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BVR organizes first Negros Island Beach Volleyball Tour in San Carlos

The Beach Volleyball Republic starts its hunt for the next beach volleyball stars to play in the BVR on Tour regional and national tournaments through the provincial qualifiers starting with the Negros Island Beach Volleyball Tour.

The main draw is set this weekend (July 30-31) at the Center Mall in San Carlos City, Negros Occidental.

The BVR, in partnership with local government unit of San Carlos City, organized the first-ever Negros Island Beach Volleyball Tour.

A total of 27 teams (14 men and 13 women) from the different localities in Negros Occidental, as well as from outside Negros Island participated in the local qualifier held last Saturday at the same Center Mall venue.

Negros Occidental 1’s Philip Sugaton and Peter Sugaton, CSA Victorias’ Marvin Paulite and John Dorimon, Himamaylan’s Dennis Magtolis and John Paul Ecawalo, and Aklan-Powered Recovery by Spicaholics’ Harold Closeio and Clyde Nalangan have made it to the men’s main draw.

They will be joined by Asian Volleybalista’s Rancel Varga and Dominique Gabito, Bacolod’s Deanne Neil de Pedro and Eljhay Ronquillo, Biogenic Alcohol’s AJ Pareja and Henry Pecaña, NU Boysen’s Jhon Cabatuan and Jeffer Guerrero, NU Bulldogs’ James Buytrago and Pol Salvador, San Carlos’ Roger Ramirez and Noel Pasilan, M Studio’s Efraim Dimaculangan and Jay Rack dela Noche, and Higad Himamaylan’s Clark Fernandez and Miguel Yu.

For women, UNO-R 1’s Gelimae Villanueva and Kyla Gallego, Gapusan Grille-Bacolod’s Sheryl Laborte and Bea Gapusan, UNO-R 2’s Marixi Maligmat and Johana Puzon, and Pontevedra 1’s Terri Escanlar and Ashgan Bkheet have also secured their place to the main draw.

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Joining them are Bacolod’s MJ Ebro and Honey Grace Cordero, Biogenic Alcohol 1’s Amy Ahomiro and Marge Tejada, Biogenic Alcohol 2’s Che Sindayen and Roma Joy Doromal, NU Boysen’s Kathrina Epa and Kly Orillaneda, Pontevedra’s Erjane Magdato and Jennifer Cosas, San Carlos’ Edrilyn Carbarosa and Ma. Angela Solitario, Talisay’s Rizalie Amaro and Mary Melony Amaro, and Higad Visayas’ Therese Ramas and Bianca Lizares.

San Carlos City gave the local qualifier participants a warm welcome in the newly-built sand court.

“Having good facilities for tournaments like our newly built sand court opens up bigger opportunities for our the youth in sports. Being able to host high caliber teams inspires our next generation of athletes to strive and be the best players to represent our city, it also promotes the beauty of San Carlos to other teams,” said local youth sports advocate, former national men’s football standout and University of the Philippines standout Jinggoy Valmayor.

The semis and finals matches will be livestreamed via the BVR Facebook page on Sunday, July 31.

For updates regarding the Negros Island Beach Volleyball Tour, please follow BVR’s social media accounts.

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