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  Adelaide  2008   Women's Open
25.03.2008 -  30.03.2008

PRESENTATION

 

AUSTRALIA, ADELAIDE HOST 2008 SWATCH-FIVB WORLD TOUR SEASON OPENER

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For the first-time since 2001 when the Goodwill Games were staged in Brisbane, Australia will stage a SWATCH-FIVB World Tour as Adelaide will host the world’s best Beach Volleyball players for the first event of the 2008 calendar on world famous Glenelg Beach.

 

The 2008 Adelaide Australia Open will feature men’s and women’s competition starting with country quota matches March 25 and ending March 30 with the finals where the final two teams in both genders will be competing for the gold medal purse and qualifying points for the  Beijing 2008 Olympic Games.

 

The last time an international Beach Volleyball event was staged in Australia, Brazilians captured the gold medal at the Goodwill Games, including Ricardo Santos, the SWATCH most outstanding player on the 2007 tour.  Ricardo teamed with Jose Loiola to win the Goodwill Games gold medal in September 2001 after Tatiana Minello and Sandra Pires claimed the women’s title for the South American country.

 

Adelaide is the capital and most populous city of the Australian state of South Australia, and is the fifth-largest city in Australia, with a population of over 1.1 million in 2006.  It is a coastal city situated on the eastern side of Gulf St. Vincent on the Adelaide Plains, north of the Fleurieu Peninsula, and west of the Mount Lofty Ranges.

 

As South Australia's seat of government and commercial centre, Adelaide is the site of many governmental and financial institutions.  Most of these are concentrated in the city centre along the cultural boulevard of North Terrace, King William Street and in various districts of the metropolitan area.  Named in honor of Queen Adelaide, the consort of King William IV, Adelaide was founded in 1836 as the planned capital for the only freely-settled British province in Australia.

 

Famous for it's historic past, as well as an array of shopping and dining experiences, Glenelg Beach is linked to the heart of Adelaide by a historic tram from the seaside town with the heart of Adelaide, which is the home of the Australian Institute of Sport Beach Volleyball program'.

 

The most popular and easily accessible of the city’s beaches, Glenelg Beach is immediately south of West Beach, and 11km southwest of the city.  The 30-minute tram ride here from Victoria Square is part of the experience.  The tram has its original fittings for 1929 with red leather seats and leather hanging straps and wood-paneled compartments.

 

Glenelg Beach was the site of the landing of Governor John Hindmarsh and the first colonists on Holdfast Bay he read the proclamation at the Old Gum Tree establishing the government of the colony.  Nowadays, Glenelg Beach is busy year-round.  Jetty Road is crowded with places to eat and shop. The tram terminates at Moseley Square where the town hall and clock tower resides.  On the opposite corner, the original Victorian Pier Hotel is now part of the imposing seafront Stamford Grand Hotel.  It is crowded on the weekends make Glenelg a vibrant place to be.

 

Australia’s efforts will be led by the teams of Andrew Schacht/Joshua Slack and Tamsin Barnett/Natalie Cook.  Both tandems are the top-ranked Aussie teams from the 2007 SWATCH-FIVB World Tour where Schacht and Slack captured the bronze medal at the world championships while Barnett and Cook won an international gold medal in Seoul, Korea.

 

Cook and Kerri Pottharst formed the Australian “Gold Girls” as the pair won the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games by upsetting two-time SWATCH-FIVB World champions Adriana Behar and Shelda Bede in the finals on Bondi Beach to give Aussies only their third international Beach Volleyball medal.  While the 33-year Cook is seeking her fourth Olympic trip, Pottharst has retired to coaching while being a “Mum”.

 

Adelaide was the site of the Australian Grand Prix on the Formula One circuit (1985-1995) before the international car race move to Melbourne.  Since then, Adelaide has been staging the Clipsal 500 V8 Supercar race event on a modified version of the same Formula One street circuit.

 

Adelaide has hosted the annual Tour Down Under bicycle race since 1999 and the Bay to Birdwood run featuring vintage and veteran cars from around the world.  Glenelg Beach has been hosting domestic Beach Volleyball events since 2001.

 

PAST MEN’S PODIUM PLACEMENTS - Australia

Medals - Brazil 6, USA 4, Argentina 1, Germany 1

 

Site

Year

Gold Medal

Silver Medal

Bronze Medal

1.        Sydney

1991

Sinjin Smith/Randy Stoklos, USA

Andre Lima/Guilherme Marques, BRA

Roberto Lopes/Franco Neto, BRA

2.        Sydney

1992

Smith/Stoklos, USA

Andre/Guilherme, BRA

Roberto Lopes/Franco, BRA

3.        Sydney (Olympics)

2000

Dain Blanton/Eric Fonoimoana, USA

ZeMarco de Melo/Ricardo Santos, BRA

Jorg Ahmann/Axel Hager, GER

4.        Brisbane (GWG)

2001

Jose Loiola/Ricardo Santos, BRA

Mariano Baracetti/Martin Conde, ARG

Stein Metzger/Kevin Wong, USA

 

 

PAST WOMEN’S PODIUM PLACEMENTS - Australia

Medals - Brazil 7, USA 3, Australia 1, Germany 1

 

Site

Year

Gold Medal

Silver Medal

Bronze Medal

1.        Brisbane

1995

Holly McPeak/Nancy Reno, USA

Sandra Pires/Jackie Silva, BRA

Beate Buhler/Danja Musch, GER

2.        Melbourne

1997

Sandra/Jackie, BRA

Shelda Bede/Adriana Behar, BRA

Lisa Arce/Holly McPeak, USA

3.        Sydney (Olympics)

2000

Natalie Cook/Kerri Pottharst, AUS

Shelda/Adriana, BRA

Sandra/Adriana Samuel, BRA

4.        Brisbane (GWG)

2001

Tatiana Minello/Sandra, BRA

Shelda/Adriana, BRA

Barbra Fontana/Elaine Youngs, USA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Asian men’s SWATCH Stops - The 2008 SWATCH-FIVB World Tour men’s calendar features six stops within the Asian Continental Federation with three events in China, and one stop each Australia, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates.  It is the most events in Asia since three stops where held in 1995 at Korea, Japan and Bali.  Brazilian men’s team have captured 11 of the gold medals with the United States 6, and one each for Spain, Germany and the Netherlands.

 

 

 

 

SWATCH-FIVB WORLD TOUR - ASIAN MEN'S PODIUM PLACEMENTS - 20 events

Total Medals - Brazil 31, USA 14, Germany 3, Norway 3, Switzerland 2, Argentina 1, Australia 1, France 1 (0, 0, 1), Japan 1, Italy, 1, Netherlands 1, Spain 1

       

Site

Year

Gold Medal

Silver Medal

Bronze Medal

1.        Enoshima

1989

Karch Kiraly/Steve Timmons, USA

Edinho de Mattos/Eduardo Tinoco, BRA

Koichiro Kanno/Kazuyuki Takao, JPN

2.        Enoshima

1990

Leif Hanson/Eric Wurts, USA

Al Janc/Tim Walmer, USA

Dio Lequaglie/Marco Solustri, ITA

3.        Sydney

1991

Sinjin Smith/Randy Stoklos, USA

Andre Lima/Guilherme Marques, BRA

Roberto Lopes/Franco Neto, BRA

4.        Yokohama

1991

Al Janc/Tim Walmer, USA

Andre/Guilherme, BRA

Andy Burdin/Julien Prosser, AUS

5.        Sydney

1992

Smith/Stoklos, USA

Andre/Guilherme, BRA

Roberto Lopes/Franco, BRA

6.        Enoshima

1992

Paulao Moreira/Paulo Emilio Silva, BRA

Mark Eller/Todd Schaefer, USA

Jean-P Jodard/Christian Penigaud, FRA

7.        Enoshima

1993

Roberto Lopes/Franco, BRA

Eduardo Garrido/Roberto Moreira, BRA

Troy Tanner/Dan Vrebalovich, USA

8.        Enoshima

1994

Roberto Lopes/Paulao Moreira, BRA

Carlos Briceno/Jeff Williams, USA

Jan Kvalheim/Bjorn Maaseide, NOR

9.        Pusan

1995

Roberto Lopes/Franco, BRA

Para Ferreira/Guilherme Marques, BRA

Kvalheim/Maaseide, NOR

10.     Enoshima

1995

Roberto Lopes/Franco, BRA

Carl Henkel/Smith, USA

Kvalheim/Maaseide, NOR

11.     Bali

1995

Ze Marco de Melo/Emanuel Rego, BRA

Roberto Lopes/Franco, BRA

Adam Johnson/Kent Steffes, USA

12.     Jakarta

1996

Robert Lopes/Franco, BRA

Henkel/Smith, USA

Andrea Gomes/Emanuel, BRA

13.     Macau

2000

Ze Marco/Ricardo, BRA

Marcio Araujo/Benjamin Insfran, BRA

Roberto Lopes/Franco, BRA

14.     Sydney (OG)

2000

Dain Blanton/Eric Fonoimoana, USA

Ze Marco/Ricardo Santos, BRA

Jorg Ahmann/Axel Hager, GER

15.     Brisbane (GWG)

2001

Jose Loiola/Ricardo, BRA

Mariano Baracetti/Martin Conde, ARG

Stein Metzger/Kevin Wong, USA

16.     Lianyungang

2004

Javier Bosma/Pablo Herrera, ESP

Emanuel/Ricardo, BRA

Pedro Cunha/Para, BRA

17.     Shanghai

2005

C. Dieckmann/Andreas Scheuerpflug, GER

Emanuel/Ricardo, BRA

Markus Egger/Martin Laciga, SUI

18.     Shanghai

2006

Marcio Araujo/Fabio Magalhaes, BRA

Cunha/Franco Neto, BRA

Julius Brink/Christoph Dieckmann, GER

19.     Shanghai

2007

Harley Marques/Pedro Salgado, BRA

Marcio Araujo/Fabio, BRA

Patrick Heuscher/Sascha Heyer, SUI

20.     Bahrain

2007

Reinder Nummerdor/Richard Schuil, NED

Pedro Cunha/Franco Neto, BRA

Harley/Salgado, BRA

 

Asian Women’s SWATCH Stops - The 2008 SWATCH-FIVB World Tour women’s calendar features seven stops within the Asian Continental Federation with three events in China, and one stop each Australia, Korea, Japan and Thailand.  It is the most events in Asia since five stops where held in 2001 at Macau, Japan, China, Hong Kong and Australia.  The ABC’s of women’s Beach Volleyball (America, Australia, Brazil and China) have won 38 of the previous 39 events.  The only title won by a European team in Asia was at a 2003 in China where Rebekka Kadijk and Marrit Leenstra of the Netherlands captured the gold medal. 

 

 

 

 

 

SWATCH-FIVB WORLD TOUR - ASIAN WOMEN'S PODIUM PLACEMENTS - 39 events

Total Medals - Brazil 48, USA 32, Australia 13, China 11, Germany 4, Japan 2, Cuba 1, Czech Republic 1, Greece 1, Italy, 1, Netherlands 1, Norway 1 and Switzerland 1

 

Site

Year

Gold Medal

Silver Medal

Bronze Medal

1.        Osaka

1994

Barbra Fontana/Lori Forsythe, USA

Isabel Salgado/Roseli Timm, BRA

Liz Masakayan /Karolyn Kirby, USA

2.        Pusan 

1995

Holly McPeak/Nancy Reno, USA

Kirby/Masakayan, USA

Sandra Pires/Jackie Silva, BRA

3.        Osaka 

1995

McPeak/Reno, USA

Linda Hanley/Angela Rock, USA

Sandra/Jackie, BRA

4.        Bali

1995

McPeak/Reno, USA

Sandra/Jackie, BRA

Kirby/Rock, USA

5.        Brisbane 

1995

McPeak/Reno, USA

Sandra/Jackie, BRA

Beate Buhler/Danja Musch, GER

6.        Osaka 

1996

Natalie Cook/Kerri Pottharst, AUS

Danalee Bragado/Pat Keller, USA

Sarah Straton /Liane Fenwick, AUS

7.        Pusan 

1996

Lisa Arce/McPeak, USA

Yuki Ishizaka/Yukiko Takahashi, JPN

Adriana Samuel/Monica Rodrigues, BRA

8.        Jakarta 

1996

Shelda Bede/Adriana Behar, BRA

Maike Friedrichsen/Musch, GER

Sandra/Jackie, BRA

9.        Melbourne 

1997

Sandra/Jackie, BRA

Shelda/Adriana, BRA

Arce/McPeak, USA

10.     Osaka 

1997

Adriana/Monica, BRA

Friedrichsen/Musch, GER

Shelda/Adriana, BRA

11.     Pusan 

1997

Arce/McPeak, USA

Adriana/Monica, BRA

Cook/Pottharst, AUS

12.     Osaka 

1998

Shelda/Adriana, BRA

Sandra/Adriana Samuel, BRA

Lisa Arce/McPeak, USA

13.     Dalian 

1998

Shelda/Adriana, BRA

Arce/McPeak, USA

Pauline Manser/Pottharst, AUS

14.     Osaka 

1999

Shelda/Adriana, BRA

Cook/Pottharst, AUS

Ana Paula Connelly/Jackie, BRA

15.     Dalian 

1999

Shelda/Adriana, BRA

Annett Davis/Jenny J. Jordan, USA

Arce/Fontana, USA

16.     Osaka

2000

Shelda/Adriana, BRA

Mika Teru Saiki/Yukiko Takahashi, JPN

Cook/Pottharst, AUS

17.     Dalian

2000

Masakayan/Elaine Youngs, USA

Misty May-Treanor/McPeak, USA

Ron Chi/Zi Xiong, CHN

18.     Sydney (OG)

2000

Cook/Pottharst, AUS

Shelda/Adriana, BRA

Sandra/Adriana Samuel, BRA

19.     Macau

2001

Cook/Pottharst, AUS

Shelda/Adriana, BRA

May-Treanor/McPeak, USA

20.     Osaka 

2001

Shelda/Adriana, BRA

Misty May /Kerri Walsh, USA

Elaine Youngs/Fontana, USA

21.     Maoming

2001

Shelda/Adriana, BRA

Tatiana Minello/Sandra, BRA

Cook/Pottharst, AUS

22.     Hong Kong

2001

Shelda/Adriana, BRA

May-Treanor/Kerri Walsh, USA

Daniela Gattelli/Lucilla Perrotta, ITA

23.     Brisbane(GWG)

2001

Sandra/Tatiana Minello, BRA

Shelda/Adriana, BRA

Fontana/Youngs, USA

24.     Osaka

2002

Shelda/Adriana, BRA

Ana Paula/Tatiana, BRA

May/Walsh, USA

25.     Maoming

2002

May-Treanor/Walsh, USA

McPeak/Youngs, USA

Cook/Pottharst, AUS

26.     Osaka

2003

Ana Paula/Sandra, BRA

Shelda/Adriana, BRA

Cook/Nicole Sanderson, AUS

27.     Lianyungang

2003

Rebekka Kadijk/Marrit Leenstra, NED

Suzanne Lahme/Musch, GER

Cook/Sanderson, AUS

28.     Bali

2003

Jia Tian/Fei Wang, CHN

Dalixia Fernandez Grasset/Tamara Larrea Peraza, CUB

Eva Celbova/Sona Novakova, CZE

29.     Shanghai

2004

McPeak/Youngs, USA

Davis/Johnson Jordan, USA

Shelda/Adriana, BRA

30.     Osaka

2004

Shelda/Adriana, BRA

Cook/Sanderson, BRA

Nicole Schnyder/Simone Kuhn, SUI

31.     Shanghai

2005

Juliana Felisberta Silva/Larissa Franca, BRA

Shelda/Adriana, BRA

Ana Paula/Shaylyn Bede, BRA

32.     Osaka

2005

Shaylyn/Ana Paula, BRA

Juliana/Larissa, BRA

Shelda/Adriana, BRA

33.     Bali

2005

Talita Antunes Renata Ribeiro, BRA

Shelda/Adriana, BRA

Thalia Koutroumanidou/Maria Tsiartsiani, GRE

34.     Shanghai

2006

Chen Xue/Xi Zhang, CHN

Jia Tian/Jie Wang, CHN

Juliana/Larissa, BRA

35.     Phuket

2006

Xue/Zhang, CHN

Tian/Jie Wang, CHN

May-Treanor/Walsh, USA

36.     Shanghai

2007

Tian/Jie Wang, CHN

Nila Ann Hakedal/Ingrid Torlen, NOR

Talita/Renata, BRA

37.     Singapore

2007

TalitaRenata, BRA

Tian/Jie Wang, CHN

Xue/Zhang, CHN

38.     Seoul

2007

Tamsin Barnett/Cook, AUS

Tian/Jie Wang, CHN

Juliana/Larissa, BRA

39.     Phuket

2007

May-Treanor/Walsh, USA

Nicole Branagh/Elaine Youngs, USA

Tian/Jie Wang, CHN