Bahamas win Caribbean BVB Men’s Cup Qualifier
CHAGUANAS, Trinidad, December 19, 2010 - Renaldo Knowles and
Muller Petit defeated Fabien Whitfield and Daneil Williams in a
golden set (15-11) to give Bahamas the first place over Trinidad
& Tobago at the Caribbean’s NORCECA Men Sub Zonal Olympic Beach
Volleyball Tournament on Sunday.
The duo of Knowles/Petit put Bahamas in front claiming the first
match of the best-of-three series with a 2-1 (21-23, 21-15,
15-11) victory against Christian Francois/Kevin Rivers, but the
hosts Trinidadians Whitfield/Williams came back with a 2-0
(21-15, 21-16) win over Byron Ferguson/Princtanique Wilson
forcing the golden set tie-breaker.
Bahamas, Trinidad & Tobago, Barbados and Jamaica, the top four
countries in the competition, qualified to next June’s Zonal
Phase Tournament against St. Lucia, St. Kitts & Nevis, Antigua &
Barbuda and Dominica from Eastern Caribbean Zone.
The third place of the event at Saith Park in Chaguanas Beach
went to Barbados when Elwin Oxley/Winston Gittens edged
Jamaica’s Wayne Scott/Andre McLean by score of 15-13.
In Sunday’s morning action, Scott/McLean gave Jamaica a 15-12
golden set victory over Quinten Anthony/Giandro Tokaay of
Curacao while Oxley/Gittens defeated Aruba’s Mitchell Daniel/Eargenell
De Cuba also 15-12.
Earlier, Curacao’s Humphrey Vrutaal/Tokaay defeated Jamaica’s
Stephen Yee-Sing/Dellan Brown (21-11, 21-19) but the duo of
Scott/McLean tied the series with a 21-17, 21-9 victory against
Kyran Li-Fo-SJoe/Quentin Anthony.
Also, Barbados’ Oxley/Gittens won 21-12, 21-17 over Aruba’s
Fransua Angela/Emelindo Robles only to see Daniel/De Cuba tying
up the series with a 21-7, 21-13 victory against Hugh Sealey/Jamaal