The final stop on the King of the Court Crown Series tour hits Huntington Beach, California on Saturday with 20 men’s and 20 women’s teams competing.
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, will be the first stop on the FIVB Beach Major Series tour for the second straight year.
The semifinals are set for the Hawaii Invitational with three American pairs joining Brazilians Agatha/Duda on the women’s side. Brazilians Saymon/Guto and Dutch pair Brouwer Meeuwsen along with Dalhausser/Lucena and Bourne/Grabb will vie for the men’s title.
The King of the Court Crown Series makes its third stop of the season in Waikiki, for a dual gender event, following men’s only events in Utrecht, Netherlands, and Antwerp, Belgium.
The AVP Hawaii Invitational, the final stop on the 2018 tour, is just days away and the field has been set. Eight teams per gender, including both reigning FIVB World Tour Finals champs, with vie for the title in the double-elimination two-day affair.
Eduarda “Duda” Lisboa is the 2018 FIVB World Tour Most Outstanding Player
With just four matches left in women’s pool play action, there is still a lot to be decided. Only one team has separated itself thus far with Canada’s Heather Bansley/Brandie Wilkerson guaranteed at least a spot in the quarterfinals at 3-1.
Three women’s teams are 2-0 in FIVB World Tour Finals pool play after Day 2: Czech duo Barbora Hermannova/Marketa Slukova, Brazilians Agatha Bednarczuk/Eduarda ‘Duda’ Santos Lisboa and Canadians Heather Bansley/Brandie Wilkerson.
In women’s action, just four matches were played, but the final match of the day went the distance with Agatha Bednarczuk/Eduarda ‘Duda’ Santos Lisboa (Brazil) rallying for a tiebreak victory.
With a $150,000 check on the line for the champion and just 10 teams vying for the title, take a look at the women’s field, which includes teams from seven nations, including two each from Brazil, Germany and Canada and Americans Summer Ross/Sara Hughes.