FIVB: Beijing Grand Slam (Men and Women)

Beijing City Skyline (Photo: Wikipedia)

We are still in China on the 2012 FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour.  The Beijing Grand Slam is this week's tournament and for the first time this year, Canada will not have a single team directly entered into the main draw.  Four women's teams and three men's teams will be competing in Beijing with two Canadian men's teams waiting on the reserve list.  For the third time this year we might see a Canadian team eliminate another Canadian team in the tournament.  The last two happened on the women's side of the game with a second round elimination of Lessard-Martin by Broder Valjas in Sanya, China and Lessard-Martin eliminating MacTavish-Rodrigue in the second round of qualification in Brasilia.  In Beijing, if Maverick Hatch and Sam Schachter as well as Josh Binstock and Martin Reader win their first round qualification matches, they will be playing each other in the second round.

As always, teams, results, matches and live streams posted below.

Canadian Women's Teams in Beijing

Canada Bansley-Maloney
Canada Lessard-Martin
Canada MacTavish-Rodrigue
Canada Broder-Valjas

Canadian Men's Teams in Beijing

Canada Saxton-Redmann
Canada Hatch-Schachter
Canada Binstock-Reader

Live streams, results and brackets after the jump. 

Live Streams

Live streams for 2012 FIVB Beach Volleyball action from Beijing will be posted here once they are available.

Women's Qualification Round 1

Canada Bansley-Maloney def. Czech Republic Bonnerova-Hermannova 2-0 (21-17, 21-18)
Canada Lessard-Martin def. United Kingdom Johns-Boulton 2-0 (21-17, 21-17)
USA Akers-Hochevar def. Canada MacTavish-Rodrigue 2-0 (24-22, 21-15)
Austria Schwaiger D.-Schwaiger S. def. Canada Broder-Valjas 2-0 (21-18, 21-13)

Women's Qualification Round 2

Switzerland Goricanec-Graessli def. Canada Bansley-Maloney 2-0 (21-17, 21-18)
Russia Ukolova-Khomyakova def. Canada Lessard-Martin 2-1 (17-21, 21-18, 15-12)

Men's Qualification Round 1

Canada Binstock-Reader def. Sweden Brinkborg-Gunnarsson 2-0 (22-20, 21-14)
Austria Doppler-Horst def. Canada Hatch-Schachter 2-0 (21-18, 21-19)
Canada Saxton-Redmann vs. Estonia Vesik-Jaani Wednesday May 9th - 12:20 a.m. EST