The AVP Chicago Championships is the final event of the 2019 AVP Gold Series. The US$300,000 Gold Series Championships will be made up of 24 teams in the main draw for both genders. There will be 14 auto entries, two wild cards, and eight teams coming through the qualifiers. Main draw will be played from Friday, August 30 with the finals coming up on Sunday, September 1.
While the FIVB World Tour is slowing down before the Rome World Tour Finals with only 1-star events at Montpellier (France) and Oslo (Norway) being played, most American top teams are back for the Chicago Gold Series event. Manhattan Beach champions Trevor Crabb/ Reid Priddy and Sarah Pavan/ Melissa Humana-Paredes will be performing as well as Casey Patterson/ Chase Budinger and Stafford Slick/ Billy Allen who just returned with a 5th place from the Jurmala 3-star. Leading the pack are Patterson/Budinger on the men’s and the A-Team on the women’s side.
Check out the entry list here.