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Volleyball Canada – The Commonwealth Games inaugural beach volleyball tournament preliminary round is over, and the competition will heat up on Tuesday with the beginning of the knockout stage at Coolangatta Beach in Australia’s Gold Coast, Queensland.

Pool play wrapped up on Monday, with both of Canada’s teams going undefeated so far to win their pools.  On Monday, Sam Pedlow and Sam Schachter defeated Scotland 2-0, and women’s team of Melissa Humana-Paredes and Sarah Pavan beat England 2-0. 

Get full results, statistics, schedules and more on the official Gold Coast 2018 website.  In Canada, the Commonwealth Games is available for viewing on DAZN.

Each of the men’s and women’s events included 12 teams in three pools of four for the first phase. The top two of each pool and the best two of the third-ranked teams advance to Tuesday’s quarterfinals, which are followed by semifinals on April 11 and the medals matches on April 12.

Note that the Gold Coast is 15 hours ahead of Eastern time.

Men’s Quarterfinals, all times local :
11:00 Apostolou/Chrysostomou (CYP) v Pedlow/Schachter (CAN)
12:00 Brodzki/Cook (SCO) v Gregory/Sheaf (ENG)
17:00 O’Dea/O’Dea (NZL) v Stewart/Williams (TTO)
19:30 McHugh/Schumann (AUS) v Kamara/Lombi (SLE)

Women’s Quarterfinals, all times local :
15:00 Matauatu/Pata (VAN) v Grimson/Palmer (ENG)
16:00 Artacho del Solar/Clancy (AUS) v Mutatsimpundu/Nzayisenga (RWA)
20:30 Polley/Wills (NZL) v Angelopoulou/Konstantinou (CYP)
21:30 Beattie/Coutts (SCO) v Humana-Paredes/Pavan (CAN)

Women’s Team
Melissa Humana-Paredes, Toronto, Ontario
Sarah Pavan, Kitchener, Ontario
Coaching staff on site: Steve Anderson

Men’s Team
Sam Schachter, Richmond Hill, Ontario
Sam Pedlow, Barrie, Ontario
Coaching staff on site: Ahren Cadieux

Photo: Dan Galbraith, Commonwealth Games Canada

For further information:
Commonwealth Games Canada
Sylvie Bigras
Communications Chief – Team Canada 2018
AUS #: +61 042 2445960
Volleyball Canada
Jackie Skender
Director, Communications
Commonwealth Games Canada (CGC) is the international franchise holder for the Commonwealth Games and Commonwealth movement in Canada, and an active, contributing member of the Canadian sport community. The mission of CGC is to strengthen sport within Canada and throughout the Commonwealth by participating in the Commonwealth Games and by using sport as a development tool. Visit for information.
Volleyball Canada is the National Sport Organization for volleyball, and has approximately 64,000 registered participants. Volleyball Canada fosters the growth and development of the sport in Canada, and oversees the national programs for indoor, beach and sitting volleyball. For more information, see