King of the Court Rules

King of the Court consists of five teams playing during a session: two on the court and three waiting to play. The team on the challenger side serves to the team on the king side, and a rally commences. The loser of the rally moves to the back of the line of teams waiting. If the team on the king side win the rally, it receives a point; should the challenger win, that team moves to the king side. Points may only be won on the king side (think sideout scoring, except for sides of the court rather than who holds the serve).

Each session has three rounds. After the first two rounds, the team with the lowest point total will be eliminated. In the third round, the first team to 15 points wins.

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (January 4, 2021) – Two U.S. beach volleyball athletes will compete in this weekend’s King of the Court Finals held January 5-8 in Doha, Qatar: Sarah Schermerhorn and Corinne Quiggle.

The women’s tournament will begin Thursday, January 6. Every session will be streamed live on the King of the Court YouTube channel. Lewie Lett and Beach National Team coach Rich Lambourne will provide commentary.

Schermerhorn/Quiggle both have played two FIVB seasons apiece, last claiming a Top-10 finish in the Itapema 4-star two months ago. Schermerhorn also took part in King of the Court Utrecht August 2021. Partnering with Brazilian Eunyce Vercosa, she tied for 11th.

The women’s schedule for King of the Court Finals has not yet been released, but the men’s draw will begin at 4:50 a.m. Pacific Wednesday, January 5.