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Updates for AVP’s 2020 season and the COVID-19 implications.

Athlete's Corner:

2020 Champions Cup Series

The AVP 2020 Champions Cup Series will be operated from July 17 – August 2. The below information outlines the formats, entry and seeding guidelines, prize money (including Qualifier position payouts) and all other specifics related to this program.


Series Entry:
The top teams based on AVP Ranking after the registration deadline will be admitted to all 3 events within the series. To view current points, please click HERE.

***At this time, we do not have an automated point tracker for pregnancy and/or injury points. Athletes that have had these considerations added manually will be identified by an asterisk on entry list***


Wild Cards:
AVP will reserve the right to award 2 Wild Cards which can be used to place teams into the overall series irrespective of points. The Wild Card/s can be placed into either the Qualification Tournament or the Main Draw. Teams granted a Wild Card will be seeded at the discretion of the AVP and in a position no higher than 6th. Deadline is midnight PT Friday July 3. Application below.


Athlete and Coaching Registration Links Below


Specialty Event Series:
Please note that as the Main Draw is less than 16 teams, no AVP points will be awarded for these events and they will not count toward all time victory counts.

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Competition

 


Weekend Cup #1 : July 17-19

 

Main Draw Format: 8 Team Double Elimination

Qualification Tournament: 12 Team Single Elimination

 

The Draw

The composition of the Main Draw for the first event will be as follows:

  • 4 Teams on Automatic Entry points (AVP Rankings)
  • 2 Wild Cards (outlined above)
    • Any Wild Card not used will be allocated to the next team on entry list
  • 2 Teams advance from the Qualification Tournament
    • The Qualifier will be capped at 12 teams per gender
    • For teams that fall below the Qualifier cap, they will be placed on a Reserve List in the event a Qualification Team withdraws

 

Seeding Policy

This initial event of the series will be seeded based on AVP Rank.

 

Qualification Tournament

  • Single Elimination Tournament
  • Freeze scoring will NOT be used during this portion of the event

 

Main Draw Tournament

  • Double Elimination Tournament
  • Saturday — Winner’s Rounds 1 & 2 // L7
  • Sunday — L5, Semi-Final and Final Matches

 


Weekend Cups #2 & #3 : July 24-26 & July 31-Aug 2

 

Main Draw Format: 8 Team Double Elimination

Qualification Tournament: 12 Team Single Elimination

 

The Draw

The composition of the Main Draw will be as follows:

  • 5 Teams on Seeding Index Policy (outlined below)
  • 1 Wild Card
    • Any Wild Card not used will be allocated to the next team on seed index
  • 2 Teams advance from the Qualification Tournament
    • The Qualifier will be capped at 12 teams per gender

 

Seeding Index Policy

After the first event, seeding and entry into the Main Draw will be calculated via the seed index method. Seed index is the average finishing position of the team and hence a lower seed index will award a higher ranking.

 

For example,

If Jones/Smith gain the following results:

  • Event 1: 5th
  • Event 2: 7th

Their seed index would be the following:

  • Event 2 = 5.00 – Calculation: 5/1
  • Event 3 = 6.00 – Calculation: (5+7)/2

 

Any ties in the seed index after event 1 will be broken by:

Initial series entry point totals.

 

Any ties in the seed index after event 2 will be broken by:

  1. Higher most recent finish
  2. Head to head in event #2
  3. Higher event #2 set ratio
  4. Higher event #2 point ratio

 

Qualification Tournament

  • Single Elimination Tournament
  • Freeze scoring will NOT be used during this portion of the event

 

Main Draw Tournament

  • Double Elimination Tournament
  • Saturday — Winner’s Rounds 1 & 2 // L7
  • Sunday — L5, Semi-Final and Final Matches

 


The Champions Purse – Bonus Pool

 

The Champions Purse of $50,000 per gender will be awarded to the top three teams throughout the Champions Cup Series of events. To be eligible, teams must play all three events as a team.

 

The team distribution of the Champions Purse per gender is as follows:

  • 1st: $25,000
  • 2nd: $15,000
  • 3rd: $10,000

 

Overall Series seed index will be used to rank the teams.

  • The following will be used to break two-way ties in overall seed index at the end of the series and in this order:
    • Head to head results throughout the series including Qualification Tournaments
    • Head to head set ratio
    • Head to head point ratio
  • If no head to head matchups:
    • The higher result at the final event
    • Team with higher finishing position at either event 1 or 2
    • Overall series set ratio
    • Overall series point ratio
  • The following will be used to break three-way ties in overall seed index at the end of the series and in this order:
    • The higher result at the final event

Partner Changes

 

Once admitted into the series, teams will not be allowed to change partners unless in the instance of an injury. The healthy athlete will be allowed to choose a partner of their choice from outside of the already-competing athletes within the series or if on the Reserve List.

If the injury happens more than 12 hours prior to the commencement of the series, the new teams points will be recalculated and the field will be reseeded to create a new entry list for the series.


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 at AVPPlayers@AVP.com
  • 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

  • PRIZE MONEY PER WEEKEND
  • 15th place - QT (4) = $3,000
  • 11th place - QT (4) = $3,500
  • 9th place - QT (2) = $4,000
  • 7th place (2) = $4,500
  • 5th place (2) = $6,000
  • 3rd place (2) = $8,000
  • 2nd place = $11,000
  • 1st place = $18,000
  • BONUS POOL FOR SERIES
  • 3rd place = $10,000
  • 2nd place = $15,000
  • 1st place = $25,000
  • $100,000 PER GENDER PRIZE MONEY -- $50,000 PER GENDER BONUS POOL

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