Ladies and gentlemen, we’re excited to introduce our new elevated beach volleyball series: the Gold Series. This elevated tournament series will be taking place three times this season in New York City, Manhattan Beach, and Chicago. These events are being taken to the next level, and you’re not going to want to miss them!

So what exactly is the Gold Series? Don’t fret, we’ve got all the details here. We’ll walk you through all the facets that make the Gold Series bigger and better.

Prize Money
Gold Series tournaments give AVP athletes the opportunity to earn more prize money for competing. While regular tournaments have a purse of $150,000, the elevated series offer even more. The purse amounts for the Gold Series is as follows:

  • New York City Open- $200,000
  • Manhattan Beach Open- $250,000
  • Chicago Championships- $250,000

Gold Series also gives AVP athletes the opportunity to earn more AVP points than your typical tournament. These point values are based off the size of the purse. While a first place finish would usually equate to 750 points, it earns you 900 points in New York City and 1,200 in Manhattan Beach and Chicago. See the table below for the new point system.

Fan Experience
So what does the Gold Series mean for the fans? Let’s just say you’re not going to want to miss any of these! Each tournament will have an elevated fan experience with new surprises that make them the ultimate day of fun in the sun. Since the Gold Series has more prize money and more points for the athletes, they have extra motivation to attend which means the fans will be treated to some of the fiercest beach volleyball competition on the sand featuring our country’s very best talent.

So get excited, because the AVP Gold Series will be bringing the heat. Make sure to mark your calendars!

  • AVP Gold Series // New York City Open: June 8 – June 11
  • AVP Gold Series // Manhattan Beach Open: August 17 – August 20
  • AVP Gold Series // Championships in Chicago: August 31 – September 3