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PRESS RELEASE INDEPENDENCE BEACH VOLLEYBALL CONCLUDES Sunday, February 24, 2013 – Choc Beach, Castries; the St. Lucia Volleyball Association concluded its first tournament for 2013 with its first ever Independence Beach Cup. Using a League Format, Clubs fielded players to compete in exciting and competitive sand action. The Cup was a double elimination event with a team having to lose two matches to be eliminated. A team losing a match would go to the losers’ bracket still with a chance to win as long as they continued winning. In the Women’s Division, Skye Mondesir & Tyna Williams (Le Club Volleyball) and Jamilla Lansiquot & Lisa Casimie (Jetsetters Volleyball) remained undefeated at the end of day one. While in the Men’s Division, the team of Terry Verdant & Mario Victor (Dig Set Point Volleyball) and Augustin Faulkner & Coen Caesar (Jetsetters Volleyball) also played undefeated. The Women’s Division saw the Le Club team of Samantha Mann & Sandy Nugent fight through the losers’ bracket to battle Jamilla Lansiquot & Lisa Casimie in the finals. Terry Verdant & Mario Victor also went through the losers’ bracket to return in the finals against Augustin Faulkner & Coen Caesar. Both finals were extremely competitive. In the ladies division Jamilla Lansiquot & Lisa Casimie (Jetsetters Volleyball) were crowned champions after winning in two grueling sets. Young beach gladiators Augustin Faulkner & Coen Caesar (Jetsetters Volleyball) walked away champions of the men’s division after a tough three setter. Many of the athletes who took part in the Independence Beach Cup, particularly the younger ones are currently being considered for national representation in the Youth Olympic Qualifier tournament, Under 19, Under 21 and Under 23 World Beach Volleyball Championships and the 2013 NORCECA Beach Volleyball Tour. The finals results are as follows; Place

Women’s Division

Club

Place

Men’s Division

Club

1

Jamilla Lansiquot Lisa Casimie

Jetsetters

1

Augustin Faulkner Coen Caesar

Jetsetters

2

Samantha Mann Sandy Nugent

3

Skye Mondesir Tyna Willams

Le Club

Le Club

2

Terry Verdant Mario Victor

DigSetPoint

3

Keson Edmund Kevin Ross

Jetsetters

Story-2013 Independence Beach Volleyball Cup Concludes  
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