The Men’s and Women’s 2017 Round Robin Volleyball Tournaments were held at Main Beach Oct. 21 and 22 at Laguna’s Main Beach under perfect skies and conditions. Players competed in the Open or Social divisions in doubles beach volleyball in a round robin format.
This format is unlike other tournaments because you start out playing six games with six different partners, which seeds the top players into further elimination rounds. It’s a very social and demanding format and the players get to meet a lot of new friends as well as play some great and challenging games. The finalists are almost always just about out of gas by the end.
Sponsors for this year’s tournaments were Skyloft, Restaurant & Bar, Tatra Tea, The Inn at Laguna, Mago Hot Sauce, Awards N More, Plastic Clothing (sports and active wear for volleyball lifestyle), and the California Beach Volleyball Association.
Also, without the support and guidance of the City of Laguna Beach, these tournaments wouldn’t be possible.
Women’s Open results:
Marcela McKibben and Ali Hecht, champions
Jolie Dyl and Jordan Denmark, finalists
Emily Young and Danielle Gallo, 3rd
Susan Postnikoff and Kelsey Mollick, 3rd
Marisa Doran and Lina al Bargash, 5th
Bree Hammel and Wendy Dvorak, 5th
Simone Gibson and Carine Garcia, 5th
Stormy Dvorak and Bethany Protzmann, 5th
Men’s Open results:
Mike Boag, champion
Tom “TK” Kohler, 2nd
Rado Dvorsky and Bobby Jacobs, 3rd
Sean Wahlquist, Ken Ball, Todor Dvorsky, Clark Hubbard, 5th
Men’s Social results:
Bong Pascua and Chasen LaMarr, champions
Chris Kerfoot and Rick Smith, finalists
Patrick Halliday and Peter Walinsky, 3rd
Craig Berquist and Jon Cedeno, 3rd
Shawn Shahi and Brian Bixler, 5th
Will Gutierrez and Carl Meiswinkel, 5th
Fahim Fazli and Adam Kerfoot, 5th
Michael Finn and Mike Langson 5th
Women’s Social results:
Adriana Rueda champion
Adriana Pham, 2nd
Jill Sweeney, 3rd
Caitlin Halliday, 4th
Aria Roller, Juli Evans, Marisol Carl, 5th