AVP Announces 2018 Pro Beach Tour Schedule

  0 Braden Keith | November 28th, 2017 | AVP Tour, Beach, News, Pro Beach

The Association of Volleyball Professionals (AVP) has announced its 2018 tour stops. The oldest and most prestigious American beach tour, the AVP’s announcement came on the same day as its status was challenge – USA Volleyball announced a tour of its own – the USA National Beach Tour. Perhaps prompted by USA Volleyball’s announcement, the 2018 tour dates are being released much earlier than they were in 2017.

The tour will take a familiar route, once again opening in the beach mecca of Hungtingon Beach, California.

3 stops – New York City, Hermosa Beach, and Chicago – have been designated as AVP Gold events. Last year, the Gold Series offered larger purses. In 2017, that meant an increase from the standard $150,000 to $175,000 in New York City, $225,000 in Manhattan Beach, and $225,000 in Chicago. The design of that program for 2018 has not yet been announced.

This year’s events will be hosted in the same 8 cities as last year’s, as the AVP settles into a standard hosting rotation. That includes Hermosa Beach, which returned to the hosting rotation last year after 4 years aligned with the rival NVL – which cancelled most of its season last year.

Huntington Beach Austin New York Seattle San Francisco Hermosa Beach Manhattan Beach Chicago
Men’s AVP Tournaments Hosted 18 5 7 6 11 29 30 28
Women’s AVP Tournaments Hosted 16 4 3 3 6 14 16 16
Consecutive Years Hosted (through 2017) 5 1 3 3 2 2 5 3
Last year’s Men’s Winnners Dalhausser/Lucena Dalhausser/Lucena Crabb/Gibb Allen/Slick Loomis/McKibbin Crabb/Gibb Dalhausser/Lucena Doherty/Hyden
Last year’s Women’s Winners Day/Hochevar Pavlik/A. Ross Fendrick/A. Ross S. Ross/Sweat Flint/Larsen Day/Hochevar Day/Hochevar Claes/Hughes

While AVP events are free to the general public, VIP tickets are sold – which this year will open on January 1st for AVP members ($20/year) and January 15th for everyone else.

 

2018 Tour Dates

  • Huntington Beach Open, California – May 3rd-6th
  • Austin Open, Austin, Texas – May 17th-20th
  • New York City Open – June 7th-10th (GOLD)
  • Seattle Open, Washington – June 21st-24th
  • San Francisco Open, California – July 5th-8th
  • Hermosa Beach Open, California – July 26th-29th (GOLD)
  • Manhattan Beach Open, California – August 16th-19th
  • Chicago Open, Illinois – August 30th-September 2nd (GOLD)

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Braden Keith is the Editor-in-Chief and co-founder of VolleyMob.com. Braden's first foray into sports journalism came in 2010, when he launched a swimming website called The Swimmers' Circle. Two years later, he joined SwimSwam.com as a co-founder. Long huge fans of volleyball, when Braden and the SwimSwam partners sought an opportunity to …

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