Webb-Bonner, Hamilton-Wright cop volleyball titles


KINGSTON, Jamaica, November 6, 2012 - The teams of Ryck Webb and Gatasheu Bonner and Shadeiky Hamilton and Kai Wright claimed the top awards in the Justbet/TVJ SN Beach Volleyball Competition in the finals at Barbican last Saturday.


Bonner and Webb stopped Donovan Richards and Dellan Brown, 21-18, 21-18, to take the men's title, while Hamilton and Wright beat Cherine Richards and Cheryl Daley, 21-16, 22-20, for the women's crown.


"We started out setting ourselves a major goal which was to win the tournament. Along the way we set ourselves minor goals in not losing a set, and we've achieved that," Bonner told the Jamaica Observer.


Wright was pleased to have upset the favourites.


"We knew this tournament was gonna be hard because they are the national representatives. They are the first-timers coming in. We just used our indoor skills because we both play for Jamaica and we won this game and I'm just so excited."


Jamaica Amateur Volleyball Association President Major Warrenton Dixon expressed pleasure with the outcome of the competition in its inaugural year.


"When we were about to start I said to myself I'm looking forward to the 3rd of November because I want to hear what people would have said about the competition. I want to hear people say, 'when are we doing this again', and I'm hearing a lot of those questions," he said.


From Jamaica Observer