Cabugao Beach is the first stop of BVR on Tour 2017
Paul Kennedy Lintag on Jan 26, 2017 01:14 PM
BVR King and Queen of Sands Christmas Special winners Anthony Arbasto and Bea Tan headline the men's and women's division of the first BVR on Tour for 2017 at Cabugao Beach in Ilocos Sur.
Forget waiting for summer, action is about to pick up as the Beach Volleyball Repeublic holds its first tournament of 2017 up north.
After a banner 2016, the BVR is on tour once again and this time, Cabugao Beach in Ilocos Sur plays host to not one, but two divisions of beach volleyball.
BVR stakeholders Charo Soriano and Bea Tan headline the women's division and will compete against 11 other pairs with a grand prize of P40,000 at stake.
Fellow stakeholder Dzi Gervacio will team up with BVR regular Jackie Estoquia while Pocari Sweat's Melissa Gohing and the returning Fille Cainglet-Cayetano make up another pair that should be considered favorites for the opening leg of 2017.
Other pairs competing in the two-day, four-bracket event are Coyah Abanto and Jocemer Tapic, Mae Crisostomo and Mickaela Andres, Grenlen Malapit and Elaine Juanillo, Cherry and Mary Ann Catuban, Yna Papa and Jhemill Abadilla, Jessa Aranda and Alarnie Pesebre, Ma. Cecilia Bangad and Kassie Gormley, Maciejczyk Candido and Cielo Palahang, and finally, Jonafer San Pedro and Abegail Nuval.
Also seeing action in Ilocos are the men's division led reigning BVR King of Sands and UAAP champion Kris Roy Guzman together with his trusted partner Anthony Arbasto.
2016 Davao leg champion Louijei Tigpos is also in the mix and he'll team up with former UAAP champion and UST legend Henry Pecana.
Eight other pairs vie for the men's title including Andre Pareja and Emir Akdogan, Jeffrey Malabanan and Alnakran Abdilla, Ralph Dablo and Joshua Barrica, Bon Jobert Hasal and Noel Malaca, Roldan Medino and Kurl Rosete, John Balitaan and Aljay Perez, Ian Yee and Romnick Rico, as well as Kevin Hadlocon and Jeremiah Barrica.
The men's champions will also take home P40,000 while the second and third placers for both divisions pocket P25,000 and P15,000 each respectively.
The BVR on Tour Cabugao Beach is set for January 27-28.
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