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NORCECA: Boca Chica 2013

Matty Zbyszewski of Canada down in Boca Chica, Dominican Republic. Photo: NORCECAThe second week of the 2013 NORCECA Beach Volleyball tour finds our Canadian athletes in Boca Chica, Dominican Republic.  Canada's teams are the exact same as last tour stop in Grand Cayman.

Canadian Men's Teams in Cayman

Canada Schalk-Saxton
Canada Redmann-Zbyszewski

Canadian Women's Teams in Cayman

Canada Bansley-Maloney
Canada Broder-Valjas

We will be updating this page dailiy with the results from Boca Chica.  For more up to the minute results, check out our Facebook Page.

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NORCECA: Grand Cayman 2013

We are back to the beach!  The NORCECA beach volleyball tour starts off its 2013 campaign today down in The Cayman Islands.  We'll be brining you the results as we get them and the live stream links for the championship matches this weekend.

Canadian Men's Teams in Cayman

Canada Schalk-Saxton
Canada Redmann-Zbyszewski

Canadian Women's Teams in Cayman

Canada Bansley-Maloney
Canada Broder-Valjas
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FIVB: Aland Finland 2012 (Women)

Fivb aland 2012

Fresh off the Canadian National Beach Championships, we are back on the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour.  We have four Canadian teams participating in this women's only event this week in Finland.  Last year, the Paf Open was a dual gender event and Canada sent two women's and two men's teams.  This year, the event is women's only and returning to Aland is Bansley-Maloney who finished 17th in the 2011 event.  Full team lists, results and live streams below.

Canadian Teams in Finland

Canada Altomare-Vlcek
Canada Bansley-Maloney
Canada Broder-Valjas
Canada Whitaker-MacTavish

Results and Live Streams after the break.

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FIVB: Berlin Grand Slam (Men and Women)

Photo: FIVB

Fresh off the Olympic Trials at Ashbridges Bay in Toronto, three teams have flown out directly to Berlin for this week's stop on the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour.  Christian Redmann and Ben Saxton are the only Canadian team on the men's side of the tournament while Liz Maloney and Heather Bansley as well as Kacie MacTavish and Julie Rodrigue are representing Canada for the women.

Redmann-Saxton and Bansley-Maloney are both coming off of tough losses in Toronto to the new members of the Canadian Olympic Team: Josh Binstock, Martin Reader, Marie-Andrée Lessard and Annie Martin.  Liz and Heather are the only Canadians with direct entry into the main draw this tournament, the others will be entered into the qualification round.

Canadian Men's Teams in Berlin

Canada Saxton-Redmann

Canadian Women's Teams in Berlin

Canada MacTavish-Rodrigue
Canada Bansley-Maloney

Qualifier Results

Men's Qualifier Round One

Canada Saxton-Redmann def. Russia Yutvalin-Likholetov 2-1 (21-23, 21-14, 15-12)

Men's Qualifier Round Two

Canada Saxton-Redmann def. Austria Huber-Seidl 2-1 (21-17, 20-22, 15-13)

Women's Qualifier Round One

Canada MacTavish-Rodrigue def. Estonia Bratuhhina N.-Bratuhhina P. 2-0 (21-17, 21-19)

Women's Qualifier Round Two

Brazil Vieira-Lili def. Canada MacTavish-Rodrigue 2-1 (22-24, 21-13, 15-12)

Main Draw results and live video streams after the jump.

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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.

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FIVB: Shanghai Grand Slam 2012 (Men and Women)

Photo: FIVB

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

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.

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FIVB: Sanya China 2012 (Women)

Photo: FIVB

This week on the 2012 FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour, the women and men are in different countries.  As we posted earlier, the men are in Myslowice, Poland.  The women this week are in Sanya, China before meeting up with the men again the following week in Shanghai.  The Canadian women playing this week on tour are the exact same as last week.  This means that like in Brazil, no one will have to go through the country quota.  Also like last week, the team of Lessard-Martin will have to play a fellow Canadian team in their first match.  This is getting kind of ridiculous.  These teams travel half way around the world, don't have to play each other in the country quota only to draw each other again in the qualifier.  Last week Annie and Marie had to play Kacie and Julie while this week they play Jamie and Kristina.  Also like last week Elizabeth Maloney and Heather Bansley get enough entry points to receive a direct entry into the main draw and won't play until later in the week.

Canadian Women's Teams in Sayna, China

Canada Bansley-Maloney (Direct Entry to Main Draw)
Canada Lessard-Martin
Canada MacTavish-Rodrigue
Canada Broder-Valjas

Live streams, match ups and results available after the jump.

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Updated: FIVB: Brasilia 2012 (Men and Women)

Photo: FIVB

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.

 

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