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Access Limitations to the North Stand
of the Queen's Park Savannah
The National Carnival Commission of Trinidad and Tobago
(NCC) advises of the following access limitations that will be
in effect for all Carnival Events at the North Stand of the
Queen's Park Savannah for Carnival 2016.
These restrictions are necessary to ensure the health and
safety of our patrons at the event. They are as follows:
• The maximum party cooler size allowed is 30 3/8" long
x 17 1/4" high x 17 3/8" wide (metric). Coolers larger than
this will not be allowed into the North Stand.
Patrons will not be allowed to cordon off/barricade or to
erect any temporary edifice to the stand.
Only patrons with valid tickets will be allowed entry.
The stand is limited to a maximum capacity of 7000
persons and overcrowding will not be allowed.
We thank all patrons for their cooperation in this matter and
we look forward to your support. For more information,
persons are invited to contact the Commission at
The National Carnival Commission of Trinidad & Tobago
David Thomas Jr, coach of the national
men and women beach volleyball teams
says he sees no reason why the men s quar-
tet of Daneil Williams, Fabien Whitfield,
Christian Francois and Simon Blake should
not win gold when the second phase of
the Caribbean Zonal Beach Volleyball Tour-
nament, a qualifier to the NORCECA Con-
tinental Cup takes place in Antigua from
Williams and Whitfield will be the top
ranked T&T pair and are coming off a very
impressive 2015 NORCECA Beach Volleyball
Circuit with two bronze medal finishes while
Francois and Blake will be making their
debut in the qualifiers, in the absence of
Abraham Eccles and Tevin Joseph, who were
part of the first round triumphant team on
home soil last May.
Back then, Williams and Whitfield won
a "Golden Set" decider against Jamaica s
top pair of veteran Mark Lewis and Ryck
McKenzie 15-12 for a 2-1 victory and first
Earlier on, William and Whitfield swept
aside Donovan Richards and Christopher
Walters 2-0 (21-10, 21-15) for a 1-0 lead.
Lewis/Mc Kenzie (Jamaica-A) silenced
Abraham Eccles and Tevin Joseph (TTO-
B), 21-15, 21-13 to level the tie at 1-1.
Once again, it was left up to Williams
and Whitfield, regular participants on the
NORCECA Tour, to come up big for the
host and they did not disappoint, by earning
a "Golden Set" victory.
T&T and Jamaica were joined in the sec-
ond round of qualifiers by third placed Cura-
cao, US Virgin Islands, Barbados and Suri-
name from CAZOVA.
Already qualified to the second round of
qualifiers were the top six teams from the
Eastern Caribbean Volleyball Association
(ECVA), in champions St Lucia, Antigua &
T&T to Norceca
Beach vball tourney
T&T will play host to the final leg of the
NORCECA Beach Volleyball Circuit from Novem-
ber 24-28, 2016.
This was determined on Friday, the second day
of the NORCECA Sport Organization Commission
meetings in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
where T&T Volleyball Federation president Daymian
Stewart, was in attendance.
The staging of the 18th and final leg of this year s
tour in Tobago, will be the third in a row on the
sister-isle and fourth straight, with the 2012 event
being held at Mission Beach, Toco.
"The number of tournaments is awesome and it
shows how fast beach volleyball is growing in the
region," said Cristobal Marte Hoffiz, president of
The tournaments will be played from Friday to
Sunday with the arrival and departure days for the
teams on Thursday and Monday, respectively.
The host country will have the rights to field
two teams per gender with the main team seeded
as number 1 if it is among the top four in FIVB
rankings and in fourth spot in case it is ranked fifth
It was also decided that in order to avoid that
two teams from the same country play in the finals
and the bronze medal match, those teams will meet
in the semifinal phase.
The commission, presided over by Ed Drakich,
also approved a quota proposal for the team com-
position of the tournaments depending on the
region of the hosting country.
The quota distribution will work as follows:
North & Central 7, AFECAVOL 3, CAZOVA 3, ECVA 3
AFECAVOL 5, North & Central 5, CAZOVA 3, ECVA 3
CAZOVA 4, North & Central 5, AFECAVOL 4, ECVA 3
ECVA 4, North & Central 5, AFECAVOL 4, CAZOVA 3
Teams will be seeded according to FIVB rankings
and the registration of teams will be accepted until
30 days before the scheduled date of the tourna-
Barbuda, St Kitts/Nevis, Dominica, St Vincent and
The Grenadines, and Dutch St. Marteen.
At the end of the three-day tournament the top
six teams will advance to a third round against the
top Central American nations.
"We have some minor stuff to get sorted out, but
once the guys take to the court I don t expect us to
face much trouble " said Thomas.
"We will not be taking any team for granted, but
the guys are very focussed on the task at home.
Commenting on the change in the second team
with Blake and Francois coming into the fold, Thomas
Jr said initially it was expected to be Francois and
Kevin Rivers who were second to Williams and Whit-
field in the local qualifying competitions.
"Rivers then became unavailable and after the
other teams in order of their placings could not get
their self in order in sufficient time, a decision was
taken to bring in the very experienced Blake.
"He (Blake) is the reigning Senior CAZOVA Indoor
Championship "Most Valuable Player" after leading
T&T to the title on home soil last year and is no
stranger to playing beach volleyball as well, even with
Francois, so I don t see them having much of a prob-
Also leaving on Thursday for Antigua is the
women s team of Ayanna Dyette and Malika Davidson,
and Afiya Glasgow and La Teisha Joseph.
Thomas Jr explained the women s team, which
placed third in Round One will be heading off to
Antigua to continue training before heading over to
Jamaica for their second round Olympic qualifiers
which begins on January 29 and will also comprise
12 teams, six from CAZOVA and ECVA each.
T&T Olympic beach vballers target Antigua gold
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