August 30 - September 2

Sponsors Responsible for The Championships

Event Details

No city outside the state of California has hosted more pro beach tournaments than Chicago, which will add one more to its tally with the AVP Gold Series final tournament. Fittingly, just as the summer closes on Labor Day, so too does this year’s AVP schedule, and what a way to end it!  Chicago has consistently had packed stands and fierce competition with the Chicago skyline serving as a picturesque backdrop.  To learn more about the AVP Gold Series and what that means, read here.

Along with more prize money and more points, the AVP Gold Series also means the race to Hawaii.  Two teams from each gender will receive an invitation to the AVP Hawaii Invitational, Presented by HTA based on their best finishes in two of the three Gold Series events.  See where the athletes are in the race with the AVP Gold Series Standings, brought to you by Truly Spiked & Sparkling.

Join us at Oak Street Beach- 1000 N. Lake Shore Dr, Chicago, IL, 60611.

General Admission is free!

The 2018 AVP Gold Series Championships will be made up of 24 Main Draw teams for men and women- 14 auto entries, 2 wild cards, 8 qualifier teams.

Watch the finals on NBCSN September 5, 5:00-6:30pm CT

All times are in the local timezone.

Have a question about the tournament? Check out our FAQs.

Thursday, August 30
Qualification Tournament
Open to the Public, no Premium Tickets available for sale

  • Competition  8:00am – 6:00pm
    • *Venue Open  7:30am – 6:30pm

Friday, August 31
Main Draw Tournament
Opening Rounds

  • Competition 9:00am – 6:00pm
    • *Venue Open 7:30am – 6:30pm

Saturday, September 1
Main Draw Tournament
Elimination Rounds

  • Competition 9:00am – 6:00pm
    • *Venue Open 8:30am – 6:30pm

Sunday, September 2
Main Draw Tournament
Final Rounds

  • Competition 9:00am – 5:00pm
    • *Venue Open 8:30am – 5:30pm
  • Finals 1:30pm and 3:00pm


**All Competition times are subject to change

All tickets to the Main Draw sessions include admission to the ultimate beach volleyball festival featuring interactive activations, athlete appearances, vendors and more. Tickets will be available on-site based on availability at the AVP Box Office during the above event hours.

Dates & Times

August 30, 8am - 6pm
August 31, 9am - 6pm
Opening Rounds
September 1, 9am - 6pm
Elimination Rounds
September 2, 9am - 5pm
Final Rounds

Spotify Playlists

2017 AVP Gold Series, The Championships Jams w/ Raffe Paulis
Reminisce on the 2017 #AVPGoldSeries Championships with our #AVPlaylist, brought to you by AVP athlete and Chicago native, Raffe Paulis.
DJ Roueche's Championship Playlist
Relive the action from the 2017 #AVPGoldSeries Championships with AVP's DJ Roueche playlist.

Champions from the AVP Gold Series Championships


1. John Hyden & Ryan Doherty

2. Phil Dalhausser & Nick Lucena

1. Kelly Claes & Sara Hughes

2. Summer Ross & Brooke Sweat

1. Nick Lucena & Phil Dalhausser

2. Tri Bourne & John Hyden

1. Brooke Sweat & Lauren Fendrick

2. Betsi Flint & Kelley Larsen
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