Pairs Announced For FIVB Long Beach Presidents Cup Exhibition

  1 Carly DeMarque | June 21st, 2017 | Beach, FIVB World Tour, News, Pro Beach

2017 FIVB Long Beach Presidents Cup

  • July 12-16
  • Long Beach, California
  • Double-gender

The teams have been announced for the upcoming event in Long Beach Presidents Cup, that will be hosted by the FIVB from July 12-16. The tournament will host eight USA teams, per gender, with them facing some of the top-eight international teams in the games.

The Format of the tournament will feature two pools of four USA teams and two pools of four international teams. Following the conclusion of this round, the top two squads from each pool will advance to a single-elimination bracket. These single-elimination brackets will continue to be split between USA teams and international crews. This formatting sets up USA versus international medal matches.

USA Teams


Walsh Jennings and April Ross have the potential to meet up in this tournament, following their breakup. The two are both entered in the FIVB World Tour event in Porec, which is two weeks prior to this event, but their chances of meeting up are higher in this formatting.

Sweat and Summer Ross are looking to continue their great season with some tough competition in Long Beach. Hughes and Claes have been silently back in the back throughout the past few World Tour events, but still finishing up high enough to begin making a name for themselves.


Dalhausser/Lucena recently took the first place position at the FIVB World Tour event in Moscow and are looking to keep their dominance on the sand going. In addition, the two have finished in first place in two of the three AVP Tour stops so far.

Patterson/Brunner are consistently finishing in a high position at all tournament they compete in, while Gibb/Taylor Crabb just took the top spot at the AVP Tour stop in New York.

International Teams


As of July 19, Franca/Antunes are now ranked at number two in the FIVB World Tour rankings, but first overall in the FIVB World Rankings. As far as top-10 teams go in the tournament (FIVB World Rankings), there are two other teams competing that are on the list – Sude/Laboureur (#2) and Ludwig/Walkenhorst (#4).


On the FIVB World Tour, Filho/Santos are now ranked third on the list, but sit back at #7 in the World Rankings. The pair began the season with a victory at the FIVB World Tour event in Fort Lauderdale. Gavira/Herrera are the only other team to rank in the top-10 on the international side of the competition, sitting at #4 in the World Rankings.

Broadcast Schedule

The matches will air on ESPN Networks throughout the tournament.

The matches on July 13-14 will be aired on ESPN3 while switching over the ESPN2 for the 2 and 3 PM PT matches on July 14. On July 15, the women’s semifinals will air live on ESPN2, bronze medal on ESPN3 and the finals on ESPN. On July 16, the men’s bronze medal match will air on ESPN3 with the finals airing live on ESPN2.


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Alex Ranghieri/Marco Caminati (Spain) are from Italy ))

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Carly DeMarque has been involved with competitive volleyball for the majority of her life, playing competitively at the club and collegiate level for 15 years and coaching club for five. Now a retired Division I volleyball athlete out of McNeese State University, she continues her volleyball enthusiasm by stepping back into …

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