Guatemala welcomes the NORCECA Beach
GUATEMALA CITY, Guatemala, March 28, 2012 – The second leg of
the 2012 NORCECA Beach Volleyball Circuit will be held next
weekend at Campo Marte in downtown of Guatemala City with the
participation of 16 men’s duos and 11 women’s pairs.
The teams are scheduled to arrive on Wednesday with the
preliminary enquiry and general technical meeting to take place
The Guatemala Beach Volleyball Tournament is among the most
popular annual sport events in the country and thousands of fans
are expected to attend during the three-day competition.
Last year’s event saw the experienced duos of Mexicans Aldo
Miramontes and Juan Virgen in the men’s field and Canadians
Heather Bansley and Elizabeth Maloney claiming the gold medals.
Miramontes/Virgen won a sensational final match against Cuba’s
Karell Peña and Javier Jimenez in three sets (21-19, 20-22,
15-8) while Bansley/Maloney defeated the USA duo of Grin Grey
and Jennifer Snyder in two sets (21-18, 21-16).
The first leg of the 2012 NORCECA Beach Volleyball Circuit was
held last weekend at Cayman Islands where Puerto Rico’s Roberto
Rodriguez and Erick Haddock and Mexico’s Bibi Candelas and Mayra
Garcia claimed the top honors.
“Once again we expect to have an exciting event here in
Guatemala with excellent crowds and top-class organization,”
technical director Arnaldo Sanchez said. “We had a terrific
start in Cayman Islands and I am looking forward to repeat the
Carl Williams/Rawle Lee (Antigua), Muller Petir/Renaldo Knowles
(Bahamas), Germaine Audinet/Ernest Broaster (Belize), David
Toussaint/Jullian Seraphine (Dominica), William Sanchez/German
Recio (Dominican Republic), Luis Morales/Carlos Escobar (El
Salvador), Andy Blanco/Erick Garrido (Guatemala-1), Julio
Recinos/Luis Garcia (Guatemala-2), Walter Sanchez/Manuel Serrano
(Honduras), Gatasheu Bonner/Mark Lewis (Jamaica), Winston
Calderon/David Mayorga (Nicaragua), Roberto Rodriguez/Pablo
Guzman (Puerto Rico), Carl Collins/Kemoroy Percival (Saint Kitts
and Nevis), Cluevvan Cumberbatch/Daryl Franklin (Saint Vincent
and Grenadines), Fabien Whitfield/Daneil Williams (Trinidad and
Tobago), Tony Pray /John Matt Heagy (United States).
Anthazia Mason/Shari Mathews (Barbados), Anna Xavier/Catherine
Francis (Dominica), Diana Peguero/Nairobi Agramonte (Dominican
Republic), Diana Romero/Marcela Ávalos (El Salvador), Susana
Alvarado(Anna Lourdes Ramirez (Guatemala-1), Nadia Galán/Ana
Villagrán (Guatemala-2), Elia Torres/Swan Mendoza (Nicaragua),
Brenda Allen/Shanicia Dyer (San Cristóbal y Nevis), Nikita
Campbell/Ladonna Woodley (San Vicente y Grenadinas), Jenny Kropp/Whitney
Pavlik (United States), Khrysta Peter/Jamie Farley (U.S. Virgin