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.
The men fought hard to reach the title match with both semifinal matches going to tiebreak. In the end, it was No. 2 seed Taylor Crabb/Jake Gibb that won the @AVP Gold Series Championships in Chicago, their first title since winning AVP Seattle in June.
As the sun set on Chicago Saturday night, the semifinals field was set for the AVP Gold Series Championships, though the day was ripe with upsets in the contender’s bracket, with No. 18 Terese Cannon/Sarah Sponcil making it all the way back to the semis through five matches.
Opening day in the main draw the AVP Championships in Chicago was riddled with upsets and saw ninth-seeded Tim Bomgren/Chaim Schalk and No. 10 Brittany Howard/Kelly Reeves advance to the winner’s bracket final four.
AVP Chicago will see 124 teams, including qualifiers, compete on the last stop on the three-event gold series, which features increased points and a $250,000 prize purse.
Former partners Brittany Hochevar and Emily Day, who have won the last two Manhattan Beach Open titles together, will be on opposite sides of the court with another title shot on the line on Sunday. Meanwhile, No. 6 Jeremy Casebeer/Reid Priddy crashed the men’s final four playing through the contender’s bracket.
Increased prize money and a jam-packed lineup including defending champions Phil Dalhausser/Nick Lucena, have Manhattan Beach primed for the “Super Bowl of Beach Volleyball.”
AVP Hermosa Beach July 26-29, 2018 Entry List Qualifier Bracket Schedule/Results Preview Top seeded John Hyden/Theo Brunner picked up two…
Taylor Crabb/Jake Gibb will be looking to secure their second straight Hermosa Beach title and second AVP crown of the year. Ed Ratledge/Roberto Rodriguez, Sara Hughes/Summer Ross and Alix Klineman/April Ross also are aiming for their second AVP titles of 2018.
AVP Hermosa Beach July 26-29, 2018 Entry List Qualifier Bracket Schedule/Results Preview After Day 1 of the main draw at…