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The new 'Beach Pro Tour' started last week. The new world cup system replaces the old 1-4 start tournaments with all new Future, Challenge and Elite level tournaments. In other words, not much has changed but you now have to pay to watch the streams...:facepalm:

 

I don't think many people on the forum follow beach volleyball. I'll try to keep track of some of the results here.

 

:MEX Tlaxcala, Mexico Challenge tournament

 

Women:

1. :BRA Barbara/Carol

2. :NED Stam/Schoon

3. :BRA Elize Maia/Thamela

 

Men:

1. :POL Bryl/Losiak

2. :CHI Aravena/Droguett

3. :LAT Samoilovs/Smedins

 

The Chilean pair is a big surprise to me, never heard of them before. Also really glad to see the Dutch pair Stam/Schoon continue their good form from last year, which was their breakout year.

 

There was some big names missing this round still, who we might see again next week in the :MEX Rosarito, Mexico Elite tournament.

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32 minutes ago, Jinzha said:

I don't think many people on the forum follow beach volleyball.

At least not in such a way that I'd pay for streams, I wonder how many people would actually do that in a relatively fringe sport like beach volleyball :d 

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:MEX Rosarito, Mexico Elite Tournament

 

Women:

1. :NED Stam/Schoon

2. :LAT Kravcenoka/Graudina

3. :BRA Talita/Rebecca

 

Men:

1. :QAT Cherif/Ahmed

2. :NED Brouwer/Meeuwsen

3. :NOR Mol/Sorum

 

Incredible result for the Dutch pair Stam/Schoon, I believe this is their first world tour win! Their bracket wasn't easy either, they beat Olympic silver medalists :AUS Clancy/Mariafe in pool phase and the arguably best :BRA pair Duda/Ana Patricia in quarterfinals. Hopefully this is their definitive breakthrough as an 'elite' pair.

Good result by the veteran pair Brouwer/Meeuwsen as well. They're 32 and 34 by now and still competing in the absolute top of the field.

 

Next stop: :BRA Itapema, Brazil Challenge Tournament 14-17 april

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:BRA Itapema, Brazil Challenge Tournament

 

Women:

1. :USA Kolinske/Hughes

2. :NED Stam/Schoon

3. :BRA Andressa/Vitoria

 

Men:

1. :BRA George/Andre

2. :CZE Perusic/Schweiner

3. :NED Luini/Penninga

 

Another tournament, another podium for Stam/Schoon! Really spectacular start of their season so far.

On the men's side the podiums have been different every tournament so far.

 

Next stop: :QAT Doha, Qater Challenge Tournament 5-8 May

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:QAT Doha, Qatar Challenge Tournament

 

Women:

1. :BRA Barbara/Carol

2. :GER Laboureur/Schulz

3. :SUI Hüberli/Brunner

 

Men:

1. :POL Bryl/Losiak

2. :ITA Nicolai/Cottafava

3. :AUT Ermacora/Pristauz

 

Hometown favorites :QAT Cherif/Ahmed got knocked out surprisingly in the ro16 by qualifiers :CHI Grimalt/Grimalt. Also the first Beach Pro Tour without :NED Stam/Schoon medaling, after getting knocked out in the QF by :SUI Hüberli/Brunner.

 

Next stop: :TUR Kusadasi, Turkey Challenge Tournament 19-22 May

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:TUR Kusadasi, Turkey Challenge Tournament

 

Women:

1. :USA Kloth/Nuss

2. :AUS Clancy/Mariafe

3. :USA Cannon/Sponcil

 

Men:

1. :SWE Ahman/Hellvig

2. :AUS McHugh/Burnett

3. :GER Wickler/Ehlers

 

Very limited field this week compared to other challenge tournaments, most teams are likely preparing for the two elite tournaments coming up the next weeks. Still a very impressive win by the young :SWE Ahman/Hellvig, their first senior win after previously taking silver in the 2018 YOG and gold the U21 world championship.

 

Next stop: :CZE Ostrava, Czech Republic 25-29 May

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:CZE Ostrava, Czech Republic Elite tournament

 

Women:

1. :GER Müller/Tillmann

2. :BRA Talita Rebecca

3. :SUI Hüberli/Brunner

 

Men:

1. :NOR Mol/Sorum

2. :CZE Perusic/Schweiner

3. :NED Brouwer/Meeuwsen

 

Feels like whenever :NED Stam/Schoon get knocked out in quarters, it's by one of the Swiss teams.

 

Next stop: :LAT Jurmala, Latvia Elite tournament 1-5 June

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:LAT Jurmala, Latvia Elite tournament

 

Women:

1. :CAN Pavan/Melissa

2. :BRA Barbara/Carol

3. :BRA Duda/Ana Patricia

 

Men:

1. :ITA Nicolai/Cottafava

2. :QAT Cherif/Ahmed

3. :BRA Andre/George

 

Two completely different podiums in the two weeks leading up to the world championships happening in two weeks.

 

Next stop: :ITA Rome, Italy World Championships 10-19 June AND :NED Vlissingen, Netherlands European U22 Championships 9-12 June

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