VARADERO, Cuba, May 3, 2022 – Teams representing
twelve countries have registered to participate
in the Varadero Beach Volleyball Tournament, the
second stop of the 2022 NORCECA Circuit from May
Canada, Cuba, Dominican Republic, El Salvador,
Guatemala, U.S. Virgin Islands, Mexico, Puerto
Rico and United States are fielding teams in
both genders, while Belize, Jamaica and St.
Kitts & Nevis will compete only in the men’s
In the previous edition of Varadero’s event in
2019, Cubans Leila Martinez and Maylen Delis won
the gold medal while compatriots Lidy Echeverría
and Yanisleidis Sanchez claimed third place.
Since then, Leila and Lidy have been playing as
The men’s division crown also went to the hands
of Cuban players as Sergio Gonzalez and Luis
Enrique Reyes defeated Nicaraguans Ruben Mora
and Denis López.
All players are programmed to arrive in Cuba
next Thursday for the preliminary inquiries and
technical meeting with the competitions
scheduled to begin on Friday morning.
The Varadero tournament was held for the first
time in 2011 and was played without interruption
until 2019 when the Covid 19 pandemic caused a
The Cuban teams of Yaismel Borrell and Sergio
González in men and of Ion Canet and Nirian
Sinal in women won the first edition with
triumphs over the Mexicans Juan Virgen and Aldo
Miramontes and the Puerto Ricans Yarleen
Santiago and Dariam Acevedo, respectively.
Teams in Varadero
CAN Emma Glagau/Ruby Sorra, Anna Licht/Anna
Feore, CUB Amanda Kindelan/Dayi Zerqueira, Leila
Martinez/Lidy Echeverría, DOM Julibeth Payano/Jeneiry
Rosario, ESA Yvonne Soler/Laura Molina, GUA
Natalia Girón/Paola Alvarado, ISV Amber
Bennett/Cristina Almeida, MEX Abril
Flores/Esperanza Albarrán, Atenas Gutierrez/María
Quintero, PUR Adriana Nieves/Stephanie Rondón,
USA Iya Lindhal/Alexandra Wheeler.
BIZ Ernest Broaster/Bryton Codd, CAN Simon
Fecteau-Boutin/Hugo Rosso-Bonneau, Liam
Kopp/Ivan Reka, CUB Miguel Ayón/Yosvani
Carrasco, Noslen Díaz/Jorge Luis Alayo, DOM
Oscar Martínez/Hayerling De Jesús, ESA Franklin
Flores/Armando Guatemala, GUA Andy Blanco/Luis
García, ISV Marc Lomeli/Daniel Samuelson, JAM
Ryck Webb/Noley Ferguson, MEX Isaías
Aguirre/Gabriel Cruz, Ricardo Galindo/García,
PUR Josue Rivera/Cristian Encarnación, SKN Shawn
Seabrookes/Nage Hendrickson, USA Travis
Ryan Smith/Michael Boag.