Road to Rio Olympics resumes in NORCECA



CASTAWAYS BEACH, Antigua, January 21, 2016 - The Road to the Rio de Janeiro 2016 Olympic Games Beach Volleyball Tournament will resume in NORCECA with the hosting of the Second Round Continental Cup Qualifiers, which comprises the Caribbean Zonal Volleyball Association (CAZOVA)  and Eastern Caribbean Volleyball Association (CAZOVA), from Friday until Sunday.


Over the next three days, the top six teams each from the first round of the NORCECA Continental Cup qualifiers held by CAZOVA and ECVA last year will battle it out in a double-elimination men’s gender qualification best-of-five match series through the finals.


At the end of the tournament, the top eight teams from the tournament will qualify to the Third Round of NORCECA qualifiers where they will be joined by the top four teams from the Central American Volleyball Federation (AFECAVOL).


Among the teams competing in Antigua are the host country, St Kitts & Nevis, Dutch St Maarten, St Vincent and The Grenadines, Dominica and ECVA Round One winners as well as CAZOVA First Round champions, Trinidad and Tobago, Jamaica, Barbados, Suriname, US Virgin Islands and Curacao.


The Preliminary Enquiry and Technical Meeting for all teams wil be held on Thursday afternoon at Jolly Beach Hotel, Hibiscus Room, under the supervision of NORCECA Supervisor Glenn Quinlan and Competition Director, Daymian Stewart. First serve on Friday is 9am.