In Varadero 33 couples from today at Norceca Beach
VARADERO, Cuba, May 10, 2019 - The fourth stop of the Norceca
Beach Volleyball Circuit began in the sands near the Barceló
Solymar Hotel with the participation of 33 couples, 17 of them
men and in both gender divided into four elimination groups.
At 7 in the morning the General Technical Meeting took place,
postponed the night earlier due to the arrival in the early
hours of the last representatives of three countries.
Along with the two pairs by gender of Cuba and Canada, the pair
of women's teams from the United States and some of the rest of
the countries that have already achieved medals in the last two
phases such as Nicaragua, Guatemala, El Salvador and Trinidad
The hosts Mailen Deliz and Leila Martinez intend to conquer
their fourth consecutive gold and to achieve it will constitute
a record for the event of the champions in Aguascalientes,
Cayman Islands and Nicaragua. They are precisely the defenders
in this site where last year they started playing as a duo.
The same will go to the sands of the Blue Beach their fellows
Sergio González and Luis Enrique Reyes, who already treasure a
range of colors by obtaining in this order bronze, beach and
gold, although both assured that their objective is none other
than to conquer the throne.
«This is a square where we have always given great joy to our
fans, this time will not be the exception», said Sergio, fifth
in the Olympic Games of Rio 2016 who has five golds in Varadero,
with Yaismel Borrel in 2011, Karell Peña the following year and
Nivaldo Díaz from 2015 to 2018, with whom he won silver last
His new partner, the twenty-year-old Luis Enrique, does not want
to lose the opportunity to demonstrate the rapport they has
achieved despite having changed his position, since he was also
a blocker and debuted together in this circuit, which since 2011
has been uninterruptedly celebrating a stop in Varadero, just
over 130 kilometers from Havana.
The other duos from Cuba are also the experienced Karell Peña
and the youngest Yosvany Delgado, as well as Yanisleidis Sánchez
and Lidiannis Echevarría. Karell, playing alongside Daisel
Quesada registered a record of three consecutive wins in the
You can find here other pairs who have been medalists this year,
the Americans Falyn Fonoimoana-Nicolette Martin (bronze in the
first two) and Brittany Hochevar-Carly Wopat (silver in the
Cayman Islands); the Salvadorans Kathya Vásquez-Fernanda Vargas
and the trinitarians Marlon Phillip-Daynte Stewart (bronze in
the third) and the Nicaraguans Rubén Mora and Dany López (third
in the Cayman Islands) and Lolette Rodríguez (silver in their
country, now with another partner).