Eighteen countries represented in Hamaca NORCECA Finals 2019
BOCA CHICA, Dominican Republic, October 3, 2019 – Players
from eighteen countries will participate in the Hamaca
NORCECA Finals Beach Volleyball Tournament in Boca Chica,
the eighth leg of the year from October 4 to 6.
For the second consecutive year the traditional Hamaca Hotel
is hosting the event organized by the former three-time
volleyball Olympic champion Mireya Luis of Cuba.
Luis an Executive Vice President of NORCECA and FIVB also
leads the organization of the Varadero Tournament in her
Mireya made the announcement during a press conference held
on Wednesday in the premises of the hotel. She was
accompanied by the Mayor of Boca Chica Carolina Dennis and
Jonathan Rijo, vice director of operations of the hotel.
The players hails from Antigua, Bahamas, Canada, Costa Rica,
Cuba, Curacao, Dominican Republic, Guatemala, Martinique,
Mexico, Nicaragua, Puerto Rico, St Kitts & Nevis, St Lucia,
Trinidad & Tobago, Turks & Caicos, United States, and U.S.
“Some big international players of both genders will come to
Boca Chica looking for big FIVB points as they aim to
increase their current world ranking ahead of the 2020
Olympic Games,” Mireya said.
“The competition will be very tough and besides the
tournament we also will have the eliminatory phase of the
Eastern Caribbean women’s continental cup with Antigua
playing a best-of-three competition against St Lucia on
Teams will arrive on Thursday and the preliminary inspection
will take place in the afternoon with the general technical
meeting scheduled in the evening.
Daymian Stewart of Trinidad & Tobago will be the Technical
Director of the competition with Salvador Bautista as
Last year champions of the men’s segment Josué Gaxiola and
José Luis Rubio of Mexico will be in Boca Chica to defend
their title. In the women’s field bronze medalists Kelley
Larsen and Emily Stockman of United States will be here