The volleyball scene in the Cayman Islands is gaining props every year and the recent Spikefest tournament at UCCI endorses that.
Nine teams in female and male divisions from around the region competed for medals and prize money. “The event was a complete success again, thanks to all that helped with the organisation and we plan on this being a continuous annual event,” said Noel Williams Cayman volleyball president.
The tournament ran at the Sir Vassel Johnson Hall. Gold medal winners were University of the West Indies Mona in the women’s tournament and Caribbean All Stars in the men’s. The organisers were especially grateful to main sponsors Cayman Airways for helping with travel arrangements.
Saleem Ali, setter from the Caribbean All Stars, said: “Cayman Airways Spikefest was well organised and provided high level competition for all the teams involved. The venue was great and we certainly enjoyed coming to the Cayman Islands for this tournament. I came in from Trinidad to participate in the event and as my team won the gold medal, it was certainly worth it.”
Tyann Thomas played for the Mosa, Jamaica, team. She said: “This was a fun tournament, the teams provided good competition all weekend long. Our team is looking forward to coming back every year for this event.”
There is another international volleyball tournament here soon, this time a NORCECA event, the Continental Cup Olympic Qualifier from 2-4 December at Public Beach and admission will be free.