Lucia to host ninth stop of NORCECA Circuit
GROS ISLET, St. Lucia, October 22, 2012 – The NORCECA Beach
Volleyball Circuit will make its first ever visit to St Lucia
with seventeen men’s pairs and sixteen women’s duets
participating in the three-day competition from October 26-28.
The event will serve off at Pigeon Island National Landmark in
Gros Islet where a temporary seating venue has been set up.
A total of 18 different countries will be represented in the
ninth stage of the successful 2012 beach volleyball tour.
Over eighty individuals are volunteering their services to
assist St Lucia Volleyball Association during the weekend
competition, according to The Voice of St Lucia.
“St Lucia is extremely privileged and on my part I am humbled by
the confidence that NORCECA has placed in St Lucia to allow and
give us the support to host a stage in the beach volleyball
tournament,” The Voice quoted Brian Louisy, president of the
local Volleyball Association.
Donovan Williams, Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Tourism
expressed: “Volleyball has always been an exciting sport, beach
volleyball I think is perhaps even more so. It has been an
appeal and attraction; there is great interest in beach
volleyball. This circuit is one that I think is very popular.”
The women’s competitors include the Puerto Rican pair of Yarleen
Santiago and Yamileska Yantín, winners of the stops in Boca,
Chica, Dominican Republic in April and
Puerto Rico in August.
The teams registered are the following:
Anguilla: Ian Connor-Sherwin Richardson.
Xavier Roberts-Emroy Lee.
Mitchel Daniel-Eargenell De Cuba. Barbados: Curtis Gaskin-Hugh
Sealey. British Virgin Islands: Drexel Glascow-Canice
Marquis. Costa Rica: Esteban Escobar-José Suárez.
Dominican Republic: Yewddys Perez-Germán Recio. Grenada:
Adam Lefeuillee-Greg Gilbert. Panama: Domingo Ávila-Otto
Penso. St Lucia-1: Joseph Clercent-Julian Biscette. St
Lucia-2: Gillan Octave-Dayne Williams. St Vincent:
Cluevann Cumberbatch-Darryl Franklin. Trinidad & Tobago-1:
Daniel Williams-Fabien Whitfield.
Trinidad & Tobago-2:
Simon Blake-Colin Bernard. United States-1: William
Montgomery-Jon Mesko. United States-2: Antonio Ciarelli-Jeffrey
Carlson. U.S. Virgin Islands: Marc Lomeli-Anthony Pippen.
Rekisha Leverett-Eva Hodge.
Sharon Payne-Rosemarie Joseph. Canada: Kristina Vlcek-Victoria
Cowley. Costa Rica: Ingrid Morales-Natalia Alfaro.
Dominican Republic: Deborah Constanzo-Karla Montilla.
French St. Martin:
Veronique Berthelot-Clemire Alphonse. Grenada: Shakira
Collymore-Maginnie Ampofo. Puerto Rico: Yarleen Santiago-Yamileska
Yantín. St. Kitts and Nevis: Antoinette Henry-Andrea
Liburd. St Lucia-1: Samantha Mann-Dania Hamilton. St
Lucia-2: Indira Laurencin-Jamilla Lansiquot. St Vincent:
Nikita Campbell-Bownie Allicot. Trinidad & Tobago-1:
Ayana Dyette-Elki Phillip. Trinidad & Tobago-2: Pauline
Woodroffe-Nancy Joseph. United States: Tracy Weamer-Kathryn
Babcock. U.S. Virgin Islands: Jamie Farley-Laurie Bachler
Top-ten men’s rankings:
1. Canada, 1,170
2. Puerto Rico, 960
3. United States, 860
4. Dominican Republic, 860
5. Guatemala, 810
6. Trinidad & Tobago, 585
7. Cuba, 580
8. Mexico, 540
9. St Lucia, 535
10. El Salvador, 440
Top-ten women’s rankings:
1. Mexico, 1,080
2. Canada, 1,010
3. Puerto Rico, 930
4. United States, 840
5. Dominican Republic, 780
6. Costa Rica, 645
7. Cuba, 580
8. Guatemala, 520
9. Nicaragua, 440
10. Trinidad & Tobago 415
Results of the previous stops:
Place Women Men
Cayman Islands Candelas/Garcia (MEX)
Guatemala Kropp/Pavlik (USA)
Boca Chica, Dom. Rep. Santiago/Yantin (PUR) Rodriguez/Irizarry
Chiapas, México N.Sinal/Canet (CUB) Piña/Gonzalez
Toluca, México Candelas/Garcia (MEX) Virgen/Ontiveros
Varadero, Cuba Ballard/O.Sinal (CUB) Piña/Gonzalez (CUB)
P. Rico Santiago/Yantín (PUR) Rodríguez/Haddock (PUR)
Chula Vista, USA Day/Hughes (USA)