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  Manama  2008   Men's Open
27.10.2008 -  01.11.2008

PRESENTATION

 

SWATCH-FIVB World Returns to Bahrain

 

Bahrain hosted the first-ever SWATCH-FIVB World Tour stop in the Arabian Gulf in 2007 where the Netherlands netted its first-ever men's "open" gold medal when Reinder Nummerdor and Richard Schuil upset Brazilians Pedro Cunha and Franco Neto for the title at the Bahrain Formula 1 International Circuit.  Schuil (left) and Nummerdor are pictured below.

Manama, Bahrain's largest city (155,000) with roughly a quarter of country's entire population, became the capital of the independent nation in 1971. The economic base for Manama is financial services, with over two hundred financial institutions and banks based in the Diplomatic Area. There is also a large retail sector in the shopping malls around Seef, while the centre of Manama is dominated by small workshops and traders. Manama Souq is a bustling marketplace with numerous traditional as well as modern shops. One can see and buy all kinds of spices, fabrics, kaftans, thobes, handicrafts, souvenirs, dry fruits, nuts, and any other thing one can imagine. The Gold Souk is also famous in the region and all the gold sold there is hallmarked and pure. The only items sold there are 18K and 21K gold. 10K and 14K are not usually acceptable as 'gold' jewelry. The Bahraini pearls are the only natural pearls in the world today and as such are one of a kind. They are not cultured but natural. The Seef District lies several kilometres to the west, where five very modern shoppinng centers are situated.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Asian menís SWATCH Stops - The 2008 SWATCH-FIVB World Tour menís 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 menís 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