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FIVB: Junior World Championships Halifax (Live Video)

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The 2011 FIVB Beach Volleyball Junior World Championships starts today in Halifax, Nova Scotia and will run until September 4th.  Canada was chosen to host this year's event due to Garret May and Sam Schachter winning the gold medal last year in Turkey.  Garret is back this year with a new partner, Danny Demyanenko.  On the women's side of the tournament, recent bronze medalists at the 2011 Canadian National Beach Volleyball Championship Melissa Humana-Paredes and Victoria Altomare are also in Halifax with a direct main draw entry.  Due to Canada hosting as well as previous finishes, every Canadian team on the men's and women's side of the tournament will begin in the main draw.  Main Draw action starts on September 1st.  Check out the links below for live streaming video information.

Canadian Women's Teams

Canada Altomare-Humana-Paredes
Canada Gosselin-Robichaud
Canada Hudson-Sider

Canadian Men's Teams

Canada Demyanenko-May
Canada Sidgwick-Kazhamiaka
Canada Del Bianco-Chow

Live Streams after the jump.

Live Streams

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Women's Pool A

Canada Altomare-Humana-Paredes
Norway Taubøll-Nergård
Poland Paszek-Bekier
Germany Aulenbrock-Schneider

Women's Pool D

Canada Gosselin-Robichaud
Kazakhstan M.Pilipenko-Samalikova
Italy Benazzi-Cavestro
Netherlands van Gestel-Braakman

Women's Pool F

Canada Hudson-Sider
Namibia Laggner-Wahl
China Zhang CH. N.-LIN Lingling
Japan Ishida-Suzuki

Men's Pool A

Canada Demyanenko-May
Latvia Haralds-Armands
Italy Andreatta-Baratto
China DOU Jiasu-WU Jiaxin

Men's Pool L

Canada Sidgwick-Kazhamiaka
Japan Takahashi-Watanabe
Canada Del Bianco-Chow
Venezuela Jose-Maikhol

So it's a little unfortunate that two of the three Canadian men's teams are in the same pool. Hopefully they can both make it out of pool play and into the first round of elimination. Other than that, I'm excited that Canada has the 1 seed for both the men's and the women's side of the tournament. Looks like beach volleyball is coming together nicely with our younger teams.


Women's Pool A Results

Canada Altomare-Humana-Paredes vs. Germany Aulenbrock-Schneider 1-2 (18-21, 21-13, 14-16)
Canada Altomare-Humana-Paredes vs. Poland Paszek-Bekier 0-2 (16-21, 17-21)
Canada Altomare-Humana-Paredes vs. Norway Taubøll-Nergård 2-0 (21-10, 21-9)

Women's Pool D Results

Canada Gosselin-Robichaud vs. Kazakhstan M.Pilipenko-Samalikova 0-2 (17-21, 15-21)
Italy Benazzi-Cavestro vs. Canada Gosselin-Robichaud 2-1 (21-11, 10-21, 15-10)
Netherlands van Gestel-Braakman vs. Canada Gosselin-Robichaud 2-0 (21-12, 21-11)

Women's Pool F Results

Canada Hudson-Sider vs. China Zhang CH. N.-LIN Lingling 0-2 (16-21, 18-21)
Canada Hudson-Sider vs. Japan Ishida-Suzuki 1-2 (23-25, 21-16, 14-16)
Canada Hudson-Sider vs. Namibia Laggner-Wahl 2-0 (21-12, 21-5)

Men's Pool A Results

Canada Demyanenko-May vs. Latvia Haralds-Armands 2-1 (22-20, 19-21, 15-11)
Canada Demyanenko-May vs. China DOU Jiasu-WU Jiaxin 2-0 (21-11, 21-17)
Canada Demyanenko-May vs. Italy Andreatta-Baratto 0-2 (17-21, 19-21)

Men's Pool L Results

Canada Sidgwick-Kazhamiaka vs. Canada Del Bianco-Chow 2-1 (21-18, 17-21, 16-14)
Canada Del Bianco-Chow vs. Japan Takahashi-Watanabe 2-0 (21-19, 21-12)
Canada Sidgwick-Kazhamiaka vs. Venezuela Jose-Maikhol 2-0 (21-10, 21-12)
Canada Del Bianco-Chow vs. Venezuela Jose-Maikhol 2-0 (21-11, 21-12)
Canada Sidgwick-Kazhamiaka vs. Japan Takahashi-Watanabe 2-0 (23-21, 21-19)