SEEDINGS ANNOUNCED FOR BEACH VOLLEYBALL AMERICA KYOCERA U.S. CHAMPIONSHIPS AT MARINER'S POINT IN SAN DIEGO TOURNAMENT SET FOR AUGUST 26-27, 2000 PLAY BEGINS 9:00 A.M. ON SATURDAY AND SUNDAY EVENT IS FREE TO THE PUBLIC
SAN DIEGO, CA (August 22, 2000) - Beach Volleyball America (BVA) announced today the seedings for the final event of the 2000 BVA Tour season. The Kyocera U.S. Championships will be held Saturday August 26th and Sunday August 27th, 2000 at Mariner's Point in San Diego. Play is scheduled to start both days at 9:00 A.M., with the final scheduled for approximately 2:30 P.M. on Sunday. The event is free to the public.
Players will be competing for $75,000 at the event, with the winners splitting $15,000 and taking home the honor of U.S. Champion.
The event will include such top BVA players as Annett Davis, Jenny Johnson Jordan, and Holly McPeak, who will all be representing the USA at the Summer Olympics in Sydney, Australia this September.
Other teams participating at the Kyocera U.S. Championships include Nancy Reno/Elaine Youngs, who won last weekend's BVA Long Beach Open, and Lisa Arce/Barbra Fontana, who have won two BVA tournaments this season, the Pismo Beach Open and the Oceanside Open.
The two day event is a 24-team double-elimination Olympic Cross-over format.
Listed below are the seedings for the 24 teams.
- Annett Davis, Tarzana, CA/Jenny Johnson-Jordan, Tarzana, CA
- Lisa Arce, Manhattan Beach, CA/ Barbra Fontana, Manhattan Beach, CA
- Holly McPeak, Manhattan Beach, CA /Leanne Schuster, Manhattan Beach, CA
- Nancy Reno, Encinitas, Ca/Elaine Youngs, Encinitas, Ca
- Nancy Mason, Hermosa Beach, CA/Rachel Wacholder, Hermosa Beach, CA
- Linda Hanley, El Segundo, CA/Karrie Poppinga, Honolulu, HI
- Jennifer Meredith, Manhattan Beach, CA/Carrie Busch, El Segundo, CA
- Danalee Bragado, Hermosa Beach, CA/Ali Wood, Long Beach, CA
- Liz Masakayan, San Diego, CA/Karolyn Kirby, San Diego, CA
- Stephanie Cox, Santa Barbara, CA/ Katy Eldridge, Los Gatos, CA
- Marsha Miller, Los Angeles, CA/ Lia Young, Honolulu, HI
- Gayle Stammer, Los Gatos, CA/ Wendy Stammer, Portland, OR
- Heather Lowe, Redondo Beach, CA/ Jennifer Pavley, Agoura Hills, CA
- Allison Block, San Diego, CA/ Pat Killiany, Vista, CA
- Deanna Evans, Culver City, CA/ Helen Reale, Los Angeles, CA
- Valinda Hilleary, Newport Beach, CA/ Kristin Schritter, San Diego, CA
- Marla O'Hara, Agoura Hills, CA/ Julie Sprague, Manhattan Beach, CA
- Angie Kammer, San Diego, CA/ Jennifer Kessy, San Diego, CA
- Dianne DeNecochea, San Diego, CA/ Missy Ross, San Diego, CA
- Liz Pagano, San Diego, CA/ Michelle Morse, Redondo Beach, CA
- Gail Kehl, San Diego, Ca/ Barbara Nyland, San Diego, CA
- Deanne Johnson, San Diego, CA/ Karen Helyer, San Diego, CA
- Barb Birnbaum, San Diego, CA/ Erin Galli, San Diego, CA
- Kaili Kimura, Hawthorne, CA/ Sarah Schroeder, Pacific Palisades, CA
This tournament concludes the 2000 inaugural season for the BVA tour which consisted of seven tournaments and a total purse of over $500,000 in prize money. The schedule for the 2001 season is now being prepared.
For further information on the BVA Tour, please contact Chris Podraza at (858) 486-8659 or via email at [email protected], or Rick Schloss at (760) 942-6501 or via e-mail at [email protected], or visit the BVA Tour website at BVATour.com.
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