THE QUIET town of Santa Fe on Bantayan Island will host two huge volleyball events this weekend.
The pristine shoreline of the Beach Placid Resort will be the venue for the Beach Volleyball Republic (BVR) Tour Cebu that will feature 24 teams while Barangay Poblacion will host two games of the prestigious Governor’s Cup women’s volleyball tournament.
Games start on Saturday.
The BVR features men’s and women’s competition with teams coming from Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Palawan, Manila, Davao, Iloilo City and Cebu.
Leading the list of teams are the BVR Tour Leg 2 men’s champion Ato Ni Bai of Calvin Sarte and Cebuano Jade Becaldo, who bagged the Most Valuable Player title at Puerto Galera.
Cebu Schools Athletic Foundation Inc. (Cesafi) players Alastair Gairanud and Kent Verbosidad of University of San Jose- Recoletos (USJ-R) and Kevin Juban and Raphy Abanto of the University of the Visayas (UV) will also be competing.
Cebu’s Rachel and Royet Varga of Asian Volleyballista, Joebert Almodiel and Rey Taneo of University of Perpetual Help and National University’s (NU) Pol Salvador and James Buytrago will be joining the event along with two pairs from Santa Fe; Michael Ilustrisimo and Remmie Jun Echavez for Santa Fe team 1 and duo Reniel Illut and Jewel Cabahug for Santa Fe 2.
Rounding up for the men’s division are teams of Airforce, USLS, Bacolod and Malaysia. Therese Maeramas, Floremel Rodriguez, Lyn Torada and Paula Maninang are the line up for Team Cebu in the women’s division.
The Gov’s Cup games in Santa Fe will feature Tuburan taking on Medellin and Bogo City facing the host Santa Fe.
There will also be Gov’s Cup games to be held in Carmen town, north Cebu on the same day. Games there will be Balamban versus Sogod, Catmon against Danao City and Asturias versus host Carmen.
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