An Inside Look at AVP San Francisco

  0 Wendy Mayer | July 05th, 2018 | AVP Tour, News, Pro Beach

AVP San Francisco Open

As the AVP San Francisco Open kicks off today, we take a look at some of the details behind the tournament as well as who is taking center stage and what lies ahead.

Off The Court

  • The work began to set up the NorCal tournament by bringing in 1,200 tons of sands to Pier 30/32.
  • The stop marks the midway point of the AVP’s nine event season, including the FIVB hybrid Huntington Beach event.
  • In addition to the AVP pro tour event, the weekend will see some of the best youth players in the country compete in the First Gold Event on July 7-8. It is one of eight youth events leading up to the national championships.
  • The event will also feature a friendly match with Katie Holloway and other athletes from the USA Sitting Volleyball team on Saturday.

In the Sand

  • In addition to the 12 teams automatically placed in the main draw, 44 men’s teams and 38 women’s teams will vie for the four remaining spots for each gender.
  • After qualification play, 16 teams per gender will compete in the main draw action
  • Teams will be playing for a $150,000 prize purse, with $75,000 available for each gender
  • The winner earns $15,000. The runnerup gets $10,000 and the two third place finishers receive $7,000 apiece. The 16 teams who make the main draw are guaranteed $2,000.



The Players

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About Wendy Mayer

Wendy Mayer

Wendy Mayer has worked in athletics media relations for the last 20 years. The Northwest Missouri State alumna is currently senior writer for after spending the last 15 years with Purdue athletics.

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