FIVB World Tour
US$400,000 China Open
May 23 - 27, 2006
(7) Riccardo Lione/Matteo Varnier, Italy
 
Riccardo "Riccardino" Lione
Italy
Photo: FIVB
Personal Info
Birth Date: Apr 13, 1972 (47 yrs old)
Home Town: Rome
Resides: Rome
Height: 197 cm (6'6")
Weight: 97 kg (213 lb)
Seasons: 13
Tournaments: 109
Career Best: 2nd (2 times)
Career FIVB WT Best: 4th (2 times)
Career Winnings: US$165,645.00
Matteo Varnier
Italy
Photo: FIVB
Personal Info
Birth Date: Oct 16, 1976 (43 yrs old)
Home Town: Sanremo
Resides: Arma di Taggia IM
Height: 198 cm (6'6")
Weight: 82 kg (180 lb)
Seasons: 9
Tournaments: 53
Career Best: 2nd (3 times)
Career FIVB WT Best: 4th (2 times)
Career Winnings: US$122,550.00
Team Career Summary 
TourPlayed1234579131725334157CQMoney
FIVB38000231851023211 US$187,200.00
FIVB C&S202000000000000 US$5,400.00
Overall40020231851023211 US$192,600.00
Previous Shanghai Results 
YearPartner - ResultPartner - Result
2005 Matteo Varnier - 41st Riccardo Lione - 41st
2008 Matteo Varnier - 9th Riccardo Lione - 9th
2010 Did not play Paolo Nicolai - 17th
Recent Results 
TourDateTournamentSeedFinishPointsMoney
FIVB 11/23-27/2005 South Africa Open 5 9 140 US$5,250.00
FIVB 10/25-29/2005 Acapulco Open 7, Q14 4 280 US$12,000.00
FIVB 10/19-23/2005 Brazil Open Q12 33 20 US$0.00
FIVB 8/31-9/4/2005 Greece Open 29, Q14 5 240 US$10,000.00
FIVB C&S 7/22-24/2005 Italy Satellite 4 2 18 US$1,500.00
FIVB 7/20-24/2005 Poland Open Q26 41 12 US$0.00
FIVB C&S 7/15-17/2005 Italy Challenger 19 2 54 US$3,900.00
FIVB 7/13-17/2005 Portugal Open Q25 57 4 US$0.00
FIVB 6/15-19/2005 Switzerland Open Q48 33 20 US$0.00
FIVB 6/8-12/2005 Croatia Open CQ   US$0.00
China Open Matches
DateBracketOpponentScoreTime
Wed, 5/24/2006 Winner 1 Roberto Lopes / Pedro Solberg, Brazil (26, Q20) Lost 19-21, 17-21 0:41
Wed, 5/24/2006 Contender 1 Jialu Li / Qiang Xu, China (10) Won 21-13, 21-16 0:35
Thu, 5/25/2006 Contender 2 Kristjan Kais / Rivo Vesik, Estonia (8) Lost 20-22, 19-21 0:39
Head to Head Results
Lione/Varnier trail the series against the field 7-10
DateTourTournamentRoundWinning TeamSeedLosing TeamSeedScoreTime
Trail the series against # 1 Rego/Santos, Brazil 0-1
10/28/05FIVBAcapulco Open Semi-Finals Rego/Santos 1 Lione/Varnier 7, Q14 By Forfeit  
Trail the series against # 2 Araujo/Magalhaes, Brazil 0-1
6/15/05FIVBSwitzerland Open Qualifier 3 Araujo/Magalhaes 3, Q1 Lione/Varnier Q48 21-17, 21-16 0:46
Trail the series against # 3 Insfran/Marques, Brazil 0-1
10/29/05FIVBAcapulco Open Bronze Medal Insfran/Marques 4 Lione/Varnier 7, Q14 21-19, 21-19 0:55
Series tied with # 4 Egger/Laciga, Switzerland 1-1
10/28/05FIVBAcapulco Open Contender 5 Lione/Varnier 7, Q14 Egger/Laciga 3 19-21, 21-16, 16-14 1:02
9/1/05FIVBGreece Open Winner 1 Egger/Laciga 4 Lione/Varnier 29, Q14 21-19, 21-17 0:49
Trail the series against # 5 Cunha/Neto, Brazil 0-1
10/26/05FIVBAcapulco Open Winner 2 Cunha/Neto 10, Q1 Lione/Varnier 7, Q14 15-21, 21-17, 15-12 0:59
Series tied with # 8 Kais/Vesik, Estonia 1-1
5/25/06FIVBChina Open Contender 2 Kais/Vesik 8 Lione/Varnier 7 22-20, 21-19 0:39
10/28/05FIVBAcapulco Open Contender 6 Lione/Varnier 7, Q14 Kais/Vesik 14 18-21, 21-15, 15-10 1:00
Lead the series against # 10 Li/Xu, China 1-0
5/24/06FIVBChina Open Contender 1 Lione/Varnier 7 Li/Xu 10 21-13, 21-16 0:35
Trail the series against # 11 Schacht/Slack, Australia 0-1
9/3/05FIVBGreece Open Contender 6 Schacht/Slack 7 Lione/Varnier 29, Q14 21-16, 18-21, 21-19 1:18
Lead the series against # 13 Baracetti/Conde, Argentina 1-0
10/27/05FIVBAcapulco Open Contender 3 Lione/Varnier 7, Q14 Baracetti/Conde 17 19-21, 21-18, 15-13 1:19
Lead the series against # 18, Q4 Lochhead/Pitman, New Zealand 1-0
9/1/05FIVBGreece Open Contender 1 Lione/Varnier 29, Q14 Lochhead/Pitman 20, Q2 21-23, 21-11, 15-9 0:56
Series tied with # 19, Q5 Asahi/Watanabe, Japan 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
Lead the series against # 22, Q6 Gosch/Strauss, Austria 1-0
10/26/05FIVBAcapulco Open Winner 1 Lione/Varnier 7, Q14 Gosch/Strauss 26, Q8 16-21, 21-15, 15-9 0:56
Trail the series against # 26, Q20 Lopes/Solberg, Brazil 0-1
5/24/06FIVBChina Open Winner 1 Lopes/Solberg 26, Q20 Lione/Varnier 7 21-19, 21-17 0:41
Trail the series against # Q19 Babich/Nikolaev, Ukraine 0-1
7/20/05FIVBPoland Open Qualifier 2 Babich/Nikolaev Q58 Lione/Varnier Q26 14-21, 26-24, 21-19 0:58