PUNTA CANA, Dominican Republic, June 25, 2015 – Teams
representing twenty countries will be out on the sands at the
double-gender Punta Cana Beach Volleyball Tournament, the second
stop of the 2015 NORCECA Circuit.
Canada, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica,
Puerto Rico, Trinidad & Tobago, United States and U.S. Virgin
Islands registered teams in both genders with Canada and United
States each represented by two female duos.
Bonaire, Costa Rica, Haiti, Martinique, Panama and Turks &
Caicos will compete in the men’s event while Antigua & Barbuda,
Belize, El Salvador and Nicaragua will participate in the
The inspection of the teams was carried out on Thursday’s
afternoon by the control committee presided over by Steve Owen
as NORCECA supervisor, Angel Rivas, competition director,
Salvador Bautista, referee manager, Roosevelt Comarazamy, press
delegate, and Yanida Pascual, BVI delegate.
The general technical meeting took place at Paladium Hotel in
the presence of Cristobal Marte Hoffiz, president of NORCECA.
Teams were seeded into four pools each consisting of four teams
according to the current NORCECA rankings. Those non-ranked
teams and the second team from the countries with two entries
went through a drawing process for their respective allocations.
(Deebro Trinidad/Emanuel Silié), Canada (Garrett
May/Daniel Dearing), Costa Rica (Richard Smith/Bryan
Monge), Cuba (Karell Piña/Daisel Quesada), Dominican
Republic (Alex Medina/Luis Castillo), Guatemala
(Julio Recinos/Luis Garcia), Haiti (Senel Dupuy/Kempes
Vilmont), Honduras (Mercuri Miller/Wilfredo Vega),
Jamaica (O’Mar Williams/Ryck Webb), Martinique (Edouard
Lowinsky/Eduardo Neves), Panama (Carlos Sanjur/Jason
Quintero), (Puerto Rico (Sergio Figueroa/Daniel Rivera),
Trinidad & Tobago (Fabien Whitfield/Daneil Williams),
Turks & Caicos (Leonard Suckrajh/Lancelot Gordon), United
States (Mark Burik/Curt Toppel), U.S. Virgin Islands
(Diogo Sousa/Gustavo Cintrón).
& Barbuda (Mali Peters/Rosemarie Simon), Belize
(Jasmine Anderson/Shantell Arnold), Canada-A (Claudia
Seguin/Alexandra Poletto), Canada-B (Julie Gordon/Brandie
Wilkerson), Cuba (Yanileydis Sánchez/Lidianny Echevarría),
Dominican Republic (Jennifer Batista/Raquel Ferrand),
El Salvador (Ivonne Soler/Laura Molina), Guatemala
(Natalia Girón/Estefanie Bethancourt), Honduras (Gina
Flores/Martha Euceda), Jamaica (Danielle Perry/Sashalee
Wallen), Nicaragua (Elia Machado/Lolette Rodríguez),
Puerto Rico (Lina Bernier/Eva Torruella), Trinidad &
Tobago (Ayana Dyette/Malika Davidson), United States-A
(Traci Weamer/Kendra Vanzwieten), United States-B (Emily
Stockman/Allison McColloch), U.S. Virgin Islands (Mannika