The FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour is in Russia this week for the 2014 edition of the Anapa Open. The Anapa stop is a dual gender open event and the fifth stop of this year's tour.Read More
The qualification round has ended and its now time for the main draw. Four Canadian men's teams and six Canadian women's teams have made the main draw. The female team of Cowley-Mingay entered the main draw last night via the "lucky losers" draw and are matched up against #1 seeded Kessy-Ross of the United States. While I am writing this, it is one hour before any of the games begin, and the rain is coming down pretty hard. Follow us on twitter for updates regarding rain delays. Matches, results and live scores below.
Canadian Women's Teams in the Main Draw
|Altomare-Humana-Paredes||vs.||Talita-Antonelli 0-2 (10-21, 12-21)|
|Bansley-Maloney||vs.||Tanaka-Mizoe 2-1 (28-26, 17-21, 22-20)
|Broder-Voth||vs.||Fendrick-Hanson 0-2 (15-21, 12-21)|
|MacTavish-Rodrigue||vs.||Lima-Vivian 0-2 (14-21, 15-21)|
|Lessard-Martin||vs.||Giaoui-Benhamou 2-1 (21-17, 18-21, 15-11)|
|Cowley-Mingay||vs.||Kessy-Ross 0-2 (4-21, 12-21)|
Men's teams and live streams after the jump.
UPDATE: All but one men's team (Redmann/Saxton) and two women's teams (Lessard/Martin and Bansley/Maloney) lost their first match. Regardless, all teams will play a second match today. Should a team lose for a second time, they are eliminated from the event. If it is their first loss, they still have a chance to win again today to return to competition.
UPDATE 2: The second round is well under way. Scores as they come in below:
Day one has completed with Country Quota matches complete. Day two brings the one and only day of qualification in the 2011 FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour stop from Quebec City, Canada. This is a pretty small qualification round with most teams in both genders getting byes past the first round. Some teams are even getting byes into the main draw. For a complete list of men's and women's Canadian and American matches, scores and live streams, check out all the information below.
Canadian Men's Matches in Qualification
|Hinchey-Vandenburg||def.||Fecteau-Boutin-Wheelan||2-0 (21-18, 21-15)|
More matchups after the jump.
So I am currently in the air on my way to Quebec City, Canada for the next stop on the 2011 FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour. Quebec City is the only North American stop on the FIVB this year so many Canadian and American teams are utilizing this event as an opportunity to gain some international experience and maybe even get a few entry points to their names. Sandwiched between grand slam events overseas, some of the teams that regularly compete on the tour are skipping the Quebec event in favour of a week off. Country quota matches take place on Tuesday July 19th with many Canadian teams and a few American teams taking part. As always, check back to Kill on Two for scores, results and live streams.
Canadian Women's Teams in Country Quota
More CQ teams from the Canada and the USA as well as live streams after the jump.
UPDATE: All action is done for the day. Results are down the page after the jump.
The Ontario volleyball community was dealt a unpredictable blow two weeks ago. Wilfrid Laurier University cancelled their men's and women's varsity volleyball programs. This decision came as a shock to everyone including the players. The dust has settled, but things are still very unclear. We spoke with a few current players and former players as we tried to put together all of this information.
More after the jump.