FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour

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The FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour (known between 2003 and 2012 as the FIVB Beach Volleyball Swatch World Tour for sponsorship reasons[5]) 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.

Beach Volleyball World Tour
Swatch FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour logo.jpg
Full nameFIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour
RegionWorld
Date spanSeptember–August
Tournaments(Men & Women)
(Men)
(Women)
TypeBeach volleyball
Events DirectorAngelo Squeo
History
First tour1989
Number of tours48 (2018)
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 Larissa França
Brazil Juliana Silva
(8 World Tour titles each)
2004–2017
Current World Tour champions
MenNorway MolSørum (2018)
WomenBrazil ÁgathaDuda (2018)
Most tournament titles
Men (team)Brazil EmanuelRicardo
(34 titles)
2002–2009[1]
Women (team)Brazil LarissaJuliana
(45 titles)
2004–2012[2]
Men (individual)Brazil Emanuel Rego
(77 titles)
1996–2012[3]
Women (individual)Brazil Larissa França
(62 titles)
2005–2017[4]

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.

HistoryEdit

The international professional tour was originally known as the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Series, and began in 1989 for men and 1992 for women. It was rebranded as the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour in 1997.[6] The World Tour was previously accompanied by FIVB Challenger and Satellite events, which served as a developmental circuit for up-and-coming players.[7] The FIVB handed over the organizing of Challenger and Satellite events to the continental confederations in 2009.[8]

Tournaments in the World Tour were previously categorized as either Grand Slams, Majors or Opens. This was replaced by the current star rating structure in 2017.[9]

Tournament categoriesEdit

The current tournament structure was introduced in 2017.[10] World Tour tournaments are ranked from 1 to 5 stars, with 5-star tournaments offering the most prize money. The 2018 World Tour has 47 international tournaments with a total prize purse of over US$7 million.[11] Competing in the World Tour as well as other FIVB-recognized tournaments such as the Summer Olympics allows players to earn FIVB Ranking Points, with higher-star events being worth more points.[12] The World Tour concludes with the World Tour Finals at the end of each season.[12]

FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour (as of 2018 season)[12]
Event category No. of teams in main draw
(per gender)
Format Prize Money
(per gender)
World Tour Finals 10 Pool play (1st phase)
Single-elimination (2nd phase)
US$400,000
5-star 32 US$300,000
4-star US$150,000
3-star US$75,000
2-star 24 US$50,000
1-star 16 US$10,000

HistoryEdit

Tournaments 2003−'12 2013 2014 2015−'16 2017−
Tiers 0 World Tour Finals
I Grand Slam 5-star tournament/Major Series
II Open tournaments Open tournaments Major Series 4-star tournament
III Open tournaments 3-star tournament
IV 2-star tournament
V 1-star tournament

ChampionsEdit

Men's FIVB World Tour Points ChampionsEdit

 
Grand Slam Moscow 2012 men's winners
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)
2017   Evandro Oliveira and André Stein (BRA)
2018   Anders Mol and Christian Sørum (NOR)
2019   Anders Mol and Christian Sørum (NOR)

Women's FIVB World Tour Points ChampionsEdit

 
Grand Slam Moscow 2012 women's winners
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)
2017   Talita Antunes and Larissa França (BRA)
2018   Ágatha Bednarczuk and Eduarda Lisboa (BRA)
2019   Melissa Humana-Paredes and Sarah Pavan (CAN)

FIVB World Tour FinalsEdit

The Tour Finals are the season-ending championships of the FIVB World Tour and features only the top performing teams during the regular season. The tournament was first held in 2015.

Men's ResultsEdit

Tournament Champions Runners-up Third place Fourth place
2015 Swatch FIVB World Tour Finals[13]
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[14]
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
  Ben Saxton (CAN)
  Chaim Schalk (CAN)
2017 Swatch FIVB World Tour Finals[15]
Hamburg, Germany
US$400,000
22–27 August 2017
  Phil Dalhausser (USA)
  Nick Lucena (USA)
21–15, 21–13
  Evandro Oliveira (BRA)
  André Stein (BRA)
  Daniele Lupo (ITA)
  Paolo Nicolai (ITA)
21–17, 19–21, 15–12
  Piotr Kantor (POL)
  Bartosz Łosiak (POL)
2018 FIVB World Tour Finals[16]
Hamburg, Germany
US$400,000
14–19 August 2018
  Anders Mol (NOR)
  Christian Sørum (NOR)
21–19, 21–17
  Michał Bryl (POL)
  Grzegorz Fijałek (POL)
  Piotr Kantor (POL)
  Bartosz Łosiak (POL)
19–21, 21–15, 15–13
  Julius Thole (GER)
  Clemens Wickler (GER)
2019 FIVB World Tour Finals[17]
Rome, Italy
US$300,000
28 August – 8 September 2019
  Viacheslav Krasilnikov (RUS)
  Oleg Stoyanovskiy (RUS)
21–16, 21–16
  Julius Thole (GER)
  Clemens Wickler (GER)
  Anders Mol (NOR)
  Christian Sørum (NOR)
21–16, 21–15
  Taylor Crabb (USA)
  Jake Gibb (USA)

Women's ResultsEdit

Tournament Champions Runners-up Third place Fourth place
2015 Swatch FIVB World Tour Finals[18]
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[19]
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[20]
Hamburg, Germany
US$400,000
22–27 August 2017
  Laura Ludwig (GER)
  Kira Walkenhorst (GER)
21–17, 19–21, 15–10
  Ágatha Bednarczuk (BRA)
  Eduarda Lisboa (BRA)
  Talita Antunes (BRA)
  Larissa França (BRA)
21–17, 21–19
  Melissa Humana-Paredes (CAN)
  Sarah Pavan (CAN)
2018 FIVB World Tour Finals[21]
Hamburg, Germany
US$400,000
14–19 August 2018
  Ágatha Bednarczuk (BRA)
  Eduarda Lisboa (BRA)
21–15, 21–19
  Barbora Hermannová (CZE)
  Markéta Sluková (CZE)
  Mariafe Artacho del Solar (AUS)
  Taliqua Clancy (AUS)
21–15, 19–21, 15–8
  Maria Elisa Antonelli (BRA)
  Carolina Solberg Salgado (BRA)
2019 FIVB World Tour Finals[22]
Rome, Italy
US$300,000
28 August – 8 September 2019
  Margareta Kozuch (GER)
  Laura Ludwig (GER)
21–19, 21–21
  Ágatha Bednarczuk (BRA)
  Eduarda Lisboa (BRA)
  Rebecca Cavalcante (BRA)
  Ana Patrícia Ramos (BRA)
19–21, 21–18, 16–14
  Joana Heidrich (SUI)
  Anouk Vergé-Dépré (SUI)

Award winnersEdit

Men's FIVB World Tour award winnersEdit

Women's FIVB World Tour award winnersEdit

SponsorshipEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ International Men's Career Team Victory Leaders, Beach Volleyball Database
  2. ^ International Women's Career Team Victory Leaders, Beach Volleyball Database
  3. ^ International Men's Career Individual Victory Leaders, Beach Volleyball Database
  4. ^ International Women's Career Individual Victory Leaders, Beach Volleyball Database
  5. ^ SWATCH-FIVB World Tour – Five Years of Success Archived 2008-11-20 at the Wayback Machine, The-Watchez.com
  6. ^ "Biography of Beach Volleyball". Fédération Internationale de Volleyball. Retrieved March 20, 2018.
  7. ^ "FIVB Beach Volleyball Events ... from the World Championships to the grass roots: Challenger and Satellite Events" (PDF). Fédération Internationale de Volleyball. Retrieved January 10, 2019.
  8. ^ "FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour: 2017 Media Guide" (PDF). Fédération Internationale de Volleyball. p. 67. Retrieved January 10, 2019.
  9. ^ "FIVB Announces New 5-Star Structure For FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour". Fédération Internationale de Volleyball. November 7, 2016. Retrieved August 19, 2018.
  10. ^ Competition Calendar, FIVB.org
  11. ^ "NEW TOURNAMENTS TO TAKE BEACH VOLLEYBALL FURTHER THAN EVER BEFORE". Fédération Internationale de Volleyball. November 8, 2017. Retrieved March 22, 2018.
  12. ^ a b c "FIVB Sports Regulations: Beach Volleyball" (PDF). Fédération Internationale de Volleyball. November 30, 2017. Retrieved March 2, 2018.
  13. ^ Ft. Lauderdale Swatch Beach Volleyball FIVB World Tour Finals | Schedule, FIVB.org
  14. ^ SWATCH FIVB WORLD TOUR FINALS Main Draw, FIVB.org
  15. ^ SWATCH BEACH VOLLEYBALL FIVB WORLD TOUR FINALS PRESENTED BY VODAFONE, FIVB.org
  16. ^ Main Draw - World Tour Finals 2018, FIVB.org
  17. ^ Main Draw - World Tour Finals 2019, FIVB.org
  18. ^ Ft. Lauderdale Swatch Beach Volleyball FIVB World Tour Finals | Schedule, FIVB.org
  19. ^ SWATCH FIVB WORLD TOUR FINALS Main Draw, FIVB.org
  20. ^ SWATCH BEACH VOLLEYBALL FIVB WORLD TOUR FINALS PRESENTED BY VODAFONE, FIVB.org
  21. ^ Main Draw - World Tour Finals 2018, FIVB.org
  22. ^ Main Draw - World Tour Finals 2019, FIVB.org

External linksEdit