FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour

Gstaad GRAND SLAM | 9 - 14 juillet 2013

#GstaadGS


Press release

Final places on-line ahead for both men and women in Gstaad


Richard Schuil (pictured) and Reinder Nummerdor have a tough match against Phil Dalhausser and Sean Rosenthal

Gstaad, Switzerland, July 12, 2013 – There will be no shortage of drama and emotions on the penultimate day of competition at the Gstaad Grand Slam on Saturday, with both the men’s and women’s finalists to be decided before the end of play.

The men’s competition is wide open, but the last two sets of world champions remain in the draw along with five other FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour gold medallists. 

On Saturday they will play three rounds of matches, with the clash between Dutch veterans Reinder Nummerdor and Richard Schuil and USA’s Switzerland-born Phil Dalhausser and Sean Rosenthal the pick of the fixtures. 

In the women’s tournament, the equation is far more straightforward; win and reach the final. The newly crowned world champions, Chen Xue and Zhang Xi, and most successful team of the year, Talita Antunes and Taiana Lima, remain in the draw, but will come face to face in the semifinals. 

Brazilians end Ross and Walsh‘s run in Gstaad
April Ross and Kerri Walsh’s run came to an end on Friday when they lost in straight sets to Brazilians Maria Antonelli and Agatha Bednarczuk, but the pair are confident that once they have hit their stride that they will be challenging beach volleyball’s leading teams. 

“We each saw a glimpse of our potential and that’s amazingly exciting. I think we can be the most dominant side in the world and I think this is a great start,” Walsh said. MORE

World champs march on in Gstaad
New world champions Alexander Brouwer and Robert Meeuwsen equalled their best World Tour result of the year by beating Grzegorz Fijalek and Mariusz Prudel to reach the second elimination round and guarantee a ninth-place finish.

Since their victory in Poland life has been a whirlwind for the duo and in their only day back home between Mazury 2013 and Gstaad, they were in high demand from fans and media. MORE

Lili and Seixas eye medals after reaching last four in Gstaad
Liliane Maestrini and Barbara Seixas are on course for a third consecutive medal after reaching the semifinals. The Brazilians beat USA’s Emily Day and Summer Ross 2-0 (21-12, 21-11) to stand one win away from their first World Tour final having gone through qualification before the main draw.

Laura Ludwig and Kira Walkenhorst will be aiming to stop Lili and Seixas, while in the other semifinal China’s world champions Xue and Zhang Xi will meet the year’s most successful side, Talita and Lima. MORE

The Gstaad Grand Slam is the fifth Grand Slam of 10 on the 2013 FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour. The tournament began with women’s qualifying on Tuesday July 9 and ends with women’s and men’s medal matches on Sunday July 14.

FIVB Beach Volleyball homepage
FIVB Gstaad Grand Slam homepage
FIVB Gstaad Grand Slam women’s entry list
FIVB Gstaad Grand Slam men’s entry list
FIVB Gstaad Grand Slam women's results
FIVB Gstaad Grand Slam men's results

Download highresolution

| More

More press releases

   
14.07.2013 23:13:25
World champs confirm strength with glory in Gstaad

Gstaad, Switzerland, July 14, 2013 – The Gstaad Grand Slam drew to a close on Sunday to bring an end to two weeks of pulsating beach volleyball action... More...

14.07.2013 16:45:58
Ricardo and Alvaro defeat familiar foes for Gstaad gold

Gstaad, Switzerland, July 14, 2013 – Ricardo Santos and Alvaro Filho won their first gold medal as a team when they defeated Pedro Salgado and Bruno O... More...

14.07.2013 14:48:17
World champs make it two weeks of joy with gold in Gstaad

Gstaad, Switzerland, July 14, 2013 – FIVB world champions Chen Xue and Zhang Xi won their second gold medal in a week when they defeated Liliane Maest... More...

14.07.2013 11:30:12
Brazilians and USA claim Gstaad bronze

13.07.2013 21:52:02
Brazil in line for double gold delight in Gstaad

13.07.2013 18:25:17
Ricardo and Alvaro into final at Gstaad after reversing World Championships result

13.07.2013 15:59:22
World champs set up final clash with Brazilian pair in Gstaad

12.07.2013 20:04:13
Lili and Seixas eye medals after reaching last four in Gstaad

12.07.2013 18:50:34
World champs march on in Gstaad

12.07.2013 16:34:53
Brazilians end Ross and Walsh's run in Gstaad

11.07.2013 19:51:27
Women eye knock out rounds as men lay down markers in pool play

11.07.2013 19:24:04
Spanish duo find form to beat world champs

11.07.2013 16:23:58
New world champs off to perfect start in Gstaad

10.07.2013 22:13:23
Walsh and Ross hit stride on day one of new partnership

10.07.2013 17:54:43
Canadian pair keep World Champs momentum rolling

09.07.2013 17:50:56
Olympic champ out of Gstaad with injury

09.07.2013 16:52:12
Argentines hit heights to reach main draw in Gstaad

09.07.2013 10:59:14
Olympic champion back for Gstaad Grand Slam

07.05.2013 18:09:54
FIVB Gstaad Grand Slam returns to Swiss mountain resort