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June 5-17
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Stavanger, Norway
June 5
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Minsk, Belarus
May 10-Jun 11
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May 12-21
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St. Louis, USA
May 16-24
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St. Louis, USA
May 16-24
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St. Louis, USA
May 16-24
Aleksandr Shimanov, Illya Nyzhnyk, Samuel Sevian, Alejandro Ramirez Alvarez, Andrey Stukopin, Ruifeng Li.
23rd Sigeman & Co Tournament
Malmo, Sweden
May 10-14
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Sochi, Russia
May 1-May 10
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Sochi, Russia
May 1-May 10
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Sochi, Russia
May 1-May 10
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