Saturday, September 2nd Karch Kiraly and Scott Ayakatubby won the $100,000 Nestea Player's Championship held in Newport, RI, September 1-2, 1995. A single elimination format was used for this event. Kiraly/Ayakatubby won all four of their games, defeating Mike Dodd and Mike Whitmarsh 15-11 in the final. Earlier in the day Kiraly/Ayakatubby won a close one over Boullianne/Lewis 14-13. These matches were shown on NBC TV. On Friday, Kiraly/Ayakatubby won over Ceman/Welch 15-5, and Foust/Moothart 15-7. Dodd/Whitmarsh won over Johnson/Loiola 15-6 (default - Loiola injured), Tanner/Wurts 15-8, and Friederichsen/Unger 15-9. Johnson/Loiola won over Frohoff/Luyties 15-3, and Kerins/Smith 15-7. Boulliane/Lewis won over Fonoimoana/Heidger 15-13, and Cardenas/Paaluhi 15-7.
AVP Player's Championship Newport, RI September 1-2, 1995 $100,000 Total Prize Money 1st - Scott Ayakatubby/Karch Kiraly $ 21,000 2nd - Mike Dodd/Mike Whitmarsh $ 12,000 3rd - Adam Johnson/Jose Loiola $ 8,300 3rd - Bill Boulliane/Brian Lewis $ 8,300 5th - Canyon Ceman/Wes Welch $ 5,200 5th - Eric Fonoimoana/Rob Heidger $ 5,200 5th - Brent Frohoff/Ricci Luyties $ 5,200 5th - Troy Tanner/Eric Wurts $ 5,200 9th - Doug Foust/Craig Moothart $ 2,500 9th - Leif Hanson/Chris Young $ 2,500 9th - Kevin Martin/David Swatik $ 2,500 9th - Daniel Cardenas/David Paaluhi $ 2,500 9th - Mark Kerins/Andrew Smith $ 2,500 9th - Brian Gatzke/Jeff Rodgers $ 2,500 9th - Eduardo Bacil/Tim Hovland $ 2,500 9th - Scott Friederichsen/Matt Unger $ 2,500 17th- Jim Nichols/Mike Schlegel $ 1,200 17th- Wayne Seligson/Tony Zapata $ 1,200 17th- James Fellows/Lance Lyons $ 1,200 17th- Dain Blanton/Ian Clark $ 1,200 17th- Marcelo Duarte/Albert Hannemann $ 1,200 17th- Nick Hannemann/Lee LeGrand $ 1,200 17th- Greg Ryan/Burke Stefko $ 1,200 17th- John Brajevic/Al Janc $ 1,200
Monday, August 28thThe Miller Lite/AVP Pro Beach Volleyball Tour moves across the country this week for the $100,000 Nestea Players' Championship, Friday and Saturday (Sept. 1-2). Play gets underway both days at 9 a.m. The final is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. on Saturday and will be nationally televised by NBC with Chris Marlowe and Paul Sunderland calling the action. Two-day reserved tickets ranging in price from $10-$65 are available from Ticketmaster (401-331-9799).