NORCECA Beach Tour in Managua


MANAGUA, Nicaragua, may 2, 2019. – The NORCECA Beach Volleyball Tour arrived in Managua, Nicaragua, at the Paseo Xolotlán Stadium, the same stage that received the Central American Games less than two years ago.


From May 3 to 5, 15 couples in women and 16 in men, will try to share the medals of the third stop of the NORCECA Tour, after appointments in Aguas Calientes, Mexico, and the Cayman Islands.


The president of the Nicaraguan Volleyball Federation, engineer Bertha Cuadra, welcomed the athletes and thanked the support of the central government and the Mayor's Office of Managua.


"Welcome to our beautiful country, we hope you feel at home, enjoy the tournament and have good volleyball."


Meanwhile, the vice mayor of Managua, Enrique Armas, said that "we are proud to have a great event in our city. It is undoubtedly the most important event of the year, among which we have organized as boxing or cycling. It is a joint effort of the Volleyball Federation, the Olympic Committee, the government and the Nicaraguan Sports Institute."


"We want to reactivate Nicaragua as the capital of Central American sport," Armas said.


“In both tournaments the pairs will be divided into four groups for the preliminary round. The two best teams in each group will advance to the next round and discuss the best eight places”, explained Daymian Stewart, Competition Director by NORCECA.


The gold medalists of the first stop of the NORCECA Tour Maylen Deliz and Leila Martinez are the head of group in the A. In the B, Mexico with Stephanie Burnside / Cinthya Cruz, as well as the Canadians Dunn-Suen / Cruickshank; in the C, Kaley Melville / Lindsay Fuller, of the United States, and in the D, MAY / Lenarduzzi, of Canada.


The Cubans Sergio González, along with Luis Enrique Reyes, winners of bronze and silver medals in the first two stops of the tour, stand out in Managua.


The competition starts every day at 9:30 a.m. (local time), the preliminary round will be deputized on Friday and part of Saturday, while the semifinals and finals are scheduled for Sunday, followed by the award ceremony.