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FIVB: The Hague Main Draw (Live Video)

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Thursday is here and that means that we are into main draw action over in The Netherlands in this stop of the 2011 FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour.  The HP Beach Open sees only one Canadian team remaining in this tournament and that is the women's team of Marie Andree Lessard and Annie Martin.  As you would recall, they have direct entry into the main draw thanks to a wild card.  Because this is just a regular open tournament and not a grand slam, the main draw is a double elimination format.  Matches, results, and live streams below.

Canadians in the Main Draw

Canada Lessard-Martin

Women's Teams to Watch

China Xue-Zhang Xi
USA May-Treanor-Walsh
Netherlands Keizer-Van Iersel
Brazil Larissa-Juliana
USA Kessy-Ross

Men's Teams to Watch

Poland Fijalek-Prudel
USA Fuerbringer-Lucena
Brazil Marcio Araujo-Benjamin

Matches, results and live streams after the jump.

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FIVB: The Hague Qualification (Live Video)

Fivb hague quali

Where has this summer gone?  Not too long ago I was writing our first post previewing the first stop of the 2011 FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour.  This week we see the last tour stop of the summer coming from the HP Beach Open from The Hague, Netherlands.  Covering the FIVB tour for the first time this year has increased my knowledge of the sport greatly and I look forward to next year.  On top of that, attending the Jeep Open in Quebec City, Canada was probably one of my more favourite times in my 13 years of volleyball.  I look forward to going back next year, and hopefully going to some other events as well.

I'm getting a little ahead of myself here.  We do have one more event left this summer as well as two single gender events in the fall that are still technically part of this year's tour.  On the Canadian side of things, action is pretty quiet overseas.  Most Canadian teams are home for Canadian Beach Nationals this weekend in Toronto.  Only one women's and one men's team from Canada will be playing in The Netherlands this week.

Canadian Women in The Netherlands

Canada Lessard-Martin

Canadian Men in The Netherlands

Canada Hinchey-Vandenburg

Matches, results and live streams after the jump.

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