of the 2004 dates
Big revolutions for the International Beach Volley Tournament of
Lausanne: first because of the dates as it will take place earlier,
because of the Olympic Games in Athens, i.e. 4th August to 8th August;
then because of the formula as a Women Challenger will be held during
this same event.
the winners are...
...Heuscher-Kobel with 21-14 and 21-14. The world ranking logic
was respected in this game which closes this 14th edition of the Swiss
Life International Beach Volley Tournament, probably the best ever.
Kjemperud-Hoidalen (NOR) couldn't make the difference against Heyer-Egger
(SUI). Losing 21-12 and 21-15, the Norge give the home public two swiss
teams on the podium.
- Switzerland in final
New surprise by the italian team Galli F.-Fenili: they easily beat
world seed number 8, the Norge Kjemperud-Hoidalen, 21-17 and 21-15.
In the other semi-final, the world logic has been respected, but not
without pain and sweat. Though, Heyer-Egger left a doubt in Heuscher-Kobel's
head till the end by only losing 21-23 in the hard fought second set.
Results are online now.
are the semi-finalists
The first three top seeds will meet on Sunday August 17th on the
sand of Vidy-Coubertin in Lausanne in the semi finals that will start
at 11:30 a.m. Heuscher-Kobel (SUI - World Ranking # 6) will play against
another Swiss teams: Heyer-Egger (World Ranking # 11). In the second
semi-final, the Norge Kjemperud-Hoidalen (World Ranking # 8) will have
to give they have versus the surprising Italians Galli F.-Fenili. Results
of 16 starts now
Gscheidle-Vesti (SUI) finally won their ticket for the round of
16 by beating the American
team Kiedaisch-Ho. Otherwise, the three top seeds won all their games
and might therefore play only on Sunday against each other. Note that
the Swiss team Viollier-Pasquali will still play this afternoon. Results
number 4 has trouble...
Surprise for one top seed: Gscheidle-Vesti (SUI) lost their second
match today versus the Italians Galli-Fenili (15-11 in the final third
set). Therefore, the top seed number 4 has to win against the American
to hope being qualified for the next round. The three top seeds (in
the correct order Heuscher-Kobel, Kjemperud-Hoidalen and Heyer-Egger),
easily won their games during this first day of the Main Draw. All the
results are online now.
Roethlisberger-Dougoud and Kertai-Schnider qualified
While the Swiss teams Heuscher-Kobel, Heyer-Egger and Gscheidle-Vesti
can acceed directly to the Main Draw, which starts on Friday 15th, 9
Swiss teams have played a Qualification Tournament, the host country
allowed to make 6 teams play in the Main Draw. Schuetz-Reinmann, Roethlisberger-Dougoud
and Kertai-Schnider have successfully passed this Qualification Competition.
Volley night @ the Amnesia Club
On Saturday August 16th a Beach Volley night will start at 11:00
p.m. at the Amnesia
Club in Lausanne. This will be a good oportunity to remain in the
beach mood, but also to dance or to have a drink with your favorit player!
in Lausanne Cités
Our press partner, Lausanne
Cités, talks about our tournament, about its origines, about
its goals and also about what you will find there in 2003. In French
press release available now (french and german only)
The first Swiss Life International Beach Volley Tournament press
release is available in the media
section. You will find it in french as well as in german. And a printer
friendly version (pdf) is also available. Have fun reading it !
game : Yves Detrey (Alinghi) will play on Saturday
Yves Detrey (Team Alinghi) will support the Foundation
Pass the baton on 16th August at 7:00 p.m. by playing against an
LHC (Lausanne Hockey Club) selection. He needs your applause ! More
game : Anne-Catherine Lyon returns
As last year, Anne-Catherine Lyon (State Councillor) will play on
the sand of Vidy, but this time to promote organ donation through the
the baton. Kevin Widmer (athletics) will also be there on Sunday.
More information here !
of our tournament on FIVB.org
page, you will find a presentation of the Swiss Life International
Beach Volley Tournament made by the FIVB.
game: some celebrities already announced
Already three people announced that they will be playing for a good
cause during an exhibition game of our tournament. Saturday we'll have
the honour to welcome Dano Halsall (swimming). And on Sunday, Gregory
Martinetti (wrestling) and Oscar Tosato (Deputy Mayor of Lausanne) will
touch the sand of Lausanne between the second semi-final and the bronze
final. More infos about this event here.
of our event...
If you have any way to promote our event on a web site, anywhere in
the world, we created a banner. This way, our visual indentity is respected,
but more important your work is a lot simplified. Thus below you will
find the official banner of the 2003 Swiss Life International Beach
Volley Tournament. Thank you in advance for your help.
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