The most decorated beach volleyball player of all time, Kerri Walsh Jennings concludes inaugural 2018 p1440 (platform1440) season with two beach volleyball tournaments, family-friendly entertainment, health & wellness activities, personal development experiences and more at Huntington State Beach on Friday, November 30 to Sunday, December 2. Marking the last event in 2018, p1440 Huntington Beach will feature two beach volleyball tournaments, the p1440 Beach Volleyball Top Guns Invitational—featuring 16 of the best players of each gender from around the world and the p1440 Beach Volleyball Young Guns Invitational—welcoming all talented athletes to participate in a 24-team main draw. In addition to watching beach volleyball throughout the weekend, the three-day event will feature family-friendly activities including balloon and caricature artists, inflatable slides and more; a health & wellness village with high-intensity interval training workouts, art of breath workshops, yoga, meditation sessions and healthy cooking demos; live podcasts with Impact Theory; adult and junior volleyball clinics; immersive art experiences; music from local DJs; gourmet food options and more.
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It's been a little over 5 years since @kerrileewalsh & @caseytjennings both won a major tournament on the same weekend, a feat they’ve accomplished four times and that hasn't been repeated for married couples since! Kerri & Casey are both vying for the Top Guns title at #p1440HB, and a win for both would break the tie currently held with legends, Mike and Patty Dodd. Will they pull it off? Join us in Surf City, Nov. 30 – Dec. 2, to find out! >>Ticket link in bio<<
“I can’t believe it’s already our last event of 2018! What the p1440 team has been able to accomplish this year has been truly incredible and I’m looking forward to ending our first year in the amazing Huntington Beach community, where I first fell in love with the sport and launched my career on the sand,” said Walsh Jennings. “We are doing something extremely special for our last event. We are hosting two tournaments at the same time—the Young Guns Invitational is primarily focused on giving the ‘younger’ players a very high-level opportunity to compete. The Top Guns Invitational will be a 16 person draw. There will be three rounds of pool play and a final match that will crown the champion. This format is super exciting! It’ll be fun to see the different match ups and to see which players rise to the challenge of playing with multiple partners and personalities!”
The Young Guns Invitational will feature a men’s and women’s 24-team main draw with modified pool play. The top two teams from each pool and the top four third-place teams will advance into a 16-team single elimination bracket. The Top Guns Invitational invites 16 of some of the best men’s and women’s players from around the world to play as individuals in this unique tournament format. Athletes will team up with a variety of different players throughout the tournament—playing with athletes who are traditionally opponents and getting the chance to battle against their own partner. The first three rounds will be pool play, with partners being selected at random and each match consisting of only one game to 28. The first and second place winners from round three of pool play will select his and her partner to take to the finals from the remaining 14 tournament players—ultimately determining who is the best of the best that weekend. The finals will consist of traditional match play—the first team to win two sets will be crowned the Top Guns Invitational champion.
“I’m also so proud and excited about all the lifestyle and health & wellness experiences we’ve set up for our attendees of all ages and families to enjoy. Our health & wellness village is packed with inspiration and experts in the wellness field and we have special guests nearly every day sharing their stories with us, including Hurley International founder, Bob Hurley; UFC star, Michelle Waterson and three-time WWE champion, Eve Torres Gracie. We want everyone to leave our events feeling inspired and fueled with new knowledge that they’ve gained from their weekend with us,” said Walsh Jennings.
Health & Wellness Village
Attendees will be able to connect with their mind, body and spirit, while also getting their sweat on in the health & wellness village. Get the chance to participate in guided meditation by Hailey Lott; yoga sessions with One Love Movement’s founder and yogi, Kim Bauman; and multiple workouts with p1440 expert trainers like Brain Mackenzie’s Art of Breath workshops; Tommy Knox’s Fast-twitch Strength Training Primer; UFC’s Michelle Waterson’s (Karate Hottie) cardio kickboxing; Kerry Wachtfogel’s mindfully directed full-body workouts and Cody Butler’s HEAT Bootcamps all happening in the Movement Shop sponsored by Älsa Energy. p1440’s brand partner, The Brand X Method will also be running short kid-friendly workouts and challenges including squat technique and jumping mechanics and youth volleyball clinic warm-ups.
Guests will also be able to fine tune their volleyball skills at the AcuSpike individual trainer or at one of the volleyball clinics led by p1440’s coaching staff. After working out at the Movement Shop sponsored by Älsa Energy or playing some volleyball, guests can relax and rejuvenate in the Recovery Lounge with Normatec compression systems and chairs, Hyperice modalities and other experiences.
There will also be a variety of live cooking demos led by Source Café’s Chef Amber and plenty of vendors to engage with like Nano Greens, Harmless Harvest, Älsa Energy, Rhone, ROKA, PEMF 8000 Pro and others.
In addition to the Health & Wellness Village, p1440 will have additional immersive experiences and music for families and all ages. Below are additional experiences that will take place at p1440 Huntington Beach:
· Impact Theory Podcast with Bob Hurley—founder of Hurley International—Tom Bilyeu, co-founder of Impact Theory will lead a live podcast discussion with special guest, Huntington Beach local and successful entrepreneur, Bob Hurley on Friday, Nov. 30 at 3 p.m.
· Women of Impact Podcast with WWE Champion, Eve Torres Gracie—Impact Theory’s co-founder, Lisa Bilyeu will host three-time champion in WWE, actress and co-creator of the Gracie Women Empowered self-defense program, Eve Torres Gracie for a live Women of Impact podcast recording on Friday, Nov. 30 at 2 p.m.
· Kid’s Court—Curated with the little ones in mind, the “Kid’s Court” area will have inflatable slides, balloon and caricatures artists and a kid’s volleyball court.
· Q&A + Meet & Greet with UFC’s Michelle Waterson—American mixed martial artist and UFC athlete, Michelle Waterson will be leading a cardio kick boxing class on Sunday, Dec. 2 and meeting attendees, signing autographs and conducting a live Q&A. Fans can catch her from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
· Art—Get ready to engage with and create art throughout the venue all weekend—spend some time at the coloring art wall, the interactive ball wall, the life-size volleyball and more. p1440 encourages its guests to channel their inner artist and creativity through beautiful works of art. There will be plenty of Instagramable photo opportunities throughout the three-day event too.
· Retail Experience—Explore the p1440 retail shop where guests can find a memento to carry the p1440 lifestyle beyond the weekend, from apparel to accessories there’s something for everyone!
Complimentary admission is provided to the event and attendees are encouraged to RSVP on Eventbrite. VIP ticket options are also available for purchase. VIP tickets include: a center court VIP bleachers section, complementary beer and wine, catered food and refreshments. Single day VIP tickets are $100 and a three-day package is $200. To stay up-to-date with p1440 Huntington Beach, visit here.
p1440 will also be streaming all matches online at p1440.com and on the p1440 app, which is available to download on iOS and Android devices.
To become a part of the #1440Movement, visit, www.p1440.com, or follow p1440 on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @platform1440.
Schedule for p1440 Huntington Beach is as follows:
· Friday, Nov. 30 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
· Saturday, Dec. 1 from 8 a.m. 5 p.m.
· Sunday, Dec. 2 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
p1440 was created from the vision of three-time Olympic gold medalist and one-time Olympic bronze medalist, Kerri Walsh Jennings, and husband Casey Jennings’ way of life: to live every minute of the day with purpose—all 1,440 of them. p1440 is an event series encompassing a professional beach volleyball tournament, personal development experiences, live music performances and a health & wellness village, mirrored by a powerful digital community that will provide inspiration and resources to live life fully. It is a movement that goes beyond the lines in the sand, encouraging all to live the p1440 lifestyle regardless of age, gender, profession or geographic location. p1440 was founded upon four pillars: Competition, Development, Health & Wellness and Entertainment. Through the event series and the digital community, p1440 will elevate the sport of beach volleyball, provide a credible platform for aspiring and professional athletes, grow the volleyball audience and become the leading resource for individuals to live a life full of intention. To become a part of the #1440Movement, visit www.p1440.com, or follow p1440 on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @platform1440.