FIVB Women's Beach - Osaka, Japan
05-09 August 1998

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EVENT SCHEDULE

      Aug.5th 
                 Qualification Tournament
      Aug.6th 
                 Qualification Tournament
      Aug.7th 
                 Main Draw (40 matches)
      Aug.8th 
                 Main Draw (18 matches)
      Aug.9th 
                 Semi finals & Finals (4 matches)
    

PRESS RELEASES

    August 9, 1998

    Rain in the morning threatened finals day at the World Tour event, Osaka. Half an hour before play was due to start, it cleared to a warm humid still day of 32 degrees.

    The 1st semi-final between the No.1 seeds, Adriana Behar-Shelda (BRA) and Bruschini-Solazzi (ITA) was totally dominated by Brazilians from the outset. Fine serving by Shelda and excellent defensive work as a team saw Brazil jump to a 5-0 lead at the first change of ends. Italy tried in vain to recover, but were unsuccessful, and Adriana Behar-Shelda cruised to victory 15-3 in 31 minutes.

    The 2nd semi-final between 2nd seeds Sandra Pires-Adriana Samuel (BRA) and 5th seeds McPeak-Arce (USA) promised to be a close, intense encounter. The Brazilians jumped out to a 4-1 lead at the net. The second change of ends saw the USA fight back to 4-6, with some dynamic `pick ups` and clever attacking shots. Brazil then `stepped up` a level and took control of the game by winning the next 5 points. USA tried valiantly to remain in the match, and managed to save 5 match points, but eventually lost 15-9 in 50 minutes.

    The next and penultimate match was the game for 3rd and 4th between Bruschini-Solazzi (ITA) and McPeak-Arce (USA). This was expected to be a close match, as both teams had not played their best in their semi-finals. Italy started quickly and led 4-1, but USA fought back to win the next 10 points. McPeak dominating the back court like a cat, and Arce forming a wall at the net. USA convincingly won the game 15-6 in 36 minutes.

    An all Brazil final to decide the World Tour event, Osaka. A large noisy record crowd of 2000 turned out in the hot 35 degrees sun, to cheer both sides on.

    In what was always going to be a close match, Adriana Behar-Shelda (BRA) versus Sandra Pires-Adriana Samuel (BRA) exchange points early in the first set. At 5-5 after 27 minutes, a break was made and Adriana-Shelda edge to an 8-5 lead. They managed to hold this lead with some powerful accurate serving by Shelda, to win the set 12-8 in 48 minutes. The second set was a different story as Shelda and Adriana both served extremely tough, putting pressure on Sandra Pires and Adriana Samuel. This was too much and they ran away with the set 15-3 and the match, 2-0.

    It was an exciting finish as the crowd erupted with jubilation in the hot sun.

    The tour now moves to China for the next World Tour event.


Osaka, Japan Open, 07-09 August 1998

Rk. Players Country Points Prize (US$) Bonus (US$)
1 Adriana Behar-Shelda BRA BRA 340 16,000.00 16,000.00
2 Sandra Pires-Adriana Samuel BRA BRA 306 10,400.00 12,600.00
3 McPeak-Arce USA USA 272 6,400.00 8,600.00
4 Bruschini-Solazzi ITA ITA 238 4,800.00 7,200.00
5 Schoon Kadijk D.-Kadijk R. NED NED 204 3,600.00 5,400.00
Fontana-Hanley USA USA 204 3,600.00 5,400.00
7 Manser-Pottharst AUS AUS 170 2,400.00 3,600.00
Reno-Youngs USA USA 170 2,400.00 3,600.00
9 Mônica-Adriana Bento BRA BRA 136 2,000.00 2,500.00
Friedrichsen-Müsch GER GER 136 2,000.00 2,500.00
Takahashi-Teru Saiki JPN JPN 136 2,000.00 2,500.00
Masakayan-Kirby USA USA 136 2,000.00 2,500.00
13 Cook-Clarke AUS AUS 102 1,600.00 1,600.00
Karadassiou-Sfyri GRE GRE 102 1,600.00 1,600.00
Nascimento-De Marinis ITA ITA 102 1,600.00 1,600.00
Blomquist-Wood USA USA 102 1,600.00 1,600.00
17 Gooley-Sanderson AUS AUS 68 1,200.00 800.00
Huygens Tholen-Fenwick AUS AUS 68 1,200.00 800.00
Xiong-Chi CHN CHN 68 1,200.00 800.00
Dosoudilova-Celbova CZE CZE 68 1,200.00 800.00
Hudcova-Tobiasova CZE CZE 68 1,200.00 800.00
Joergensen-Sommer DEN DEN 68 1,200.00 800.00
Gattelli-Perrotta ITA ITA 68 1,200.00 800.00
Ishizaka-Rii Seike JPN JPN 68 1,200.00 800.00
25 Drakich-Russo CAN CAN 34 800.00 600.00
Dumont-Tough CAN CAN 34 800.00 600.00
Zhang Jingkun-Liu Chun Ying CHN CHN 34 800.00 600.00
Zhou Suhong-Tian Jia CHN CHN 34 800.00 600.00
Rigaux-Prawerman FRA FRA 34 800.00 600.00
Nakano-Tsuchiya JPN JPN 34 800.00 600.00
Byberg-Larsen NOR NOR 34 800.00 600.00
Maria José-Cristina Pereira POR POR 34 800.00 600.00

Osaka, Japan Open, 07-09 August 1998

No. Date Team A Team B Result Time
Round 1
1 07 Aug Adriana Behar-Shelda BRA Zhou Suhong-Tian Jia CHN 15-5 0:33
2 07 Aug Huygens Tholen-Fenwick AUS Schoon Kadijk D.-Kadijk R. NED 9-15 0:40
3 07 Aug Gooley-Sanderson AUS Xiong-Chi CHN 13-15 0:53
4 07 Aug Maria José-Cristina Pereira POR Mônica-Adriana Bento BRA 8-15 0:35
5 07 Aug McPeak-Arce USA Zhang Jingkun-Liu Chun Ying CHN 15-8 0:27
6 07 Aug Hudcova-Tobiasova CZE Ishizaka-Rii Seike JPN 15-9 0:37
7 07 Aug Reno-Youngs USA Dumont-Tough CAN 15-8 0:59
8 07 Aug Joergensen-Sommer DEN Manser-Pottharst AUS 5-15 0:38
9 07 Aug Fontana-Hanley USA Nakano-Tsuchiya JPN 15-6 0:32
10 07 Aug Bruschini-Solazzi ITA Gattelli-Perrotta ITA 15-8 0:45
11 07 Aug Cook-Clarke AUS Nascimento-De Marinis ITA 10-15 0:48
12 07 Aug Drakich-Russo CAN Friedrichsen-Müsch GER 4-15 0:22
13 07 Aug Masakayan-Kirby USA Rigaux-Prawerman FRA 15-8 0:41
14 07 Aug Karadassiou-Sfyri GRE Takahashi-Teru Saiki JPN 9-15 0:40
15 07 Aug Blomquist-Wood USA Dosoudilova-Celbova CZE 15-13 0:36
16 07 Aug Byberg-Larsen NOR Sandra Pires-Adriana Samuel BRA 2-15 0:28
Round 2
17 07 Aug Adriana Behar-Shelda BRA Schoon Kadijk D.-Kadijk R. NED 15-0 0:13
18 07 Aug Xiong-Chi CHN Mônica-Adriana Bento BRA 3-15 0:29
19 07 Aug McPeak-Arce USA Hudcova-Tobiasova CZE 15-6 0:43
20 07 Aug Reno-Youngs USA Manser-Pottharst AUS 15-9 0:47
21 07 Aug Fontana-Hanley USA Bruschini-Solazzi ITA 15-9 0:50
22 07 Aug Nascimento-De Marinis ITA Friedrichsen-Müsch GER 10-15 0:37
23 07 Aug Masakayan-Kirby USA Takahashi-Teru Saiki JPN 10-15 0:30
24 07 Aug Blomquist-Wood USA Sandra Pires-Adriana Samuel BRA 10-15 0:47
Loser are ranked 25th
25 07 Aug Zhou Suhong-Tian Jia CHN Huygens Tholen-Fenwick AUS 10-15 0:44
26 07 Aug Gooley-Sanderson AUS Maria José-Cristina Pereira POR 15-4 0:32
27 07 Aug Zhang Jingkun-Liu Chun Ying CHN Ishizaka-Rii Seike JPN 13-15 0:48
28 07 Aug Dumont-Tough CAN Joergensen-Sommer DEN 10-15 0:32
29 07 Aug Nakano-Tsuchiya JPN Gattelli-Perrotta ITA 5-15 0:24
30 07 Aug Cook-Clarke AUS Drakich-Russo CAN 15-7 0:40
31 07 Aug Rigaux-Prawerman FRA Karadassiou-Sfyri GRE 13-15 0:50
32 07 Aug Dosoudilova-Celbova CZE Byberg-Larsen NOR 15-7 0:25
Loser are ranked 17th
33 07 Aug Huygens Tholen-Fenwick AUS Blomquist-Wood USA 12-15 0:48
34 07 Aug Gooley-Sanderson AUS Masakayan-Kirby USA 7-15 0:56
35 07 Aug Ishizaka-Rii Seike JPN Nascimento-De Marinis ITA 12-15 0:40
36 07 Aug Joergensen-Sommer DEN Bruschini-Solazzi ITA 3-15 0:22
37 07 Aug Gattelli-Perrotta ITA Manser-Pottharst AUS 2-15 0:25
38 07 Aug Cook-Clarke AUS Hudcova-Tobiasova CZE 15-3 0:26
39 07 Aug Karadassiou-Sfyri GRE Xiong-Chi CHN 16-14 0:40
40 07 Aug Dosoudilova-Celbova CZE Schoon Kadijk D.-Kadijk R. NED 11-15 0:39
Round 3
41 08 Aug Adriana Behar-Shelda BRA Mônica-Adriana Bento BRA 15-3 0:27
42 08 Aug McPeak-Arce USA Reno-Youngs USA 15-12 0:59
43 08 Aug Fontana-Hanley USA Friedrichsen-Müsch GER 15-6 0:27
44 08 Aug Takahashi-Teru Saiki JPN Sandra Pires-Adriana Samuel BRA 11-15 0:45
Loser are ranked 13th
45 08 Aug Blomquist-Wood USA Masakayan-Kirby USA 4-15 0:39
46 08 Aug Nascimento-De Marinis ITA Bruschini-Solazzi ITA 9-15 0:41
47 08 Aug Manser-Pottharst AUS Cook-Clarke AUS 15-4 0:35
48 08 Aug Karadassiou-Sfyri GRE Schoon Kadijk D.-Kadijk R. NED 8-15 0:41
Loser are ranked 9th
49 08 Aug Masakayan-Kirby USA Reno-Youngs USA 5-15 0:38
50 08 Aug Bruschini-Solazzi ITA Mônica-Adriana Bento BRA 15-6 0:27
51 08 Aug Manser-Pottharst AUS Takahashi-Teru Saiki JPN 15-11 0:55
52 08 Aug Schoon Kadijk D.-Kadijk R. NED Friedrichsen-Müsch GER 16-14 0:46
Round 4
53 08 Aug Adriana Behar-Shelda BRA McPeak-Arce USA 15-6 1:00
54 08 Aug Fontana-Hanley USA Sandra Pires-Adriana Samuel BRA 12-15 1:03
Loser are ranked 7th
55 08 Aug Reno-Youngs USA Bruschini-Solazzi ITA 7-15 0:50
56 08 Aug Manser-Pottharst AUS Schoon Kadijk D.-Kadijk R. NED 12-15 0:39
Loser are ranked 5th
57 08 Aug Bruschini-Solazzi ITA Fontana-Hanley USA 15-7 0:46
58 08 Aug Schoon Kadijk D.-Kadijk R. NED McPeak-Arce USA 2-15 0:30
Semi-finals
59 09 Aug Adriana Behar-Shelda BRA Bruschini-Solazzi ITA 15-3 0:31
60 09 Aug Sandra Pires-Adriana Samuel BRA McPeak-Arce USA 15-9 0:50
Final 3rd Place
61 09 Aug Bruschini-Solazzi ITA McPeak-Arce USA 6-15 0:36
Final 1st Place
62 09 Aug Adriana Behar-Shelda BRA Sandra Pires-Adriana Samuel BRA 2-0 (12-8, 12-3) 1:14

Osaka, Japan Open, 07-09 August 1998

The Participating Teams

Main Draw (07-09 August )

Pos. Team name Ctry. Points Seed
1 Adriana Behar-Shelda BRA 2,412 1.40
2 Sandra Pires-Adriana Samuel BRA 2,059 2.20
3 Fontana-Hanley USA 1,196 4.00
4 Manser-Pottharst AUS 1,258 5.40
5 McPeak-Arce USA 1,684 5.80
6 Friedrichsen-Müsch GER 1,004 6.40
7 Masakayan-Kirby USA 1,122 7.20
8 Mônica-Adriana Bento BRA 1,390 8.00
9 Gooley-Sanderson AUS 376 8.80
10 Takahashi-Teru Saiki JPN 588 12.20
11 Cook-Clarke AUS 1,005 9.20
12 Ishizaka-Rii Seike JPN 305 19.00
13 Reno-Youngs USA 992 9.80
14 Gattelli-Perrotta ITA 678 10.60
15 Blomquist-Wood USA 423 11.13
16 Schoon Kadijk D.-Kadijk R. NED 718 12.20
17 Huygens Tholen-Fenwick AUS 587 12.20
18 Dosoudilova-Celbova CZE 894 12.60
19 Bruschini-Solazzi ITA 842 12.80
20 Dumont-Tough CAN 672 12.90
21 Hudcova-Tobiasova CZE 570 16.20
22 Nascimento-De Marinis ITA 606 16.20
23 Karadassiou-Sfyri GRE 122 17.00
24 Xiong-Chi CHN 96 17.00
25 Maria José-Cristina Pereira POR 464 18.60
26 Rigaux-Prawerman FRA 165 19.00
27 Drakich-Russo CAN 358 19.03
28 Zhang Jingkun-Liu Chun Ying CHN 24 19.66
29 Joergensen-Sommer DEN 318 20.20
30 Nakano-Tsuchiya JPN 122 20.50
31 Byberg-Larsen NOR 94 25.00
32 Zhou Suhong-Tian Jia CHN   25.00

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 in theTechnical Meeting

Qualification Tournament ( 05-06 August)

Pos. Team name Ctry. Points Seed
1 Gooley-Sanderson AUS 376 666
2 Blomquist-Wood USA 423 553
3 Karadassiou-Sfyri GRE 122 278
4 Rigaux-Prawerman FRA 165 257
5 Stojanovic-Fake NZL 128 186
6 Glover-Cooper ENG 117 165
7 Jenny Jordan-Annett Davis USA 48 130
8 Gros-Lefort FRA 78 121
9 Xiong-Chi CHN 96 114
10 Laura Leticia-Trevino MEX 112 108
11 Zhang Jingkun-Liu Chun Ying CHN 24 104
12 Enberg-Granström SWE 48 100
13 Byberg-Larsen NOR 94 86
14 Tokuno-Kusuhara JPN 58 60
15 Schritter-O'Hara USA 128 50
16 Zhou Suhong-Tian Jia CHN   44
17 Higuchi-Ukigaya JPN 10 10
18 Miyoshi-Tamamushi JPN 10 10
19 Arlaisuk-Katmanee THA    
20 Pangka-Kulna THA    


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