Twenty matches in opening day at Mission Beach


MISSION BEACH, Trinidad, November 16, 2012 – Twenty matches are scheduled in the opening day of the Trinidad & Tobago Beach Volleyball Tournament, the tenth leg of the 2012 NORCECA Circuit at Mission Beach in Toco.


The preliminary enquiry and general technical meeting took place on Thursday night presided over by Mayra Huerta, the NORCECA delegate for the competition, and with the presence of Daymian Stewart, the new president of Trinidad & Tobago Volleyball Federation.


The men’s action, covering 14 matches, opens at 9:00 with Michael Hammond and William Sidgwick of Canada facing Kevin Rivers and Jason Dennis of Trinidad and Tobago-C in Court 1 and Guatemala’s Julio Recinos and Luis Garcia playing with Weston Carico and Curt Toppel of USA-B in Court 2.


In the women’s division, starting at 12:00, the first matches have Kimberly Dalcourt and Rosalie Sinanan of Canada-A playing against the USA-B team of Tealle Hunkus and Traci Weamer followed by the contest between Summer Ross and Emily Day of USA-A and Shenelle Gordon and Lateisha Joseph of Trinidad and Tobago-C.


The sixteen-team men’s field will play in a single bracket with double elimination while the eleven women’s teams are divided into four pools with the top two teams of each pool then advancing to a knock-out round.