August 16 - August 19

Sponsors Responsible for The Manhattan Beach Open

Event Details

The Manhattan Beach Open happens every year, and every year, four athletes get to place their name in history.  The AVP Gold Series // Manhattan Beach Open, Presented by Acer, is known as the Super Bowl of beach volleyball- big stage, big money and big reward as AVP stars enshrine their name on the Manhattan Beach Pier.  The second tournament of the 2018 Gold Series and the last of the four California tournaments. Biggest field of the season… matches on nine courts… immortalized winners… all at the AVP Gold Series // Manhattan Beach Open, Presented by Acer.  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 the Manhattan Beach Pier- Manhattan Beach, CA 90266.

General Admission is free!

Watch the finals LIVE on NBC August 19th, 1:30-3:00pm PT

The 2018 AVP Gold Series // Manhattan Beach Open, Presented by Acer, will be made up of 32 Main Draw teams for men and women- 14 auto entries, 10 wild cards (with many of them coming from the AVPNext circuit), 8 qualifier teams.

All times are in the local timezone.

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

Thursday, August 16
Qualification Tournament
Open to the Public, no Premium Tickets available for sale

  • Competition  8:00am – 6:00pm
    • *Venue Open  7:30am – 6:30pm
  • Walk of Fame Pier Ceremony for 2017 MBO Champs – 3:30pm
  • Sunset Beach Party- 4:30pm- 9:00pm
    • Purchase tickets here

Friday, August 17
Main Draw Tournament
Opening Rounds

  • Sunrise Yoga by Amanda Lee Murphy of Soho Yoga- 6:45am – 8:00am
  • Competition 8:00am – 6:00pm
    • *Venue Open 7:30am – 6:30pm
  • Movie on the Beach featuring Penguins of Madagascar- 6:30pm – 9:00pm
    • FREE on Stadium Court

Saturday, August 18
Main Draw Tournament
Elimination Rounds

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

Sunday, August 19
Main Draw Tournament
Final Rounds

  • Competition 8:00am – 5:00pm
    • *Venue Open 7:30am – 5:30pm
  • AVPFirst Community Corner 10:30am – 12:30pm
  • 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 16, 8am - 6pm
August 17, 8am - 6pm
Opening Rounds
August 18, 8am - 6pm
Elimination Rounds
August 19, 8am - 5pm
Semi-Finals & Finals

Spotify Playlists

2017 Gold Series, Manhattan Beach Open Jams with Lane Carico
Reminisce on the 2017 #AVPGoldSeries Manhattan Beach Open with our #AVPlaylist, brought to you by AVP star Lane Carico.
DJ Roueche's Championship Playlist
Relive the action from the 2017 #AVPGoldSeries Manhattan Beach Open with AVP's DJ Roueche playlist.

AVP Gold Series Manhattan Beach Open Champions


1. Nick Lucena & Phil Dalhausser

2. Trevor Crabb & Sean Rosenthal

1. Brittany Hochevar & Emily Day

2. Nicole Branagh & Brandie Wilkerson

1. Casey Patterson & Jake Gibb

2. Tri Bourne & John Hyden

1. Brittany Hochevar & Emily Day

2. Lane Carico & Summer Ross
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