2016 AVP Pro Beach Volleyball Tour

The 2016 AVP Pro Beach Volleyball Tour was a domestic professional beach volleyball circuit organized in the United States by the Association of Volleyball Professionals (AVP) for the 2016 beach volleyball season.

2016 AVP Pro Beach Volleyball Tour
LeagueAssociation of Volleyball Professionals
SportBeach volleyball
DurationApril 14 – September 4, 2016
TV partner(s)NBC
NBCSN
Seasons

ScheduleEdit

This is the complete schedule of events on the 2016 calendar, with team progression documented from the semifinals stage. All tournaments consisted of single-elimination qualifying rounds followed by a double-elimination main draw.

MenEdit

Tournament[1] Champions Runners-up Semifinalist #1 Semifinalist #2
New Orleans Open[2]
New Orleans, Louisiana
US$75,000
April 14–17
  Ryan Doherty (USA)
  John Mayer (USA)
21-17, 15-8 (1:09)
  Jake Gibb (USA)
  Casey Patterson (USA)
  Mark Burik (USA)
  Russ Marchewka (USA)
  Taylor Crabb (USA)
  Trevor Crabb (USA)
Huntington Beach Open[3]
Huntington Beach, California
US$75,000
May 5–8
  Jake Gibb (USA)
  Casey Patterson (USA)
21-19, 23-21 (0:49)
  Taylor Crabb (USA)
  Trevor Crabb (USA)
  Billy Allen (USA)
  Theo Brunner (USA)
  Ryan Doherty (USA)
  John Mayer (USA)
Seattle Open[4]
Seattle, Washington
US$75,000
June 2–5
  Billy Allen (USA)
  Theo Brunner (USA)
21-19, 19-21, 15-12 (1:15)
  Taylor Crabb (USA)
  Trevor Crabb (USA)
  Jake Gibb (USA)
  Casey Patterson (USA)
  Avery Drost (USA)
  Gregg Weaver (USA)
New York City Open[5]
New York City, New York
US$75,000
June 16–19
  Phil Dalhausser (USA)
  Nick Lucena (USA)
21-19, 21-12 (0:50)
  Jeremy Casebeer (USA)
  Sean Rosenthal (USA)
  Avery Drost (USA)
  Gregg Weaver (USA)
  Taylor Crabb (USA)
  Trevor Crabb (USA)
San Francisco Open[6]
San Francisco, California
US$75,000
June 23–26
  Jake Gibb (USA)
  Casey Patterson (USA)
18-21, 21-15, 15-10 (0:54)
  Taylor Crabb (USA)
  Trevor Crabb (USA)
  Ty Loomis (USA)
  Marty Lorenz (USA)
  John Mayer (USA)
  Stafford Slick (USA)
Manhattan Beach Open[7]
Manhattan Beach, California
US$100,000
July 14–17
  Jake Gibb (USA)
  Casey Patterson (USA)
17-21, 21-18, 16-14 (1:07)
  Tri Bourne (USA)
  John Hyden (USA)
  Phil Dalhausser (USA)
  Nick Lucena (USA)
  Taylor Crabb (USA)
  Trevor Crabb (USA)
AVP Championships[8]
Chicago, Illinois
US$100,000
September 1–4
  Phil Dalhausser (USA)
  Nick Lucena (USA)
21-13, 21-7 (0:49)
  Tri Bourne (USA)
  John Hyden (USA)
  Taylor Crabb (USA)
  Trevor Crabb (USA)
  Ryan Doherty (USA)
  John Mayer (USA)

WomenEdit

Tournament[1] Champions Runners-up Semifinalist #1 Semifinalist #2
New Orleans Open[9]
New Orleans, Louisiana
US$75,000
April 14–17
  Kim DiCello (USA)
  Kendra VanZwieten (USA)
21-19, 19-21, 15-13 (1:00)
  Angela Bensend (USA)
  Geena Urango (USA)
  Jenny Kropp (USA)
  Misty May-Treanor (USA)
  Amanda Dowdy (USA)
  Emily Stockman (USA)
Huntington Beach Open[10]
Huntington Beach, California
US$75,000
May 5–8
  April Ross (USA)
  Kerri Walsh Jennings (USA)
21-13, 21-16 (0:55)
  Angela Bensend (USA)
  Geena Urango (USA)
  Lane Carico (USA)
  Summer Ross (USA)
  Kim DiCello (USA)
  Kendra VanZwieten (USA)
Seattle Open[11]
Seattle, Washington
US$75,000
June 2–5
  Lane Carico (USA)
  Summer Ross (USA)
21-17, 21-17 (0:51)
  Jennifer Fopma (USA)
  Brittany Hochevar (USA)
  Angela Bensend (USA)
  Geena Urango (USA)
  Kim DiCello (USA)
  Kendra VanZwieten (USA)
New York City Open[12]
New York City, New York
US$75,000
June 16–19
  April Ross (USA)
  Kerri Walsh Jennings (USA)
21-16, 21-18 (0:55)
  Lane Carico (USA)
  Summer Ross (USA)
  Kelly Claes (USA)
  Sara Hughes (USA)
  Jennifer Fopma (USA)
  Brittany Hochevar (USA)
San Francisco Open[13]
San Francisco, California
US$75,000
June 23–26
  April Ross (USA)
  Kerri Walsh Jennings (USA)
21-17, 21-13 (0:53)
  Kelly Claes (USA)
  Sara Hughes (USA)
  Lane Carico (USA)
  Summer Ross (USA)
  Emily Day (USA)
  Brittany Hochevar (USA)
Manhattan Beach Open[14]
Manhattan Beach, California
US$100,000
July 14–17
  Emily Day (USA)
  Brittany Hochevar (USA)
21-16, 19-21, 19-17 (1:11)
  Lane Carico (USA)
  Summer Ross (USA)
  Kim DiCello (USA)
  Kendra VanZwieten (USA)
  Lauren Fendrick (USA)
  Brooke Sweat (USA)
AVP Championships[15]
Chicago, Illinois
US$100,000
September 1–4
  Lauren Fendrick (USA)
  Brooke Sweat (USA)
14-21, 21-10, 19-17 (1:08)
  Betsi Flint (USA)
  Kelley Larsen (USA)
  Ali McColloch (USA)
  Geena Urango (USA)
  Lane Carico (USA)
  Summer Ross (USA)

Milestones and eventsEdit

New Orleans Open
  • Ryan Doherty became the tallest player to win an AVP tournament at 7 ft 1 in (2.16 m).[16]
  • Kendra VanZwieten became the shortest player (tied) to win an AVP tournament at 5 ft 6 in (1.68 m).[16]
AVP Championships
  • Two rule changes were tested at the AVP Championships: a "point freeze" at match point, wherein the scoring system changes from rally scoring (either team can score a point on every serve) to side-out scoring (only serving team can score a point) when either team reaches match point; "Let" serves, wherein the ball touches the net while crossing over into the opponent's court during service, are not allowed and the serve will be replayed.[17]

Statistics leadersEdit

Men's statistical leadersEdit

Women's statistical leadersEdit

Points distributionEdit

Finish[19] US$150,000
tournaments
US$200,000
tournaments
1 750 1050
2 640 896
3 540 756
5 450 630
7 370 518
9 300 420
13 240 336
15 210 294
17 190 266
19 170 238
21 150 210
25 120 168
-1 100 140
-2 82 114
-3 66 92
-4 52 72

AwardsEdit

The season's top performers were chosen based on statistics, player votes and AVP national ranking points earned during the year.[20]

 
 
On the men's side, Phil Dalhausser was named Best Blocker and Best Offensive Player. On the women's side, April Ross was named Most Valuable Player, Best Server and Team of the Year (with Kerri Walsh Jennings).
Award[21] Men Women
Best Blocker   Phil Dalhausser (USA)   Lauren Fendrick (USA)
Best Server   Jeremy Casebeer (USA)   April Ross (USA)
Best Defender   Taylor Crabb (USA)   Brooke Sweat (USA)
Best Offensive Player   Phil Dalhausser (USA)   Whitney Pavlik (USA)
Most Improved Player N/A   Geena Urango (USA)
Newcomer of the Year   Chase Frishman (USA)   Kelly Reeves (USA)
Most Valuable Player N/A   April Ross (USA)
Team of the Year   Jake Gibb (USA)
  Casey Patterson (USA)
  April Ross (USA)
  Kerri Walsh Jennings (USA)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "AVP Pro Beach Tour 2016 Season Summary". Beach Volleyball Database. Retrieved March 30, 2018.
  2. ^ "Men's $75,000 AVP New Orleans Open April 14-17, 2016". Beach Volleyball Database. Retrieved March 30, 2018.
  3. ^ "Men's $75,000 AVP Huntington Beach Open May 5-8, 2016". Beach Volleyball Database. Retrieved March 30, 2018.
  4. ^ "Men's $75,000 AVP Seattle Open June 2-5, 2016". Beach Volleyball Database. Retrieved March 30, 2018.
  5. ^ "Men's $75,000 AVP New York City Open June 16-19, 2016". Beach Volleyball Database. Retrieved March 30, 2018.
  6. ^ "Men's $75,000 AVP San Francisco Open June 23-26, 2016". Beach Volleyball Database. Retrieved March 30, 2018.
  7. ^ "Men's $100,000 AVP Manhattan Beach Open July 14-17, 2016". Beach Volleyball Database. Retrieved March 30, 2018.
  8. ^ "Men's $100,000 AVP Championships September 1-4, 2016 Chicago, Illinois". Beach Volleyball Database. Retrieved March 30, 2018.
  9. ^ "Women's $75,000 AVP New Orleans Open April 14-17, 2016". Beach Volleyball Database. Retrieved March 30, 2018.
  10. ^ "Women's $75,000 AVP Huntington Beach Open May 5-8, 2016". Beach Volleyball Database. Retrieved March 30, 2018.
  11. ^ "Women's $75,000 AVP Seattle Open June 2-5, 2016". Beach Volleyball Database. Retrieved March 30, 2018.
  12. ^ "Women's $75,000 AVP New York City Open June 16-19, 2016". Beach Volleyball Database. Retrieved March 30, 2018.
  13. ^ "Women's $75,000 AVP San Francisco Open June 23-26, 2016". Beach Volleyball Database. Retrieved March 30, 2018.
  14. ^ "Women's $100,000 AVP Manhattan Beach Open July 14-17, 2016". Beach Volleyball Database. Retrieved March 30, 2018.
  15. ^ "Women's $100,000 AVP Championships September 1-4, 2016 Chicago, Illinois". Beach Volleyball Database. Retrieved March 30, 2018.
  16. ^ a b "2016 AVP PRO BEACH VOLLEYBALL TOUR – Event #7 Chicago, Illinois September 1 - 4, 2016" (PDF). Statzman. Retrieved March 30, 2018.
  17. ^ Kaplon, Megan (June 28, 2016). "AVP to Implement Two Rule Changes in Chicago". FloVolleyball. Retrieved March 25, 2018.
  18. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n "AVP 2016 SEASON LEADERS". AVP.com. Archived from the original on September 20, 2017. Retrieved September 19, 2018.
  19. ^ "AVP Tour Points". AVP.com. Archived from the original on March 28, 2018. Retrieved March 28, 2018.
  20. ^ "AVP releases 2015 awards". USA Volleyball. Retrieved March 25, 2018.
  21. ^ "Player Awards: AVP Pro Beach Tour". Beach volleyball database. Retrieved March 25, 2018.