Updated: FIVB: Brasilia 2012 (Men and Women)

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It's time to go back to the beach!  The first event of the 2012 FIVB Swatch Beach Volleyball World tour kicks off this week in Brasilia, Brazil.  This dual gender event sees nine Canadian teams competing.  After last year, we have a bunch of partner switches on our men's teams.  Maverick Hatch and Sam Schachter as well as Ben Saxton and Christian Redmann are the only two teams remaining together from the 2011 season.  Rich Van Huizen will be playing with Garret May this season.  May will be playing in his first Men's World Tour event after placing 4th at FIVB Junior Worlds last year and 1st in 2010.  Returning to the World Tour this year is Matt Zbyszewski (Matty Z).  Matty played in five events in 2010 with Josh Binstock, but didn't compete last year.  Matty will be partnering this season with Chaim Schalk.  Each men's team will have to compete in the country quota in order to get into the qualification round.

The Canadian women's teams do not have to play in the CQ.  Four teams will compete in the tournament with Elizabeth Maloney and Heather Bansley getting direct entry into the main draw.  Recent Canadian Champions Kacie MacTavish and Julie Rodrigue join Marie-Andree Lessard and Annie Martin as well as Jamie Broder and Kristina Valjas in the qualification round.  Broder and Valjas did play the last event of the season (Phuket, Thailand) together in 2011, but competed with different partners for the others.

Canadian Men's Teams in Brasilia

Canada Binstock-Reader 194 (CQ)
Canada Hatch-Schachter 336 (CQ)
Canada Saxton-Redmann 360 (CQ)
Canada Van Huizen-May 134 (CQ)
Canada Zbyszewski-Schalk 66 (CQ)

Canadian Women's Teams in Brasilia

Canada Bansley-Maloney 1040 (Main Draw)
Canada Broder-Valjas 90
Canada Lessard-Martin 320
Canada MacTavish-Rodrigue 214

Best of luck to all the Canadian teams down in Brazil this week.  As always, check back to Kill on Two for updated results, scores and live video streams.

Results, match ups and live streams after the break.

Live Streams

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Women's Qualification Round 1

Canada Broder-Valjas def. Uruguay Nieto-Cardozo 2-0 (21-13, 21-13)

Women's Qualification Round 2

Canada Lessard-Martin def. Canada MacTavish-Rodrigue 2-1 (20-22, 21-15, 15-12)
Georgia Saka-Rtvelo def. Canada Broder-Valjas 2-0 (21-19, 21-18)

Women's Qualification Round 3

Germany Borger-Büthe def. Canada Lessard-Martin 2-0 (21-16, 21-14)

Women's Main Draw Round 1

Canada Bansley-Maloney def. Germany Borger-Büthe 2-0 (21-19, 21-19)

Women's Main Draw Round 2

USA May-Treanor-Walsh def. Canada Bansley-Maloney 2-0 (22-20, 21-13)

Women's Main Draw Lower Bracket

Netherlands Meppelink-van Gestel vs. Canada Bansley-Maloney April 18th, 2012 - 9:00 a.m. EST

Men's Qualification Round 2

Every Canadian men's team received a bye in the first round of Qualification

Canada Saxton-Redmann def. Argentina Azaad-Conde 2-1 (21-10, 15-21, 16-14)
Canada Binstock-Reader def. Venezuela Hernandez-Fañe 2-1 (17-21, 21-15, 16-14)
Canada Hatch-Schachter def. Japan Hasegawa-Inoue 2-0 (21-10, 21-16)
USA Keenan-Mayer def. Canada Zbyszewski-Schalk 2-0 (21-16, 21-17)

Men's Qualification Round 3

Russia Prokopiev-Likholetov def. Canada Hatch-Schachter 2-0 (21-18, 21-14)
Austria Kunert-Petutschnig def. Canada Binstock-Reader 2-1 (21-17, 19-21, 15-13)
Canada Saxton-Redmann def. China Zhou-Li 2-0 (21-19, 21-14)

Men's Main Draw Round 1

Germany Erdmann-Matysik def. Canada Saxton-Redmann 2-0 (21-14, 25-23)

Men's Main Draw Round 1 Lower Bracket

Austria Huber-Seidl def. Canada Saxton-Redmann 2-0 (21-17, 21-14)

Women's Final Four Brackets

Men's Final Four Brackets