FIVB World Tour
US$400,000 China Open
May 23 - 27, 2006
(19, Q5) Kentaro Asahi/Satoshi Watanabe, Japan
 
Kentaro Asahi
Japan
Photo: FIVB
Personal Info
Birth Date: Sep 19, 1975 (44 yrs old)
Home Town: Kumatmoto
Resides: Tokyo
Height: 199 cm (6'6")
Weight: 90 kg (198 lb)
Seasons: 12
Tournaments: 97
Career Best: 4th (FIVB Marseille 2007)
Career Winnings: US$84,437.50
Satoshi Watanabe
Japan
Photo: FIVB
Personal Info
Birth Date: Aug 1, 1975 (44 yrs old)
Home Town: Gumma
Resides: Kanagawa-Ken
Height: 192 cm (6'4")
Weight: 90 kg (198 lb)
Seasons: 11
Tournaments: 91
Career Best: 9th (3 times)
Career Winnings: US$54,235.00
Team Career Summary 
TourPlayed1234579131725334157Money
FIVB240000001145661 US$36,500.00
Previous Shanghai Results 
YearPartner - ResultPartner - Result
2005 Satoshi Watanabe - 33rd Kentaro Asahi - 33rd
2007 Katsuhiro Shiratori - 33rd Koichi Nishimura - 17th
2008 Katsuhiro Shiratori - 25th Did not play
2009 Katsuhiro Shiratori - 9th Did not play
2010 Katsuhiro Shiratori - 33rd Did not play
2011 Shinpei Aoki - 33rd Did not play
Recent Results 
TourDateTournamentSeedFinishPointsMoney
FIVB 11/23-27/2005 South Africa Open 12, Q1 9 140 US$5,250.00
FIVB 10/25-29/2005 Acapulco Open 21, Q6 25 40 US$2,000.00
FIVB 10/19-23/2005 Brazil Open 24, Q5 17 80 US$3,000.00
FIVB 8/31-9/4/2005 Greece Open 24, Q4 17 80 US$3,000.00
FIVB 8/3-7/2005 Austria Grand Slam Q6 33 30 US$0.00
FIVB 7/27-31/2005 France Grand Slam Q12 41 18 US$0.00
FIVB 7/20-24/2005 Poland Open Q9 41 12 US$0.00
FIVB 7/13-17/2005 Portugal Open 29, Q8 13 120 US$4,500.00
FIVB 7/6-10/2005 St. Petersburg Open 26, Q4 17 80 US$3,000.00
FIVB 6/29-7/3/2005 Norway Grand Slam 32, Q13 25 56 US$3,250.00
FIVB 6/22-26/2005 Berlin World Championships 44 25 100 US$5,500.00
FIVB 6/15-19/2005 Switzerland Open 29, Q15 25 40 US$2,000.00
FIVB 6/8-12/2005 Croatia Open Q10 41 12 US$0.00
China Open Matches
DateBracketOpponentScoreTime
Tue, 5/23/2006 Qualifier 2 Krsevan Soric / Grga Trimcevski, Croatia (Q28) Won 21-12, 21-15 0:35
Tue, 5/23/2006 Qualifier 3 Koichi Nishimura / Katsuhiro Shiratori, Japan (28, Q12) Lost 15-21, 17-21 0:34
Wed, 5/24/2006 Winner 1 Clemens Doppler / Peter Gartmayer, Austria (14) Lost 15-21, 16-21 0:39
Wed, 5/24/2006 Contender 1 Andi Ardiansyam / Koko Darkuncoro, Indonesia (30, Q24) Won 21-15, 21-16 0:34
Thu, 5/25/2006 Contender 2 Mariano Baracetti / Martin Conde, Argentina (13) Lost 10-21, 21-17, 12-15 0:46
Head to Head Results
Asahi/Watanabe trail the series against the field 6-11
DateTourTournamentRoundWinning TeamSeedLosing TeamSeedScoreTime
Trail the series against # 2 Araujo/Magalhaes, Brazil 0-1
6/30/05FIVBNorway Grand Slam Winner 1 Araujo/Magalhaes 1 Asahi/Watanabe 32, Q13 21-16, 21-16 0:38
Trail the series against # 3 Insfran/Marques, Brazil 0-1
11/25/05FIVBSouth Africa Open Winner 2 Insfran/Marques 3 Asahi/Watanabe 12, Q1 21-18, 21-18 0:43
Series tied with # 7 Lione/Varnier, Italy 1-1
11/25/05FIVBSouth Africa Open Pool E Lione/Varnier 5 Asahi/Watanabe 12, Q1 21-14, 21-17 0:41
10/19/05FIVBBrazil Open Qualifier 2 Asahi/Watanabe 24, Q5 Lione/Varnier Q12 21-17, 21-15 0:33
Trail the series against # 8 Kais/Vesik, Estonia 0-1
7/15/05FIVBPortugal Open Contender 3 Kais/Vesik 12 Asahi/Watanabe 29, Q8 15-21, 21-14, 15-9 0:44
Trail the series against # 11 Schacht/Slack, Australia 0-1
6/30/05FIVBNorway Grand Slam Contender 1 Schacht/Slack 16 Asahi/Watanabe 32, Q13 19-21, 33-31, 15-10 1:12
Lead the series against # 12 Heyer/Laciga, Switzerland 1-0
10/20/05FIVBBrazil Open Winner 1 Asahi/Watanabe 24, Q5 Heyer/Laciga 9 21-19, 21-18 0:34
Trail the series against # 13 Baracetti/Conde, Argentina 0-1
5/25/06FIVBChina Open Contender 2 Baracetti/Conde 13 Asahi/Watanabe 19, Q5 21-10, 17-21, 15-12 0:46
Trail the series against # 14 Doppler/Gartmayer, Austria 0-1
5/24/06FIVBChina Open Winner 1 Doppler/Gartmayer 14 Asahi/Watanabe 19, Q5 21-15, 21-16 0:39
Trail the series against # 15 Kjemperud/Skarlund, Norway 0-1
6/22/05FIVBBerlin World Championships Winner 2 Kjemperud/Skarlund 12 Asahi/Watanabe 44 21-19, 21-14 0:38
Lead the series against # 16 Horrem/Pettersen, Norway 1-0
7/7/05FIVBSt. Petersburg Open Contender 1 Asahi/Watanabe 26, Q4 Horrem/Pettersen 10 23-21, 25-23 0:46
Trail the series against # 20 Arkaev/Barsouk, Russia 0-1
7/8/05FIVBSt. Petersburg Open Contender 2 Arkaev/Barsouk 9 Asahi/Watanabe 26, Q4 22-20, 13-21, 15-10 0:58
Trail the series against # 27, Q7 Gscheidle/Schnider, Switzerland 0-1
8/3/05FIVBAustria Grand Slam Qualifier 2 Gscheidle/Schnider 28, Q11 Asahi/Watanabe Q6 21-13, 21-11 0:31
Trail the series against # 28, Q12 Nishimura/Shiratori, Japan 0-1
5/23/06FIVBChina Open Qualifier 3 Nishimura/Shiratori 28, Q12 Asahi/Watanabe 19, Q5 21-15, 21-17 0:34
Lead the series against # 30, Q24 Ardiansyam/Darkuncoro, Indonesia 1-0
5/24/06FIVBChina Open Contender 1 Asahi/Watanabe 19, Q5 Ardiansyam/Darkuncoro 30, Q24 21-15, 21-16 0:34
Lead the series against # Q13 Daguerre/Gagliano, France 1-0
8/31/05FIVBGreece Open Qualifier 2 Asahi/Watanabe 24, Q4 Daguerre/Gagliano Q13 21-14, 13-21, 15-13 0:44
Lead the series against # Q28 Soric/Trimcevski, Croatia 1-0
5/23/06FIVBChina Open Qualifier 2 Asahi/Watanabe 19, Q5 Soric/Trimcevski Q28 21-12, 21-15 0:35