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Great framework for the opening exhibition match of the season

Mar del Plata, Argentina, January 9, 2012 - No doubt, this will be a great summer beach volleyball season as seen at the Ciudad de Mar del Plata EMDeR-FeVA Cup held this Monday afternoon at Resort No. 8 in the city of Mar del Plata, where the best Argentine ranked team -Pablo Suárez-Santiago Etchegaray overcame the former World Champion, Martín Conde playing together with the former Argentine Champion, Facundo del Coto 2-1 (20-22, 21-12, 15-10). The exciting match was watched by over 1,000 people that enjoyed a beautiful sunny beach day in the surroundings.

The match had all the seasoning of any competition one among the best beach volleyball players of the country. A first very fought set, where Conde showed great digging and all his experience winning by the minimum difference. The rival coming from behind showed great output on the second set and then again a fought tie-breaker.

The match was won by the third ranked team of South American because they were in better conditions at the time of playing the third and last set.

Beyong the result, it was a party with fans and newcomers to beach volleyball audience watching a high standart exhibition with the players not only playing very seriously but also making a show for the viewers, including some jokes.

The Mar del Plata EMDeR-FeVA Cup was given to the winning team by FeVA President, Mr. Juan Antonio Gutiérrez. With this match the beach volleyball summer season started at “La Feliz”, that enjoyed over 800 thousand tourist during December and over 700 thousand this January. Something that will help the broadcasting of beach volleyball as tourists arrive from all over the country.

The first official stop will start on Friday, Jan. 13th with the Qualy while the Main Draw will take place on the following two days. Registration for this competition will close on Tuesday evening giving time to all teams to participate of the start of the season that promises quality, quantity and over all great beach volleyball all over the country.

Matías Frati - Buenos Aires Province Volleyball Federation