The AVP, Wilson Sports and EEVB have combined to expand the Grand Prix Program throughout the East Coast.
Definition: Grand Prix - a high-level sporting competition over a long & strenuous series. That is exactly how we see the Wilson/AVP Grass Roots Grand Prix. Players will compete in Grand Prix weekend doubles tournaments throughout the 2010 season earning GP points based on where they finish. Standings will be posted on the AVP web site at http://18.104.22.168/GrandPrix.aspx. The current standings are posted there now and are updated regularly). Prize money will be awarded based on the finals standings:
Men’s Open Grand Prix: $6,300 (increased $300 in 2010)
Women’s Open Grand Prix $4,500 (increased $1,500 in 2010)
Men’s AA $2,000 (increased $500 in 2010)
Women’s AA $2,000 (increased $500 in 2010)
Men’s A $1,500 (increased $500 in 2010)
Women’s A $1,500 (increased $500 in 2010)
Men’s B $400 (increased $300 in 2010)
Women’s A $400 (increased $300 in 2010)
Complete prize money breakdown and details are online at www.eevb.net/grand_prix.html including the number of places receiving prize money. The program awards points at AVPNext sanctioned tournaments. At the end of the season the top players receive a share of the $20,000 prize money. Prize money is awarded in Open, AA, A and B divisions.
The Grand Prix program is designed to spread out benefits to players of all levels. We hope that you will play in tournaments to earn points. All GP results will also earn players points in the AVP National Rankings (www.avp.com/IFrames/National-Rankings.aspx ).
In addition to earning points at EEVB tournaments you can also earn points at events run by the following organizations:
Additional AVPNext series will be added soon. If your local tournament promoter is not involved, “Ask him why not?”. The goal is to include all top East Coast programs in a coordinated series of events throughout 2010. In 2011 we hope to expand this program Nationwide in 2011.