All set in Nassau for the start of Beach Volleyball tournaments
NASSAU, Bahamas, July 17, 2017 – The double-gender beach
volleyball tournament of the Bahamas 2017 Youth Commonwealth
Games is hours away from serving off in a high standard venue
located at the Queen Elizabeth Sports Center in downtown Nassau.
Members of the Control Committee –all from NORCECA
Confederation- made an inspection visit to the main competition
area and its dependencies on Sunday and came out impressed with
the existing facilities for players, referees and supporting
“There are two very good playing courts of high quality and a
warm-area which reflects the work done by the organizers ahead
of the start of the competition,” said Mushtaque Mohammed, who
presides over the group of supervisors.
Veteran Andre Trottier of Canada, referee manager, conducted a
clinic for line judges and scorers to secure the proper running
of the event.
“They are all well trained and there is no concern at all about
their capabilities to do a good job,” said the much experienced
Steve Owen, director of the competition, said 10 female teams
and 12 male teams will take part in the competition. The female
pairs will be divided into two pools of three and one pool of
four teams for the preliminary phase. The male teams will
play in four pools of three teams.
The preliminary inquiry and the technical meeting will take
place on Monday evening at the player’s hotel.
“I am anticipating an exciting competition in both tournaments
and I am pretty sure that beach volleyball will be one of the
main attraction of the Games as it was the case in the last two
editions of the Olympics in London and Rio,” said Mohammed.
“It is a youth competition so at the same time the Commonwealth
Games offer also a unique opportunity to promote cultural
exchange and friendship,” Mohammed added.