FIVB: Shanghai Grand Slam 2012 (Men and Women)

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It's time for the first Grand Slam event of the 2012 FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour.  Shanghai is a dual gender grand slam taking place this week and one of the many that is on the schedule before this year's Olympics in London.  There are six Canadian teams participating in Shanghai, three men's and three women's.  All the teams except one will be in the Qualification round that starts today.  Elizabeth Maloney and Heather Bansley have enough entry points to get a direct entry into the main draw and will begin their competition later in the week.  As always, results, live streams and matches will be posted below.

Canadian Men's Teams in Shanghai

All the Canadian men's teams will enter the tournament in the qualification round.

Canada Saxton-Redmann
Canada Hatch-Schachter
Canada Binstock-Reader
Canada Van Huizen-May

Canadian Women's Teams in Shanghai

Canada Bansley-Maloney (Main Draw)
Canada MacTavish-Rodrigue (Qualification)
Canada Lessard-Martin (Qualification)

Live streams and results posted after the jump.

Live Streams

Live streams for the FIVB Grand Slam in Shanghai will be posted here.

Women's Qualification Results Round 1

Canada Lessard-Martin def. Japan Urata-Take 2-0 (21-17, 21-13)
Georgia Saka-Rtvelo def. Canada MacTavish-Rodrigue 2-0 (21-17, 21-18)

Women's Qualification Results Round 2

Austria Schwaiger D.-Schwaiger S. def. Canada Lessard-Martin 2-1 (27-29, 21-19, 15-6)

Men's Qualification Results Round 1

Canada Saxton-Redmann def. Estonia Vesik-Jaani 2-0 (21-17, 24-22)
Denmark Soderberg-Hoyer, A. def. Canada Van Huizen-May 2-0 (21-18, 21-15)
Canada Binstock-Reader def. Spain Mesa-Lario 2-0 (37-35, 22-20)
Canada Hatch-Schachter def. Poland Kadziola-Szalankiewicz 2-0 (21-19, 22-20)

Men's Qualification Results Round 2

United Kingdom Grotowski-Garcia-Thompson def. Canada Hatch-Schachter 2-1 (18-21, 21-17, 15-12)
Germany Dollinger-Windscheif def. Canada Binstock-Reader 2-0 (26-24, 21-11)
Brazil Benjamin-Bruno def. Canada Saxton-Redmann 2-1 (20-22, 21-11, 15-10)

Women's Main Draw Pool Play Results (Pool B)

Canada Bansley-Maloney def. USA Fendrick-Hanson 2-0 (21-12, 21-15)
Brazil Talita-Antonelli def. Canada Bansley-Maloney 2-0 (21-18, 21-14)
Brazil Talita-Antonelli def. Georgia Saka-Rtvelo 2-0 (21-15, 21-18)
USA Fendrick-Hanson def. Georgia Saka-Rtvelo 2-0 (21-17, 21-11)
Brazil Talita-Antonelli def. USA Fendrick-Hanson 2-0 (21-19, 21-17)
Canada Bansley-Maloney def. Georgia Saka-Rtvelo 2-0 (21-12, 21-17)

Women's Main Draw Results Round 1

Canada Bansley-Maloney def. Italy Gioria-Momoli 2-0 (21-14, 21-19)

Women's Main Draw Results Round 2

Brazil Larissa-Juliana def. Canada Bansley-Maloney 2-0 (21-16, 23-21)

Women's Brackets