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Players: 11102 8422 19524
Tournaments: 1893 1469 3362
 
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Jose Barrionuevo 60
Jana Ortiz Echague 52
Ed Richardson 52
Kevin Gregan 47
Karen Reitz 47
Alexander Osterwalder 46
Alberto Galindo 45
Ana Fernandez 45
Marek Cibula 44
Ivan Solomans 42
Aaron Davis 42
Fatima Vitor 41
Kevin Mollman 41
Matt Cook 40
Germaine Audinett 40
Leslie Lasiter 39
Cristina Delgado 39
Barbora Kurucova 38
Ahmad Zarkoh 38
Kanani Leite-Ah Yo 38
Oiedre Tarnauskaite 37
Siham Atouil 36
Weng Si Lei 36
Jorge Cabrera 36
Katie Boudreaux 36
Talica Rawaro 35
Marina Storozhenko 35
Fathmath Aroosha 34
Holly Allman 34
Emily Stockman 32
Martti Juhkami 32
Fabrine Conceicao 29
Kelsey Balderamos 28
Adam Thompson 28
Jonas Kvalen 28
Kevin Medina 28
Yusup Gurbanov 28
Sarah Harper 28
Pekmanis Reinis 27
Tien Nguyen 26
Michael Airola 26
Resmiye Cakmak 26
Jiri Kraffer 24
Stephanie Bogda 23
Elena-Andreea Petrosanu 23
Carly Perales 22
Jorge Alayo 19
Emma McLaren 18
 
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Beach Volleyball History
In 1976
Kathy Gregory and Miki McFadden won the Parks & Rec State Beach Women's Open.  It was the 5th win for Kathy Gregory, the 3rd win for Miki McFadden, and the 2nd win for the team.
In 1976
Greg Lee and Jim Menges won the Parks & Rec San Diego Open.  It was the 13th win for Greg Lee, the 13th win for Jim Menges, and the 11th win for the team.
In 1982
Kathy Gregory and Kathy Hanley won the Parks & Rec Santa Monica Open.  It was the 28th win for Kathy Gregory, the 6th win for Kathy Hanley, and the 3rd win for the team.
In 1993
Karch Kiraly and Kent Steffes won the AVP Miller Lite Cleveland Open.  It was the 72nd win for Karch Kiraly, the 43rd win for Kent Steffes, and the 32nd win for the team.
In 1993
Linda Chisholm and Holly McPeak won the AVP Women's Tour Cleveland.  It was the 36th win for Linda Chisholm, the 3rd win for Holly McPeak, and the 1st win for the team.
In 1999
Adam Johnson and Karch Kiraly won the AVP/Sunkist Tournament of Champions.  It was the 41st win for Adam Johnson, the 138th win for Karch Kiraly, and the 13th win for the team.
In 2004
With their 31st victory together at the Japan Open, Shelda Bede and Adriana Behar become the winningest women's team of all time. The Brazilian pair had been tied at 30 with Linda Hanley and Nina Matthies since September, 2002 -- needing 14 tournaments to add the historic victory.
In 2004
In the semi-finals of the Manhattan Beach Open, Jenny Johnson Jordan and Annett Davis snap the 89-match winning streak of Misty May and Kerri Walsh by the score of 21-19 and 21-19 in 36 minutes. The last time Misty and Kerri had been defeated was July 5, 2003 by Ana Paula Connelly and Sandra Pires in the finals of the Norway Open. During the streak, Misty and Kerri also won a 90th unofficial match over Vanilda dos Santas Leγo and Gerusa da Costa Ferreira in a U.S. vs. Brazil series. The loss also snapped May/Walsh winning streak of 15 consecutive tournaments and 13 straight domestic tournaments including a perfect 8 for 8 in 2003.
In 2004
Holly McPeak and Elaine Youngs defeat Jenny Johnson Jordan and Annett Davis in the Manhattan Beach Open 21-19, 16-21, and 15-12 in 76 minutes to give Holly her 68th victory and move her ahead of Karolyn Kirby as the all-time leader in women's victories. The victory is Holly's 12th with Elaine Youngs.
In 2004
Karch Kiraly extends his record number of victories to 145 by winning the Manhattan Beach Open with Mike Lambert over Matt Fuerbringer and Casey Jennings, 21-15 and 21-18 in 45 minutes. The victory is the 1st for Mike Lambert, who becomes the 13th partner to win with Karch. Karch also adds to his records as being the oldest player to win at 43 years, 7 months, and 3 days and winning in his 23rd different season.
In 2004
Shelda Bede and Adriana Behar won the FIVB Japan Open.  It was the 31st win for Shelda Bede, the 31st win for Adriana Behar, and the 31st win for the team.
In 2004
Emanuel Rego and Ricardo Santos won the FIVB Portugal Open.  It was the 51st win for Emanuel Rego, the 24th win for Ricardo Santos, and the 8th win for the team.
In 2004
Karch Kiraly and Mike Lambert won the AVP Manhattan Beach Open Presented by Bud Light.  It was the 144th win for Karch Kiraly, the 1st win for Mike Lambert, and the 1st win for the team.
In 2004
Holly McPeak and Elaine Youngs won the AVP Manhattan Beach Open Presented by Bud Light.  It was the 68th win for Holly McPeak, the 26th win for Elaine Youngs, and the 12th win for the team.
In 2004
Jorg Ahmann and Axel Hager won the   Zagreb Challenger.  It was the 1st win for Jorg Ahmann, the 1st win for Axel Hager, and the 1st win for the team.
In 2004
Lenka Hajeckova and Petra Novotna won the   Zagreb Challenger.  It was the 3rd win for Lenka Hajeckova, the 2nd win for Petra Novotna, and the 2nd win for the team.
In 2010
Phil Dalhausser and Todd Rogers won the AVP NIVEA Tour Huntington Beach Open presented by Bud Light.  It was the 52nd win for Phil Dalhausser, the 63rd win for Todd Rogers, and the 50th win for the team.
In 2010
Jennifer Kessy and April Ross won the AVP NIVEA Tour Huntington Beach Open presented by Bud Light.  It was the 16th win for Jennifer Kessy, the 13th win for April Ross, and the 13th win for the team.
In 2010
Kevin Craig and David DiPierro won the AVP YG AVP Qualifier Tour Point Pleasant.  It was the 1st win for Kevin Craig, the 1st win for David DiPierro, and the 1st win for the team.
In 2010
Dana Fiume and Shayna Munson won the AVP YG AVP Qualifier Tour Point Pleasant.  It was the 2nd win for Dana Fiume, the 3rd win for Shayna Munson, and the 2nd win for the team.
In 2015
Talita Antunes and Larissa Franca won the FIVB Porec Major Series.  It was the 24th win for Talita Antunes, the 55th win for Larissa Franca, and the 6th win for the team.
 
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6/5/2020
CEV announce new dates for #EuroBeachVolleyU20
Luxembourg, June 5, 2020. The CEV and the Czech Volleyball Federation have agreed to re-schedule the 2020 edition of #EuroBeachVolleyU20, with the competition now due to run from September 9-13 in the city of Brno.
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5/22/2020
Koper, Slovenia to host #EuroBeachVolleyU18 in 2021
Luxembourg, May 22, 2020. The idyllic seaside resort of Koper, Slovenia, will be playing host to the 2021 edition of #EuroBeachVolleyU18. An age group Beach Volleyball competition of this calibre will return to Koper after this coastal city played host to the U20 European Championship in 2004.
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5/13/2020
FIVB announces adaptation of Beach Volleyball Olympic qualification
Lausanne, Switzerland, May 13, 2020 – The FIVB today announced the adaptation of the Beach Volleyball Qualification System for the rescheduled Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 to 2021 following the approval of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Executive Board and the FIVB Board of Administration.
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5/8/2020
CEV releases information update on July World Tour events
Luxembourg, May 8, 2020. In an effort to re-start activities once it is safe for everyone to do so, the CEV continues to work closely with all relevant stakeholders, such as National Federations, clubs and promoters, while closely following the evolution of the pandemic in Europe as well as the measures taken by national authorities to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus.
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5/6/2020
Dalhausser looking ahead to Olympics
Orlando, United States, May 6, 2020 – Phil Dalhausser knows a thing or two about beach volleyball at the Olympic Games. A gold medallist at the Beijing 2008 Games, the American blocker also competed at London 2012 and Rio 2016 and is currently aiming to qualify for the Tokyo Olympics.
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4/23/2020
2021 FIVB Beach Volleyball World Championships rescheduled for June 2022
Lausanne, Switzerland, April 23, 2020 – The FIVB has announced that the 2021 FIVB Beach Volleyball World Championships have been rescheduled for June 2022 in Rome, Italy due to significant changes to the global sports calendar following the postponement of the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 in light of the global coronavirus pandemic.
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4/6/2020
FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour events in Gstaad and Espinho cancelled
Lausanne, Switzerland, April 06, 2020 – In order to safeguard the health and wellbeing of the players, officials and fans during the ongoing global coronavirus pandemic, a joint decision has been taken by the FIVB and the event organisers to cancel the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour 5-star event scheduled for 7-12 July in Gstaad, Switzerland, and the 4-star event scheduled to be held on 15-19 July in Espinho, Portugal.
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3/30/2020
FIVB confirms further changes to its events calendars
Lausanne, Switzerland, March 30, 2020 – The FIVB has announced further changes to its volleyball, beach volleyball, and snow volleyball event calendars, following the evaluation and reassessment of its events in light of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
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3/25/2020
Beach Volleyball Major Series announcement
Lausanne, Switzerland, March 25, 2020 – In light of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the Beach Majors Company (BMC) has notified the FIVB of its decision to cancel two Beach Volleyball Major Series events in Vienna, Austria, and Hamburg, Germany, scheduled to take place on 12-16 August and 19-23 August respectively.
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3/23/2020
NORCECA postpones three beach volleyball events
SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic, March 23, 2020 – NORCECA Confederation, in close consultation with local organizers, has decided to postpone the first three tournaments of the year scheduled in the 2020 Beach Volleyball Circuit due to the pandemic Coronavirus and its consequences for international traveling.
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3/20/2020
FIVB announce changes to the beach volleyball calendar in May
Lausanne, Switzerland, March 20, 2020 – In consideration of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, and to protect the health and wellbeing of all involved, the FIVB has announced changes to the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour events scheduled for May.
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3/19/2020
COVID-19 and AVP 2020: Making Sense of it All - AVP Beach Volleyball
Life feels weird right now. The world has stopped. We’re encouraged to stay home and indoors, a strange diversion from the usual prompts to get outdoors and be social!
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3/15/2020
Poland & Chinese Taipei top Malaysian podiums
Langkawi, Malaysia, March 15, 2020 - Poland captured its second men's World Tour gold medal of the week here Sunday while the Chinese Taipei women's duo of Nai-Han Kou and Pi Hsin Liu topped an FIVB beach volleyball stop for the third time to highlight action at the fourth annual Langkawi Open.
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3/14/2020
FIVB beach volleyball 3-star event at Coolangatta Beach, Gold Coast, Australia Postponed
Lausanne, Switzerland, March 14, 2020 - A joint decision has been made by the FIVB and Volleyball Australia to postpone the FIVB Beach Volleyball 3-star event scheduled for 18-22 March at Coolangatta Beach, Gold Coast, Australia due to the ongoing global coronavirus outbreak.
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FIVB postpones the FIVB Beach Volleyball 4-star event in Cancun, Mexico
Lausanne, Switzerland, March 14, 2020 - A joint decision has been made by the FIVB and the event organisers to postpone the FIVB Beach Volleyball 4-star event scheduled for 24-29 March in Cancun, Mexico, due to the ongoing global coronavirus outbreak.
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Milestone happening for Chinese Taipei at Langkawi
Langkawi, Malaysia, March 14, 2020 - For the first-time in FIVB World Tour history, a men's and women's team from Chinese Taipei will compete at the same time an international beach volleyball final four on the same day.
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3/13/2020
FIVB announces changes to events calendar
Lausanne, Switzerland, March 13, 2020 – The FIVB is continuing to monitor the outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19) on an hour-by-hour basis, and with the guidance of national and global authorities has determined the following policies will be introduced with immediate effect, to protect the wellbeing of the volleyball family.
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Fijalek and Bryl start 2020 with Doha glory
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Japan's Sakaguchi & Suzuki continue FIVB winning ways
Langkawi, Malaysia, March 13, 2020 - Yurika Sakaguchi and Chiyo Suzuki extended their FIVB World Tour winning streak to eight-straight matches as the top-seeded Japanese pair placed the eight group winners here Friday at the US$10,000 international beach volleyball event for men and women.
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Mexicans continue to make waves in Doha
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Crabb focusing on present in USA Olympic tussle
Doha, Qatar, March 12, 2020 – Taylor Crabb is refusing to think too far ahead as the fight for the two USA places at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games moves towards its conclusion.
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