are known Fred-Cunha BRA, after a 2-0 victory against
compatriots Duarte-Brazão BRA, will meet Gabathuler-Wenger
SUI this afternoon at 5:00 p.m. in the final. The latter won against
the pair Schuetz-Schnider with a thight score: 18-21, 21-18, 15-13.
rich in suspense On the men's side, seed n°1,
the Brasilians Fred - Cunha stayed on the winning streak by beating
the dutch pair M. Backer – Rademaker (2-0). At the same time,
the swiss pair Gabathuler – Wenger went on on the surprise
streak by beating the 2nd brasilian pair seeded 2nd, Duarte –
Brazão, 2 sets to 1.
But the Brasilians Duarte – Brazão rebounded by eliminating
the norvegian pair K. Goranson – Skarlund (2-0), qualifiing
for the first semi-final where they will play their fellow countryman.
Other surprise, the one by the swiss pair Schütz – Schnider,
which ent through the loser's bracket beating compatriots Viollier
– Pasquali (2-0) and the dutch pair M. Backer – Rademaker
(2-1), qualifiing for the second semi-final where they will also
play their fellow countryman Gabathuler – Wenger !
Switzerland and Brazil are therefore sur to be on the podium tomorrow
afternoon. On the women's side,
the swiss pair Forrer-Skrivan almost made the exploit twice, in
the semi-final first, leaving the victory to the norvegian Wiig
– Josefsen only after the hard fought 3rd set (21-11, 19-21,
13-15), reapeated scenario in the small final where they lost for
the 3rd spot against the austrian team Montagnolli – Swoboda
(18-21, 21-17, 14-16).
The suspense was less present during the big final where the dutch
pair Keizer – Mooren beated in 2 sets the norvegian pair Wiig
– Josefsen (21-18, 21-15).
women's side, finalists are known Wiig-Josefsen NOR  will play against Keizer-Mooren
NED  at 5:00 p.m. this afternoon in the final. The Dutch won
2-0 against seed n°1 Montagnolli-Swoboda AUT 30-28, 21-17. In
the other semi-final, the supens lasted until 15-13 in the third
set where Forrer-Skrivan SUI  almost made the surpriseing win.
[seeds in brackets]
for Friday On the men's side, the
first day of the Main Draw saw, without any surprise, the seed n°1
of the tournament, the Brazilians Fred - Cunha, easily win against
the german pair Beck - Winter (21-13, 21-14), then against the Americans
Quinn – Fischer (21-11, 21-13).
Same ease for the second brazilian pair, seed n°2, Duarte –
Brazão, which also didn't make any mistake, by beating the
Swiss Waelchli – Bär (21-11, 21-15), then the Austrian
Nausch – Steinhöker (21-11, 21-16).
On the swiss side, the team Gabathuler – Wenger made a surprise
by beating two pairs better seeded in the FIVB classification: the
Norge K. Goranson – Skarlund (21-17, 20-22, 20-18) and the
Swiss Schütz – Schnider (21-19, 17-21, 15-10).
The Dutch M. Backer – Rademaker, seed n° 4, won against
Norway twice by beating Wisloff – Hellum (21-18, 21-18) and
Engvik – Kleivenes (21-15, 21-17, 16-14).
The men Main Draw continues tomorrow at 11:00 a.m. on Vidy-Coubertin.
On the women's side, home towner
Annik Skrivan, playing with Isabelle Forrer from St-Gallen, continues
to star in front of its public. After a difficult first set in the
first game, this swiss pair won against the Dutch Keizer –
Mooren (22-20, 21-12). This nice victory offers them a deserved
spot in the semi-finals.
The other semi-finalists confirmed are the austrian pair Montagnolli
– Swoboda, which won against the German Deister – Müller
(21-19, 21-14) and the dutch team Keizer – Mooren which won
against the Swiss Trüssel – Erni (21-11, 21-17).
And the last semi-finalists, the Norge Wiig – Josefsen, came
back from the loser's bracket by beating the italian team Chiavaro
– Malerba (21-16, 21-17) and the German Deister – Müller
of the first day First day of the Women's Tournament, which saw
the austrian team Montagnolli – Swoboda stand out, seed n°
1, making no mistake against one of the swiss teams, Rohrer –
Schwer. The best swiss pair, Trüssel – Erni, lost against
the german pair Deister – Müller, the latter showing
the good level of the tournament.
But the honour is saved on, thanks to Forer - Skrivan, seed n°
7, who pushed to norvegian pair, Wiig - Josefsen, in the looser's
bracket. Let's also note the foultlee tournament of the dutch pair
Keizer – Mooren, seed n°3.
The Women Main Draw goes on tomorrow starting at 1:00 p.m..
On the men's side, serious things start tomorrow at 9:00 a.m. on
the beach courts of Vidy – Coubertin.
brasilian pairs and one olympic team signed up This year, the International beach volley tournament
- Lausanne is pleased to have three three brasilian teams: Fred/Pedro
Cunha, Fabinho/Bruno and Pedro Grael/Marcello. And, for tha last
official FIVB tournament before Athenes' Olympic Games, the south-african
Rorich-Pockock, qualified for this international event of the year,
will also play in Lausanne.
August 7th : Official After Party at the D ! Club in Lausanne Saturday August 7th, Official After Beach Volley
Party at the D ! Club, Place de l'Europe, in Lausanne : from 11:30
p.m. to 1:00 a.m., free entrance for all spectators of the International
Beach Volley Tournament. If you attend the women finals and the
matches of the men Main Draw, you will hear the password which will
allow you to enter the D ! Club for free.
on the "Services industriels" stand Win a notebook, a web access by the cable and
plenty of other stuff, on the "Services industriels" stand.
teams signed up In the Competition
section, you'll find the first teams who signed up in the International
Beach Volley Tournament - Lausanne. Note that those lists may change
in the following weeks.
web site on-line and promotion of our event...
The new web site of the International Beach Volley Tournament -
Lausanne is on line from today on. And if you have any way to promote
our event on a web site, anywhere in the world, we have created
a banner. This way, our visual identity is respected, but more important
your work is a lot simplified. Thus below you will find the official
banner of the 2004 International Beach Volley Tournament - Lausanne.
Thank you in advance for your help.