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FIVB: 2012 Junior World Championships

2012 fivb junior worlds

We are back in Halifax for the FIVB Junior World Championships.  We have five women's and four men's teams representing Canada including half of last year's women's silver medallist team with Melissa Humana-Paredes back in Halifax.  From the FIVB press release:

The world championship event will be held through Sunday (Sept. 2) at the purpose-built beach volleyball complex on the Salter Lot of the Halifax Waterfront. This is the not only the second time in the event’s 12-year history that it is being held in North America, but also the second straight year in Halifax.

Gathered in Halifax for this year’s event are 81 teams (41 men and 40 women) from 34 countries. With 32 teams in each gender qualified into their respective main draws, the additional teams for each gender are reserve teams if needed to complete the respective 32-team fields. This is the first time in event history that a 32-team main draw field is being used for the competition.

The 32 teams will be divided into eight four-team pools for round-robin play of three matches per team. The women will begin with two rounds on Wednesday and one on Thursday, while the men will have two rounds on Thursday and one on Friday.

The top three teams in each pool (24 total) will advance to the single-elimination bracket phase of the tournament. The women will begin their single elimination phase with two rounds on Friday followed by the women’s quarterfinals and semifinals on Saturday. Men will play their first elimination round on Friday, followed by the second round and quarterfinals on Saturday and the semifinals on Sunday morning.

The event is run as Sand Jam Halifax with tickets being sold on the Sand Jam Halifax website.  Also on the website, you can download the Sand Jam mobile app to follow along with match results, news and more.  Team list below.

Canadian Women in Halifax

Canada Longman-Bukovec
Canada Monette-MacDougall
Canada Humana-Paredes-Pischke
Canada Sider-Hamer

Canadian Men in Halifax

Canada Chow-Del Bianco
Canada Keith-May
Canada Kocur-Coleman
Canada Nusbaum-O'Gorman

Live Streams and results after the jump.

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FIVB: Prague (Men)

Fivb 2012 prague

The FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour is back this week with a men's event in Prague, Czech Republic. There are four Canadian men's teams in Prague competing in this tournament. All four teams will enter the tournament in the qualification round.

Canadian Men's Teams in Prague

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

Live streams, matches and results after the jump.

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FIVB: Myslowice Poland 2012 (Men's)

The 2012 FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour in Myslowice, Poland. Photo: FIVB

The second stop on the 2012 FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour for the men is in Myslowice, Poland this week.  Just like last week in Brazil, we have five men's teams competing in this leg of the tour.  None of the men's teams have enough entry points to gain direct access to the main draw this week so they will all have to go through the country quota go get into the qualification round.  There are only five teams so only one match will have to be played.  Like last week, it is another matchup between Zbyszewski-Schalk and Van Huizen-May.

Canadian Men's Teams in Myslowice, Poland

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

Live streams, results and match ups 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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FIVB: Junior World Championships Finals (Live Video)

Junior worlds elim

After three days of play at the 2011 FIVB Junior World Beach Volleyball Championships in Halifax, we are down to quarter final action on both the men's and women's side of the tournament.  Canada saw five teams make it out of pool play and into the elimination round.  Sidgwick-Kazhamiaka won their pool and joined Demyanenko-May and  Del Bianco-Chow on the men's side of the tournament to represent Canada in the later rounds of the tournament.  On the women's side two teams made it out of pool play as well.  Hudson-Sider and Altomare-Humana-Paredes will continue on in the elimination part of the tournament.  Unlike a normal FIVB grand slam event, this event is single elimination.  Matches, results and brackets and live streams below.

First Round Men's Matches

Denmark Kaszas O.-Kaszas S. vs. Canada Demyanenko-May 1-2 (21-18, 16-21, 12-15)
Canada Sidgwick-Kazhamiaka vs. Germany Glöckner-Stork 2-0 (21-13, 21-15)
Canada Del Bianco-Chow vs. Latvia Haralds-Armands 0-2 (13-21, 18-21)

More match results, brackets and live streams after the jump.

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FIVB: Junior World Championships Halifax (Live Video)

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The 2011 FIVB Beach Volleyball Junior World Championships starts today in Halifax, Nova Scotia and will run until September 4th.  Canada was chosen to host this year's event due to Garret May and Sam Schachter winning the gold medal last year in Turkey.  Garret is back this year with a new partner, Danny Demyanenko.  On the women's side of the tournament, recent bronze medalists at the 2011 Canadian National Beach Volleyball Championship Melissa Humana-Paredes and Victoria Altomare are also in Halifax with a direct main draw entry.  Due to Canada hosting as well as previous finishes, every Canadian team on the men's and women's side of the tournament will begin in the main draw.  Main Draw action starts on September 1st.  Check out the links below for live streaming video information.

Canadian Women's Teams

Canada Altomare-Humana-Paredes
Canada Gosselin-Robichaud
Canada Hudson-Sider

Canadian Men's Teams

Canada Demyanenko-May
Canada Sidgwick-Kazhamiaka
Canada Del Bianco-Chow

Live Streams after the jump.

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