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Beach returns

Posted by devo on October 28, 2009

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After a layoff of more than six weeks, the SWATCH FIVB World Tour concludes its 2009 calendar with Beach Volleyball events in China and Thailand starting this week in the Chinese province of Hainan for the US$380,000 Sanya Open presented by Olympic Bay. … Nearly 120 men’s and women’s teams from 33 countries have entered the Sanya Open … more@fivb

Australia will be represented in the men’s draw by Boehm and McHugh, who are ranked 5th in the men’s qualification draw which will be held tomorrow. (originally posted 26/10/09)

UPDATE 2: The guys have been given a bye in the first round of qulification. They play the second round later today. A win will see them into the main draw.

  • Boehm-McHugh AUS [5] def Hasegawa-Inoue JPN [12] 2-0 (21-11, 21-15)

UPDATE 3: Main Draw – round 1 – results

  • Thiago-Benjamin BRA [5] def Boehm-McHugh AUS [28] 2-0 (22-20, 21-16)

UPDATE 4: Main Draw – Loser Ranked 25th

  • Boehm-McHugh AUS [28] lost to Lucena-Keenan USA [12] 0-2 (18-21, 17-21) And that, unfortunately, is the end of their tournament.

5 Responses to “Beach returns”

  1. al said

    Looks like there is a new Mikasa being used in China.

    Anybody heard anything about it?

    I’m not necessarily in the loop but I wonder if the players had an opportunity to trial it before the tournament.

  2. Neil Cocks said


    The ball you saw in China is only being trialled on a limited basis and is not in production at this time.

    Neil Cocks
    Mikasa Sports Australia

  3. al said

    Thanks for the info Neil.

    It looks pretty cool in the photos.

    I’ll be interested to hear what the players think about it.


  4. Ezra said

    at least they made the main draw… it’s been awhile since someone other than Josh has made the main draw

    • markleb said

      Sam and Chris have made several maindraws this season with a best of 17th at one of the Polish events.

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