FIVB Men's Beach - 12-15 February 1998

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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Open, 12-15 February 1998


ZE MARCO/RICARDO ARE THE CHAMPIONS IN RIO DE JANEIRO

With his new partner, Ricardo, Ze Marco today (Sun. 15) beat Emanuel, his former partner now playing with Loiola, to win the second FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour tournament of the year. Three Brazilian teams took Gold, Silver and Bronze in the competition here at Copacabana Beach.

Ze Marco/Ricardo defeated Emanuel/Loiola by 8/12, 12/9, 12/10 to win the title of the tournament. Last year playing with Emanuel, Ze Marco also defeated Loiola, and his partner Anjinho in the final on Copacabana Beach. In the first match of the day, Franco/Roberto Lopes, also from Brazil, beat Kvalheim/Maaseide, from Norway, by 15/13, and took the bronze medal.

After two days of rain and cloudy weather, the sun came back to Rio and a crowd of 7,000 people came to the arena in Copacabana to watch the final match between the two Brazilian teams.

In the first set the two teams started well, with Ze Marco/Ricardo taking an early lead of 5/2, but good spikes from Loiola made the difference. Loiola/Emanuel tied the set at 7/7 and then took the lead to win the first set by 12/9, in 40 minutes. In the second set Ze Marco/Ricardo played with greater concentration. "I was really very nervous and in the first set I made a lot of mistakes", said Ricardo, 23 years old and playing for the first time in a final of an FIVB World Circuit event. Emanuel/Loiola led the score in the beginning by 5/1, but Ze Marco/Ricardo tied at 5/5, 6/6 and 9/9. From this moment, the good blocks of Ricardo were decisive to his team to win the set by 12/9, in 37 minutes. In the tie-break third set, again the concentration of Ze Marco/Ricardo paid off. The set was 6/6 when they took the lead, then 8/6 and 9/7, until the victory by 12/10 in 11 minutes with Loiola making a service error.

"I give them my congratulations, they played very well", said Loiola, the "king of the beach" in the American sands, who has never won in Rio. "This is not the only leg of the World Tour and we are not in shape. There will be other tournaments", said the Brazilian player, who has lived in the United States since 1993. His partner, Emanuel, is also moving to California this week, where he is going to live; as will Franco and Roberto Lopes, the team placed third in Rio. Franco/Lopes and Ze Marco/Ricardo played well, having to originally qualify through the qualifying tournament in Copacabana. Ze Marco was very happy after receiving the gold medal, the prize money of US$ 32,000 and 340 points in the World ranking. "I knew the match was going to be very difficult", said Ze Marco.

Teams from 16 countries took part in the tournament in Rio: Argentina, Austria, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Italy, Norway, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Russia, Spain, Switzerland and United States.

The third tournament of the FIVB World Tour is scheduled in Toronto, Canada from June 17 to 21. The first event was held in Mar del Plata, Argentina, last month, and the winners were the brothers Laciga, from Switzerland.

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Beach Press Release, 13th February 1998

TEAMS FROM BRAZIL AND NORWAY ARE THE SEMIFINALISTS IN RIO

After 18 matches played today (Friday, 13th) on the sands of Copacabana in the second tournament of the year of the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour, the semifinalists have been decided. The four teams that will fight tomorrow (Saturday) for a place in the final, on Sunday, are Z Marco/Ricardo, Emanuel/Loiola, Franco/Roberto Lopes, three teams from Brazil, and Kvalheim/Maaseide, from Norway.

The first team to reach the semifinals was Z Marco/Ricardo, who beat two Brazilian teams: Garrido/Paulo Emilio, 15/11, and Lopes/Franco, 15/9. Z Marco, who won the World Tour playing with Emanuel in the last two seasons, showed he is still in good shape with his new partner, Ricardo. They had to play the qualifying tournament and have won all their matches.

"I came here with a goal: I wanted to get to the semifinals, but now I want first place", said Z Marco, who won in Rio last year with his former partner, Emanuel, who is now playing with Loiola.

To get a place in the semifinals, Emanuel/Loiola defeated Laciga/Laciga, from Switzerland, 15/10, and Kvalheim/Maaseide, from Norway, 15/11.

To get a place in the semifinals, Kvalheim/Maaseide beat Duda/Fred 15/7, lost to Emanuel/Loiola 15/11 and then defeated Garrido/Paulo Emilio 15/12. Tomorrow they fight for a place in the final against Z Marco/Emanuel, in a match they consider very tough. "It’s always difficult to play in Brazil against the Brazilians", said Maaseide.

In the other semi final, Emanuel/Loiola will face Franco/Lopes, the fourth semi finalist team. Franco/Lopes defeated Steffes/Boulliane 15/2, lost to Z Marco/Ricardo 15/9, and beat Duda/Fred 15/7. Franco/Lopes also came from the qualifying tournament.

There will be no American teams in the finals of this tournament. From 1987 to 1993, the United States had complete supremacy in Rio, but now, it’s another story. "In fact, beach volleyball has had a great development across the whole world", said Kent Steffes, the Atlanta 1996 Olympic champion, eliminated with his partner Boulliane today when defeated by Guilherme/Par, from Brazil 15/9.

All the matches on this second day of the Brazilian leg of the FIVB World Tour were played at a very high technical level. The match between Garrido/Paulo Emilio and Z Marco/Ricardo lasted 76 minutes. The shortest match was 42 minutes between Franco/Roberto Lopes and Smith/Boulianne.

The Brazilian indoor Olympic champions Tande and Giovane played a great match against the Laciga brothers, but lost 16/14 after 62 minutes. Although playing on the beach for only six months, they showed that in a short time they can rise to the top of the rankings.

This year, the first leg of the FIVB beach Volleyball World Tour was held in Mar del Plata, Argentina, from 14 to 18 January and the winners were the brothers Laciga.

In Rio, 32 teams from 16 countries took part in the main draw of the competition: Brazil, Argentina, Canada, Czech Republic, France, Portugal, Switzerland, Norway, Austria, Australia, Spain, United States, Italy, Germany, Puerto Rico and Russia. The tournament has prize money of US$ 170,000 and the team placed first receives US$ 32,000 plus 340 points in the World Ranking.

Beach Press Release, 12th February 1998

FIVB BEACH VOLLEYBALL WORLD TOUR –1998 – BRAZIL MEN’S OPEN

Teams from 16 countries today (Thursday, 12th) started the second tournament of the year of the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour, on the sands of Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro. The 32 teams qualified to the main draw played 40 matches, despite the rain that fell all day. The rain reduced the temperature in Rio, where the heat, until yesterday (Wednesday) was very high.
The rain today was good for players from colder countries that suffer more with the heat. The brothers Laciga, from Switzerland, for instance, champions of the first tournament of the FIVB World Tour this year, in Mar del Plata, Argentina, last month, had good results today. They thought they would have problems with Rio’s summer, but they won their two matches. In the first, they defeated Oetke/Krank, from Germany, by 15/9, and, in the second one, they beat Prosser/Zahner, from Australia, by the same score. Steffes/Boulliane, from the US, also had good performances today. They beat two American teams: Smith/Luyties, by 15/10, and Ceman/Ian Clark, by 15/11. Kvalheim/Maaseide, from Norway, is another team that won its two matches, defeating Kjemperud/Hoidalen, also from Norway, 15/8, and Maia/Brenha, from Portugal, 15/7.
Today was not a good day for one Canadian team. Child/Heese, winners of the bronze medal in the 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games, were eliminated after two defeats. They lost to Emanuel/Loiola, from Brazil, 15/10, and 15/5 to Smith/Luyties. Their victory over Leineman/Holden, also from Canada, by 15/6 in their first match, was not enough to qualify them to the second day.

In general, it was an excellent day for Brazilian Beach Volleyball, as all the seven teams that represent the country qualified to the second day of the main draw: Emanuel/Loiola, Guilherme/Par, Tande/Giovane, Duda/Fred, Z Marco/Ricardo, Franco/Lopes, Garrido/Paulo Emlio. One of the favourite teams, Emanuel/Loiola, played good volleyball on the wet sands of Copacabana. They defeated Leitner/Stamm, from Austria, by 15/11, and Child/Heese, by 15/10.

The tournament tomorrow (Friday) starts at 9 AM and there will be 18 matches.

The FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour in Rio has a prize money of US$ 170,000 and gives 340 points in the World ranking to the team placed first. Teams from Brazil, United States, Switzerland, Norway, Argentina, Canada, Puerto Rico, Germany, Italy, Australia, Austria, Czech Republic, Spain, Portugal, France and Russia are taking part in the competition.

Beach Press Release, 11th February 1998

Brazil aims for supremacy on local sands of Copacabana

After 46 matches in two days, with temperatures reaching 40 degrees celcius, eight teams gained classification through the Qualification Tournament for the main draw of the FIVB Men’s World Tour – Brazil Open in Rio de Janeiro. The Brazil Open starts this Wednesday, 12 February, Copacabana Beach, at eight o' clock a.m.

Three Brazilian teams, one Spanish, one Italian, two German and one team from Puerto Rico will join the other 24 teams in the FIVB World Tour main draw tournament, 12-15 February, fighting for the US$170.000 prize pool and 340 world ranking points for a first place finish.

The teams classified are: Z Marco/Ricardo, Franco/Roberto Lopes and Duda/Fred, from Brazil; Grigolo/Sanguanini, from Italy; Velasco/De Jesus, from Puerto Rico; Dieckmann/Dieckmann, and Oetke/Krank, from Germany and Fonoimoana/Blanton, from USA. Brazil has seven teams in the main draw tournament. The other four teams include Guilherme/Para, Emanuel/Loiola, Tande/Giovane and Paulo Emlio/Garrido.

Tomorrow, 40 matches will be played, and the Brazilian teams aim to maintain the supremacy that started in 1994, when Franco/Roberto Lopes put an end to the American’s dominence defeating Williams/Briceo. USA teams won in Rio from 1987 to 1992.

Last year, the winners of the FIVB World Tour Brazil Open were Ze Marco/Emanuel, who defeated Anjinho/Loiola. Ze Marco and Emanuel are two times champions of the World Circuit – in 1996 and 1997. This year, they are not playing together. Nevertheless, Emanuel, now playing with Loiola, still has a team with great possibilities to win. Last month, in Mar del Plata, Argentina; Emanuel and Loiola played together for the first time in the first leg of the FIVB Beach Volleyball Tour and finished in third place. Yet, they have to consider the good shape of Guilherme and Para, who are now ranked number one team in the world and also want to win in Rio for the first time. Last year, Guilherme and Para won gold in the FIVB 1998 World Championships, in Los Angeles, USA.

Other favourites for the title include Steffes, Gold Medallist from the Atlanta Olympic Games, teaming up with Boulliane, from USA; Martinez/Conde, from Argentina and Kvalheim/Maaseide, from Norway. The brothers Laciga, from Switzerland, who won at the recent Argentinian FIVB World Tour in Mar Del Plata, will try to do the same in Rio. Martin Laciga said: "they stayed two weeks in Mar del Plata before the tournament, just to practice. They admitted it will be very difficult to win in Rio because of the heat, but promised to do their best".

Beach Press Release, 10th February 1998

FIVB BEACH VOLLEYBALL WORLD TOUR – BRAZIL MEN’S OPEN

RIO DE JANEIRO HOSTS THE SECOND LEG OF THE COMPETITION The second tournament of the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour. In Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro, started today ( Tusday, 10th) with 27 matches of the qualifying event that ends tomorrow (Wednesday). Wednesday’s matches will define the eight teams that will take part in the main draw of the competition, which starts on Thrusday (the 12th) with 32 teams.

The strong heat of Rio De Janeiro’s summer made it impossible for the teams to play at noon. So, today, for the first time in the World Circuit, the competition had an interruption from 12h30 to 14h30, to allow the players to avoid the hottest time of the day.

At least oneBrazilian team wanted to play at that time. Moreira and Murilo said for them the heat was a good partner: "We are used to the heat and so it would better to continue playing, but we know it is not good for the health, and I think in Rio we could even play at night", declared Moreira.

This Brazilian team showed they are really not afraid of the heat, they beat Serramalera and Menegozzo, from Argentina by 15/4 and Duda/Fred, from Brazil, by 15/12, getting closer to the main draw.

There are teams from 17 countries playing the Brazil Men’s Open: Brazil, USA, Switzerland, Argentina, Norway, Italy, Canada, Germany, France, Portugal, Austria, Australia, Russia, Puerto Rico, Japan, Czech Republic and Spain.

The tournament in Rio is the second of the year and has a prize money of US$170,000. The city has hosted the competition since 1987 and the American team Smith/Stoklos hold the record of victories in Rio, with five titles (1987,89,90,91,92).

The first leg of this year’s FIVB World Tour took place last month in Mar del Plata, Argentina, and the winners were the brothers Laciga and Laciga from Switzerland.

The tournament in Rio is being observed by Jackie Murdoch and John Quinlan, members of the Sydney Olympic Games Organizing Committee. They intend to use the arena in Rio as a model for the 2000 Olympic Games.

The Beach Volleyball Competition in Sydney will have 48 teams – men and women – fighting for the medals, at Bondi Beach. The Australians have already been to the FIVB World Championships in Los Angeles, last year, to look at the organization of such a tournament. Beach Volleyball became an Olympic sport in Atlanta 1996.


Final Ranking

Rk. Players Country Points Prize (US$) Bonus (US$)
1 Z Marco-Ricardo BRA BRA 340 20,000.00 12,000.00
2 Emanuel-Loiola BRA BRA 306 13,000.00 10,000.00
3 Roberto Lopes-Franco BRA BRA 272 8,000.00 7,000.00
4 Kvalheim-Maaseide NOR NOR 238 6,000.00 6,000.00
5 Duda-Fred BRA BRA 204 4,500.00 4,500.00
Garrido-Paulo Emilio BRA BRA 204 4,500.00 4,500.00
7 Guilherme-Parà BRA BRA 170 3,000.00 3,000.00
P.Laciga-M.Laciga SUI SUI 170 3,000.00 3,000.00
9 Prosser-Zahner AUS AUS 136 2,500.00 2,000.00
Tande-Giovane BRA BRA 136 2,500.00 2,000.00
Lione-Ghiurghi ITA ITA 136 2,500.00 2,000.00
Steffes-Boulianne USA USA 136 2,500.00 2,000.00
13 Leinemann-Holden CAN CAN 102 2,000.00 1,200.00
Bosma-Diez ESP ESP 102 2,000.00 1,200.00
Blanton-Fonoimoana USA USA 102 2,000.00 1,200.00
Sinjin Smith-Luyties USA USA 102 2,000.00 1,200.00
17 Martinez-Conde ARG ARG 68 1,500.00 500.00
Salema-Baracetti ARG ARG 68 1,500.00 500.00
Child-Heese CAN CAN 68 1,500.00 500.00
Palinek-Kubala CZE CZE 68 1,500.00 500.00
Dieckmann Ch.-Dieckmann M. GER GER 68 1,500.00 500.00
Maia-Brenha POR POR 68 1,500.00 500.00
Ceman-Ian Clark USA USA 68 1,500.00 500.00
Henkel-Metzger USA USA 68 1,500.00 500.00
25 Leitner-Stamm AUT AUT 34 1,000.00 400.00
Guissart-Deulofeu FRA FRA 34 1,000.00 400.00
Jodard-Penigaud FRA FRA 34 1,000.00 400.00
Oetke-Krank GER GER 34 1,000.00 400.00
Grigolo-Sanguanini ITA ITA 34 1,000.00 400.00
Kjemperud-Hoidalen NOR NOR 34 1,000.00 400.00
Velasco-De Jesus PUR PUR 34 1,000.00 400.00
Karasev-Kiselev RUS RUS 34 1,000.00 400.00

Main Draw  Results

No. Date Team A Team B Result Time
Round 1
1 12 Feb Garrido-Paulo Emilio BRA Velasco-De Jesus PUR 15-8 0:43
2 12 Feb Henkel-Metzger USA Palinek-Kubala CZE 13-15 0:49
3 12 Feb Martinez-Conde ARG Jodard-Penigaud FRA 15-12 0:50
4 12 Feb Bosma-Diez ESP Zé Marco-Ricardo BRA 8-15 0:39
5 12 Feb Roberto Lopes-Franco BRA Guissart-Deulofeu FRA 15-11 0:40
6 12 Feb Dieckmann Ch.-Dieckmann M. GER Salema-Baracetti ARG 6-15 0:40
7 12 Feb Steffes-Boulianne USA Sinjin Smith-Luyties USA 15-10 0:53
8 12 Feb Karasev-Kiselev RUS Ceman-Ian Clark USA 10-15 0:51
9 12 Feb Emanuel-Loiola BRA Leitner-Stamm AUT 15-11 0:46
10 12 Feb Leinemann-Holden CAN Child-Heese CAN 6-15 0:50
11 12 Feb Prosser-Zahner AUS Lione-Ghiurghi ITA 15-8 0:44
12 12 Feb Oetke-Krank GER P.Laciga-M.Laciga SUI 9-15 0:51
13 12 Feb Kvalheim-Maaseide NOR Kjemperud-Hoidalen NOR 15-8 0:38
14 12 Feb Maia-Brenha POR Blanton-Fonoimoana USA 15-12 0:59
15 12 Feb Duda-Fred BRA Tande-Giovane BRA 15-11 0:46
16 12 Feb Grigolo-Sanguanini ITA Guilherme-Parà BRA 6-15 0:38
Round 2
17 12 Feb Garrido-Paulo Emilio BRA Palinek-Kubala CZE 15-7 0:38
18 12 Feb Martinez-Conde ARG Zé Marco-Ricardo BRA 13-15 0:35
19 12 Feb Roberto Lopes-Franco BRA Salema-Baracetti ARG 15-7 0:38
20 12 Feb Steffes-Boulianne USA Ceman-Ian Clark USA 15-11 0:58
21 12 Feb Emanuel-Loiola BRA Child-Heese CAN 15-10 0:57
22 12 Feb Prosser-Zahner AUS P.Laciga-M.Laciga SUI 9-15 0:36
23 12 Feb Kvalheim-Maaseide NOR Maia-Brenha POR 15-7 0:41
24 12 Feb Duda-Fred BRA Guilherme-Parà BRA 15-5 0:33
Loser are ranked 25th
25 12 Feb Velasco-De Jesus PUR Henkel-Metzger USA 11-15 0:45
26 12 Feb Jodard-Penigaud FRA Bosma-Diez ESP 5-15 0:32
27 12 Feb Guissart-Deulofeu FRA Dieckmann Ch.-Dieckmann M. GER 1-15 0:22
28 12 Feb Sinjin Smith-Luyties USA Karasev-Kiselev RUS 15-13 0:49
29 12 Feb Leitner-Stamm AUT Leinemann-Holden CAN 3-15 0:38
30 12 Feb Lione-Ghiurghi ITA Oetke-Krank GER 15-13 0:56
31 12 Feb Kjemperud-Hoidalen NOR Blanton-Fonoimoana USA 7-15 0:20
32 12 Feb Tande-Giovane BRA Grigolo-Sanguanini ITA Injury for team B  
Loser are ranked 17th
33 12 Feb Henkel-Metzger USA Guilherme-Parà BRA 6-15 0:43
34 12 Feb Bosma-Diez ESP Maia-Brenha POR 15-8 0:36
35 12 Feb Dieckmann Ch.-Dieckmann M. GER Prosser-Zahner AUS 7-15 0:27
36 12 Feb Sinjin Smith-Luyties USA Child-Heese CAN 15-5 0:46
37 12 Feb Leinemann-Holden CAN Ceman-Ian Clark USA 15-9 0:41
38 12 Feb Lione-Ghiurghi ITA Salema-Baracetti ARG 15-10 0:40
39 12 Feb Blanton-Fonoimoana USA Martinez-Conde ARG 15-13 0:56
40 12 Feb Tande-Giovane BRA Palinek-Kubala CZE 15-9 0:50
Round 3
41 13 Feb Garrido-Paulo Emilio BRA Zé Marco-Ricardo BRA 11-15 1:16
42 13 Feb Roberto Lopes-Franco BRA Steffes-Boulianne USA 15-2 0:42
43 13 Feb Emanuel-Loiola BRA P.Laciga-M.Laciga SUI 15-10 0:56
44 13 Feb Kvalheim-Maaseide NOR Duda-Fred BRA 15-7 0:45
Loser are ranked 13th
45 13 Feb Guilherme-Parà BRA Bosma-Diez ESP 15-6 0:58
46 13 Feb Prosser-Zahner AUS Sinjin Smith-Luyties USA 15-9 0:49
47 13 Feb Leinemann-Holden CAN Lione-Ghiurghi ITA 10-15 0:47
48 13 Feb Blanton-Fonoimoana USA Tande-Giovane BRA 11-15 0:59
Loser are ranked 9th
49 13 Feb Guilherme-Parà BRA Steffes-Boulianne USA 15-9 1:06
50 13 Feb Prosser-Zahner AUS Garrido-Paulo Emilio BRA 8-15 1:01
51 13 Feb Lione-Ghiurghi ITA Duda-Fred BRA 9-15 0:38
52 13 Feb Tande-Giovane BRA P.Laciga-M.Laciga SUI 14-16 1:02
Round 4
53 13 Feb Zé Marco-Ricardo BRA Roberto Lopes-Franco BRA 15-9 0:53
54 13 Feb Emanuel-Loiola BRA Kvalheim-Maaseide NOR 15-11 0:38
Loser are ranked 7th
55 13 Feb Guilherme-Parà BRA Garrido-Paulo Emilio BRA 7-15 1:00
56 13 Feb Duda-Fred BRA P.Laciga-M.Laciga SUI 15-8 0:40
Loser are ranked 5th
57 13 Feb Garrido-Paulo Emilio BRA Kvalheim-Maaseide NOR 12-15 0:38
58 13 Feb Duda-Fred BRA Roberto Lopes-Franco BRA 7-15 0:35
Semi-finals
59 14 Feb Zé Marco-Ricardo BRA Kvalheim-Maaseide NOR 15-12 0:44
60 14 Feb Emanuel-Loiola BRA Roberto Lopes-Franco BRA 15-7 0:43
60 14 Feb Emanuel-Loiola BRA Roberto Lopes-Franco BRA 15-7 0:43
Final 3rd Place
61 15 Feb Kvalheim-Maaseide NOR Roberto Lopes-Franco BRA 13-15 1:02
Final 1st Place
62 15 Feb Zé Marco-Ricardo BRA Emanuel-Loiola BRA 2-1 (8-12, 12-9, 12-10) 1:28

Qualification Tournament (10-11 February)

Ranking

Rk. Players Country Points Prize (US$) Bonus (US$)
Q Duda-Fred BRA BRA      
Roberto Lopes-Franco BRA BRA      
Z Marco-Ricardo BRA BRA      
Dieckmann Ch.-Dieckmann M. GER GER      
Oetke-Krank GER GER      
Grigolo-Sanguanini ITA ITA      
Velasco-De Jesus PUR PUR      
Blanton-Fonoimoana USA USA      
33 Guerra Alemo-Benjamin BRA BRA 28    
Lula-Adriano BRA BRA 28    
Marcio Araujo-Reis Castro BRA BRA 28    
Moreira-Murilo BRA BRA 28    
37 Serramalera-Menegozzo ARG ARG 20    
Ten-Carrasco ESP ESP 20    
Raffaelli-Pimponi ITA ITA 20    
Nogughi-Morikawa JPN JPN 20    
41 Perez-Guemberena ARG ARG 14    
Anfillof-Schacht AUS AUS 14    
Nowotny-Potyka AUT AUT 14    
T.Schroffenegger-P.Schroffenegger AUT AUT 14    
Olejnik-Dunn CAN CAN 14    
Canet-Hamel FRA FRA 14    
T.Yamamoto-Osaki JPN JPN 14    
Kolesnik-Kostioukov RUS RUS 14    
49 Cadieux-Holmes CAN CAN 6    
Caso-Viberti ITA ITA 6    



Qualifications Results

No. Date Team A Team B Result Time
Round 1
1   Roberto Lopes-Franco BRA Bye    
2 10 Feb Ten-Carrasco ESP Anfillof-Schacht AUS 15-11 1:05
3 10 Feb Perez-Guemberena ARG Olejnik-Dunn CAN 15-5 0:35
4 10 Feb Caso-Viberti ITA Grigolo-Sanguanini ITA 4-15 0:22
5   Oetke-Krank GER Bye    
6 10 Feb Kolesnik-Kostioukov RUS Canet-Hamel FRA 4-15 0:21
7 10 Feb T.Schroffenegger-P.Schroffenegger AUT T.Yamamoto-Osaki JPN 9-15 0:44
8   Bye Blanton-Fonoimoana USA    
9   Duda-Fred BRA Bye    
10 10 Feb Moreira-Murilo BRA Serramalera-Menegozzo ARG 15-4 0:30
11 10 Feb Lula-Adriano BRA Marcio Araujo-Reis Castro BRA 9-15 0:51
12   Bye Raffaelli-Pimponi ITA    
13 10 Feb Dieckmann Ch.-Dieckmann M. GER Guerra Alemão-Benjamin BRA 15-6 0:35
14 10 Feb Cadieux-Holmes CAN Velasco-De Jesus PUR 6-15 0:35
15 10 Feb Nogughi-Morikawa JPN Nowotny-Potyka AUT 15-10 0:36
16   Bye Zé Marco-Ricardo BRA    
Round 2
17 10 Feb Roberto Lopes-Franco BRA Ten-Carrasco ESP 15-10 0:40
18 10 Feb Perez-Guemberena ARG Grigolo-Sanguanini ITA 3-15 0:56
19 10 Feb Oetke-Krank GER Canet-Hamel FRA 15-7 0:50
20 10 Feb T.Yamamoto-Osaki JPN Blanton-Fonoimoana USA 2-15 0:38
21 10 Feb Duda-Fred BRA Moreira-Murilo BRA 12-15 0:43
22 10 Feb Marcio Araujo-Reis Castro BRA Raffaelli-Pimponi ITA 15-3 0:24
23 10 Feb Dieckmann Ch.-Dieckmann M. GER Velasco-De Jesus PUR 9-15 0:39
24 10 Feb Nogughi-Morikawa JPN Zé Marco-Ricardo BRA 1-15 0:25
Loser are ranked 49th
25   Bye Anfillof-Schacht AUS    
26 10 Feb Olejnik-Dunn CAN Caso-Viberti ITA 15-0 0:28
27   Bye Kolesnik-Kostioukov RUS    
28   T.Schroffenegger-P.Schroffenegger AUT Bye    
29   Bye Serramalera-Menegozzo ARG    
30   Lula-Adriano BRA Bye    
31 10 Feb Guerra Alemão-Benjamin BRA Cadieux-Holmes CAN 15-10 0:37
32   Nowotny-Potyka AUT Bye    
Loser are ranked 41th
33 10 Feb Anfillof-Schacht AUS Nogughi-Morikawa JPN 13-15 1:07
34 10 Feb Olejnik-Dunn CAN Dieckmann Ch.-Dieckmann M. GER 5-15 0:20
35 10 Feb Kolesnik-Kostioukov RUS Raffaelli-Pimponi ITA 6-15 0:23
36 10 Feb T.Schroffenegger-P.Schroffenegger AUT Duda-Fred BRA 13-15 0:52
37 10 Feb Serramalera-Menegozzo ARG T.Yamamoto-Osaki JPN 15-7 0:39
38 10 Feb Lula-Adriano BRA Canet-Hamel FRA 15-5 0:37
39 10 Feb Guerra Alemão-Benjamin BRA Perez-Guemberena ARG 15-10 0:40
40 10 Feb Nowotny-Potyka AUT Ten-Carrasco ESP 4-15 0:33
Round 3
41 11 Feb Roberto Lopes-Franco BRA Grigolo-Sanguanini ITA 15-6 0:45
42 11 Feb Oetke-Krank GER Blanton-Fonoimoana USA 6-15 0:34
43 11 Feb Moreira-Murilo BRA Marcio Araujo-Reis Castro BRA 9-15 0:42
44 11 Feb Velasco-De Jesus PUR Zé Marco-Ricardo BRA 9-15 0:49
Loser are ranked 37th
45 11 Feb Nogughi-Morikawa JPN Dieckmann Ch.-Dieckmann M. GER 11-15 0:52
46 11 Feb Raffaelli-Pimponi ITA Duda-Fred BRA 3-15 0:37
47 11 Feb Serramalera-Menegozzo ARG Lula-Adriano BRA 6-15 0:31
48 11 Feb Guerra Alemão-Benjamin BRA Ten-Carrasco ESP 15-8 0:27
Loser are ranked 33th
49 11 Feb Dieckmann Ch.-Dieckmann M. GER Oetke-Krank GER  
50 11 Feb Duda-Fred BRA Grigolo-Sanguanini ITA  
51 11 Feb Lula-Adriano BRA Velasco-De Jesus PUR  
52 11 Feb Guerra Alemão-Benjamin BRA Moreira-Murilo BRA 10-15 0:35
Playoff
53 11 Feb Marcio Araujo-Reis Castro BRA Zé Marco-Ricardo BRA 7-15 0:47
54 11 Feb Lula-Adriano BRA Moreira-Murilo BRA 15-5 0:36
55 11 Feb Marcio Araujo-Reis Castro BRA Duda-Fred BRA 2-15 0:35
56 11 Feb Duda-Fred BRA Lula-Adriano BRA 15-10 0:39



The Participating Teams

Main Draw ( 12-15 February)

Pos. Team name Ctry. Points Seed
1 Garrido-Paulo Emilio BRA 1,346 2.60
2 Guilherme-Parà BRA 2,698 3.10
3 Emanuel-Loiola BRA 1,752 3.50
4 Ceman-Ian Clark USA 447 3.50
5 P.Laciga-M.Laciga SUI 1,936 6.40
6 Kvalheim-Maaseide NOR 2,360 7.80
7 Martinez-Conde ARG 2,192 8.00
8 Prosser-Zahner AUS 1,320 9.80
9 Salema-Baracetti ARG 1,452 10.60
10 Steffes-Boulianne USA 389 11.00
11 Child-Heese CAN 1,676 11.40
12 Palinek-Kubala CZE 1,150 11.80
13 Henkel-Metzger USA 570 11.90
14 Tande-Giovane BRA 60 13.00
15 Leinemann-Holden CAN 1,424 13.80
16 Sinjin Smith-Luyties USA 590 14.30
17 Lione-Ghiurghi ITA 849 14.60
18 Maia-Brenha POR 934 15.40
19 Jodard-Penigaud FRA 585 15.80
20 Bosma-Diez ESP 1,144 16.20
21 Kjemperud-Hoidalen NOR 1,000 16.20
22 Guissart-Deulofeu FRA 638 18.60
23 Karasev-Kiselev RUS 449 20.60
24 Leitner-Stamm AUT 502 23.40

Plus eight teams qualifying through the QT
Notes: - points are as per standings in the World Ranking on entry date - exact seed of each team will be communicated on 11 February (Technical Meeting)


Qualification Tournament ( 10-11 February)

Pos. Team name Ctry. Points Seed
1 Roberto Lopes-Franco BRA 1,588 5.00
2 Zé Marco-Ricardo BRA 1,505 7.90
3 Duda-Fred BRA 868 11.40
4 Oetke-Krank GER 471 17.00
5 Blanton-Fonoimoana USA 449 9.00
6 Raffaelli-Pimponi ITA 430 13.40
7 Dieckmann Ch.-Dieckmann M. GER 352 14.33
8 Grigolo-Sanguanini ITA 335 33.90
9 Perez-Guemberena ARG 329 19.40
10 Velasco-De Jesus PUR 316 25.00
11 Canet-Hamel FRA 314 22.33
12 T.Schroffenegger-P.Schroffenegger AUT 234 25.00
13 Lula-Adriano BRA 224 9.00
14 Serramalera-Menegozzo ARG 204 20.00
15 Nogughi-Morikawa JPN 192 50.00
16 Anfillof-Schacht AUS 174 17.00
17 Ten-Carrasco ESP 155 36.50
18 Nowotny-Potyka AUT 96 25.00
19 Moreira-Murilo BRA 72 21.00
20 T.Yamamoto-Osaki JPN 68 17.00
21 Kolesnik-Kostioukov RUS 61 50.00
22 Cadieux-Holmes CAN 32 50.00
23 Olejnik-Dunn CAN 28 50.00
24 Marcio Araujo-Reis Castro BRA 24 50.00
25 Guerra Alemão-Benjamin BRA 16 50.00
26 Caso-Viberti ITA 15 50.00

Notes:
- points are as per standings in the World Ranking on entry date
- exact seed of each team will be communicated on 11 February (Technical Meeting)




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