WOF 2018#44: King of the Court - Crown Series - Honolulu/Waikiki Beach (Hawaii)

A new era in Beach Volleyball

King of the Court Crown Series 2018

September 2018 – Honolulu (USA)


The Beach Volleyball King of the Court Crown Series is sanctioned by the 

International Volleyball Federation FIVB and launched in 2018. The kick-off of the exciting 

and revolutionary competition is held in Utrecht (NED) and followed by stops in Antwerp 

(BEL), Honolulu (USA) and Huntington Beach (USA).

The European leg involves 15 of the best men’s teams, while at the Hawaiian event, 15 top 

men’s teams will be joined by 15 of the best women’s. At Huntington Beach, 20 men’s and 

20 women’s teams will fight it out to be the best in the sand.

The competition format has long been known as a training game but for the first time in 

the history of the sport it has now become a pro-level competition. And here’s how the King 

of the Court Crown Series works: It’s not the usual two teams against each other, but 

five (respectively four and three) teams face each other simultaneously in a rotation 

system. There’s a Challenger’s and a King’s side. Challengers serve, and points can only 

be scored at the King’s side. If the Kings win a rally, they get one point and stay in 

their kingdom. If they lose, they’re out and are sent to the back of line of waiting 

teams. Challengers then move into the King’s end to face the next team. The team with the 

least points on the buzzer is out.