Wednesday, 3 September 2014

Milner Open | Women
24/08/2010 - 29/08/2010

  Presentation

The Hague to Host Final 2010 SWATCH Double Gender Stop

The last of 12 double gender stops on the 2010 SWATCH FIVB World Tour will be hosted by The Netherlands as the international Beach Volleyball circuit returns to The Hague for the second-straight season for a US$380,000 event. The Hague event will also be the final tournament on the 14-event men’s schedule where the legendary Dutch players Reinder Nummerdor and Richard Schuil won the inaugural gold medal in 2009 after four-time SWATCH FIVB World Tour champions Juliana Felisberta Silva and Larissa Franca of Brazil captured the women’s title. The 2010 The Hague event marks the third-straight season that The Netherlands has staged an international event. The European country also hosted the 2008 SWATCH FIVB Youth World Championships for players under the age of 19 at Hommerson Beachstadion, the most popular beach in The Netherlands. Former Volleyball Olympians, Nummerdor and Schuil won their second of three-straight SWATCH gold medals in 2009 on the Hommerson Beachstadion centre court by posting a 21-17, 18-21 and 15-10 title win in 58 minutes over Adrian Gavira Collado and Pablo Herrera of Spain. A week earlier, Nummerdor and Schuil claimed their first 2009 gold medal on the Finnish Isle of Aland before ending the campaign with another podium topper in China at the start of November. With Brazilians capturing all three of the women’s podium spots, Juliana and Larissa netted their seventh of eight gold medals in 2009 at The Hague by defeating compatriots Maria Antonelli and Talita Antunes 21-16 and 21-15 in the 37-minute finale. The match win was also Juliana and Larissa’s 13th of 19-straight victories to end the 2009 season. Vivian Cunha and Angela Vieira started the Brazilian sweep of The Hague women’s medals by out-lasting Lenka Hajeckova Felbabova and Sona Novakova of the Czech Republic 21-14, 15-21 and 15-11 in the 52-minute bronze medal match. The placement by both teams was a season-best as the Hajeckova Felbabova and Novakova competed in only two 2009 SWATCH stops with a ninth two months earlier in Norway at the world championships.  Pictured to the left below are Frank van Overeem, the “father” of Beach Volleyball development in The Netherlands since 1992, with The Hague Open Beach Volleyball 2009 winners Juliana Felisberta Silva (left) and Larissa Franca (right) of Brazil.

 

PAST THE HAGUE WOMEN’S PODIUM PLACEMENTS

Medals - Brazil 3

Site

Year

Gold Medal

Silver Medal

Bronze Medal

The Hague

2009

Juliana Felisberta Silva/Larissa Franca, BRA

Maria Antonelli/Talita Antunes, BRA

Vivian Cunha/Angela Vieira, BRA