It has been a long week in Quebec of Country Quota, Qualification and Main Draw action at the 2011 FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour. Today is the last day of competition with the bronze and gold medal matches for each gender taking place. On both sides of the tournament, there is a chance for a country to sweep the podium, Brazil on the women's and USA on the men's. Brackets, matches, results and live streams below.
Women's Bronze Medal Game
|Liliana-Baquerizo||vs.||Lima-Vivian 0-2 (13-21, 19-21)|
Women's Gold Medal Game
|Maria Clara-Carol||vs.||Talita-Antonelli 1-2 (17-21, 21-19, 11-15)|
Men's Bronze Medal Game
|Santos-Álvaro Filho||vs.||Gibb-Rosenthal 0-2 (20-22, 19-21)|
Men's Gold Medal Game
|Rogers-Dalhausser||vs.||Fuerbringer-Lucena 2-0 (23-21, 21-19)|
Brackets and live streams after the jump.
As the tournament winds to a close, we saw all but one Canadian team exit the tournament. Elizabeth Maloney and Heather Bansley will continue on and face Maria Clara-Carol of Brazil today at 1:00 p.m. EST. Yesterday also saw the fifty-seventh match between Rogers-Dalhausser and Gibb-Rosenthal of The United States. We spoke with Todd Rogers after that match last night. Today's matches, scores and live streams below.
Women's Main Draw Games Today
|Bansley-Maloney||vs.||Maria Clara-Carol 0-2 (17-21, 15-21)|
|Candelas-Garcia||vs.||Kessy-Ross 2-0 (22-20, 21-17)|
|Cook-Hinchley||vs.||Maria Clara-Carol AUS forfeit (injury)|
|Lima-Vivian||vs.||Candelas-Garcia 2-0 (21-14, 21-17)|
Men's main draw games, results and live streams after the jump.
The second day of main draw action continues from Quebec City, Canada on the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour. There are two remaining women's and three remaining men's teams from Canada left in the tournament. Each Canadian team has already had their first loss of this double elimination main draw, so they must win out their remaining games for a chance at the podium. Live streams, matches and results below.
Canadian Women's Team in Main Draw
More Canadian and American matches after the jump.
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.