CASTAWAYS, Antigua, April 23, 2015 - The Eastern Caribbean
Volleyball Association -ECVA- Beach Volleyball
Zonal Tournament of the NORCECA Continental Cup, the first round
of the 2016 Rio Olympic Games, serves off in Antigua on Friday
at beautiful Castaways Beach located in Jolly Harbour.
Antigua will host two tournaments, first the men’s qualifier
from April 24-26, followed by the women’s division from May 1-3.
A total of six teams of both genders will advance to the second
round qualifier, facing the top six from the Caribbean Zonal
Volleyball Association -CAZOVA-.
Glenn Quinlan, President of ECVA, appointed as Director of the
Competition, confirmed the registration of 22 male teams from
eleven countries during the preliminary inquiry.
Quinlan, also presided the general technical meeting on Thursday
at the YMCA Sports Complex, joined by members of the NORCECA
“It will be an intense competition, with three hard working
days; be good sportsman at all time and the top six will
continue their Olympic quest further this year”, Quinlan stated.
The Men teams registered are:
Omari Hamilton/Aldus Frank and Daren Wbster/Aristo
Richardson. Antigua & Barbuda: Jamarie James/Collin
Thomas and Adrian Constant/Yoshid Auguistr. Bermuda:
Joshua Malpas/Daniel Fiddick and Gary LeBlanc/Eric Haller.
British Virgin Islands: Marlon Solomon/Paul Mourillon and
Marlon Burke/Carldon Morton. Dominica: Deon Vidal/Yahn
Florent and Lincoln/Riviere/Kerwin George. Dutch St. Martin:
Juwon Hans/Riegmar Valies and Shivanni Levenstone/Shwan
Gumbs. French St. Martin: Christophe Parisot/Alain
Pansiot-Villon and Rotilio Richardson/Gullaume Bryan.
Grenada: Andrews Akin/Darron Oxford and Nivel John/Devon
Paul. St. Kitts & Nevis: Everson Browne/Sterdroy
Collins. St. Lucia: Agustin Faulkner/Coen Caesar and
Sheldon Descartes/Darnel Eudoxie. St. Vincent: Cassius
Franklyn/Delshun Welcome and Ronaldo Franklyn/Asmond Franklyn.
Friday’s schedule starts with the series between
Anguilla v. British Virgin Islands, French St. Martin v. Bermuda
and Dominica v. Dutch St. Martin.