August 30 - September 1

Sponsors Responsible for The Championships

Event Details

No city outside the state of California has hosted more pro beach tournaments than Chicago, and this year, the Windy City will add one more to its tally as the AVP Gold Series Championships return to Oak Street Beach. Under the watchful eye of the city skyline, Chicago fans will pack the stands to watch the pros battle it out for the elevated AVP points and prize money on the line. To learn more about the AVP Gold Series and what that means, read here.

This year, the tournament has again expanded to two venue locations- Oak Street Beach (OAK) and North Avenue Beach (NAB).  Thursday thru Saturday competition will use both venues and Championship Sunday will remain at Oak Street Beach.

Watch all of the AVP action each day on Amazon Prime Video, where we will be livestreaming three courts with on-court interviews, commentary & analysis from Kevin Barnett, Camryn Irwin & Dain Blanton, and exclusive athlete segments.

Tune in to NBCSN on Sunday, Sept. 1st at 11:30am PT to witness the top beach volleyball athletes in the world battle it out in the Championship finals LIVE from the Windy City!

General admission is free, but for an elevated experience at the Gold Series Championships, purchase your VIP tickets here.

The 2019 Gold Series Championships will be made up of 24 Main Draw teams for both men and women — 14 auto entries, 2 wild cards, and 8 qualifier teams. Athletes are competing for a slice of the $300,000 in prize money.

All times are in the local timezone. Have a question about the tournament? Check out our FAQs.

Thursday, August 29
Qualification Tournament
Open to the Public, no Premium Tickets available for sale

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

Friday, August 30
Main Draw Tournament
Opening Rounds

Saturday, August 31
Main Draw Tournament
Elimination Rounds

Sunday, September 1
Main Draw Tournament
Final Rounds

  • Competition 8:00am – 5:00pm
    • *Venue Open 7:30am – 5:30pm
  • Finals 1:30pm and 3:30pm

**Competition times are in local timezone and 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
Opening Rounds
August 31, 8am - 6pm
Elimination Rounds
September 1, 8am - 5pm
Final Rounds

Spotify Playlists

2018 AVP Gold Series, The Championships Jams w/ Raffe Paulis
Reminisce on the 2018 #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 2018 #AVPGoldSeries Championships with AVP's DJ Roueche playlist.

Champions from the AVP Gold Series Championships


1. Taylor Crabb & Jake Gibb

2. Tim Bomgren & Chaim Schalk

1. Alix Klineman & April Ross

2. Summer Ross & Sara Hughes

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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