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2019 Manhattan Beach Open (MBO)

Presented by the City of Manhattan Beach and Association of Volleyball Professionals (AVP)

  • Date: 08/17/2019 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM  
  • Location: Manhattan Beach Pier
    Manhattan Beach, California 90266
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Manhattan Beach Open Volleyball Tournament

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Manhattan Beach is probably most famous for its beach volleyball and the grand daddy of beach volleyball tournaments, the Manhattan Beach Open. Since 1960, this tournament, which started as an amateur event and is now part of the professional volleyball players tour, has been a popular summertime activity. The Manhattan Beach Open is the only professional volleyball tournament in which amateurs are able to "place into" the event through pre-qualifying rounds. Many local residents have participated in the tournament and some have won the tournament including U.S. Olympic Silver Medalist, Mike Dodd. 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.

This year's tournament will be celebrating 60 years of beach volleyball tradition, honoring greats of the past and present and the second tournament of the 2019 Gold Series! The celebration begins with the Volleyball Walk of Fame red carpet ceremony at the Manhattan Beach Pier Thursday, August 15, 2019, to honor last year’s men’s and women’s champions – Nick Lucena, Phil Dalhausser, Alix Klineman and April Ross.

Please note: Parking will be impacted near the Manhattan Beach Pier during the tournament. Please review the 2019 Parking and Shuttle Information (coming soon) webpage for more information. 

2019 Tournament Schedule (subject to change)
Thursday, August 15th through Sunday, August 18th
South side of Manhattan Beach Pier

Day Date Event Time Notes



Qualification Tournament and MBO Walk of Fame Pier Ceremony

Venue Open: 7:30 AM to 7:00 PM

Competition: 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM

MBO Walk of Fame Pier Ceremony: 3:30 PM

Open to the Public


Main Draw Tournament; Opening Rounds

Venue Open: 7:30 AM to 6:30 PM
Competition: 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM

Pre-Sale tickets are available at the AVP Website


For more information, visit the AVP website.



Main Draw Tournament; Elimination Rounds Venue Open: 7:30 AM to 6:30 PM
Competition: 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM


Main Draw Tournament; Final Rounds Venue Open: 7:30 AM to 3:30 PM
Competition: 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Semi-Finals: 8:00 AM to  11:30 AM
Finals: 11:30 PM to 3:00 PM

Manhattan Beach Open Volleyball Tournament


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