AVP Denver Open – Contender Event
July 4-7, 2024 

This summer Colorado Beach Volleyball fans will witness Pro Beach Volleyball for the 3rd year in a row, the AVP is back again this summer.  Volleyball of the Rockies (VOTR) is excited to host the 2024 Denver Open at the Island Beach Volleyball Facility, 4th of July weekend

  
Where: The Island, 2233 S Geneva St, Denver, CO 80247  
Schedule:  

  • Thursday, July 4th:
    • Qualifier, 8am – 5pm 
  • Friday, July 5th:
    • Qualifier Continues, 8am – 5pm 
  • Saturday, July 6th:
    • Main Draw, 8am – 5pm
  • Sunday, July 7th:       
    • Quarter Finals @ 9am, 10am 
    • Semi Finals @ 11 am, 12 am  
    • Finals @ 1pm, 2pm 

All times tentative and subject to change


The Skinny: The AVP has re-tooled their tour into 6 events representing two tiers: $300K Heritage Events (3) and $40K Contender Events (3).  Athletes at the Denver Open will be competing for prize money, points, pride and 4 auto berths in the $300K Manhattan Beach in August. Heritage events are limited to the best 12 teams and four teams from a qualifying tour event so punching a ticket with a Denver win is HUGE. 

The Pros: The last 2 years we have seen Olympians in Denver like Phil Dalhausser, Alison Cerutti, Larissa Maestini and lots of tour favorites like Billy Allen, Kelley Kolinske, Geena Urango, Savvy Simo, Hagen Smith, plus many more. Who will be in Denver this year? You can check out the lineup on-line here.

The Qualifier: This year the qualifier has expanded from 1 day to 2 days, allowing more teams to compete for the dream of making an AVP Main Draw. Thursday and Friday will be dedicated to the up and comers. Come cheer on all Colorado's best as our local players compete against top teams from all around the county for a shot at the main draw.   

The Main Draw: 24 teams per gender will compete in the Main Draw Saturday and Sunday. Come out and cheer on our Colorado Teams as well as the traveling pros.  

Colorado Connections: Beach Bash Doubles was a qualifier for this event, placing one team in each gender for the July main draw.  Congratulations to our local main draw athletes including: TBD

Follow Online: You can follow all your friends online at the Denver open on VolleyballLife. The main draw brackets post sometime Friday night. Here are links to drop you in:   

Main Tournament Page: Click Here

Men’s Qualification Bracket: Click Here

Women’s Qualification Bracket: Click Here

Event Cost: Thursday and Friday is Free! There will be a $10 entry fee on Saturday and Sunday. 50% of the gate will be donated to Volley4Charity. Volley4Charity has raised over $400K since Gary Patton and Sherri Frazer started the event. Cash will be appreciated and keep the check-in line moving!   If you have not signed up for this year's fundraiser tournament, register and get in the game. www.volley4charity.com 

Volunteer with AVP: The AVP needs ball shaggers, rakers, runners, etc. You can sign up to volunteer HERE.    

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Parking: Island Main Lot is FREE if you carpool with 4+ and it is $10 if you are solo or a big spender. On Street parking is also available. Please respect our neighbor's private lots so you are not towed. Better yet, Uber/Lyft and enjoy the day with no worries.  

Chairs and Tents. Seating is limited so please feel free to bring a camping chair or beach chair and perhaps an umbrella for shade.  Please do not bring a tent!


VIP Seating:  There will be a VIP tent or two adjacent center court for Sunday auctioned off on Saturday!  Support Volley4Charity, buy a courtside tent.  

Food and Beverage: No outside Food, beverage, ice chests, etc are allowed at the venue, however full concessions are available. Water stations will be available if you bring an empty water bottle. 

 

For questions please contact:
The Island/Volleyball of the Rockies
2233 S Geneva St, Denver CO 80247
(W) 303-745-2255
(F) 303-745-1937