Beach volleyball fans are eagerly awaiting the NORCECA Beach Volleyball Tour, scheduled for Friday to Sunday at Public Beach next to Calico Jack’s.
Take your seat on the bleachers to watch all the action as world-class athletes battle it out on the sand, including two 2016 Olympians.
The tour started in Mexico on April 6, and after the Cayman Islands, it moves on to Jamaica, Cuba and the Dominican Republic.
Lidiannis Echeverria and Leila Martinez from Cuba took home the women’s gold medals at La Paz Beach Volleyball Tournament, the first event of the year of NORCECA Circuit, on April 9.
The Cuban tandem battled Canadians Heather Bansley and Brandie Wilkerson for 53 minutes before claiming a breathtaking 2-1 (21-19, 19-21, 15-13) victory.
“Before leaving Cuba I promised my parents this victory, so I dedicate it to them,” Echeverria says. “We came here looking for the gold medal and it was a battle. Finally we achieved our goal and I feel very happy.”
Martinez says the support from the fans “was important not only in the final but during the whole weekend.”
In the semifinals, Echeverria/Martinez subdued the United States tandem of Betsi Flint and Kelley Larsen 2-0 (21-17, 21-17), while Bansley/Wilkerson eliminated Canadian compatriots Taylor Pischke and Kristina May 2-0 (21-17, 21-13).
Flint and Larsen took the bronze medals with a 2-0 (21-18, 21-17) victory over Pischke/May.
The games will begin each day at 9 a.m.. and teams are confirmed from Cayman, U.S., Canada, El Salvador, Virgin Islands, Cuba, Puerto Rico, St. Kitts and Nevis, Guatemala, Trinidad and Tobago and Nicaragua.
There are VIP tickets available for Saturday and Sunday for $25 (all you can drink plus snacks). Shaded bleacher seating will be $5 for the day with free entry into the raffle draw.
If you want to be in the heat of the action and part of the team, the organizers are looking for volunteers. Email [email protected] if you would like to know more.
Get your tickets now from Epic Day Entertainment office at The Strand or on the Connected Castaway app.