Tournament Director's Notes
CHANGE: The tournament committee agrees it should be the best teams that get in, so we've opened registration back up on the men's side until 5:00. This means some teams will not make it in and will receive a full refund from the CBVA.
The City of Laguna Beach is proud to announce that the 67th Annual Laguna Open beach volleyball tournament will be held September 9-11, 2022 at Main Beach Laguna in partnership with the California Beach Volleyball Association and the Association of Volleyball Professionals (CBVA and AVP respectively).
Teams will qualify based on a combination of CBVA and AVP points. Enter the tournament at www.cbva.com. The tournament will be on the “AVP Next” schedule on their website, AVP.com as well. You must register by Monday, September 5 at 5;00. Teams will be notified Wednesday night by email if they're in the main draw or Friday qualifier.
Please be sure to include a cell phone number in your entry. Matches will be posted by 9:00 AM Thursday, September 8, 2022 with start times through the second round. Bring some shade and sun protection. Bathrooms are very close with outside showers. Check out the results and pictures on the CBVA.com and AVP.com websites, Laguna Open on Instagram and "Laguna Beach Volleyball" on Facebook.
Tradition runs deep in Laguna Beach, the home of the world’s longest running “open” tournament. Many great players and Olympians have played Laguna over the years, and we look forward to again hosting world-class competition on one of the most beautiful beaches in the world. The CBVA has always been the grass roots proving ground of beach volleyball, and for our second year, we're teaming up with the premier pro league AVP to provide the ultimate in growth opportunity and tournament play.
The Men's and Women’s Laguna Open divisions will take the top 12 teams plus another 4 teams that qualify on Friday, September 9, 2022. The main draw will then consist of 16 men’s and women’s teams competing over the weekend. The top 2 finishing teams per gender will receive Wild Card bids in the AVP Huntington Beach Tour Series event in November.
We’re also excited to welcome back our local “Battle of the Beaches” for the third year. This fan favorite is a competition pitting the four iconic and historic volleyball beaches of Laguna against each other in a four-person battle. Victoria Beach will defend their title against Three Arch Bay, Emerald Bay and Main Beach for bragging rights. This has become a solid fan favorite.
The Men's and Women's Laguna Open tournaments will award substantial prize money. We awarded $18,500 in 2021 and we will exceed that in 2022. Our Open tournaments are 100% volunteer supported with entry fees going directly back into the prize purse. We are reliant upon donations from the community to cover the costs of the tournament and prize money. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.