Teams confirmed for Shanghai Grand Slam
Agatha Bednarczuk is the new partner of Maria Antonelli who fill position two at the Shanghai Grand Slam|
Switzerland, April 15, 2013 – The team positions for the first Grand
Slam of the year – the Shanghai Grand Slam in China – are confirmed
following the passing of the deadline for federations to make any
changes to their respective teams.
Federations had until the end
of Monday (Lausanne time) to confirm which of their teams would fill
their respective national federation positions in the Shanghai Grand
Slam Main Draw and Qualification tournaments, which will take place from
April 30 to May 5.
Leading the way in the men’s competition are world champions and Olympic silver medallists Alison Cerutti and Emanuel Rego in Position
1 followed by the new American combination Sean Rosenthal and Phil
Dalhausser while the second USA spot in position three is filled by
Nicholas Lucena and Matthew Fuerbringer in place of Jacob Gibb and Casey
Patterson who fill that position for the Fuzhou Open.
women's competition is the same as Fuzhou Open sees with last year’s
World Tour runners up Chen Xue and Xi Zhang of China in Position 1
followed by Brazil’s new pairing Maria Antonelli and Agatha Bednarczuk
and Sanne Keizer and Marleen Van Iersel of the Netherlands in Position 2
and 3 respectively.
The actually seeding for the tournament
will be updated following the Technical Meeting on the eve of the
tournament. The seeding will be based on the sum of the individual
rankings taking into consideration the status as at -21 days.
to the limited number of reserve teams, the FIVB has decided to offer
such teams (after country quota) the chance to take part in the
Qualification tournament for the Shanghai Grand Slam.
The Shanghai Grand Slam is the
first of 10 Grand Slams which make up the FIVB Beach Volleyball World
Tour which also includes the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Championships
in Stare Jablonki, Poland from July 1 to 7.
The distribution of
national federation vacancies in the Main Draw, Qualification and
Reserve lists are based on federation ranking points which take into
consideration the best six-out- of-the-last-eight results dating back
365 days on a player by player basis for the respective country.
FIVB NF Ranking - Women
Shanghai Grand Slam Women - Main Draw
Shanghai Grand Slam Women - Qualification
Shanghai Grand Slam Women - Reserve
FIVB NF Ranking - Men
Shanghai Grand Slam Men - Main Draw
Shanghai Grand Slam Men - Qualification
Shanghai Grand Slam Men - Reserve
FIVB Beach Volleyball Handbook 2013