BanderasNews
Puerto Vallarta Weather Report
Welcome to Puerto Vallarta's liveliest website!
Contact UsSearch
Why Vallarta?Vallarta WeddingsRestaurantsWeatherPhoto GalleriesToday's EventsMaps
 NEWS/HOME
 EDITORIALS
 ENTERTAINMENT
 VALLARTA LIVING
 PV REAL ESTATE
 TRAVEL / OUTDOORS
 HEALTH / BEAUTY
 SPORTS
 THE RAP
 LOCAL SPORT REPORT
 THE AMERICAS REPORT
 DAZED & CONFUSED
 PHOTOGRAPHY
 READERS CORNER
 BANDERAS NEWS TEAM
Sign up NOW!

Free Newsletter!
Puerto Vallarta News NetworkSports 

Mexican Open Beach Volleyball Tournament Results

May 29, 2018

The 2018 Mexican Open Beach Volleyball was played in Puerto Vallarta May 25 to 27, with 104 of the best doubles teams in the country seeking volleyball glory and their share of the $120,000 pesos in prizes.

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico - The 2018 Mexican Beach Volleyball Open brought some of the country's best doubles teams to Playa Camarones in Puerto Vallarta last weekend, adding three days of excitement to the Municipality's 100th anniversary celebrations.

Volleyball duos from 18 states competed in the Men's and Women's freestyle categories; demonstrating sportsmanship along with their experience in the sport of beach volleyball.

An awards ceremony, led by Puerto Vallarta's Municipal Tourism Director, Ramón González Lomelí, immediately followed the third day of competition, with medals and cash prizes awarded to the winning teams in both the Men's and the Women's categories.

And the winners were:

First place in the Women's category was won by the team from Jalisco, composed of Paola Ávalos and Vanesa Virgen, who took home the gold medal and a cash prize; second place went to Alica Portugal of Nayarit and Laura Escarpeta of Mexico City; and Paulina Inda and Iztel Valencia, both from Nayarit, took home the bronze.

In the Men's category Raúl Loaiza of Tamaulipas and Baja California's Óscar Castillo took home the gold and the cash; the silver medal went to the team formed by Colima's Aldo Miramontes and Baja's Raymond Stephens; and José Ángel Cárdenas and Manuel Cortez, both from Colima, came in third.

The official congratulated all of the tournament's participants for their efforts, saying that win or lose, the important thing is that young people play sports, a practice which strengthens relationships, teaches teamwork and builds character.

He also thanked those who made the Mexican Open possible, including Laura Almaral and her team from Promotora Larx, the tournament's sponsors, referees and everyone who contributed to its success.

City of Puerto Vallarta press release translated & edited by Diego Sancho for BanderasNews.com.