Boca Chica event set to open with pairs from 17 countries
BOCA CHICA, Dominican Republic, April 21, 2011 – The Boca Chica
Beach Volleyball Tournament, a double gender event part of the
NORCECA Circuit, begins on Friday with 20 men’s and 16 women’s
pairs representing 17 countries.
The participating countries are: Canada, Cayman Islands, Costa
Rica, Cuba, Curazao, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala,
Honduras, Jamaica, México, Nicaragua, Puerto Rico, St Kitts &
Nevis, Trinidad & Tobago, United States and U.S. Virgin Islands.
This is the third NORCECA Beach Volleyball competition of the
year with the two previous being held at Cayman Islands and
The male pairs will be divided into five pools while the female
teams will be distributed in four pools with a single
elimination format for the main draw.
The women’s teams will play a round robin only to determine
their ranking to the main draw. The top three teams of each men
pool will advance to the bracket with the last spot going to the
fourth placed team with best points-ratio.
The Boca Chica Beach Volleyball Tournament has become an annual
tradition during the Easter Sunday weekend at the popular beach
20 miles to the east of Santo Domingo, the Dominican Republic’s
Last year’s winners were Mexicans Aldo Miramontes and Juan
Virgen in the men’s division and Puerto Ricans Yarleen Santiago
and Dariam Acevedo among the women’s pairs.
Canadians Richard Van Huizen and Josh Binstock (men) and
American Brooke Hanson and Lauren Fendrick (women) claimed the
titles at Grand Cayman on March 27 and Miramontes/Virgen and
Canadians Heather Bansley and Liz Maloney were crowned at
Guatemala City on April 10.
Ryan Vanderburg/Andrew Hinchey (CAN-1), Martin Reader/Chaim
Schalk (CAN-2), Sherving Ranking/Olney Thompson (CAY),
Gilberto Villegas/Alexander Villegas (CRC), Karel Peña/Javier
Jiménez (CUB), Giandro Tokaay/Quinten Anthony (CUR),
Yewddy Perez/German Recio (DOM), Jeovanny Medrano/David
Vargas (ESA), Andy Leonardo/Erick Garrido (GUA),
Randall Vigil/Manuel Serrano (HON), Juan Virgen/Aldo
Miramontes (MEX-1), Ulises Ontiveros/Lombardo Ontiveros
(MEX-2), Arnaldo Castro/Alfredo Castro (NCA),
Roberto Rodriguez/Christopher Underwood (PUR-1), Pablo
Guzman/Luis Rodriguez (PUR-2), Shawn Seabrookes/St. Clair
Hodge (SKN), Fabien Whitfield/Daneil Williams (TRI),
William Strickland/Aaron Wachtfogel (USA-1), Steven
Vander Werp/Mark Van Zwieten (USA-2), Theodore
Dorsett/Leon Smith (ISV).
Jamie Broder/Eve Danserau (CAN-1), Jaclyne Jallos/Cindy
Phillips (CAN-2), Jennifer Bily/Cristin Alexander (CAY),
Ingrid Morales/Natalia Alfaro (CRC), Kirenia Reyna/Imara
Estevez (CUB), Samira Luis/Christine Anthony (CUR),
Ginette Del Rosario/Gina Del Rosario (DOM), Diana
Romero/Marcela Avalos (ESA), Maria Orellana/Rut Gomez
(GUA), Gina Flores/Marta Euceda (HON), Cheryl Daley/Cherine
Richards (JAM), Diana Estrada/Martha Revuelta (MEX),
Beatriz Rivera/Tatiana Encarnación (PUR), Elki Phillip/Pauline
Woodroffe (TRI), Ashley Ivy/Lisa Rutledge (USA-1),
Whitney Pavlik/Jenny Krop (USA-2).