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Old 05-07-2008, 10:01 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Osaka 2008 Women's Open May 20-25

After a two-year absence, Osaka returns to the SWATCH-FIVB World Tour calendar by staging its 13th event. Dubbed Japan’s “second city”, Osaka has hosted the most international Beach Volleyball stops since the start of the women’s FIVB circuit in 1992. The French Mediterranean port city of Marseille ranks second on the list with 10 events. Rio de Janeiro tops the men’s list with 14 SWATCH-FIVB World Tour events since the start of the men’s circuit in 1987. After teams from the United States and Australia combined to win the first three Osaka stops, Brazilian tandems have won the last nine events led by legendary pair of Shelda Bede and Adriana Behar. After placing third in 1997, Shelda and Adriana won six of the next eight Osaka events as the South Americans placed second in 2003 and third in 2005. Shaylyn Bede, Shelda’s younger sister, captured the 2005 Osaka gold medal with Ana Paula Connelly, who teamed with Sandra Pires to defeat Shelda and Adriana for the 2003 crown. The best finish by the host country was a silver medal in 2000 by Mika Teru Saiki and Yukiko Takahashi, who finished fourth at the Sydney Olympic Games for Japan. Osaka is one of nine new sites in 2008 on the SWATCH-FIVB World Tour calendar along with Adelaide (Australia), Guaruja (Brazil), Sanya (China), Prague (Czech Republic), Myslowice (Poland), Moscow (Russia), Barcelona (Spain) and Dubai (United Arab Emirates).



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Old 05-24-2008, 06:00 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Default Eight women's teams net Osaka Beach Volleyball Main Draw berths

On an excellent day for Beach Volleyball here Wednesday at the historic Nakanoshima Park on an island between the Oojima and Tosabori Rivers in the financial district, eight women's teams earned Main Draw berths for the US$175,000 Keihan/SMFG Japan Open.

With a steady stream of fans watching the Qualification Tournament for the SWATCH FIVB World Tour event throughout Wednesday’s 21-match schedule, pairs from the Brazil, Czech Republic, Italy, Japan, the Netherlands, Norway, the Philippines and Sweden advanced to the "money" rounds that start Thursday with 32 teams competing for the $28,000 first-place to be presented after Sunday's Keihan/SMFG Japan Open finale.

Led by top-seeded Kathrine Maaseide and Susanne Glesnes, seven of the top eight-seeded teams qualified for the Main Draw as the Norwegians eliminated Summer Lochowicz and Eileen Romanowski of Australia in a match that featured three players from the Athens 2004 Olympic Games. Lochowicz placed ninth with Kerri Pottharst in Athens while Maaseide and Glesnes were 17th.

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Default Osaka welcomes back SWATCH FIVB World Tour

After a two-season hiatus, the SWATCH FIVB World Tour has returned to Japan for a women's Beach Volleyball event as Country Quota matches for Brazil and the host country highlighted play here Tuesday at the historic Nakanoshima Park on an island between the Oojima and Tosabori Rivers in the financial district.

As is the case at most SWATCH FIVB World Tour events, the Brazilian Country Quota matches for a spot in the US$175,000 Keihan/SMFG Japan Open Qualification Tournament were the featured contests Tuesday as Shaylyn Bede and Agatha Bednarczuk advanced from the three-team playoff to Wednesday's competition to determine the last eight spots in the Main Draw.

Shaylyn, who captured the last Osaka stop in 2005 with Ana Paula Connelly, and Agatha won a pair of matches to advance to the Keihan/SMFG Japan Open Qualification Tournament qualifier. After defeating Leila Barros and Sandra Pires 23-25, 21-17 and 15-11 in 67 minutes, Shaylyn and Agatha posted a 22-20 and 21-17 win in 45 minutes over the Salgado sisters (Carolina and Maria Clara).

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Default Osaka SWATCH FIVB Beach Volleyball features upsets of top seeds

The top two seeded teams in the US$175,000 Keihan/SMFG Japan Open were upset here Friday as the Beach Volleyball tandems of Jen Boss/April Ross of the United States and Tamsin Barnett/Natalie Cook advanced to semi-final-qualifying matches late in the day against teams from China and Brazil, respectively.

With the SWATCH FIVB World Tour returning to Japan for the first-time since the 2005 season, the seventh-seeded Boss and Ross won an opening match Friday against compatriots and second-seeded Nicole Branagh and Elaine Young 21-18, 13-21 and 15-10 in 56 minutes while Barnett and Cook were scoring a 19-21, 21-16 and 16-14 victory in 62 minutes over top-seeded Juliana Felisberta Silva and Larissa Franca of Brazil.

Maintaining their seeds with wins in the third round of the winner's bracket were third-seeded Chen Xue/Xi Zhang of China and fourth-seeded Shelda Bede/Ana Paula Connelly of Brazil as each team defeated a Beach Volleyball pair from their country to advance to their semi-final-qualifying match at the end of Friday's schedule.

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Default Australian & Chinese women earn Osaka day off

With a pair of wins each here Friday in the US$175,000 Keihan/SMFG Japan Open at the historic Nakanoshima Park on an island between the Ookawa and Tosabori Rivers, the teams of Chen Xue/Xi Zhang of China and Tamsin Barnett/Natalie Cook of Australia earned a day off from competing on the SWATCH FIVB World Tour.

While the Chinese earned their third-straight SWATCH "final four" berth this season and 16th overall on the international Beach Volleyball circuit, Barnett and Cook will be playing in their second FIVB semi-final with their only other appearance being in Korea last season when the Australians captured the Seoul gold medal.

The third-seeded Xue and Zhang and the eighth-seeded Barnett and Cook will now be watching from the Nakanoshima Park centre court stands Saturday when four elimination matches featuring three teams from Brazil and tandems from China, Germany and the United States will be played to determine the last two semi-final spots.

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Default Keihan/SMFG Japan Open “Final Four” Set

China will have two teams in a SWATCH FIVB World Tour “final four” for the first-time this season as Jia Tian and Jie Wang joined compatriots Chen Xue and Xi Zhang in the semi-finals at the US$175,000 Keihan/SMFG Japan Open here Saturday with a pair of wins over teams from Germany and Brazil.

Like the sixth-seeded Tian and Wang, the top-seeded Juliana Felisberta Silva and Larissa Franca also won a pair of elimination matches Saturday to advance to their 11th-straight SWATCH FIVB World Tour semi-final where the Brazilians will get a chance to avenge their only setback in the Keihan/SMFG Japan Open.

Being played at the historic Nakanoshima Park on an island between the Ookawa and Tosabori Rivers, the third-seeded Xue and Zhang matched Australians Tamsin Barnett and Natalie Cook in capturing four-straight winner’s bracket matches to earn the first two Keihan/SMFG Japan Open semi-final berths Friday.

Sunday’s schedule starts with Juliana and Larissa playing the eighth-seeded Barnett and Cook, who scored a 19-21, 21-16 and 16-14 win over the Brazilians Friday. Juliana and Larissa have now defeated two teams from the United States and a Brazilian rival to reach their 44th SWATCH semi-finals in their last 46 FIVB starts with misses in 2005 in Austria (fifth) and 2007 in Norway (ninth).

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Default Brazilians Juliana & Larissa net Keihan/SMFG Japan Open gold medal

Top-seeded Juliana Felisberta Silva and Larissa Franca of Brazil rebounded from an earlier setback in the US$175,000 Keihan/SMFG Japan Open to win a pair of matches here Sunday to capture their second SWATCH FIVB World Tour gold medal in 2008 by defeating China's Jia Tian and Jie Wang in the finale.

In defeating sixth-seeded Tian and Wang 21-16, 21-9 in 36 minutes, Juliana and Larissa denied China a possible gold-medal sweep Sunday on the SWATCH FIVB World Tour as their male counterparts Penggen Wu and Linyin Xu are competing for an international Beach Volleyball title in Croatia against Reinder Nummerdor and Richard Schuil of the Netherlands at Zagreb.

Being played at the historic Nakanoshima Park on an island between the Ookawa and Tosabori Rivers, Juliana and Larissa won their last five Keihan/SMFG Japan Open matches to share the $28,000 first-place prize along with collecting their 21st SWATCH gold medal in 55 FIVB starts together since the start of the 2004 international season. Juliana was also named the SWATCH outstanding player for the event.

"Friday was a wake up call for us," said the 26-year old Larissa in referring to her team's 19-21, 21-16 and 16-14 setback to eighth-seeded Tamsin Barnett and Natalie Cook of Australia in the third-round of the winner's bracket. "We played very poorly against the Australians, so we knew we had to regain our focus."

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