2015 FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour

The 2015 FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour was an international beach volleyball circuit organized by the Fédération Internationale de Volleyball (FIVB).

2015 FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour
Tournament details
Host nationVarious
DatesApril – October, 2015
Venue(s)17 (in 17 host cities)
Official website
FIVB.org

From this season, the FIVB World Tour calendar comprises by 5 FIVB World Tour Grand Slams, 6 Open tournaments (Prague only for women), the newly FIVB Major Series with three events and the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Championships.[1][2]

An inaugural edition of the FIVB World Tour Finals was held in the United States and concluded the season.[3]

ScheduleEdit

Key
World Championships
World Tour Finals
Grand Slam
Major Series
Open tournaments

MenEdit

Tournament[4] Champions Runners-up Third place Fourth place
Fuzhou Open[5]
Fuzhou, China
21 – 25 April
  Markus Böckermann (GER)
  Lars Flüggen (GER)
21–19, 21–19
  Alexander Brouwer (NED)
  Robert Meeuwsen (NED)
  Youssef Krou (FRA)
  Édouard Rowlandson (FRA)
19–21, 21–17, 15–9
  Todd Rogers (USA)
  Stafford Slick (USA)
Lucerne Open[6]
Lucerne, Switzerland
13 – 17 May
  Alex Ranghieri (ITA)
  Marco Caminati (ITA)
Walkover
  Alexander Brouwer (NED)
  Robert Meeuwsen (NED)
  Murat Giginoğlu (TUR)
  Volkan Göğtepe (TUR)
21–18, 18–21, 15–4
  Nico Beeler (SUI)
  Alexei Strasser (SUI)
Moscow Grand Slam[7]
Moscow, Russia
26 – 31 May
  Pablo Herrera (ESP)
  Adrián Gavira (ESP)
21–19, 21–19
  Evandro Oliveira (BRA)
  Pedro Solberg Salgado (BRA)
  Jonathan Erdmann (GER)
  Kay Matysik (GER)
21–19, 21–17
  Alison Cerutti (BRA)
  Bruno Oscar Schmidt (BRA)
Porec Major[8]
Poreč, Croatia
3 – 7 June
  Alexander Brouwer (NED)
  Robert Meeuwsen (NED)
21–15, 21–13
  Josh Binstock (CAN)
  Sam Schachter (CAN)
  Alex Ranghieri (ITA)
  Adrian Carambula (ITA)
21–18, 18–21, 15–10
  Reinder Nummerdor (NED)
  Christiaan Varenhorst (NED)
Stavanger Major[9]
Stavanger, Norway
9 – 14 June
  Evandro Oliveira (BRA)
  Pedro Solberg Salgado (BRA)
21–13, 21–14
  Bartosz Łosiak (POL)
  Piotr Kantor (POL)
  Grzegorz Fijałek (POL)
  Mariusz Prudel (POL)
21–13, 21–15
  Matteo Ingrosso (ITA)
  Paolo Ingrosso (ITA)
St. Petersburg Grand Slam[10]
St. Petersburg, Florida, United States
16 – 21 June
  Jake Gibb (USA)
  Casey Patterson (USA)
16–21, 23–21, 15–13
  Reinder Nummerdor (NED)
  Christiaan Varenhorst (NED)
  Nicholas Lucena (USA)
  Theo Brunner (USA)
21–19, 21–16
  Clemens Doppler (AUT)
  Alexander Horst (AUT)
FIVB World Championships[11]
Amsterdam, Apeldoorn, Rotterdam and The Hague, Netherlands
26 June – 5 July
  Alison Cerutti (BRA)
  Bruno Oscar Schmidt (BRA)
12–21, 21–14, 22–20
  Reinder Nummerdor (NED)
  Christiaan Varenhorst (NED)
  Evandro Oliveira (BRA)
  Pedro Solberg Salgado (BRA)
22–20, 21–13
  Nicholas Lucena (USA)
  Theo Brunner (USA)
Gstaad Major[12]
Gstaad, Switzerland
8 – 12 July
  Alison Cerutti (BRA)
  Bruno Oscar Schmidt (BRA)
21–16, 13–21, 15–10
  Aleksandrs Samoilovs (LAT)
  Jānis Šmēdiņš (LAT)
  Alexander Brouwer (NED)
  Robert Meeuwsen (NED)
18–21, 21–16, 15–10
  Alex Ranghieri (ITA)
  Adrian Carambula (ITA)
Yokohama Grand Slam[13]
Yokohama, Japan
21 – 26 July
  Alison Cerutti (BRA)
  Bruno Oscar Schmidt (BRA)
21–15, 21–15
  Chaim Schalk (CAN)
  Ben Saxton (CAN)
  Clemens Doppler (AUT)
  Alexander Horst (AUT)
21–17, 21–16
  Konstantin Semenov (RUS)
  Viacheslav Krasilnikov (RUS)
Long Beach Grand Slam[14]
Long Beach, California, United States
18 – 23 August
  Alison Cerutti (BRA)
  Bruno Oscar Schmidt (BRA)
21–16, 20–22, 15–13
  Nicholas Lucena (USA)
  Phil Dalhausser (USA)
  Pablo Herrera (ESP)
  Adrián Gavira (ESP)
9–21, 21–17, 15–12
  Alexander Brouwer (NED)
  Robert Meeuwsen (NED)
Olsztyn Grand Slam[15]
Olsztyn, Poland
25 – 30 August
  Alison Cerutti (BRA)
  Bruno Oscar Schmidt (BRA)
21–10, 21–15
  Jake Gibb (USA)
  Casey Patterson (USA)
  Chaim Schalk (CAN)
  Ben Saxton (CAN)
21–17, 21–18
  Jonathan Erdmann (GER)
  Kay Matysik (GER)
Rio de Janeiro Open[16]
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
2 – 6 September
  Aleksandrs Samoilovs (LAT)
  Jānis Šmēdiņš (LAT)
21–15, 25–23
  Markus Böckermann (GER)
  Lars Flüggen (GER)
  Saymon Santos (BRA)
  Gustavo Carvalhaes (BRA)
21–14, 17–21, 15–8
  Alison Cerutti (BRA)
  Bruno Oscar Schmidt (BRA)
Sochi Open[17]
Sochi, Russia
8 – 13 September
  Aleksandrs Samoilovs (LAT)
  Jānis Šmēdiņš (LAT)
24–22, 21–19
  Nicholas Lucena (USA)
  Phil Dalhausser (USA)
  Paolo Nicolai (ITA)
  Daniele Lupo (ITA)
21–18, 15–21, 15–13
  Konstantin Semenov (RUS)
  Viacheslav Krasilnikov (RUS)
Xiamen Open[18]
Xiamen, China
22 – 26 September
  Nicholas Lucena (USA)
  Phil Dalhausser (USA)
21–16, 21–17
  Markus Böckermann (GER)
  Lars Flüggen (GER)
  Aleksandrs Samoilovs (LAT)
  Jānis Šmēdiņš (LAT)
21–17, 21–13
  Mārtiņš Pļaviņš (LAT)
  Haralds Regža (LAT)
Ft. Lauderdale Swatch Beach Volleyball
FIVB World Tour Finals
[19]
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States
29 September – 4 October
  Alison Cerutti (BRA)
  Bruno Oscar Schmidt (BRA)
21–13, 21–15
  Nicholas Lucena (USA)
  Phil Dalhausser (USA)
  Evandro Oliveira (BRA)
  Pedro Solberg Salgado (BRA)
21–19, 21–14
  Alexander Brouwer (NED)
  Robert Meeuwsen (NED)

WomenEdit

Tournament[4] Champions Runners-up Third place Fourth place
Fuzhou Open[20]
Fuzhou, China
22 – 26 April
  Jamie Broder (CAN)
  Kristina Valjas (CAN)
21–17, 23–21
  Chantal Laboureur (GER)
  Julia Sude (GER)
  Kerri Walsh Jennings (USA)
  April Ross (USA)
13–21, 21–13, 15–11
  Wang Fan (CHN)
  Yue Yuan (CHN)
Lucerne Open[21]
Lucerne, Switzerland
12 – 17 May
  Karla Borger (GER)
  Britta Büthe (GER)
16–21, 21–16, 15–13
  Madelein Meppelink (NED)
  Marleen van Iersel (NED)
  Jamie Broder (CAN)
  Kristina Valjas (CAN)
21–18, 21–15
  Stefanie Schwaiger (AUT)
  Barbara Hansel (AUT)
Prague Open[22]
Prague, Czech Republic
20 – 24 May
  Ágatha Bednarczuk (BRA)
  Bárbara Seixas (BRA)
21–12, 21–18
  Heather Bansley (CAN)
  Sarah Pavan (CAN)
  Eduarda Lisboa (BRA)
  Elize Maia (BRA)
Walkover
  Maria Clara Salgado (BRA)
  Carolina Solberg Salgado (BRA)
Moscow Grand Slam[23]
Moscow, Russia
26 – 31 May
  Larissa França (BRA)
  Talita Antunes (BRA)
21–17, 21–14
  Madelein Meppelink (NED)
  Marleen van Iersel (NED)
  Marta Menegatti (ITA)
  Viktoria Orsi Toth (ITA)
14–21, 21–19, 16–14
  Wang Fan (CHN)
  Yue Yuan (CHN)
Porec Major[24]
Poreč, Croatia
2 – 6 June
  Larissa França (BRA)
  Talita Antunes (BRA)
21–16, 25–27, 15–12
  Heather Bansley (CAN)
  Sarah Pavan (CAN)
  Louise Bawden (AUS)
  Taliqua Clancy (AUS)
21–15, 21–17
  Jamie Broder (CAN)
  Kristina Valjas (CAN)
Stavanger Major[25]
Stavanger, Norway
9 – 13 June
  Juliana Silva (BRA)
  Maria Antonelli (BRA)
21–16, 21–15
  Ágatha Bednarczuk (BRA)
  Bárbara Seixas (BRA)
  Madelein Meppelink (NED)
  Marleen van Iersel (NED)
21–17, 16–21, 15–13
  Laura Ludwig (GER)
  Kira Walkenhorst (GER)
St. Petersburg Grand Slam[26]
St. Petersburg, Florida, United States
17 – 21 June
  Ágatha Bednarczuk (BRA)
  Bárbara Seixas (BRA)
23–21, 21–19
  Juliana Silva (BRA)
  Maria Antonelli (BRA)
  Taiana Lima (BRA)
  Fernanda Alves (BRA)
17–21, 21–19, 17–15
  Karla Borger (GER)
  Britta Büthe (GER)
FIVB World Championships[27]
Amsterdam, Apeldoorn, Rotterdam and The Hague, Netherlands
26 June – 5 July
  Ágatha Bednarczuk (BRA)
  Bárbara Seixas (BRA)
21–18, 22–20
  Taiana Lima (BRA)
  Fernanda Alves (BRA)
  Juliana Silva (BRA)
  Maria Antonelli (BRA)
23–25, 21–18, 15–9
  Katrin Holtwick (GER)
  Ilka Semmler (GER)
Gstaad Major[28]
Gstaad, Switzerland
7 – 11 July
  Larissa França (BRA)
  Talita Antunes (BRA)
21–13, 21–17
  Taiana Lima (BRA)
  Fernanda Alves (BRA)
  Heather Bansley (CAN)
  Sarah Pavan (CAN)
Walkover
  Kerri Walsh Jennings (USA)
  April Ross (USA)
Yokohama Grand Slam[29]
Yokohama, Japan
21 – 26 July
  Laura Ludwig (GER)
  Kira Walkenhorst (GER)
21–14, 21–17
  Ágatha Bednarczuk (BRA)
  Bárbara Seixas (BRA)
  Heather Bansley (CAN)
  Sarah Pavan (CAN)
15–21, 22–20, 15–9
  April Ross (USA)
  Jennifer Fopma (USA)
Long Beach Grand Slam[30]
Long Beach, California, United States
18 – 23 August
  Larissa França (BRA)
  Talita Antunes (BRA)
21–18, 21–16
  Kerri Walsh Jennings (USA)
  April Ross (USA)
  Laura Ludwig (GER)
  Kira Walkenhorst (GER)
21–17, 21–13
  Louise Bawden (AUS)
  Taliqua Clancy (AUS)
Olsztyn Grand Slam[31]
Olsztyn, Poland
25 – 29 August
  Larissa França (BRA)
  Talita Antunes (BRA)
21–12, 25–23
  Madelein Meppelink (NED)
  Marleen van Iersel (NED)
  Kinga Kołosińska (POL)
  Monika Brzostek (POL)
21–12, 21–16
  Sophie van Gestel (NED)
  Jantine van der Vlist (NED)
Rio de Janeiro Open[32]
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
2 – 6 September
  Larissa França (BRA)
  Talita Antunes (BRA)
32–30, 18–21, 15–12
  Ágatha Bednarczuk (BRA)
  Bárbara Seixas (BRA)
  Madelein Meppelink (NED)
  Marleen van Iersel (NED)
21–15, 21–17
  Juliana Silva (BRA)
  Maria Antonelli (BRA)
Sochi Open[33]
Sochi, Russia
8 – 13 September
  Marta Menegatti (ITA)
  Viktoria Orsi Toth (ITA)
21–19, 21–16
  Isabelle Forrer (SUI)
  Anouk Vergé-Dépré (SUI)
  Nadine Zumkehr (SUI)
  Joana Heidrich (SUI)
21–18, 21–18
  Riikka Lehtonen (FIN)
  Taru Lahti (FIN)
Xiamen Open[34]
Xiamen, China
23 – 27 September
  Nadine Zumkehr (SUI)
  Joana Heidrich (SUI)
21–18, 21–17
  Ana Gallay (ARG)
  Georgina Klug (ARG)
  Isabelle Forrer (SUI)
  Anouk Vergé-Dépré (SUI)
21–14, 24–22
  Katrin Holtwick (GER)
  Ilka Semmler (GER)
Ft. Lauderdale Swatch Beach Volleyball
FIVB World Tour Finals
[35]
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States
29 September – 4 October
  Larissa França (BRA)
  Talita Antunes (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)

Medal table by countryEdit

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  Brazil (BRA)187732
2  Germany (GER)3429
3  United States (USA)2529
4  Latvia (LAT)2114
5  Italy (ITA)2035
6  Netherlands (NED)17311
7  Canada (CAN)1449
8   Switzerland (SUI)1124
9  Spain (ESP)1012
10  Poland (POL)0123
11  Argentina (ARG)0101
12  Australia (AUS)0011
  Austria (AUT)0011
  France (FRA)0011
  Turkey (TUR)0011
Totals (15 nations)31313193

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Historic year for wonderful World Tour, FIVB.org
  2. ^ FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour – 2015 Media Guide, FIVB.org
  3. ^ FIVB announces pre-calendar for 2015 World Tour, CEV.lu
  4. ^ a b FIVB Beach Volleyball Calendar 2015, FIVB.org
  5. ^ Fuzhou Open | Men - Results/Schedule Main draw, FIVB.org
  6. ^ Lucerne Open | Men - Results/Schedule Main draw, FIVB.org
  7. ^ Moscow Grand Slam | Men - Results/Schedule Main draw, FIVB.org
  8. ^ Porec Major | Men - Results/Schedule Main draw, FIVB.org
  9. ^ Stavanger Major | Men - Results/Schedule Main draw, FIVB.org
  10. ^ St. Petersburg Grand Slam | Men - Results/Schedule Main draw, FIVB.org
  11. ^ 2015 Beach Volleyball World Championships | Schedule, FIVB.org
  12. ^ Gstaad Major | Schedule, FIVB.org
  13. ^ Yokohama Grand Slam | Schedule, FIVB.org
  14. ^ Long Beach Grand Slam | Schedule, FIVB.org
  15. ^ Olsztyn Grand Slam | Schedule, FIVB.org
  16. ^ Rio de Janeiro Open | Schedule, FIVB.org
  17. ^ Sochi Open | Schedule, FIVB.org
  18. ^ Xiamen Open | Schedule, FIVB.org
  19. ^ Ft. Lauderdale Swatch Beach Volleyball FIVB World Tour Finals | Schedule, FIVB.org
  20. ^ Fuzhou Open | Women - Results/Schedule Main draw, FIVB.org
  21. ^ Lucerne Open | Women - Results/Schedule Main draw, FIVB.org
  22. ^ Prague Open | Women - Results/Schedule Main draw, FIVB.org
  23. ^ Prague Open | Women - Results/Schedule Main draw, FIVB.org
  24. ^ Porec Major | Women - Results/Schedule Main draw, FIVB.org
  25. ^ Stavanger Major | Women - Results/Schedule Main draw, FIVB.org
  26. ^ St. Petersburg Grand Slam | Women - Results/Schedule Main draw, FIVB.org
  27. ^ 2015 Beach Volleyball World Championships | Schedule, FIVB.org
  28. ^ St. Gstaad Major | Women - Results/Schedule Main draw, FIVB.org
  29. ^ Yokohama Grand Slam | Schedule, FIVB.org
  30. ^ Long Beach Grand Slam | Schedule, FIVB.org
  31. ^ Olsztyn Grand Slam | Schedule, FIVB.org
  32. ^ Rio de Janeiro Open | Schedule, FIVB.org
  33. ^ Sochi Open | Schedule, FIVB.org
  34. ^ Xiamen Open | Schedule, FIVB.org
  35. ^ Ft. Lauderdale Swatch Beach Volleyball FIVB World Tour Finals | Schedule, FIVB.org

External linksEdit