From the crowds, to the competition field to all of the surrounding elements that make P1440 unique, founder Kerri Walsh Jennings sat down with VolleyMob to take a look back at the beach volleyball tour, health and wellness fair and concert series’ opening stop at the San Jose Invitational.
When three-time Olympic gold medalist Kerri Walsh Jennings founded the p1440 beach volleyball tour/concert series and health and wellness event, she had hopes for an international event featuring the best in the world. In the end, two international teams – Canada’s Heather Bansley/Brandie Wilkerson and Latvia’s Aleksandrs Samoilovs/Martins Plavins won the inaugural titles in San Jose on Sunday.
The on-court competition field is set, the live musical lineup is ready to take the stage and the health, wellness, training and activity slate is packed with opportunities for engagement at the San Jose Invitational, the opening stop on three-time Olympian Kerri Walsh Jennings’ P1440 Tour.
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, will be the first stop on the FIVB Beach Major Series tour for the second straight year.
The third event of the 2018 Beach Major Series is set for August 1-5 in Vienna, Austria. It is the last five star level event before the World Tour Finals in Hamburg, August 15-19.
While the men finished up qualifying action, the women got rolling in the main draw with 32 pool play matches, crowning eight champions, including German qualifiers Anna Behlen/Sarah Schneider and Americans Kerri Walsh Jennings/Nicole Branagh.
Five American women’s pairs and American men Phil Dalhausser/Nick Lucena and Theo Brunner/John Hyden are among the Top 12 in their respective genders at the Huntington Beach Open heading into Saturday.
The first eliminations of the Huntington Beach Open happened late Thursday night as the main draw was cut to 32 teams on both the men’s and women’s side.
Three American teams, 10 of Top 15 seeds will play in the Xiamen Round of 16 on the women’s side, while three Brazilians duos, 11 of Top 15 will be in action on men’s side in Xiamen.
FIVB Xiamen Four-Star Xiamen, China April 17-21, 2018 Schedule/Results Pool Play winners were crowned Thursday night/Friday morning in Xiamen on…