Beach Volleyball in Santa Marta set to start on Wednesday
SANTA MARTA, Colombia, November 22, 2022.- Beach Volleyball of the
inaugural Central American and Caribbean Sea and Beach Games Santa Marta
2022 are set to start on Wednesday at the Santa Marta Multisport Park
“500 años” in El Rodadero.
The tournament will be played from November 23 to 26 with sixteen teams
per gender representing 21 countries, divided into four pools.
Pool composition in the women’s division
Puerto Rico, Suriname, U.S. Virgin Islands, Colombia;
Costa Rica, Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Venezuela
Cuba, El Salvador, Trinidad and Tobago, Jamaica
Nicaragua, Mexico, Cayman Islands, St. Lucia
Pool composition in the men’s division
Colombia, El Salvador, Costa Rica, St. Vincent and Grenadines
Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, Venezuela, Haiti
Nicaragua, Trinidad and Tobago, U.S. Virgin Islands, Curacao
Mexico, Cuba, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia
On the eve of the competition, teams were officially registered during
the preliminary inquiry conducted by three-time Olympic Champion Mireya
Luis, NORCECA Executive Vice President and International Technical
Supervisor for the event.
Mireya Luis explained that she has no doubt the most attractive sport of
the Santa Marta Games will be Beach Volleyball, “our sport always
attracts spectators, thanks to its energy and beach volleyball players
The preliminary pool-play round will be held on Wednesday and Thursday,
with pool winners advancing to the quarterfinals. Second and third
placed teams will play the eight finals on Friday, the winners advance
to quarterfinals that same day. Quarterfinal winners advance to
Saturday’s semifinals and finals.
Wednesday´s schedule of sixteen matches (eight per gender) begins
with two women’s simultaneous pool C battles between Cubans Amanda Gisel
Armanteros and Jennifer Rivera facing Gabriela Funes and Sofía Velásquez
of El Salvador and Alexandria Victoria Ashman with Chevonna Aliya Lewis
of Jamaica against Britney Choon/Tsyan Selvon of Trinidad and Tobago.
ANT Jossanne Lewis/Nia Serena Benjamin; BAR Dei Padmore/Serena Edwards;
CAY Chlouie Gaetos/Deajra Tulloch; COL Ana Fernanda Beltrán/Vanessa
Carolina Buenañoz; CRC Kianny Araya/Ximena Nuñez; CUB Amanda Gisel
Armanteros/Jennifer Rivera; ESA Gabriela Funes/Sofía Velásquez; JAM
Alexandria Victoria Ashman/Chevonna Aliya Lewis; MEX Abril Cristina
Flores/Esperanza Katherine Albarrán; NCA Alejandra Rosales/Nahima Silva;
PUR Allanis Navas/María González; LCA Chenoa Lucy Evans/Clio Isabelle
Phillip; SUR Shaniva Shaya Balkaran/Sharon Shivani Balkaran; TTO Britney
Choon/Tsyan Selvon; ISV Khrysti Rosa/Tia Kim Hughes; VEN Luisana
Nazareth Linares/ Yhonnielis Ariagna Camacho.
COL Juan Noriega/Yefferson De La Hoz; CRC Crifforth Fallas Lobo/José
Pablo Fernández; CUB Luis Alayo/Noslen Díaz; CUR Dimanche Leonard
Elsevijf/Timothy Justin Van Henneigen; DOM Hayerling Francisco De
Jesús/Oscar José Martínez; ESA Cristopher Guardado/Yoel Guardado; HAI
Olando Joseph/Rony Fleridor; MEX Alexis Alfredo Galicia/Isaías Oziel
Aguirre; NCA Cristopher Cascante/Jefferson Cascante; PUR Franco Ignacio
Roark/Lorenzo Antonio Rivera; LCA Lorenzo Richard Jn Pierre/Rio Jaden
Victor; SKN Clarique Tefali Ward/Zendal Vishawn Richards; VIN Asmond
Franklyn/Enrico Louraine; TTO Joshuea Persaud/Nicholas Williams; ISV
Andreas Bump/William Shaw; VEN Juliangel Zaid Vargas/Willian José Pérez.