Presenting the FIRST EVER p1440 Pro Challenge.
We are honored to welcome 8 WORLD RANKED women’s teams to Manhattan Beach in this “friendly” yet extremely competitive Pro Challenge. This will serve as a high level tune-up for the FIVB CHETUMAL 4 Star Olympic Qualifying event that will take place the following week in Mexico.
We are excited to have our very own Kerri Walsh Jennings and Brooke Sweat play on US sand; one of the few times during the 2020 Olympic Path. Three more American teams including Stockman/Larsen (USA) and Day/Flint (USA), will be joined by incredible talent from Canada, Japan, Australia and Germany.
WOMEN’S PROFESSIONAL TEAMS COMPETING
- Claes/Sponcil (USA)
- Wilkerson/Bansley (CAN)
- Stockman/Larsen (USA)
- Walsh Jennings/Sweat (USA)
- Bieneck/Schneider (GER)
- Day/Flint (USA)
- Murakami/Ishii (JPN)
- Laird/Palmer (AUS)
WOMEN’S PRO CHALLENGE
- START TIME: 9:00am
- FORMAT: Modified Pool Play
- 2 pools of 4 teams
- 1 vs. 4, 2 vs. 3
- Top teams out of pool play in the final
- Second place teams out of pool play for 3rd
DEVELOPMENTAL TOURNAMENT FINALS, MATCH TIME: 10:00am. As the Professionals rest and gear up for their Finals match, aspiring professionals from our Developmental Program will play the Women’s Finals and Men’s Finals from the 1st Fall/Winter 2019 Developmental Tournament on Thursday, October 31st.
- WOMEN: Alexa Strange/Jessica Gaffney vs Allie Wheeler/Brittnay Tiegs
- MEN: Chris Austin/Earl Schultz vs Brandon Clemens/Dylan Maarek
MEN’S LEGENDS PRO 4-MAN, MATCH TIME: 12:00pm. To top off the talent, we are highlighting some legendary athletes in a 4-Man Match up between team Sinjin Smith/Steve Obradovich versus Tim Hovland/Mike Dodd. Tune in to see what legends or other professional males will round out each 4-Man team. Sinjin and Hov will be rolling to pick their teams from the Pro’s below.
- Troy Field
- Taylor Crabb
- Sean Rosenthal
- Chase Budinger
WOMEN’S PRO CHALLENGE FINALS: 1:00pm. Our Women’s Pro Challenge Finals will kick off at 1:00pm on Friday to see how they are all stacking up before their Olympic Qualifier the following week.