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Charlie Saikley 6-Man Beach Volleyball Tournament

  • Date: 08/03/2018 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Location: Manhattan Beach Pier
    Manhattan Beach, California 90266
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category Day Date Time Cost Activity Number
Men's 40+ Friday and Saturday August 3rd and 4th, 2018 Check-In: 8:00 AM
Tournament Play: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
$400 30701
Men's 50+ (Saturday only) 30702
Men's Open 30703
Women's Master's 35+ (Friday only)
Women's Open 30705

2018 Charlie Saikley 6-Man Beach Volleyball Tournament

Thirteen years ago this summer, Charlie Saikley passed away. Known as the "Godfather of Beach Volleyball," Saikley was the man who over 40 years ago brought the Manhattan Beach 6-Man Volleyball Tournament to the South Bay.

Saikley’s roots in the South Bay began in the 1960’s, where as a school teacher at El Segundo High School, he also worked in the Manhattan Beach Parks and Recreation Department during his off-hours and summers. Through his work with Parks and Recreation, Saikley created the first city-organized volleyball instruction program in Southern California and worked largely with the city’s youth introducing them to the sport.

Saikley was legendary with the creation of tournaments that focused on the core components of beach volleyball: world-class talent combined with the beach lifestyle. In a nod to his original vision for the event that began in 1974, his family has worked alongside the Manhattan Beach Parks and Recreation Department to bring back the all-age inclusive, family-friendly feel to the event.

2018 marks the fourth year of the Jr. 6-Man, which takes place on Sunday, August 5th. This is a nod to Saikley’s belief in fostering youth involvement within the sport. It is expected that the youth tournament will also embrace the culture of costume-oriented team participation.

Additionally, the 2018 Charlie Saikley 6-Man Beach Volleyball Tournament will take place on Friday, August 3rd and Saturday, August 4th at the Manhattan Beach Pier from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM both days. The spirited revelry and unique costumes will continue on as part of the fun and tradition of recent years for the beach volleyball competition, with the additional element of youth participation joining the celebrated event. For more information, download the Charlie Saikley 6-Man Beach Volleyball Tournament application (PDF).

Having 6-Man withdrawal? Check out our Facebook Photo Album and relive the team spirit, the rivalry, and  the tradition of the 2017 Charlie Saikley 6-Man Beach Volleyball Tournament! Thank you to those who came to play and those who came to watch!