Beach tournament draws hundreds

The 2015 Western Beach Volleyball Nationals have come to a close after three days of competition for gold in Parksville.

Action during the U18 gold medal match in the sand as the 2015 Western Beach Volleyball Nationals took place at Parksville Beach this past weekend. 85 teams competed across six divisions during the three day tournament.

The 2015 Western Beach Volleyball Nationals have come to a close after an entertaining three days that saw the best teams from Western Canada competing for gold in Parksville.

Battling it out across three age groups (U-14, U-16, U-18) there was plenty of action to check out across the 22 courts setup on Parksville Beach.

The sun was out for two of the three days, with the liquid sunshine making an appearance on Saturday morning . But that didn’t put a damper on the action, with nine teams going undefeated through the first two days.

The U-14 Girls (Tier 1) gold medal winners were the Kroontje/Thompson team (Alberta).

Winning gold in the U-14 Girls (Tier 2) was the Molnar/Yamaji team (from B.C.).

In the U-14 Boys (Tier 1) it was the Kim/Prinsloo (B.C.) team earning gold.

In a packed U-16 Girls division, which saw four tiers in the tournament, it was the Hart/Peat (Alberta) team capturing gold in Tier 1.

The Franklin/Yule team (B.C.) won gold in Tier 2, the Molnar/Bauer team (B.C.) took Tier 3 and the Greene/Behie (B.C.) team won in the fourth tier.

The Granley/Brennan team (Alberta) captured gold in the U-16 Boys division in an all Alberta final.

It was also an all Alberta final for the U-18 Girls, with the Furlan/Hemens team beating out the Lapins/Klassen team for the gold medal.

On the U-18 Boys side, the Saly/Vanderlinde team (Alberta) captured gold over the B.C. team of Montgomery/Faester.

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