Sunday, 14 Jul 2024

Results from the Second 2016 Beach NORCECA Playoff

The recent NORCECA Playoff held in Hermosa Beach, California showcased some exciting performances by both men and women beach volleyball players. Taylor and Trevor Crabb emerged victorious in the men’s category, securing their second consecutive NORCECA Playoff win of the season. On the women’s side, Betsi Flint and Kelley Larsen claimed the top spot, marking their first win of the season.

Men’s Category

The Crabb brothers demonstrated their prowess by clinching the playoff victory once again. With a strong performance as the top seed, they defeated Ed Ratledge and Ty Loomis in the final with a score of 21-15, 21-18. This win builds upon their previous success on February 16th and extends their playoff streak to six-straight wins. Billy Kolinske and Ty Tramblie secured the third position in the tournament by defeating Avery Drost and Robart Page with a score of 21-19, 21-19.

Women’s Category

Flint and Larsen showcased their skills and determination, improving upon their third-place finish in the previous playoff. They claimed the championship title by defeating Geena Urango and Angela Bensend with a score of 21-18, 21-8 in the final match. Kelly Reeves and Allison McColloch, winners of the first NORCECA playoff, secured the third position this time around by defeating Amanda Dowdy and Emily Stockman with a score of 21-17, 23-21.

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Future NORCECA Events

As a result of their victories, Taylor and Trevor Crabb, along with Betsi Flint and Kelley Larsen, will have the privilege of choosing their preferred events from the upcoming NORCECA tour. These events include tournaments in Costa Rica (April 13-18), Cayman Islands (April 21-25), and Dominican Republic (April 28-May 2).


  • What is NORCECA?
    NORCECA stands for North, Central America and Caribbean Volleyball Confederation. It is the continental governing body for volleyball in these regions.

  • How many playoff tournaments are there in a season?
    There are multiple playoff tournaments held throughout the season, providing opportunities for players to showcase their skills and earn their spot in future events.

  • Can anyone participate in NORCECA tournaments?
    NORCECA tournaments are open to professional beach volleyball players from North, Central America, and the Caribbean. Players must meet the eligibility criteria to participate.


The second 2016 NORCECA Playoff in Hermosa Beach, California delivered exciting matches and outstanding performances. Taylor and Trevor Crabb dominated the men’s category, securing their second consecutive playoff win, while Betsi Flint and Kelley Larsen emerged victorious in the women’s category, claiming their first win of the season. Stay tuned for upcoming NORCECA events, where these exceptional athletes will continue to showcase their skills and compete for top honors.

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