Guatemala opens NORCECA 2016 Beach Season
Guatemala City, Guatemala, March 10, 2016 – Guatemala will host the 2016 NORCECA Beach Volleyball Tour season opener at Ciudad Cayala from March 11-13 with 32 teams representing 17 countries from across the confederation.
The USA have registered two teams per gender along with the host nation and the USA’s Stafford Slick is back to try and improve on the silver medal that he won in 2014 alongside William Montgomery.
Canada has two women’s teams and one men’s, while Costa Rica, El Salvador, Mexico, Nicaragua, St. Lucia, Trinidad and Tobago and the U.S. Virgin Islands have entered one team per gender.
Belize, Guadeloupe, Jamaica and St. Kitts and Nevis will participate in the men’s field only and Antigua and Barbuda, Cuba and Honduras feature in the women’s draw.
The last time that Guatemala hosted the event in 2014, Cuban Nivaldo Diaz and Sergio Gonzalez claimed the men’s gold by defeating Slick and Montgomery 2-0 (21-17, 21-15). The USA’s Heather Hughes and Christal Engle defeated Karen Cope and Natalia Alfaro of Costa Rica 2-1 (21-14, 24-26, 15-0) in the women’s final.