Manhattan Beach Open
The Manhattan Beach Open is a beach volleyball tournament held annually during the summer in Manhattan Beach, California. Held on the south side of the Manhattan Beach Pier, the Open is the only professional volleyball tournament in which amateurs are able to "place into" the event through pre-qualifying rounds.
The tournament began in 1960 starting as an amateur event and is now part of the professional volleyball player's tour. Today the event is one of the largest on the AVP tour drawing an estimated 60,000 people.
Winners of the tournament are memorialized with bronze volleyball-shaped plaques in the "Volleyball Walk of Fame" which spans the length of the Manhattan Beach Pier.
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- USA Volleyball event page
- List of past winners (5th paragraph
- Association of Volleyball Professionals
- City of Manhattan Beach website for the Open
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