BVR Invitational gets blessing from LVPI
Mark Escarlote on Jun 06, 2016 11:43 AM
Beach Volleyball Republic's Invitational tournament gets under the umbrella of Larong Volleyball sa Pilipinas, Inc.
Larong Volleyball sa Pilipinas, Inc. formally sanctioned the Beach Volleyball Republic’s Invitational tournament slated on June 9 to 12 at the Anguib Beach in Sta. Ana, Cagayan.
Stakeholders of BVR led by Gretchen Ho, Dzi Gervacio, Fille Cainglet-Cayetano and Charo Soriano and LVPI vice president Peter Cayco inked the agreement on Monday during the event’s press launch at Max’s Restaurant in Scout Tuason, Quezon City.
“Nag-usap nga kami ni Charo na magandang tulungan ito para mapalawak pa ang beach volleyball dito sa Pilipinas,” Cayco told ABS-CBN Sports. “Kumbaga tutulungan namin sila sa mga technical know-hows and sila naman ang magiging mukha ng beach volleyball.”
With the blessing of the country’s sports body, foreign players invited to join the event are now free to participate without fear of sanction and penalty coming from the FIVB.
LVPI waived the $10,000 sanction fee of BVR for this tournament.
"We are very much blessed to be sanctioned by the LVPI," said Soriano.
Participating in the BVR Invitational are global beach volleybelles including the Brazilian pair of Rupia Inck and Erica Adachi. Inck won last year’s BVR Christmas Open with partner Bea Tan.
Other foreign players in the field are Brazilian Bruna Figueredo and Mimi Amaral, the Singaporean tandem of Rachel Ting and Eliza Hui, Americans Jennifer Snyder and Chara Harris, the pair of two-time Southeast Asian Games gold medalist Yupa Phokongploy of Thailand and American Rachel Sherman, Hong Kong’s Lo Wai Yan and Yeung Yeuk Mei, and Kong Cheuk Yee and To Wing Tung, New Zealand’s Julia Tilley and Alice Bain with USA’s Fil-American Alexa Micek and Leah Hinkey. Two Pinay pairs are in the mix with Soriano and Tan and the BVR on Tour national championships runner up tandem of Perper Cosas and Dij Rodriguez.
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