Tobago and Bahamas secure tickets to NORCECA Zonal Phase
CHAGUANAS, Trinidad, December 18, 2010 –Trinidad
& Tobago and Bahamas advanced to the finals of the Caribbean’s
NORCECA Men Sub Zonal Olympic Beach Volleyball Qualification
Tournament following their Golden Set triumphs on the sands of
Saith Park at Chaguanas Beach on Saturday.
Both finalist countries are secured of berths in next year’s
Zonal Phase Continental Tournament against the four best teams
from Eastern Caribbean zone.
The Trinidadians Daneil Williams and Fabien Whitfield overcame a
14-11 deficit to prevail 16-14 in an exciting tie-breaker
against Aruba’s Mitchel Daniel and Eargenell De Cuba.
Daniel/De Cuba claimed the win 21-14, 21-16 in the first match
over Christian Francois/Kevin Rivers and Williams/Whitfield then
scored a 21-13, 21-13 victory over Fransua Angela/Emelindo
Meanwhile, the experience of Bahamas’ Renaldo Knowles and Muller
Petit was a key factor as they edged Jamaica’s Wayne Scott and
Andre McLean 15-13 in the Golden Set joining the host country in
The duo of Knowles/Petit had scored a 21-19, 21-12 victory over
Jamaicans Stephen Yee Sing and Dellan Brown while Scott/McLean
won 21-12, 21-12 against Byron Ferguson and Princtanique Wilson.
In the morning session on Saturday, Barbados and Curacao stayed
in contention for one of the top-four positions prevailing in
Golden Sets in their best-of-three series against U.S. Virgin
Islands and Suriname respectively. Barbados is to play Aruba and
Curacao will clash with Jamaica in the battles for the two
remaining tickets to the Zonal Continental event.
Barbados’ Elwin Oxley and Winston Gittens defeated Marc Lomeli
and Winston Cintron of U.S. Virgin Islands (15-12) while Humprey
Vrutaal and Giandro Tokaay of Curacao overcame Suriname’s Dion
Brunings and Roberto Jovals (15-13).
Oxley/Gittens won 21-0, 21-0 against Diehl Cullen/Anthony Pippen
while Lomeli/Cintron defeated Hugh Sealey/Jamaal Nedd by score
Suriname’s Brunings/Jovals won 21-18, 21-14 over Kyran
Li-Fo-Sjoe/Quinten Anthony while Vrutaal/Tokaay scored a 23-21,
21-13 victory against Michael Ong-A-Kwie/Clyde Akaamba.