Alison Cerutti entered the history books
after being crowned
King of the Beach
the third consecutive year. Cerutti partnered
with Bruno Schmidt to beat Ricardo Santos
and Harley Marques 2-1 (21-17, 18-21, 15-
in the final on Ipanema beach
Queen of the Beach
title went to Talita
Antunes who teamed up with Rebecca Silva
to beat Vivian and Maria Elisa 2-0 (21-15,
in the final. In 2012, Talita finished on
the FIVB World Tour podium four times with
Maria Antonelli
The Guyana Volleyball Federation
launched its 2013 season with a Volleyball
Festival at the National Gymnasium in
Georgetown. The event attracted a good
turnout of teams, including Berbice, East
Coast, Georgetown, West Demerara, Port
Mourant Training Center, Albion V.C., Port
Mourant Jaguars V.C., 3 Door Strikers V.C.
of D'Edward, Guyana School of Agriculture,
University of Guyana and the national
women’s team.
Teams competed on a round-robin basis
and after two rounds, the top four teams
moved on to play in the semifinals and final.
Technical course in
Rio de Janeiro
Guyana federation volleyball
Colombia organises
referee course
Beach Volleyball will not be included
on the 2018 Commonwealth Games
programme following a decision by the
Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games
Corporation (GOLDOC).
The Corporation reaffirmed that no
additional sports would be proposed for the
programme that comprises 10 core
sports (including para-sports) and seven
optional sports, capping the number at 17.
Beach volleyball’s formal submission for
inclusion was reviewed over six months
but failed to meet a sufficient number of
criteria set by the Commonwealth Games
Beach Volleyball out of 2018
Commonwealth Games
The Brazilian Volleyball Federation
conducted a certification course for technical
delegates attending the Youth and Junior
national championships this year. The course
took place at the Volleyball Development
Center in Saquarema, Rio de Janeiro.
Participants also attended a course, led by
Carlos Rios, Virgilio Pires, Carlos Luiz Barroso
and José Eduardo Amancio, members of the
Brazilian National Championships Executive
Committee. They discussed theoretical
concepts and reviewed case studies for
methodologies, role assignments, sport
ethics, sport law and security at events.
The Colombian Federation organised its
first national referee's course for 24 referees
from all regions of the country. The course
took place in the Colombian capital of
Bogotá and was conducted by Argentine
Guillermo Paredes, President of the CSV
Refereeing Commission.
The course was part of CSV's development
programme for referees in South America
PDAS) aimed at raising the quality of
volleyball arbitration in Colombia. The
programme aims to have a broad base of
referees in South America in the near future.
technical and development
beach volleyball
Alison and Talita – King & Queen
of the beach
thoughts on his recent
retirement and his
views on Switzerland’s
up and coming beach
volleyball stars.
fivb WorldVolleyNews N
february 2013