Thursday, 28 August 2014

Mazury Orlen Grand Slam Stare Jablonki 2010 | Men
3/08/2010 - 8/08/2010

  Presentation

Stare Jablonki Hosts Poland’s First SWATCH Grand Slam Stop

A small village in the Mazury region of Poland will take another step in establishing itself as one of the world’s major Beach Volleyball sites as the sixth and final SWATCH FIVB World Tour Grand Slam event on the 2010 international calendar will be staged in Stare Jablonki August 2-8. Featuring men’s-only competition for the first four years, the promoters for the event at the Hotel Anders increased their international awareness the past two seasons with a double gender tournament with edition No. 7 featuring both men and women competing for US$600,000 in prize money. The Hotel Anders Grand Slam will be the second of two SWATCH FIVB World Tour stops in Poland in 2010 as Myslowice will host a $190,000 men’s-only event at the end of May (25-30) for the second-straight year. The site of the youth (2006) and junior (2007) world championships, Myslowice also hosted a women’s SWATCH stop in 2008. The 2009 Stare Jablonki gold medals were claimed by teams from Brazil as Juliana Felisberta Silva and Larissa Franca topped the women’s podium followed by a men’s title for Benjamin Insfran and Pedro Salgado. Brazilians tandems have won both women’s titles at the Hotel Anders and five of the previous six men’s gold medals. Juliana and Larissa defeated Louise Bawden and Becchara Palmer 21-14 and 21-16 in the 38-minute 2009 women’s finale in Stare Jablonki as the Australians were both competing in their first-ever SWATCH FIVB World Tour gold medal match. Bawden and Palmer, who had to win two qualifying matches to advance to the 32-team Main Draw as the 26th-seeded tandem, won six of eight Main Draw matches with both setbacks to Brazilian pairs. Benjamin and Salgado won their first-ever SWATCH FIVB World Tour gold medal together as the Brazilians upset 2009 world champions Julius Brink and Jonas Reckermann of Germany 23-21 and 21-16 in the 55-minute finale. A foot injury forced Emanuel Rego from the 2009 Hotel Anders event after he and Ricardo Santos topped the Stare Jablonki podium in 2004, 2006, 2007 and 2008.  Grzegorz Fijalek and Mariusz Prudel posted the best finish for Polish team in Stare Jablonki with a seventh in 2009 after being eliminated by Gavira and Herrera.  Pictured to the left below are Pedro Salgado (left) and Benjamin Insfran, who won the 2009 Stare Jablonki men's gold medal as both players each achieved their 10th SWATCH FIVB World Tour title.

 

PAST POLISH MEN’S PODIUM PLACEMENTS

Total Medals - Brazil 10, Germany 2, Spain 2, United States 2, Argentina 1, Australia 1, China 1, Norway 1, Switzerland 1

 

Site

Year

Gold Medal

Silver Medal

Bronze Medal

Stare Jablonki

2004

Emanuel Rego/Ricardo Santo, BRA

Franco Neto/Tande Ramos, BRA

Vegard Hoidalen/Jorre Kjemperud, NOR

Stare Jablonki

2005

Markus Egger/Martin Laciga, SUI

Markus Dieckmann/Jonas Reckermann, GER

Emanuel/Ricardo, BRA

Stare Jablonki

2006

Emanuel/Ricardo, BRA

Pedro Cunha/Franco, BRA

Penggen Wu/Linyin Xu, CHN

Stare Jablonki

2007

Emanuel/Ricardo, BRA

Mariano Baracetti/Martin Conde, ARG

Marcio Araujo/Fabio Magalhaes, BRA

Stare Jablonki

2008

Emanuel/Ricardo, BRA

Adrian Gavira Collado/Inocencio Lario, ESP

Andrew Schacht/Joshua Slack, AUS

Myslowice 2009 Alison Cerutti/Harley Marques, BRA Matt Fuerbringer/Casey Jennings, USA Jake Gibb/Sean Rosenthal, USA

Stare Jablonki

2009

Benjamin Insfran/Pedro Salgado, BRA

Julus Brink/Reckermann, GER

Gavira/Pablo Herrera, ESP

 

Side court action in Stare Jablonki for a Polish men's match against Spain