FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour

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Beach Volleyball World Tour
Swatch FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour logo.jpg
Full name FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour
Region World
Date span May–December
Tournaments (Men & Women)
(Men)
(Women)
Type Beach volleyball
Events Director Angelo Squeo
History
First tour 1987[1][2]
Number of tours 18 (2014)
Most World Tour titles
Men (team) Brazil EmanuelRicardo
(5 World Tour titles)
2002–2009
Women (team) Brazil LarissaJuliana
(7 World Tour titles)
2004–2012
Men (individual) Brazil Emanuel Rego
(10 World Tour titles)
1996–2012
Women (individual) Brazil Juliana Silva
(8 World Tour titles)
2005–2017
Current World Tour champions
Men Latvia SamoilovsŠmēdiņš (2016)
Women Germany LudwigWalkenhorst (2016)
Most tournament titles
Men (team) Brazil EmanuelRicardo
(34 titles)
2002–2009[3]
Women (team) Brazil LarissaJuliana
(45 titles)
2004–2012[4]
Men (individual) Brazil Emanuel Rego
(77 titles)
1996–2012[5]
Women (individual) Brazil Larissa França
(60 titles)
2005–2017[6]

The FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour (known between 2003 and 2012 as the FIVB Beach Volleyball Swatch World Tour for sponsorship reasons[7]) is the worldwide professional beach volleyball tour for both men and women organized by the Fédération Internationale de Volleyball (FIVB). The World Tour was introduced for men in 1989 while the women first competed in 1992.

Winning the World Tour is considered to be one of the highest honours in international beach volleyball, being surpassed only by the World Championships, and the Beach Volleyball tournament at the Summer Olympic Games.

Tournament categories[edit]

  • The current tournament structure was introduced in 2017.[8]
  1. FIVB Beach Volleyball World Championships: The world championship for the category, held biannually in odd years since 1997.
  2. 5-star tournaments/Major Series (3): For the 2017 World Tour these tournaments are held in Fort Lauderdale, Poreč and Gstaad.
  3. Year-ending championships (Swatch Beach Volleyball FIVB World Tour Finals): Held annually since 2015; the 2017 World Tour Finals will be held in Hamburg.
  4. 4-star tournaments (2): For the 2017 World Tour these tournaments are held in Rio de Janeiro and Olsztyn.
  5. 3-star tournaments (4): For the 2017 World Tour these tournaments are held in Kish Island, Xiamen, Moscow and The Hague.
  6. 2-star tournaments (4): For the 2017 World Tour these tournaments are held in Espinho, Sydney, Nanjing and Nantong.
  7. 1-star tournaments (7): For the 2017 World Tour these tournaments are held in Shepparton, Langkawi, Monaco, Daegu, Ulsan, Agadir and Montpellier.

Champions[edit]

Men's FIVB World Tour Points Champions[edit]

Tour Champions
1989  Sinjin Smith and Randy Stoklos (USA)
1990  Sinjin Smith and Randy Stoklos (USA)
1991  Sinjin Smith and Randy Stoklos (USA)
1992  Sinjin Smith and Randy Stoklos (USA)
1993  Roberto Lopes and Franco Neto (BRA)
1994  Jan Kvalheim and Bjørn Maaseide (NOR)
1995  Roberto Lopes and Franco Neto (BRA)
1996  Zé Marco de Melo and Emanuel Rego (BRA)
1997  Zé Marco de Melo and Emanuel Rego (BRA)
1998  Rogério Ferreira and Guilherme Marques (BRA)
1999  José Loiola and Emanuel Rego (BRA)
2000  Zé Marco de Melo and Ricardo Santos (BRA)
2001  Tande Ramos and Emanuel Rego (BRA)
2002  Mariano Baracetti and Martín Conde (ARG)
2003  Emanuel Rego and Ricardo Santos (BRA)
2004  Emanuel Rego and Ricardo Santos (BRA)
2005  Emanuel Rego and Ricardo Santos (BRA)
2006  Emanuel Rego and Ricardo Santos (BRA)
2007  Emanuel Rego and Ricardo Santos (BRA)
2008  Harley Marques and Pedro Solberg Salgado (BRA)
2009  Julius Brink and Jonas Reckermann (GER)
2010  Phil Dalhausser and Todd Rogers (USA)
2011  Alison Cerutti and Emanuel Rego (BRA)
2012  Jake Gibb and Sean Rosenthal (USA)
2013  Aleksandrs Samoilovs and Jānis Šmēdiņš (LAT)
2014  Aleksandrs Samoilovs and Jānis Šmēdiņš (LAT)
2015  Alison Cerutti and Bruno Oscar Schmidt (BRA)
2016  Aleksandrs Samoilovs and Jānis Šmēdiņš (LAT)

Women's FIVB World Tour Points Champions[edit]

Tour Champions
1992  Karolyn Kirby and Nancy Reno (USA)
1993  Karolyn Kirby and Liz Masakayan (USA)
1994  Mônica Rodrigues and Adriana Samuel (BRA)
1995  Sandra Pires and Jackie Silva (BRA)
1996  Sandra Pires and Jackie Silva (BRA)
1997  Adriana Behar and Shelda Bede (BRA)
1998  Adriana Behar and Shelda Bede (BRA)
1999  Adriana Behar and Shelda Bede (BRA)
2000  Adriana Behar and Shelda Bede (BRA)
2001  Adriana Behar and Shelda Bede (BRA)
2002  Misty May and Kerri Walsh (USA)
2003  Ana Paula Connelly and Sandra Pires (BRA)
2004  Adriana Behar and Shelda Bede (BRA)
2005  Larissa França and Juliana Silva (BRA)
2006  Larissa França and Juliana Silva (BRA)
2007  Larissa França and Juliana Silva (BRA)
2008  Shelda Bede and Ana Paula Connelly (BRA)
2009  Larissa França and Juliana Silva (BRA)
2010  Larissa França and Juliana Silva (BRA)
2011  Larissa França and Juliana Silva (BRA)
2012  Larissa França and Juliana Silva (BRA)
2013  Talita Antunes and Taiana Lima (BRA)
2014  Maria Elisa Antonelli and Juliana Silva (BRA)
2015  Ágatha Bednarczuk and Bárbara Seixas (BRA)
2016  Laura Ludwig and Kira Walkenhorst (GER)

Swatch FIVB World Tour Finals[edit]

The Swatch Season Finals are the season-ending championships of the FIVB World Tour and features the top 12 teams per gender during the regular season. The tournament was first held in 2015.

Men's Results[edit]

Tournament Champions Runners-up Third place Fourth place
2015 Swatch FIVB World Tour Finals[9]
Fort Lauderdale, United States
29 September – 4 October 2015
 Alison Cerutti (BRA)
 Bruno Oscar Schmidt (BRA)
21–13, 21–15
 Phil Dalhausser (USA)
 Nicholas Lucena (USA)
 Evandro Oliveira (BRA)
 Pedro Solberg Salgado (BRA)
21–19, 21–14
 Alexander Brouwer (NED)
 Robert Meeuwsen (NED)
2016 Swatch FIVB World Tour Finals[10]
Toronto, Canada
13–18 September 2016
 Alison Cerutti (BRA)
 Bruno Oscar Schmidt (BRA)
21–19, 21–19
 Evandro Oliveira (BRA)
 Pedro Solberg Salgado (BRA)
 Tri Bourne (USA)
 John Hyden (USA)
21–14, 22–20
 Chaim Schalk (CAN)
 Ben Saxton (CAN)
2017 Swatch FIVB World Tour Finals
Hamburg, Germany
22–27 August 2017

Women's Results[edit]

Tournament Champions Runners-up Third place Fourth place
2015 Swatch FIVB World Tour Finals[11]
Fort Lauderdale, United States
29 September – 4 October 2015
 Talita Antunes (BRA)
 Larissa França (BRA)
21–17, 21–18
 Laura Ludwig (GER)
 Kira Walkenhorst (GER)
 Ágatha Bednarczuk (BRA)
 Bárbara Seixas (BRA)
22–20, 14–21, 15–10
 Heather Bansley (CAN)
 Sarah Pavan (CAN)
2016 Swatch FIVB World Tour Finals[12]
Toronto, Canada
13–18 September 2016
 Laura Ludwig (GER)
 Kira Walkenhorst (GER)
21–18, 21–16
 Joana Heidrich (SUI)
 Nadine Zumkehr (SUI)
 Isabelle Forrer (SUI)
 Anouk Vergé-Dépré (SUI)
21–19, 21–18
 Talita Antunes (BRA)
 Larissa França (BRA)
2017 Swatch FIVB World Tour Finals
Hamburg, Germany
22–27 August 2017

Award Winners[edit]

Men's FIVB World Tour award winners[edit]

Women's FIVB World Tour award winners[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]