FIVB Men's Beach - Tenerife, Spain
03-06 September 1998

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EVENT SCHEDULE

     Sep. 01  Qualification Tournament
     Sep. 02  Qualification Tournament
     Sep. 03  Main Draw (double elimination, 32 teams)
     Sep. 04  Main Draw
     Sep. 05  Main Draw
     Sep. 06  Main Draw
    

PRESS RELEASES

    Sunday 06 Sept

    EMANUEL - LOIOLA (BRA) CHAMPIONS OF THE SPAIN OPEN

    DEFEATING KIRALY – WHITMARSH (USA)

    In Las Teresitas the spectators were part of the largest party of beach volleyball

    The Brazilians Emanuel-Loiola were proclaimed the champions of the Beach Volleyball World Tour Spain Open ‘98 defeating in the Final the Americans Kiraly-Whithmarsh by 12-4, 12-10. The first set, corroborated by the final result, was a game in which power was the key, rattling the Atlanta Olympic medallists. In the second, the men from the AVP reacted, but Emanuel-Loiola continued in their high level and with spectacular defence, saved points that were seeming lost. It was a great second set, together with the high level showed during the whole competition, without doubts the most important disputed this year, and perhaps also many years back, in any part of the world.

    In the match for the bronze medal, the Argentinean Martínez - Conde lost the semifinal 14-16, against the American team Ian Clark-Boullianne that made a great performance throughout all the Spain Open. The public was of the Argentine side, but the bronze medals remained in good hands.

    At 11 am , while the stadium was ready for the great party and the great final and with the presence in the official VIP Zone of FIVB President, Dr. Rubén Acosta, begin the semi-finals. The first one confronted the American team Kiraly-Whithmarsh, gold and silver medals respectively in the Olympics of Atlanta, with their compatriots Ian Clark-Boullianne. It was a strategist’s match, of a very high technical level. Thanks to a great defence and potent actions, Clark-Boullianne turned the match on their side by 6-2. Then the medallists team changed its tactics and started to attack with finesse instead of power. The score was tied the same as the game, but the result was still undecided even at Kiraly-Whithmarsh winning 13-12. Two perfect blocks by Whitmarsh decided the party: 15-13 and, on their way to the finals.

    The Argentineans Martínez - Conde always begins very well in Tenerife, but when the decisive hour arrives, the weight the responsibility put on them by almost all the public appears. Last year they lost in an incomprehensible end before Kvalkeim-Maaseide. This year they failed in the semi-final with Emanuel-Loiola. The Brazilians, without to much effort, defeated them 15-3.

    Before the big final there was a big party as always in Tenerife. The amazing spectacle of music and professional dancers leaded two party hours with a great novelty: the presence of the Carnival "comparsa" (dancers group), the Jaroperos, that wanted to be present in the great party of Beach Volleyball.

    Saturday 05 Sept

    Two North American teams, one Argentine and

    one Brazilian passed to semi-finals

    The final day of the SPAIN OPEN starts at 11.00 in Las Teresitas

    The Americans Ian Clark - Boullianne and the Argentines Martínez - Conde were the first two teams proclaimed semi-finalists of the Beach Volleyball World Tour Spain Open. They reached it through the winners bracket, this is, without losing any match of the four that they played. Through the losers bracket, Americans Kiraly - Whitmarsh and Brazilians Emanuel – Loiola are the other semi-finalists each to matched against one of the teams from the winners bracket.

    In decisive matches, Clark - Boullianne defeated Brazilians Ze Marco - Ricardo 15-5 in 35 minutes and Martínez - Conde defeated the Swiss Laciga brothers 15-13 in 43 minutes, but not easily. The Europeans mastered the match from the beginning scoring 12-7, when the referee sanctioned a net touch. There was a protest by the Swiss team. The Laciga seemed nervous and they lost their precision. Martínez - Conde, very quiet and with a great game, forced errors to end with a victory. Settled down from their last match, the Laciga brothers played the Americans Kiraly – Whitmarsh but were not successful, losing 15-17.

    Today was a day of outstanding matches contested by outstanding teams. It was an excellent specticle enjoyed by the crowd among whom was the FIVB president Dr. Rubén Acosta. But certainly, more than 4.000 spectators that came to the stadium at Las Teresitas, witnessed high level beach volleyball and matches that can be considered as historical in the World Tour. Thus, there was a match with four Olympic medals: Kiraly - Whitmarsh (gold - silver) defeating the Canadians Child-Heese (bronze) 5-8. In another match, the American Fonoimoana against Brazilian Loiola, both "King of the Beach", title that is given annually to the best player of the AVP. Loiola demonstrated to be more worthy of the crown, since, partner Emanuel, defeating Blanton-Fonoimoana 15-5 in 30 minutes. In either case the defeated teams were eliminated, sharing the ninth position with the Norwegians Kvalheim - Maaseide, who were defeated by the Americans Henkel - Wong 10-15. The Australian Zahner - Prosser lost 8-15 to

    the Spanish Bosma – Diez and that was really a great match with Bosma winning six points by blocking (!) - and Fabio Diez, totally recovered, helping him with

    great precision and touch. The Spanish, fought enthusiastically until the end, but lost to Brazilians Emanuel - Loiola 9-15, finishing in an excellent seventh position, that it is so good, considering that never before in the history of the sport was there an event of the quality of this SPAIN OPEN. All the stars were here and some of them will continue Sunday at 11,00 in semi-finals, with the presence of the International Volleyball Federation President Dr. Rubén Acosta, who arrived yesterday to Santa Cruz de Tenerife.

    Thursday 03 Sept

    The Australian Zanher-Prosser (AUS), in great match
    defeated Kiraly-Whitmarsh (USA) in Las Teresitas Beach

    The two Spanish couples, continue forward

    At the end of 53 intensive minutes the surprise came in the first day of the main draw of the 1998 BEACH VOLLEYBALL WORLD TOUR SPAIN OPEN. The American Karch Kiraly, who won the Olympic gold medal for beach volleyball during the Atlanta Olympic Games and has two indoor Olympic gold medals, teaming with silver medallist in Atlanta Olympic Games, Mike Whitmarsh lost by 14-16 against the Australian Zahner-Prosser. Total two Olympic medals in beach volleyball on the sand in extraordinary fight. It was a strategic struggle with two different styles. More conservative the Australians. Riskier and potent the men of USA. Finally the match went to the Australians in a match spectators liked and that it is the announcement of what will be seen in the next days: top level beach volleyball and two different schools. The first proceed of the volleyball. The second was born in the beach and evolves with great speed.

    Another great match of the Australian Zahner-Prosser, defeated an American team again: Blanton-Fonoimoana, top players from the AVP. The Australians win by 17-15. The posibility that these USA teams can be out of the competition, Kiraly-Whitmarsh or Blanton-Fonoimoana, can guarantee nice matches in the Losers rounds: "can not be permitted the luxury of a second rout", since it would mean the return passage.

    The mythical American "Sinn" Smith", now playing with Lutes, it is called to dispute the most extended match of each session; like what occurs every year in Las Teresitas, to demonstrate than it is actually fireproof. Today it was 68 minutes on the sand for finally, but not without giving one of their classic lessons, to be defeated by 15-17 with the American Heckle-Wong.

    The first Spanish team, integrated by Bosma-Díez, was irregular in the competition, fruit of a dangerous loss of concentration, seems be their greater enemy. In the first match, playing well, they beat to the Italians Lione-Giurghi by 15-8 in 45 minutes. In the second they lost 3-15 with the Canadians Child-Heese (Bronze medallists in Atlanta). Gave the impression of the fact that they were not in the match, that is very dangerous. Tomorrow they will have the opportunity of demonstrating their quality in their own country.


FINAL RANKING

Tenerife, Spain Open, 03-06 September 1998

Rk. Players Country Points Prize (US$) Bonus (US$)
1 Emanuel-Loiola BRA BRA 340 20,000.00 12,000.00
2 Kiraly-Whitmarsh USA USA 306 13,000.00 10,000.00
3 Ian Clark-Boullianne USA USA 272 8,000.00 7,000.00
4 Martinez-Conde ARG ARG 238 6,000.00 6,000.00
5 Zé Marco-Ricardo BRA BRA 204 4,500.00 4,500.00
M.Laciga-P.Laciga SUI SUI 204 4,500.00 4,500.00
7 Bosma-Diez ESP ESP 170 3,000.00 3,000.00
Henkel-Wong USA USA 170 3,000.00 3,000.00
9 Zahner-Prosser AUS AUS 136 2,500.00 2,000.00
Child-Heese CAN CAN 136 2,500.00 2,000.00
Kvalheim-Maaseide NOR NOR 136 2,500.00 2,000.00
Blanton-Fonoimoana USA USA 136 2,500.00 2,000.00
13 Holden-Chaloupka CAN CAN 102 2,000.00 1,200.00
Lione-Ghiurghi ITA ITA 102 2,000.00 1,200.00
Kjemperud-Hoidalen NOR NOR 102 2,000.00 1,200.00
Sinjin Smith-Luyties USA USA 102 2,000.00 1,200.00
17 Salema-Baracetti ARG ARG 68 1,500.00 500.00
Jan-Paulão BRA BRA 68 1,500.00 500.00
Pará-Guilherme BRA BRA 68 1,500.00 500.00
Kubala-Palinek CZE CZE 68 1,500.00 500.00
Yoyi Rodriguez-Luna ESP ESP 68 1,500.00 500.00
Ahmann-Hager GER GER 68 1,500.00 500.00
Dieckmann Ch.-Dieckmann M. GER GER 68 1,500.00 500.00
Seuseu-Eade NZL NZL 68 1,500.00 500.00
25 Milian Carvajal-Sanchez CUB CUB 34 1,000.00 400.00
Jodard-Znatchkowsky FRA FRA 34 1,000.00 400.00
Anton-Pomerenke GER GER 34 1,000.00 400.00
Raffaelli-Pimponi ITA ITA 34 1,000.00 400.00
Noguchi-Morikawa JPN JPN 34 1,000.00 400.00
Maia-Brenha POR POR 34 1,000.00 400.00
Velasco-De Jesus PUR PUR 34 1,000.00 400.00
Kouchnerev-Karasev RUS RUS 34 1,000.00 400.00

RESULTS

Tenerife, Spain Open, 03-06 September 1998

No. Date Team A Team B Result Time
Round 1
1 03 Sep Zé Marco-Ricardo BRA Milian Carvajal-Sanchez CUB 15-1 0:34
2 03 Sep Jan-Paulão BRA Salema-Baracetti ARG 5-15 0:49
3 03 Sep Bosma-Diez ESP Lione-Ghiurghi ITA 15-8 0:45
4 03 Sep Kouchnerev-Karasev RUS Child-Heese CAN 8-15 0:40
5 03 Sep Kvalheim-Maaseide NOR Holden-Chaloupka CAN 15-4 0:47
6 03 Sep Kjemperud-Hoidalen NOR Maia-Brenha POR 15-11 0:44
7 03 Sep Ian Clark-Boullianne USA Dieckmann Ch.-Dieckmann M. GER 15-6 0:43
8 03 Sep Anton-Pomerenke GER Pará-Guilherme BRA 7-15 0:34
9 03 Sep Kiraly-Whitmarsh USA Velasco-De Jesus PUR 15-3 0:33
10 03 Sep Zahner-Prosser AUS Blanton-Fonoimoana USA 17-15 0:53
11 03 Sep M.Laciga-P.Laciga SUI Kubala-Palinek CZE 15-9 0:43
12 03 Sep Jodard-Znatchkowsky FRA Ahmann-Hager GER 10-15 0:33
13 03 Sep Martinez-Conde ARG Raffaelli-Pimponi ITA 15-10 0:37
14 03 Sep Seuseu-Eade NZL Yoyi Rodriguez-Luna ESP 7-15 0:58
15 03 Sep Henkel-Wong USA Sinjin Smith-Luyties USA 17-15 1:06
16 03 Sep Noguchi-Morikawa JPN Emanuel-Loiola BRA 0-15 0:20
Round 2
17 03 Sep Zé Marco-Ricardo BRA Salema-Baracetti ARG 15-4 0:37
18 03 Sep Bosma-Diez ESP Child-Heese CAN 3-15 0:31
19 03 Sep Kvalheim-Maaseide NOR Kjemperud-Hoidalen NOR 15-13 1:00
20 03 Sep Ian Clark-Boullianne USA Pará-Guilherme BRA 15-8 0:38
21 03 Sep Kiraly-Whitmarsh USA Zahner-Prosser AUS 14-16 0:53
22 03 Sep M.Laciga-P.Laciga SUI Ahmann-Hager GER 15-6 0:26
23 03 Sep Martinez-Conde ARG Yoyi Rodriguez-Luna ESP 15-2 0:31
24 03 Sep Henkel-Wong USA Emanuel-Loiola BRA 13-15 0:56
Loser are ranked 25th
25 03 Sep Milian Carvajal-Sanchez CUB Jan-Paulão BRA Injury for team A  
26 03 Sep Lione-Ghiurghi ITA Kouchnerev-Karasev RUS 15-12 0:53
27 03 Sep Holden-Chaloupka CAN Maia-Brenha POR 15-12 0:50
28 03 Sep Dieckmann Ch.-Dieckmann M. GER Anton-Pomerenke GER 15-9 0:40
29 03 Sep Velasco-De Jesus PUR Blanton-Fonoimoana USA 9-15 0:42
30 03 Sep Kubala-Palinek CZE Jodard-Znatchkowsky FRA 15-3 0:21
31 03 Sep Raffaelli-Pimponi ITA Seuseu-Eade NZL 8-15 0:32
32 03 Sep Sinjin Smith-Luyties USA Noguchi-Morikawa JPN 15-6 0:39
Loser are ranked 17th
33 04 Sep Jan-Paulão BRA Henkel-Wong USA 8-15 0:40
34 04 Sep Lione-Ghiurghi ITA Yoyi Rodriguez-Luna ESP 15-7 0:43
35 04 Sep Holden-Chaloupka CAN Ahmann-Hager GER 15-11 0:42
36 04 Sep Dieckmann Ch.-Dieckmann M. GER Kiraly-Whitmarsh USA 5-15 0:30
37 04 Sep Blanton-Fonoimoana USA Pará-Guilherme BRA 15-5 0:32
38 04 Sep Kubala-Palinek CZE Kjemperud-Hoidalen NOR 8-15 0:34
39 04 Sep Seuseu-Eade NZL Bosma-Diez ESP 6-15 0:45
40 04 Sep Sinjin Smith-Luyties USA Salema-Baracetti ARG 15-13 1:02
Round 3
41 04 Sep Zé Marco-Ricardo BRA Child-Heese CAN 15-12 0:53
42 04 Sep Kvalheim-Maaseide NOR Ian Clark-Boullianne USA 12-15 0:57
43 04 Sep Zahner-Prosser AUS M.Laciga-P.Laciga SUI 12-15 0:50
44 04 Sep Martinez-Conde ARG Emanuel-Loiola BRA 15-11 1:00
Loser are ranked 13th
45 04 Sep Henkel-Wong USA Lione-Ghiurghi ITA 15-9 0:46
46 04 Sep Holden-Chaloupka CAN Kiraly-Whitmarsh USA 8-15 0:27
47 04 Sep Blanton-Fonoimoana USA Kjemperud-Hoidalen NOR 15-7 0:30
48 04 Sep Bosma-Diez ESP Sinjin Smith-Luyties USA 17-15 1:00
Loser are ranked 9th
49 05 Sep Henkel-Wong USA Kvalheim-Maaseide NOR 15-10 0:55
50 05 Sep Kiraly-Whitmarsh USA Child-Heese CAN 15-8 0:50
51 05 Sep Blanton-Fonoimoana USA Emanuel-Loiola BRA 5-15 0:30
52 05 Sep Bosma-Diez ESP Zahner-Prosser AUS 15-8 0:48
Round 4
53 05 Sep Zé Marco-Ricardo BRA Ian Clark-Boullianne USA 5-15 0:35
54 05 Sep M.Laciga-P.Laciga SUI Martinez-Conde ARG 13-15 0:43
Loser are ranked 7th
55 05 Sep Henkel-Wong USA Kiraly-Whitmarsh USA 3-15 0:34
56 05 Sep Emanuel-Loiola BRA Bosma-Diez ESP 15-9 0:47
Loser are ranked 5th
57 05 Sep Kiraly-Whitmarsh USA M.Laciga-P.Laciga SUI 17-15 0:55
58 05 Sep Emanuel-Loiola BRA Zé Marco-Ricardo BRA 16-14 0:59
Semi-finals
59 06 Sep Ian Clark-Boullianne USA Kiraly-Whitmarsh USA 13-15 0:45
60 06 Sep Martinez-Conde ARG Emanuel-Loiola BRA 3-15 0:26
Final 3rd Place
61 06 Sep Ian Clark-Boullianne USA Martinez-Conde ARG 16-14 1:10
Final 1st Place
62 06 Sep Kiraly-Whitmarsh USA Emanuel-Loiola BRA 0-2 (4-12, 10-12) 1:10

PARTICIPATING TEAMS

Tenerife, Spain Open, 03-06 September1998

The Participating Teams

Main Draw (03-06 Sept.)

Pos. Team name Ctry. Points Seed
  Martinez-Conde ARG 2,584  
  Salema-Baracetti ARG 1,824  
  Zahner-Prosser AUS 1,660  
  Pará-Guilherme BRA 3,304  
  Jan-Paulão BRA 1,552  
  Emanuel-Loiola BRA 2,670  
  Child-Heese CAN 2,058  
  Holden-Chaloupka CAN 776  
  Kubala-Palinek CZE 1,372  
  Bosma-Diez ESP 1,734  
  Yoyi Rodriguez-Luna ESP 123  
  Jodard-Znatchkowsky FRA 458  
  Ahmann-Hager GER 1,697  
  Dieckmann Ch.-Dieckmann M. GER 916  
  Lione-Ghiurghi ITA 1,263  
  Kvalheim-Maaseide NOR 2,930  
  Kjemperud-Hoidalen NOR 1,162  
  Maia-Brenha POR 1,396  
  M.Laciga-P.Laciga SUI 2,656  
  Sinjin Smith-Luyties USA 1,141  
  Henkel-Wong USA 1,172  
  Blanton-Fonoimoana USA 1,027  
  Kiraly-Whitmarsh USA 636  
  Ian Clark-Boullianne USA    

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 ( 01-02 Sept.)

 

Pos. Team name Ctry. Points Seed
1 Zé Marco-Ricardo BRA 2,273 2,101
2 Pakosta-Dzavoronok CZE 718 818
3 Kouchnerev-Karasev RUS 626 596
4 Guissart-Deulofeu FRA 700 568
5 Seuseu-Eade NZL 418 544
6 Raffaelli-Pimponi ITA 649 527
7 Leitner-Stamm AUT 564 450
8 Vesti-Egger M. SUI 395 432
9 Grigolo-Sanguanini ITA 499 298
10 Velasco-De Jesus PUR 412 292
11 Anton-Pomerenke GER 302 286
12 Canet-Hamel FRA 348 276
13 Noguchi-Morikawa JPN 258 264
14 Anfilloff-Schacht AUS 233 229
15 Bachorski-Bulkowski POL 127 180
16 Ibarra-Garcia MEX 96 154
17 Delfosse-Kempenaers BEL 100 144
18 Gorbenko-Ermichin RUS 54 130
19 Jackson-Sotelo MEX 85 119
20 Berg-Dahl SWE 56 114
21 Barrionuevo-Guemberena ARG 112 112
22 Kolesnik-M.Bouralev RUS 65 74
23 Teixeira-Pedrosa POR 24 40
24 Milian Carvajal-Sanchez CUB 22 30
25 Kawai-Ozawa T. JPN 33 30
26 Camarero-Lago ESP 30 30
27 Salvi-Rolando ITA 32 23
28 João Silva-Jorge Alves POR   4
29 Rodriguez-Galindo ESP    
30 Martinez Serrano-Correa ESP    
31 Curbelo-Vera A. ESP    
32 Raheim-Skarlund NOR    
33 Velazquez-Aubelo ESP    
34 Naranjo Hernandez-Vera F. ESP    
35 Andersson-Magnusson SWE    
36 Braeckmans-Ix BEL 2  

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