Athlete's Corner:

2018 FIVB Huntington Beach Open

Welcome to the FIVB Huntington Beach 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 AVPPlayers@avp.com.

Thank you for your participation and good luck!

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Competition

Qualifier – 2 phases; Single Elimination (Tues-Wed)

  • Phase 1 = TBD # of teams (Open Qualifier); Advances 16 teams per gender to Phase 2

–  The Open qualifier is played by any teams from USA and joined by other registered international teams.

–  A registration fee of $200 per team shall be paid by 10 days prior to the event (April 22nd, 2018). Payment link will be sent to teams once their paperwork is completed. Teams that fail to pay in due time will be excluded from the tournament.

  • Phase 2 = 48 teams per gender (with 32 direct vacancies of international players respecting max FIVB country quota plus 16 teams advancing from phase 1); Advances 8 teams to Main Draw

Main Draw – 48 teams per gender; Double Elimination (Thurs-Sun)

Entry will be the following:

  • Twenty-three (23) international teams as determined by FIVB Entry Points;
  • Fifteen (15) domestic teams in which both players on the team have the United States as their Federation of Origin, entry determined by FIVB Entry Points; if team has “0” FIVB entry points, then AVP entry Points will be used.
  • Eight (8) teams qualified through the qualification tournament
  • Two (2) wild card teams: one selected by FIVB and one selected by AVP/USAV and approved by FIVB

Deadlines:

Entry deadline: April 1st, 2018 (-30 days)

Confirmed Entry List: April 11th, 2018 (-21 days)

Phase 1 of Qualifier Payment deadline: April 22nd, 2018 (-10 days)

Seeding for both the qualifier and main draw will be determined by FIVB Seeding Points, again if team has “0” FIVB seeding points, then AVP Ranking Points will be used.

Who gets Ranking Points

  • International teams earn FIVB applicable ranking points based on finish (breakdown of FIVB ranking Points attached).
  • The top 6 USA teams per gender earn FIVB applicable ranking points based on finish.

o Any USA team that finishes lower than the top 6 USA teams per gender will not earn FIVB ranking points.

  • Anyone (international or USA) that is an AVP Member will earn AVP applicable points based on this schedule for a $300, 000 event.
  • FIVB and AVP ranking points obtained from Huntington Beach 4-star will only be calculated for entry and seeding purpose if they will be beneficial for the player (i.e. improve the teams’ entry and seeding points).

Registration Procedure

  • Athletes register through their respective National Federations similar to other FIVB competitions.

o You will receive a follow-up email from USA Volleyball staff regarding next steps.

o NOTE: You will need a passport and must be eligible to compete for your respective country per FIVB regulations here.

DO NOT WAIT UNTIL THE LAST MINUTE TO COMPLETE ALL NECESSARY STEPS & PAPERWORK!

Prize Money

  • 33rd place (16) - 220 team points = $1,000
  • 25th place (8) - 264 team points = $1,500
  • 17th place (8) - 418 team points = $2,000
  • 13th place (4) - 528 team points = $3,000
  • 9th place (4) - 660 team points = $4,000
  • 7th place (2) - 814 team points = $5,000
  • 5th place (2) - 990 team points = $7,000
  • 4th place - 1188 team points = $8,000
  • 3rd place - 1188 team points = $10,000
  • 2nd place - 1408 team points = $16,000
  • 1st place - 1650 team points = $20,000
  • $150,000 per gender

Hotel

Hilton Waterfront Beach Resort

Address: 21100 Pacific Coast Highway, Huntington Beach, CA 92648

Tel: (714) 845-8000

Visit the website here.

Distance from the LAX airport: 37.6 miles

Distance from the venue: 0.6 miles

 

Comfort Suites Huntington Beach

Address: 16301 Beach Blvd, Huntington Beach, CA, 92647

Tel: (714) 841-1812

Website: https://www.comfortsuiteshuntingtonbeach.com/

Distance from the LAX airport: 32.2 miles

Distance from the venue: 5.9 miles

 

Shorebreak Hotel

Address 3: 500 Pacific Coast Highway, Huntington Beach, CA 92648

Tel: (714) 861-4470

Website: http://www.shorebreakhotel.com/

Distance from the LAX airport: 37.3 miles

Distance from the venue: 0.4

Airport

John Wayne Airport (SNA)

18601 Airport Way, Santa Ana, CA 92707

 

Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)

1 World Way, Los Angeles, CA 90045

Venue

Huntington Beach Pier

Huntington Beach, CA 92648


Side Events

AVP Karaoke Night

  • DATE: Tues, May 1
  • TIME: TBD
  • LOCATION: Gallagher’s

AVP Movie Night

  • DATE: Fri, May 4
  • TIME: 7:00pm – 9:00pm
  • LOCATION: Stadium Court

Player Party

  • DATE: Fri, May 4
  • TIME: 7:00pm – 9:00pm
  • LOCATION: Sharkeez