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SWATCH FIVB World Championships presented by ConocoPhillips - Stavanger | Men
26/06/2009 - 5/07/2009

  Presentation

Stavanger Hosts 2009 SWATCH FIVB World Championships

 

The seventh renewal of the "official" SWATCH FIVB World Championships will be held from June 26 through July 5 as the planet's top Beach Volleyball players return to the Vaagen Harbour courts for the 11-straight season where the annual events as become Norway's top sporting event during the summer months. The 2009 SWATCH FIVB World Championships presented by ConocoPhillips will feature both pool and single-elimination competition as the top 48 men’s and women’s teams compete for the US$1-million in prize money. Over 150,000 spectators are expected to view the international Beach Volleyball action as competition will be held on three courts, including 8,000 and 1,500-seat areas. Pool play for each gender will feature 12 pools of four teams each vying for 32 spots in the single-elimination phase of the competition. Pool play will be held from June 26 through July 1 followed by the opening single-elimination rounds July 2-3. The quarter-finals and semi-finals will be played July 4 with the medal matches July 5. The 2009 SWATCH FIVB World Championships will be televised internationally with more than 80 hours of "live" transmission. The television broadcast will be the "biggest" in the history of the Stavanger event as the world finals will be aired on Norway's state commercial free channel NRK.  Pictured below are the gold medal teams from the 2007 SWATCH World Championships in Gstaad, Switzerland - Todd Rogers, Phil Dalhausser, Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh of the United States.  Both teams also won the 2008 SWATCH FIVB World Tour event in Stavanger.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MEN’S WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP “FINAL FOUR” RESULTS

 

July 24-29, 2007 at Gstaad, Switzerland

48 teams, pool play, 32-team single-elimination bracket

·           Gold Medal Match - Phil Dalhausser/Todd Rogers, United States (No. 4-seeded team) def. Dmitri Barsouk/Igor Kolodinsky, Russia (6) 21-16, 21-14 (45 minutes)

·           Bronze Medal Match - Andrew Schacht/Joshua Slack (16) def. Emanuel Rego/Ricardo Santos, Brazil (1), 21-17, 21-19 (47)

·           Semi-Finals - Barsouk/Kolodinsky def. Schacht/Slack, 21-13, 21-19 (47)

·           Semi-Finals - Dalhausser/Rogers def. Emanuel/Ricardo 21-16, 13-21, 19-17 (68)

 

June 22-26, 2005 at Berlin, Germany

48-team, double-elimination bracket

·           Gold - Marcio Araujo/Fabio Magalhaes, Brazil (2) def. Sascha Heyer/Paul Laciga, Switzerland (8), 22-20, 21-12 (42).

·           Bronze - Julius Brink/Kjell Schneider, Germany (13) def. Marvin Polte/Thorsten Schoen, Germany (43), 16-21, 21-17, 15-10 (65),

·           Semi-Finals - Heyer/P. Laciga def. Brink/Schneider, 21-16, 19-21, 15-13 (69)

·           Semi-Finals - Marcio Araujo/Fabio def. Polte/Schoen, 21-18, 21-14 (53)

 

October 14-19, 2003 at Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

48 teams, pool play, 32-team single-elimination bracket

·           Gold - Emanuel/Ricardo, Brazil (1) def. Dax Holdren/Stein Metzger, United States (15), 21-18 and 21-15 (44).

·           Bronze Medal - Marcio Araujo/Benjamin Insfran, Brazil (2) won by forfeit over Joao Brenha/Luis Maia, Portugal (13)

·           Semi-Finals - Emanuel/Ricardo won by forfeit over Brenha/Maia

·           Semi-Finals - Holdren/Metzger def. Marcio Araujo/Benjamin, 21-19 and 21-14 (46)

 

August 1-5, 2001 at Klagenfurt, Austria

48 teams, pool play, 32-team single-elimination bracket

·           Gold - Mariano Baracetti/Martin Conde, Argentina (4) def. Jose Loiola/Ricardo, Brazil (10), 25-23, 12-21 and 20-18 (69).

·           Bronze Medal - Vegard Hoidalen/Jorre Kjemperud, Norway (6) def. Rob Heidger/Chip McCaw, United States (18), 21-16 and 21-14 (37)

·           Semi-Finals - Baracetti/Conde def. Heidger/McCaw, 21-16 and 21-16 (44)

·           Semi-Finals - Loiola/Ricardo def. Hoidalen/Kjemperud, 29-31, 21-19 and 15-12 (69)

 

July 20-25, 1999 at Marseille, France

Qualifier, 32-team double elimination bracket

·           Gold - Emanuel/Loiola, Brazil (2) def. Martin Laciga/P. Laciga, Switzerland (6), 15-8 (50).

·           Bronze Medal - Para Ferreira/Guilherme Marques, Brazil (3) def. Javier Bosma/Fabio Diez, Spain (8), 15-7 (35)

·           Semi-Finals - Emanuel/Loiola def. Bosma/Diez, 15-11 (53)

·           Semi-Finals - M. Laciga/P. Laciga def. Para/Guilherme, Brazil (3), 15-11 (56).

 

September 10-13, 1997 at Los Angeles, California, United States

Qualifier, 32-team single-elimination bracket

·           Gold - Para/Guilherme, Brazil (9) def. Canyon Ceman/Mike Whitmarsh, United States (3), 5-12, 12-8 and 12-10 (90).

·           Bronze - Not contested

·           Semi-Finals - Guilherme/Para def. Paulao Moreira/Paulo Emilio Silva, Brazil (4, Q1), 10-12, 12-9 and 15-13 (136)

·           Semi-Finals - Ceman/Whitmarsh def. Dain Blanton/Kent Steffes, United States (2), 12-5 ad 12-8 (68).

 

WOMEN’S WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP“FINAL FOUR” RESULTS

 

July 24-29, 2007 at Gstaad, Switzerland

48-team, pool play, 32-team single-elimination bracket

·           Gold Medal Match - Misty May-Treanor/Kerri Walsh, United States (No. 1-seeded team) def. Jia Tian/Jie Wang, China (3), 21-16, 21-10 (39 minutes)

·           Bronze Medal Match - Juliana Felisberta Silva/Larissa Franca, Brazil (2) def. Chen Xue / Xi Zhang, China (4), 19-21, 21-19, 18-16 (63)

·           Semi-Finals - May-Treanor/Walsh def. Xue/Zhang, 21-14, 21-19 (40)

·           Semi-Finals - Tian/Jie Wang def. Juliana/Larissa, 23-25, 21-19, 15-11 (64)

 

June 21-25, 2005 at Berlin, Germany

48-team, double-elimination bracket

·           Gold - May-Treanor/Walsh, United States (19) def. Juliana/Larissa, Brazil (1), 21-17, 21-17 (40)

·           Bronze - Tian/Fei Wang, China (5) def. Dalixia Fernandez Grasset/Tamara Larrea Peraza, Cuba (13), 21-13, 21-17 (40)

·           Semi-Finals - Juliana/Larissa def. Fernandez Grasset/Larrea Peraza, 21-15, 21-16 (38)

·           Semi-Finals - May-Treanor/Walsh def. Tian/Fei Wang, 21-16, 19-21, 5-4 retired (52)

 

October 7-12, 2003 at Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

48-team, pool play, 32-team single-elimination bracket

·           Gold - May-Treanor/Walsh, United States (1) def. Shelda Bede/Adriana Behar, Brazil (3), 21-19 and 21-19 (40)

·           Bronze - Natalie Cook/Nicole Sanderson, Australia (5) def. Annett Davis/Jenny Johnson Jordan, United States (7), 21-16 and 21-17 (35)

·           Semi-Finals - May-Treanor/Kerri Walsh def. Cook/Sanderson, 19-21, 21-19 and 18-16 (61)

·           Semi-Finals - Shelda/Adriana def. Davis/Johnson Jordan, 21-16 and 21-16 (40)

 

August 1-4, 2001 at Klagenfurt, Austria

48 teams, pool play, 32-team single-elimination bracket

·           Gold - Shelda/Adriana, Brazil (1) def. Tatiana Minello/Sandra Pires, Brazil (3), 21-16 and 21-18 (39)

·           Bronze - Eva Celbova/Sona Dosoudilova, Czech Republic (12) def. Barbra Fontana/Elaine Youngs, United States (2), 21-17 and 21-19 (39)

·           Semi-Finals - Shelda/Adriana def. Celbova/Dosoudilova, 21-15 and 21-16 (37)

·           Semi-Finals - Minello/Sandra def. Fontana/Youngs, 21-19, 13-21 and 15-13 (61)

 

July 19-24, 1999 at Marseille, France

Qualifier, 32-team double elimination bracket

·           Gold - Shelda/Adriana, Brazil (1) def. Davis/Johnson Jordan, United States (8), 15-11 (30)

·           Bronze - Liz Masakayan/Youngs, United States (13) won by forfeit over Sandra/Adriana Samuel, Brazil (3)

·           Semi-Finals - Davis/Johnson Jordan def. Masakayan/Youngs, 5-11 (50)

·           Semi-Finals - Shelda/Adriana won by forfeit over Sandra/Adriana Samuel

 

September 10-13, 1997 at Los Angeles, California, United States

Qualifier, 32-team single-elimination bracket

·           Gold - Sandra/Jackie Silva, Brazil (3) def. Lisa Arce/Holly McPeak, United States (1), 12-11, 1-12 and 12-10 (89)

·           Bronze - Not contested

·           Semi-Finals - Arce/McPeak def. Karolyn Kirby/Nancy Reno, United States (12), 12-4 and 12-9 (77)

·           Semi-Finals - Sandra/Jackie Silva def. Shelda/Adriana, Brazil (2), 12-11, 4-12 ad 12-3 (116)

 

NORWAY & BEACH VOLLEYBALL - For the past 10 seasons, Norway has hosted SWATCH FIVB World Tour events as the past two years the Scandinavian country has staged a grand slam stop in Stavanager and an “open” tournament in Kristiansand. Stavanger has been the site for SWATCH grand slam double gender events the past three years as the event was only a men’s tournament for the first three seasons starting in 1999. In the men’s competition, Brazilian teams led by Emanuel Rego won the first nine Stavanger events before Americans Phil Dalhausser and Todd Rogers reversed the trend in 2008 when no tandems from the South American country reached the “final four”. American women have won four of the seven Stavanger women’s events with Brazilians winning twice with Greeks victorious once. Athens 2004 Olympic champions Emanuel and Ricardo Santos have won four of the past six men’s titles in Stavanger. Emanuel has won seven of the 10 Stavanger gold medals, including the inaugural title in 1999 with Jose Loiola and a pair of crowns with Tande Ramos in 2001 and 2002. Americans Jen Boss and April Ross overcame a pair of pool play setbacks to upset China’s Jia Tian and Jie Wang to win the 2007 gold medal. Boss and Ross also became the lowest-seeded team (29th) to win a SWATCH FIVB World Tour title. Vassiliki Arvaniti and Vasso Karadassiou captured only SWATCH gold medal by upsetting Juliana Felisberta Silva and Larissa Franca of Brazil in the 2005 finale. With the gold medal in 2005, Arvaniti became the youngest player to capture a SWATCH gold medal (20 years, 3 months, 15 days) at the time. Norway’s top men’s finishers in Stavanger are fifths by Vegard Hoidalen and Jorre Kjemperud in 2001 and 2002. Nila Ann Hakedal and Ingrid Torlen placed fifth in 2004 and 2008 for the top finish by a Norwegian women’s team in Stavanger. Hakedal and Torlen are the only Norwegian team to medal in the Scandinavian country with a second-place finish at Kristiansand in 2008.

 

PAST NORWEGIAN MEN’S PODIUM PLACEMENTS
Medals - Brazil 20, Germany 3, Switzerland 3, Argentina 1, Australia 1, China 1, Netherlands 1, New Zealand 1, Spain 1, USA 1

 

Site

Year

Gold Medal

Silver Medal

Bronze Medal

Stavanger

1999

Jose Loiola/Emanuel Rego, BRA

Guilherme Marques/Para Ferreira, BRA

Ze Marco de Melo/Ricardo Santos, BRA

Stavanger

2000

Ze Marco/Ricardo, BRA

Marcio Araujo/Benjamin Insfran, BRA

Loiola/Emanuel, BRA

Stavanger

2001

Emanuel/Tande Ramos, BRA

Martin Laciga/Paul Laciga, SUI

Para/Ze Marco de, BRA

Stavanger

2002

Emanuel/Tande, BRA

Loiola/Ricardo, BRA

Stefan Kobel/Patrick Heuscher, SUI

Stavanger

2003

Emanuel/Ricardo, BRA

Martin Conde/Mariano Baracetti, ARG

Julien Prosser/Mark Williams, AUS

Stavanger

2004

Emanuel/Ricardo, BRA

Dave Klemperer/Niklas Rademacher, GER

Franco/Tande, BRA

Stavanger

2005

Emanuel/Ricardo, BRA

Benjamin/Harley Marques, BRA

Heuscher /Kobel, SUI

Stavanger

2006

Emanuel/Ricardo, BRA

Marcio Araujo/Fabio Magalhaes, BRA

Benjamin/Harley, BRA

Stavanger

2007

Marcio Araujo/Fabio, BRA

Reinder Nummerdor/Richard Schuil, NED

Penggen Wu/Linyin Xu, CHN

Kristiansand

2007

Emanuel/Ricardo, BRA

Jonas Reckermann/Mischa Urbatzka, GER

Marcio Araujo/Fabio, BRA

Stavanger

2008

Phil Dalhausser/Todd Rogers, USA

Reckermann/Urbatzka, GER

Julius Brink/Christoph Dieckmann, GER

Kristiansand

2008

Pablo Herrera/Raul Mesa, ESP

Joao Maciel/Bruno Oscar Schmidt, BRA

Jason Lochhead/Kirk Pitman, NZL

 

PAST NORWEGIAN WOMEN’S PODIUM PLACEMENTS
Medals - USA 9, Brazil 9, China 4, Greece 2, Australia 1, Austria 1, Norway 1

 

Site

Year

Gold Medal

Silver Medal

Bronze Medal

Stavanger

2002

Holly McPeak/Elaine Youngs, USA

Natalie Cook/Kerri Pottharst, AUS

Adriana Behar/Shelda Bede, BRA

Stavanger

2003

Ana Paula Connelly/Sandra Pires, BRA

Misty May-Treanor/Kerri Walsh, USA

Adriana/Shelda, BRA

Stavanger

2004

McPeak/Youngs, USA

Annett Davis/Jenny Johnson Jordan, USA

 Walsh/Rachel Wacholder, USA

Stavanger

2005

Vassiliki Arvaniti/Vasso Karadassiou, GRE

Juliana Felisberta Silva/Larissa Franca, BRA

Jia Tian/Fei Wang, CHN

Stavanger

2006

Juliana/Larissa, BRA

Adriana/Shelda, BRA

Leila Barros/Ana Paula, BRA

Stavanger

2007

Jen Boss/April Ross, USA

Tian/Jie Wang, CHN

May-Treanor/Walsh, USA

Kristiansand

2007

Juliana/Larissa, BRA

Chen Xue/Xi Zhang, CHN

Tian/Jie Wang, CHN

Stavanger

2008

May-Treanor/Walsh, USA

Karadassiou/Arvaniti, GRE

Boss/Ross, USA

Kristiansand

2008

Maria Antonelli/Vanilda Leao, BRA

Nila Ann Hakedal/Ingrid Torlen, NOR

Doris and Stefanie Schwaiger, AUT