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Semi-Finals are Set for the SWATCH FIVB World Championships 2009

Posted by on Friday, 3 July, 2009
American Angie Akers stretches for the Mikasa in an elimination win Friday against Germany

American Angie Akers stretches for the Mikasa in an elimination win Friday against Germany. Photo courtesy of FIVB

Three American teams (April Ross/Jen Kessy, Tyra Turner/Angie Akers and Nicole Branagh/Elaine Youngs) started the day at the SWATCH FIVB World Championships in Stavanger, but only one team advances to the semi-finals, April Ross and Jen Kessy.

April Ross and Jen Kessy advanced by defeating fellow Americans Tyra Turner and Angie Akers, 17-21, 21-12, 15-9, while Branagh and Youngs ended their tournament with a loss to Brazilians Shelda Bede and Ana Paula Connelly, 17-21, 22-20, 15-12.


Official Statistics For All 208 Matches at 2009 SWATCH FIVB World Championships Stavanger

Posted by on Wednesday, 1 July, 2009
SWATCH FIVB World Championships - Top statistical leaders are April Ross (left, serving speed) and Jen Kessy (hitting percentage) of the United States

SWATCH FIVB World Championships – Top statistical leaders are April Ross (left, serving speed) and Jen Kessy (hitting percentage) of the United States. Photo courtesy of FIVB

Press Release:

For the first time in the history of the world championships of Beach Volleyball and just the second time in the history of the SWATCH FIVB World Tour, official statistics are being kept for all matches for both genders (208 total) in the 2009 SWATCH FIVB World Championships being presented by ConocoPhillips through this Sunday in Stavanger, Norway.

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For all pool play matches and single-elimination matches, statistics being kept include Service Aces, Service Errors, Attacks, Kills, Hitting Percentage (calculated by kills minus errors divided by total attacks), Digs, Blocks and the fastest serves on the SWATCH Centre Court.

see full press release…

There’s an impressive wealth of information available. Check them out at Beach Volleyball Database.