Trinidad and Tobago ready for beach handball

10 Jul. 2019

Trinidad and Tobago ready for beach handball

The first-ever edition of the North American and the Caribbean (NAC) Beach Handball Championship gets underway in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago tomorrow morning (Thursday 11 July) with an opening ceremony set for 18:00hrs (local time).

The championship, for both men and women, lasts for four match days, before finishing on Sunday 14 July with the finals.

Barbados, Dominica, Haiti, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Saint Kitts and Nevis, United States of America (USA) and host nation Trinidad and Tobago (TTO) are represented in both the men’s and women’s competitions, while Dominican Republic (DOM) have entered a men’s team.

All games will be played at the Chaguanas Sand Court Facility in Trinidad, with three referee couples from Argentina, Colombia and USA.

Following the draw at the IHF Office last month both the men’s and women’s competitions are split into two preliminary groups each, with all eight women’s teams going into the quarter-finals, semi-finals and the final matches.

In the men’s competition, the top two teams in each preliminary group go directly through to the semi-finals, before the final.

The winners of both the men’s and women’s competitions qualify directly through to the 2019 ANOC World Beach Games in Qatar in October, while the teams ranked first and second qualify for the 2020 IHF Men’s and Women’s Beach Handball World Championships, set to take place in Italy.

(All times local)

Men’s Preliminary Groups
Group A: United States of America (USA), Trinidad and Tobago (TTO), Barbados (BAR), Dominica (DMA), Haiti (HAI)
Group B: Mexico (MEX), Puerto Rico (PUR), Dominican Republic (DOM), Saint Kitts and Nevis (SKN)

Women’s Preliminary Groups

Thursday 11 July/Day 1

Men’s Competition
10:30    USA vs BAR, DMA vs HAI
12:10    MEX vs DOM, PUR vs SKN
15:30    TTO vs BAR, HAI vs USA
16:20    SKN vs MEX
19:00    TTO vs USA

Women’s Competition
11:20    BAR vs TTO, USA vs SKN
13:00    PUR vs DMA, MEX vs HAI
16:20    SKN vs BAR
17:10    TTO vs USA

Friday 12 July/Day 2

Men’s Competition
10:30    USA vs TTO, BAR vs HAI
12:10    DOM vs PUR
13:00    DMA vs USA
16:20    MEX vs PUR
17:10    DOM vs SKN, BAR vs DMA
19:00    HAI vs TTO

Women’s Competition
11:20    HAI vs PUR, DMA vs MEX
12:10    USA vs BAR
15:30    MEX vs PUR, HAI vs DMA    
18:00    SKN vs TTO

Saturday 13 July/Day 3

Men’s Competition
11:40    7-9 Placement Round
12:30    5-6 Placement Round
17:00    Semi-final 1
18:00    Semi-final 2

Women’s Competition
10:00    Quarter-final 1
10:50    Quarter-final 2
11:40    Quarter-final 3
12:30    Quarter-final 4
17:00    5-8 Placement Round
18:00    5-8 Placement Round

Sunday 14 July/Day 4

Men’s Competition
10:50    7-9 Placement Round
12:30    5-6 Placement Match
16:50    3/4 Placement/Bronze Medal Match
18:30    Final

Women’s Competition
10:00    Semi-final 1, 7/8 Placement Match
10:50    Semi-final 2
11:40    5/6 Placement Match
16:00    3/4 Placement/Bronze Medal Match
17:40    Final