CAZOVA Beach Volleyball Olympic Qualifier set to begin
CHAGUANA, Trinidad & Tobago, December 16, 2010 – The CAZOVA
Olympic Beach Volleyball zonal phase qualifier kicks off on
Friday with 16 matches in the men’s competition and 13 in the
Action is scheduled to start at 10:00 AM (local time) with
matches in both genders. In the men’s side, the fourth ranked
Barbados meet the fifth seeded Bahamas while in the women’s
event Curacao (4th seeded) goes against Aruba (5th).
In both series the two teams representing each country will
compete against the other two.
The CAZOVA phase is played under the new competition system that
pits country against country in best-of-five matches. In case of
a tie, the series will be decided by a golden set.
The other three series in the men’s section feature first seeded
Jamaica against U.S. Virgin Islands (8th), second
seeded Trinidad & Tobago (2) versus Surinam (7th) and
third seeded Aruba (3) against Curacao (6).
Meanwhile in the women’s tournament, the other series in action
features first seeded Trinidad & Tobago vs. U.S. Virgin Islands
(8th), second seeded Jamaica against Bahamas (7th)
and third seeded Barbados against Suriname (6th).
The top four countries of each series will advance to the
best-of-three second round to be played on Saturday. The
semifinals and finals will take place on Sunday.
The series were decided during the drawing held at the General
Technical Meeting chaired by Mr. Mushtaque Mohammed, President
of the National Federation of Trinidad & Tobago, Mr. Arnaldo
Sanchez, the Competition Director and Mrs. Indhira Ramirez,
The top four countries of this phase will advance to the second
round of the Continental Cup in 2011 where they will meet the
top four countries from ECVA zone.
This phase is part of the new Olympic qualification system for
Beach Volleyball approved by FIVB last October.