Sax on the Beach – World Champs blog2017-08-11 10:18:00 | Ben Saxton
In his latest blog, Ben reflects on the World Champs...
In his latest blog, Ben reflects on the World Champs...
The FIVB Beach Volleyball World Championships presented by A1 – DONE!
Brazilians reflect on golden Vienna adventure
Red Bull Beach Arena. 10,000 Austrian fans. One silver medal for Clemens Doppler and Alex Horst
Evandro/Andre clinch world title
They missed out on the gold and silver prizes, but Russia were still smiling on the Danube Island
Dear Tom, thank you for the music… you will be missed
Doppler/Horst reach the final – but will there be gold at the end of the rainbow?
Krasilnikov and Liamin were helpless to stop the Austrian charge
Evandro/Andre handle the weather well to beat the wildcards
Dutch wildcards set for bronze battle after Brazil defeat
Four teams remain, but only one will leave the Danube Island with the honor of being world champion
Clemens Doppler and Alex Horst reach the semi-finals of their home World Championships
Laura and Kira react to Vienna gold
German duo complete the set to take the title on the Danube Island
Gold may not have fallen their way, but that didn't stop the Americans from smiling on Red Bull Beach Arena
Talita and Larissa take World Championships bronze in a three-set thriller
Wildcards they may be, but the Dutch stars are World Championship semi-finalists
Andre/Evandro fight back again to book last four place
Ludwig/Walkenhorst and Fendrick/Ross do battle to be crowned world champions
Lauren Fendrick and April Ross aiming for top prize
Top form eluded Pavan and Humana-Paredes, though a bronze prize could come their way
10,000 fans packed in to Red Bull Beach Arena to celebrate an Austrian success in Vienna
Ludwig/Walkenhorst too hot for Larissa/Talita
The World Championship specialists missed out on a place in the last eight
Nick Lucena and Phil Dalhausser call on all of their experience to get past Aussies
Just months since their partnership started, the Dutch pair are World Championship quarterfinalists
The seventh seeds have been on top form so far in this competition, but they are confident they still have another level to get to
Olympic semifinal rematch set for Saturday
Reigning Olympic and world champions lost to Saxton/Schalk
Ala Łokuciejewska’s #WorldChampsVienna story
Canadians dump out reigning Olympic and World champions
From 19-14 down to a first-set win, Brazil delivered a comeback they won't forget in a hurry
We're at the business end of the competition, so make sure you don't miss this Friday action
Tom van Walle and Dries Koekelkoren stun injured Dutch
The quarterfinals have so far eluded them, but there is no better place to write the wrongs than in Vienna
Pedlow/Schachter make it a four-some day for Canada
They had taken a one-set lead, but Kolocova and Kvapoliva are on their way home from Vienna
Kelly Claes and Sara Hughes lose – but get acclaim from Laura Ludwig
They love the World Championships - but just how far can the Qatar team go in Austria?
Business as usual on Red Bull Beach Arena for top seeds
Massive win for McHugh/Schumann!
They did it the hard way, but is this a performance of champions?
NORCECA rivalry goes Bansley and Wilkerson’s way
Two teams take victories just moments apart in Vienna
Germans looking ahead to last-eight after Finland win
It’s crunch time as the knockout round continue at the World Championships
They’ll be no Agatha or Barbara in the final this year…
A last-16 place awaits for Hüberli and Betschart
Relaxation paves the way for victory for Cuba in Vienna
More national German pride at stake on the Danube Island
The Germans recovered from a four-point first set deficit to keep their hopes alive
219 tough minutes on court have taken Kolocova and Kvapilova to the last-16
It’ll be Austria v Austria for a place in the last 32
Austrian home favorites reach lucky loser round on Red Bull Beach Arena
Naidoo and Williams desperate to make sure this World Championships experience won't be their last
A new World Championships experience has given them the taste for top action, one they are hopeful can keep developing
Suzanne Lowry’s #WorldChampsVienna story
Romain Grosjean left impressed by Danube Island
Mustn’t miss matches on Wednesday on the Danube Island
The battle for top spot in the men’s pools continued on Tuesday
Agatha and Barbara face a fight to retain their crowd in women’s elimination
An all-German affair awaits while the top and fourth seeds will face teams who progressed via the lucky losers stage
Ermacora/Pristauz remain in the running on home sand
Indonesian Ade Rachmawan looks back on world champs experience with fondness
A stunning victory over America took them through to the last 32 - if only they had known it!
Larissa and Talita have blitzed their way to the knockout stages, but is there more still to come from the tournament favorites?
Teresa Strauss is aiming for the top
Sophie van Gestel and Dutch partner Madelein Meppelink overcome the defending champion to reach the knockouts
Laboureur and Sude have been in top form so far to reach the knockout stages
Tournament will go on for Caribbean duo
Halfway beckons, but which teams will secure their places in the last 32?
Olympic champs and Poreč heroes end the day on a high
Krystina Kolocova and Michala Kvapilova are on fire!
Barbora Hermannová and Marketa Sluková are looking to write the wrongs of recent World Championships past
Italians Menegatti/Perry are out of the World Champs
Two teams, one country and a lot of passionate support on the Red Bull Beach Arena
Hernan Humana’s #WorldChampsVienna
One change of Brazilian tactics spelled checkmate for the home favorites
Daneil Williams and Marlon Phillip want to stay smiling at the Danube Island
The scoreline may not give them credit, but the host team gave the Brazilians a scare
Their Viennese odyssey may be over, but that didn’t stop Radarong/Udomchavee from enjoying their time in Austria
It’s a sizzler out there – stay safe
Do. Not. Miss. These!
Doppler/Horst ease into the knockout rounds
Larissa and Talita thrive in the heat to secure a second win
Hüberli/Betschart book knockout place – but now they want top spot!
With temperatures soaring, sometimes extreme measures are needed to play at your best on the court
Lynn Simmons #WorldChampsVienna story
Bieneck and Schneider have had a stellar 2017 to date, but can they convert that to the World Championship stage?
The Canadians upset Austria in a three-set epic on the Red Bull Beach Arena
Samoilovs/Smedins playing it cool on the Danube Island
Flier and van Iersel may have been a late addition, but they are making their World Champs count
The action continues to come thick and fast!
An all United States match graced Red Bull Beach Arena on the second day of competition
Austrians mighty close to huge upset on Red Bull Beach Arena
Alex Prietzel’s #WorldChampsVienna story
The home favorites make the knockout stages with a second win of the competition
Thomas Bach serves it up on the Red Bull Beach Arena
Andrea and Claudia take to the stage in the Red Bull Beach Arena
Mozambique duo hail Olympic champs
An all-German affair saw the Olympic champions prevail in front of a packed crowd
Reigning champ reflects on meeting with Mozambique’s Nguvo/Tovela
He used to watch him on TV, but nothing could prepare Patrick Lombi from facing hero Paolo Nicolai in the World Championships
American reveals she was coming to Vienna anyway…
A new A1 World Champs Beach Move is heading to the Red Bull Beach Arena!
Makokha and Too have made history with their country’s first appearance at a World Championships
They may be separated by 15 years, but Agatha admits she is still learning from her junior Duda
Our expert picks five mustn’t miss matches on Saturday at the Danube Island
Austrians roared onto victory by raucous Red Bull Beach Arena
April Ross, winner in 2009, went up against 2013 champion Xue Chen in the Red Bull Beach Arena
Saxton/Schalk come out on top in all-Canadian clash
Giulia’s #WorldChampsVienna story
A raucous Red Bull Beach Arena paves the way for a Friday victory for the hosts
They may be rookies, but Hughes and Claes are dreaming big in the World Championships
Copacabana heroes get their opening #WorldChampsVienna win
Australian quartet get their competition underway with some familiar faces on the other side of the net
First game on the Red Bull Beach Arena goes the Brazilians way
Pavan and Humana-Paredes come to Vienna on the crest of a wave after a stellar 2017
Home stars can’t wait to get out on the sand at #WorldChampsVienna
How much do you know about the Beach Volleyball World Championships?
Austrian veteran can’t wait to get started on home sand
Check out these fantastic five games on the first day of the World Champs
Excitement not pressure the focus for home heroes Ermacora and Pristauz
Canadian star gives thoughts about of the World Championships
Our insider gives you the lowdown on where to party in Vienna during the World Champs
Your summer just got that much hotter! Get your playlists ready.
Makokha/Too have come to Vienna to compete, not just to participate.
It’s our final preview – women’s pools J, K and L!
Men’s pools J, K and L get the preview treatment
Injury puts pay to Lobato’s World Championship chances
Time to take a look at the women’s pools G, H and I in Vienna
American star looking at the bigger picture
Olympic heroes gunning for unprecedented back-to-back world titles in Vienna
It’s time to feature the men from pools G, H and I at the World Championships
Injury rules out three-time champ
We focus on the World Championships women’s pools D, E and F
We take a closer look at men’s pools D, E and F ahead of the World Championships
Teams warm-up for this week with podium finishes in Poland
Our guide to getting to the Danube Island
It’s like German, but it is not.
Women’s pools A-C go under the microscope
We preview all 24 pools ahead of the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Championships presented by A1 in Vienna.
The Red Bull Beach Arena gets a special delivery…
Book your spot for the medal matches before it’s too late!
Historic success, administrative barriers and a little help from Austria
Perfect preparation for players before Vienna kick-off
World Champs wildcards given the chance to compete
Come out and see the stars on the eve of the biggest beach volleyball tournament!
Who plays who, where and when at the Danube Island
Rising stars Ermacora/Pristauz given World Champs chance
German pool party at #WorldChampsVienna
Pre-draw placement for World Championships
Wildcards Varenhorst/Van Garderen aiming big at the World Champs
The weird and wonderful
Find out who’s heading to the Danube Island…
The beach apartment in Vienna
Here’s our golden girls!
Win two tickets for to the Fête Impériale at the Spanish Riding School Vienna
Jump right in!
Atual campeã Olímpica e mundial, dupla brasileira pode fazer história com título na capital austríaca em agosto
The full line-up for Vienna is almost, almost complete!
Crème de la crème of beach stars confirmed for Vienna
World’s best confirmed for World Championships
Gonzales/Nivaldo have big goals for the World Championships
Seriously, just don’t even bother
Could this be your perfect summer job?
New team Plesiutschnig/Rimser are ready to fly the flag for Austria
Qatar, Iran, Indonesia and Australia seal Danube Island place
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Rudig Brothers bring the noise
Austria and Cuba dominating Langkawi tournament
In Xiamen, it's all about important points for the Austrian men
Lorenz Petutschnig and Xandi Huber want to become Austria’s number two team
Danny Wood is new coach of Schwaiger/Schützenhöfer
2007 champ Phil Dalhausser wants to add to his medal collection in Vienna this summer
2016 golden girls Kira Walkenhorst and Laura Ludwig are eyeing the final piece of the jigsaw
Beach volleyball’s showpiece tournament is off to Austria