Athlete's Corner:

2018 San Francisco Open

Welcome to the San Francisco Open. The below tabs should answer all event questions including registration forms, entry lists & seeding policies, competition details, uniform guidelines, prize money, hotel options, player party locations and much more. Make sure to check back frequently for updates. If you have further questions that are unanswered in these sections, you can contact

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Draw Per Gender

  • 16-team Main Draw
  • 10 Automatic Entries
  • 2 Wild Cards – Additional Auto Entries will be allocated if no Wild Cards are granted 
  • 4 teams advance through the Qualification Tournament
  • Qualification Tournament will be capped at 48 teams per gender
    • Two Qualification Wild Cards may be used, as outlined in the Player Handbook
    • This Qualifier will be split between 2 sites
      • Women’s – Stanford University, 151 Sam McDonald Mall, Stanford, CA, 94305
      • Men’s – Pier 30/32 Embarcadero, 599 Embarcadero, San Francisco, CA, 94107

Qualification Tournament

  • Single Elimination Tournament
  • Thursday July 5th, matches will begin at 8AM.
  • Everyone must check-in, regardless of when your first match is by 10AM.
  • Tentative match times are displayed on the bracket in the Entry List tabhowever, it is each player’s responsibility to monitor the bracket’s progress. When your court becomes available your match WILL START 10 minutes after the previous match ends.
  • Court construction will be finalized on Wednesday, however, we will not have balls for teams to practice with, so if you wish to practice Wednesday please plan accordingly by bringing your own balls.
  • If you fail to show up to the Qualifier and are assessed a non-injury forfeit, you will be given a zero (0) points finish that will be applied to your AVP Points Ranking.

Main Draw Tournament

  • Double Elimination Tournament
  • Friday July 6 — Winner’s Rounds One & Two // Contenders’s Round One
  • Saturday July 7 — Remaining Elimination Rounds
  • Sunday July 8 — Semi-Final and Final Matches
  • If you plan to receive medical attention on Thursday, please plan to do so during the hours of the Qualifier

Player Apparel

  • Players shall comply with the apparel requirements set forth below.
  • All playing partners participating in the Main Draw are required to wear the same color swimwear.
    This means the same color shorts for the men and the same color suits for the women. 
    The apparel can be different in design and can be from any manufacturer but must be the same color such that it is clear the players are a team. In the case of patterned swimwear, all colors in the pattern must match your partner.
  • If you have any questions, please contact AVP Management.
  • Teams ranked in the top 16 should make reasonable efforts to have their names transferred onto their competition apparel. If a player would like to substitute a nickname or their first name for their last name (i.e, Rosie for Rosenthal), a player must submit their request for approval from the AVP office. The AVP reserves the right to disapprove any identification other than your last name.
  • Any team who fails to comply with AVP apparel requirements will be subject to a fine of $125
    per infraction, with increasing each subsequent occurrence increasing by $125. Fines will be
    automatically deducted from the player’s prize money.

Prize Money

  • 13th place (4) - 240 team points = $2,000
  • 9th place (4) - 300 team points = $2,500
  • 7th place (2) - 370 team points = $3,800
  • 5th place (2) - 450 team points = $5,200
  • 3rd place (2) - 540 team points = $7,000
  • 2nd place - 640 team points = $10,000
  • 1st place - 750 team points = $15,000
  • $75,000 per gender


Main Draw Hotel

Park Central
50 3rd St
San Francisco, CA 94103
(415) 974-6400


San Francisco International Airport (SFO)

San Francisco, CA 94128


Piers 30-32

599 The Embarcadero, San Francisco, CA 94107

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