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  Roseto degli Abruzzi  2006   Men's Open
07.06.2006 -  11.06.2006




Women's Modena 2006




RosetoROSETO degli ABRUZZI 2006 - Italy stages an “open” men’s SWATCH-FIVB World Tour event for the first-time since 2001.  A renowned seaside resort, perfect for a relaxing holiday for families, Roseto degli Abruzzi is located between the Tordino and Vomano rivers and strikes the visitor with its fine, late 19th-century villas.  A municipality since 1860 and once named Rosburgo, Roseto degli Abruzzi is an established tourist resort with 42 beach facilities, 37 hotels and 10 campsites.  Brazilian teams have captured six of the previous 11 SWATCH stops in Italy.  Dio Lequaglie and Giovanni Errichiello posted the best finish for an Italian team in the 11 events with a silver medal in 1989 at Jesi.  It is one of two silver medal finishes for Italians on the SWATCH tour.  Roseto degli Abruzzi hosted an FIVB Challenger event in 2005, where the Brazilian brothers Ferreira (Jan and Para) captured the final and the same promoter also organized a CEV Beach Volleyball event in the same year.



Total Medals - Brazil 15, USA 8, Argentina 4, Norway 2, Switzerland 2, Canada 1, Italy 1


Site Year Gold Medal Silver Medal Bronze Medal
Jesi 1989 Sinjin Smith/Randy Stoklos, USA Giovanni Errichiello/Dionisio Lequaglie, ITA Karch Kiraly/Steve Timmons, USA
Lignano 1990 Tim Hovland/Kent Steffes, USA John Eddo/Sean Fallowfield, USA Eduardo Garrido/Roberto Moreira, BRA
Cattolica 1991 Smith/Stoklos, USA Eddo/Leif Hanson, USA Guilherme Marques/Andre Lima, BRA
Lignano 1992 Paulao Moreira/Paulo Emilio Silva, BRA Eduardo Garrido/Moreira, BRA Scott Friederichsen/Tim Walmer/Adriana, USA
Lignano 1995 Paulao/Paulo Emilio, BRA Conde/Esteban Martinez, ARG Roberto Lopes/Franco Neto, BRA
Lignano 1996 Emanuel Rego/Ze Marco de Melo, BRA Carl Henkel/Smith, USA Jan Kvalheim/Bjorn Maaseide, NOR
Lignano 1997 Conde/Martinez, ARG Emanue/Ze Marco, BRA Kvalheim/Maaseide, NOR
Lignano 1998 Guilherme/Para Ferreira, BRA Martin Laciga/Paul Laciga, SUI Emanuel/Jose Loiola, BRA
Lignano 1999 Emanuel/Loiola, BRA Guilherme/Para, BRA Conde/Martinez, ARG
Lignano 2000 Ze Marco/Ricardo, BRA M. Laciga/P. Laciga, SUI John Child/Mark Heese, CAN
Lignano 2001 Marinano Baracetti/Conde, ARG Loiola/Ricardo, BRA Emanuel/Tande Ramos, BRA
Totals   Brazil 6 Golds, USA 3, Argentina 2 Brazil 4 Silvers, USA 3, Switzerland 2, Argentina 1, Italy 1 Brazil 5 Bronzes, Norway 2, USA 2, Argentina 1, Canada 1


Two Italy 2006 SWATCH-FIVB World Tour Events

FIPAV President Carlo Magri (centre), flanked by Swatch-FIVB World Tour event organisers Vicenzo Santarelli (Roseto, left) and Claudio Giovanardi (Modena, right)

Forlì, Italy, January 28, 2006 - It was in the fitting environment of Italy's "Volleyland" exhibition that FIPAV President Carlo Magri was able to underscore the development of Beach Volleyball in Italy with the announcement that the European country will for only the fifth-time ever host two SWATCH-FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour stops in the same season.  Italy also hosted men's and women's events in the same season in 1997, 1998, 2000 and 2001.  More