2018 AVP Pro Beach Volleyball Tour

The 2018 AVP Pro Beach Volleyball Tour is a domestic professional beach volleyball circuit organized in the United States by the Association of Volleyball Professionals (AVP) for the 2018 beach volleyball season. The 2018 AVP Tour calendar comprises a joint AVP-FIVB tournament,[1] the "Gold Series" tournaments and the "Open" tournaments.

2018 AVP Pro Beach Volleyball Tour
LeagueAssociation of Volleyball Professionals
SportBeach volleyball
DurationMay 1 – September 16, 2018
TV partner(s)NBC
NBCSN
Amazon Prime
Seasons
2019 →

ScheduleEdit

 
The 2018 New York City Open in Hudson River Park, Manhattan.

This is the complete schedule of events on the 2018 calendar, with team progression documented from the semifinals stage. All tournaments consisted of single-elimination qualifying rounds followed by a double-elimination main draw.

Key
FIVB tournament
Gold Series

MenEdit

Tournament[2][3] Champions Runners-up Semifinalist #1 Semifinalist #2
FIVB Huntington Beach Open[4]
Huntington Beach, California
US$150,000
May 1–6
  Alexander Brouwer (NED)
  Robert Meeuwsen (NED)
21-16, 21-15 (0:36)
  Evandro Oliveira (BRA)
  André Stein (BRA)
  Adrian Gavira (ESP)
  Pablo Herrera (ESP)
  Aleksandrs Samoilovs (LAT)
  Janis Smedins (LAT)
Austin Open[5]
Austin, Texas
US$75,000
May 17–20
  Phil Dalhausser (USA)
  Nick Lucena (USA)
21-14, 21-14 (0:40)
  Tim Bomgren (USA)
  Taylor Crabb (USA)
  Casey Patterson (USA)
  Stafford Slick (USA)
  Jeremy Casebeer (USA)
  Reid Priddy (USA)
New York City Open[6]
New York City, New York
US$100,000
Gold Series
June 7–10
  Phil Dalhausser (USA)
  Nick Lucena (USA)
21-16, 21-17 (0:48)
  Jake Gibb (USA)
  Taylor Crabb (USA)
  Theo Brunner (USA)
  John Hyden (USA)
  Billy Allen (USA)
  Ryan Doherty (USA)
Seattle Open[7]
Seattle, Washington
US$75,000
June 21–24
  Taylor Crabb (USA)
  Jake Gibb (USA)
21-16, 21-19 (0:51)
  Phil Dalhausser (USA)
  Nick Lucena (USA)
  Theo Brunner (USA)
  John Hyden (USA)
  Jeremy Casebeer (USA)
  Reid Priddy (USA)
San Francisco Open[8]
San Francisco, California
US$75,000
July 5–8
  Ed Ratledge (USA)
  Roberto Rodriguez (PUR)
21-15, 21-18 (0:41)
  Chase Budinger (USA)
  Sean Rosenthal (USA)
  Billy Allen (USA)
  Ryan Doherty (USA)
  Tim Bomgren (USA)
  Chaim Schalk (USA)
Hermosa Beach Open[9]
Hermosa Beach, California
US$79,000
July 26–29
  Theo Brunner (USA)
  John Hyden (USA)
21-19, 16-21, 16-14 (1:00)
  Billy Allen (USA)
  Ryan Doherty (USA)
  Taylor Crabb (USA)
  Jake Gibb (USA)
  Ed Ratledge (USA)
  Roberto Rodriguez (PUR)
Manhattan Beach Open[10]
Manhattan Beach, California
US$125,000
Gold Series
August 16–19
  Phil Dalhausser (USA)
  Nick Lucena (USA)
12-21, 22-20, 15-13 (1:15)
  Taylor Crabb (USA)
  Jake Gibb (USA)
  Theo Brunner (USA)
  John Hyden (USA)
  Jeremy Casebeer (USA)
  Reid Priddy (USA)
Championships[11]
Chicago, Illinois
US$125,000
Gold Series
August 30 – September 2
  Taylor Crabb (USA)
  Jake Gibb (USA)
21-14, 21-17 (0:45)
  Tim Bomgren (USA)
  Chaim Schalk (USA)
  Jeremy Casebeer (USA)
  Reid Priddy (USA)
  Ed Ratledge (USA)
  Roberto Rodriguez (PUR)
Hawaii Invitational[12]
Waikiki, Hawaii
US$75,000
September 15–16
  Phil Dalhausser (USA)
  Nick Lucena (USA)
21-16, 27-25 (1:07)
  Alexander Brouwer (NED)
  Robert Meeuwsen (NED)
  Saymon Barbosa (BRA)
  Gustavo Carvalhaes (BRA)
  Tri Bourne (USA)
  Trevor Crabb (USA)

WomenEdit

Tournament[2][3] Champions Runners-up Semifinalist #1 Semifinalist #2
FIVB Huntington Beach Open[13]
Huntington Beach, California
US$150,000
May 1–6
  Fernanda Alves (BRA)
  Barbara Seixas (BRA)
16-21, 21-15, 15-9 (0:53)
  Maria Elisa Antonelli (BRA)
  Carolina Salgado (BRA)
  Chantal Laboureur (GER)
  Julia Sude (GER)
  Melissa Humana-Paredes (CAN)
  Sarah Pavan (CAN)
Austin Open[14]
Austin, Texas
US$75,000
May 17–20
  Alix Klineman (USA)
  April Ross (USA)
24-22, 25-23 (1:10)
  Lauren Fendrick (USA)
  Sarah Sponcil (USA)
  Lane Carico (USA)
  Karolina Marciniak (POL)
  Karissa Cook (USA)
  Katie Spieler (USA)
New York City Open[15]
New York City, New York
US$100,000
Gold Series
June 7–10
  Sara Hughes (USA)
  Summer Ross (USA)
21-14, 21-19 (0:52)
  Nicole Branagh (USA)
  Brandie Wilkerson (CAN)
  Kelly Claes (USA)
  Brittany Hochevar (USA)
  Alix Klineman (USA)
  April Ross (USA)
Seattle Open[16]
Seattle, Washington
US$75,000
June 21–24
  Emily Day (USA)
  Betsi Flint (USA)
19-21, 21-19, 18-16 (1:17)
  Caitlin Ledoux (USA)
  April Ross (USA)
  Kelly Claes (USA)
  Brittany Hochevar (USA)
  Amanda Dowdy (USA)
  Irene Pollock (USA)
San Francisco Open[17]
San Francisco, California
US$75,000
July 5–8
  Emily Day (USA)
  Betsi Flint (USA)
21-17, 16-21, 15-7 (1:00)
  Caitlin Ledoux (USA)
  Geena Urango (USA)
  Alix Klineman (USA)
  April Ross (USA)
  Brittany Howard (USA)
  Kelly Reeves (USA)
Hermosa Beach Open[18]
Hermosa Beach, California
US$79,000
July 26–29
  Sara Hughes (USA)
  Summer Ross (USA)
19-21, 21-19, 17-15 (1:28)
  Alix Klineman (USA)
  April Ross (USA)
  Kelly Claes (USA)
  Brittany Hochevar (USA)
  Caitlin Ledoux (USA)
  Geena Urango (USA)
Manhattan Beach Open[19]
Manhattan Beach, California
US$125,000
Gold Series
August 16–19
  Alix Klineman (USA)
  April Ross (USA)
27-25, 17-21, 17-15 (1:25)
  Kelly Claes (USA)
  Brittany Hochevar (USA)
  Emily Day (USA)
  Betsi Flint (USA)
  Kelley Larsen (USA)
  Emily Stockman (USA)
Championships[20]
Chicago, Illinois
US$125,000
Gold Series
August 30 – September 2
  Alix Klineman (USA)
  April Ross (USA)
25-23, 21-16 (0:54)
  Sara Hughes (USA)
  Summer Ross (USA)
  Kelly Claes (USA)
  Brittany Hochevar (USA)
  Terese Cannon (USA)
  Sarah Sponcil (USA)
Hawaii Invitational[21]
Waikiki, Hawaii
US$75,000
September 15–16
  Alix Klineman (USA)
  April Ross (USA)
18-21, 21-19, 15-10 (0:59)
  Sara Hughes (USA)
  Summer Ross (USA)
  Ágatha Bednarczuk (BRA)
  Eduarda Santos Lisboa (BRA)
  Kelly Claes (USA)
  Brittany Hochevar (USA)

Milestones and eventsEdit

Miscellaneous
  • AVP and Amazon signed an agreement to livestream almost every match from every AVP tournament on Amazon Prime for the next three seasons, starting with the 2018 season.[22]

Points distributionEdit

Finish[23] US$150,000
tournaments
US$175,000
tournaments
US$200,000
tournaments
US$225,000
tournaments
US$300,000
tournaments
1 750 900 1050 1200 1650
2 640 768 896 1024 1408
3 540 648 756 864 1188
5 450 540 630 720 990
7 370 444 518 592 814
9 300 360 420 480 660
13 240 288 336 384 528
15 210 252 294 336 462
17 190 228 266 304 418
19 170 204 238 272 374
21 150 180 210 240 330
25 120 144 168 192 264
-1 100 120 140 160 220
-2 82 98 114 130 180
-3 66 78 92 106 144
-4 52 62 72 82 114

AwardsEdit

The 2018 AVP Awards Banquet was held on November 15 in Newport Beach, California. The season's top performers were chosen based on statistics, player votes and AVP national ranking points earned during the year.

Award[24] Men Women
Best Blocker   Phil Dalhausser (USA)   Alix Klineman (USA)
Best Server   Jeremy Casebeer (USA)   Geena Urango (USA)
Best Defender   Taylor Crabb (USA)   Sara Hughes (USA)
Best Offensive Player   Phil Dalhausser (USA)   April Ross (USA)
Most Improved Player   Ed Ratledge (USA)   Alix Klineman (USA)
Rookie of the Year   Chase Budinger (USA)   Brittany Howard (USA)
Most Valuable Player   Taylor Crabb (USA)   April Ross (USA)
Team of the Year   Jake Gibb (USA)
  Taylor Crabb (USA)
  Alix Klineman (USA)
  April Ross (USA)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "FIVB and AVP Announce Partnership For Huntington Beach Open". Fédération Internationale de Volleyball. March 22, 2018. Retrieved March 28, 2018.
  2. ^ a b "AVP Pro Beach Tour 2018 Schedule". Beach Volleyball Database. Retrieved March 28, 2018.
  3. ^ a b Keith, Braden (November 28, 2017). "AVP Announces 2018 Pro Beach Tour Schedule". Volleymob. Retrieved March 28, 2018.
  4. ^ "Men's FIVB US$150,000 Huntington Beach Four Star May 1-6, 2018". Beach Volleyball Database. Retrieved May 22, 2018.
  5. ^ "Men's $75,000 AVP Austin May 17-20, 2018". Beach Volleyball Database. Retrieved May 22, 2018.
  6. ^ "Men's $100,000 AVP Gold Series NYC June 7-10, 2018 New York, New York". Beach Volleyball Database. Retrieved June 9, 2018.
  7. ^ "Men's $75,000 AVP Seattle June 21-24, 2018". Beach Volleyball Database. Retrieved July 6, 2018.
  8. ^ "Men's $75,000 AVP San Francisco July 5-8, 2018". Beach Volleyball Database. Retrieved July 10, 2018.
  9. ^ "Men's $79,000 AVP Hermosa Beach July 26-29, 2018". Beach Volleyball Database. Retrieved August 23, 2018.
  10. ^ "Men's $125,000 AVP Gold Series Manhattan Beach August 16-19, 2018". Beach Volleyball Database. Retrieved August 23, 2018.
  11. ^ "Men's $125,000 AVP Gold Series The Championships August 30-September 2, 2018 Chicago, Illinois". Beach Volleyball Database. Retrieved September 18, 2018.
  12. ^ "Men's AVP $75,000 Hawaii Invitational September 15-16, 2018 Waikiki". Beach Volleyball Database. Retrieved September 18, 2018.
  13. ^ "Women's FIVB US$150,000 Huntington Beach Four Star May 1-6, 2018". Beach Volleyball Database. Retrieved May 22, 2018.
  14. ^ "Women's $75,000 AVP Austin May 17-20, 2018". Beach Volleyball Database. Retrieved May 22, 2018.
  15. ^ "Women's $100,000 AVP Gold Series NYC June 7-10, 2018 New York, New York". Beach Volleyball Database. Retrieved June 9, 2018.
  16. ^ "Women's $75,000 AVP Seattle June 21-24, 2018". Beach Volleyball Database. Retrieved July 6, 2018.
  17. ^ "Women's $75,000 AVP San Francisco July 5-8, 2018". Beach Volleyball Database. Retrieved July 10, 2018.
  18. ^ "Women's $79,000 AVP Hermosa Beach July 26-29, 2018". Beach Volleyball Database. Retrieved August 23, 2018.
  19. ^ "Women's $125,000 AVP Gold Series Manhattan Beach August 16-19, 2018". Beach Volleyball Database. Retrieved August 23, 2018.
  20. ^ "Women's $125,000 AVP Gold Series The Championships August 30-September 2, 2018 Chicago, Illinois". Beach Volleyball Database. Retrieved September 18, 2018.
  21. ^ "Women's AVP $75,000 Hawaii Invitational September 15-16, 2018 Waikiki". Beach Volleyball Database. Retrieved September 18, 2018.
  22. ^ Golen, Jimmy (December 15, 2017). "Amazon will stream AVP beach volleyball tour next 3 summers". Chicago Tribune. Archived from the original on March 22, 2018. Retrieved March 28, 2018.
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