FIVB World Tour
US$600,000 Fort Lauderdale Major, Five Star
February 7 - 11, 2017
(7) Ben Saxton/Chaim Schalk, Canada
 
Ben Saxton
Canada
Photo: FIVB
Personal Info
Birth Date: Nov 21, 1988 (30 yrs old)
Home Town: Calgary
Resides: Calgary
Height: 200 cm (6'7")
Weight: 92 kg (202 lb)
Seasons: 15
Tournaments: 112
Career Wins: 1 (FIVB Sydney 2018)
Career Winnings: US$304,687.50
Chaim Schalk
Canada
Photo: FIVB
Personal Info
Birth Date: Apr 23, 1986 (32 yrs old)
Home Town: Red Deer, Alberta
Resides: Gardena, CA
Height: 196 cm (6'5")
Weight: 88 kg (194 lb)
Seasons: 8
Tournaments: 68
Career Best: 2nd (FIVB Yokohama 2015)
Career Winnings: US$255,712.50
Team Career Summary 
TourPlayed123457913172533Money
FIVB550141711801193 US$505,825.00
Previous Fort Lauderdale Results 
YearPartner - ResultPartner - Result
2015 Chaim Schalk - 7th Ben Saxton - 7th
2018 Grant O'Gorman - 17th Did not play
Recent Results 
TourDateTournamentSeedFinishPointsMoney
FIVB 9/14-18/2016 2016 World Tour Finals Toronto 4 4 0 US$14,000.00
FIVB 8/6-18/2016 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games 16 9   US$0.00
FIVB 7/26-31/2016 A1 Major Klagenfurt 3 3 640 US$32,000.00
FIVB 7/5-10/2016 Gstaad Major 4 9 360 US$11,000.00
FIVB 6/28-7/3/2016 Porec Major 6 3 640 US$32,000.00
FIVB 6/15-19/2016 Poland Grand Slam 5 5 480 US$17,000.00
FIVB 6/7-12/2016 Major Hamburg 11 17 240 US$7,000.00
FIVB 5/24-29/2016 Moscow Grand Slam 10 9 360 US$11,000.00
FIVB 5/17-21/2016 Cincinnati Open 3 9 240 US$2,000.00
FIVB 4/19-23/2016 Fuzhou Open 2 9 240 US$2,000.00
FIVB 4/12-16/2016 Xiamen Open 1 5 300 US$3,375.00
FIVB 4/4-8/2016 Qatar Open 3 25 120 US$800.00
FIVB 3/15-20/2016 Vitória Open 5 17 180 US$1,200.00
FIVB 3/8-13/2016 Rio de Janeiro Grand Slam 8 9 360 US$11,000.00
FIVB 2/23-28/2016 Maceió Open 3 9 240 US$2,000.00
Fort Lauderdale Major Five Star Matches
DateBracketOpponentScoreTime
Wed, 2/8/2017 Pool G Kay Matysik / Alexander Walkenhorst, Germany (26, Q4) Won 21-14, 21-17 0:33
Wed, 2/8/2017 Pool G Esteban Grimalt / Marco Grimalt, Chile (23) Won 21-14, 21-18 0:31
Thu, 2/9/2017 Pool G Daniele Lupo / Paolo Nicolai, Italy (10) Lost 16-21, 17-21 0:26
Thu, 2/9/2017 Winner 1 Nico Beeler / Marco Krattiger, Switzerland (29, Q10) Lost 20-22, 18-21 0:35
Major Series Results 
TourDateTournamentSeedFinishPointsMoney
FIVB 6/2-7/2015 Porec Major Series 16 5 480 US$17,000.00
FIVB 6/9-14/2015 Stavanger Major Series 11 17 240 US$7,000.00
FIVB 7/7-12/2015 Gstaad Major Series 16 9 360 US$11,000.00
FIVB 6/7-12/2016 Major Hamburg 11 17 240 US$7,000.00
FIVB 6/28-7/3/2016 Porec Major 6 3 640 US$32,000.00
FIVB 7/5-10/2016 Gstaad Major 4 9 360 US$11,000.00
FIVB 7/26-31/2016 A1 Major Klagenfurt 3 3 640 US$32,000.00
FIVB 2/7-11/2017 Fort Lauderdale Major Five Star 7 17 240 US$6,000.00
FIVB 6/26-7/2/2017 Porec Major Five Star 14 25 180 US$4,000.00
FIVB 7/3-9/2017 Gstaad Major Five Star 22 17 240 US$6,000.00
Head to Head Results
Saxton/Schalk trail the series against the field 26-31
DateTourTournamentRoundWinning TeamSeedLosing TeamSeedScoreTime
Trail the series against # 1 Dalhausser/Lucena, United States 1-2
7/2/16FIVBPorec Major Winner 3 Saxton/Schalk 6 Dalhausser/Lucena 3 25-23, 21-17 0:39
9/29/15FIVB2015 World Tour Finals Ft. Lauderdale Pool B Dalhausser/Lucena 10 Saxton/Schalk 7 23-21, 21-12 0:34
8/19/15FIVBLong Beach Grand Slam Pool H Dalhausser/Lucena 24 Saxton/Schalk 9 21-15, 21-16 0:34
Series tied with # 2 Samoilovs/Smedins, Latvia 4-4
8/8/16FIVB2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games Pool D Samoilovs/Smedins 9 Saxton/Schalk 16 21-17, 18-21, 15-13 0:55
7/31/16FIVBA1 Major Klagenfurt Semi-Finals Samoilovs/Smedins 1 Saxton/Schalk 3 21-16, 21-18 0:34
7/3/16FIVBPorec Major Bronze Medal Saxton/Schalk 6 Samoilovs/Smedins 5 19-21, 30-28, 20-18 1:01
3/11/16FIVBRio de Janeiro Grand Slam Winner 1 Saxton/Schalk 8 Samoilovs/Smedins 7 21-17, 17-21, 16-14 0:49
7/10/14FIVBGstaad Grand Slam Pool E Saxton/Schalk 21 Samoilovs/Smedins 5 24-22, 18-21, 16-14 0:57
8/23/13FIVBMoscow Grand Slam Pool C Samoilovs/Smedins 3 Saxton/Schalk 14 21-19, 24-22 0:40
7/6/13FIVBStare Jablonki World Championships Winner 2 Saxton/Schalk 40 Samoilovs/Smedins 6 21-15, 21-18 0:34
6/19/13FIVBRome Grand Slam Pool F Samoilovs/Smedins 6 Saxton/Schalk 27, Q9 21-11, 21-13 0:31
Trail the series against # 3 Cerutti/Oscar Schmidt, Brazil 1-8
9/18/16FIVB2016 World Tour Finals Toronto Semi-Finals Cerutti/Oscar Schmidt 1 Saxton/Schalk 4 21-15, 21-18 0:39
6/18/16FIVBPoland Grand Slam Winner 3 Cerutti/Oscar Schmidt 2 Saxton/Schalk 5 21-19, 21-16 0:35
3/11/16FIVBRio de Janeiro Grand Slam Winner 2 Cerutti/Oscar Schmidt 1 Saxton/Schalk 8 26-24, 17-21, 15-12 0:56
10/2/15FIVB2015 World Tour Finals Ft. Lauderdale Pool B Cerutti/Oscar Schmidt 2 Saxton/Schalk 7 21-16, 21-19 0:44
8/30/15FIVBOlsztyn Poland Grand Slam Semi-Finals Cerutti/Oscar Schmidt 1 Saxton/Schalk 10 19-21, 21-19, 15-9 0:48
7/26/15FIVBYokohama Grand Slam Gold Medal Cerutti/Oscar Schmidt 3 Saxton/Schalk 16 21-15, 21-15 0:34
6/5/15FIVBPorec Major Series Pool A Saxton/Schalk 16 Cerutti/Oscar Schmidt 1 21-16, 34-32 0:46
8/21/14FIVBStare Jablonki Grand Slam Pool C Cerutti/Oscar Schmidt 3 Saxton/Schalk 19 19-21, 22-20, 15-11 0:51
7/24/14FIVBASICS World Series of Beach Volleyball Pool C Cerutti/Oscar Schmidt 3 Saxton/Schalk 19 21-12, 21-17 0:36
Lead the series against # 5 Kantor/Losiak, Poland 4-0
9/17/16FIVB2016 World Tour Finals Toronto Winner 2 Saxton/Schalk 4 Kantor/Losiak 6 17-21, 21-12, 15-11 0:42
8/1/14FIVBKlagenfurt Grand Slam Pool H Saxton/Schalk 25 Kantor/Losiak 24, Q4 21-17, 21-19 0:37
6/27/14FIVBStavanger Grand Slam Pool H Saxton/Schalk 24 Kantor/Losiak 25 21-17, 21-10 0:30
7/5/13FIVBStare Jablonki World Championships Winner 1 Saxton/Schalk 40 Kantor/Losiak 38 21-19, 27-29, 15-8 0:58
Trail the series against # 6 Gavira/Herrera, Spain 2-3
4/15/16FIVBXiamen Open Winner 3 Gavira/Herrera 7 Saxton/Schalk 1 21-17, 19-21, 15-8 0:47
8/28/15FIVBOlsztyn Poland Grand Slam Pool G Saxton/Schalk 10 Gavira/Herrera 7 21-15, 21-17 0:31
7/24/15FIVBYokohama Grand Slam Winner 1 Saxton/Schalk 16 Gavira/Herrera 12 21-17, 21-16 0:34
5/1/14FIVBShanghai Grand Slam Pool B Gavira/Herrera 2 Saxton/Schalk 15 21-16, 21-18 0:37
10/24/13FIVBXiamen Grand Slam Pool E Gavira/Herrera 5 Saxton/Schalk 12 25-23, 21-15 0:34
Trail the series against # 10 Lupo/Nicolai, Italy 1-4
2/9/17FIVBFort Lauderdale Major Five Star Pool G Lupo/Nicolai 10 Saxton/Schalk 7 21-16, 21-17 0:26
5/27/16FIVBMoscow Grand Slam Winner 2 Lupo/Nicolai 13 Saxton/Schalk 10 15-21, 21-18, 15-10 0:41
7/24/15FIVBYokohama Grand Slam Winner 2 Saxton/Schalk 16 Lupo/Nicolai 10 22-20, 19-21, 15-11 0:51
7/2/13FIVBStare Jablonki World Championships Pool I Lupo/Nicolai 9 Saxton/Schalk 40 10-21, 21-18, 15-13  
6/13/13FIVBThe Hague Grand Slam Pool E Lupo/Nicolai 12 Saxton/Schalk 28, Q8 21-15, 17-21, 16-14 0:44
Lead the series against # 16 Stoyanovskiy/Yarzutkin, Russia 2-1
5/26/16FIVBMoscow Grand Slam Pool G Saxton/Schalk 10 Stoyanovskiy/Yarzutkin 26 21-16, 21-17 0:29
3/17/16FIVBVitória Open Pool E Saxton/Schalk 5 Stoyanovskiy/Yarzutkin 21 21-14, 21-23, 15-13 0:39
6/13/14FIVBMoscow Grand Slam Pool A Stoyanovskiy/Yarzutkin 32 Saxton/Schalk 16 21-16, 11-21, 15-13 0:44
Trail the series against # 17 Doppler/Horst, Austria 3-5
7/3/16FIVBPorec Major Semi-Finals Doppler/Horst 15 Saxton/Schalk 6 17-21, 21-17, 19-17 0:51
5/26/16FIVBMoscow Grand Slam Pool G Doppler/Horst 7 Saxton/Schalk 10 21-16, 20-22, 15-13 0:47
3/10/16FIVBRio de Janeiro Grand Slam Pool H Doppler/Horst 9 Saxton/Schalk 8 21-14, 21-19 0:37
10/1/15FIVB2015 World Tour Finals Ft. Lauderdale Pool B Saxton/Schalk 7 Doppler/Horst 6 21-16, 22-20 0:42
8/20/15FIVBLong Beach Grand Slam Pool H Saxton/Schalk 9 Doppler/Horst 8 By Forfeit  
6/18/15FIVBSt. Petersburg Grand Slam Pool G Saxton/Schalk 10 Doppler/Horst 7 22-20, 21-15 0:43
7/31/14FIVBKlagenfurt Grand Slam Pool H Doppler/Horst 9 Saxton/Schalk 25 21-19, 21-15 0:46
6/20/13FIVBRome Grand Slam Pool F Doppler/Horst 11 Saxton/Schalk 27, Q9 24-22, 19-21, 15-13 0:54
Lead the series against # 19 Bockermann/Fluggen, Germany 1-0
7/8/16FIVBGstaad Major Pool D Saxton/Schalk 4 Bockermann/Fluggen 13 21-16, 21-17 0:32
Lead the series against # 20 Plavins/Regza, Latvia 2-0
7/29/16FIVBA1 Major Klagenfurt Pool C Saxton/Schalk 3 Plavins/Regza 19 21-15, 21-11 0:29
4/14/16FIVBXiamen Open Pool A Saxton/Schalk 1 Plavins/Regza 16 32-30, 21-16 0:44
Trail the series against # 22 Caminati/Ranghieri, Italy 0-1
5/14/15FIVBLucerne Open Pool F Caminati/Ranghieri 27, Q13 Saxton/Schalk 6 13-21, 26-24, 15-12 1:00
Trail the series against # 23 Grimalt/Grimalt, Chile 1-2
2/8/17FIVBFort Lauderdale Major Five Star Pool G Saxton/Schalk 7 Grimalt/Grimalt 23 21-14, 21-18 0:31
11/2/14FIVBParaná Open Semi-Finals Grimalt/Grimalt 4 Saxton/Schalk 1 24-26, 30-28, 15-9 0:58
7/18/14FIVBThe Hague Grand Slam Winner 1 Grimalt/Grimalt 28, Q11 Saxton/Schalk 17 21-17, 21-17 0:35
Lead the series against # 25, Q3 Dressler/Kunert, Austria 1-0
2/26/16FIVBMaceió Open Winner 1 Saxton/Schalk 3 Dressler/Kunert 24, Q1 21-14, 21-18 0:33
Lead the series against # 26, Q4 Matysik/Walkenhorst, Germany 2-0
2/8/17FIVBFort Lauderdale Major Five Star Pool G Saxton/Schalk 7 Matysik/Walkenhorst 26, Q4 21-14, 21-17 0:33
7/7/16FIVBGstaad Major Pool D Saxton/Schalk 4 Matysik/Walkenhorst 20 21-18, 21-13 0:29
Trail the series against # 29, Q10 Beeler/Krattiger, Switzerland 0-1
2/9/17FIVBFort Lauderdale Major Five Star Winner 1 Beeler/Krattiger 29, Q10 Saxton/Schalk 7 22-20, 21-18 0:35
Lead the series against # Q11 Faiga/Hilman, Israel 1-0
6/16/16FIVBPoland Grand Slam Pool E Saxton/Schalk 5 Faiga/Hilman 28, Q4 21-13, 15-21, 25-23 0:49