Pool Play battle to main bracket at Cayman Islands on Friday
SEVEN MILES BEACH, Grand Cayman, March 24, 2011 – A Central
American duel between Marcela Avalos and Diana Romero of El
Salvador and Nicaragua’s Lollette Rodriguez and Valeska
Hernandez will open the women’s action at the Cayman Islands
Beach Volleyball Tournament the first leg of 2011 NORCECA
Circuit on Friday morning.
In the men’s division the opening contest features Esteban
Escobar and Alexander Villegas of Costa Rica pitted against Jon
Mesko and Paul Baxter of United States-2.
Twenty women’s and nineteen men’s teams will be divided in five
pools with the top three pairs of each pool advancing to a
single elimination main bracket.
The composition of the pools was decided by the 2010 NORCECA
Rankings with teams without ranking and countries’ second teams
distributed during a drawing of lots ceremony held on Thursday
morning during the Technical Meeting, under the supervision of
Arnaldo Sanchez, the competition’s director.
Noel Williams, President of Cayman Islands Volleyball
Federation, welcomed the players and NORCECA’s delegate Hall of
Famer Sinjin Smith pronounced encouraging words to all
participants on behalf of Cristobal Marte Hoffiz, President of
NORCECA. Randy Stocklos, another Hall of Famer, who is here as
special guest, also took part in the ceremony.
The pools composition is as follows:
Puerto Rico-1, Jamaica, Cayman Islands and Mexico-2. Pool B:
United States-1, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Canada-2.
Canada-1, Trinidad and Tobago, St. Kitts and Nevis and United
States-2. Pool D: Costa Rica, Dominican Republic,
Honduras and U.S. Virgin Islands. Pool E: Guatemala,
Mexico-1, Barbados and Puerto Rico-2.
Mexico, Trinidad and Tobago and Cayman Islands-1.
Pool B: United States-1, El Salvador, Nicaragua and Canada-2.
Pool C: Puerto Rico-1, Jamaica, Honduras and Barbados.
Canada-1, Dominican Republic, St. Kitts and Nevis and Cayman
Costa Rica, Guatemala, Puerto Rico-2 and United States-2.