1. The King of the Court Crown Series closed out the last stop of their international invitational four-stop series with US teams April Ross / Alix Klineman and Jake Gibb / Taylor Crabb being crowned as Kings and Queens of the Court. In front of a standing-room only stadium of dedicated and boisterous fans, the fast-paced competition created by Netherlands-based company Sportworx brought together the biggest names in beach volleyball from all around the globe as athletes battled for a piece of the $150,000 prize purse and the King of the Court title. The weekend wrapped with a performance by world-renowned DJs Sunnery James and Ryan Marciano from the Netherlands that kept fans dancing through the men’s final. A total of 20 teams per gender were invited to participate in the competition this weekend. Every team was required to work and stay in the game until the very end and called for the utmost endurance. The competition was no less intense than its traditional format counterpart, and no team was safe however much of a lead they kept. Pavan / Humana-Paredes who looked strong all weekend dominated the first round of the Women’s final. However, A. Ross, known for having arguably one of the best serves in the world along, with partner and 2017 AVP Rookie of the Year Klineman maintained their cool composure to stay alive after having zero points for the majority of the round and also took Rounds 2 and 3 by storm. Though Pavan / Humana-Paredes prevented A. Ross and Klineman from ending the final round and kept the Americans at a 14-point freeze for the remaining minutes on the clock, the A-Team was able to clinch the win as King of the Court Queens. "It was amazing to win on my home beach. I’m so stoked to win in front of you guys. The field was so tough out there, that final was ridiculous, the semis were ridiculous - this means a lot to come out on top. Thank you!” said A. Ross. Klineman added, “It's been incredible. Obviously having April as my partner is everything. It was so fun to play against the best competition in the world here today. The crowd was great. Thank you guys for coming out and cheering!" Hughes / S. Ross were the first to be eliminated in Round 1, followed by Agatha / Duda in Round 2.
    Though Nico Beeler / Marco Krattiger (SUI) made the finals, Krattiger was forced to forfeit due to an injury and Meeuwsen (NED), who was eliminated yesterday stepped in next to Beeler. Three US teams made the finals including crowd favorites Priddy and Casebeer, Gibb and Ta. Crabb who faced off against his brother Tr. Crabb and partner Bourne, who made his return just last month at the Manhattan Beach Open Presented by Acer after an 18-month hiatus from the AVP Pro Tour due to an autoimmune disease diagnosis. The Spaniards Herrera / Gavira came out with a commanding lead and dominated the first round with 21 points. The Europeans dominated the second round leaving it to the Americans to fight for Round 3 where the lowest scoring team of Casebeer / Priddy got the job done near the end of Round 1, beating out Bourne / Tr. Crabb in Round 2 for their place in the final. Casebeer / Priddy were unable to make it past the second round. Though defending champions Gibb / Crabb barely qualified for the first and second rounds, they proved that a stronger finish counted than a strong start. They found their rhythm in the final round against Meeuwsen / Beeler and Herrera / Gavira and were able to defend their King of the Court title with a comfortable lead over their opponents. “This format is physically demanding but it’s a lot of fun,” said a visibly elated Gibb, a long-time Huntington Beach resident. “The best part about playing on my home turf is hearing people cheer for me and recognizing who those voices belong to. I’m so stoked right now.” Tr. Crabb added, “Anytime you can play the best teams in the world is pretty awesome, and to win two of four stops in its first year is so good. I hope it sticks around.”
    Results

    Men
    1st - Jake Gibb and Taylor Crabb (USA)
    2nd - Pablo Herrera / Adrian Gavira (ESP)
    3rd - Nico Beeler / Robert Meeuwsen (SUI / NED)

    Women
    1st - April Ross and Alix Klineman (USA)
    2nd - Sarah Pavan and Melissa Humana-Paredes (CAN)
    3rd - Brittany Howard and Kelly Reeves (USA)

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  2. The King of the Court Crown Series closed out the last stop of their international invitational four-stop series with US teams April Ross / Alix Klineman and Jake Gibb / Taylor Crabb being crowned as Kings and Queens of the Court. In front of a standing-room only stadium of dedicated and boisterous fans, the fast-paced competition created by Netherlands-based company Sportworx brought together the biggest names in beach volleyball from all around the globe as athletes battled for a piece of the $150,000 prize purse and the King of the Court title. The weekend wrapped with a performance by world-renowned DJs Sunnery James and Ryan Marciano from the Netherlands that kept fans dancing through the men’s final. A total of 20 teams per gender were invited to participate in the competition this weekend. Every team was required to work and stay in the game until the very end and called for the utmost endurance. The competition was no less intense than its traditional format counterpart, and no team was safe however much of a lead they kept. Pavan / Humana-Paredes who looked strong all weekend dominated the first round of the Women’s final. However, A. Ross, known for having arguably one of the best serves in the world along, with partner and 2017 AVP Rookie of the Year Klineman maintained their cool composure to stay alive after having zero points for the majority of the round and also took Rounds 2 and 3 by storm. Though Pavan / Humana-Paredes prevented A. Ross and Klineman from ending the final round and kept the Americans at a 14-point freeze for the remaining minutes on the clock, the A-Team was able to clinch the win as King of the Court Queens. "It was amazing to win on my home beach. I’m so stoked to win in front of you guys. The field was so tough out there, that final was ridiculous, the semis were ridiculous - this means a lot to come out on top. Thank you!” said A. Ross. Klineman added, “It's been incredible. Obviously having April as my partner is everything. It was so fun to play against the best competition in the world here today. The crowd was great. Thank you guys for coming out and cheering!" Hughes / S. Ross were the first to be eliminated in Round 1, followed by Agatha / Duda in Round 2.
    Though Nico Beeler / Marco Krattiger (SUI) made the finals, Krattiger was forced to forfeit due to an injury and Meeuwsen (NED), who was eliminated yesterday stepped in next to Beeler. Three US teams made the finals including crowd favorites Priddy and Casebeer, Gibb and Ta. Crabb who faced off against his brother Tr. Crabb and partner Bourne, who made his return just last month at the Manhattan Beach Open Presented by Acer after an 18-month hiatus from the AVP Pro Tour due to an autoimmune disease diagnosis. The Spaniards Herrera / Gavira came out with a commanding lead and dominated the first round with 21 points. The Europeans dominated the second round leaving it to the Americans to fight for Round 3 where the lowest scoring team of Casebeer / Priddy got the job done near the end of Round 1, beating out Bourne / Tr. Crabb in Round 2 for their place in the final. Casebeer / Priddy were unable to make it past the second round. Though defending champions Gibb / Crabb barely qualified for the first and second rounds, they proved that a stronger finish counted than a strong start. They found their rhythm in the final round against Meeuwsen / Beeler and Herrera / Gavira and were able to defend their King of the Court title with a comfortable lead over their opponents. “This format is physically demanding but it’s a lot of fun,” said a visibly elated Gibb, a long-time Huntington Beach resident. “The best part about playing on my home turf is hearing people cheer for me and recognizing who those voices belong to. I’m so stoked right now.” Tr. Crabb added, “Anytime you can play the best teams in the world is pretty awesome, and to win two of four stops in its first year is so good. I hope it sticks around.”
    Results

    Men
    1st - Jake Gibb and Taylor Crabb (USA)
    2nd - Pablo Herrera / Adrian Gavira (ESP)
    3rd - Nico Beeler / Robert Meeuwsen (SUI / NED)

    Women
    1st - April Ross and Alix Klineman (USA)
    2nd - Sarah Pavan and Melissa Humana-Paredes (CAN)
    3rd - Brittany Howard and Kelly Reeves (USA)

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  3. England's Gary Hunt and Rhiannan Iffland of Australia were at their imperious best as they fought off the strong challenge of their rivals and completed their own personal comebacks to secure the title at the final stop of the 2018 Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series in Polignano a Mare, Italy. While for Hunt it was a record seventh King Kahekili Trophy in this 10th anniversary season, Iffland can now lay claim to being the most successful female diver in the sport's history after making it a hat-trick of World Series championship wins in front of 70,000 passionate fans at the place where houses rise from the rocks. America's Steven LoBue, who had led the men's standings for most of the season, finished runner-up at both this stop and in the overall standings, while Mexican Jonathan Paredes' third place on Italy's Adriatic coast also mirrors his final position. In the women's, Iffland's title rivals failed to find their very best form, with Mexico's Adriana Jimenez finishing fourth on the day to fall back to second place overall, while Canadian Lysanne Richard's second place secured her the final spot on the overall podium.

    Men
    1- Gary Hunt GBR – 418.65pts
    2- Steven LoBue USA – 406.056
    3- Jonathan Paredes MEX – 391.35
    4- Michal Navratil CZE – 385.40
    5- Constantin Popovici (W) ROU – 375.20

    Women
    1- Rhiannan Iffland AUS – 342.25pts
    2- Lysanne Richard CAN – 294.35
    3- Yana Nestsiarava BLR – 286.90
    4- Adriana Jimenez MEX – 276.55
    5- Jessica Macaulay (W) GBR – 268.70

    Final standings (after 7 of 7 stops)

    Men
    1- Gary Hunt GBR – 1010pts
    2- Steven LoBue USA – 950
    3- Jonathan Paredes MEX – 790
    4- Michal Navratil CZE – 680
    5- Andy Jones USA – 570

    Women (after 5 of 5 stops)
    1- Rhiannan Iffland AUS – 830pts
    2- Adriana Jimenez MEX – 760
    3- Lysanne Richard CAN – 690
    4- Jessica Macaulay (W) GBR – 600
    5- Yana Nestsiarava BLR – 510

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  4. England's Gary Hunt and Rhiannan Iffland of Australia were at their imperious best as they fought off the strong challenge of their rivals and completed their own personal comebacks to secure the title at the final stop of the 2018 Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series in Polignano a Mare, Italy. While for Hunt it was a record seventh King Kahekili Trophy in this 10th anniversary season, Iffland can now lay claim to being the most successful female diver in the sport's history after making it a hat-trick of World Series championship wins in front of 70,000 passionate fans at the place where houses rise from the rocks. America's Steven LoBue, who had led the men's standings for most of the season, finished runner-up at both this stop and in the overall standings, while Mexican Jonathan Paredes' third place on Italy's Adriatic coast also mirrors his final position. The showdown in the men’s was just as thrilling with the 34-year-old Hunt emerging victorious for the 34th time in 72 competitions. The brilliant Brit, who has recently rediscovered the magic that led him to six titles by winning the last three stops, was tied with title contender LoBue after two rounds; The record man held his nerves to pull out two high scoring optional dives from 27m and edge out his rivals. Missing out on his third round dive, title defender Paredes finished his eighth year on the World Series in third place while FINA high diving world champion LoBue claimed second place overall - his personal best World Series result to date.
    Gary Hunt (GBR): “It feels kind of strange, I forbid myself to imagine this moment. After what happened last year I said just take it as it comes if it comes and so to live this moment now I’m so, so happy. This season has really reminded me how much I love the sport. This place was a great idea to have as a final, because this town loves this sport and it’s a natural amphitheatre for this competition. This is absolutely my most special season win. It’s just the road I went on this winter, it was a really tough one and made me question myself why I’m doing this and do I want to do this. A few tough results at the start. I learned a lot about myself this year and for that reason it’s very special.”

    Results - Stop #7, Polignano a Mare | ITA
    1- Gary Hunt GBR – 418.65pts
    2- Steven LoBue USA – 406.056
    3- Jonathan Paredes MEX – 391.35
    4- Michal Navratil CZE – 385.40
    5- Constantin Popovici (W) ROU – 375.20

    Final standings (after 7 of 7 stops)
    1- Gary Hunt GBR – 1010pts
    2- Steven LoBue USA – 950
    3- Jonathan Paredes MEX – 790
    4- Michal Navratil CZE – 680
    5- Andy Jones USA – 570

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  5. England's Gary Hunt and Rhiannan Iffland of Australia were at their imperious best as they fought off the strong challenge of their rivals and completed their own personal comebacks to secure the title at the final stop of the 2018 Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series in Polignano a Mare, Italy. While for Hunt it was a record seventh King Kahekili Trophy in this 10th anniversary season, Iffland can now lay claim to being the most successful female diver in the sport's history after making it a hat-trick of World Series championship wins in front of 70,000 passionate fans at the place where houses rise from the rocks. In the women's, Iffland's title rivals failed to find their very best form, with Mexico's Adriana Jimenez finishing fourth on the day to fall back to second place overall, while Canadian Lysanne Richard's second place secured her the final spot on the overall podium.
    The 27-year-old Australian triple champion had sent out a message already on day one of the competition as she surged into the lead with a sensational second round showing, which earned Iffland the highest ever score for a single dive from the 21m platform. Eleven victories in 17 starts weren’t enough for the cliff diving sensation, as she added the highest ever women’s competition score to her list of records. With two victories and a second place in five events, Jimenez repeated her runner-up finish from 2017. After coming back even stronger from a year off due to injury, Switzerland-winner Lysanne Richard from Canada completed the women’s top three.
    Rhiannan Iffland (AUS): “I’m kind of lost of words. It still hasn’t sunk in yet, but I knew I had to do a consistently good competition. I knew I had to smash it really. That was all that was in my head. Go out on the platform and be yourself and do it how you know it. I think it was a smart move to put the most difficult dive yesterday, so I had more energy. But the crowd and the atmosphere here today was filling me with energy anyway, so either way I’m super stoked. I love this place, it’s one of my favourite stops and it is very special to stand up on the platform and look out and see all these people passionate about this sport.”

    Results - Stop #7, Polignano a Mare | ITA
    1- Rhiannan Iffland AUS – 342.25pts
    2- Lysanne Richard CAN – 294.35
    3- Yana Nestsiarava BLR – 286.90
    4- Adriana Jimenez MEX – 276.55
    5- Jessica Macaulay (W) GBR – 268.70

    Final standings (after 5 of 5 stops)
    1- Rhiannan Iffland AUS – 830pts
    2- Adriana Jimenez MEX – 760
    3- Lysanne Richard CAN – 690
    4- Jessica Macaulay (W) GBR – 600
    5- Yana Nestsiarava BLR – 510

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