FIVB World Tour 2014

  • The 2014 men's calendar, including the age-specific World Championships and the European Championship:


    Fuzhou Open, China
    22-26 April


    Shanghai Grand Slam, China
    29 April - 3 May


    Puerto Vallarta Open, Mexico
    6-10 May


    Anapa Open, Russia
    28 May - 1 June


    CEV European Championship, Cagliari, Italy
    3-8 June


    U23 World Championship, Myslowice, Poland
    10-15 June


    Moscow Grand Slam, Russia
    11-15 June


    Berlin Grand Slam, Germany
    18-22 June


    Stavanger Grand Slam, Norway
    25-29 June


    Gstaad Grand Slam, Switzerland
    8-13 July


    The Hague Grand Slam, Netherlands
    15-20 July


    U17 World Championship, Bahia de Banderas, Mexico
    15-20 July


    Long Beach Grand Slam, USA
    22-27 July


    U21 World Championship, Larnaca, Cyprus
    22-27 July


    U19 World Championship, Porto, Portugal
    29 July - 3 August


    Klagenfurt Grand Slam, Austria
    30 July - 3 August


    Stare Jablonki Grand Slam, Poland
    20-24 August


    Sao Paulo Grand Slam, Brazil
    23-28 September


    Xiamen Open, China
    7-11 October


    Parana Open, Argentina
    28 October - 2 November


    Doha Open, Qatar
    4-8 November


    Chennai Open, India
    25 - 30 November


    St. Denis de la Reunion Open, France
    3-7 December


    Mangaung Open, South Africa
    9-14 December

  • German Beach National Teams:


    - Jonathan Erdmann/Kay Matysik


    - Markus Böckermann/Mischa Urbatzka


    - Alexander Walkenhorst/Stefan Windscheif


    - Julius Brink/Armin Dollinger


    I don't think we will see too many podiums for german men this year. Erdmann/Matysik and Böckeratzka are surely good enough for top ten , but beating the best on a regular base will be a difficult task for them.


    We have new pairings with Walkenhorst/Windscheif and Brink/A. Dollinger. Walkenhorst/Windscheif is a promising and talented team, but are they already good enough for the world class? We will see......


    Brink changed partner again and is now playing with Armin Dollinger, the younger brother of Sebastian who played last year together with Stefan Windscheif. Brink nearly lost all his world ranking points due to his injury last year. That means, they will have to play qualification. So its really difficult to say what they are capable of playing. I guess we will see them more often on the german tour.

  • Fuzhou Open, China


    22-26 April


    Semifinals:


    Stiekema-Varenhorst (NED) - Nicolai-Lupo (ITA) 0-2 (19-21, 15-21)
    Samoilovs-Smedins (LAT) - Alison-Bruno (BRA) 1-2 (21-13, 21-23, 7-15)


    Bronze medal match:


    Stiekema-Varenhorst (NED) - Samoilovs-Smedins (LAT) 2-1 (17-21, 26-24, 16-14)


    Final:


    Nicolai-Lupo (ITA) - Alison-Bruno (BRA) 2-1 (21-17, 16-21, 15-13)

  • There we go, the 2014 World Tour is underway! First ever title for Nicolai-Lupo, one of the most impressive European teams with constantly good performance. They had made it to a podium finish several times already before they finally gained their gold medals in Fuzhou on Saturday.

  • I don't think we will see too many podiums for german men this year. Erdmann/Matysik and Böckeratzka are surely good enough for top ten , but beating the best on a regular base will be a difficult task for them.


    8)
    Me and my predictions.....
    Erdmann/Matysik just won the bronce medal in Shanghai, beating Pedro/Emanuel.


    We have an all european final between Nicolai/Lupo and Samoilovs/Smedins. The Lavians just took the first set.


    Watch it here: http://www.sportlemon.tv/20140…4da7.01295919-809361.html

  • Shanghai PPTV Grand Slam, China


    29 April - 3 May


    Semifinals:


    Nicolai-Lupo (ITA) - Pedro-Emanuel (BRA) 2-1 (18-21, 21-13, 15-13)
    Samoilovs-Smedins (LAT) - Erdmann-Matysik (GER) 2-0 (21-19, 21-15)


    Bronze medal match:


    Pedro-Emanuel (BRA) - Erdmann-Matysik (GER) 1-2 (21-15, 19-21, 10-15)


    Final:


    Nicolai-Lupo (ITA) - Samoilovs-Smedins (LAT) 2-1 (24-26, 21-18, 15-12)

  • Puerto Vallarta Open, Mexico


    6 - 10 May


    Semifinals:


    Samoilovs-Smedins (LAT) - Dittelbach-Koreng (GER) 2-0 (21-17, 21-18 )
    Ingrosso P.-Ingrosso M. (ITA) - Virgen-Ontiveros (MEX) 2-0 (28-26, 21-17)


    Bronze medal match:


    Dittelbach-Koreng (GER) - Virgen-Ontiveros (MEX) 1-2 (16-21, 21-18, 19-21)


    Final:


    Samoilovs-Smedins (LAT) - Ingrosso P.-Ingrosso M. (ITA) 2-0 (21-19, 21-15)

  • A second consecutive final between Latvia and Italy, this time Italy was represented by the twins Ingrosso. The 2013 World Tour winners Samoilovs-Smedins with their first trophy in 2014 after the silver in Shanghai last week. First ever FIVB World Tour medal for Mexico achieved by Virgen-Ontiveros. Good beach volleyball despite the numerous Tour's leaders missing. Such will seem to be the case in Anapa for the Open at the end of the month, many prefer the Grand Slams and are probably not going to travel to the Open events.

  • Poland Champion in indoor volleyball Wojciech Włodarczyk will play with U23 World Champion in beach volleyball Bartosz Łosiak in some beach volleyball tours in Poland.

  • Former world and olympic champion Julius Brink yesterday announced that he ends his career with immediate effect. ;(


    He was injured for the whole last year, had surgery on the hip but in the end it didn't help. Only 31 years, thats no age for a beach volleyballer......


    Bad situation as well for Armin Dollinger who wanted to play this year with Brink.


    http://www.volleyball-verband.…kgjv4fcudgij5r9k1h6k7sg45

  • Poland Champion in indoor volleyball Wojciech Włodarczyk will play with U23 World Champion in beach volleyball Bartosz Łosiak in some beach volleyball tours in Poland.



    First tournament in season first Gold Medals. Duo won Plaża Open in Kęty.



  • First tournament in season first Gold Medals. Duo won Plaża Open in Kęty.


    Just wanted to congratulate those fellas on another gold medal. Seems Wlodie is collecting miscellaneous gold medals.

  • Anapa Open, Russia


    27 May - 1 June


    Semifinals:


    Semenov-Krasilnikov (RUS) - Gabathuler-Gerson (SUI) 2-0 (21-19, 21-18 )
    Chevallier-Strasser (SUI) - Plavins-Solovejs (LAT) 0-2 (17-21, 14-21)


    Bronze medal match:


    Gabathuler-Gerson (SUI) - Chevallier-Strasser (SUI) 2-1 (16-21, 21-17, 16-14)


    Final:


    Semenov-Krasilnikov (RUS) - Plavins-Solovejs (LAT) 1-2 (16-21, 26-24, 13-15)

  • Moscow Grand Slam, Russia


    11-15 June


    Semifinals:


    Semenov-Krasilnikov (RUS) - Nicolai-Lupo (ITA) 2-0 (21-19, 21-14)
    Fijalek-Prudel (POL) - Rosenthal-Dalhausser (USA) 2-0 (21-16, 21-16)


    Bronze medal match:


    Nicolai-Lupo (ITA) - Rosenthal-Dalhausser (USA) 1-2 (19-21, 21-15, 11-15)


    Final:


    Semenov-Krasilnikov (RUS) - Fijalek-Prudel (POL) 2-0 (23-21, 21-17)

  • Berlin smart Grand Slam, Germany


    18-22 June


    Semifinals:


    Doherty-Lucena (USA) - Alison-Bruno (BRA) 2-1 (15-21, 21-18, 15-11)
    Emanuel-Pedro (BRA) - Hyden-Bourne (USA) 0-2 (16-21, 13-21)

    Bronze medal match:


    Alison-Bruno (BRA) - Emanuel-Pedro (BRA) 2-0 (21-13, 21-12)


    Final:


    Doherty-Lucena (USA) - Hyden-Bourne (USA) 0-2 (17-21, 11-21)