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Guobyte Sisters Claim Gold

The VLY Beach Tour returned to action at a sun-drenched Bettystown Beach, and it was straight back to business for Zydre and Geidre Guobyte. The Gardians VC sisters are no stranger to success as the top two ranked pairs on the tour, but up until 0730am on the morning of the tournament they weren’t even in the line-up. A late withdrawal dragged them off the reserve list and they made the most of the opportunity overcoming Miriam Gormally and Kama Teterycz in the final 2-0. (


Lucia Barbato and Giulia Fagiani claimed bronze with a hard fought battle with Marie-Claire Sabogal and Simina Custura.


In the Men’s section Petr Piecek and Janush Stolarek claimed the 60 ranking pts after Jeff Scott and Andy Fleming withdrew with injury. Antanas Capskis and Adrian Margol took 3rd defeating Felipe Viana and Edgaras Valavicius.


12 teams battled it out in each of the 1* competitions with Tallaght Rockets duo of Mazonni and Fossati beating Gardians’ Pawel Waskiewicz and Ryzgard Kamola 2-0. Whilst Aleksans and Bancquart beat the young Carrick crows duo of Mark Bumatay and Nedas Lubickas.


Gold went to Balbriggan in the Women’s 1* with Scutaru and Carranco beating Santry’s O Conluain and Oliveira. Santry were on the podium a second time when Dikol and Aseniero beat Suarez and Galvez.

For the full results check out the tournament website here.