62 players in St Lucia BVB Tournament
GROS ISLET, St Lucia, October 26, 2012 – The St Lucia Beach
Volleyball Tournament, ninth stop of the 2012 NORCECA Circuit,
kicks off on Friday morning at Pigeon Point Beach with 22
matches –twelve men’s and ten women’s.
The preliminary enquiry and general technical meeting took place
on Thursday at Bay Garden Hotel chaired over by Brian Louisy,
president of St Lucia Volleyball Association, Nelson Ramirez,
NORCECA delegate, and Arnaldo Sanchez, technical director.
Sixteen men’s pairs and fifteen women’s duos are ready to
compete under a double elimination bracket starting at 9:00 a.m.
in two courts approved by the NORCECA Control Committee.
The local women’s duo of Samantha Mann and Dania Hamilton takes
on Ayana Dyette and Elki Phillip of Trinidad & Tobago-1 while in
the men’s division William Montogomery and Jonathan Meski of
United States-1 play against Curtis Gaskin and Hugh Sealey of
“We are very happy to welcome many of the best beach volleyball
players of the region and I wish you all a pleasant stay and a
good competition in St Lucia,” Louisy said in his speech on
Sanchez informed on the competition system of the tournament and
directed the seeding of the non-ranked teams, while Miguel
Ramirez introduced the international referees.
Finally, Nelson Ramirez praised the efforts made by the local
organizers and wished the best to the 62 players on behalf of
Cristobal Marte Hoffiz, the president of the NORCECA Volleyball
The Pigeon Point location was chosen to host the event because
of easy access and the viability of space.
"Throughout the period of the championship, buses will be
available to the population," explained Shane Roachford, the
Public Relations Manager of the Association.
Another particular of the event is the massive participation of
junior players as volunteers. Helping in all stages of the
organization of the championship, the new athletes work
voluntarily for the pleasure of being part of the Volleyball St.
“To work with teenagers is good because they are fun. They are
very excited and involved with the event”, said Roachford who is
also in charge of the volunteers.
The volunteers group has 75 people working together. Among them
are junior national players, athletes from several volleyball
clubs and lovers of volleyball.