FIVB World Tour 2014


  • It's noteworthy that all pairs on the podium are qualifiers. Impressive!

  • Stavanger Grand Slam, Norway


    25-29 June


    Semifinals:


    Dalhausser-Rosenthal (USA) - Gabathuler-Gerson (SUI) 2-0 (21-14, 21-9)
    Ricardo-Alvaro Filho (BRA) - Sidorenko-Dyachenko (KAZ) 2-0 (23-21, 21-19)


    Bronze medal match:


    Gabathuler-Gerson (SUI) - Sidorenko-Dyachenko (KAZ) 2-1 (28-30, 21-19, 15-9)


    Final:


    Dalhausser-Rosenthal (USA) - Ricardo-Alvaro Filho (BRA) 2-0 (21-16, 21-16)

  • Gstaad Grand Slam, Switzerland


    9-13 July


    Semifinals:


    Dalhausser-Rosenthal (USA) - Doherty-Lucena (USA) 2-1 (15-21, 21-17, 15-13)
    Alison-Bruno (BRA) - Erdmann-Matysik (GER) 2-0 (21-15, 21-19)


    Bronze medal match:


    Doherty-Lucena (USA) - Erdmann-Matysik (GER) 2-0 (21-19, 21-16)


    Final:


    Dalhausser-Rosenthal (USA) - Alison-Bruno (BRA) 2-0 (21-17, 21-17)

  • The Hauge GS witnesses first Polish Grand Slam winner dual Fijalek-Prudel (it's kind of hard to believe for me, first Poles ever?) stop Rosenthal-Dalhausser's consecutive winning trend. Congratulations to the pair!

  • The Hague Transavia Grand Slam, The Netherlands


    16-20 July


    Semifinals:


    Fijalek-Prudel (POL) - Emanuel-Pedro (BRA) 2-0 (24-22, 23-21)
    Alison-Bruno (BRA) - Dalhausser-Rosenthal (USA) 0-2 (17-21, 30-32)


    Bronze medal match:


    Emanuel-Pedro (BRA) - Alison-Bruno (BRA) 2-1 (12-21, 21-16, 15-11)


    Final:


    Fijalek-Prudel (POL) - Dalhausser-Rosenthal (USA) 2-1 (21-18, 13-21, 15-13)

  • They are a top pair and have been for quite some time :) In The Hague they were seeded sixth after all. What they needed was this first place, now they finally got it.

    Thanks to them I follow beach volleyball from time to time :D

    Gold medal - World League 2013 Prediction Game
    Bronze medal - World League 2012 Prediction Game

  • Asics World Series of Beach Volleyball, Long Beach, USA


    23-27 July


    Semifinals:


    Fijalek-Prudel (POL) - Rogers-Brunner (USA) 2-0 (21-15, 21-19)
    Walkenhorst-Windscheif (GER) - Dalhausser-Rosenthal (USA) 0-2 (13-21, 12-21)


    Bronze medal match:


    Rogers-Brunner (USA) - Walkenhorst-Windscheif (GER) 2-1 (21-17, 18-21, 15-12)


    Final:


    Fijalek-Prudel (POL) - Dalhausser-Rosenthal (USA) 1-2 (24-22, 17-21, 9-15)

  • A1 Grand Slam, Klagenfurt, Ausrtia


    30 July - 3 August


    Semifinals:


    Kapa-McHugh (AUS) - Nicolai-Lupo (ITA) 0-2 (13-21, 15-21)
    Samoilovs-Smedins (LAT) - Alison-Bruno (BRA) 0-2 (14-21, 17-21)


    Bronze medal match:


    Kapa-McHugh (AUS) - Samoilovs-Smedins (LAT) 2-0 (24-22, 21-17)


    Final:


    Nicolai-Lupo (ITA) - Alison-Bruno (BRA) 0-2 (14-21, 17-21)

  • The gold medallists are back with first serve on 28th August at the Vitoria's Open. From now on, Emanuel will play alongside of Ricardo on the same team while Álvaro Filho will team up with Pedro Solberg.


    There's an age issue in my book. Let's see how they can pull through!

  • Stare Jablonki Grand Slam, Poland


    20 - 24 August


    Semifinals:


    Pedro-Alvaro Filho (BRA) - Gibb-Patterson (USA) 2-1 (21-17, 11-21, 15-12)
    Samoilovs-Smedins (LAT) - Doppler-Horst (AUT) 2-0 (22-20, 21-17)


    Bronze medal match:


    Gibb-Patterson (USA) - Doppler-Horst (AUT) 2-0 (23-21, 21-18 )


    Final:


    Pedro-Alvaro Filho (BRA) - Samoilovs-Smedins (LAT) 2-1 (15-21, 21-17, 15-12)

  • Does anyone know how exactly the pool rankings in the preliminary groups of each beach volleyball tournament are determined? What comes after the number of points and wins? The match(es) between the teams with equal amount of points, set ratio, point ratio? I am asking in regards with a situation at the current Sao Paulo Grand Slam in Brazil. Look at the final standings in Pool D:


    1 Varenhorst-Nummerdor [13] NED 5 2 1 4 3 1,333 142 136 1,044
    2 Guto Carvalhaes-Alliso [29] BRA 5 2 1 4 3 1,333 130 120 1,083
    3 Samoilovs-Smedins, J. [4] LAT 5 2 1 4 2 2,000 119 113 1,053
    4 Montgomery-Slick [20] USA 3 0 3 2 6 0,333 136 158 0,861


    It's not super important, of course, but thought a discussion might help me understand the process a bit better. All three teams with 5 points have beaten/lost one other team with the same amount of points, so I thought any of the two ratios would be applied. Any ideas why?

  • Does anyone know how exactly the pool rankings in the preliminary groups of each beach volleyball tournament are determined? What comes after the number of points and wins? The match(es) between the teams with equal amount of points, set ratio, point ratio? I am asking in regards with a situation at the current Sao Paulo Grand Slam in Brazil. Look at the final standings in Pool D:


    1 Varenhorst-Nummerdor [13] NED 5 2 1 4 3 1,333 142 136 1,044
    2 Guto Carvalhaes-Alliso [29] BRA 5 2 1 4 3 1,333 130 120 1,083
    3 Samoilovs-Smedins, J. [4] LAT 5 2 1 4 2 2,000 119 113 1,053
    4 Montgomery-Slick [20] USA 3 0 3 2 6 0,333 136 158 0,861


    It's not super important, of course, but thought a discussion might help me understand the process a bit better. All three teams with 5 points have beaten/lost one other team with the same amount of points, so I thought any of the two ratios would be applied. Any ideas why?


    Please refer to the sports regulation Pg. 23-24


    In your case, point win-loss and ratios within the three teams are:
    1. Varenhorst-Nummerdor, 79-77, 1.026
    2. Guto Carvalhaes-Alliso, 77-77, 1.000
    3. Samoilovs-Smedins, J., 77-79, 0.975


  • Please refer to the sports regulation Pg. 23-24


    In your case, point win-loss and ratios within the three teams are:
    1. Varenhorst-Nummerdor, 79-77, 1.026
    2. Guto Carvalhaes-Alliso, 77-77, 1.000
    3. Samoilovs-Smedins, J., 77-79, 0.975

    Thank you very much! I must've missed the explanation when reading the document and trying to find this exact information. This explains it for me now and makes total sense.

  • Thank you very much! I must've missed the explanation when reading the document and trying to find this exact information. This explains it for me now and makes total sense.


    Yes, thanks for your efforts. I admit, i was just too lazy to look after it by myself :whistle:


    I was quite surprised seeing Marcus Popp alongside Sebastian Dollinger in Sao Paulo. And they already made it too the third round :thumbup: Lets see if Popp will join the players carussell for next year. Haven't heard yet, that he signed an indoor contract somewhere.
    Also the turkish guys, beating Hyden/Bourne.... 8o

  • Sao Paulo Grand Slam, Brazil


    24 - 28 September


    Semifinals:


    Losiak-Kantor (POL) - Ricardo-Emanuel (BRA) 0-2 (26-28, 17-21)
    Varenhorst-Nummerdor (NED) - Binstock-Schachter (CAN) 2-0 (23-21, 21-13)


    Bronze medal match:


    Losiak-Kantor (POL) - Binstock-Schachter (CAN) 2-1 (21-19, 18-21, 15-12)


    Final:


    Ricardo-Emanuel (BRA) - Varenhorst-Nummerdor (NED) 0-2 (17-21, 13-21)

  • A pretty strong weekend for Canada with two teams in the quarterfinals. Losiak-Kantor, the heroes of the Junior and Youth WCHs and ECHs, with first medals at the World Tour. Dalhausser-Rosenthal's absence in Sao Paulo and the fifth place of Samoilovs-Smedins brought the Latvians on top of the current World Tour rankings.