Sands of Chula Vista to host NORCECA event


CHULA VISTA, USA, September 27, 2012 – The 2012 NORCECA Beach Volleyball Circuit will visit Chula Vista, California for the eighth stop of the continental tour, a double-gender event to take place from September 28-20.


For the second time in three years the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista, California is hosting an event of the NORCECA Circuit with the other one held in 2010.


The previous tournaments of this year took place in Cayman Islands, Guatemala, Dominican Republic, Mexico (2), Cuba and Puerto Rico.


Canada, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Guatemala, Mexico, Trinidad and Tobago Saint Lucia and hosts United States have registered teams in both genders. El Salvador, U.S. Virgin Islands and Turks and Caicos will compete only in the men’s division.


Puerto Rico’s Roberto “Rafu” Rodriguez and Erick Haddock are one of several multi-winners of 2012 taking part here. Rodriguez combined with Haddock to win the Cayman Islands and Puerto Rico events, but he also won in Guatemala and Dominican Republic partnering with Pablo Guzman and Orlando Irizarry respectively.


In the women’s division, Puerto Rico’s Yarleen Santiago and Yamileska Yantin triumphed in Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico. Mexico’s Bibi Candelas, who claimed the titles in Cayman Islands and at home in Toluca combining with Mayra Garcia, will play here with Martha Revuelta.


Two years ago In Chula Vista, Santiago paired with Dariam Acevedo to take the women’s title after a three-set battle (21-19, 18-21, 15-13) over USA’s Tealle Hunkus and Heather Lowe while the Mexican duo of Virgen and Also Miramontes defeated Puerto Ricans Rodriguez and Irizarry 21-13, 24-22 to take home the gold.


Competition will begin at 9 a.m. on Friday (Sept. 28) with pool play. The final matches of the day are scheduled to begin at 4 p.m.


Pool play will continue on Saturday (Sept. 29) with the matches starting at 9 a.m. Playoff matches will begin at 1 p.m. with the final matches scheduled to begin at 4 p.m.


Semifinals and finals are scheduled for Sunday (Sept. 30). The semifinals will be played at 9 a.m. and 10 a.m. The men’s bronze medal match will start at 11:30 a.m. The women’s bronze medal match will be at 12:30 p.m. The women’s gold medal match is scheduled at 1:30 p.m. and the men’s gold medal match will serve off at 2:30 p.m.


Men’s teams: Chaim Schalk/Benjamin Saxton (CAN-A), Cameron Wheelan/Michael Plantinga (CAN-B), Marcelo Araya/Jonathan Guevara (CRC), Yewddys Perez/German Recio (DOM), Jeovanny Medrano/David Vargas (ESA), Andy Leonardo/Erick Garrido (GUA), Lombardo Ontiveros/Juan Virgen/ (MEX), Marc Lomeli/Anthony Pippen (ISV), Julian Bissette/Joseph Clercent (LCA), Kevin Rivers/Christian Francois (TRI), Arnold Delancy /John Cuero (TCI), Alex Jones/Kyle Stevenson (USA-A), Jeff Carlson/Antonio Ciarelli (USA-B), Will Montgomery/Tri Bourne (USA-C), Adam Cabbage/Parker Kalmbach (USA-D), Jesse Rambis/Avery Drost (USA-E).


Women’s teams: Jamie Broder/Kristina Valjas (CAN), Ivette Alas/Marianela Alfaro (CRC), Diana Peguero/Nairobi Agramonte (DOM), Maria Jose Orellana/Maria Andrea Orellana (GUA), Gifta Francois/Dana Hamilton (LCA), Martha Revuelta/ Bibi Candelas (MEX), Yarleen Santiago/Yamileska Yantin (PUR), Elki Phillip/Ayana Dyette (TRI), Emily Day/Heather Hughes (USA-A), Michelle Moriarty/Kaitlin Sather (USA-B), Ross Summer/Beck Morgan (USA-C), Sara Hughes/Kirby Burnham (USA-D), Stevi Robinson/Eve Ettinger (USA-E).



Results of the previous stops:


Place                           Women                                    Men

Cayman Islands             Candelas/Garcia (MEX)               Rodriguez/Haddock (PUR)

Guatemala                     Kropp/Pavlik (USA)                    Rodriguez/Guzman (PUR)

Boca Chica,Dom. Rep.    Santiago/Yantin (PUR)                Rodriguez/Irizarry (PUR)

Chiapas, Mexico             N.Sinal/Canet (CUB)                   Piña/Gonzalez (CUB)

Toluca, Mexico               Candelas/Garcia (MEX)               Virgen/Ontiveros (MEX)

Varadero, Cuba              Ballard/O.Sinal (CUB)                 Piña/Gonzalez (CUB)

Mayaguez, P. Rico          Santiago/Yantín (PUR)                Rodríguez/Haddock (PUR)