Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands, December 3, 2011 – Bahamas and Trinidad and Tobago will play for the top place of the NORCECA Inter Zonal Men’s Beach Volleyball Continental Cup on Sunday with both countries secured of berths in the next phase of the competition towards the 2012 London Olympic Games.
Jamaica and St. Kitts and Nevis, also with tickets to the third round, are set to dispute the third place of the event while the fifth and final spot will be decided between St. Lucia and hosts Cayman Islands.
The top five teams of the Caribbean zone are scheduled to play the top five teams of the Central America region early next year continuing with the qualifying process to the Olympics.
Bahamas reached the finals when Muller Petit and Renaldo Knowles defeated Shawn Seabrookes and St. Clair Hodge of St. Kitts and Nevis 15-12 in a golden set. They had won earlier 2-0 (21-19, 21-19) over Carl Steadroy Collins and Kemory Percival.
The Trinidadians Fabien Whitfield and Simon Blake won 15-11 in a golden set over Jamaica’s Mark Lewis and Wayne Scott after prevailing 2-0 (21-16, 21-15) against Andre McLean and Donovan Richards.
In the double elimination tournament, Jamaica arrived into the third place match following a 2-0 victory over Cayman Islands while St. Kitts and Nevis had to come from behind to edge St Lucia 2-1 with the golden set finishing 17-15 thanks to the combined effort of Seabrookes and Hodge.
Saturday’s results: CAY d BAR (2-0), BAH d SKN (2-1), LCA d DMA (2-0), TRI d JAM (2-1), JAM d CAY (2-0), SKN d LCA (2-1).