Manhattan Beach Open

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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.[1]

The tournament began in 1960 starting as an amateur event and is now part of the professional volleyball players 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."

Open Champions[edit]

The record holder for the most tournament wins by a female goes to Kerri Walsh Jennings, who has seven total bronze plaques on the "Volleyball Walk of Fame." For the men, it is Karch Kiraly, who has ten total plaques on the pier.

As of 2002 no game for third place was played for both genders.

Women's Champions [2]
Year 1st 2nd 3rd 4th (3rd)
1966 Jean Brunicardi / Johnette Latreille - - -
1967 Jean Brunicardi / Johnette Latreille - - -
1968 Jean Brunicardi / Johnette Latreille - - -
1970 Christie Hahn / Roseann Wegrich - - -
1971 Rose Duncan / Susie Malpee - - -
1972 Kathy Gregory / Nina Matthies - - -
1973 Rose Duncan / Kathy Gregory Cathy Hahn / Nina Matthies Sheri Caldwell / Sandy Malpee -
1974 Rose Duncan / Nina Matthies Kathy Gregory / Miki McFadden Christie Hahn / Roseann Wegrich Ginny Fitzgerald / Sandy Malpee
1975 Nina Matthies / Miki McFadden Kathy Gregory / Roseann Wegrich Georjean Garvey / Hillary Johnson Debbie Fonoimoana / Claire McCarty
1976 Kathy Gregory / Miki McFadden Jill Durkee / Susie Jones Eileen Clancy / Georjean Garvey Kathy Hanley / Ann McCampbell
1977 Kathy Gregory / Miki McFadden Rose Duncan / Jill Durkee Ann Cunningham / Mary Machado Kathy Hanley / Maya Thiene
1978 Kathy Gregory / Miki McFadden Eileen Clancy / Barbara May Nancy Cohen / Susie Jones Susan Schwartz / Bonnie Toth
1979 Nancy Cohen / Kathy Gregory Linda Hanley / Nina Matthies Eileen Clancy / Barbara May Jill Durkee / Susie Jones
1980 Linda Hanley / Nina Matthies Kathy Hanley / Ann McCampbell Linda Chisholm / Rhonda Stoklos Ann Cunningham / Anne Hansen
1981 Linda Hanley / Nina Matthies Beth Rogers / Lisa Strand-Ma'a Kathy Gregory / Kathy Hanley Hillary Johnson / Sharkie Zartman
1982 Kathy Hanley / Diane Sebastian Torrie Dorrell / Dale Keough Darlene Bailey / Lou Ann Terheggen Jill Durkee / Susie Jones
1983 Kathy Gregory / Kathy Hanley Cindy Cochrane / Anna Prousalis Nina Matthies / Julie Thornton Bev Lidyoff / Liz Masakayan
1984 Linda Hanley / Nina Matthies Kathy Hanley / Anna Prousalis Jeanne Goldsmith / Kathy Gregory Torrie Dorrell / Dale Keough
1985 Kathy Hanley / Anna Prousalis Mary Diamond / Julie Thornton Darlene Bailey / Gail Castro Kehl Patty Dodd / Liz Masakayan
1986 Linda Hanley / Nina Matthies Kathy Gregory / Janice Harrer Linda Chisholm / Heather Hafner Kathy Hanley / Anna Prousalis
1987 Linda Chisholm / Jackie Silva Kathy Gregory / Janice Harrer Linda Hanley / Nina Matthies Gail Castro Kehl / Heather Hafner
1987 Linda Chisholm / Jackie Silva Linda Hanley / Nina Matthies Kathy Gregory / Janice Harrer Patty Dodd / Dale Hall
1988 Linda Chisholm / Jackie Silva Janice Harrer / Elaine Roque Patty Dodd / Lisa Strand-Ma'a Gail Castro Kehl / Lori Forsythe
1989 Patty Dodd / Jackie Silva Nina Matthies / Elaine Roque Linda Chisholm / Janice Harrer Mary Jo Peppler / Dennie Shupryt Knoop
1989 Linda Chisholm / Janice Harrer Patty Dodd / Jackie Silva Dale Hall / Karolyn Kirby Nina Matthies / Elaine Roque
1990 Karolyn Kirby / Jackie Silva Linda Chisholm / Linda Hanley Janice Harrer / Lisa Strand-Ma'a Nina Matthies / Elaine Roque
1991 Karolyn Kirby / Angela Rock Linda Chisholm / Liz Masakayan Gail Castro Kehl / Lori Forsythe Janice Harrer / Elaine Roque
1992 Marla O'Hara / Dennie Shupryt Knoop Marie Andersson / Alison Johnson Charlotte Roach / Gayle Stammer Heather Hafner / Shannon Millen
1992 Karolyn Kirby / Nancy Reno Angela Rock / Jackie Silva Patty Dodd / Elaine Roque Alison Johnson / Dennie Shupryt Knoop
1993 Cammy Ciarelli / Holly McPeak Nancy Reno / Angela Rock Rita Crockett Royster / Linda Hanley Linda Chisholm / Jackie Silva
1993 Karolyn Kirby / Liz Masakayan Gail Castro Kehl / Elaine Roque Barbra Fontana / Lori Forsythe Deb Richardson / Dennie Shupryt Knoop
1994 Linda Chisholm / Linda Hanley Cammy Ciarelli / Holly McPeak Sandra Pires / Jackie Silva Nancy Reno / Angela Rock
1994 Karolyn Kirby / Liz Masakayan Barbra Fontana / Lori Forsythe Deb Richardson / Dennie Shupryt Knoop Monique Oliver / Gayle Stammer
2001 Barbra Fontana / Elaine Youngs Lisa Arce / Holly McPeak Jennifer Meredith / Wendy Stammer Dianne DeNecochea / Liz Masakayan
2002 Annett Davis / Jenny Johnson Jordan Holly McPeak / Elaine Youngs Lisa Arce / Linda Hanley Carrie Dodd / Leanne McSorley
2003 Misty May-Treanor / Kerri Walsh Jennings Holly McPeak / Elaine Youngs Carrie Dodd / Leanne McSorley Dianne DeNecochea / Nancy Reynolds
2004 Holly McPeak / Elaine Youngs Annett Davis / Jenny Johnson Jordan Carrie Dodd / Nancy Reynolds Misty May-Treanor / Kerri Walsh Jennings
2005 Misty May-Treanor / Kerri Walsh Jennings Rachel Scott / Elaine Youngs Jennifer Kessy / Holly McPeak Tyra Turner / Makare Wilson
2006 Misty May-Treanor / Kerri Walsh Jennings Nancy Reynolds / Elaine Youngs Dianne DeNecochea / Tammy Leibl Nicole Branagh / Holly McPeak
2007 Misty May-Treanor / Kerri Walsh Jennings Nicole Branagh / Elaine Youngs Annett Davis / Jenny Johnson Jordan Rachel Scott / Tyra Turner
2008 Misty May-Treanor / Kerri Walsh Jennings Jennifer Kessy / April Ross Annett Davis / Jenny Johnson Jordan Nicole Branagh / Elaine Youngs
2009 Nicole Branagh / Elaine Youngs Annett Davis / Jenny Johnson Jordan Tatiana Minello / Priscilla Piantadosi-Lima Lisa Fitzgerald / Brooke Niles
2010 No tournament due to the AVP ending the season before the Manhattan Beach Open[3]
2011 Jenny Kropp / Whitney Pavlik Jennifer Fopma / Tracy Jones Emily Day / Heather McGuire Kristen Batt-Rohr / Brooke Sweat
2012 Jenny Kropp / Whitney Pavlik Jennifer Fopma / Brooke Sweat Lauren Fendrick / Rachel Scott Nicole Branagh / Brittany Hochevar
2013 Whitney Pavlik / Kerri Walsh Jennings Jennifer Fopma / Brooke Sweat Lauren Fendrick / Brittany Hochevar Jennifer Kessy / April Ross
2014 April Ross / Kerri Walsh Jennings Lauren Fendrick / Brooke Sweat Lane Carico / Kim DiCello Emily Day / Summer Ross
2015 Jennifer Fopma / April Ross Nicole Branagh / Jenny Kropp Emily Day / Jennifer Kessy Lane Carico / Summer Ross
Men's Champions[4]
Year 1st 2nd 3rd 4th (3rd)
1960 Mike Bright / Mike O'Hara Mike Higer / Gene Selznick - -
1961 Mike Bright / Mike O'Hara Mike Higer / Gene Selznick - -
1962 Mike Bright / Mike O'Hara Ron Lang / Gene Selznick - -
1963 Mike Bright / Mike O'Hara Mike Colbert / Pete Hogan - -
1964 Mike Bright / Mike O'Hara Rand Carter / Ron Von Hagen - -
1965 Ron Lang / Gene Selznick Rand Carter / Ron Von Hagen - -
1966 Ron Lang / Ron Von Hagen Mike Bright / Mike O'Hara Keith Erickson / Gene Selznick -
1967 Ron Lang / Ron Von Hagen Bill Leeka / Bob Vogelsang Spike Boarts / Bob Smith Mike O'Hara / Gene Pflueger
1968 Henry Bergman / Larry Rundle Ron Lang / Ron Von Hagen Mike Bright / Butch May -
1969 John Vallely / Ron Von Hagen Henry Bergman / Larry Rundle - -
1970 Henry Bergman / Ron Von Hagen John Gonzales / Mitch Malpee Bob Clem / Ron Lang -
1971 Bob Clem / Larry Rundle Henry Bergman / Ron Von Hagen Buzz Swartz / Toshi Toyota John Gonzales / Mitch Malpee
1972 Matt Gage / Buzz Swartz Bob Clem / Larry Rundle Henry Bergman / Ron Von Hagen Greg Lee / Jon Lee
1973 Bob Jackson / Fred Zeulich Matt Gage / Ron Von Hagen Doug Dunlap / Kirk Kilgour Bob Clem / Greg Lee
1974 Tom Chamales / Ron Von Hagen Greg Lee / Jim Menges Bob Jackson / Fred Zeulich Matt Gage / Buzz Swartz
1975 Greg Lee / Jim Menges Tom Chamales / Ron Von Hagen Mike Carey / Dennis Hare Bob Jackson / Fred Zeulich
1976 Chris Marlowe / Steve Obradovich Mike Carey / Bob Jackson Matt Gage / Fred Zeulich Greg Lee / Jim Menges
1977 Chris Marlowe / Jim Menges Gary Hooper / Steve Obradovich Matt Gage / Fred Zeulich Fred Sturm / Buzz Swartz
1978 Greg Lee / Jim Menges Andy Fishburn / Fred Sturm Gary Hooper / Steve Obradovich Matt Gage / Dane Selznick
1979 Jim Menges / Sinjin Smith Andy Fishburn / Dane Selznick Gary Hooper / Steve Obradovich Chris Marlowe / Fred Sturm
1979 Andy Fishburn / Dane Selznick Matt Gage / Jim Menges Chris Marlowe / Randy Stoklos Gary Hooper / Steve Obradovich
1980 Karch Kiraly / Sinjin Smith Matt Gage / Jim Menges Steve Obradovich / Randy Stoklos Andy Fishburn / Dane Selznick
1980 Karch Kiraly / Sinjin Smith Andy Fishburn / Dane Selznick Matt Gage / Jim Menges Mike Dodd / Jon Stevenson
1981 Jim Menges / Randy Stoklos Andy Fishburn / Dane Selznick Gary Hooper / Steve Obradovich Jon Stevenson / Tim Walmer
1981 Karch Kiraly / Sinjin Smith Andy Fishburn / Randy Stoklos Jay Hanseth / Greg Lee Gary Hooper / Jim Menges
1982 Mike Dodd / Tim Hovland Sinjin Smith / Randy Stoklos Andy Fishburn / Dane Selznick Gary Hooper / Steve Obradovich
1982 Sinjin Smith / Randy Stoklos Mike Dodd / Tim Hovland Andy Fishburn / Dane Selznick Kevin Cleary / Tim Walmer
1983 Mike Dodd / Tim Hovland Sinjin Smith / Randy Stoklos John Hanley / Jon Stevenson Jay Hanseth / Tim Walmer
1984 Mike Dodd / Tim Hovland Sinjin Smith / Randy Stoklos Andy Fishburn / Jay Hanseth John Hanley / Jon Stevenson
1985 Mike Dodd / Tim Hovland Sinjin Smith / Randy Stoklos Scott Ayakatubby / Brent Frohoff John Hanley / Jon Stevenson
1986 Sinjin Smith / Randy Stoklos Andrew Smith / Jon Stevenson Robert Chavez / Jay Hanseth Scott Ayakatubby / Brent Frohoff
1987 Mike Dodd / Tim Hovland John Hanley / Jon Stevenson Andy Fishburn / Todd Schaefer Kevin Cleary / Brent Frohoff
1987 Mike Dodd / Tim Hovland Sinjin Smith / Randy Stoklos Andrew Smith / Dan Vrebalovich John Hanley / Jon Stevenson
1988 Karch Kiraly / Ricci Luyties Andy Fishburn / Dane Selznick Dana Fitzgerald / Eugene LeDuff Bob Ctvrtlik / Steve Timmons
1989 Sinjin Smith / Randy Stoklos Mike Dodd / Tim Hovland Brent Frohoff / Karch Kiraly Craig Moothart / Steve Obradovich
1990 Brent Frohoff / Karch Kiraly Sinjin Smith / Randy Stoklos Mike Dodd / Tim Hovland Al Janc / Tim Walmer
1991 Karch Kiraly / Kent Steffes Scott Ayakatubby / Steve Timmons Sinjin Smith / Randy Stoklos Mike Dodd / Ricci Luyties
1992 Karch Kiraly / Kent Steffes Sinjin Smith / Randy Stoklos Brian Lewis / Craig Moothart Bruk Vandeweghe / Dan Vrebalovich
1993 Karch Kiraly / Kent Steffes Adam Johnson / Bruk Vandeweghe Mike Dodd / Mike Whitmarsh Brian Lewis / Steve Timmons
1994 Adam Johnson / Randy Stoklos Bill Boullianne / Brian Lewis Eduardo Bacil / Jose Loiola Brent Frohoff / Ricci Luyties
1995 Adam Johnson / Jose Loiola Scott Ayakatubby / Randy Stoklos Mike Dodd / Mike Whitmarsh Karch Kiraly / Kent Steffes
1996 Karch Kiraly / Kent Steffes Adam Johnson / Jose Loiola Mike Dodd / Mike Whitmarsh Scott Ayakatubby / Brian Lewis
1999 David Swatik / Mike Whitmarsh Jose Loiola / Emanuel Rego Adam Johnson / Karch Kiraly Dain Blanton / Eric Fonoimoana
2000 Jose Loiola / Emanuel Rego Canyon Ceman / Mike Whitmarsh Eduardo Bacil / Fred Souza Dax Holdren / Todd Rogers
2001 Stein Metzger / Kevin Wong Eric Fonoimoana / Rob Heidger Canyon Ceman / Mike Whitmarsh Dax Holdren / Todd Rogers
2002 Eric Fonoimoana / Dax Holdren Canyon Ceman / Mike Whitmarsh Brent Doble / Karch Kiraly Eduardo Bacil / Fred Souza
2003 Eric Fonoimoana / Kevin Wong Eduardo Bacil / Jose Loiola Matt Fuerbringer / Casey Jennings Canyon Ceman / Mike Whitmarsh
2004 Karch Kiraly / Mike Lambert Matt Fuerbringer / Casey Jennings Eric Fonoimoana / Kevin Wong Dain Blanton / Jeff Nygaard
2005 Jake Gibb / Stein Metzger Phil Dalhausser / Nick Lucena Dax Holdren / Jeff Nygaard Sean Rosenthal / Larry Witt
2006 Phil Dalhausser / Todd Rogers Mike Lambert / Stein Metzger Dax Holdren / Sean Scott John Hyden / Jeff Nygaard
2007 Phil Dalhausser / Todd Rogers Dax Holdren / Sean Scott Anthony Medel / Fred Souza Jake Gibb / Sean Rosenthal
2008 Phil Dalhausser / Todd Rogers Nick Lucena / Sean Scott Matt Olson / Kevin Wong Matt Fuerbringer / Casey Jennings
2009 Jake Gibb / Sean Rosenthal Matt Olson / Kevin Wong Brad Keenan / Nick Lucena Phil Dalhausser / Todd Rogers
2010 No tournament due to the AVP ending the season before the Manhattan Beach Open[3]
2011 John Hyden / Sean Scott Billy Allen / Brad Keenan Ryan Mariano / Ed Ratledge John Mayer / Matt Prosser
2012 John Hyden / Sean Scott Ryan Doherty / Casey Patterson Matt Fuerbringer / Nick Lucena Billy Allen / Matt Prosser
2013 Matt Fuerbringer / Casey Jennings Phil Dalhausser / Sean Rosenthal Ryan Doherty / Todd Rogers Jake Gibb / Casey Patterson
2014 Phil Dalhausser / Sean Rosenthal Theo Brunner / Todd Rogers Tri Bourne / John Hyden Brad Keenan / John Mayer
2015 Phil Dalhausser / Nick Lucena Tri Bourne / John Hyden Ryan Doherty / John Mayer Taylor Crabb / Trevor Crabb

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