3 of the 5 pro beach volleyball tournaments have been completed, and with only 2 events left, the title of 2017 VBC Pro Beach Tour Champion is coming closer to reality for a few pro athletes.
The Parksville Pro, the third tournament in the Volleyball BC Pro Beach Tour Series and takes place at beautiful Parksville Beach on Vancouver Island. Parksville Beach is the perfect destination for the Pro Beach Tour as it has a dedicated beach volleyball park with man-made sand and plenty of room for spectators. This event has a $2500 prize purse.
The beach ran with 32 courts on Saturday, paired with the youth Island sand series and pro tour. This year, the Parksville Pro ran only one day and the pro athletes were playing a few more games than they were used to. We saw hard fought rallies and the pros edged-out wins against their opponents despite the longer schedule!
On the women’s side, #5 seed Laura Worsley & Siobhan Finan defeated #9 seed Jayme Bratsberg & Bailey Soolsma to win their first Pro Tour finals event of the season. Jim Clive Cup’s silver medalist Jayme Lepp and Andrea Frustaci finished 4th over the weekend.
On the men’s side, 2017 Kits Classic winner and tournament #1 seed Sean Casey partnered with Christof Orman to take the Parksville Pro title against #4 seed Bob Bayntun & Curtis Stockton. Jim Clive Cup’s silver medalist and tournament #5 seed Pablo Vidal partnered with Murray Laidlaw claimed 3rd place.
PRO TOUR LEADERBOARDS
Both Men’s and the Women’s sides have new tour leaders coming out of the Parksville Pro tournament! With two tournaments left to go, #1 Pablo Vidal is currently ahead of the competition by 5 points, with three pro’s tied at second in Alex Harvalias, Krystian Wetulani, and Rob Gotch.
Teammates Andrea Frustaci and Jayme Lepp are currently the new tour leaders in points splitting the #1 spot together at 538, while #2 Devon May, #3 Joanna Braun and Rachelle Thomas are within 3 points striking distance for the crown.
Pro athletes may have some extra pressure or extra excitement with only two stops left in the 2017 Volleyball BC Pro Beach Tour. Their finishes at next tour stops at the now *Penticton Pro* and the 26th annual Vancouver Open will be their final chances for the title of 2017 Pro Beach Tour Champion!
2017 Parksville Pro Results
The Volleyball BC Pro Beach Tour features pro volleyball athletes competing in five signature events from May to July in three regions of British Columbia with a total prize purse of $25,000.
Volleyball BC Pro Beach Tour teams will be competing for individual event titles and for a tour championship title. At the final event of the season (Vancouver Open), Men’s and Women’s Volleyball BC Pro Tour Champions will be crowned and $1,000 will be awarded to the Men’s and Women’s Champions. To win the Pro Tour Championship title, a player must have competed in all five tour events and have the highest accumulated points total based on their finishes in each of the five events.
Volleyball BC Pro Beach Tour events will take place in Vancouver, Parksville, and Kelowna and will feature 64 teams in the main draw (32 Men’s and 32 Women’s). The events will take place over two days (Saturday and Sunday) with the exception of the Vancouver Open Pro which will include a qualifying tournament on the Friday before. Adults interested in playing in the Amateur tournaments can visit here.