Twelve teams enter but only six will leave



GROS ISLET, St Lucia, May 26, 2016 - Twelve men’s teams from the ECVA, AFECAVOL and CAZOVA have gathered in Gros Islet, St. Lucia to vie for the right to advance to the fourth round of the NORCECA Continental Cup, to be held in Guaymas, Mexico June 20 to 27.


These teams are Barbados, Costa Rica, Curacao, El Salvador, Guatemala, Jamaica, Nicaragua, St. Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Suriname, Trinidad & Tobago and U.S. Virgin Islands.


The meeting commenced with a moment of silence for the recently departed Moises Alfonso Reyes of Guatemala. He was a member of the National Guatemalan Beach Volleyball team who was slated to participate in this tournament. 


With only six spaces available for advancing, teams engaged in dialogue over rule uncertainties, to ensure all present were clear as to what is expected.


Mr. Julian Bissette, one of the leading St. Lucian players stated though he has not played extensively on the NORCECA Beach tour for the past two years, but he believes St. Lucia should advance to the next round of the tournament based on what he has seen. 


 The convergence of the three zones will make for an interesting tournament this weekend.


Registered Teams:


Barbados-A (Daran Gill/Shaquille Barker), Barbados-B (Elwin Oxley/Ronald Rice), Costa Rica-A (Bryan Monge/Ronald Calvo), Costa Rica-B (Richard Smith/Sebastian Valenciano), Curacao-A (Darwin Colina/Norandy Bonafasia), Curacao-B (Jeandro Tokaay/Henrich Daal), El Salvador-A (Franklin Flores/Armando Guatemala), El Salvador-B (Carlos Escobar/David Vargas), Guatemala-A (Erick Flores/Erick Garrido), Guatemala-B (Julio Recinos/Luis Garcia), Jamaica-A (Mark Lewis/Ryck Webb), Jamaica-B (Christopher Walters/Triston Hitchaman), Nicaragua-A (Denis Lopez/Gerson Contreras), Nicaragua-B (Ruben Mora/Dany Lopez), St Kitts & Nevis-A (Stedroy Collins/Rohan Jeffers), St Kitts & Nevis-B (Kemoroy Percival/St Clair Hodge), St Lucia-A (Julian Bissette/Joseph Clercent), St Lucia-B (Tevin St Jean/Damel Eudoxie), Suriname-A (Joshua Dwarkasing/Robertho Frits), Suriname-B (Keven Sporksled/Antonie Vilet), Trinidad & Tobago-A (Simon Blake/Colin Bernard), Trinidad & Tobago-B (Fabien Whitfield/Daneil Williams), U.S. Virgin Islands-A (Brian Kwasny/Dillon Lesniak), U.S. Virgin Islands-B (Marc Lomeli/Jacked Dietrich)