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Tom Chamales:
 
Tom Chamales
United States  
 
Vital Statistics
 

Photo: Kevin Goff
Height 6'4"
  Best Finish Winnings
United States 1st (12 times) $625
   P&R 1st (12 times) $625
Overall 1st (12 times) $625
 
Bio Bits

At 6'4" and 200 pounds, Tom was the prototype of the All-American boy. Not only was he good looking, he possessed great athletic ability. At first he excelled in the sport of basketball. Then in the late 1960's his friend, noted baseball star, Randy Niles, taught Chamales the fundamentals of volleyball. Chamales became steadily more proficient in volleyball. He earned a "AAA" beach rating at San Diego’s Mission Beach in 1970. Later, Chamales was lured, by a nice pay check, into the International Volleyball Association.

Chamales had an abundance of natural ability when he began his career on the beach. His agility, jump, arm-swing and quickness all contributed to his success on the sand. While playing at Sorrento Beach, on an average day, featured very tough games and Chamales was able to hold his own against this competition and went on to win many tournaments, most notably at Hermosa Beach in 1973, then in 1974 at Santa Barbara’s East Beach and then at the Manhattan Beach Open. He was the consensus player of the year in 1974.

Chamales won his first "Open" tournament with Greg Lee at the 1972 Santa Barbara Open. He enjoyed most of his success with Ron Von Hagen winning two out of four events in 1973, four out of four events in 1974, and two out of four events in 1975. The 8 tournament victories with Von Hagen were supplemented with seven second place finishes. During his career, Chamales won 12 times out of the 21 times that he entered the finals of a tournament.

 
 
Awards
 
  • CBVA Beach Volleyball Hall of Fame 2008
 
Career Summary
 
United States
Season Assoc Played 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 7th 9th Money Points Rank 13th 17th 25th
1972 P&R 3 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 $0.00     0 0 0
1973 P&R 8 2 3 1 0 2 0 0 $0.00     0 0 0
1974 P&R 11 7 0 3 0 1 0 0 $0.00     0 0 0
1975 P&R 4 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 $0.00     0 0 0
1976 P&R 7 0 6 0 0 1 0 0 $625.00     0 0 0
1977 P&R 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 $0.00     0 0 0
1978 P&R 5 0 0 0 3 2 0 0 $0.00     0 0 0
1979 P&R 5 0 0 1 3 1 0 0 $0.00     0 0 0
Total
(Rank)
  44
(241st)
12
(39th)
12 6 6 7 1 0 $625.00
(658th)
    0 0 0
 
 
 
 
 
Overall
Total
(Rank)
  44
(598th)
12
(63rd)
12 6 6 7 1 0 $625.00 0.0   0 0 0
 
Red denotes ranked 1st
 
Victory List
 
Victory Date Assoc Location Partner Seed Winnings
1 6/4/1972 P&R Santa Barbara Greg Lee 3  
2 6/3/1973 P&R Will Rogers State Beach Ron Von Hagen    
3 7/8/1973 P&R Hermosa Beach Ron Von Hagen    
4 6/2/1974 P&R Will Rogers State Beach Ron Von Hagen    
5 6/23/1974 P&R Santa Barbara Ron Von Hagen    
6 7/7/1974 P&R Rosecrans Jim Menges    
7 7/21/1974 P&R Corona del Mar Fred Zuelich    
8 7/28/1974 P&R Sorrento Beach Marshall Savage    
9 8/18/1974 P&R Manhattan Beach Ron Von Hagen    
10 8/25/1974 P&R Mission Beach Ron Von Hagen    
Victory Date Assoc Location Partner Seed Winnings
11 5/25/1975 P&R Santa Cruz Ron Von Hagen    
12 6/8/1975 P&R San Diego Ron Von Hagen    
 
Partner Summary
 
Parks and Recreation
Partner Played 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 7th 9th Money Points 13th 17th 25th
Ron Von Hagen 20 8 8 1 1 2 0 0 $625   0 0 0
Greg Lee 3 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 $0   0 0 0
Jim Menges 3 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 $0   0 0 0
Steve Sims 3 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 $0   0 0 0
Fred Zuelich 2 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 $0   0 0 0
Jay Hanseth 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 $0   0 0 0
Rick Shaw 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 $0   0 0 0
Andrew Smith 2 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 $0   0 0 0
Marshall Savage 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 $0   0 0 0
Fred Sturm 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 $0   0 0 0
Partner Played 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 7th 9th Money Points 13th 17th 25th
Bill Dolby 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 $0   0 0 0
Bill Imwalle 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 $0   0 0 0
Pat Powers 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 $0   0 0 0
Buzz Swartz 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 $0   0 0 0
Dane Selznick 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 $0   0 0 0
Total 44 12 12 6 6 7 1 0 $625   0 0 0
 
Overall
Partner Played 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 7th 9th Money Points 13th 17th 25th
Ron Von Hagen 20 8 8 1 1 2 0 0 $625   0 0 0
Greg Lee 3 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 $0   0 0 0
Jim Menges 3 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 $0   0 0 0
Steve Sims 3 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 $0   0 0 0
Fred Zuelich 2 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 $0   0 0 0
Jay Hanseth 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 $0   0 0 0
Rick Shaw 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 $0   0 0 0
Andrew Smith 2 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 $0   0 0 0
Marshall Savage 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 $0   0 0 0
Fred Sturm 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 $0   0 0 0
Partner Played 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 7th 9th Money Points 13th 17th 25th
Bill Dolby 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 $0   0 0 0
Bill Imwalle 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 $0   0 0 0
Pat Powers 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 $0   0 0 0
Buzz Swartz 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 $0   0 0 0
Dane Selznick 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 $0   0 0 0
 
Total 44 12 12 6 6 7 1 0 $625 0.0 0 0 0
 
 

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