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Players: 12144 9289 21433
Tournaments: 2013 1582 3595
 
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Joel Durrant 55
Sunil Kunhiram P 51
Tina Fowler 49
Georgi Sabchev 48
Chris Walmer 48
Simon Dahl 48
Jake Gibb 47
Krisztina Nagy 47
Kanako Nishimura 46
Yan Kong 45
Ciria Salazar 45
Antje Laatz 41
Mujgan Keskin 40
Sanne Keizer 38
Alexander Samoshkin 38
Christopher Gass 37
Kudakwashe Chizema 37
Ric Cervantes 35
Volodymyr Borysenko 35
Bahar Toksoy 35
Julian Bissette 32
Lincoln Riviere 32
Tal Gabal 32
Nick Del Bianco 31
Rasko Jovanovic 31
Kirby Burnham 31
Madison Hayden 29
Lars Geukes 29
Marina Coric 28
Katerina Valkova 27
Ana Krstic 27
Saorith Von 25
Nicolas Velluti 24
Anne Ngo Bibinbe 23
Simon Pfretzschner 21
Anucha Promdee 21
Nicolas Capretti 21
Joao Vitor 20
 
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Beach Volleyball History
In 1993
Karch Kiraly and Kent Steffes won the AVP Hawaii Open.  It was the 65th win for Karch Kiraly, the 36th win for Kent Steffes, and the 25th win for the team.
In 1994
Roberto Lopes and Franco Neto won the FIVB Brazil Open.  It was the 2nd win for Roberto Lopes, the 2nd win for Franco Neto, and the 2nd win for the team.
In 2000
Liz Masakayan and Elaine Youngs won the FIVB Brazil Open.  It was the 44th win for Liz Masakayan, the 7th win for Elaine Youngs, and the 7th win for the team.
In 2009
Mark Williams won the AVP HWN St. Louis Hot Winter Nights.
In 2009
April Ross won the AVP HWN St. Louis Hot Winter Nights.
 
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2/5/2023
Brilliant Mol and Sørum secure Doha Elite16 title
eigning Olympic and world champions Anders Mol and Christian Sørum started the 2023 Volleyball World Beach Pro Tour season on the right foot as the Norwegian superstars secured the title of the Doha Elite16 event that came to an end on Sunday in the Qatari capital. The Beach Volley Vikings displayed nerves of steel to prevail in the gold medal match at the Aspire Park sports complex...

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Schoon and Stam claim first 2023 Beach Pro Tour gold
The second season of the Volleyball World Beach Pro Tour started exactly like the first one for Raisa Schoon and Katja Stam as the Dutch Olympians won the first Elite16 event of 2023 in a remarkable way in Doha, Qatar, on Sunday. The two Dutch players, who also topped the podium at the first Elite16 event of the 2022 season in Rosarito, Mexico, 11 months ago...

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2/4/2023
Breaking down 2023 AVP schedule: 12 stops; Austin gets nixed; VW conflicts and more
The 2023 AVP schedule was announced Friday, looking both similar and a touch different than its first under the ownership of Bally’s Sports. Most notable is the reduction in events, from 15 to 12, all of which came by trimming the number of Tour Series events, a justifiable move, given that six of the 15 tournaments in 2022 were for the lowest level of AVP professional.

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Unstoppable Carambula and Ranghieri into Doha Elite16’s medal rounds
Three consecutive days of excellent play have established Italian qualifiers Adrian Carambula and Alex Ranghieri as the most dominant team in this week's Volleyball World Beach Pro Tour Elite16 event in Doha, Qatar, and also took them to the semifinals of the tournament at the Aspire Park sports complex.

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Tina and Anastasija make it to the semifinals in Doha
Reigning European champions Tina Graudina and Anastasija Samoilova claimed the most emphatic victory in the quarterfinals of the Volleyball World Beach Pro Tour Elite16 event in Doha, Qatar, on Saturday as the Latvians eliminated 2022 Beach Pro Tour winners Kelly Cheng and Sara Hughes of the United States on their way to the semifinals.

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2/3/2023
Grimalts find their game at Doha Elite16
Marco and Esteban Grimalt won only one of their four matches at last week’s 2022 Volleyball World Beach Pro Tour Finals in Doha, Qatar, leaving the tournament earlier than they would have liked, at the conclusion of the pool stage. The Chileans remain in Doha for another week to compete in the Elite16 event that’s opening the 2023 international season...

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Stam and Schoon navigate Doha’s Group of Death
Surviving a pool with the reigning world champions, the current European champions and one of the German top teams would be quite the accomplishment for any beach volleyball team in the world, but Dutch rising stars Katja Stam and Raisa Schoon went above and beyond in the Volleyball World Beach Pro Tour Elite16 event in Doha.

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2/2/2023
Åhman and Hellvig hold nothing back in season opener in Doha
It’s not unusual for beach volleyball teams to use the first match of a new season to get back into rhythm after a long break, but that wasn’t the case with Swedish pair David Åhman and Jonatan Hellvig at the Volleyball World Beach Pro Tour Doha Elite16 event on Thursday. Back on the court for the first time after what was the best season of their still young careers...

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Melissa and Brandie up to a promising start at Doha Elite16
The debut of the new Canadian team formed by Melissa Humana-Paredes and Brandie Wilkerson was one of the storylines of the first day of the main draw of the Volleyball World Beach Pro Tour Doha Elite16 event, and the Olympians delivered a promising start to their partnership at the Aspire Park sports complex on Thursday.

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Mar 16-19, 2023 FIVB BPT Challenge La Paz, Mexico M US$75,000
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