WATCH LIVE: P1440/FIVB Las Vegas Open Beginning at Noon ET

  0 Wendy Mayer | October 18th, 2018 | FIVB World Tour, News, p1440, Pro Beach

FIVB/P1440 Las Vegas Open

  • Las Vegas Festival Grounds; Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Oct. 15-21, 2018
  • Schedule/Results
  • Watch Live: Men; Women
  • Watch Live: Finals will air live at 4 p.m. ET Sunday on ESPN2

Olympic ranking points for Tokyo 2020 are on the line as an international field of competitors convenes for the Las Vegas Open co-sponsored by p1440 and the FIVB this week.

A single country quota match between two Brazilian women’s pairs kicked off the action on Monday and qualifying action took place on Wednesday with eight men’s and eight women’s teams earning a spot in the 32-team main draw.

Event Facts

  • The p1440/FIVB Las Vegas Open is taking place on the Las Vegas Festival Grounds in partnership with MGM Resorts
  • More than 3,600 tons of sand were brought in to build custom beach volleyball courts
  • The Las Vegas Open marks the first time the FIVB Beach World Tour has stopped in Sin City.
  • The Las Vegas Open is the last four or five star event of 2018. Only the Oct. 23-28 event in Chetumal, Mexico, a three-star affair remains of the higher caliber FIVB events.
  • Complimentary admission is being provided for the event, but VIP ticket options are on sale through Ticketmaster
  • Daily yoga sessions and high-intensity interval workouts, live cooking demos, a beer and wine garden, and a kids court including bubble soccer, a rock wall and inflatable village highlight off the court offerings.
  • Music
    • DJ Bird Peterson and DJ Wizdumb will play on both Friday and Saturday.
    • Classic rock band Phoenix will perform on Friday and O Wildly will perform on Saturday
    • Music will go from 3-7 p.m. PT each day

Las Vegas Open Facts and Figures

  • Prize Money
    • The victors in each gender will receive $20,000.
    • Runnerup – $16,000
    • Third place – $10,000
    • Fourth place – $8,000
    • Fifth place – $6,000 (4 teams)
    • Ninth place – $4,000 (8 teams)
    • 17th Place – $3,000 (8 teams)
    • 25th Place – $2,000 (8 teams)
  • Olympic Qualifying Points: As teams begin their quest toward qualifying for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, points are awarded for international events, including the Las Vegas Open.
    • Just 24 teams per gender will compete in Tokyo. One of the ways to earn a spot is to finish in the Top 15 of the FIVB world rankings as of June 15, 2020 with a minimum of 12 tournaments played between Sept. 1, 2018 and June 14, 2020.
    • Each country is limited to two teams per gender, however, so pole position is important within each nation in addition to the Top 15. Finishing in the top 15 does not guarantee entry.
  • Live Streaming Video is available here as well as through the P1440 App.
  • ESPN2 will broadcast the finals on Sunday beginning at 4 p.m. ET.
  • Action Begins at 9 a.m. PT (noon ET) daily.

The Field



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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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