The Guyana Volleyball Federation (GVF) commenced its 2017 season with the Lenny Shuffler Open tournament and Achievers and Vanguards were the most dominant teams in the respective males and females categories.
Playing at the National Gymnasium, Vanguards defeated Castrol Strikers in two clear sets avoiding the third, with those sets finishing 25-19 and 25-18.
Meanwhile consistent performers, Achievers, made like work of the Castrol Strikers male unit. They claim the five set match in three sets, winning 25-12, 26-13 and 25-21. Achievers looked superior from the start as Castrol Strikers lacked tactics to triumph.
However, the Castrol Strikers females were not pleased with how the organisation of their final was managed. They believe that the match should have continued from where it was left off on Sunday night as they were initially told.
If not the runners up believe they should have been properly informed of the new procedures which is intact with the World Governing Body for Volleyball, Image result for world governing body for volleyball, the Fédération Internationale de Volleybal (FIVB).
On Sunday the final started and Castrol Strikers were up one set and trailing in the second. Unfortunately, there was a power outage at the Gymnasium and the final was rescheduled to Tuesday with both teams acknowledging they will replay the second set and go on to the third. However, after the organisers research FIVB rules a decision was made to replay the entire match.
President of GVF John Flores apologize on behalf of his federation, stating that henceforth there will be no such mistakes.
Flores said his aim for 2017 is to let it be known that volleyball is around. According to the President he is elated at the numbers of young participants and he encouraged the senior players to do the necessary to keep the juniors in the sport.