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STORIES BY NIGEL SIMON
The local pairing of Fabien Whitfield and Daniel
Williams will be the lone men s team to represent
this country at the ninth leg of the Norceca Beach
Circuit at Pigeon Island National Park, which serves
off tomorrow until Sunday featuring 16 men and
16 women teams.
This after Simon Blake who partnered Williams
for most of this year s tour suffered a dislocated
shoulder at last week s eight-leg of the tour which
was held at the US Olympic Training Center, Chula
Vista, California, San Diego.
In San Diego, Blake and Daneil Williams were 13th
placed finishers after they ended with a 2-2 record
from their four matches played on Friday and Sat-
In round-robin Pool H play, the Toco-born duo
of Blake and Williams swept Hondurans Luis Coto
and Manuel Serrano 21-16, 21-17 but was then beaten
by USA-B Nick Lucena and Theo Brunner, 10-21,
14-21 before losing a must-win clash with USA-A
duo Tri Bourne and John Hyden 12-21, 7-21.
In their ninth to 16th playoff, they had a default
win over USA-3 pairing Will Montgomery and Avery
Drost to end the tournament with two wins and as
However, their points ratio percentage, compared
to the three other ninth to 16th place quarterfinal
winners, was only good enough for 13 spot.
Last month in Puerto Rico, Blake and Williams
were ninth from 16 teams, while two weeks earlier
T&T s Colin Bernard and Fabien Whitfield had a 0-
4 performance in Mexico for 15th spot from 16 teams.
Blake and Williams had a best finish of fifth in
the third leg at Campo Marte Park, Guatemala City,
...as Blake injured out
Tobago Elite made an impressive start to its cam-
paign in the East Zone of the T&T Volleyball Fed-
eration (T&TVF) Super League (formerly B Division)
Men s Division with three wins from as many matches
on the weekend.
First up, Tobago Elite swept aside Technocrats 26-
24, 25-17, 25-20 on Thursday at the Eastern Regional
Indoor Sports Arena, Tacarigua followed by a four-set
triumph over Youth Team 25-18, 25-18, 21-25, 25-15
also on Thursday night at Tacarigua and then travelled
to Toco for a 25-22, 14-25, 25-18, 25-22 triumph at
Toco Composite over the host for a 3-0 record ahead
of its matches this weekend in the sister-isle.
In the five-team West Zone, BIG South East Port-
of-Spain I and Challengers remained with 100 per
cent winning records.
SEPoS won overcame West Side Stars 20-25, 25-
21, 25-20, 25-18 in a clash of previously unbeaten clubs
before the latter rebounded with a 25-4, 25-14, 25-12
demolition of SEPoS II, and Challengers also stomped
SEPoS II, 25-12, 25-12, 25-22.
There were one match each in the three other zones,
with Glamorgan beating UWI 25-17, 26-24, 25-13 in
the North; Southern United VA II defeating Dow Village
25-19, 25-14, 19-25, 25-20 in South I; and Southern
United VA 1 spanking Central United 25-11, 25-15, 25-
16 in South II.
In the Women s Division, SEPoS moved to the top
of the West Zone standings with a 2-0 record after
beating Maribunta in a battle of unbeaten clubs, 25-
23, 25-18, 25-18 and in the North Zone II.
Glamorgan III rallied past UWI 25-13, 25-16, 23-25,
25-19 while in the South, Starling got its first win in
three matches, 25-19, 19-25, 25-20, 25-14 against
Southern United Volleyball Academy II.
Tobago Elite make
sound v-ball start
Whitfield, Williams renew partnership
Guatemala so far this season while they
were 11th out of 16 men s teams in the open-
ing tournament of the season in Cayman
Islands in March, and seventh of 13 teams
in the second leg in Boca Chica, Dominican
Republic, also in March.
In St Lucia, Whitfield and Williams, while
they have not competed as a pair this season
should have no problems teaming up as
they previously played as a team on the cir-
cuit for most of three years and created his-
tory by taking a first ever medal, a bronze
on home soil last year in the 11th and final
For the women s competition, the local
teams of Nancy Joseph and Ayanna Dyette
and Pauline Woodroffe and Elki Phillip are
registered to compete after missing out on
last weekend s event in the USA due to late
Two weeks ago in Puerto Rico, Dyette
and Joseph who were fourth placed finishers
twice last year, secured eighth spot from 16
teams at the seventh leg, after they were
beaten in their main draw quarterfinal by
Canada-A s Kacie Mac Tavish and Caleigh
Whitaker 9-21, 10-21.
The showing by Dyette and Joseph was
the best by a T&T women s team this year
and made amends for the 0-5 record by
Phillip and Woodroffe in Mexico where
they ended 12th of 13 teams.
Phillip and Apphia Glasgow were also
12th in their first tournament of the season,
while La Teisha Joseph and Kinesha Marshall
were winless in Guatemala after no T&T
women s team participated in the first two
events in Cayman Islands and Dominican
Republic. Following this weekend s leg, the
tour will journey to Costa Rica (November
20-25) and T&T, from November 27 to
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