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June 6, 1997 | MICHAEL ITAGAKI
The city of Newport Beach is holding its second in a series of California Beach Volleyball Assn. tournaments this weekend at Corona del Mar's main beach. Check-in time is 10 a.m. Saturday and the tournament concludes Sunday. There will be tournaments held in women's unrated, women's double-A and men's unrated divisions. The entry fee is $30 and annual CBVA membership is $10. Fees can be paid Saturday.
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July 16, 2013 | By Eric Sondheimer
 The Chad Foundation is holding a volleyball tournament and heart screening on Saturday at Hermosa Beach in honor of Chad Butrum, a former North Hollywood baseball and football player who died a few days short of his 27th birthday in 1994. Screenings that normally cost $2,500 will be free. The tournament begins at 9 a.m. Doctors will be providing voluntary heart screenings for anyone who wants one. The foundation has targeted high school athletes trying to spot cardiac disorders.
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April 29, 1992
Lee Bradford had 15 kills and Robert Beard added 14 to power Pierce College to a 15-12, 15-2, 15-8 victory over visiting Irvine Valley in the championship match of the Southern regional of the state volleyball tournament on Tuesday. Pierce (15-3) will play Orange Coast in the first round of the eight-team state tournament at Palomar College in San Marcos on Friday.
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September 25, 2011 | By Mike Bresnahan
It's been an unbelievable season for Sean Scott and John Hyden, give or take one bad chicken sandwich, but Saturday was a rough time for one of the top U.S. beach volleyball teams. Scott and Hyden were bounced into the losers bracket of the Hermosa Beach Open after Matt Prosser and John Mayer beat them in the double-elimination tournament of the Jose Cuervo series, 16-21, 22-20, 15-13. The only thing preventing Scott and Hyden from winning every U.S. tournament they've entered this season is Scott's bout with food poisoning two weeks ago in a National Volleyball League event in Miami.
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June 7, 1997
A Superior Court judge issued a preliminary injunction Friday prohibiting a men's professional beach volleyball tournament on the sand in Manhattan Beach. Judge Robert H. O'Brien ruled that the city of Manhattan Beach did not properly comply with environmental impact laws when it granted a permit authorizing a stop on the men's pro tour, which is run by the Assn. of Volleyball Professionals.
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June 22, 1996 | PAIGE A. LEECH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
While many of the world's best indoor volleyball players are spiking their way through the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta, the Cal State Northridge men's team will be in the thick of another top-notch tournament half way around the globe--in Indonesia. Northridge, which finished 16-12 and was ranked No. 4 in the nation in the final Volleyball Magazine poll, has been chosen to represent Los Angeles at the Jakarta Sister Cities volleyball tournament July 15-22. And the best news of all?
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 5, 1998
Signaling a return to the days of yesteryear, Manhattan Beach plans to bring back the Manhattan Open volleyball tournament this summer as an amateur event with free admission and a homespun bring-your-own-beach-chair attitude. The City Council voted unanimously Tuesday night to direct city staff to create a nostalgic-style tournament June 13 and 14 with no bleachers, loud music or paid seating. Anheuser-Busch pledged $25,000 to the event and a local businessman offered the same as a co-sponsor.
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April 22, 1997
A grass-roots beach protection group has filed a lawsuit challenging a pro volleyball tournament organizer's right to sell tickets to the Manhattan Beach Open instead of leaving many of the seats free to the public. In recent years, the Assn. of Volleyball Professionals sold 25% of its tickets to the event, allowing volleyball enthusiasts to sit in the rest of the seats for free or have access to the beach.
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May 18, 1997 | ALAN ABRAHAMSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It's been dubbed the Wimbledon of the sand. It is widely credited with transforming beach volleyball, once a refuge of gangly beach dudes, into an Olympic sport and a made-for-TV event replete with bronzed and buffed hard bodies. But now the success of the Manhattan Beach Open, by the pier in a town where the sport has deep roots, may be the very thing that could kill it.
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May 24, 1997 | ROBERT J. LOPEZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The fate of next month's venerable Manhattan Beach Open volleyball tournament is hanging in the balance, pending a court hearing early next week. Officials from the Assn. of Volleyball Professionals, which sponsors the popular seaside event, say they will be in Los Angeles Superior Court on Tuesday to see whether a judge upholds a temporary restraining order preventing the organization from selling tickets to the event.
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August 26, 2011 | By Baxter Holmes
Kurt Rambis isn't a very good beach volleyball player. "I'm awful," he says, laughing. But the former Lakers forward and NBA coach's son, Jesse, is pretty good — a professional, even. On Friday at the Manhattan Beach Open, Jesse Rambis and his partner, Kevin Wong, the second-seeded team in the tournament, beat Travis Schoonover and Nils Nielson, 21-19, 19-21, 15-8, to advance to the third round. Wong is a Lakers fan, especially of the Showtime teams the elder Rambis played for, but Wong was pretty impressed with the junior Rambis after playing alongside him for the first time Friday.
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August 21, 2010 | By Baxter Holmes
Fans lined the edges of the beach volleyball courts, lounging just inches away from players, easy distance for playful banter. "So," one fan began, "are those shorts pink, or salmon?" "Umm … salmon," joked a player, a long thought later. The 50th anniversary of the Manhattan Beach Open, considered the crown jewel of beach volleyball events, was certainly intimate Saturday. It was also old school. No fences, no seating, no international or Assn. of Volleyball Professional rules.
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August 13, 2010 | By Laura Myers
The most storied tournament in beach volleyball was in jeopardy on Friday — but only for a few hours. Less than a week before play was set to begin at the 50th Manhattan Beach Open, the Assn. of Volleyball Professionals announced that it is no longer financially viable and canceled the rest of the season. The timing of the AVP announcement meant little time for the city of Manhattan Beach and the California Beach Volleyball Assn. to save the tournament. "I think the most important information to get out to everybody is that the tournament will happen," CBVA President Chris Brown said.
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August 2, 2010 | By Megan Kimble, Los Angeles Times
Manhattan Beach's annual Charlie Saikley Six-Man Volleyball Tournament has long held a reputation as one of the biggest and rowdiest beach parties in the South Bay. But that all changed this weekend. When 60,000 people and 200 teams packed the beach with coolers and kegs last year, city residents and businesses said they'd had enough. This year, officials tightened the reins and placed the emphasis on volleyball instead of partying. The result: a smaller, more controlled beach event Saturday and Sunday.
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May 3, 2009 | Gary Klein
USC's Tony Ciarelli wanted to try it, but the attempt seemed too risky. All Saturday night, the freshman outside hitter had fired rocket-fast deep serves at Pepperdine. Now, at 20-19 in the fifth game of the championship match of the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation men's volleyball tournament, Ciarelli pondered a change-up. "I was thinking it was way too risky," Ciarelli said. "And then I thought, 'Why not?'
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June 9, 2008 | Peter Yoon, Times Staff Writer
Todd Rogers and Phil Dalhausser have spent much of this season demonstrating their dominance on the AVP Crocs Tour, but now it's time for the leading American candidates for men's Olympic gold to strut their stuff against the teams they will go up against in Beijing. Rogers and Dalhausser swept through the Hermosa Beach Open without losing a match, ending the tournament with a 21-14, 25-23 victory over Casey Jennings and Matt Fuerbringer on Sunday in the final. It was the seventh victory in eight AVP tournaments this season and the third consecutive victory at Hermosa Beach for Rogers and Dalhausser, who are headed to Europe this week for a string of three consecutive international events.
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May 21, 2007 | Peter Yoon, Times Staff Writer
We know all about death and taxes, but the AVP Pro Beach Volleyball Tour apparently is ready to add victories by Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh to that inevitable list. May-Treanor became the women's all-time leader in beach volleyball victories Sunday when she and Walsh overcame an early-morning loss and defeated third-seeded Rachel Wacholder and Tyra Turner, 21-15, 21-11, in the final of the Hermosa Beach Open.
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