FIVB: Gstaad Grand Slam (Live Video)

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Qualification round is now complete and main draw action is underway in the FIVB beach volleyball World Tour grand slam stop in Gstaad, Switzerland.  This is a dual gender event and Canada is represented by two teams for each gender.  The team of Lessard-Martin still is the only one of the four to have direct entry into the main draw play, so the other three must battle it out in the qualification round.  Here are a list of the teams and their opponents thus far.

Canadian Men's Teams

Canada Redmann-Saxton
Canada Binstock-Van Huizen

Canadian Women's Teams

Canada Bansley-Maloney
Canada Lessard-Martin

As I mentioned earlier, we have passed the qualification stage and are now into main draw action.  Here are the results of the Canadian duos during their qualification matches.

Match scores and live streaming video links after the jump.

Round 1 Men's Qualification

Canada Redmann-Saxton def. Russia Barsouk-Yutvalin 2-0 (21-19, 21-17)
Canada Binstock-Van Huizen def. Australia Boehm-Kapa 2-1 (21-18, 19-21, 15-12)

Round 1 Women's Qualification

Canada Bansley-Maloney def. Australia Cook-West 2-0 (21-14, 21-13)

Round 2 Men's Qualification

Canada Redmann-Saxton def. Austria Doppler-Mellitzer 2-0 (21-17, 21-16)
Latvia Samoilovs-Sorokins def. Canada Binstock-Van Huizen 2-0 (21-13, 21-17)

Round 2 Women's Qualification

Brazil Lima-Vivian def. Canada Bansley-Maloney 2-0 (21-14, 23-21)

This is a grand slam event which means that in the main draw, there will be first be a round of pool play.  Team Lessard-Martin on the women's side of the tournament and Redmann-Saxton on the men's are the only Canadian teams who made it to the main draw from Canada.  We will post the results of their main draw games once they become available.

Live Stream Links