NORCECA Circuit has been totally cancelled

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic, June 25, 2020 – The 2020 NORCECA Circuit has been totally cancelled following the virtual meeting of the Beach Volleyball Commission presided over by Ed Drakich of Canada.

The members of the commission unanimously voted to cancel the seven remaining events in the calendar –three in Dominican Republic, two in Mexico, and one each in Nicaragua and Cuba.

“The current traveling restrictions and the uncertain sponsorship for those events considering the negative impact caused by the pandemic COVID-19 were taken in consideration for the cancellation of the event,” said Indhira Ramirez, director of the NORCECA Beach Volleyball Department.

Regarding the Inter Zonal Phase of the Continental Cup with the participation of teams from ECVA, CAZOVA and AFECAVOL in Nicaragua, they maintained the month of December with the dates to be announced.

The Finals will be played in Colima, Mexico from June 23-28. In order for players to be eligible to participate in the Olympic Games they must have participated in at least 12 tournaments (including the Finals) from June 2018.

It was decided to organize once a year Youth Continental Championship, in order to establish a ranking to participate in the age-group U-19 and U-21 FIVB World Championships and the Pan American and Olympic Youth Olympic Games.

For the 2022 Panama Central American and Caribbean Games the 24 eligible participants will be considered from the accumulate rankings from January 1st 2018 to December 31 of 2021.