“BVR ON TOUR” GOES TO LA UNION

 

Kassie Gormley and Amanda Villanueva flanks BVR founders Bea Tan, Dzi Gervacio, Charo Soriano, Kahuna Beach Resort’s Richard Emslie.

The beach volleyball fever is bound to get hotter as “Beach Volleyball Republic” (BVR) brings its tournament to the Kahuna Beach Resort in San Juan, La Union featuring 16 teams in the Men’s and Women’s tournaments this coming April 1 and 2.

BVR founders Charo Soriano, Dzi Gervacio, and Bea Tan, with Richard Emslie of Kahuna Beach Resort and Nestea Philippines’ representative, announced the format and lineup of the leg, which includes teams from the top colleges and universities, in a presscon held at the Kahuna Restaurant in Bel-Air, Makati last March 23. Joining them also were UST Tigress Kassie Gormley, Gervacio’s partner in the Lakawon leg, and former UAAP beach volleyball champion from Adamson, Amanda Villanueva.

For the La Union leg, participating in the Women’s division are two pairs composed of BVR founders, UST, PNP-Davao, Air Force, San Beda, and University of Perpetual Help System – Dalta (UPHSD). Over at the Men’s division, UST, FEU, Cebu, Air Force, Navy, Bacolod, UPHSD, and Lyceum will duke it out for cash prize and a slot in the National Championships happening this June.

BVR has gone to Cabugao, Ilocos Sur, Dagupan, Pangasinan, and Lakawon Island, Negros Occidental this year for the first three legs of the 2017 BVR tournament. After the La Union leg, it will also go to Visayas this May and then to Ilocos Norte before the culmination on June.

For this tournament, there is double elimination where winners of the previous leg will automatically be seeded. Winners in the first leg were UST’s Kris Roy Guzman/Anthony Arbasto (1st), FEU’s Jeremiah Barrica/Kevin Hadlocon (2nd), and BVR1’s Emir Akdogan/AJ Pareja (3rd) in the men’s tourney. Topping the
women’s division are 
BVR1’s Bea Tan/Charo Soriano, BVR2’s
Dzi Gervacio/Jackie Estoquia (2nd), and Air Force’s Camille Abanto/Jocemer Tapic (3rd).

In the second leg: UST’s Kris Roy Guzman/Anthony Arbasto (1st), FEU’s Jeremiah Barrica/Kevin Hadlocon (2nd), and
UST’s Ian Yee/Jaron Requinton (3rd) in the men’s tourney. For the women’s division, the winners are BVR’s Bea Tan/Dzi Gervacio (1st), SWU’s Floremel Rodriguez/Therese Ramas (2nd), and BVR’s Amanda Villanueva/Rapril Aguilar (3rd).

In the third leg: FEU’s Jeremiah Barrica/Kevin Hadlocon (1st), Iloilo’s Belson Ocampo/Jason Laboyo (2nd), Davao’s Calvin Sarte/Kim Abian (3rd), and BVR2’s Dzi Gervacio/Kassie Gormley (1st), Iloilo’s Jackie Estoquia/Dhamae Demontaño (2nd), and SWU’s Floremel Rodriguez/Therese Ramas (3rd).

Stay tuned to “The Score” on S+A for updates on the “BVR On Tour” or log on to ABS-CBN’s sports hub sports.abs-cbn.com and follow @ABSCBNSports and @bvr_ph on Facebook and Twitter.

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“BVR ON TOUR,” HAHATAW SA LA UNION

BVR Founders Bea Tan, Dzi Gervacio, and Charo Soriano with host Laura Lehmann.

Lalo pang iinit ang panahon sa paglipad ng “Beach Volleyball Republic” (BVR) sa Kahuna Beach Resort sa San Juan, La Union para sa ikaapat na leg ng Men’s at Women’s tournament nito ngayong Abril 1 at 2 tampok ang 16 na grupo mula sa collegiate at professional na liga.

Inanunsyo ng mga BVR founder na sina Charo Soriano, Dzi Gervacio, at Bea Tan, kasama si Richard Emslie ng Kahuna Beach Resort at isang representative ng Nestea Philippines, ang mga detalye sa magaganap na labanan sa isang presscon na ginanap nito lamang Marso 23 sa Kahuna Restaurant sa Bel-Air, Makati. Kasama rin sa presscon ang UST Tigress na si Kassie Gormley, na partner ni Gervacio sa kanilang pagkapanalo sa Lakawon leg, at dating UAAP beach volleyball champion na si Amanda Villanueva ng Adamson.

Para sa La Union leg, may dalawang pares sa Women’s division ang BVR founders kasama ang mga pambato ng UST, PNP-Davao, Air Force, San Beda, at University of Perpetual Help System – Dalta (UPHSD). Samantala, magtatapat naman sa Men’s division ang UST, FEU, Cebu, Air Force, Navy, Bacolod, UPHSD, at Lyceum para sa premyo at sa pagkakataong a makasama sa National Championships na magaganap ngayong Hunyo.

Nakarating na ang BVR sa Cabugao, Ilocos Sur, Dagupan, Pangasinan, at Lakawon Island, Negros Occidental ngayong taon para sa unang tatlong leg ng 2017 BVR tournament. Pupunta rin sa Visayas at Ilocos Norte ang BVR bago ang kampeonato sa Hunyo.

Magkakaron ng double elimination sa torneyo, kung saan magiging kwalipikado na ang mga nanalo sa bawat leg. Ang mga nagwagi sa uanng leg ay ang mga sumusunod: UST- Kris Roy Guzman/Anthony Arbasto (1st), FEU- Jeremiah Barrica/Kevin Hadlocon (2nd), at BVR1- Emir Akdogan/AJ Pareja (3rd) sa Men’s division. Ang mga nanguna naman sa Women’s division ay sina:
BVR1- Bea Tan/Charo Soriano, BVR2-
Dzi Gervacio/Jackie Estoquia (2nd), at Air Force- Camille Abanto/Jocemer Tapic (3rd).

Sa pangalawag leg: UST- Kris Roy Guzman/Anthony Arbasto (1st), FEU- Jeremiah Barrica/Kevin Hadlocon (2nd), at
UST- Ian Yee/Jaron Requinton (3rd) sa Men’s tourney. Para sa Women’s division, ang mga nagwagi ay ang BVR- Bea Tan/Dzi Gervacio (1st), SWU- Floremel Rodriguez/Therese Ramas (2nd), at BVR- Amanda Villanueva/Rapril Aguilar (3rd).

Sa ikatlong leg naman ay sina: FEU- Jeremiah Barrica/Kevin Hadlocon (1st), Iloilo- Belson Ocampo/Jason Laboyo (2nd), Davao- Calvin Sarte/Kim Abian (3rd), at BVR2- Dzi Gervacio/Kassie Gormley (1st), Iloilo- Jackie Estoquia/Dhamae Demontaño (2nd), at SWU- Floremel Rodriguez/Therese Ramas (3rd).

Para sa karagdagang impormasyon, manood ng  “The Score” sa  S+A para sa updates sa “BVR On Tour” at bumisita sa ABS-CBN sports hub na sports.abs-cbn.com, at sundan ang @ABSCBNSports at @bvr_ph sa Facebook at Twitter.

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