BVR International Open kicks off in Cagayan

first_imgThey face stiff competition from Singapore’s Kelly Sim Son Shwu Yuen and Huang Zihui, and Tin Lai Ng and Tan Shiang Theng, as well as Hong Kong’s Chen Mei Kit and Yip Wai Yan.Start of the pool play starts at 7 a.m.In the men’s division, BVR titleholders Jade Becaldo and Calvin Sarte of Ato ni Bai spearhead the country’s campaign along with Kevin Juban and Raphy Abanto of University of Visayas, and Bryan Bagunas and James Natividad of  National U.Singapore’s Kam Lung Chui and Masato Itabashi, Malaysia’s Raja Nazmi Hussin and Mohd Aizzat Zokri, and South Africa’s Dominik Same and Martin Sramek are the foreign participants in the men’s side.The top two teams from each bracket in the women’s and men’s division will advance to Sunday’s semifinals. The gold medal and bronze medal matches will be played in the afternoon.ADVERTISEMENT In their final training Friday, Tuguegarao’s Charo Soriano and Bea Tan pose with other international players competing in the Beach Volleyball Republic International Santa Ana Open. CONTRIBUTED PHOTOWindy conditions create more challenge for the local and international players in the Beach Volleyball Republic Santa Ana Open, which begins Saturday in Santa Ana, Cagayan.Squads from Singapore, Hong Kong, Malaysia and South Africa will slug it out against the Filipino bets in the two-day battle, BVR’s second international event, which dangles a total of $19,000 in cash prizes.ADVERTISEMENT Two Singapore pairs and a Hong Kong duo will vie for the crown in the eight-team women’s field while squads from Singapore, Malaysia, and South Africa will slug it out in the 10-team men’s competition.BRV founders Charo Soriano and Bea Tan will be representing the Philippines along with BVR women’s champions Lot Catubag and Karen Quilario of Davao, and Iloilo’s DM Demontaño and Jackie Estoquia.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownThe three pairs are coming off a stint in last month’s FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour Manila Open.Other Filipinos competing in the women’s side are Far Eastern University’s MJ Ebro and Ivana Agudo, and Cebu’s Therese Ramas and Dij Gutierrez. View comments Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film MOST READ Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations LATEST STORIES Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go? Philippines goes winless in first day of Fiba 3×3 World Cup Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img

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