Beach volleybelles set to sizzle in Christmas Open
ABS-CBN Sports on Dec 15, 2015 06:14 PM
A good mix of players from various leagues in the country are set to battle it out for pride and glory in the Beach Volleyball Republic Christmas Open this weekend.
The hottest spikers from various leagues in the country will see action at the sands for a two-day, 10-team tournament ‘Beach Volleyball Republic Christmas Open,’ on December 19-20.
The best and finest volleybelles from the UAAP, V-League, Super Liga, and the NCAA will compete for pride, honor, and a total cash prize of P100,000 in the event that will be held at the SM By the Sands.
The semis and finals will be held on the final day and to be aired live over ABS-CBN Sports from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
“It’s our way of thanking the people who supported beach volleyball this year. It’s a good mix of players from the UAAP, V-League, Super Liga, and the NCAA as well,” said Bea Tan in her appearance in the session of the Philippine Sportswriters Association (PSA) Forum at Shakey’s Malate Tuesday.
Fellow players Alexa Micek, Charo Soriano, Brazilian Rupia Inck, and technical official Adrian Tabanag were also present during the public sports program.
The ‘Open’ will have the 10 teams bracketed into two groups, which plays a round robin elimination in the first day starting at 8:00 a.m.
Among the players seeing action are Tan and Inck, Soriano and Micek, Fille Cainglet and Denden Lazaro, April Hingpit and Maica Morada, Julie Ann Tiangco and Mariel Sinamban.
Completing the cast are Rica Rivera and Cherry Rondina, Janine Marciano and Bang Pineda, April Romero and Rose Cailing, Judy Caballejo and Camille Abanto, and Arielle Estranero and Vina Alinas.
Soriano said the meet will serve as takeoff point for a bigger beach volleyball tournament in 2016 that will tour the country from Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao.
The Beach Volleyball Republic Final will air LIVE on Dec. 20, Sunday at 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm LIVE on ABS-CBN Sports+Action channel 23 and sports.abs-cbn.com/livestream/bvr