Mayor Castro officially opens Boca Chica Beach Tournament

BOCA CHICA, Dominican Republic, October 5, 2018 – The fifth stage of the 2018 NORCECA Beach Volleyball Circuit was officially inaugurated on Friday at 1:00 p.m. with the ceremonial first serve made by the Mayor of Boca Chica, Mr. Radhamés Castro.

Mayor Castro was accompanied by his wife Mrs. Maria de Leon de Castro as well as Mrs. Mireya Luis, president of the organizing committee and vice president of both NORCECA Confederation and the International Volleyball Federation (FIVB).

Other members of the Control Committee present in the opening ceremony were Mr. Daymian Stewart, technical director, Mr. Salvador Bautista, referee delegate, and Dr. Julio Miñoso, medical delegate.

The matches got underway at 8:00 a.m. and the schedule includes night contests in the center court.

The women’s segment saw two early matches going to the three-set limit:

Mexicans Martha Revuelta and Zaira Orellana winning over Tolentino and Anthony of Curacao 2-1 (18-21, 21-13, 15-11) and Shanicia Dyer and Brenda Allen of St Kitts & Nevis edged Jamaica’s Kai Wright and Sashalee Wallen 2-1 (12-21, 21-17, 19-17).

In the men’s event it was a Central American battle won by Nicaragua’s Ruben Mora and Dany Lopez over Costa Rica’s Richard Smith and Bryan Monge 2-1 (21-19, 18-21, 15-13).

The event runs until Sunday when the medal matches will be disputed in both genders following the semifinals phase.