Friday, 18 April 2014

World Series 13 | Men
20/07/2010 - 25/07/2010

  Presentation

Marseille Set to Host “Record” 16th SWATCH Stop

When a men’s player serves the first Mikasa on the Plages du Prado Gaston Defferre July 20, the Mediterranean port city of Marseille will “officially” become the No. 1 site on the SWATCH FIVB World Tour in terms of hosting the most international Beach Volleyball tournaments. Currently tied with Rio de Janeiro with a history of 15 men’s events, the 2010 Marseille stop for men will assume the top position on the SWATCH FIVB World Tour list of sites hosting the most tournaments since the start of international competition in 1987. Except for 2005, Marseille has been a regular site on the SWATCH calendar. The 2010 Marseille event will also be the 13th women’s tournament for France’s “Second City” where the Plages du Prado Gaston Defferre site also hosted the 1999 SWATCH FIVB World Championships. The Japanese city of Osaka has staged the most women’s events with 14 as the first Marseille stop for the gender being in 1997. A pair of American tandems captured the 2009 Marseille gold medals as the event featured single-elimination play where the Main Draws for men and women were expanded to 48 teams per gender after staging country quota playoffs and qualifying rounds. Jenny Kessy and April Ross snared the women’s crown followed by an American gold medal win for Beijing 2008 Olympic champions Phil Dalhausser and Todd Rogers. Kessy and Ross, who had captured the gold medal at the 2009 SWATCH FIVB World Championships three weeks earlier in Stavanger, Norway, became the sixth different American women’s team to win a Marseille gold medal by scoring a 21-16 and 21-17 win in 42 minutes over Vassiliki Arvaniti and Maria Tsiartsiani of Greece. After placing third at the Stavanger worlds, Dalhausser and Rogers won their first of two 2009 SWATCH Grand Slam titles by defeating Spain’s Adrian Gavira Collado and Pablo Herrera Spain 21-8 and 21-14 in the 35-minute Marseille finale. The Americans advanced to the finals by ending a SWATCH record 25-match winning streak by 2009 world champions Julius Brink and Jonas Reckermann by defeating the Germans 21-18 and 21-15 in the semi-finals. France’s top finish by a men’s team was in 1994 when Jean-Philippe Jodard and Christian Penigaud dropped the gold medal match to Jan Kvalheim and Bjorn Maaseide of Norway in the first all-European finale on the SWATCH-FIVB World Tour. The teams of Ethel-Julie Arjona/Virginie Kadjo (2003 and 2004) and Deborah Giaoui/Eva Hamzaoui (2008) have posted France's best women's finishes in Marseille.  Pictured to the left below are 2009 Marseille winners from the United States - Jen Kessy (left), Todd Rogers (second from the left), Phil Dalhausser (second from the right) and April Ross.

 

PAST FRENCH MEN’S PODIUM PLACEMENTS

Medals - Brazil 31, USA 12, Germany 5, Argentina 4, Norway 4, Switzerland 4, Australia 1, Canada 1, China 1, Cuba 1, France 1, Italy 1, Netherlands 1, Russia 1, Spain 1

Site

Year

Gold Medal

Silver Medal

Bronze Medal

Sete

1990

Andre Lima/Guilherme Marques, BRA

John Eddo/Sean Fallowfield, USA

Roberto Lopes/Franco Neto, BRA

CapdAgde

1991

Eddo/Leif Hanson, USA

Andrea Ghiurghi/Dionisio Lequaglie, ITA

Andre Lima/Guilherme Marques, BRA

Marseille

1994

Jan Kvalheim/Bjorn Maaseide, NOR

Christian Penigaud/J-P Jodard, FRA

Carlos Briceno/Jeff Williams, USA

Marseille

1995

Emanuel Rego/Ze Marco de Melo, BRA

Kvalheim/Maaseide, NOR

Andre Gomes/Carlos Loss, BRA

La Baule

1995

Roberto Lopes/Franco, BRA

Emanuel/Ze Marco, BRA

John Child/Mark Heese, CAN

Marseille

1996

Roberto Lopes/Franco, BRA

Carl Henkel/Sinjin Smith, USA

Eduardo Martinez/Martin Conde, ARG

Pornichet

1996

Emanuel/Ze Marco, BRA

Guilherme/Para Ferreira, BRA

Kvalheim/Maaseide, NOR

Marseille

1997

Guilherme/Para, BRA

Emanuel/Ze Marco, BRA

Julie Prosser/Lee Zahner, AUS

Marseille

1998

Ze Marco/Ricardo Santos, BRA

Jorg Ahmann/Axel Hager, GER

Bill Boullianne/Ian Clark, USA

Marseille

1999*

Jose Loiola/Emanuel, BRA

Martin Laciga/Paul Laciga, SUI

Guilherme/Para, BRA

Marseille

2000

Ze Marco/Ricardo, BRA

Vegard Hoidalen/Jorre Kjemperud, NOR

Loiola/Emanuel, BRA

Marseille

2001

Mariano Baracetti/Conde, ARG

Emanuel/Tande Ramos, BRA

Stein Metzger/Kevin Wong, USA

Marseille

2002

Loiola/Ricardo, BRA

Francisco Alvarez/Juan Rossell, CUB

Emanuel/Tande, BRA

Marseille

2003

Emanuel/Ricardo, BRA

M. Laciga/P. Laciga, SUI

Dain Blanton/Jeff Nygaard, USA

Marseille

2004

Marcio Araujo/Benjamin Insfran, BRA

Patrick Heuscher/Stefan Kobel, SUI

Baracetti/Conde, ARG

Paris

2005

Heuscher/Kobel, SUI

Jake Gibb/Metzger, USA

Julius Brink/Kjell Schneider, GER

Marseille

2006

Emanuel/Ricardo, BRA

Marcio Araujo/Fabio Magalhaes, BRA

Pedro Cunha/Franco, BRA

Paris

2006

Marcio Araujo/Fabio, BRA

Gibb/Sean Rosenthal, USA

Emanuel/Ricardo, BRA

Paris

2007

Emanuel/Ricardo, BRA

Cunha/Franco, BRA

Mike Lambert/Metzger, USA

Marseille

2007

Cunha/Franco, BRA

Baracetti/Conde, ARG

Dmitri Barsouk/Igor Kolodinsky, RUS

Paris

2008

Phil Dalhausser/Todd Rogers, USA

Reinder Nummerdor/Richard Schuil, NED

David Klemperer/Eric Koreng, GER

Marseille

2008

Marcio Araujo/Fabio, BRA

Penggen Wu/Linyin Xu, CHN

Kay Matysik/Stefan Uhmann, GER

Marseille

2009

Dalhausser/Rogers, USA

Adrian Gavira/Pablo Herrera, ESP

Brink/Jonas Reckermann, GER

 

*SWATCH-FIVB World Championships