Ukolova won the FIVB Anapa Open.  It was the 2nd win for Ekaterina Birlova, the 4th win for Evgeniya Ukolova, and the 2nd win for the team.
In 2013
Phil Dalhausser and Sean Rosenthal won the FIVB Long Beach Grand Slam.  It was the 71st win for Phil Dalhausser, the 18th win for Sean Rosenthal, and the 3rd win for the team.
In 2014
Phil Dalhausser and Sean Rosenthal won the FIVB ASICS World Series of Beach Volleyball.  It was the 75th win for Phil Dalhausser, the 22nd win for Sean Rosenthal, and the 7th win for the team.
In 2014
Michal Bryl and Kacper Kujawiak won the FIVB Jr/Youth Under 21 World Championships.  It was the 2nd win for Michal Bryl, the 2nd win for Kacper Kujawiak, and the 2nd win for the team.
In 2014
Sophie Bukovec and Tiadora Miric won the FIVB Jr/Youth Under 21 World Championships.  It was the 1st win for Sophie Bukovec, the 1st win for Tiadora Miric, and the 1st win for the team.
In 2014
April Ross and Kerri Walsh Jennings won the FIVB ASICS World Series of Beach Volleyball.  It was the 36th win for April Ross, the 119th win for Kerri Walsh Jennings, and the 9th win for the team.
In 2014
Kerri Walsh Jennings becomes the first woman to win 50 career FIVB World Tour titles after capturing the title at the ASICS World Series of Beach Volleyball in Long Beach, United States with April Ross.
 
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7/27/2017
Espinho sands awaiting World Tour action
Lausanne, Switzerland, Jul 27, 2017 – Espinho beach is ready and waiting for the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour, with Praia da Baia set to host the Espinho 2-Star men-only event from Friday, July 28 to Sunday, July 30.
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7/26/2017
Spaniard Navarro added to World Championship roster
Vienna, Austria, July 26, 2017 - Amaranta Navarro of Spain has been named as a replacement player for the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Championships 2017 presented by A1 as she will play with two-time Olympian Elsa Baquerizo when the event opens play on Friday.
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7/25/2017
Walsh Jennings withdraws from World Championships
Vienna, Austria, July 25, 2017 - Due to a right shoulder injury suffered this past Saturday at the FIVB World Tour stop in Poland, three-time Olympic and world champion Kerri Walsh Jennings has withdrawn from the 2017 FIVB Beach Volleyball World Championships presented by A1 with American Nicole Branagh now playing with Emily Day.
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Larissa & Talita ready for Vienna challenge
Vienna, Austria, July 25, 2017 – Less than one year after they left the Rio 2016 Olympic Games empty-handed, Brazilians Larissa Franca and Talita Antunes will have a good opportunity to erase their frustrations at the 2017 FIVB Beach Volleyball World Championships in Vienna.
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World Tour update after Olsztyn, Ulsan and Agadir events
Lausanne, Switzerland, July 25, 2017 - With three events played last week in Poland, Korea and Morocco, the Fédération Internationale de Volleyball (FIVB) has now held 18 events overall on the 2017 FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour calendar.
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7/24/2017
Americans Brunner & Patterson building towards World Championships
Lausanne, Switzerland, July 24, 2017 - As a new team on the 2017 FIVB World Tour, Theo Brunner and Casey Patterson have had a roller coaster of a season.
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German women seeking World Championship gold
Vienna, Austria, July 24, 2017 - Watch out, Germany. Germany is gaining on you. When Laura Ludwig and Kira Walkenhorst cemented their spot-on top of the world by winning the Rio 2016 Olympic gold medal, the Germans also established the fact that they would be the team that the rest of the world would take aim at on the 2017 FIVB World Tour.
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Tips from FIVB World Tour participants
Long Beach, USA, July 24, 2017 - Participants on the international beach volleyball circuit provide their tips to accommodate for those hot and sunny summer days expected for the 2017 FIVB Beach Volleyball World Championships to be played July 28 through August 6 in Vienna, Austria.
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7/23/2017
France’s Krou and Aye on top of Agadir
Agadir, Morocco, July 23, 2017 – France’s Youssef Krou and Quincy Aye triumphed with the men’s title at the Agadir stop on the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour 2017.
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Agadir brings first World Tour gold to Eiholzer and Gerson!
Agadir, Morocco, July 23, 2017 – Nicole Eiholzer and Dunja Gerson triumphed with their first gold from a top international competition.
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Bockermann & Fluggen top Olsztyn men’s podium
Olsztyn, Poland, July 23, 2017 - For the third-time this season and the 16th-time overall in the 30-year history of the FIVB World Tour, a men’s team that qualified for a FIVB World Tour Main Draw won an event as Markus Bockermann and Lars Fluggen of Germany topped the podium here Sunday at the US$300,000 Warmia Mazury Olsztyn Open.
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Brazilians Talita & Larissa regain Olsztyn gold
Olsztyn, Poland, July 23, 2017 - Talita Antunes and Larissa Franca of Brazil regained their winning ways on the center court at the Crooked Lake (Lake Ukiel or Krzywe Lake) venue here Sunday to capture the women’s gold medal at the US$300,000 Warmia Mazury Olsztyn Open.
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Brazilians Agatha & Duda Claim Olsztyn Bronze
Olsztyn, Poland, July 23, 2017 - Due to a right shoulder injury suffered by Kerri Walsh Jennings, Agatha Bednarczuk and Eduarda "Duda" Lisboa of Brazil claimed the Warmia Mazury Olsztyn Open bronze medal here Sunday via an injury forfeit over the three-time Olympic and world champion Kerri Walsh Jennings and her American partner Nicole Branagh.
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7/22/2017
Behrens and Schumacher claim Satellite title in Ljubljana
Ljubljana, Slovenia, July 22, 2017. The final day of the 2017 CEV Beach Volleyball Satellite in Ljubljana offered some exciting actions, lots of sun and crowned Kim Behrens and Anni Schumacher from Germany with the title of champions after impressing over the last two days.
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Krou and Aye upset top seeds in Agadir, Moroccans write history
Agadir, Morocco, July 22, 2017 – The men’s quarterfinals at the Agadir stop on the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour 2017 started off with a major upset. On Saturday afternoon, at Plage Jour et Nuit on Morocco’s Atlantic coast, a French pair, seeded sixth, knocked out the main draw leaders.
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Germans Bockermann & Fluggen to play for men’s Olsztyn gold
Olsztyn, Poland, July 22, 2017 - After finishing 41st, 25th and 33rd in their last three FIVB World Tour events, German Olympians Markus Bockermann and Lars Fluggen won three matches here Saturday at the $300,000 Warmia Mazury Olsztyn Open to advance to the gold medal match.
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Brazil and Canada qualify for women’s Olsztyn final
Olsztyn, Poland, July 22, 2017 - Top-seeded Talita Antunes/Larissa Franca of Brazil and third-seeded Melissa Humana-Paredes/Sarah Pavan of Canada won two matches each here Saturday at the $300,000 Warmia Mazury Olsztyn Open to advance to Sunday’s gold medal match.
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Betsi Flint and Kelley Larsen win Ulsan
Ulsan, Korea, July 22, 2017 – Third-seeded Betsi Flint and Kelley Larsen are the champions of the women-only one-star Ulsan stop on the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour 2017! The two Americans, both born in 1992, upset the top seed in the main draw Varapatsorn Radarong and Tanarattha Udomchavee from Thailand with a straight-set win in the grand final at Jinha Beach on Korea’s eastern coast.
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Major upsets in Agadir as women’s semis are determined
Agadir, Morocco, July 22, 2017 – A couple of major upsets occurred during Saturday’s women’s quarterfinals at the Agadir stop on the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour 2017, as teams from Japan, Paraguay, France and Switzerland advanced to Sunday’s semis.
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7/21/2017
Action continues on 3 fronts in Ljubljana as city is wowed by Beach Volleyball
Ljubljana, Slovenia, July 21, 2017. The 2017 CEV Beach Volleyball European Championship Ljubljana Masters & Satellite served up some exciting games, amazing atmosphere and a lot of good volleyball right in the centre of Ljubljana.
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Six countries advance to Olsztyn women’s quarterfinals
Olsztyn, Poland, July 21, 2017 - Eight women’s teams from six countries earned quarterfinal berths here Friday after winning elimination matches at the $300,000 the Warmia Mazury Olsztyn Open as the FIVB World Tour returns to the Lake Ukiel venue for the third-straight season.
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Swiss pairs break men’s seeding in Agadir
Agadir, Morocco, July 21, 2017 – Two Swiss teams managed to break the seeding in the first round of the men’s main draw at the Agadir stop on the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour 2017. Mirco Gerson followed in the footsteps of his younger sister Dunja from earlier on Friday and qualified for Saturday’s quarterfinals at Plage Jour et Nuit on Morocco’s Atlantic coast.
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"Viva Vienna"
July 20, 2017
By  Tom Feuer
The World Championships begin next week in Vienna, Austria and the format is unlike any other elite global tournament as it features a robust field of 48 teams in each gender distributed among 12 pools of four players each.
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Upcoming Tournaments
Dates Tour Tournament Gender Purse
Jul 27-30 CEV C&S Mersin Satellite, Turkey M € 7,500
Jul 27-30 CEV C&S Mersin Satellite, Turkey W € 7,500
Jul 28-30 FIVB Espinho Two Star, Portugal M US$50,000
Jul 28-Aug 6 FIVB FIVB Beach Volleyball World Championships presented by A1, Vienna, Austria M US$500,000
Jul 28-Aug 5 FIVB FIVB Beach Volleyball World Championships presented by A1, Vienna, Austria W US$500,000
Aug 4-6 CEV C&S Satellite Larnaca, Cyprus W € 4,000
Aug 10-13 CEV C&S Satellite Vaduz, Liechtenstein M € 4,000
Aug 10-13 CEV C&S Satellite Vaduz, Liechtenstein W € 4,000
Aug 10-12 NVL NVL Hermosa Beach M&W TBD
Aug 16-20 CEV European Championship Final, Jurmala, Latvia M € 100,000
Aug 16-20 CEV European Championship Final, Jurmala, Latvia W € 100,000
Aug 17-20 AVP Manhattan Beach Open M&W $225,000
Aug 23-27 FIVB Swatch Beach Volleyball FIVB World Tour Finals, Hamburg, Germany M&W US$800,000
Aug 24-27 CEV Jr/Youth U18 Beach Volleyball European Championship, Kazan, Russia M
Aug 24-27 CEV Jr/Youth U18 Beach Volleyball European Championship, Kazan, Russia W
Aug 24-26 NVL NVL Virginia Beach M&W TBD



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