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  Montreal  2007   Women's Open
05.07.2007 -  08.07.2007


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Double gender in Montréal

Montréal 2007 - The SWATCH-FIVB World Tour returns to the French-speaking city for the first of two double gender events in 2006 on the North American continent (Mexico in October).  Organized by Volleyball Canada, the event will be held at the Uniprix Stadium for the third-straight season.  With extensive facilities, Uniprix Stadium also stages major tennis tournaments.  Canada is not new to hosting major international Beach Volleyball events as the country hosted the 1999 Pan-American Games in Winnipeg along with a series of three SWATCH-FIVB World tour stops in Toronto (1998-2000).  Montréal’s 360 years of history have left an indelible mark on the vibrant character of the city in Quebec province.  It’s been in turn a French settlement, a British stronghold, and today, the world’s second-largest French-speaking city.  Over the years, European flair has blended with North American savoir-faire to create the story of Montréal: a rich tradition, a mosaic of cultures, and a fierce passion for the future.



Men - South American tandems have won the past six SWATCH-FIVB World Tour stops in Canada starting with Martin Conde and Eduardo Martinez’s 1998 crown in Toronto.  Jose Loiola and Emanuel Rego captured the 1999 and 2000 Toronto gold medals to start Brazil’s run of four-straight titles.  Canada’s best finish was a second in the 2000 Toronto event by Olympians John Child and Mark Heese.


2006 all-Brazilian podium (left to right) - Emanuel, Ricardo, Fabio, Marcio Araujo, Pedro Cunha and Franco




Year - Montréal Gold Medal / Montréal Silver Medal / Montréal Bronze Medal

2002 - Jose Loiola/Ricardo Santos, Brazil / John Child/Mark Heese, Canada / Stein Metzger/Kevin Wong, USA
2005 - Benjamin Insfran/Harley Marques, Brazil / Marcio Araujo/Fabio Magalhaes, Brazil / Emanuel Rego/Ricardo Santos, Brazil

2006 - Fabio-Luiz/Marcio Araujo, Brazil / Ricardo/Emanuel, Brazil / Pedro Cunha/Franco Neto, Brazil




Total Medals - Brazil 10, Canada 3, USA 2, Argentina 1, Australia 1, Spain 1




Gold Medal

Silver Medal

Bronze Medal



Martin Conde/Eduardo Martinez, ARG

Emanuel Rego/Jose Loiola, BRA

Javier Bosma/Fabio Diez, ESP



Ze Marco de Melo/Ricardo Santos, BRA

Emanue/Loiola, BRA

Rob Heidger/Kevin Wong, USA



Jody Holden/Conrad Leinemann, CAN

Lula Barbosa/Adriano Garrido, BRA

Roberto Lopes/Franco Neto, BRA



Emanuel/Loiola, BRA

Child/Heese, CAN

Julien Prosser/Lee Zahner, AUS



Loiola/Ricardo, BRA

Child/Heese, CAN

Stein Metzger/Kevin Wong, USA



Benjamin Insfran/Harley Marques, BRA

Marcio Araujo/Fabio Magalhaes, BRA

Emanuel/Ricardo, BRA



Fabio-Luiz/Marcio Araujo, BRA Ricardo/Emanuel, BRA Pedro Cunha/Franco Neto, BRA



Brazil 5 Golds, Argentina 1, Canada 1

Brazil 5 Silvers, Canada 2

Brazil 3 Bronzes, USA 2, Australia 1, Spain 

*PanAm Games



Women - Montréal hosts the first of two SWATCH-FIVB World Tour events in North America. Canada has also hosted “open” women’s events in Toronto and the 1999 Pan-American Games in Winnipeg where Adriana and Shelda captured the title. Toronto winners were Sandra Pires/Adriana Samuel of Brazil (1998), Holly McPeak/Nancy Reno of the United States (1999) and Adriana/Shelda (2000). Adriana Behar and Shelda Bede captured the PanAm title. The best finish by a host country team in the previous five SWATCH stops in Canada was a seventh by Marie-Andree Lessard and Sarah Maxwell in 2005.





Montreal Open podium (left to right) Juliana, Larissa, Ana Paula, Leila, Tian Jia and Wang Jie



Year - Montréal Gold Medal / Montréal Silver Medal / Montréal Bronze Medal

2002 - Misty May/Kerri Walsh, USA / Shelda/Adriana, Brazil / Elaine Youngs/Holly McPeak, USA

2005 - Juliana Felisberta Silva/Larissa Franca, Brazil / Renata Riberio/Talita Antunes, Brazil / Shelda/Adriana, Brazil

2006 - Ana Paula Connelly/Leila Barros, Brazil / Juliana Felisberta Silva/Larissa Franca, Brazil / Wang/Tian Jia, China