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SWATCH WORLD TOUR 2012

Mazury Orlen Grand Slam | Men
  14/08/2012 - 19/08/2012

 
PRESENTATION

Stare Jablonki welcomes back the FIVB Beach Volleyball Swatch World Tour

In a tiny village in the Mazury region of Poland will again become the center of the beach volleyball world from August 13-19 as Stare Jablonki gears up to host the last of a FIVB-record eight grand slam events of the year—the $600,000 Mazury Orlen Grand Slam. The increasingly popular summertime event will once again be held on the grounds of the beautiful, very hospitable and sprawling Hotel Anders. Featuring men’s-only competition for the first four years, and then double gender tournaments in 2008 and 2009, Stare Jablonki moved up a step to hold Poland's first ever grand slam in 2009 and continued as a grand slam the last two years as well. The Hotel Anders and Stare Jablonki have been awarded the 2013 FIVB Beach Volleyball SWATCH World Championships. The 2011 Stare Jablonki gold medals were claimed by USA’s Phil Dalhausser/Todd Rogers for the men and Brazil’s Juliana Felisberta Silva/Larissa Franca for the women. USA’s Dalhausser/Rogers defeated home-country stars Grzegorz Fijalek/Mariusz Prudel in the men’s gold medal match and Brazil’s Juliana/Larissa won the women’s gold medal match over USA’s Jennifer Kessy/April Ross for the Brazilian’s third consecutive gold medal in Stare Jablonki. Winning the men’s bronze medal last year was Brazil’s Alison Cerutti/Alison Emanuel while the women’s bronze went to Brazil’s Maria Antonelli/Talita Antunes. The Mazury Orlen Grand Slam will be the FIVB SWATCH World Tour event following this year’s 2012 London Olympic Games and it will be the 12th all-time men’s event in Poland and ninth tournament in Stare Jablonki while it will be the ninth overall women’s event in Poland and fifth world tour gathering in Stare Jablonki. The men played earlier this season in April in Myslowice, Poland. The sprawling and tranquil Hotel Anders event site is located adjacent to the beautiful Lake Szelag Maly.

 

PAST POLISH MEN’S PODIUM PLACEMENTS

Total Medals - Brazil 11, Germany 4, United States 4, Spain 3, 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

Myslowice

2010

Rogers/Dalhausser, USA

Herrera/Gavira, ESP

Brink/Reckermann, GER

Stare Jablonki

2010

Rogers/Dalhausser, USA

Brink/Reckermann, GER

Marcio Araujo/Ricardo, BRA

Stare Jablonki 2011 Rogers/Dalhausser, USA Prudel/Fijalek POL Alison/Emanuel BRA