Int'l teams to add heat to BVR On Tour as third season opens in Ilocos Sur
ABS-CBN Sports on Jan 26, 2018 11:14 AM
BVR On Tour's third season opens at Ilocos Sur this Saturday (January 27) and will be streamed through ABS-CBN Sports' Youtube channel
Beach Volleyball Republic (BVR) opens the year with a bigger and better “BVR On Tour” this Saturday (January 27) at the Ichthus Beach Resort, Magsingal, Ilocos Sur, and beach volleyball fans can catch the action via livestreaming on the ABS-CBN Sports Youtube at http://youtube.com/abscbnsports.
A total of 25 teams are participating in the first leg of the year-long beach volleyball tournament founded by volleyball stars Charo Soriano, Bea Tan, Dzi Gervacio, and Fille Cainglet-Cayetano. The winning pair in the Men’s and Women’s divisions will get Php 50,000 each while second placers and third placers will receive Php 30,000 and Php 20,000 respectively.
Fighting in the Women’s division are the pairs of Gervacio and Soriano (Perlas 1); Tan and Amanda Villanueva (Perlas 2); Amy Ahomiro and Gizelle Tan (Perlas 3); Judy Caballejo and Coyah Abanto (Air Force 1); Jossa Calbasa and Jen Manzano (Air Force 2); Dhamae Demontano and Jackie Estoquia (Ilo-Ilo); Louann Latigay and Maru Banaticla (PLDT); Jem Guttierez and Nene Bautista (Army 1); Tin Agno and Jeanine Delos Reyes (Army 2); Rapril Aguilar and Danika Gerandrauli (Cebu); Ivana Agudo and MJ Ebro (FEU); and Babylove Barbon and Genesa Eslapor (UST).
Over at the Men’s side, bannering the division will be the likes of Ranran Abdilla and Jessie Lopez (Air Force 1); Pol Salvador and James Buytrago (NU); Joel Villonson and Jayson Uy (Army); Henry Pacana and KR Guzman (UST Thunders); Brian Nordberg and Giovanni Maria Musillo (Hong Kong); Jayson and EJ Ramos (Team Ramos); Raffy Mosuela and Jeffrey Malabanan (Air Force 2); Chris Macasaet and Renz Casanova (DLSUAAi); Jade Bacaldo and Fort Libres (Cebu 1); Kevin Juban and Raphy Abanto (Cebu 2); Pemie Bagalay and Alfred Valbuena (Manila); Jaron Requinton and Efraim Dimaculangan (UST); and Gilbert Longavela and Calvin Sarte (Perlas).
According to Cainglet-Cayetano, there are two major developments that will make the 2018 season more competitive and exciting.
“With all the experiences we've had bringing it around the Philippines, we feel nothing but excitement for what's to come. With our mission of growing the sport and building our community of athletes, we are making our making BVR On Tour open to international teams this year,” she said.
Apart from allowing international teams to join the field in all of the legs of BVR On Tour, BVR is also giving its fans the opportunity to join the whole BVR contingent to one of its legs in the scenic beaches in the Philippines and watch the matches live with some friends.
“We will be choosing one group of friends to join our Ilocos tour. They just need to go to our Instagram account @BeachVolleyballRepublic to find out how,” Cainglet-Cayetano said.
Watch out for “BVR On Tour,” which fires off in Ilocos Sur on Saturday (January 27) on the ABS-CBN Sports Youtube at http://youtube.com/abscbnsports. For news and updates, visit sports.abs-cbn.com or follow ABS-CBN Sports on Facebook and Twitter, or follow Beach Volleyball Republic on Facebook and Instagram, and @bvrph on Twitter.