Men's Brazil Open 2004
Salvador, March 16 - 21

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Canadian Switch Nets Beach Volleyball Results
SALVADOR, BRAZIL, March 16, 2004 - After playing almost exclusively together since 1996, veteran Canadian beach volleyball players Jody Holden and Conrad Leinemann are taking a different approach at the start of the 2004 men's SWATCH-FIVB World Tour.

Holden and Leinemann had played in 85 SWATCH-FIVB World Tour events since August 1996, but changed partners for this week's US$180,000 Brazilian Open in an effort to post better results on the international tour beginning with the 40-team Qualification Tournament here Tuesday at a site in front of the Catussaba Resort Hotel.

Holden is seeded fifth in the Qualification Tournament with Ahren Cadieux and the Canadians posted a 21-15 and 21-19 win over 28th-seeded Dmitriy Vorobvev and Pavel Zabuslayev of Kazakhstan Tuesday. Leinemann and Richard Van Huizen scored a 21-11 and 21-12 victory over 25th-seeded Jon Grydeland and Magne Kobbevik of Norway.

To gain a spot in the Main Draw with fellow Canadians John Child and Mark Heese, Holden and Cadieux must eliminate 12th-seeded Satoshi Watanabe and Katsuhiro Shiratori of Japan while the eighth-seeded Leinemann and Van Huizen must oust 24th-seeded Janis Grinbergs and Austris Stals of Latvia.

Host Brazil has a chance to gain two more Main Draw berths Wednesday if the tandems of Fabio de Jesus Magalhães/Paulo Emilio Silva and Pedro Cunha/Pará Ferreira win. After defeating Brazilian rivals Murilo Teixeira and Thomas Klepper (21-19, 17-21 and 15-7) in the second-round of elimination matches, the fourth-seeded Magalhaes and Paulo Emilio play 13th-seeded Fabio Galli and Riccardo Fenili of Italy for a Main Draw spot.

Playing in their first SWATCH-FIVB World Tour event together, Cunha and Pará face top-seeded Eric Fonoimoana and Kevin Wong of the United States for a spot in the Main Draw. Seeded 16th in the qualifier, Cunha and Pará defeated 17th-seeded Kentaro Asahi and Koichi Nishimura of Japan 21-18 and 21-15.

Like the two Brazilians, Fonoimoana and Wong had to win Tuesday's morning country matches to advance to the elimination rounds. The Americans defeated 32nd-seeded Farid Mussa and Jose Vasquez of Venezuela 21-17 and 21-13.
Press releases
Date Press release
21-Mar-2004 Emanuel & Ricardo Stop Swiss Tandem for Brazilian Open Gold
21-Mar-2004 Emanuel y Ricardo detiene a dupla suiza en la lucha del oro en Abierto Brasileño
21-Mar-2004 La médaille d'Or de l'Open du Brésil aux brésiliens Emanuel et Ricardo qui battent le tandem suisse
21-Mar-2004 Dieckmann's Injury Hands Bronze Medal to Argentina
21-Mar-2004 Lesión de Dieckmann le da la medalla de bronce a Argentina
21-Mar-2004
20-Mar-2004 Brazil's Emanuel & Ricardo Earn Gold Medal Berth Versus Swiss Duo
20-Mar-2004 Brasileños Emanuel y Ricardo van por el oro ante dupla suiza
20-Mar-2004 Les brésiliens Emanuel et Ricardo disputeront la médaille d'Or à la paire suisse
20-Mar-2004 Dieckmann's Injury Nets Swiss Beach Volleyball Gold Medal Berth
20-Mar-2004 Lesión de Dieckmann le da a los suizos opción a la medalla de oro
19-Mar-2004 Four Elimination Bracket Wins Friday Net Argentinean Advancement
19-Mar-2004 Argentinos clasifican tras cuatro triunfos en eliminatorias
19-Mar-2004 Quatre victoires consécutives propulsent les Argentins en demi-finale
19-Mar-2004 Top-seeded Brazilians Roar Back Against Germans Enroute to Semis
19-Mar-2004 Brasileños mejor sembrados superan a alemanes y ya están en semifinales
19-Mar-2004
18-Mar-2004 Estonia Team Eliminates Top-Rated Swiss Tandem
18-Mar-2004 Equipo de Estonia elimina a la mejor dupla suiza
18-Mar-2004 Les Estoniens éliminent les vedettes Suisses
18-Mar-2004 Australian & Cuban Teams Challenge Top-seeded Brazilians
18-Mar-2004 Equipos australianos y cubanos desafían a los brasileños número uno
18-Mar-2004 Australiens et Cubains défient les têtes de série Brésilienes
18-Mar-2004 No. 3 & Trying Harder
18-Mar-2004 Not Just in Southern California or Brazil!
17-Mar-2004 Brazilian Open Qualifier Features Upsets
17-Mar-2004 Clasificatorio del Abierto de Brasil arroja derrotas
17-Mar-2004 Tournure étonnante des qualifications au Brésil
16-Mar-2004 Canadian Switch Nets Beach Volleyball Results
16-Mar-2004 Buenos resultados canadienses en el Voleibol de Playa
16-Mar-2004 Bons résultats canadiens en Beachvolley
16-Mar-2004 Brazil, Norway & USA Teams Advance From Salvador Country Quota Playoffs
16-Mar-2004 Brésil, Norvège et Etats-Unis se mettent en avant dans les barrages à Salvador
16-Mar-2004 Equipos de Brasil, Noruega y EE UU avanzan en Salvador en el Playoff de cuota por países
15-Mar-2004 Salvador Beach Volleyball Event Opens Men's Season
15-Mar-2004 Torneo de Voleibol de Playa en Salvador abre la temporada masculina
15-Mar-2004 Ouverture à Salvador du Beach Volleyball masculin


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